Give bae the gift of good skin and hair this Christmas with these 10 beauty buys

He’ll love you for it!

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Shopping for gifts for guys is h-a-r-d. The things they like are always hella expensive (I don’t know about your partners, but mine definitely isn’t getting the Nintendo Switch he’s been whining for all year. Sorry, bub).

And other than pricey tech goodies, it can feel as though all that’s left is that old classic soap-on-a-rope. Practical, but meh. But guess what? It’s 2019 and things have changed a lot when it comes to male grooming and gifting, and I’ve rounded up 10 beauty buys for boys that are not boring… and not soap-on-a-rope. You’re welcome!

Beauty buys for bae

So Christmas is around the corner, which is equal parts exciting and terrifying. Exciting, because who doesn’t love hearing Jingle Bells over and over (and over) again in the mall? And terrifying because finding the perfect present for your loved ones – especially those of the male persuasion – is notoriously stressful.

While some men are fairly into beauty buys and aren’t averse to trimming their nose hairs, plopping on a face mask and spritzing on a fragrance, some guys need a little coaxing before they are ready to fully embrace their inner metrosexuals. It might take a bit of time – and a few cosmetic gifts – but it will happen.

Looking for a thoughtful gift for your other half for Christmas? Here are 10 grooming goodies he might not think he wants, but probably needs:

1

The Body Shop Activist Gift Trio

R505The Body Shop

This set comes with a shower gel, a deodorant and an eau de toilette to keep him smelling fresh AF all day long

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2

The Bluebeards Revenge Matt Paste 

R189Mantality

This hair paste will beef up your man’s look by giving him touchable texture and added depth for an utterly manly mane

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3

Lab Series Rescue Water Lotion

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This stuff is like a glass of cold water for your guys parched skin. And it’s easy to use – just slap on and go – so he has no excuses for neglecting his skin anymore!

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4

Clinique For Men Daily Energy + Protection Set

R995Clinique

This gift set includes a shaving cream, a face wash and a serum. In other words, just about every bae needs to look perfectly polished

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5

Wild & Wolf Beard Oil – Cedar Wood & Pine

R229Mantality

This anitbacterial beard oil promotes healthy and even hair growth and  moisturises the skin underneath. We love a good two-in-one!

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6

Kiehl's Facial Fuel No-Shine Lip Balm

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After a makeout sesh, bae is gonna need some balm – and your lip gloss is not going to cut it! Here’s one just for him – all the nourishment without the shine

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7

Skin Republic Men's Anti-Fatigue Charcoal Under Eye-Patch

R58Superbalist

Give bae the gift of TLC with these under-eye patched contain caffeine and vitamin C to reduce the appearance of bags and wrinkles

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8

Below The Belt Grooming Spray – Active

R59Mantality

This easy-to-use spray can give your man’s balls an instant refresh in case he wants to skip a shower (something that we don’t encourage, BTW)

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9

Safeway 3-Head Rotary Shaver

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Would any guy’s Christmas present haul be complete without a razor of some sorts? This snazzy blue one will look good on his bathroom shelf

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10

Novelty Beard Stencil

R79Mantality

Want to give your guy options when it comes to his facial hair? This weird but nifty gadget can help him create seven different looks

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