Bows + Arrows: My top three gift picks for men!

TITLE So you have your parents down, besties all taken care of, but now there’s one last person left on your list.  Yes, I’m talking about the man in your life.  Gift cards are so passe, there’s nothing like giving tangible gifts.

Since men’s grooming is so 2016, I chose my top-two picks for getting your guy in tip-top shape for the holiday season and into the new year.  And because we all know they love gadgets, I threw in a typical electronic gizmo for good luck.

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Jack Black Skin Care

My dad’s been actually using this stuff for years and years, and because they sell it at Sephora, so that’s totally a reason to stop in, right?

Because beards are still super hot, every guy and their dog is sporting one. Jack Black’s Beard Lube Conditioning Shave is an all-in-one revolutionary shave formula that’s a pre-shave oil, shave cream, and skin conditioner. The lightweight, lubricating lotion (that’s clear – making it easy to see where you are shaving) penetrates whiskers to soften even the toughest beard, while the macadamia nut oil and jojoba oil penetrates below the surface of the skin to soften new whisker growth. Your guy is left with an easy shave, soft skin and no razor burn.

Pair the beard lube with Jack Black’s Supreme Clean Triple Cushion Shave Lather (C$29)  for a luxurious, creamy lather that lifts whiskers up, away from the skin, for a smooth, close shave. This stuff offers Triple Cushion technology that has three protective hydrating layers that allows the razor to glide close to skin while offering a cushion of protection against razor burn irritation and more (making him so mush easier to kiss).

Finally, round out the set with some eye cream (hey, guys don’t want bags either!). The Jack Black Protein Booster Eye Rescue (C$46) is an intensive, multi-action eye treatment that delivers clinically proven antiaging technology. The formula includes peptides, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids that work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize puffiness and dark circles.

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The Body Shop Modern Gent’s Post Party Rescue Kit

Does your guy like to party? Speed up the hangover process with The Body Shop’s Modern Gent’s Post Party Rescue Kit (C$32).

This tin of two products includes For Men Maca Root Eye Rescue Serum (15 ml) and For Men Maca Root Energetic Face Protector (100 ml). Designed exclusively for male skin, this set contains Peruvian maca root to help product and hydrate skin.

Perfect for either the morning after that (long) night out or to protect against winter’s harsh elements.  Plus, the tin would look so masculine on any guy’s countertop.

The Body Shop also offers another gift set for C$15, the Modern Gent’s Grooming Kit, which features large nail clippers, a metal nail grooming tool, nail scissors, and a comb.  Perfect for on-the-go grooming.


Samsung G36 Edge+ smartphone

What would a guy’s gift be without something electronic?  Communicate better with the Samsung GS6 Edge+, Samsung’s most powerful phone to date, designed to offer the ultimate immersive, multimedia entertainment experience.

Aside from the stardard calling, texting, and social media (#BestGirlfriendEver), this phone has advanced built-in live streaming, which allows users to broadcast their holiday moments directly to their YouTube page, so everyone can see your BF unwrapping gifts from under the tree.  It also has built-in Fast Charge technology, which allows users to fully charge the phone in approximately 90 minutes.  Use the wireless charger to be completely charged in approximately 120 minutes.

Although I’m more of an Apple girl myself, I did get to play around with this guy for a week, and I loved the dual-edge design (perfect for all those games #CandyCrush), which delivers a larger entertainment experience, as well as it’s ease of use.

Whether you like to pamper your guy or add to his game addiction, there’s no abundance of great gifts out there this holiday season for that special someone.

What are you getting the guy in your life this holiday season?

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