Even if gift-giving isn’t the first of your love languages, when 14 February comes around, you’ll be racking your brains thinking of the perfect present to surprise your partner on this romantic occasion.
And, even though Valentine’s Day might call for a little extra splurge when it comes to gifting, there’s really nothing better than getting your special someone a present that fits his need just right – proof, of course, of how well you know him.
We’ve combed through the best shaving tools, fragrances, skincare sets, shower gels, and haircare sets for men, and rounded up the ones that’ll make thoughtful presents for every type of guy – you’ll really get to show your love for him this heart-racing Valentine’s!
Jo Malone London Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense
Jo Malone’s Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense is a fan-favourite fragrance that features a fresh, citrusy top note of bergamot, woody middle note of cedarwood, and envelopes with a warm, rich scent of oud wood.
Launched in 2010, the cologne just received a packaging refresh, which means the one you love will get to enjoy this sumptuous fragrance anew!
Since you know him best, also consider gifting him other scents in Jo Malone’s Cologne Intense Collection, such as Cypress & Grapevine Cologne, Myrrh & Tonka Cologne, and Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne.
Jo Malone London Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense retails for RM890 at Jo Malone London boutiques and on Sephora.
Versace Eros Flame Eau De Parfum
A fragrance inspired by passionate love, the Versace Eros Flame Eau De Parfum hits all the right olfactory notes this Valentine’s day.
Eros Flame’s strong, spicy fragrance opens with juicy notes of lemon and tangerine – and then warms the nose with notes of spicy black pepper and soft rose. He’ll also whiff a woody blend of mountain oak, Texas cedar, and sandalwood, which ground this sensual scent.
Since the deep red bottle syncs effortlessly with the heart-spun theme of the festivities, it’ll look extra romantic when he unwraps it on this special day!
Versace Eros Flame Eau De Parfum retails for RM465 on Sephora.
Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray
Slip this one into the gift bag this Valentine’s day, because you’ll be treating yourself to a scent that’s oh-so-fresh and delightful too.
Calvin Klein’s CK One Eau De Toilette Spray is a light citrusy and fruity scent that’s made for both men and women: it has opening notes of lemon, bergamot, and mandarin oranges, gentle heart notes of lily of the valley and jasmine, and base notes of sandalwood.
You’ll both enjoy this gift for him this V-day!
Calvin Klein CK One Eau De Toilette Spray retails for RM351 on Sephora.
SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser
The likely culprit of his dry slash oily skin? His harsh daily cleanser. Swap that one out for the SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser, and he’ll never want to go back to using his old cleanser again!
This made-for-men cleanser brims with the same ingredient that paves the way for every sought-after SK-II dewy skin bounce: the brand’s signature PITERA. Containing over 50 micro-nutrients, the PITERA-infused cleanser will keep his skin moisturised, supple, and comfy as heck throughout the day.
SK-II Men Moisturizing Cleanser retails for RM265 on Sephora.
Lab Series Skincare Oil Control Skincare Duo Set
If his everyday skincare looks like a simple two-step routine, your best gift to him is Lab Series’ Oil Control Skincare Duo Set. It’ll let him keep his post-shower ritual to a minimum whilst improving his complexion by bounds!
The Oil Control Cleanser + Clay Mask can be used as a cleanser and, on the days he’s feeling up for it, as a nourishing mask; all he needs to do is apply a thin layer on his dry skin and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing it off.
The second and final step? Lab Series’ Oil Control Moisturiser. He’ll enjoy reduced shine with no extra effort – the greatest gift of all.
Lab Series Skincare Oil Control Skincare Duo Set (limited edition) retails for RM388 on WhatHeWants.
Clinique for Men Daily Oil Control Set
One of the most common skin concerns for men is oily skin, which is why there’s a winning chance the Clinique for Men Daily Oil Control Set is just what he needs on his bathroom shelf.
Equipped with this skin-saving trio – the Clinique For Men Moisturising Lotion, the Face Wash, and the Exfoliating Tonic – your man will make it through his days shine-free.
Clinique for Men Daily Oil Control Set retails for RM259 on Shopee.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
You’ll be the one to know if he’s been on a quest to find a good moisturiser for his sensitive skin. So, show him just how well you know him by putting a little ribbon on Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and gifting it to him this Valentine’s!
Formulated for all skin types including sensitive skin, Kiehl’s hydrating facial cream has a unique lightweight texture that sits comfortably and easily on the skin – even despite Singapore’s hot and humid weather.
It’s also made with Glacial Glycoprotein and olive-derived Squalane, helping to strengthen his skin’s barrier, intensely moisturise, and leave his skin looking healthier in a wink.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream retails for RM139 at Kiehl’s boutiques.
Christian Dior Sauvage Shower Gel for Men
Hold up – the iconic Dior Sauvage fragrance is now bottled up in shower gel form?! We’re not crying, you are.
Gift your beloved the Christian Dior Sauvage Shower Gel to luxuriously elevate all his shower experiences and have him smelling fresh, even on the days that he skips wearing perfume.
When he pumps the clear gel onto his skin and lathers it up into a rich foam, Sauvage’s familiar earthy, woody fragrance will bubble up; he’ll enjoy whiffing warm notes of bergamot, pepper, and amberwood just before he goes to bed.
Christian Dior Sauvage Shower Gel for Men retails for RM185 at Dior.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet
For a man who appreciates natural scents, the Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet is the perfect pampering set to please him this Valentine’s Day.
Instead of dizzyingly strong smells, Aesop’s cleanser and body balm duo are infused with the fresh, light, aromatic scent of geranium leaf. Think: soft rose with a citrusy, herbaceous, lemony twist.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Duet retails for RM495 at Aesop.
American Crew Defining Paste
American Crew’s Defining Paste makes it easy to express your love this Valentine’s if you can’t afford to burn a hole in your pocket, especially if your special someone can’t go a day without styling his strands into place.
The Defining Paste is made with lanolin, beeswax, and glycerin to give a soft and pliable medium hold and a natural-looking finish. It’s even got a refreshingly light scent that’ll help to cheer up his mornings before he heads out to face the day.
American Crew Defining Paste retails for RM89 on Lookfantastic.
andSons Anti Hair Loss Kit
andSons Anti Hair Loss Kit is another shampoo, conditioner, and serum trio that’ll help him fight hair loss – this time, by thickening and strengthening his strands.
The Thickening Shampoo is infused with Saw Palmetto to lower DHT levels and boost hair growth and the Thickening Conditioner seals in the hair’s moisture for hair that’s healthier.
He’ll wrap up his routine with the Minoxidil Serum, which he can easily spritz onto his scalp to stimulate blood circulation; it’ll encourage his hair to start sprouting again!
andSons Anti Hair Loss Kit retails for RM151 on Zalora.