Boys are probably the hardest to shop for UNLESS they’ve said that they specifically want something. At Christmas, I usually take it as the time of year to restock their bro-beauty because the men in my life generally aren’t willing to do it themselves.
Here’s my top picks of Beauty Buys for Beasts
According to every male I’ve spoken to that’s used this, Coal Face gives them the good clean feel and is good for break outs without smelling like flowers(?!)
This shaving cream is really great for dudes who have quite a hard time with irritated skin after shaving. It contains moisturizers and helps to soften and condition the beard.
This is a great gift for gents who aren’t always sure if they need something (ie, my boyfriend waited for me to get to London after he’d been living there for 5 months to get him body lotion) It’s got some handy lifestyle and grooming bits for your gent to try.
I have a strong love towards Nuxe. Their products have an amazing quality and are cruelty free. Their mens range have some wonderful proudcts but this Multi-Purpose Moisturizer is mattifying and cooling on the skin.
For the more athletic gent, warming rubs are a great way to get rid of any potential aches and pains. Bee Natural Warm Muscle Rub contains ginger (known for stimulating blood capillaries and bringing warmth), sweet marjoram to soothe aching muscles, and lavender a natural antiseptic with calming and soothing properties.
Beard Oil is a must have for bearded gents. We tend to forget that underneath that lovely scruff is face and the skin underneath needs some love as well as the hair itself. I think all dapper bearded gents should pride their beards and look after it to keep it healthy, shiny and nourished. The Bonafide Beard Oil contains hemp oil, argan oil with an orange and sandlewood scent.
Perfect for someone who travels a lot. It is both sleek and classic looking.
Interesting fact: Issey Miyake started his career off as a graphic designer and still is very involved in the way in which his products are presented in adverts, packaging design and even the way in which it’s put together. With his eye for detail this fragrance is a fresh citrus scent with juniper, ginger, pink pepper and lavendar. The base notes are woodier with sandlewood, amber and patchouli. Hmmm.
The original Hugo Boss was a great entry level male fragrance. The Bottled Night ups the ante a lot, like the older sexier brother. The top notes include birch leaves, lavender, lemon leaves while the base notes flirt with sandalwood, vanilla and amarelo. The heart of scent is cardamom, jasmine and violet.
When I think about Tom Ford fragrances I tend to get a little fan-girly. There actually isn’t one that I don’t love- both the male, female and unisex range. In my eyes the male can do no wrong. But while some may think his fragrances can be quite intense, the Grey Vetiver is masculine, strong and sophisticated. It has a fresh, warm scent with lots of vetiver, grapefruit and sage which dries down to amber wood scent with a bit of smokiness.
So there’s my top Beauty gifts for Beasts this year because boys like a good spot of pampering too. If you have a chance, I suggest you follow brosbeingbasic on Instagram it’s been giving me some great giggles over the last couple weeks despite some of the backlash has received. It’s also where I found the cover photo for this post.
Happy shopping and beautifying the beast(s) in your life