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Grooming Products For Him / Gift Ideas

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 by Olena 40 Comments



In our family it is mostly me who chooses skin care and grooming products just because I enjoy the process more and understand the ingredients better. My husband likes to leave it in my hands, as he totally trusts my opinion on anything which is skin/hair care related. And I’m more than happy to make him look good :) In this post I briefly talk about 5 brands my husband enjoys the most and I also feature some grooming products and gift sets for Him!



Bulldog is a natural skin care brand created especially for men. I personally fell in love with it some months ago when I was looking for a good quality after shave balm for my husband. Although I intended to buy only a balm I ended up purchasing two products, as I liked a lot their botanical ingredient lists. My husband stayed happy with the quality of both! By the way, the prices are very budget-friendly ;)


Grooming products for men Bulldog


Bulldog Sensitive After Shave Balm formulated with 2 essential oils, aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber and green tea extract to help calm and soothe the skin.  It helps to reduce nicks and redness after shaving, eases skin irritation. It dries down quickly leaving the skin soft and well-moisturized with no greasy finish. The only drawback – the balm does not have that nice man’s fragrance like most after shave products, as it is formulated for sensitive skin.

Bulldog Original Shower Gel is packed with 7 essential oils, aloe vera and menthol. The ingredients of this shower gel are very gentle (it is SLS-free) and well-moisturizing (aloe leaf juice is on the 2nd place in the list!) The shower gel has a classic peppermint reinvigorating & refreshing fragrance, which might be especially great for men who like to take shower in the morning.

While browsing Feelunique website I found two awesome Bulldog gift sets! I love the packaging of both :)


Bulldog Skincare for Men Man’s Best Friend Duo Tin



Bulldog Skincare for Men Kit

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Men-Ü is a line of high performance, ultra concentrated men’s grooming products in handy compact size bottles. I find this brand is especially good for guys who have an active lifestyle or travel a lot.

Men-Ü also offers a range of shaving brushes. Below is Men-Ü Premier Synthetic Bristle Shaving Brush which I bought for my husband last year.  The set also includes a chrome stand and a tiny tube of shave cream.


Men-Ü Premier Synthetic Bristle Shaving Brush


Men-u Brush Grooming


Frankly speaking, it took me quite some time to choose a high quality shaving brush. God knows how many articles and reviews I’ve read before making this purchase! Initially I was hesitating between natural and synthetic bristles, but finally came to conclusion that synthetic would be a better choice. Synthetic bristles are non-absorbent so they need less shaving cream, they dry quicker (=more hygienic) and to my opinion they have a better balance between softness and resistance to raise the beard than natural bristle brushes.

I like that a chrome stand is also included in the set, as it is advisable to dry a shaving brush with the bristles facing down and not up to the handle for the reasons of hygiene and it also prevents the bristles falling out.

My husband has been using this shaving brush for a year now and it still looks like new, the quality is really good. If you are looking for a nice high end gift for Him, Men-Ü Premier Shaving Brush could be an excellent choice :)


Givenchy Blue Label

Givenchy Blue Label is very special for me, as it was the perfume my husband used when we just got to know each other :) The perfume has a fresh, aquatic, citrus-spicy-woody fragrance. I’m not particularly good at describing the perfume’s notes, so I’d better describe a person with whom I imagine the perfume would go well. He is an easy-going, optimistic, and open-minded guy, takes things easy, likes to have fun and has an active life style. By the way, the longevity of the perfume is great too!

I’ve found the Givenchy Blue Label Coffret, which includes EDT Spray 100ml, Shower Gel 50 ml and After Shave Balm 50 ml. If my husband hadn’t bought EDT spray already, I’d surely get this coffret for him. Highly recommend! :)


Givenchy Blue Label Coffret

Givenchy Grooming



ManCave is a line of natural grooming products, designed for the needs of men, all the products are free from skin-unfriendly ingredients and are non-tested on animals.

My husband especially likes a ManCave Grooming Caffeine Shampoo. It gently cleanses (SLS-free) and strengthens the hair, helps to encourage root stimulation, soothes scalp and prevents dryness. I love the ingredients list a lot, the shampoo is formulated with Aloe Vera leaf juice, Caffeine, Panthenol, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E; all these ingredients are in the beginning of the list, which means the shampoo has a decent amount of them. Moreover, it also has a very pleasant perfume-like fragrance.

This shampoo is also included in the Gift Set below.  The packaging of this Gift Set is to die for, I’m so much in love with it! The view of the mountains is just stunning! By the way, the set contains 5 full-sized grooming products. A great Christmas gift for Him! :)


ManCave Grooming Originals Gift Set




Proraso is an Italian brand, which is well-known for its exceptional barbershop products.

There are 4 different ranges for every wet shaver:

  • Green – refreshing and toning (for all beard and skin types). Fragrance – classic, with notes of menthol and eucalyptus.
  • Red – soothing and nourishing (for thick and course beard types). Fragrance – intense, with aromatic notes of sandalwood.
  • White – prevents razor burn (for sensitive skin that tends to irritate easily). Fragrance – fresh and fruity, with notes of lime and apple.
  • Blue – protective and moisturizing (for anyone wanting a close and comfortable shave). Fragrance – modern, with scents of fern and spicy base notes of amber and musk.


My husband currently likes Proraso Shaving Cream from the blue range, which is formulated with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. The shaving cream is very rich and concentrated, it allows the razor to glide on smoothly, providing a close shave and minimizing shaver’s rash. By the way, the prices of all Proraso shaving creams are very reasonable.


Proraso Shaving Cream Tube – Protective

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Proraso also has some beard and moustache maintenance products. Although these were not tested by my husband, I resume they might be quite good, as many Proraso products are staples in barbershops!


Proraso Moustache Wax

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Proraso Moustache Wax gives shape to all styles of mustaches from a natural look to a handlebar. This unique formula is incredibly soft and pliable, going on like a cream and drying quickly to keep hair in place. It’s enriched with beeswax to condition and eucalyptus oil and Mediterranean cistus to leave the beard with a fantastic scent.”


Proraso Beard Balm

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Proraso Beard Balm is formulated to ease discomfort associated with the first few weeks of new beard growth. An array of the finest ingredients soften and smooth beard hair: menthol provides relief for itchy beard hair while Mediterranean cistus and eucalyptus oil leaves the beard smelling fantastic. Perfect to smooth over skin between shaves, it prevents itching, hydrates, and smooths.”


Have a wonderful shopping day! xx

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3 years 3 months ago

The pictures are amazing! I love the post:)


3 years 3 months ago

Such lovely ideas! Love your selections ♥


3 years 3 months ago

I haven’t seen any of these products haha! Thank you for some inspiration, I definitely need it.


Kelly Doe
3 years 3 months ago

I love your ideas :) my man has started taking care of his beard lately and he has pinned hundreds of beard pins on Pinterest, so I might as well buy him something like that :D thank you xx


3 years 3 months ago

Guys are the hardest to shop for so thanks for posting this!! :)

xx Jess

3 years 3 months ago

I am also the on that chooses the care products for my boyfriend, just that sometimes it gets really tough cause he can’t stand creamy/oily stuff. But the Proraso one, I think he will give it a try soon.

D. xx

3 years 3 months ago

Great post, I need more ideas for my husband’s skincare needs! For now he’s tried Clinique Men line and Lab Series, and so far he prefers Clinique. I only knew Bulldog of all the brands you presented, I’ll look into the other ones!

3 years 3 months ago

Oh, great picks! My boyfriend isn’t much into anything like that, and his ‘grooming’ is limited to using deodorant. :P <3 I did get him into colognes lately though! x Men can be so difficult to buy for!!


Carol in a Page
3 years 3 months ago

Haha, the that Bulldog tin box looks super cute and the products sound really nice as well!

3 years 3 months ago

My husband doesn’t care about skincare and the likes (except for basic hygiene like deo etc.). I occasionally get him stuff, but to be honest he rarely uses it.

Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

Laura Mitbrodt
3 years 3 months ago

These are all great gift ideas

3 years 3 months ago

I actually love finding out about men’s skincare products because I feel like it’s an area they always forget about and then end up loving the stuff as gifts. Thanks for so many great ideas! xo

Kelsey | http://www.abalancingpeach.com

3 years 3 months ago

Men are so difficult to buy for generally, some really great and unusual picks , thanks for sharing!

What Raj Wants

3 years 3 months ago

I don’t know a huge amount about men’s grooming products (besides general scents, that is!) and so this was a great guide to read :) There’s so many men’s beauty products relating to facial hair around at the moment, I’ve noticed that much!


3 years 3 months ago

Thanks for sharing these gift ideas and products with us, Olena! I’ll have to look into that Givenchy set because it looks like one my hubby would enjoy, thank you! I hope you have a wonderful day and week ahead!



3 years 3 months ago
3 years 3 months ago

These are amazing ideas for a gift! :) I suck at buying gifts for men, so this will be helpful! x

-Leta | The Nerdy Me

3 years 3 months ago

This came at such a great time since I’m looking for gifts for my dad. He’s not super into skincare, but the Man Cave gift set looks amazing, especially the shampoo. I was actually debating between that one and the Bulldog shampoo, but I just love the idea of a gift set with full-sized products! Thanks for sharing, Olena :)

Sam | http://mybeautycloud.com

3 years 3 months ago

These products looks so great. I think grooming products are some of the best gifts to buy men…they are seriously so difficult to shop for!

Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

3 years 3 months ago

Grooming products are one of the best gift you can get for men I guess :) there’s a wide range of products to choose from!