10 Best Gifts For Men | Men’s Gift Guide 2019

It’s officially holiday time and there’s no doubt you’re going to need to find some cool, useful gifts for your friends and family. While you’re at it, you should probably pick out something nice for yourself too right? We see a ton of products all the time so we thought we’d do the hard work for you and pick out some of our absolute favorite items to make your shopping that much easier this year. Add these to your list and we guarantee great results and a ton of happy recipients. Need a few more ideas? Check out our Gift Guides from years past.

Here are our picks the 10 best gifts for men! Happy Holidays!

 

LEATHERMAN KEYCHAIN – $35

Super handy and will always be useful when you least expect it, we gift these to everyone in our lives. It’s small, affordable, and packs a ton of utility into a small package. They come in a range of colors too.

 

Dad Fanny Pack – $10

Whether you need a good, affordable silly gift for a white elephant gift exchange or just want to gift friends and family with something funny, this is a great option.

 

Vitamix Blender – $400

The absolute Rolls Royce of blenders, this item is a staple item in our lives and we use it a ton. It’s great for everything from smoothies to soups to “Nice Cream” (frozen banana ice cream). Not cheap, but it’s absolutely worth every penny.

 

Pour-Over Coffee Brewing Set for One – $69

Good coffee gear is absolutely essential and this handy, single-cup brewer is an awesome gift for all the coffee snobs in your life. Once they ditch the garbage Keurig brewer and try a fresh cup from a pour-over there’s no going back, we promise. We’re also big fans of the Aeropress brewer for more of an espresso-style cup.

 

Manscaped Lawnmower 2.0 Trimmer

It goes without saying that proper grooming is hugely important and that goes for body hair and your hair downstairs. Speaking for the women in the world, Ashley can’t recommend this trimmer enough for keeping your package area tidy and neat. Trust us, it’s that important.  The Lawnmower 2.0 trimmer is super handy and makes grooming everywhere a breeze. It’s waterproof and has a powerful 6,000 RPM motor with SkinSafe™ Technology so you’ll never experience any nicks or snags. They even guarantee it and will give you your money back if you’re not happy. 

We’ve got an awesome deal from Manscaped and you can get 20% OFF plus Free Shipping, and 2 free gifts with code WESTON at Manscaped.comThe Perfect Package 2.0 kit features the Lawnmower 2.0 trimmer, a refreshing crop reviver toner, crop preserver deodorant, and a comfy pair of boxer briefs. Pick up your kit here, it’s perfect for friends, family, or yourself!

 

Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones – $400

We’ve discussed how important these are before and this new model from Bose is even better. An absolute must for anyone who travels a lot, this new version even has a toggle switch that adjusts the noise-cancelling levels for a custom feel. Another item that’s pricey but worth every penny.

 

Ultra-Slim Lightweight Charger – $29

Speaking of handy travel accessories, this small charger is a life-saver if you’re like most of us who and constantly teetering on low battery. The perfect affordable stocking stuffer!

 

Custom Family Portrait Illustration – $20 and up

Both thoughtful and clever, this gift allows you to create a custom illustration based on a photo. Awesome for a thoughtful or funny gift.

 

Zojirushi Stainless Thermos Mug – $27

Another one of our absolute favorite EDC items we have recommended before, this mug is incredible. You won’t believe how warm or cold it keeps your go-to beverages. It’s available in multiple colors and sizes too.

 

Itunes Store or Google Play Store Gift Cards – $10 and up

Cash can feel impersonal and something as simple as an Itunes or Google Play gift card is a way better option. No matter what the situation is, the recipient is always going to love this one.

 

 

Men’s butt hair grooming options

This video is all about men’s butt hair grooming options that women notice and how to take care of your butt hair and keep it check. I thought it would be fun to have another woman’s perspective on the men’s butt hair situation, so I invited my friend Indigo to join me.

The Best Tools For The Job

$40 – Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Clippers #79602

I love and only recommend these trimmers by Wahl because:

  • This is what all my groomer friends, mentioned in the intro video, use.
  • Wahl has been around for a long time
  • Include a lifetime warranty (5 years on the blades, too)
  • Made in the USA
  • The kit comes with everything you could ever need
  • They’ll last decades with proper care

I’ve recommended the ManGroomer to clients who are just in need of a once over every few weeks to keep it in check. It looks ridiculous but it works incredibly well!

$49 – MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

This will allow you to closely trim the hair on your butt without needing to ask your partner or buddy to help you out. It’s a win-win for everyone, haha!

How To Shave Your Testicles

This video about how to shave/trim your testicles or balls to not gross women out and ensure you don’t look like a caveman or “bush baby” as my friend Indigo says in the video or like a pre-teen boy (shudder).

The Best Tool For The Job

$40 – Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Clippers #79602

I love and only recommend these trimmers by Wahl because:

  • This is what all my groomer friends, mentioned in the intro video, use.
  • Wahl has been around for a long time
  • Include a lifetime warranty (5 years on the blades, too)
  • Made in the USA
  • The kit comes with everything you could ever need
  • They’ll last decades with proper care

How To Shave Your Chest, Shoulders & Back To Be More Attractive To Women

As part of my Men’s Grooming Series, today I’m going to talk about your chest and back hair (and while we’re at it, your shoulders too!).

I want to start by saying, though, that if you and your partner have a certain preference for your chest and back hair, then by all means, do whatever makes you both happy.

With that said, – when it comes to your body hair, myself and a majority of women that I’ve spoken to, all preferred a trimmed look over anything else.

Now, of course, there’s always going to be a minority of women who like the hairless or caveman look (see video below for examples), but, in my experience, it’s VERY rare and for most of these women, is not a deal breaker if you’re keeping your chest and back hair managed.

If you’re naturally hairless, that’s perfectly acceptable – it’s when hairy men try to go for the smooth and hairless look that it goes wrong pretty quickly.

If you’re looking for me to discuss how to shave your chest and back bald, you’re going to be disappointed because that’s an unrealistic approach due to the side effects:

  • razor burn
  • ingrown hairs
  • itching
  • time commitment

Women don’t care as much about it as you think – to a point.

Chest

To start, you’re going to need a good pair of clippers – especially since these will also be used in my other body hair grooming articles/videos.

$40 – Wahl Elite Pro High Performance Clippers #79602

I love and only recommend these trimmers by Wahl because:

  • This is what all my groomer friends, mentioned in the intro video, use.
  • Wahl has been around for a long time
  • Include a lifetime warranty (5 years on the blades, too)
  • Made in the USA
  • The kit comes with everything you could ever need
  • They’ll last decades with proper care

Now that you’ve got the clippers, it’s time to get into how to do it:

  1. Trim before hopping into the shower so you can rinse off any hair that’s stuck to you.
  2. Use a 1 to a 4 attachment, depending on your preferred length. I recommend a 2 attachment (1/4″) because it’ll allow you to go longer between trims and it isn’t so spikey like a shorter attachment.
  3. Trim by going against the direction of the grain/hair growth. It won’t really work well going with or across the grain.

Stomach

While I’m talking about the front of your torso, don’t forget to trim your belly hair during this time, as well! You don’t want any line of demarcation, so use the same attachment as you used for your chest and trim whatever belly hair you have.

Stop at your waist, because below there will be a different topic for another day. 🙂

Back & Shoulders

There’s not a single woman I’ve ever met who said she thought back and shoulder hair was sexy – never once.

Luckily, you’ve got a 4 options, depending on the type and amount of hair you have on your back and shoulders.

1. Trimming

If you’ve got a little bit of back and shoulder hair that isn’t too coarse or thick, then trimming is for you.

I’ve recommended the ManGroomer to clients who are just in need of a once over every few weeks to keep it in check. It looks ridiculous but it works incredibly well!

$49 – MANGROOMER Ultimate Pro Back Shaver

This will allow you to closely trim the hair on your back and shoulders without needing to ask your partner or buddy to help you out. It’s a win-win for everyone, haha!

Pro Tip: Treat it as a back scratcher, rather than looking in the mirror and trying to use it. Just go up and down your back, starting at one side and going up and down to the other side. Do it a few times and you’ll get all your back.

2. Waxing

If you’ve got a little more than a sprinkling of back and shoulder hair, but it’s not a carpet, then you’re a good candidate for waxing.

You want to get it done every 4-6 weeks, but if you have an adverse reaction or get a lot of bumps or ingrown hairs, then it’s time to move onto the next option. Which is:

3. Laser Hair Removal

If you have an adverse reaction to waxing or you’ve got a lot of back and shoulder hair, then it’s time to call in the lasers.

It’ll take anywhere from 5 to 8 treatments every 5-6 weeks, but that’s the last time you’ll ever have to worry about it and my clients who’ve gotten it done have all said it’s worth it.

There’s one caveat, though. You can’t do laser hair removal if you’ve got light colored or super fine hair because the laser won’t pick it up. So in that case, look into trimming, waxing or the nuclear option:

4. Electrolysis

This is where each individual hair is zapped one at a time, and it works no matter what type of hair you have. It’ll be more expensive since it’s doing hairs one by one, as opposed to the shotgun approach like lasering, but it will work for everyone.

 

So that’s how to trim or shave your chest, back, shoulders (and stomach) hair to be more attractive to women.