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For too long, men have been told that it’s not manly to care for your grooming needs. I’m here to tell you they’re wrong. The burst of men’s companies hitting the market to create and fill the grooming void has been overwhelming over the past couple of years, which means there are more options than ever when it comes to taking care of yourself. That’s why I wanted to take the time to put together a list of the 15 best men’s grooming gifts so you can treat yourself or someone you care about to the gift of self-care.
It’s not just going out for a nice haircut or a pedicure when it comes to male grooming. I’m talking about changing the game; I’m talking about focusing on the whole body. Hair. Beard. Body wash. Pubes. Yes, even your nether-regions deserve a little grooming love too.
But with so many options, it’s easy to fall into the trap of not knowing which companies and brands are the best. Our list of the 15 best men’s grooming gifts delves deep and has chosen some of our favorite shampoos, conditioners, face masks, and more. And all of these have been designed and created with men in mind, which means you can experience a tailored experience for your daily self-care routine.
1. Woody’s Daily Shampoo
Let’s start our list of the best men’s grooming gifts at the top of the head with a good shampoo. I recommend Woody’s Daily Shampoo, a simple no-frills shampoo that can be used every day (although some folks have suggested an every-other-day schedule to make sure you don’t damage your hair). Woody’s Daily Shampoo will make your hair smell like a minty-grapefruit but isn’t strong enough to be distracting. You’re going to want a shampoo that will make your hair feel clean, clean up dandruff, and most importantly, liven it up for post-shower styling. That’s why I recommend Woody’s Daily Shampoo as your go-to shower shampoo.
2. Hawkins & Brimble Conditioner
I know what you’re thinking, why do I need shampoo and conditioner when I can just buy them both at once. You love your cuticles, right? Well, a 2-1 shampoo and conditioner will likely damage your hair follicles, which is why we added Hawkins & Brimble Conditioner to the best men’s grooming gifts. Unlike other brands, Hawkins & Brimble utilize coconut oil for smooth and shiny hair. Coconut oil penetrates into the hair fiber, making sure your hair stays healthy and robust for a long time. Never underestimate the importance of high-quality shampoo and conditioner, and with Hawkins & Brimble, you’re treating yourself to a barber-quality wash every time you shower.
3. Uppercut Deluxe Pomade
Every man needs a good pomade in their grooming arsenal, and I suggest giving Uppercut Deluxe Pomade a shot. The only pomade to make our best men’s grooming gifts list, Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is strong enough for men who love more difficult, classic hairstyles. We’re talking Dudes with slick backs, high pompadours, and side-parts. The best part about Uppercut Deluxe Pomade is that it stays strong all day long, but it doesn’t make your hair look overly stiff. Because it’s water-soluble, this pomade easily washes out in the shower.
4. American Crew Styling Cream
I love American Crew Styling Cream. This product is one I’ve used for over half a decade by this point, and believe me when I tell you that once you start using American Crew, it’ll be challenging to go back to any other hair gel. If you’re like me and pomades aren’t quite your style, then this matte styling cream is the answer. One of the best men’s grooming gifts, but one of the best hair products in general, American Crew has been formulated with Panthenol, which strengthens and increases your hair’s health.
5. Kiehl’s Energizing Facial Fuel
One of two face scrubs to make our best men’s grooming gifts list, Kiehl’s Energizing Facial Fuel is efficient, refreshing, and comforting, perfect for men with sensitive or coarse skin. Made from apricot kernels, Kiehl’s Energizing Facial Fuel is just that: fuel that pushes out dead skin, dirt, and oil. Our skin can sometimes be challenging to tame. Still, this facial scrub does the job of making your face feel cleaner, healthier, and softer after just a couple of uses.
6. Rugged and Dapper Face Wash
The other face wash I wanted to put on the list of the best men’s grooming gifts is Rugged and Dapper Face Wash. This daily power scrub nourishes rid of dirt and grime. Still, it is gentle enough that you can use it every day without having to worry about damaging your skin from overuse. Made from natural ingredients, Rugged and Dapper was developed with the modern man in mind meaning they understand the importance of healthy skin and washing your face at least once a day. Rugged and Dapper Face Wash is the perfect 30-second wash tool to fit into any grooming routine.
7. Beau Brummel Charcoal Face Mask
Women have been bragging about face masks forever; now it’s our turn to give them a shot. Enter the Beau Brummel Charcoal Face Mask, designed specifically with men’s skin in mind. Try one of these face masks and prepare to feel cleaner, more confident, and ready to take on the world. Seriously, Beau Brummel has raised the bar when it comes to men’s skin-care routines. Use it weekly, and you can avoid those pesky wrinkles and watch how it removes excess dirt and oil from your skin. One of the best men’s grooming gifts you can give to yourself is a relaxing evening at home, binge-watching the Fast and the Furious series, with a Beau Brummel Charcoal Face Mask. Try it and watch the difference.
Make sure you check out our review of the Beau Brummel Face Mask as well for more information.
8. Every Man Jack Beard Butter
You might be asking yourself, what’s the difference between beard oil and beard butter? Beard butter is a beard styling product, which means if you want to shape and texture, go with the butter over the oil. For the best men’s grooming gifts list, Dudefluencer suggests trying Every Man Jack Beard Butter. This beard butter rejuvenates and styles beards that are too unruly to be kept by traditional means. Add in the hint of vanilla fragrance, and you have one of the best all-around beard products available. My philosophy is to give beard butter and beard oil a shot, decide which one works better, and go from there. And if you’re picking up your first beard butter, then you can’t go wrong with Every Man Jack Beard Butter.
9. Honest Amish Beard Oil
If you haven’t checked out our article about the best beard oils for 2021 yet, I recommend checking that out when you’re done. Over there, we reviewed 16 different beard oils, each with their own strengths, and came away loving Honest Amish Beard Oil. Made from the highest quality (and most unique) ingredients, Honest Amish makes sure to keep your beard soft, and more importantly, the skin underneath moisturized. Add in the vanilla-cedar scent. Honest Amish Beard Oil is a great grooming gift idea.
10. Bevel Beard Trimmer
The best luxury beard trimmer on our list of the best beard trimmers for 2021 goes to the Bevel Trimmer. Don’t let its sleek design fool you. This beard trimmer is built to last for a long time, no matter how tough your beard thinks it is. Featuring an antimicrobial coating on the trimmer blades, you won’t have to worry about heavy-duty cleaning or taking it apart. While the price is high, understand that you’re treating yourself to one of the highest quality beard trimmers on the market. There’s a reason why the best barbers in the world rely on the Bevel Trimmer to keep Dudes looking fresh and clean all year round.
11. Gillette Heated Razor Kit
Maybe you don’t have a beard, or you like to keep a close shave. That’s fine too because our best men’s grooming gifts list presents to you the Gillette Heated Razor Kit. Have you ever gotten a warm shave from your barber? Now you can do it from the comfort of your own bathroom with this heated razor. Four heat sensors distribute the heat evenly across so your skin will feel a warm, soothing sensation across your skin as you shave. Simply put, you can get the best of a warm towel shave every single time you shave.
12. Art of Shaving Lavender Shaving Cream
One of the earliest self-care purchases I splurged on came from the Art of Shaving: a waterproof body razor and a container of their lavender shaving cream. Needless to say, I was immediately hooked as the shaving cream blew the store-bought stuff away. Unlike gels and other shaving creams, the Art of Shaving Lavender Shaving Cream lathers on smoothly while also hydrating and softening your beard hair. Add in a touch of lavender scent, and you’ve got one heck of a shaving experience ahead of you. They also have a fragrance free model just as good, but without all the fresh scent attached.
13. Dr. Squatch Grapefruit IPA Bar Soap
I’ve seen many companies advertise adding beer into their products. Still, it wasn’t until I came across Dr. Squatch Grapefruit IPA Bar Soap that I became a believer in the process. No harsh chemicals, this citrus, and hops smelling bar soap keeps your skin safe and nourished throughout its use. One of the secret benefits of this bar soap is that it can leave a lingering citrus scent in the bathroom. Ditch traditional bar soaps and go with the best men’s grooming gift option, Dr. Squatch Grapefruit IPA.
14. Method Men Body Wash
For those Dudes who’d instead use body wash than bar soap, pick up some Method Men Body Wash if you’re ready for a full-body cleanse made from plant-based cleansers. Available in a variety of different fragrances, Method Men Body Wash is another plant-based cleanser designed for folks who don’t want any unnecessary chemicals in their soap. Plus, the entire container is made from recycled packaging. So if you love smelling good, being clean, and helping the environment, then look no further than one of the best men’s grooming gift options this year: Method Men Body Wash.
15. Manscaped Lawn Mower 3.0
Once you try the Manscaped Lawn Mower 3.0, you’ll forever wonder where it’s been all of your life. Don’t let a little hair down there turn into a wild jungle. Use the Manscaped Lawn Mower 3.0 to trim and clean up all of those messy pubic hairs. No shaving cream needed, and the entire trimmer is waterproof, which means you can absolutely use it in the shower. The best part, you don’t have to worry about painful snips and scratches as the Lawn Mower 3.0’s blade is designed for safety first.
Men, it’s time to take our grooming seriously. Pick up a couple of the items on our list of the best men’s grooming gifts, and you’ll see how much more energized, confident, and clean all day long.