Gift Guide: 40+ Ways to Upgrade Your Man


It’s that time of year again. The time when you can buy your man - father, brother, boyfriend, best friend - a gift that he thinks is for him, but is actually for you. Behold, my favorite beauty gifts that verge on makeover status for men (and not all of them are simply cologne!).

Luxe Gifts: $100+


Atelier Cologne Luxury Advent Calendar

$265 at Bergdorf Goodman

Atelier Cologne is one of my favorite unisex perfumers. This advent calendar is filled with so many luxe treats and is so fun to open.


Byredo Eleventh Hour Eau de Parfum

$250 at Nordstrom

This is the perfect signature scent for someone who’s always running late.


Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000

$249 at Dermstore

Boys use blowdryers too. This lightweight option offers several heat and cold options and comes with styling attachment. Plus, you can steal this from time to time as well.


Diptyque Eau Duelle Eau de Parfum

$165 at Diptyque

Douse him in warm bourbon vanilla in this classic yet complex scent.


Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne

$136 at Bloomingdale’s

Jo Malone has some of the longest lasting fragrances. Every time I wear one I get constant compliments on it throughout the day. This is a great luxe option to treat someone.


Armand Diradourian Cashmere and Silk Eye Mask

$130 at Mr. Porter

For the C-suite man who constantly travels, make sure he does it in comfort and style.

Under $100


Foreo Luna Go for Men

$99 at Foreo

This compact device goes deep into pores to clean them out and keep your face feeling fresh and exfoliated. Perfect for college students and compact for travel.


Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm

$97 at Revolve

Gift for him - or for you - this luxe body lotion is perfect for those in colder climates.


Molton Brown Tobacco Absolute Fragrance Gift Set

$85 at Neiman Marcus

This spicy citrus scent comes with a full-size shower gel and eau de toilette. A perfect masculine scent.


Le Labo Discovery Set

$85 at Nordstrom

Le Labo is another favorite perfumer of mine and this is such a great starting set for travel or finding something new.


Maison Margiela Replica Discovery Set for Night

$65 at Sephora

Replica is one of my all time favorite fragrance lines. They take you back to times and places with an insane accuracy and are artfully beautiful. Jazz Club and By the Fireplace are two of my favorite fragrances from them and both are included in this set.


Jack Black Clean & Cool Body Basics

$54 at Sephora

This is the perfect travel bag to keep in a gym locker room. Complete with full-size body lotion, shower gel, deodorant and loofah.

Under $50


Creed Original Vetiver Soap

$50 at Saks

Creed makes some of the most expensive and crafted fragrances. If you’re looking for the label without the price tag, this soap bar is a great luxe stocking stuffer.


Poo-Pourri The Assistant

$49.99 at Poo-Pourri (currently on sale Buy One Get One Free)

This automatic toilet deodorizer works before you go with one swipe of the hand. Discreet and functional, this is honestly just a great gift for anyone.


Kiehl’s Men’s Grooming Essentials

$48 at Sephora

Kiehl’s is a classic, trusted brand for both men and women. I love how this comes with some great starters and a travel bag.


Helmm Gift Set

$48 at Helmm

Another great personalized gift, upgrade his deodorant to adult status.


P. F. Candle Co. Fine Fragrance

$48 at Urban Outfitters

This is a great starter cologne if you’re looking to buy something full-size but not pay a fortune. Plus the packaging is simply gorgeous.


Diptyque Revitalizing Body and Hair Shower Gel

$45 at Saks

The perfect two-in-one to spice up his scent and your shower.


Perricone MD Soothing Post-Shave Treatment

$45 at Perricone MD

This cannabidoil formula is extremely soothing and gentle, and perfect for someone interested in trying out CBD grooming products (no THC!).


Proraso Wood and Spice Beard Tin

$45 at Amazon

Scruffy man? Make sure he’s taking care of his beard with these conditioning washes and oils.


hims The Rx Hair Kit

$42 at hims

Know someone with thinning hair? It can happen at any age, but this kit is designed to help prevent fallout and promote growth.


Harry’s Winston Kit

$40 at Birchbox Man

Harry’s makes a razor with one of the closest shaves I’ve ever had and this kit comes with razor replacements and a full-size shaving cream.


Boy de Chanel Lip Balm

$38 at Chanel

$38 lip balm? If its Chanel, yes. Chanel recently launched their makeup for men line and this is a great starting point.


Supergoop! On-the-Go Travel Kit for Men

$35 at Supergoop!

Supergoop is my favorite brand to introduce to both men and women. SPF is for everyone and these are the perfect starters to keep your man safe, no matter the weather.


Dr. Andrew Weil x Origins Mega Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

$34 at Origins

Know someone suffering from eczema? This soothing and gentle lotion is perfect for calming irritated skin and preventing further inflammation.


hims Morning Glow Vitamin C Serum

$33 at hims

Your skin honestly doesn’t know what it’s missing until you add in some vitamin C. It helps to balance out your skin and keep things bright and glowing.


V76 by Vaughn Handsome Bastard Grooming Kit

$32 at Birchbox Man

Such a chic travel kit, this set comes with great smelling products and a comb.


Herschel Supply Co. ‘Chapter’ Toiletry Case

$30 at Nordstrom

Herschel screams modern man and this is a reasonably priced travel case that will last him forever.


Birchbox Grooming Gift Subscription

$30 - $110 at Birchbox Man

I recently treated Chris to a subscription set from Birchbox and he absolutely loved it. It’s a box that comes with several travel and full-sized products, great for someone who wants to try something new without the commitment.


Keeko Morning Mint Pulling Mouthwash Sachets

$29 at Urban Outfitters

These certified-organic coconut oil packets are a great way to pull impurities out of your teeth and try something new without the mess.


Baxter of California Clay Effect Style Spray

$27 at Birchbox Man

This thickening spray with jojoba oil gives hair fullness and texture while moisturizing strands and keeping everything smelling nice.

Stocking Stuffers: Under $25


Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic Sampler

$22 at Goop

This is the cutest minimal packaging and comes with three plant-based oils to help nourish and condition facial hair.


Tooletries Toiletry Wall Organizer

$20 at Urban Outfitters

Is your man always complaining how he doesn’t have any cabinet or shelf space? Stop the complaining with this minimal wall organizer.


Supergoop! Antioxidant-Infused Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C

$19 at Sephora

This is the perfect sunscreen for someone who loves to workout outside. Great for runners - just spray and go!


Baxter of California After Shave Balm

$19 at Urban Outfitters

Know someone who struggles with sensitive skin after shaving? This is perfect to soothe and moisturize especially for someone who’s hairy and shaves often.


Barber & Co. Shave Oil

$18 at Urban Outfitters

A great step prior to shaving, this works against irritation and redness. Pairs nicely with the Baxter of California After Shave Balm.


hims Cold Sore Kit

$15 at hims

Cold sores can crop up for a number of reasons. This kit takes the worry away so that when you feel one coming on, it gives instant 24-hr relief.


Marvis Whitening Toothpaste

$13.50 at Dermstore

I love Marvis toothpaste. Their unique formulas and vintage packaging make them the perfect product to spice up a bathroom counter.


Los Poblanos Man Bar Soap

$12 at Goop

Handmade at an organic farm in New Mexico, this bar is a great gift for someone who loves unique, US-made finds.


Morihata Charcoal Face Scrub Towel

$10 at Urban Outfitters

I currently have one of these hanging in my shower and love how it is double-sided depending on your desired exfoliation. It’s a perfectly priced stocking stuffer that helps draw out excess oil and keep your skin fresh.


Phillips Nose, Ear and Eyebrow Hair Trimmer

$9.99 at Amazon

If you’ve got a hairy man, he definitely needs one of these. I love practical gifts and this is a perfect under $10 stocking stuffer.


Old Spice Body Gift Set

$9.99 at Target

Old Spice will always be a staple. This is a great gift to stock up on some basics.


Weleda Skin Food

$9.87 on Target

This constantly-raved about body lotion is perfect for someone suffering from dry or rough skin.


Duke Cannon Mischief & Shenanigans Activated Charcoal Soap

$6.99 at Target

Honestly I just thought this was hilarious and perfectly packaged.


Fresh Meat Masculine Wipes

$5.99 at Scotch Porter

Perfect for white elephant, but this doesn’t need to be a gag gift. Practical and hilarious!

Find something you couldn’t resist picking up? Let me know in the comments! I absolutely love making these so make sure to check out the rest of my gift guides.