Beauty Gifts For Your Dude That You’ll Just End Up Using Yourself

Five products you can steal... er... share.
Publish date:
November 5, 2013
shaving, gifts, men, dudes, Braun

As of writing this sentence, I'm single.

Yep, still single as of writing this sentence, too.

OK, so, I personally won't be shopping for a boyfriend this holiday season, but that doesn't mean I don't have some excellent, beauty-editor-approved ideas for what you could buy your dude for your end-of-the-year gift exchange.

And by "excellent" and "beauty-editor-approved," I mean stealable. You're totally going to use these products as much as he is.

Braun CoolTec

I thank my lucky stars every day that I don't have to deal with a beard. I love a beard on guys, but the random hairs I regularly pluck are more than enough for my own face, thankyouverymuch. I can't imagine putting up with shaving irritation on skin you can't cover with clothing.

I guess that's why guys have an electric shaver like the Braun CoolTec available to them. It has a high-tech aluminium cooling bar that basically chills the skin during shaving to minimize redness and burning--you know, those annoying sensations you feel on your legs and in your armpits, which is exactly where you'll find yourself using it.

True Religion Eau de Toilette

Is it weird to find a fragrance sexy on a guy and yet love to wear it yourself? If so, I don't want to be normal.

This cologne has the kind of notes that smell amazing on anyone: citrus, violet leaf, patchouli, moss, and a little bit of leather. It'll be manly on your man, and womanly on you. Sure, you could just rub up against him after he puts it on, but you might as well just spray some on your pulse points when he's not looking.

Royall Lyme All Purpose Lotion

If you've got a guy who appreciates retro stuff, this aftershave is the perfect product to pretend to give him.

Made by a Bermudan brand that's been around forever, the packaging has a very vintage feel--it's been the same since 1957! But what really makes it appealing is its natural lime scent, from West Indian limes. Who says lime is strictly for dudes? It's lime!

More than just the refreshing scent, lime oil has a refreshing effect on skin. It has astringent, antibacterial benefits, so go ahead and slap it all over your face. Gently, of course.

Nad's For Men Body Waxing Strips

Once you're done giggling over the name of this product, you'll realize that its format is a million times more convenient than other types of at-home waxing products.

So if your dude is into being smooth-chested and whatnot, introduce him to these. Then take half of them.

Bed Buddies Reusable Warming Footies With Aromatherapy

Glamorous, these are not. And that's exactly why your S.O. will think you definitely bought these for him. The fool!

These microwavable booties not only keep your--I mean, his--feet warm, they also relieve soreness and improve circulation; and the cinnamon, clove and eucalyptus aromatherapy is especially soothing in the wintertime.

Have you ever bought your partner a gift with every intention of sharing it? I won't judge.