Choosing the perfect holiday gift for your guy can be a tricky endeavour—most men favour a rare combination of thoughtful and practical. Which is why grooming products so often manage to strike the right balance: A suite of skin softening creams, for example, or a whimsically nostalgic cologne is something he’ll rely on (and enjoy) every day. From a supercharged cleanser to a minimalistic-yet-luxe travel case, here are a dozen gifts that will make him feel—and look—like the gentleman he is.
1) Biotherm Force Supreme Youth Architect Serum, $71 and Anti-Aging Lotion, $48.
Give the gift of glow with Canada’s top skin care brand for men. Biotherm’s bestselling anti-agers can be used anyone and from any age and best of all, are known to instantly enliven the skin with superhero results.
2) Prada Luna Rossa Sport eau de toilette, $98.
Nothing says masculine maintenance quite like a sporty scent. Prada is bottling the experience of sailing out on the high seas with its eau de toilette spray—a vibrant blend of lavender, ginger and juniper berries crashing through rich tobacco notes of tonka and vanilla.
3) Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Holiday Set, $109.
Just in time for the holidays, the Florence design house’s popular fragrance is now newly packaged with accompanying shower gel and aftershave balm. Molto bene!
4) Clarins Men Hydration Collection, $38.
Even the most low-maintenance of men will appreciate a travel case sleek and streamlined enough to hold his every day essentials: Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm, Active Face Wash, Shampoo and Shower gel.
5) Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male eau de toilette, $103.
For the bad boy in your life, the original ‘Enfant Terrible’ has an audacious new scent infused with hints of mint, lavender and vanilla.
6) Clarisonic Alpha Fit Sonic Cleansing, $229.
Help him put his best face forward with Clarisonic’s Alpha Fit, a power-cleansing gadget specially engineered for men’s skin.