Husbands, fathers, brothers and boyfriends are notoriously difficult to shop for. This year we’re ditching the gadgets and opting for great quality grooming and fragrance products instead. Here’s our edit of the best men’s gifts for 2019:
Berdoues Collection Grands Crus Hoja de Cuba 100ml, R1595.00 (www.foschini4beauty.co.za)
Inspired by the sweet scent of the Cuban tobacco fields, this fragrance comprises ingredients from all around the world to capture and reveal the warmth and sensuality of Cuba. Think allspice berry from Jamaica, a blend of tobacco from Turkey and vetiver from Haiti. It’s the perfect masculine scent for summer!
Avon Black Suede Eau de Toilette 30ml, R200.00 (https://my.avon.co.za/)
Avon has such a wide variety of affordable gifts this year, and we’re really loving the items in the Black Suede range. The fragrance comprises a blend of warm woods, fresh greens and the modern scent of leather. This Oriental fragrance for men is warm and inviting, and best of all, it won’t break the bank.
Avon Black Suede Roll-On Deodorant, R39.90 (https://my.avon.co.za/)
A complement to the Black Suede Eau de Toilette, this spicy roll-on is non-sticky and doesn’t flake, plus it glides on really smoothly. It offers 24-hour protection and is small enough to pop into a gym bag.
BioNike Defence Man Energise Revitalising Cream-Gel, R195.00 (Dis-Chem)
Most men want a simple, straightforward skincare regime that doesn’t require a lot of steps. This cream-gel from Bionike is a great multi-purpose product to apply after cleansing. It hydrates, tones and protects the skin, leaving it looking healthier and energised. Developed with a blend of active ingredients that defend the skin from harmful free radicals and pollutants, it helps strengthen the skin’s natural defences.
Skin Republic For Men Anti-Fatigue Charcoal Under Eye Patch, R54.00 (Dis-Chem)
For an energy boost around the eye area, we recommend these eye patches from Skin Republic. Active ingredients caffeine, volcanic ash and vitamin C reduce the appearance of dark circles, under eye puffiness and wrinkles, leaving eyes looking instantly energised and awake. Signs of tiredness are significantly reduced and the skin around the eye area is left looking younger and heathier.
Bramley For Men Classic Hydrating Body Lotion, R17.99 (PEP Stores)
Talk about affordable quality! This non-greasy, easily absorbed body lotion for men contains vitamin E (to keep skin hygienically moisturised), Q10 (to maintain the skin’s youthfulness) and antioxidants and anti-irritants to soothe and protect the skin. It has a non-greasy feel (definitely an essential!) and provides a long-lasting fresh feeling. We love the subtle yet distinctly masculine scent of this lotion.
Narciso Rodriguez Bleu Noir EDP 100ml Gift Set, R1500 (Edgars)
A magnetic fragrance for him that leaves an elegant trail. Bleu Noir comprises amber notes, addictive woods and a sensual heart of musk. This gorgeous gift set contains the 100ml fragrance with a mini 10ml fragrance (perfect for travel!) and a 75ml shower gel. The box is so elegant, you don’t even need gift wrapping.
BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream 100ml, R960.00 (Edgars)
If you’re looking to treat your man to something indulgent, this is it. With its fine, transparent texture, BLEU DE CHANEL Shaving Cream offers clear visibility and a precise, controlled shave for a custom line and cut. A versatile product that caters to all grooming needs, it leaves the skin soft, supple and pleasantly cool.
Lush Scrub Scrub Scrub Shower Scrub, R225.00 (https://za.lush.com/)
Everybody needs a body scrub, and we reckon no one can resist this beauty from Lush. The consistency looks like pureed fruit – it contains fine sea salt, powdered charcoal and lime and blackberry purees. It smells edible (but don’t eat it!) and works like a dream. Both men and women will enjoy the scent but we think this one will be particularly appealing to the guys.