16 Grooming Gifts He Probably Won't Buy For Himself (but Needs Anyway)

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  • Finding beauty items for men may be difficult, but it is not impossible.
  • Grooming gifts are available at almost any cosmetic or retail store. Look for one specific to the needs of the man you are shopping for.
  • Shaving kits, cologne samplers, and travel bags are a great place to start when beginning your gift hunt.

If you thought holiday shopping was difficult, just wait until you have to do it for the men in your life. Whether you're shopping for a sibling, friend, romantic partner, parent, or anyone else, finding something special to show your appreciation for them can often prove challenging, especially when your plan is to go the beauty or grooming route. While you could get them a fancy watch, some kind of customized kitchen utensil, or whatever popular gadget everyone's talking about these days, you also can't go wrong with a beauty gift that inspires them to be (and look like) their best selves.

Men's beauty gifts can be specialized to the need of the man you're shopping for. Do they want to grow a beard? There are plenty of beard-growth kits. Are they into cologne but not sure what their scent is? Buy them a cologne sampler from almost any designer brand. Plus, more guys than you think are concerned about skin care. Buy them a mask kit or product sampler for their morning and nightly routines.

Read ahead to check out the best men's grooming gifts that he'll appreciate just as much as he appreciates you.

Bevel Shave System Starter Kit
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Bevel Shave System Starter Kit

This Bevel Shave System Starter Kit ($90) is a five-part set designed to help prevent irritation and razor bumps. It includes a razor and replacement blades as well as priming oil, shave cream, restoring balm, and a facial brush.

Quip Adult Electric Toothbrush
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Quip Adult Electric Toothbrush

Nothing shows them you care like giving them the gift of bright, shiny teeth. This Quip Adult Electric Toothbrush ($40, originally $45) is lightweight, quiet, shower-safe, and so good that even their dentist will approve of it.

Goodfellow & Co Cologne Sampler Set
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Goodfellow & Co Cologne Sampler Set

Give them a chance to discover their signature scent with this Goodfellow & Co Cologne Sampler Set ($18). The set features four half-ounce-sized spray bottles with fragrances that include Blue Sage & Tonka, Juniper & Sandalwood, Cedarwood & Geranium, and Spiced Ginger & Rum.

King C. Gillette Soft Beard Balm with Cocoa Butter
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King C. Gillette Soft Beard Balm with Cocoa Butter

The King C. Gillette Soft Beard Balm with Cocoa Butter ($13) is like a deep conditioner for facial hair that can either be left on or washed off like a regular face mask.

Peter Thomas Roth 5 Piece Mask-A-Holic Kit
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Peter Thomas Roth 5 Piece Mask-A-Holic Kit

This Peter Thomas Roth 5 Piece Mask-A-Holic Kit ($38) comes with five of the brand's bestselling masks, all of which work to soothe and purify the skin. If you know anyone who's in desperate need of a self-care day, this is one of many things that'll help.

Nest New York Holiday Candle
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Nest New York Holiday Candle

This Nest New York Holiday Candle ($42) will fill any room with an earthy scent with notes of pomegranate, pine, and cinnamon.

Japonesque Travel Manicure Kit
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Japonesque Travel Manicure Kit

This Japonesque Travel Manicure Kit ($13) is perfect for providing a bit of nail maintenance without having to take a trip to the salon.

Velvet Noir Beard Set
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Velvet Noir Beard Set

This Velvet Noir Beard Set ($39) comes with a conditioning cleanser, a beard balm, and beard oil to provide shine and promote healthy hair growth.

Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Lip Balm
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Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Lip Balm

Everyone needs a good lip treatment to keep in their stash. The Kosas Kosasport LipFuel Lip Balm ($18) in particular features wild mint and hyaluronic acid to lock in hydration.

Arc Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit
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Arc Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit

Give them the gift of a brighter smile with this Arc Blue Light Teeth Whitening Kit ($40) that comes with one blue light and 14 whitening strips.

Sephora Collection Skincare Surprise Set
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Sephora Collection Skincare Surprise Set

Why pamper the skin with just one sheet mask when the Sephora Collection Skincare Surprise Set ($10) comes with two that'll keep their skin in tip-top shape. It comes with two sheet masks, a nose strip, and a lip scrub for days when an at-home pampering session is the only thing that makes sense.

Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar
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Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar

Everyone loves a body scrub. This Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Bodyscrub Bar ($22) provides the perfect way to satisfy his exfoliation fix during his daily shower routine.

Clinique For Men Daily Intense Hydration Starter Kit
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Clinique For Men Daily Intense Hydration Starter Kit

For men with dry to combination skin types, the Clinique For Men Daily Intense Hydration Starter Kit ($16) is a great start to creating a solid skin-care routine.

The Beard Club Starter Growth Kit
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The Beard Club Starter Growth Kit

The Beard Club Starter Growth Kit ($55, originally $110) is a perfect gift for anyone having trouble jump-starting their hair-growth journey.

Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit
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Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit

After you've gifted him with all of the toiletries he needs, he'll need somewhere to put them. Consider this Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Dopp Kit ($35).