16 best Father’s Day grooming gifts
If you’re stumped on what to get your dad for Father’s Day, a grooming gift is usually a wise choice. Here, we’ve rounded up the presents which will keep him looking spick and span, from luxury beard maintenance sets to top-of-the-range scents.
1. Elemis The Gym Kit Collection for Him: £35.50, Elemis
If his skin is suffering from shaving, tiredness, screen time and the other demands of modern life, help him restore energy and lustre with this collection. Revive muscles and keep them supple with Instant Refreshing Gel and Aching Muscle Super Soak. Keep skin clean and vibrant with Deep Cleanse Facial Wash and Anti-Fatigue Day Cream. And kick start lacklustre mornings with Revitalising Shower Gel. The set also includes a great black and turquoise trim holdall bag for grooming on the go.
2. Percy Nobleman Ultimate Grooming Box: £155, Percy Nobleman
Not since the 1960s and 70s have beards been so, well, beardy. But this time around the beard has its very own grooming regime. The crème de la crème of beard beautifying products, this Percy Nobleman set will have hirsute hipsters in a follicular frenzy. Handcrafted from African rosewood, the beautiful mirrored box contains five full-size products – beard conditioning oil, beard wash, beard balm, moustache wax and gentleman’s styling wax – as well as beard and moustache scissors and beard comb.
3. Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men Eau De Parfum: £55 for 50ml, Boots
Striking and charismatic, this is one of the most beautiful scents I have come across in a long while. Vibrant, sparkling top notes of grapefruit, coriander and basil settle into a warming heart of ginger and cardamom, balanced by sweet orange blossom. An intense tobacco accord and cedar wood base gives a lasting, intense masculinity. This is pure magnetism in a bottle.
4. Lola James Harper The Woody Office of Daddy Candle: £34, Selfridges
Lola James Harper, a lifestyle brand founded by Rami Mekdachi, a former creative director for several major French perfume houses, has some very cool candles. There are 18 different scents in the range, drawing inspiration from his travels and background as a musician and producer. We particularly like this one, the Woody Office of Daddy, with its complex notes of sandalwood and mahogany. Perfect for Father’s Day.
5. Atkinsons The Big Bad Cedar Eau de Parfum: £120 for 100ml, Harrods
Described by Atkinsons as “a brooding, enigmatic, Heathcliffean fragrance”, this is a powerful, masculine scent. Think wild Scottish Highlands, smoky peat fires and rumbling skies. Not for the faint-hearted, it blends cardamom, clary sage, Virginia cedar wood essence, moss and cashmere for an earthy fragrance hit.
6. Clarins Men Grooming Essentials: £35, Clarins
He’ll get four best-selling Clarins travel-size grooming essentials – Super Moisture Balm, Shampoo & Shower Gel, Smooth Shave and Active Face Wash – all packed into a chic navy canvas wash bag.
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7. Jo Malone Black Cedarwood & Juniper: £42 for 30ml, Jo Malone
Arguably Jo Malone’s most masculine scent to date, this seductive, modern cologne is fragrance at its most luxurious. It has top notes of cumin, a heart of juniper and a rich woody base of cedarwood.
8. The Great British Grooming Company Beard Oil: £8.99 for 75ml, The Great British Grooming Company
The rise of the beard has seen a spate of beard oil launches, but this one is really rather good. And it won’t break the bank if you’re looking for an inexpensive gift. Nobody likes a spiky prickly beard, so soften his with this argan oil-packed, nourishing treat that softens and hydrates coarse hair.
9. Refinery Body Wash: £30 for 500ml, Aromatherapy Associates
This is an uplifting, power-packed body wash infused with invigorating essential oils of sandalwood, pink pepper and bergamot. For the dad who doesn’t do beauty or grooming products, a luxury shower gel is always a welcome gift.
10. YSL L’Homme Ultime: £55 for 60ml, YSL Beauty
This is a dramatic scent – with an advertising campaign to match. Uplifting grapefruit and warming ginger and cardamom settle into a heart of damask rose, geranium and sensual clary sage, which dry down into rich woody notes of cedar oil and vetiver.
11. Aveda Invati Men Nourishing Exfoliating Shampoo: £25.50 for 250ml, Aveda
For dads looking a little thin on top, Aveda has recently launched Invati Men Solutions for Thinning Hair. I’ve tried the original one for women and the results are excellent. If he’s not sensitive about his once lustrous locks, then give him the gift of thickening. It’s a two-step program: the shampoo strengthens the hair, energises and prepares the scalp for the Scalp Revitalizer (£45 for 125ml), which helps to thicken hair.
12. Foreo Luna 2 for Men: £115, Foreo
Dads who suffer from razor burn or breakouts will love this exfoliating, conditioning and cleansing tool. Even if he doesn’t actually cleanse, encourage him to give it a go – the results are great. A deep cleanse takes just one minute and leaves skin prepped and ready for a closer, more comfortable shave – this reduces razor burn and increases the life of razor blades. The little silicon buffers lift away dead skin cells, dirt and oil and tighten the look of pores, if he’s prone to blemishes it works wonders. There’s also an anti-ageing mode that helps firm, tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
13. Michael Kors Extreme Blue: £49 for 70ml, Boots
Here’s a modern, dynamic eau de toilette. Crisp bergamot, spicy pink pepper, invigorating cardamom, herbal juniper and cypress, smooth velvety woods and earthy patchouli give this scent an initial zesty hit followed by a warm, rich dry-down.
14. Oskia Micro Exfoliating Balm: £48 for 50ml, Oskia Skincare
An award-winning anti-ager, this exfoliator is perfect for men who want a one-hit, multi-tasking product – it cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes in one. It’s packed with 10 vitamins, eight minerals and Omega 3, 6 and 9 to keep his skin in tip top condition. Exfoliating regularly will also help prevent stubble rash and in-growing hairs.
15. Autograph The Fragrance Collection: £15, Marks & Spencer
This is a delightful trio of travel-size, gym bag-friendly aftershaves. From fresh, clean citrus and herbal notes in Harvard Blue Harbour, to zingy mandarin, grapefruit and mint in Autograph Homme and warming spicy cardamom, pepper and cedar wood in Collezione Nero. There’s a scent to suit everyone at a great price.
16. Aramis Classic Father’s Day Gift Set: £46, Debenhams
This is a classic, timeless scent for the traditional dad. Beautifully boxed in cream and gold, it includes strong, woody Aramis Eau de Toilette and the matching 24 Hour High Performance Antiperspirant spray.
If you want to splash out on dad, we love Percy Nobleman’s Grooming Box. For something a little less pricey, the super-practical Elemis selection gives him a chance to try out some luxe skin savers as well as upgrade his travel washbag. Bonus.
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