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Wednesday 19 December 2018

Christmas Gift Guide: Ruth Griffin's best grooming presents for him

From gentlemen to action men, there's something here for everyone

Male grooming line: Darren Kennedy
Male grooming line: Darren Kennedy
Tom Ford
Frederic Malle
Spotlight
Voya
The Grafton Barber
Kiehls
Remington
Bodyshop
Ted Baker
Gentleman's Hardware
Rituals
YSL Y Man
Lynx
Armani Code
Gentleman's tonic
Ruth Griffin

Ruth Griffin

Today is the first day of December - meaning, if you haven't done so already, it's time to get those Christmas shopping lists started! To help you out, I've sifted through the mountains of beauty and grooming products on the market.

Today and over the next few weeks, I'll be bringing you my picks of the nicest items to gift your loved ones. It's gentlemen first, so below I've outlined some of the loveliest gift sets and grooming goodies for the man in your life - no matter what his age or taste. From scent to skin health, these are products that I think he'll love.

* Weekend style columnist, broadcaster and all-round lovely person Darren Kennedy has launched his first male grooming line — Kennedy & Co. The Irish-made range includes a Purifying Peat Face Scrub, Hydrating Beard Oil, cooling Anti-Fatigue Eye Gel, Daily Moisturiser and a Matte Hair Clay. With all the goodies in the range priced under €15, they’ll make brilliant stocking fillers. Available at Dunnes Stores and pharmacies nationwide.

Grooming gift guide

The action man

Always at the gym, working or busy outdoors, the action man is aware of his skin health but prefers to spend minimal time on it. He wants no-nonsense grooming products that work as hard as he does…

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Remington

Remington Flex 360 Degree Shaver, €89.99, from Argos, pharmacies nationwide and electrical shops

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Gentleman's Hardware

Gentleman's Hardware Hand Care Kit, €16, from Boots nationwide

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Lynx

Lynx Black Trio and Floating Speaker, €20, pharmacies nationwide

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Spotlight

Spotlight Men's Gift Set, €50 (worth €75) from Boots nationwide

Scents-ational!

If you want to gift an aftershave this Christmas, here are products that cover all fragrance bases...

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Armani Code

Woody Armani Code Profumo, €90, from department stores nationwide

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Frederic Malle

All of the Above Frederic Malle The Essential Collection Men, €120, from Brown Thomas and brownthomas.com

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Tom Ford

Spicy/Oriental Tom Ford Noir Extreme, €112, from department stores nationwide

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YSL Y Man

Citrus/Fresh YSL Y Man, €46, from department stores nationwide

Gentleman's Corner

Refined, mature and fond of a little luxury, the gentleman in your life will appreciate high-quality, beautifully packaged grooming product gifts that will deliver while looking stylish in his bathroom cabinet…

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Bodyshop

The Body Shop Beard Care Kit, €35, from Body Shop stores nationwide

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Gentleman's tonic

Gentleman's Tonic Body Lotion, €49, from Arnotts and arnotts.ie

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Voya

Voya Men's Grooming Collection, €70, from Avoca stores, Kilkenny stores and Voya outlets nationwide, see voya.ie

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The Grafton Barber

The Grafton Barber Essential Guide to Grooming and Etiquette by Conor and Hugh McAllister with Caitlin McBride, €12.99, from bookstores nationwide and graftonbarbers.com

The chilled customer

The chilled out man enjoys natural products, with an eco-friendly ethos. He meditates, eats organic and isn't averse to a spot of 'man-masking'…

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Rituals

Rituals The Ritual of Yalda Gift Set, €45, from Arnotts, Brown Thomas, Rituals stores and department stores nationwide

Aveda Groomed To Go Gift Set, €25, from Brown Thomas, Arnotts, Debenhams and aveda.com

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Ted Baker

Ted Baker Wash Bag Gift Set, €19.99, from Boots nationwide

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Kiehls

Kiehl's Gift Set, €40, from Arnotts, Debenhams, Kiehl's stores, The Loop and department stores nationwide

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