Say it with a smile
He'll think of it as a new power tool for his teeth. But you'll know the Oral-B Precision Black 7000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush is his foolproof ticket to beautiful pearly whites and healthy teeth and gums. With features like a rechargeable battery, six cleaning settings and an automatic sensor that detects too much pressure when brushing, your guy will be in total gadget heaven.
Help out his hair
This might shock you, but your man probably wants his hair to look good. He just doesn't want it to look like he took longer in the bathroom that you did to get it that way. Make dapper highly doable starting with a hydrating and scalp-soothing conditioner. Then show your guy how the right molding cream makes polished hair a possibility. There's even a men's gray hair cover kit for guys who might secretly want to fight those pesky grays but just don't know how.
The nose knows
If the hair on your man's head is in good shape, then you're ahead of the game. But what about all those little hairs that look like they're trying to flee from his nose and ears? Many guys have this problem and either don't know what to do about it or aren't even aware of it. Either way, it's probably time to gift him with a handy nose- and ear-hair trimmer. He'll appreciate this discreet, easy-to-use gadget as much as you appreciate him using it regularly.
Top to bottom grooming
You wouldn't be okay with your man clubbing you over the head and acting like a caveman, so why would you ever let him walk around looking like one? Give him the gift that Mother Nature didn't: baby smooth skin on his back. A packable, rechargeable back-hair trimmer means there'll never be any reason for his back to go all prehistoric again. Another tool that will help keep your man looking civilized is a shiny new beard and hair clipper. It makes an ideal gift, whether he prefers a full, neatly trimmed beard or a grizzled, 5-o'clock shadow look.
If your man fancies himself as a bit of old-school cool, give him accessories that elevate shaving to an art form. Try a classic straight-edge razor and shaving gel for your favorite tough guy. Or a timeless matching shave set with badger brush for the traditionalist in your life. Not sure which way to go? A men's travel grooming kit and post-shave balm are can't-fail choices for every guy.
Cleanliness is next to…
No, your man isn't actually trying to remove his skin one layer at a time using that thing in the shower he calls "soap." But until you set him up with something that doesn't smell like a field of flowers, he's not parting with that harsh little detergent brick. Show him the softer side of manly with nourishing organic bar soap, refreshing body wash and invigorating face wash.
The skin he’s in
When your man holds your hand, does it actually feel like a heavy-duty scouring pad is touching you? If so, you can either arm him with the most effective weapon against dry skin—extra-strength body and face lotion—or you can start picking out all-season gloves. Broad-spectrum sunscreen that's sweatproof, waterproof and excuse-proof can also help protect his skin from the ravages of UV exposure.
Catch a whiff
If the last time your man bought cologne was in high school, it's time for you to stage a scent-ervention. Our favorites will have him smelling like a million bucks without making your wallet weep. Lavender, mint and vanilla notes give John Paul Gaultier Le Male its romantic fragrance. For a brighter scent accented with fruit and citrus, choose Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme. Or try Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme for a fresh cologne that features a bouquet of sage, juniper and moss. If your guy is into body spray, he'll appreciate the watery and citrusy notes in Nautica Blue All Over Body Spray.