With a whole lot of last minute panicky stuff going off all around you, the run up to Christmas can be stressful enough without the added pressure of trying to find something for the guy who, on the face of it, seems to have everything. Christmas provides the perfect training field to introduce the men of your world to something new, something indulgent, something that they wouldn’t usually open their own wallet for.
Let me tell you what it is he needs but would never ask for…
Most guys have absolutely no idea how to take care of their skin. They will roll their eyes at the prospect of fossicking about with the complicated alchemy of skincare rituals that our mothers, sisters, girlfriends and wives go through.
Girls, get your man exfoliating. You don’t need to take him for a full body Moroccan hammam, a basic facial exfoliator is a must to get rid of all that lifeless skin. And my bet is he isn’t doing it. Triumph & Disaster’s Rock & Roll Face Scrub is an absolute winner. Looks manly, smells manly, gets the job done. Perfect for manly men who do manly things.
As nice an idea as letting your natural pheromones do their thing is, alcohol-free deodorants are a go-to item for men on the go. They won’t block the skin’s pores, so the body sweats naturally, minus the smell. It’s a win-win for all involved.
There is a stigma that stocking fillers are a little silly, but they are actually a great way to sneak in some quality grooming products, and other little accessories. Here is the OneMan tool kit, from the good people at Baxters, a classic and one of the hottest mancare brands in California with those who set the style.
Baxters Under Eye Complex
Advanced anti-ageing men’s eye cream designed to nourish, repair and protect.
Baxters SPF 15 Daily Moisturiser
Oil-free moisturiser with broad spectrum SPF 15 to protect your face, neck and scalp from harmful UVA/UVB rays and sun damage.
Have a good one and remember, it’s a fine line between indulgence and overindulgence, but hey, it is Christmas.
Words – Max Dawson of OneMan
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