A Valentine’s Gift Your Guy Will Love – And Really Use!
Jan27

A Valentine’s Gift Your Guy Will Love – And Really Use!

Guys tend to get overlooked when it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts. Somehow the holiday became about spoiling the lady in your life with chocolate, jewelry, and flowers. So we ask you, why not get the special guy in your life a gift on this loving day? This year, let’s spoil those guys! We could go the traditional route and pick up something we find at the store like a stuffed animal or some boxers with lips on them…or we could get creative. Monthly subscription boxes are kind of big right now. They started with boxes stuffed with makeup samples for women but the men’s subscription boxes have become very popular lately. Boxes for the gents have included themes such as monthly shaving clubs, outfit in a box, and men’s grooming gift boxes. Say what? Men want “grooming” products? Color us surprised, but yes they do! (They just don’t want to admit it.) Here’s how to duplicate one of those men’s grooming gift boxes and give your guy something he really wants for Valentine’s Day – but would never ask for. You can go two routes: a basket that your guy might keep to store the items in, or a gift box. These can be purchased at your favorite retail or hobby store. To keep it unique, try to include one homemade item. We decided to make our own beard oil since beards have become so popular and beard oil is the new thing. To make this, you’ll need a base oil – aka carrier oil – that will be the bulk of your oil. You can use any kind: argan, sunflower, jojoba, olive, etc… We used organic olive oil because it already has a musky type scent so it’s perfect. Then, add a few drops of a fragrant oil of your choice. Clove is a great scent for a guy, so we picked up a bottle of clove bud oil from Earth Fare. Right under the oils are cute little empty bottles that are perfect for the homemade oil and very affordable. Add drops of the essential oil until the scent is perfect. Your guy will apply this to his facial hair and thank you since many bearded guys struggle with dry, itchy skin under that hair. If your man is beardless, they can use the oil on their faces at night or perhaps you could give him a back massage with it. Wink wink. Another great thing to pick up is a shaving gift set. Even if he has a beard, he most likely still shaves some portion of his face and if not, these kits include pretty great products...

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