Some men probably want tools or camping equipment, but I love giving grooming products–whether it’s a splurge that guys won’t necessarily spend on themselves, or something new and affordable that I can get them hooked on for life.
First up is the gift most men won’t splurge on themselves. This is the sportscar of electric toothbrushs. The Oral-B SmartSeries Electric Toothbrush has bluetooth technology and it’s the first of its kind in the world – it works with a mobile tracking app so it connects to a timer to ensure you’re brushing for 2 minutes, and notifies you every 30 seconds so you move to a new area of your mouth. It records your brushing activity so you can track it, provides news updates to keep you busy while you brush, tells you if you’re brushing too hard and removes 100% more plaque than a regular brush, $200 at drugstores.
To go with it, add in a great whitening toothpaste. Some people have concerns with using whitening products because it’s assumed that it can weaken their enamel, but this Crest 3D White Diamond Strong Toothpaste strengthens weakened enamel while whitening your teeth so you have strong healthy teeth while looking your best. Designed with whitelock technology it removes surface stains and locks out future ones – it removes 90% of extrinsic stains in one week. It’s $4.99 at drugstores and mass-market retailers.
Hair loss is a big concern for men – and Viviscal Man is a supplement for men who are experiencing thinning hair to support healthy hair growth from within. It’s 100% drug free and formulated with a marine complex to nourish hair so men get thicker full looking hair when you take the supplement twice a day, you’ll see results in 3 months. It’s huge with celebrities, even lots of women in Hollywood who have thinning hair. $59.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart and Viviscal.
Also for the hair, here are two great hair products from got2b that are super affordable because I really don’t think you need to spend a lot on a great styling paste. The got2b phenomenal pomade gives a classically groomed look with a great hold. The thickening cream is scientifically proven to enhance your hair’s thickeness. Both are $7.99 at drugstores.
Cologne is a popular Father’s Day gift — and to choose the right scent look for one with classic base notes – leather, ginger, spice… Boss The Scent is a unique and seductive fragrance with exactly those base notes of leather and spicy ginger with heart notes of maninka fruit from Africa. The face of the scent is actor Theo James, who’s in the Divergent series. Starting at $78 at Shoppers Drug Mart, Sephora, The Bay.
For the guy who wants his fragrance in the form of body wash, Dial for Men Maximum Moisture has a non-drying clean-rinsing formula that creates a rich creamy lather, and a great scent based on the latest trends in fragrance for men. $6.99 at drugstores.
Finally, skincare. No7 is the leading skincare brand in the UK and now they have a line of products just for men exclusively available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada. This hydrating post-shave recovery balm is designed to cool and calm skin after shaving, sooth redness and irritation. $13.
Brand new is the innovative Canadian skincare brand called IDC that’s just launched – it targets the 16 factors of skin aging. I love the Anti-wrinkle and Firming Treatment for men, designed for the face, eyes and neck for day and night. It really does it all – fine lines, wrinkles, sagging, puffiness, dark circles, tones skin and you don’t need to apply moisturizer afterward. $49 Available at beautyboutique.ca