Fathers Day Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner and whether you are buying for a young and hip dad or a traditional socks and Brut wearer this piece will give you some fresh ideas to help choose something for your Dad this year. Men are becoming more and more conscious of their grooming and with the revival of the beard in recent years it adds a whole new dimension to manscaping.  Treat him to some luxury with Roger and Galet, a French brand that has a great grooming line for men called L’Homme.  Available in pharmacies and priced from €11 to €40 the range has a fantastic aloe vera enriched shaving foam which prepares the skin and protects it from razor burn. For the active Dad L’Homme Sport cologne opens with a fresh energising grapefruit scent but as it dries the warmer aroma of peppercorn is more prevalent. If the male head of the house is sporty then “The Delicates” hair and body trimmer by Remington is an ideal gift. The sleek showerproof trimmer has comfort blades for maximum ease and comfort for trimming body hair. Beards are catered for by The Vacuum beard and grooming kit, €59.99, the inbuilt vacuum ensures a no mess sink and the lithium battery gives you 60 mins of trimming ensuring even the pickiest Dad will be happy with his facial hair. Keeping the beard conditioned is a must and Kiehls (Debenhams Patrick Street) have you covered. The mavens of male grooming appreciate that the beard and skin underneath it need a very special type of care. The lightweight grooming oil with a fresh blend of woodsy essential oils absorbs quickly and easily. Softens hair while soothing skin for a comfortable, touchable beard.  Pracaxi oil smooths coarse facial hair and nourishes the skin underneath leaving it feeling calm. Exfoliating Salicylic Acid gently sloughs off dead, dry skin cells under beards to help prevent flakiness.  Blend of Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus essential oils make it fresh yet woody and not overpowering particularly if the recipient of the gift is fussy with scent. For an oily skinned male Payot Homme Soin Reveil reenergising care gel is just the ticket. Enriched with energy boosting caffeine it awakens the complexion and stimulates firming and cell renewal. It is available on www.payot.ie and costs €36. Barber Pro masks are designed for men’s skin. Now available in Ireland the Face Putty black peel off mask will de-clog pores and mattify the skin. It has the added benefit of being peel off which will give immense satisfaction to Dad as he sees the blackheads come out. If his eyes are tired from working at a computer then the under-eye collagen mask will help to soothe and eradicate fine lines. If he likes a whole face experience then he can join the sheet mask phenomenon sweeping the country for a refreshing anti-ageing experience. The masks cost €5.50 each so are the perfect budget treat for all ages, available on http://www.beautybelle.ie. For skincare aficionados then Yonka man’s three step system of purify restore and rejuvenate is designed for especially for men’s skin which is oily and thicker than women’s. The scrub mousse exfoliates dead skin eliminating dullness and helping wake up the skin and minimise the appearance of ingrown hairs. This is available at www.yonka.ie. If you are on a tight budget you could make a little basket with some shower gels and deodorants from the supermarket. Non-skincare related buys include foot spray and talc which at this time of year are a refreshing addition to any man’s toiletry bag. Many salons and spas offer treatments tailored to men like manicures and pedicures as well as deep tissue and sports massage. In recent years, intimate waxing for men has become more popular too although not all men would think this was a treat. Don’t forget to buy the essentials to treat Dad to breakfast in bed.


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