the christmas gift guide: for him

Cornerstone Shaving Gift Set – £30

Christophe Robin  Purifying Finishing Lotion – £36

Johnson & Boswell Rollerball Silver Plated Pen – £90

Beano Mug – £8.95

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – £36

Teapigs Earl Grey Strong – £9.95

Lush Bubbly Shower Gel – £9.95

Foreo Luna Mini 2 in Midnight – £119

I’m clueless when it comes to men so I won’t pretend I know what in the world they’d be after for Christmas, but I’ve given it my best shot. Perhaps the ultimate of all safe bets is the Cornerstone Shaving Gift Set. It includes everything a man could need to ensure his skin is left feeling soft and smooth, and most importantly is set at a really reasonable price point (hello free shipping!). 

Talking of keeping skin looking its best, I always find myself pushing skincare onto any man nearby and pimping out brands such as Kiehl’s, Aveda and Dermalogica. Male or female, a skincare routine should be just as essential for one as it is the other. Which leads me onto the priciest gift idea in this post, the Foreo Luna Mini 2. If you’re sticking to a more sensible budget for your other half this Christmas, then look away now. To the big spenders of you all, the Foreo has countless benefits such as deep cleansing, brightening skin and prepping skin for a closer shave. It’s a device guaranteed to leave him wondering how he ever coped without it. 

If your gift recipient is on the lazy side when it comes to haircare (aren’t they all?), check out the Purifying Finishing Lotion from Christophe Robin which works as a lightweight dry shampoo and also rids hair of product buildup and dandruff. 

Drifting away from the grooming theme and onto lifestyle, I absolutely adore this silver plated pen from Thomas Lyte. For someone who writes daily, or works in an office, a high quality pen would make the perfect gift and is guaranteed to be something completely unexpected. The pen comes in a beautiful wooden box and is far superior to any you’ve pinched from a hotel that’s half dried out of ink. 

A couple of smaller gifts that would make for great stocking fillers would be a box of tea from Teapigs, a beano mug, or perhaps a Lush shower gel. My best advice is to look at gifts that you’d like for yourself and then try to find the manly version of that gift.