For those down-to-earth fathers whom we don’t have to get expensive gifts for but we’d love to pamper anyway, here are the top 10 products ideal for them.
On a day-to-day basis, more men use styling products on their hair than women. Most men are creatures of habit and will use the same product until forced to try another. John Allan’s Matte Lightweight Styling Pomade got extremely good reviews from my husband, who is so opposed to trying anything new especially when it comes to his hair. I gave it to him when he ran out with his usual wax, and he says it’s the best he has tried so far. If you’re still not convinced, check out the reviews online, and you’ll be running straight to the counter to get your man one.
If your man owns a locker room, what better gift than to get him GC Home Bare essentials. This “man kit” comes with a shower gel, shampoo and bar soap targeted toward active, stylish men of all ages. The kit is big enough to hold other necessities. Best of all, your man will know you support him in his extracurricular activities, and will remember you every time he opens his locker.
Does your man suffer from dry skin? ClarinsMen Exfoliating Cleanser will leave his skin nice and soft, and you won’t have to worry about any irritations as it uses only natural ingredients. When I first introduced my husband to this product, he thought it was too extravagant, as he was used to washing his face only with bar soap. But now he refuses to use anything but this. The cleanser has a tingling sensation and leaves the skin feeling fresh and moisturized, but without the oiliness.
For those who have partners who suffer from nose and ear hair, this is one product that will change both your lives. Panasonic ER421 will trim nose and ear hair with precision and accuracy. It is fully immersible, made of hypoallergenic steel blades that will still leave the proper amount of hair for natural filtering. It’s mistake-proof and pain-free!
For the man who goes under the sun, Kiehl’s Facial Fuel SPF 15 is the product you must give. He will love you for it! It is a nongreasy moisturizer with SPF, designed to uplift dull, fatigued skin. This is also one product men won’t go and buy for themselves, but we girls know the harmful effects of the sun, so give him an SPF product like this that’s unlike the greasy ones they’ve been accustomed to.
If your man loves Acca Kappa, indulge him by giving him Acca Kappa’s shaving kit. This set comes with pure badger shaving brush and Mach 3 razor with chrome-plated handles, plus a chrome metal bowl and stand. The vegetable-based White Moss Shave Soap is rich and moisturizing. The whole kit also looks good on the bathroom counter.
My husband and I love getting massaged at home. Recently, I got a gift check at Neo Day Spa and decided to use it. I was very happy with the service; I had my caviar crystal luxe snowflake treatment in a room designed for couples, with an extra bed in it. If you and your partner love getting massages, book the double room at Neo Day Spa (G/F, Net One Center Bldg., 26th cor. 3rd Ave., Bonifacio Global City; tel. 8158233 or 8156948).
The Philips Norelco 1150x/40 SensoTouch 2d Electric Shaver is for the no-fuss kind of guy. It has aquatic seal on the razor, which allows for use with or without shaving cream. Its smooth flat surface with rounded edge provides an extra-close shave without irritation, and the battery lasts for about 40 minutes, so it is also great for men on the go.
Looking for a new scent to give him? Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport is the one. I normally favor unisex scents, but this one I find rather sexy—a combination of freshness, tartness, sensuality, sharpness and strength. Exactly how we would want a man to smell like.
Give the gift of good health. Get him a gym membership to keep him fit and healthy. Check out the newest gym in town, Focus Athletics, which carries the newest Kaiser machines and a lineup of professionally trained, team-based coaches. They will help put him in the best position to accomplish his fitness goals, whether they’re sports-specific or merely to get in the best shape of his life.
Focus Athletics is at 2259 Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati; tel. 0920-9257893, opens June 22.