Joel Dart, owner of Jacob & Sebastian, a specialty beauty and grooming shop in Toronto, recommends first considering your guy’s daily routine and then looking for ways to enhance it. If he’s into skin care, look for “special treatments like masks or scrubs, extras that maybe aren’t their everyday ritual,” says Dart, pointing to a luxe line such as Vermont’s Tata Harper.
For men accustomed to professional shaves, consider ways that they can channel that fresh feeling at home. “It’s so special and nice to get great shaving products,” Dart says. “Because they can’t go to the barber and get their beards done professionally, a lot of people are already thinking of gifting some more professional barber supplies.”
And for the fitness buff in your life, look no further than Oribe’s Côte d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash, one of the prime amenities stocked in the change rooms at Barry’s. “It seems to have made such an impression on members that they’re coming in to have that experience at home,” Dart says. “A little gift pack that will remind someone of their favourite place could be really fun.”
Baxter of California Beard Line-Up Shave Gel, $26 at Jacob & Sebastian .
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