The gifting season is fast approaching and to nail the process, the latest men’s grooming sets should be on your radar.
Socialising is back on the agenda and this, combined with a surge in self-care for all genders throughout lockdown, has led to huge growth in the beauty industry. According to Google searches, interest in men’s aftershave and cologne has soared 115 per cent month on month, while men’s grooming and skincare is peaking.
Whether they keep their routine simple or it’s constantly evolving with a 12-step regime, brands like Bulldog, Kiehl’s and more have curated gift sets designed specifically for men that are sure to receive a smile come Christmas morning. Encourage them to freshen up ahead of the New Year with an ideal fuss-free skincare regime, offer everything they need for a close shave or opt for all-rounders suited to most hair types - all of which have been perfectly packaged for the festive season.
Frequent flyers or jet-setters will appreciate the roster of go-to essentials in handy travel sizes so they can cleanse, nourish and style on-the-go.
See below for our selection of Christmas gift-ready grooming sets designed to give them healthier-looking skin or keep their hair (facial or otherwise) in tip-top shape.
Kiehl’s Mens Facial Fuel Set
Kiehl’s has collected its most popular products from the Facial Fuel range and packed them together in one handy bumper set. The trio is made up of the Facial Fuel Energising Face Wash, Facial Fuel Moisturiser and Facial Fuel Energising Scrub. The supercharged ingredients include caffeine and a whole host of vitamins to energise thire complexion and leave a healthy, revived appearance.
Buy now £52.75, Kiehl’s
Bulldog Skincare Original Skincare Kit for Men
Bulldog has taken an eco-conscious approach to its gifting this year so your giftee can look good and feel good at the same time. The grooming brand is offering many sets at all price points to suit Secret Santa, stocking filler and all budgets.
The Original Skincare Kit for Men combines three of the label’s bestselling products designed to enhance their skincare routine as they cleanse, scrub, and moisturise with a no-fuss approach. It includes the Original Moisturiser, Original Face Wash and Original Face Scrub that are housed in a reusable wash bag. The products are cruelty-free, vegan certified and free from any exterior plastic packaging.
Buy now £15.00, FeelUnique
Harry's Skin-Care Gift Set
If the attractive brightly hued gift boxes weren’t enough to win you over, Harry’s has bundled its offering with covetable skincare, hair removal products and tools from its cult range. The Skin-Care Gift Set (£28) collates some of the label’s newly launched and soon-to-be hero items including the Exfoliating Face Wash, Daily Face Lotion, Hydrating Night Lotion and Targeted Blemish Treatment in handy travel-sizes that will be ideal for the frequent flyer in your life.
The Winston (£28) and Winston Deluxe Gift Set (£38) have been fan-favourites over the years and contain the brand’s signature shaving essentials. They also have the personal touch with the ability to engrave the handle of the limited-edition Christmas Winston razor with the three letters of your choice. It comes alongside the choice of a shave gel or cream, two blade refills and a travel blade cover. The Deluxe adds a razor stand.
Buy now £28.00, Harry's
Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Festive Bauble Gift Set
Beautifully scented body products is Molton Brown’s M.O, and come Christmas time, the London-born fragrance label packs its most addictive aromas into a range of suitably festive sets to help you nail gifting for the special man in your life.
With one of the most popular scents, this woody combination puts the Bath & Shower Gel with a bauble. It has top notes of black peppercorn, lemon and ginger with a more herbaceous heart from the coriander, basil and violet leaf with an earthy base of vetiver, oakmoss and ambergris.
Buy now £34.00, Molton Brown
Liz Earle Fresh & Smooth Men's Collection
The gift that keeps giving, this set of men’s grooming favourites from the Liz Earle range is housed in a waterproof paper bag that, once finished, can transform into an attractive plant pot. The product line-up is comprised of the Face and Body Wash, Sensitive Shave Cream and After-Shaving Moisturiser packed with the skin-nourishing botanicals that the brand is known for. Worth £51.
Buy now £30.00, Boots
The Other Saint The Protect & Preserve Kit
Give the gift of healthier looking skin with this comprehensive set from The Other Saint. It is made of innovative products like the energising caffeine exfoliator, green tea and clay face mask, SPF-protective moisturiser and eye cream to refresh, revive and protect skin. The attractive packaging has a textured marble effect and is sustainable as they are entirely compostable. The aluminium containers are also recyclable.
Buy now £59.00, The Other Saint
Patricks Jet Life Travel Grooming Set
For the man who has everything, you can’t go wrong by stocking up on the basics. The Grooming Set from Patricks contains products they will use every single day that are neatly packaged in a handy travel set. It combines the deep clean shampoo, moisturising conditioner and M2 pomade in hand luggage-friendly sizes.
Also available at Selfridges.
Buy now £48.00, Patricks
The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Skincare Gift
This gift set is designed to encourage a rebalancing of their skin ahead of the New Year. Their revived skincare regime begins with the lathering Himalayan Charcoal Clay Wash to minimise the appearance of pores and to leave skin looking and feeling clean and fresh. Next up, the Face Mask has a tingling effect and gets to work drawing out pore-clogging impurities. To round off the pack, the Konjac Sponge also has exfoliating and cleansing effects. The bamboo charcoal comes from the Himalayan foothills and is combined with organically grown Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya.
Buy now £25.00, The Body Shop
ELEMIS x Hayley Menzies London Grooming Collection
Elemis has teamed up with British designer Hayley Menzies. Adorned with the fashion label’s signature maximalist patterned aesthetic, the wash bag houses the brand’s Skin Soothe Shave Gel, Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam, Cool-Down Body Wash, and Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask in travel sizes as well as the Daily Moisture Boost in a full sized variation. The combination of heroes will hydrate, nourish and soothe skin throughout the winter.
Buy now £52.00, ELEMIS
Wilde & Harte Razors
The luxury British label specialises in shaving tools that are hand-polished and designed in an attractive Art Deco aesthetic. Inject grandeur into their regular defuzzing routine with these razors that are crafted from stainless steel and can be monogrammed for the personal touch. Best of all, they are compatible with a range of popular cartridges for ease.
The Osterley Mach3 Razor is the brand’s most affordable model that is oozing with sophistication and quality craftsmanship.
Buy now £99.00, Wilde & Harte