Let's face it... some guys can be picky and are not open to trying new stuff. You probably can't even keep track of what else is missing from their collection of console games, and to ask would ruin the surprise. Here is a compiled list of the best grooming and skincare products put together by the top men's magazines in the country. While they may not make the most exciting gifts, these picks are surefire hits that the men in your life will look forward to using.
Grooming Lounge "Quid Pro Quo" Kit
Rolling Stone recommends this grooming kit from the DC-based Grooming Lounge. Grooming Lounge is a DC institution that services some of the nation's most powerful political figures, lobbyists, and lawyers. The set includes what they consider necessities like the Super Powder, Greatest Pits Deodorant, Jack Black Eye Balm and Depuffing Gel, Tweezerman Essential Manicure Kit, and the cheeky addition of a Pocket Constitution.
Braun Series 9 Electric Razor
Rolling Stone also suggests the new Series 9 Electric Razor from German powerhouse Braun. Featuring Two titanium blades, two ultra-thin OptiFoils, and a protective skin guard, this promises a closer and smoother shave with next to zero nicks. It's rechargeable, waterproof and the set includes the razor, charging dock, cleaning brush, and storage case.
BRWN & CO. Peppermint Leaf Face, Beard and Body Wash
For your low-maintenance and always on the go friend, he'll enjoy this fuss-free liquid castile soap that's formulated for face and body use. Castile soap also deeply cleanses without over-drying skin, perfect for the coming winter. There are also the Minted Sage Face, Beard and Body Wash, and an unscented variant.
Soap Distillery Bar Soaps
Make showers more interesting with these utterly unique handmade soaps formulated with olive, sunflower, and essential oils made in small batches. Some of their one-of-a-kind soap bars are Beer + Cigarettes, Bourbon, Negroni, Tequila Shot, Gin, Limoncello, Absinthe, and Honey Whiskey. Fun and functional!
Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum
Suppose you want to veer away from mainstream favorites like Hugo Boss, Tom Ford, and the like. In that case, Cosmopolitan recommends Le Labo's Santal 33 with its notes of cardamom, iris, violet, Australian sandalwood, and cedarwood. Other wintery scents include Labdanum 18, Vetiver 46, and Patchouli 24.
Scotch Porter Superior Hair Collection
For those whose hair is their pride and joy, gift them with this haircare set that includes the Hydrating Hair Wash, Nourish and Repair Hair Conditioner, Moisture Rich Leave-In Hair, Smoothing Hair Balm, and Smooth and Shine Hair Serum. This set is good for two to three months and is scented with eucalyptus, lemon, bergamot, and cardamom as the top notes.
Beard King Beard Bib
Shark Tank addicts will be familiar with this. While it may look like a gag gift, it's a very useful tool for those into heavy beards. The end of the Beard Bib sticks to a mirror's surface and catches everything that is being shaved off, saving one from blocking the sink drain and cleaning the floor.
BONUS: Project Rock UA SPORTSMASK
Under Armour created this washable face mask for safe, outdoor workouts, and athletes consider it as one of the best. The outer layer is water-resistant, while the interior is lined with an antimicrobial treatment. The mask also features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's trademark bull logo. While not exactly part of the grooming routine, mask-wearing is part of the new-normal, and every guy will appreciate something like this.