The holidays are notoriously stressful. All that quality family time, inevitable last minute gift buying, being in the airport or on the road for the busiest travel days…packing for winter break shouldn’t be on your list of concerns. We’re helping ease that a tiny bit by putting together the ideal grooming essentials whether you’re jetting off to the mountains, beach or city for the most wonderful time of the year so there’s one less thing to worry about.
Hitting the Slopes
Planning on heading for the hills this season? Your list includes healing salve, sore muscle relief, and woodsy solid fragrance.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25
Your lips can bear the brunt of your lightening fast (though in control) trip down the mountain. The matte formula contains shea butter and avocado oils to keep chapping at bay and SPF to shield lips from UV rays.
Air Repair Rescue Balm All-Purpose Skin Salve & Lip Balm
Windburn is a bitch. This all-purpose healing salve soothes scorched skin and also does its thing on chapped hands, elbows, and feet.
Lucky Tiger Head to Tail Muscle Rub
Chances are you’re whole body will hurt after a few days of shredding or shushing. This salve can help relieve your pain and the minty scent is like a cool punch to the nose.
Juniper Ridge Sierra Granite Trail Resin Cologne
Ah…that refreshing smell of the cool forest. It’s one of the best parts about escaping to the mountains. That’s basically what’s packed in this tiny solid cologne.
Lab Series Multi-Action Face Wash
Wash your hard day away with this cleanser that doubles as a scrub and pre-shave treatment.
Wooster Dopp Kit
Stash your wintery goods in this woolly pouch designed by sartorial genius Nick Wooster.
Going to the big city this season requires a little more upkeep. Look presentable when you pound the pavement with mattifying lotion, hair product, and more.
Every Man Jack Face Lotion SPF 15
Chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time on foot, exposed to the elements. Protect your face with this non-greasy lotion.
Jack Black All-Over Wash for Face, Hair and Body
Wash the day away with this mild cleanser that can be used head-to-toe.
Ernest Supplies Protective Matte Moisturizer
The city lights shine bright, your face should not. So use this mattifying formula. Packed with antioxidants, it also helps fend off all the nasties the city throws at you.
Malin & Goetz Sage Styling Cream
No matter what your hair type, this lightweight styling cream will keep it in check.
Le Labo Solid Perfume
This cool cylinder opens to reveal cult fave Le Labo’s scents encased in a solid wax. We suggest going with Santal 33, a smoky, woodsy, leathery marvel.
Want Les Essentials de la Vie Kenyatta Organic Cotton Canvas Wash Bag
Pack your goods in this sturdy canvas dopp kit. And this deceivingly compact bag expands so you can fit any new grooming acquisitions.
If you’re planning on a holiday by the sea, keep plenty of sunscreen on hand, along with a couple of items that will help you go directly from the beach to the bar.
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No Shine Hydrator
Chances are you’ll be sweating your ass off. But you won’t look like it with this sweat-absorbing skin essential
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen SPF 30
Use protection, like this lightweight lotion that not only blocks damaging UV rays, but also harnesses the power of antioxdiants to repair the damage that’s already done.
Niche for Men Deodorizing Wipes
If you plan on going directly to après-beach, a quick once-over with these deodorizing wipes will help you smell freshly showered. Though we do recommend eventually bathing.
Ursa Major Essential Face Wipes
As above, you might want to give your face a brief rubdown with these cleansing cloths to remove any residual sand and salt before heading out.
Topo Designs Dopp Kit
Jam your beach basics into this no-nonsense kit. Go for a bright color for a tropical vibe.