Beauty confidential: Indulge your dad… with a grooming gift for Father’s Day
You don’t have to struggle to find the perfect present for Father’s Day as we’ve tracked down grooming gifts galore to make him look, feel and smell like a new man
Father’s Day: Indulge your dad with a selection of some of the top grooming products
Aromatherapy AssociatesÂ De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil (ÂŁ37, aroma therapy associates.com)
Delicious blend of essential oils and plant extracts, including ginger and black pepper, to ease aches and relieve stiffness and tension. The range also includes De-Stress Muscle Gel (ÂŁ20).
Organic Blue Menâ€™sÂ Shower Scrub (ÂŁ3.99, healthqueststore.com)
For men who like to scrub after exercising, this is a lovely body exfoliator to help remove dead skin cells. Contains anti-bacterial neem, lemongrass and eucalyptus to remove sweat and grease. Smells fantastic.
Mary Kay Face BarÂ (ÂŁ12.50, marykay.co.uk)
Perfect for men to use in the shower after sport, this buffing soapÂ removes excess oil and grease, as well as dead skin cells, to prevent ingrown hairs. He can pop it in his sports bag.
From left: Organic Blue Menâ€™sÂ Shower Scrub, Mary Kay Face Bar, Aromatherapy AssociatesÂ De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil
COUCH POTATO DAD
Manatomicals Avoid The Morning Rash Hour After Shave Balm (ÂŁ4, Boots and Waitrose)
This is great for dads who are a bit lazy with skincare. Apply after shaving to avoid a rash or red, irritated skin. Can be used in place of moisturiser.
Lâ€™Oreal Hydra EnergeticÂ Ice Cool Eye Roll-OnÂ (ÂŁ9.18, 0800 0304032)
This eye cream is applied with a metal roll-ball which is both cooling and soothing â€” great for men who donâ€™t like fussy skincare. Gives eyes an instant wide-awake feel.
Occo Motovun No3 Cypress, Cedar & Black Pepper Hair & Body Wash (ÂŁ19, John Lewis, occo-online.com)
This two-in-one wash means dads donâ€™t need to search around for shampoo. Itâ€™s gentle enough to use on hair, yet cleanses effectively. Scented with grapefruit, lemon and cedarwood, itâ€™s a little piece of luxury.
From left: Manatomicals Avoid The Morning Rash Hour After Shave Balm, Lâ€™Oreal Hydra EnergeticÂ Ice Cool Eye Roll-On, Occo Motovun No3 Cypress, Cedar & Black Pepper Hair & Body Wash
The Gentry Grooming Co Shave In A Box (ÂŁ27.99, gentrygrooming.co.uk)
This beautifully-presented setÂ contains shaving cream, face balm infused with black pepper and mint, and a black face cloth. A treat for the man who enjoys the finer things in life.
Terre Dâ€™HermesÂ (ÂŁ49.50, House of Fraser)
House of Fraserâ€™s best-selling scent is just glorious. Itâ€™s masculine, sophisticated and Dad will just love it. It has notes of grapefruit, orange, pepper and rose, and the unique scent lasts all day. A real treat.
From left: The Gentry Grooming Co Shave In A Box, Terre Dâ€™Hermes
Jo Malone 154 Cologne (from ÂŁ34,Â jomalone.co.uk)
Jo Maloneâ€™S unisex cologne smells both distinguished and refreshing. With notes of basil, lavender and nutmeg, itâ€™s perfect for refined dads. And hopefully heâ€™ll share it with you.
Crabtree & Evelyn Nomad Traveller Set (ÂŁ15,Â crabtree-evelyn.co.uk)
This well-priced set makes a great gift. It contains hair and body wash, shaving cream, aftershave balm and cologne â€” all in a compact wash bag.
Dermalogica Shave System Kit (ÂŁ41, dermalogica. co.uk)
A great-value kit containing five products for pre and post-shave care. All products have soothing and healing properties and can be used on sensitive or irritated skin.
Moosehead Look Buff Face Scrub (ÂŁ3.99, Sainsburyâ€™s and Waitrose)
This scrub helps clear congested skin and prevents ingrown hairs. Itâ€™s gentle enough to be used on dry, itchy skin and can be used daily to prepare skin for shaving.
Anthony Logistics Perfect Shave Kit (ÂŁ50, feelunique.com)
This kit contains a four-step regime that gives men everything they need for skincare. The Glycolic Facial Cleanser and Pre-Shave Oil leaves skin smooth and ready for shaving. Hydrating Shave Cream should be followed with After Shave Balm.
From left: Issey Miyake Lâ€™Eau dâ€™Issey Pour Homme Summer Eau de Toilette, Gucci Guilty for Men, Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum Intense Collector Pininfarina
Guerlain Homme Eau de Parfum Intense Collector Pininfarina (ÂŁ40, 01932 233 887)
This beautiful bottle of scent will look great on any bathroom shelf. Designed by car designer Pininfarina, itâ€™s bright red with curves inspired by a racing car. The aftershave is a spicy cocktail of rum, peppermint and lime.
Gucci Guilty for Men (ÂŁ31.50, the perfumeshop.com)
The sleek metallic bottle says it all. An elegant, expensive-smelling and very masculine fragrance. With notes of orange blossom and patchouli, fashion-conscious dads will be delighted.
Issey Miyake Lâ€™Eau dâ€™Issey Pour Homme Summer Eau de Toilette (ÂŁ31.90, feelunique.com)
This comes in a lovely, flat, tactile bottle. A summery citrus scent with notes of mandarin, cardamon and vetiver, and, as a limited edition, will appeal to dads who like something different.
From left: Remington Hair Clipper Set, Liz Earle Menâ€™s Travel Kit
Remington Hair Clipper Set (ÂŁ24.99, tesco.co.uk)
A set containing everything a man needs for grooming. As well as a hair clipper, it includes a nose and ear hair trimmer, and a wash bag.
Liz Earle Menâ€™s Travel Kit (ÂŁ36.25, lizearle.com)
This is a great value gift, and perfect for travelling dads. It contains five products, including Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, moisturiser, face scrub and a muslin cloth.
FAST WAY TO FAKE IT
He-Shi Quick+Easy Travel Collection (ÂŁ17.50, House of Fraser and he-shi.co.uk) contains everything you need for the perfect fake tan. Express Liquid Tan dries quickly and lasts for up to five days. Thereâ€™s a mini mitt for perfect application, and a lotion which will help even out skin tone. Great for a weekend away.
Pradaâ€™s new limited-edition fragrance is one of the most addictive scents around this year. The Infusion de Rose (ÂŁ68.50, Selfridges and Harrods) smells like fresh rose petals mixed with honey and crushed with mint leaves. Perfect for day and evening â€” and so pretty youâ€™ll want to keep both the box and the bottle, even after youâ€™ve used the last drop.
NICE FOR NIVEA
It seems Kate Middleton is a fan of High Street beauty products. The Duchess of Cambridge went to Boots on the Kings Road in Chelsea last week to buy Q10 Plus Night Cream (ÂŁ10.20) and NIVEA Visage Pure & Naturals Moisturising Day Cream (ÂŁ5.10). We predict another sell-out.