By: Sydne Summer
Shopping for men can be harder than finding the perfect pair of jeans. There are only so many ties you can give him every year. Plus, you want your gifts to be thoughtful. A big trend right now is the male version of a spa day: boutique shaving shops. But not every man will end up using a gift certificate for a fancy shave. So instead, try creating your own basket to help him get that luxurious shave at home. Here is a step-by-step guide for building the perfect do-it-yourself shaving set:
1. Shaving Cream
Start off your holiday kit with shaving cream. It’s budget-friendly and always necessary.
2. Exfoliation Scrub
Most men don’t buy exfoliation products for themselves. But a good exfoliator opens pores and helps deliver that perfect shave. Maybe if it’s in his medicine cabinet, he’ll start to use it!
3. Monogrammed Towel
For a thoughtful touch, look for a personalized towel set. You can order monogrammed towels online. For a less expensive option, simply buy towels pre-printed with the first initial of his name.
4. Styptic Pen
It may not be sexy, but a styptic pen is a man’s best friend. The antiseptic is a miracle when it comes to nicks and cuts. It also helps with shaving irritation. If he hasn’t tried one yet, he’ll thank you for his new go-to.
5. Travel Bag
Whether he’s traveling for work or heading to the gym, a travel bag makes a great gift for the special man in your life. Write a sweet little note, fold it up and put it inside the bag. It adds a personal touch and when he opens it for the first time, he’ll be pleasantly surprised all over again.
If you’re pressed for time, you can always pick up a pre-packaged gift. Pop into your local drug store and pick up an Old Spice gift set. The essentials are already included so all you have to do is wrap it, put it in his stocking and watch him smile.
As the founder and editor-in-chief of SydneStyle, Sydne connects with her readers through her inspirational yet achievable style while providing how-to solutions, trend spotting and styling advice. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her very chic rescue dog, Bunny.