Stuck for Father's Day Gift ideas? The Marie Claire Beauty Desk have picked out the best men's grooming gifts
It’s that time of year again: the beer gardens are open, the parks are overflowing and Pimms is on tap. And with that comes the inevitable realisation that Father’s Day is just days away. (Sunday 22nd June in case you had forgotten!)
Whether you’re treating your own dad, buying something special on behalf of a little one or just want to say thanks to your other half don’t despair – we’ve put together the perfect gift guide for Dads of all ages and tastes (with a beauty team twist, of course!).
The beauty aisles are giving us a pretty fantastic selection for Father’s Day and there’s a whole raft of new and luxurious releases from some of our own favourite brands – the kind of thing we’d be tempted to steal for our own beauty cupboards. From chic shower gels to superluxe shaving kits, the beauty aisle isn’t just for girls anymore.
Molton Brown Moisture Rich Shaving Soap, £35.00 – A modern version of a classic shaving soap, this is ultra mild and packed with hydrating coconut oil. Beautifully presented in a sleek silver dish, it will brighten up the bathroom cabinet.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette, £50 – initially this fragrance bursts with freshness, before precious ambergris unleashes a powerfully woody trail. Your mum will be happy.
The Refinery. New Father Reviver, £140.00 for 120 minutes – If you’re buying on behalf of a brand new little one, look no further. With a deep tissue massage, eye treatment and traditional wet shave included, this package is sure to revive even the sleepiest of new fathers.
American Crew Fiber Styling Creme £13.95 – This is the brand’s best seller for good reason. Fiber manages to achieve great hold without a shiny or sticky residue. For perfectly ‘undone’ hair.
Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne, £45.00 for 50ml – You can’t go wrong with L’Homme Ideal, which has a citrus top note with undertones of grapefruit, orange and campari.
Aveda Men Pure-Formance Composition Oil, £22.00 – Ideal for Dads who travel a lot this is the ultimate multi-tasker. It can be used to rejuvenate the scalp, hair AND body. That’s his holiday packing sorted.
Creed Aventus £99.00, for 30ml – A masculine scent with a deep woody fragrance with top notes of pineapple, blackcurrant, apple and bergamot. An ideal gift for the modern man.
Gentleman’s Hardware Wash Bag, £30.00–You can never go wrong with a classic wash bag and this John Lewis one is both practical and sophisticated. Fill it with mini grooming goodies or your Dad’s favourite sweets.
Liz Earle For Men Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Set, £15.00 – The Multi-Award winning cleanser adapted for men. For those Dad’s who are ready to take their skincare regime to the next level.
Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Razor and Brush Set, £360.00 – Possibly the most luxurious shaving set we’ve ever seen, which will bring a touch of class to the discerning Dad’s everyday shave.
Clinique For Men SPF 21 Moisturising Lotion, £25.00 for 100ml – Take the effort out of his morning routine with this ultra hydrating moisturizing lotion with SPF. Bring on the sunshine!
Dolce and Gabbana, Intenso Fragrance, £42.00 for 40 ml – A woody fragrance with notes of basil, sandalwood and cypress, this new fragrance reminds us of camping trips and summer holidays – perfect dad material.
Origins Detoxifying Charcoal Scrub, £25.00 – Invigorating scents and purifying activated bamboo charcoal make this Origins scrub a perfect manly treat, so get this because your Dad totally deserves his own detox, even if he does laugh at your green juice.
Beardsman Kit, £199.99 – Growing a beard is a right of passage for lots of Dads. So make sure your old man’s beard is looking it’s best with the luxury Beardsman’s kit. Stuffed full of products for beard lovers everywhere the set includes: 3 types of comb, a boar’s hair brush, trimming scissors, moustache wax and a choice of beard oil.
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