We've Found 8 Great Christmas Gifts for Men That Aren't Socks (or Jocks)

When it comes to buying gifts for guys, the key is to buy them something they probably wouldn’t buy themselves.

That means ditching the socks and jocks, and gifting them something they’ll actually like. 

If you find yourself constantly sharing your skin care with your partner, why not update their self care routine with the best grooming products we have to offer?

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From stocking stuffers, to luxe gift sets that will make him feel special, these gift ideas for men will land you with some great options this Christmas that are far from being boring. 

So, maybe some of us aren’t going anywhere soon, but the gift of hope is one of the best gifts we can give. The Aesop Arrival Travel Kit contains four of Aesop’s most popular formulas, which give you an all round cleanse you truly need while traveling. Travel gifts for men are perfect for that guy on-the-go, or an ideal way to give him an opportunity to trial new products. This is the kind of Christamas gift you’ll love to give, as much as you’d love to get.

A skin care set for a clear complexion
A skin care set for a clear complexion

This year, consider jumpstarting his skin care routine with a Christmas gift pack for men from one of your favourite cosmeceutical brands. The asap b + dna renewal treatment contains two iconic asap products, designed to clear the skin and keep it looking youthful and radiant. The asap super b complex contains Niacinamide, Hyaluronic acid and potent antioxidants to boost the skin’s moisture levels and reduce inflammation. The asap dna renewel treatment is a peptide serum that keeps the skin looking smooth and radiant. Together they’re a powerful anti ageing duo, that work in tandem to promote a hydrated, clear complexion you know he’ll love.

As special gift for that special someone

If you’re feeling sentimental this year and looking for a gift for someone a little hard to buy for, why not try a men’s perfume gift set? Scent evokes memory, and is one of those expensive gifts for men that also feels personal and thoughtful. The Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme EDT Gift Set comes with a L’Homme Eau de Toilette, L’Homme Shower Gel and a L’Homme After Shave Balm. All three are scented with sensual woods, musks with top notes of zingy citruses. Don’t discount designer gifts for men, that YSL label will have him feeling sophisticated and fabulous in no time.

As special gift for that special someone

One of the best gifts you can give someone is something that they use all the time, that maybe just needs a little update. We love practical purchases and one of our favourites is the Nära Shaving Starter Kit -Matte Black. This little kit comes with a sleek safety razor in matte black, a fresh shave oil in citrus, a shaver blade bank, 10 extra blades and a nifty travel bag. Needless to say, this is the perfect kit for someone whose grooming routine needs a bit of a do over. Plus, its environmentally friendly and extra luxe.

If you’re looking for a stocking stuffer or Secret Santa gifts for men, the La Roche-Posay Acne Prone Skin Kit is one of those perfect gifts for men under $100. Incredible for skin prone to acne and breakouts, this pack comes with the famous Effaclar Foaming Gel, the Effaclar Duo (+) Acne Moisturiser plus Anthelios XL Anti-Shine Dry Touch Facial Sunscreen SPF50+. These skin treats are the perfect way to get someone into skin care products, as they are soothing, hydrating and effective. They’re easy steps that help make up a no fuss skin care routine he will appreciate.

If you’re struggling with Christmas gift ideas for men to the extent you’re asking “do men even like to receive gifts?” Then maybe it’s time to think outside the box. The Maison Balzac And Now Relax Incense Set is an exclusive gift set that comes with their Maison Balzac The Glass Pebble and Maison Balzac Le Soleil Incense Box. This high quality incense creates an uplifting vibe with the scent of Sandalwood and Hydrangea tea. It’s a thoughtful gift that will help him create a calm space ideal for contemplation, and elevates the look of any environment.

The anti-ageing set for the modern man

Bring him into this century with a cutting edge skin care set designed to target wrinkles and other signs of ageing. The Medik8 CSA Philosophy Discovery Kit for Men will be a welcome update to his regular routine, coming with their C-Tetra Lipid Vitamin C Antioxidant Serum, Advanced Day Total Protect Anti-Ageing Moisturiser & the Retinol 3TR+ Intense Supercharged 0.3% Vitamin A Serum. It’s all he really needs to elevate his skin care routine, which is why it makes a well rounded gift to give this Christmas.

The anti-ageing set for the modern man
Something for guys with sensitive skin
Something for guys with sensitive skin

Calendula is one of those power ingredients that is instantly soothing. So, if he’s got sensitive skin you should consider making this your go-to gift. The Kiehl's The Calendula Collection Set contains the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash, Calendula Herbal-Extract Alcohol-Free Toner, and the Calendula Serum-infused Water Cream. This complete set helps to hydrate, refresh and balance compromised and problematic skin types. It’s the perfect gift set if he’s skin is struggling from the seasonal change and post-iso skin!

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Need a Recap? Here's 8 Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Men
    • Asap B + DNA Renewal Treatment
    • Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme EDT 100ml Gift Set
    • Medik8 CSA Philosophy Discovery Kit for Men
    • Kiehl's The Calendula Collection Set
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