Wednesday, 16 December 2015

The Perfect Christmas Beauty Hamper for Men

Buying Christmas products for the Mister isn't usually too much of a difficult challenge as is he quite good and hinting about things he likes, doesn't like, might want and most definitely would not want. So throughout the year I tend to have made notes on my phone (thank god for that app on the iPhone) which gives me something to work with. This year, I have decided to do something a little different, something a little bit more fun and whilst this post will not contain his main gift (that is still with Santa) this is a collection of products that I think he will like to try, might have had before but liked them so much he has mentioned wanting to try them again and a few little products that I like the sound of and think he will too.  

Now admittedly this Man Hamper wasn't an idea I simply came up with, in fact at work I buy all of our stationery through Euro Office and on their special offers page (I always look there first before buying anything) they have a 12 days of Christmas Competition, aptly titled '12 Blogs of Christmas' whereupon which a 12 day DIY advent calendar has been created to give you a shop-able DIY idea - so making your own labels, creating an advent calender using envelopes and so on. As I said, I buy my office stationery through them and decided that instead of wasting shredded paper it would be a brilliant little base inside my man hamper, which is a recycled Wicker basket that I was given about a year ago.


The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper
The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper

Crabtree and Evelyn Ornament Tin - This is such a great stocking filler for men. It is a beutifully decorated tin which contains two 50ml tubes of Hair and Body Wash in Moroccan Myrrh & West Indian Lime scents and both of which smell just absolutely divine. 


The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper
The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper


L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme**- A fragrance gift set that I happen to know my mister absolutely loves. I got this set from Cosme-De who happen to have some amazing offers right now. The set itself comprises of a 125ml Eau de Toilette, a 75ml Shower Gel and a 50ml Soothing Aftershave Balm. Such a beautiful scent for a man and such a lovely gift set to have.



The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper
The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper


Jack Back Beard Lube Conditioning Shave**(£13.50) - I like a beard on the mister and am not a fan when he feels the need to shave it off, so anything I can get my hands on which means the facial fuzz sticks around longer is a bonus. Described as being an award-winning Beard Lube from Jack Black, this product is specially formulated to penetrate the hair and help prepare the beard for shaving by softening the growth. It retains moisture to ensure your razor glides over your skin easily, without clogging the blades. The unique, transparent texture lets you see where you are shaving, preventing nicks and cuts.



The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper


Bulldog Original Body Lotion**(£4.50) - I have a nice array of lovely body lotions and body butters and it isn't a product you see too readily available for men. Bulldog Original Body Lotion is packed with 8 essential oils such as Begamot, Lemon and Avocado Oil to name a few, cocoa butter, aloe vera and avocado oil to help nourish and rehydrate the skin. Whilst it doesn't smell distinctly manly, it does smell divine and hopefully this will encourage Steve to moisturise more than just his face.



The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper

If anyone reads the misters blog then you will know that hair care is important to him, he has tried endless gels, waxes, clays and sprays to see what works well with his hair and what doesn't.  So having looked through his blog to see American Crew**hadn't featured, within this hamper for him are four products to test and try:
  • Defining Paste (£10.76) - Described as being perfect for adding texture to flat, limp hair, the American Crew Defining Paste provides medium hold coverage with a matte finish.
  • Fiber (£10.76) - This is said to be American Crew's beat selling product and it is designed to be used to mould and sculpt hair into any style. This fibre-like, resinous product helps thicken, texturise and increase fullness to hair and again provides a matte finish. 
  • Forming Cream (£10.76) - Is said to provide excellent hold, pliability and natural shine. It also helps hair look thicker and is ideal for easing new users into the potential of styling jar products. 
  • Pomade (£6.39) - This is better for hair that is in-between cuts in my opinion and is longer than usual. Excellent for the slicked-back look or rough texture, high gloss styles. Controls strong hair lines and curly, frizzy hair. Great for a sophisticated finish.
The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper


Montagne Jeunesse Charcoal & Volcanic Ash Unclog Pore Strips - I came across these in Primark for the bargain price of 90p and as it is unusual to see these male products anywhere, I picked them up. There are three pore strips inside the package and they use natural charcoal to help absorb excess sebum drawing out dirt, grime and impurities for cleaner, less visible pores. The use of Volcanic Ash helps to clear dead skin cells.



The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper

Truefitt & Hill Sample Bag**- You can never go wrong with a decent sized samples and Truefitt & Hill are not a brand I am familiar with. They were established back in 1805 and world's oldest barbershop as stated in the Guinness Book of records and are barbers and Royal Warrant holders to H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh.  You can read more about them here.


The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper

Bluebeards Revenge Starter Kit** (£19.99)This is an amazing set which includes luxury collection of contemporary shaving products designed for the modern man! The Bluebeards Revenge Starter Kit consists of everything you need to get started with traditional wet shaving, including a rich luxury Shaving Cream, travel-sized Post-Shave Balm (20ml), Doubloon shaving brush and silver-technology antiperspirant deodorant.


The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper

I am hoping the discovery of some of these brands will find some new favourites and bring a little something different when it comes to Christmas presents and once it is all put together it looks something like this:


The Perfect Christmas Man Hamper


Have you ever put together a hamper for someone?  Do you think there is anything else I could include?


**collaboration and PR samples

36 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea, I'm struggling to find a main present for my husband but I know he would love a hamper like this so that's what in going to do.

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  2. Some great items in there. We decided to make a food hamper for my Dad this year as most of the ones you can buy however great looking tend to have things I know he wouldn't like. x

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  3. Great timing as I'm on the hunt for some final stocking filler ideas for my man. Those male nose pore strips did make me laugh - they would have to be black, rather than the more conventional white strips, lol! Tx

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  4. What a fab hamper! My hubby loves his skincare, Elemis, SBC,ABC, Decleor etc. Think it's time he also tried some beard oil too to soften hairs. He has a few treats coming his way this xmas
    Heidi x

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  5. Gorgeous selection of items there and such a thoughtful idea, it's clear a lot of time and love went into creating this!

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  6. My hubby would love this, such a great idea to put an hamper together yourself x

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  7. This looks amazing and a perfect selections for mens. I've never really put self hamper before. I would love to try it.

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  8. I love this! There are so many posts like this for women, but I don't think I have seen any for men before. My husband would love this.

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  9. Oh wow! This is such a great idea! It would have never occur to me to put together a beauty hamper for a man! Hubby would be delighted with most of the items in your post.

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  10. I love the sound of pampering men too.You have given me some good ideas for the men in my life.

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  11. I love what I see. Lovely gift ideas here.

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  12. Some very ice gifts but would have to put some Molton Brown in too.

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  13. Love the idea of hampers, they're so personal. The OH does need some hair product, so I might do a small version using some of these

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  14. What a brilliant idea. My husband has a real sweet tooth so a couple of years ago I found a huge two layered box that was meant to be for Christmas baubles. However, in each space I put a different kind of retro sweet. It took me ages. I ended up buying sweets from about five different places including getting a friend in Wales to send me some I couldn't find in Kent. He absolutely loved it! I don't think I will ever top that present.

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  15. what a great idea, I do food hampers but my teen would love a beauty hamper.

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  16. I love doing hampers like this, but always as an extra. Its a bit like getting loads of present but only unwrapping one lol! Im doing a hamper for my nan I know she will love it and i love it in the hamper basket you have used. x

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  17. I love this idea! My hubby wouldn't expect it at all and he's always a nightmare to buy for x

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  18. I am making a hamper this year for my younger sister. Your hamper looks amazing, i think homemade hampers are a lovely idea they are more unique to the person and they are such a treat. You have so many fab goodies in your hamper :)

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  19. I did hampers last year - I love putting them together - this is a fab one. Kaz x

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  20. this is a great hamper. I have done my hubbie a gift bag with deodorant, shower gel etc.

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  21. Ooh I want to go off and find a sample of the Issy Mayake aftershave as I know their woman's fragrances are fab:-) Lots of lovely products here to spoil your man!

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  22. What a fab idea. Using a hamper you had and filling it with items you know he will like makes for a much nicer present than a prefilled one with some items he may not want or need. We realised after we bought a cross cut shredder that it does not make for good packing material.

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  23. That looks awesome, I love making hampers for people x

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  24. I love gifts like this where you can include a nice mix of things you know they love, things they want to try, and totally new things. It shows a lot of thought, hope your other half loves it!

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I do these boxes filled with italian delicacies usually :p my dad loves them since he already buys for himself anything he needs

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  26. Very nice selection. I think the idea of a hamper is a lovely one.

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  27. Great idea!! Now I just thought of something to give my dad! Thank you for sharing

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  28. Christmas hampers are a tradition in my household! My dad would love this.

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  29. I have heard brilliant things about Bulldog products so have added some to hubby's stocking

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  30. This is beautiful! I bet this would be a fun gift to receive

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  31. This is such a good idea and I think you've included all of the beauty bases. I've done something similar for my hubby this xmas but I put some socks and chocolate in too :D xxx

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  32. First of all, I love the black basket. Straight away it feels more masculine. You've picked such a great selection of items x

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  33. Wow! Now that's a really cool hamper for the guys.. :)

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  34. Fantastic selection of products. I love building my own hampers. I once built my husband one full of Beatles music and merch as he's a massive fan and he loved it x

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  35. I'm so pleased to see a post about beauty products for men! I've been looking for something like this for my boyfriend and there are some lovely products here. x

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