The holidays are fast approaching, so naturally our thoughts turn to…getting the men in our lives on a proper skincare routine! Lol. But seriously, if not now, when? The festive season can do a number on anyone’s complexion (late nights, holiday cocktails, and sweet treats are the trifecta of buzzkills between you and great skin). Plus, who says a “New Year, New You” mentality can’t start before January 1? Get the man (or men) ahead of the curve now, and they’ll face 2024 with skin that’s already radiant and glowing. And we shouldn’t be saying this, but skincare gift sets are a really great way to stock up on bestselling cult products at a deep discount. (Don’t tell our finance department you heard it from us.) After all, there’s no time like the present.
Skincare set that set the bar
If we could only gift one thing, this would be our pick:
If he’s already embraced the basics (cleanse, hydrate, SPF), help him level up his game with a set of ultra-potent serums (our Dr. Dennis Gross Vitamin C Lactic 15% Vitamin C Firm & Bright Serum and our Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Overnight Wrinkle Treatment) that help spur collagen growth, even tone, smooth texture, and generally make skin look fresh as a daisy. Plus, we threw in some of our Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peels because we couldn’t resist.
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More perfect presents
But we’re not so single-minded that we only think about skin. Here are some other gifts we think any guy would be glad to get.
He may not be ready for a spa day (even an at-home one), but any guy will enjoy lounging in a ridiculously sumptuous, extremely comfortable 100 percent Turkish cotton robe. It’s like wrapping yourself in a cloud and being crowned king of the castle.
By now, he likely has one of the brand’s Theragun percussive massagers (love those!). But does he have their new portable pain-relief device? We thought not. Perfect for the actively inclined (or active adjacent), this FDA-cleared compact cube uses hot and cold temperatures (alone or in combination) to help soothe soreness and swelling anywhere you wear it.
So the first grooming game-changer was definitely our Alpha Beta Daily Peels. But close on its heels was the power toothbrush. It makes any other method of polishing your pearly whites seem like mere bristles on a stick. This latest model of the original sonic superstar removes up to 20 times more plaque and 100 percent more stains than the analog version (aka a manual toothbrush).
Show us the person who doesn’t love a good scalp massage. We’re still waiting. This waterproof, rechargeable brush gently stimulates blood flow and helps unclog follicles. Whether his hair is short or long (or nonexistent), your giftee will revel in the feeling of 2,000 or 4,000 pulses a minute invigorating his scalp.
There’s something undeniably fancy about the idea of sleeping on a silk pillowcase, but it really does have practical purposes as well. (No lie — our dermatologist founder, Dennis Gross, MD, truly loves these soft silk pillowcases for their skincare benefits.) The smoothness of silk means the pillowcase won’t tug on skin while you snooze or that you’ll end up with those telltale, post-nap facial creases. (No shame, we’ve all been there.) Plus, the lightweight material allows skin to breathe, which is something it loves to do.
Because man cannot live on bread alone. And even the most wellness-focused fitness fan can always do with some Carolina barbeque or — if he’s a fan of The Bear — a couple of Italian beef sandwiches. Give him the opportunity to select his own culinary fantasy from more than 800 restaurants across the US with a gift card. (Don’t worry, it’s not just for meat eaters. There are plenty of vegetarian options available as well.)
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