Ultimate Gift Guide 2021: Grooming Gifts For The Men In Your Life
Shower your husband, dad, brother, or bestie with these carefully curated gift ideas!
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! In just a few short weeks, we'll be in the thick of the holiday season, and we'll be deep in merrymaking with friends and family, though partly still virtually. Nothing can stop us from celebrating the holidays, and nothing can stop us from expressing our love for people in our lives, hence the tradition of gift-giving.
Welcome to the METRO Ultimate Gift Guide 2021, where we share with you curated gift guides for the special people in your life. This edition focuses on the special men in your life—from your husband, your dad, brother, and besties. We rounded up our best grooming picks, from skincare to hair care, so you can conveniently order them online and have them delivered to your door! Happy gift shopping!
For exhausted eyes:
All the screen time we've had over the course of the quarantine has left our skin looking sallow and our eyes exhausted. Give the men a little R&R for their peepers with this hydrating, cooling pack of eye patches he can simply pop in his refrigerator and use whenever he needs an eye refresher!
For deep detoxing:
Just because they're men doesn't mean they're exempted from deep cleansing. If they're the types to not cleanse often, and are exposed to environmental stressors, they need this even more. This power duo from The Body Shop enables him to deep cleanse, and do a deep detox while he's at it, even if it's just once or twice a week!
For skincare newbies:
Most men can't be bothered by an elaborate skincare routine, that's why most of them skip it altogether. Encourage him to get started on tending to his skin, especially as he ages, to help him age gracefully. This starter kit from Clinique makes it easy peasy to get in on the skincare game!
For on-the-go gents:
Like I said, most men do not like a ton of products. This pocket-friendly pick is a great gift idea for the busy gents who want to be in and out of the shower in the morning—it's a two in one product that already nourishes and cleanses the body, while doubling as a shampoo product too. Genius!
For fragrance aficionados:
We've always loved picks from local brand Scentsmith, and this perfume for the men is no different. Each fragrance is carefully formulated to please the discerning men in your life—with a variety of scents to choose from. We love its signature brown bottle and the compact size, making it easy to bring anywhere!
For the skincare enthusiast:
Is he already a skincare expert? Gift him with a pick that will upgrade his kit even further—with a power-packed serum that enhances his routine! This pick from Origins boasts of anti-aging properties, perfect for the entire face and neck. Key ingredients include peptides, hyaluronic acid, and Anogeissus—youth-boosting ingredients that reduce the look of pores, wrinkles, and increases firmness.
For the anti-ager:
If you're specifically looking for an anti-aging skincare regimen for starters, Mario Badescu offers a pretty good deal. At just P2,150, get a complete range that your man can easily get into: cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask, and eye cream—the basics of an effective skincare routine!
For the skinimalist:
Kiehl's is always a skincare favorite, and a gift idea go-to, for their carefully curated sets that target specific concerns. The Facial Fuel gift set doesn't just come in pretty holiday packaging, it also offers the men in your life reliable grooming picks in great sizes that will last him for months. This particular line was made to inject energy and rejuvenation into his skin.
For the man who loves makeup:
Who says men are forbidden from wearing makeup? We support him if he uses them to enhance his God-given features! We love Shiseido's special brow product specifically made for men—a two-in-one pencil and brow setter product that will be his brows' new BFF.
For the hair health fan:
If hair thinning is a concern, trust the experts to help out! L'Oreal Paris' bestselling Serioxyl line of hair products specialize in coming to hair's rescue when they start thinning out. This particular bundle is great because it features a special shampoo and denser serum that work hand-in-hand to help your scalp get healthier and avoid further thinning.
For the hair-styler:
Is your man particular about what products he uses on his hair? We don't blame him! If he's fond of styling his hair, give him the gift of an Aveda Grooming Cream that offers an easy to manipulate formula and a natural finish. It's not just a cream though—it also offers conditioning properties to make sure hair is cared for while being styled.
For the adventure seeker:
Dubbed as a fragrance for lovers of the outdoors, it's an elegant masculine fragrance that features lavender as its top note, Madagascar cinnamon as the heart note, and fir balsam as the base note. Also available in 50ml.