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The Best Gifts for Men: 10 Things They Will Actually Use

The Best Gifts for Men: 10 Things They Will Actually Use

Whether it’s your dad, brother, or boyfriend, shopping for holiday and Christmas gifts for men can be challenging. But it doesn’t have to be complicated: At Kiehl’s, we firmly believe you can always find a winning present in a classic grooming essential, skincare, or body care buy. The man you’re shopping for could be new to skincare or have a fully-stocked bathroom shelf; either way, Kiehl’s has some of the best grooming products for guys, with nourishing ingredients and proven formulas that drive results. And over nearly 170 years, we’ve managed to build a pretty solid understanding of what men need from their skincare. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts for men that you can buy this holiday season. Consider the most difficult part of your holiday shopping complete.

For Your Boyfriend or Husband:

If you have a special guy in your life, treat him to head-to-toe pampering by snagging him Men’s Groom-On-the-Go Set (40, $55 value), which features four generous deluxe-size versions of our favorite men’s grooming products. For his face, he’ll get the best-selling Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash and Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment. These two men’s skincare essentials are made with energizing caffeine and hydrating vitamin E that work in tandem to promote brighter, smoother, and more awake-looking facial skin.

This gift set also includes "Ultimate Man" Body Scrub Soap, an award-winning oatmeal and bran exfoliating body soap, and Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle, a refreshing, menthol-infused shave cream for an ultra-smooth and comfortable close shave. He’ll have all of his grooming needs covered, making this easily one of our best Christmas gifts for men.

Another one of the best men’s gifts for someone you love is Men’s Fueled Up Favorites ($125, $183 value). This Dopp kit features four of Kiehl’s best-selling men’s skin and body care products in a portable, travel-friendly bag. It includes a full-sized version of Body Fuel Wash, an all-in-one energizing cleanser for hair and body. He’ll also get the top-rated Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub to exfoliate his skin and Ultra Facial Cream to keep his cute face healthy-looking and hydrated. Finally, this kit has the nourishing Midnight Recovery Concentrate Facial Oil, a luxe oil that helps repair and replenish his skin while he’s sleeping.

KCR Tip: If gift wrapping is the one part of holiday gifting you haven’t quite mastered, here’s a hack: Let the Kiehl’s team do it for you. You can customize gifts in-store and have them wrapped, as well as have the gift wrapped and shipped for free. Find your local Kiehl’s store here.

For Your Dad, Uncle, or Grandfather:

He might be your superhero, but dads are human, too—and that means he’s aging just like the rest of us. Help him look as young on the outside as he feels on the inside with Kiehl’s Ultimate Age Fighters ($65, $87 value), a collection of anti-aging skincare essentials explicitly formulated for men’s skin. This set includes generous deluxe sizes of the best-selling exfoliating cleanser, cream moisturizer, and eye cream from our Age Defender line. With regular use, this powerful trio can help strengthen the skin barrier and keep his skin looking youthful, healthy, and strong.

For the man who likes to work with his hands (and can’t be bothered to apply an eye cream or use a facial serum), Ultimate Strength Hand Salve makes a useful holiday gift. This ultra-hydrating salve made for active hands will help repair and soften even the roughest skin. It contains rich avocado seed oil and energizing eucalyptus for a luxurious feel with an uplifting, herbaceous scent.

For your Brother:

If he likes to keep things simple, he’ll appreciate Ultra Hydrators ($30, $47 value). This fuss-free set features deluxe sizes of the essentials he needs to take care of his skin. Within the set, he’ll find the classic Ultra Facial Cream, Ultra Facial Cleanser, Creme de Corps body lotion, and Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. It’s everything he needs to keep his skin soft and healthy from nose to toes.

Whether he’s working, going to school, or on a different adventure, chances are he could use a bit of a pick-me-up. Help him out with the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash and Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment. The invigorating duo will help wake-up his tired skin and help get him ready to tackle the day ahead.

For Your Best Guy Friend:

Unless he’s a skincare aficionado, there’s a good chance your best guy friend isn’t aware of the benefits of using cannabis for his skin. Surprise him with Calm & Soothe Set ($55, $89 value), a men’s gift set that features soothing cannabis sativa seed oil. This unexpected ingredient works as an anti-inflammatory to keep his skin looking clear and even-toned. The three-piece cannabis-centric Dopp kit includes the best-selling Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser and Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate Face Oil, plus the fan-favorite Ultra Facial Cream for a calm, clear, and healthy-looking complexion.

Give your guy friend the gift of great-looking hair with the Amino Acid Hair Care Duo, a full-sized haircare set featuring the best-selling Amino Acid Shampoo and Amino Acid Conditioner. This top-rated duo, which is suitable for all hair types, is formulated with fair-traded coconut oil and hydrolyzed wheat protein to keep his mane feeling soft, healthy, and hydrated all season long.

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