2008 Holiday Gifts: For Him

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Him

Guys are the hardest to buy for, hands down. So, instead of getting them socks or a tool kit, why not indulge them with something they actually need? These grooming products will keep them looking sharp. They are all male-friendly (read: they do not smell like flowers and the packaging is minimal and modern) and work to cure common skin problems.

1. Dermalogica Shave
This line of shaving products for men eliminates the irritation usually associated with this daily ritual. There are three steps in the process. First, pre-shave products like Pre-Shave Guard prep the skin for what is to come. Second, shave the area with Soothing Shave Cream for a comfortable, hydrating experience. Lastly, apply the Post-Shave Balm to cool and refresh.

Available at salons and spas across North America

    2. Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve
    A heavy-duty moisturizer for your man’s dry, chapped and red hands. Botanical oils and wax derived from olive oil help nourish and soothe.

    Available at Kiehl’s stores throughout North America and Bergdorf Goodman in the U.S.

      3. Origins Certified Male
      How do you get your guy to stop stealing all of your beauty products? Get him a set of his own. The naturally derived formulas will keep his skin super soft.

      Available at Origins stores across North America

        4. Jack Black It’s The Balm Lip Balm Trio
        He will love these masculine yet effective balms in three good-enough-to-eat scents. You benefit too because they will up his kissability factor.

        Jack Black
        Available at

          5. Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Travel Kit
          Travel in style with this handy kit. It contains everything men need to look and feel good on vacation including cleanser, moisturizer and shaving cream.

          Burt’s Bees

          Available at Noah’s Natural Foods and Whole Foods Market stores in Canada, and CVS/pharmacy in the U.S.

          About the author

          Lesley Mirza

          Lesley Mirza

          Lesley Mirza is the editor-in-chief for and travels the world tasting, sipping, and spa-ing.

          In addition to heading up, Lesley has penned pieces for several publications, including Vancouver Magazine, Western Living,, (Tourism Vancouver's blog), and

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