While we have nothing against grooming gift sets (they are perfect for procrastinators and workaholics), there’s something about putting together your own bespoke set that shows you really care about the recipient. It takes determination and a few brain cells to get it together. And it’s verifiable proof that you didn’t wait until the very last minute to buy the present. Though you’re welcome to come up with a handful of products on your own, we went ahead and did some of the heavy lifting (You still get an A for effort for buying sold separately sets.) to offer a six-pack option for almost every type of dude in your life.
The Athlete: His post-gym clean up and recovery are in the (gym) bag.
From cleansing towelettes to wipe away the sweat and grime to body spray that keeps you smelling so fresh and so clean to a body scrub slash soak to help your muscles recover from all those reps, this set has everything he needs to stash in his locker.
Ursa Major Face Wipes, $24, ursamajorvt.com,
Raw Materials Sport Fix Spray, $13, bespokepost.com
Lab Series Pro LS All-in-One Face Treatment, $30, labseries.com
Jack Black Performance Remedy Body Rehab Scrub & Muscle Soak, $35, nordstrom.com
Molton Brown Sport Deodorant, $22, birchbox.com
REI Shower Kit, $19.50, rei.com
The Outdoorsman: The elements are no match for these hardworking marvels.
Whether he’s chopping wood, hitting the slopes or going for a hike, this set of healing balm, fir tree infused body wash, sun protection and more will keep him looking great if he ever comes inside to use them.
Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy travel size, $19, themotley.com
The Greater Goods The Woods Soap, $12, bespokepost.com
Juniper Ridge Christmas Fir Trail Soap, $20, juniperridge.com
League Organic Exfoliating Face Scrub, $24, skinnyskinny.com
Supergoop Everyday SPF 50, $32 for 7.5 fl. oz., supergoop.com
Fjallraven Gear Bag, $30, fjallraven.us
The Globetrotter: Send him packing with this TSA-friendly kit.
Jetsetting is cool but the effects of jetlag and redeyes are not. Everything required to disembark looking and smelling fresh as a daisy, like depuffing eye gel and deodorizing wipes, are in here.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, $20, kiehls.com
Air Repair Complexion Boosting Moisturizer, $20, birchbox.com
Niche Male Deodorizing Wipes, $9.99 for ten, nicheformen.com
Baxter of California Pomade Mixer Kit, $28, baxterofcalifornia.com
Byredo Oud Immortel Perfume Roll-On Oil, $145, byredo.com
Flight 001 Clear Carry-On Quart Bag, $10, flight001.com
The Fancy Man: Keep him looking and smelling expensive.
What do you get the guy who has it all but still wants more? This assemblage of stuff rich dudes enjoy, like designer moisturizer and niche fragrance.
Floris London No. 89 Face Scrub, $36, mrporter.com
Tom Ford Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer, $105, tomford.com
Tom Daxon Sicilian Wood Shower Gel, $50, mrporter.com
Malin + Goetz Sage Styling Cream, $22, malinandgoetz.com
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Eau de Parfum, $300, neimanmarcus.com
Saint Laurent Leather-Trimmed Coated Canvas Wash Bag, $645, mrporter.com
The Urban Lumberjack: His face sweater needs to be celebrated, too.
So he’s never wielded an axe, but he still wants to cultivate an image that he could if he wanted to. There’s a kit for that and it includes everything his beard could ever need.
Beard Buddy Dog Tag Comb Necklace, $110, beardbuddy.com
Tweezerman Facial Hair Scissors, $17, tweezerman.com
Hudson Made Beard and Shave Soap, $22, hudsonmadeny.com
Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic, $20, herbivorebotanicals.com
Brother’s Artisan Oil The Tamer Balm/Pomade, $24, birchbox.com
Topo Designs x Woolrich Dopp Kit in Buffalo Plaid, $49, topodesigns.com
The Minimalist: He doesn’t want or need anything else in his life, but nothing is hard to wrap.
By giving him a tightly edited collection of multipurpose products, he’ll actually needs less to do more. So really by adding you’re subtracting.
R+Co Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste, $28, randco.com
Davines Moisturizing Balm for Face/Hair/Body, $26.50, davines.com
Murad Cleansing Shave, $30, murad.com
Bigelow Rum Hair & Body Wash, $15, bigelowchemists.com
Bumble & bumble Grooming Crème, $30, bumbleandbumble.com
Jack + Mulligan Dylan Dopp Kit in black, $88, bespokepost.com