If there has been trend in men’s fashion over the past couple of years, it has definitely been related to the emergence of beards as a real fashion statement. Once beloved of folk singers and geography teachers, it now seems that every hot man and hipster has a beard of some variety, whether it be short and clipped, longer and sculpted, or just a slightly scruffy and disheveled stubble. You only had to look at Summer’s Euro football tournament to see that beards are the fashion statement a man can make, with the utterly gorgeous, perfect Olivier Giroud of France leading the way in the hot beard stakes.
But if you think that the beard means less in the way of shaving and grooming products, you are sadly mistaken. The opposite is actually true. Beards require grooming, it is not merely a matter of letting hair grow anywhere in any old style. Lines require shaving, beards trimmed, sideburns sculpted and products applied. All this makes grooming gifts the perfect option if your husband or partner (or father or brother for that matter) have joined the hot bearded tribe. Groom and Style is a great site to peruse if you want an expert opinion on the best shavers, such as the braun series-7-790cc, around this Christmas, because, let’s face it, us women generally don’t have a clue when it comes to shaving unless we are talking about our legs.
There are plenty of other cool gift ideas for bearded men, Amazon has a great range of grooming products including beard wax, specific shampoos that help soften and condition the hair. There are beard balms for control, beard oils for pampering and a whole range of beard combs and shapers that, when combined with your shaver, can help you create a directional, original look for your beard.
And if these products are not enough, maybe a Santa suit can be added to the basket to create a look suitable for the most iconic of all bearded men – Father Christmas himself!