Grooming gifts for dad

Pamper your pops this Father’s Day. Katie Wright sniffs out the smart smellies guaranteed to raise a smile.

As sales of men’s cosmetics continue to soar, it’s clear what dads really want this Father’s Day probably isn’t another pair of comedy socks and six-pack of beer — so treat your dad to one of the latest offerings from the brands putting me-time for men on the map.

From luxe new colognes to cute gift collections, these are the gifts that will delight on Sunday...

SENSATIONAL SETS

Take the shortcut to present perfection with a readymade sets.

Jo Malone London offers a Cologne Collection of four sophisticated scent combinations, ranging from Lime Basil & Mandarin to Earl Grey & Cucumber.

Clinique For Men quartet has everything dad needs to achieve complexion perfection. But for the papa who really likes to pamper, it’s got to be the Deluxe L’OccitaneCollection, a six-piece set of shower and shave essentials infused with a suitably manly aroma.

  • Clinique For Men Grooming Kit Limited Edition, €54, Bown Thomas
  • L’Occitane Deluxe L’Occitan Collection, €145, L’Occitane
  • Jo Malone, Cologne Collection, €86, Brown Thomas

FATHERLY FRAGRANCES

Grooming gifts for dad

Right on cue, there’s a host of sophisticated new scents to choose from.

One of the world’s most beloved dad has just unveiled a new addition to his bestselling fragrance collection: Aqua Classic by David Beckham. It combines sage, cardamom and vetiver to create a fresh blend perfectly suited to summer.

L’Homme Ultime, the latest juice from YSL, has a masculine, woody heart subtly undercut by damask rose, while deep scent of Zegna Japanese Patchouli Eau de Toilette says everything about the dad with a big heart.

  • David Beckham Aqua Classic, €26, Boots
  • Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Ultime, €59 for 60ml, Brown Thomas
  • Zegna Japanese Patchouli Eau de Toilette 75ml, was €115, now €103.15, Debenhams

Grooming gifts for dad

BEARDY BUYS

If your main man has given up shaving in favour of the latest follicular fashion, he’ll need some new lotions and potions to maintain his beardy beauty.

Jack Black (not the Hollywood actor) has a sleek four-piece kit that includes Beard Lube (because spiky stubble isn’t fun for anyone), and Percy Nobleman’s set is on offer until Father’s Day — reduced from €39.99 to €26.66. If you’d rather curate your own beard-taming treats, the Brisk range from Boots is great value and the packaging, featuring a very dapper grizzly bear, is pretty cool too.

For high-end facial hair maintenance, try the retro stylings of the Captain Fawcett line from Harvey Nichols, where you’ll find no less than three different scents of moustache wax.

  • Percy Nobleman Beard Grooming Kit, currently reduced from €39.99 to €26.66, Boots
  • Jack Black Beard Grooming Kit, €36.45
  • Brisk Cedarwood Beard Oil, currently reduced from €9.99 to €6.66, Boots
  • Burberry Mr Burberry beard oil 30ml, was €45.60 now €41.04, Debenhams

Grooming gifts for dad

FUN FINDS

Grooming gifts for dad

Guaranteed to bring a smile to Dad’s face are the fun, themed sets filled with pampering products.

Lush’s Papa Bear includes a ‘Thanks Dad’ soap, so he’ll remember how much you appreciate him every time he washes his face, and comes wrapped in a yellow scarf inspired by a famous fictional bear.

The Mancave Washbag Set is perfect for the dad who wants with a his-only skincare routine. It comes with a borage-infused moisturiser, a willow face wash and a facescrub with olive stone to exfoliate and reduce ingrown hairs. Also while Marks & Spencer’s Darth Vader selection makes for a very tongue-in-cheek gift, seeing as the Sith Lord wasn’t exactly a model father himself...

  • Lush Papa Bear, €46.95, Lush Cork and Dublin
  • The Mancave Washbag Set, €32.99, Boots
  • Star Wars Darth Vader Gift Set, €27, Marks & Spencer

Grooming gifts for dad


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