Metro Gift Guide 2019: Grooming Gift Ideas For The Men In Your Life
Because men need to practice self-care too!
Though the men in our lives—dads, husbands, sons, and boyfriends—rarely express wanting gifts, there’s always got to be something out there to make them feel good and appreciated this festive season. After all, they deserve to be treated and feel pampered every once in a while as well.
Men are becoming more open to stocking their shelves with grooming picks these days, indulging in spa and massage treatments, a stylish barber shop experience, and even the occasional makeup. Ahead, our picks of gift ideas you can give the men in your life:
K Dolce & Gabbana
Made specifically for today's modern man, K by Dolce & Gabanna celebrates a new era of masculinity. Made for the man who takes charge, and the man who dictates his own destiny, the new fragrance celebrates a man in his element.
The scent is ruled by zesty citruses, sparkling blood orange and pressed Sicilian lemon—both of which are meant to invigorate. It is then tinged with the fresh bite of juniper berry and warmed by amber accents of calming sage. Expect to sniff some crisp geranium and restorative lavandin, too. Spicy pimiento essence, sensual cedarwood merging with earthy vetiver, and patchouli round out this fragrance fit for a modern-day king. Buy it here.
- Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit
Give the gift of glowing skin with the Kiehl's Men's Starter Kit. It's the ultimate grooming set for any newbie. Run him through the basic cleanse, exfoliate, shave, and moisturize steps to help him build better skin habits in the new year to come. The limited-edition set comes in a nice gift box too, so you don't have to worry about wrapping woes! Available at Greenbelt 5, and Power Plant Mall. Follow them on Instagram @kiehlsphilippines for updates.
blk Cosmetics Universal Skin Tint Sun Shield
Makeup for men—yes, it's a thing! blk Cosmetics came out with their first ever inclusive line of makeup products earlier this year, and to this day, we still can't get enough! If your man has issues with uneven skin tone and is open to trying makeup to help refine his skin, this pick is a great one to try. It has SPF 30, and comes in four shades. Buy it here.
The Body Shop Gent's Energising Skincare Kit
Good things come in small packages they say, but we say they come in a cool cork pouch like this limited-edition kit by The Body Shop! This energizing duo of cleanser & moisturizer ensures a no-fuss routine for the men in your life, to keep him fresh and clean any time of day. Available at The Body Shop branches
Diptyque Eau de Minthé
Men probably have at least one go-to fragrance in their lifetime, and as creatures of habit, they tend to keep going back to the same scent year after year. Maybe it's time to switch things up, and all he needs is a nudge from you! While you're at it, why not have him try Diptyque's new Eau de Minthé fragrance—a modern yet familiar scent that's reminiscent of barbershop scents and freshness.
Mint is obviously the key ingredient, added to other traditional ones like geranium and patchouli. Rose oxide was added as another modern "olfactory accident." When asked what type of person would love the scent, Diptyque Creative Director Myriam Badault shares, "From what I experienced in sharing the fragrance with people around me, it seems that men love the scent, but what they like in the scent depends on their age and culture! Freshness, trail, modernity, depth, cleanliness..." Buy it here.
- GilletteLabs Heated Razor Kit
One of the coolest gifts to give a guy this season is Gillette’s heated razor that can give him that barbershop shave in the comfort of their own home. It delivers the warmth and sensation of a hot towel shave at the push of a button. Available at Watson's
- Dior Sauvage Cologne
Formulated by Dior perfumer Francoise Demachy, this cologne is one of the year's bestsellers in the men's fragrance department. It smells like a relaxing vacation in a bottle—perfect for this time of the year! Top notes include bergamot and spicy mandarin, with a heart of Sri Lankan sandalwood, and a base of tonka and frankincense. Available at Rustan's
Clinique Happy for Him set
The set includes a cool, crisp cologne plus grooming essentials perfect for the special man in your life. The grooming essentials include a face scrub and body and hair wash, pretty suited for the jet set guys out there. Located at Power Plant Mall, SM Aura Premier. Follow them on Instagram @cliniqueph.
Benetton United Dreams
This scent launched together with its 'for her' counterpart aims to inspire people everywhere to believe in the extraordinary power of dreams to change the world. The Benetton United Dreams fragrance is filled with positive energy, optimism, and passion. For the lovers out there, the fragrance invites you to demonstrate the ultimate expression of love—a kiss.
The 'him' fragrance is classified as 'Woody Spicy' and has bergamot, tangerine, black pepper, and juniper as top notes, followed by lavender, geranium, thyme, watery accord as the heart, and bottom notes of cedarwood, tonka bean, amber, and moss. Available at SM Beauty
- Pure Texture Molding Paste & Clean Up Daily Shampoo by TIGI Bed Head
There are a variety of options of molding paste for men’s hair in the market nowadays, but a very few can compete with this one. It’s a versatile cream-to-paste fusion formulated with beeswax, which helps style definition, hold and control. Suited for the man who's particular about he styles his hair on the daily. Available at hairmnl.com