By Steve King

Men’s Editor


With Christmas so close, thought I had better come up with some great grooming-must haves for any guy in your life.

So pay attention. These great goodies would be welcomed by the man in your life. I’ve even thought of one you can share!




Philips Shaver Series 9000

Stockists – John Lewis, Boots, Argos & Amazon

PHILIPS 9000It’s a hefty price tag I’ll admit, but the Philips is probably the most hi-tech and up to date electric shaver I’ve ever come across. I wouldn’t be wrong in saying its revolutionary.

It has this ‘Contour’ detect system which basically hugs every nook and cranny – flexing in 8 different directions which in all means you’ll get a pretty amazing shave first time you pass the shaver over your face. The 9000 series also features the SmartClick attachment – turning the shaver into a trimmer in one easy step – meaning if yon need to tackle a beard, sideburns or moustache – you can. It has 5 different length settings too – so you can choose your individual look.

And if you’re worried about skin irritation – don’t be. The precision blades eliminate this almost totally.

I’m hooked. It’s awesome.


Dermalogica Kits


Ranges from £17.50 – £62

Dermalogica Body Therapy KitNow you can’t have Christmas without a bit of Dermalogica and what better way to introduce Derma Favourites kityourself to the brand than by getting your hands on one of their superb Skin Kits – I’m featuring just two out the range – but there are more – check them out.

The first is the Our Favourites Limited Edition Set which includes: PreCleanse 30ml; Oil-busting emulsifier removes skin impurities; Multi-Active Toner 30ml; Light facial toner hydrates and refreshes; Gentle Cream Exfoliant 10ml; Exfoliating masque helps improve skin texture; SkinPerfect Primer SPF30 7ml.

The second is the Body Therapy Essentials Limited Edition Set which includes:Conditioning Body Was 75ml; This rich, soap-free cleanse is acid balanced and infused with purifying essential oild to prevent over-drying. Skin emerges smooth, soft and refreshingly clean; Body Hydrating Cream 75ml; Lactic and hydroxy acids in this advance moisturiser immediately smooth and condition skin while essential plant oils soothe and soften; Exfoliating Body Scrub 15g. This creamy, light-foaming body scrub exfoliates to dramatically smooth without damaging skin.

All of course are formulated without artificial fragrances and colours.


Green People Organic Lifestyle

Red Mandarin & Ho Wood Body Lotion & Body Wash Pack – Limited Edition



Greenpeople Red Man SetA natural gift for intensely moisturised skin is what Green People say and boy do they deliver!

This limited edition pack contains a calming and soothing body lotion and body wash with the delicately sweet and woody aromas of Red Mandarin & Ho Wood. The scent is intoxicating and leaves you feeling uplifted and positively happy.

Red Mandarin increases circulation to naturally cleanse your body of toxins. Ho Wood powerfully stimulates cellular regeneration for more youthful, radiant skin. A dynamic duo if ever there was one!


Red Mandarin & Ho Wood Body Lotion (100ml)

  • An organic lotion blended with Shea Butter and Perilla seed oil for soft, supple skin
  • Rich in Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids to nourish and hydrate dry skin
  • Formulated without harsh chemicals and suitable for sensitive skin

Red Mandarin & Ho Wood Body Wash (100ml)

  • An organic body wash with soothing and calming Marshmallow and Yucca to maintain skin moisture levels
  • Packed with nutrient rich Aloe Vera, known for its natural skin healing properties
  • Formulated without harsh chemicals and suitable for sensitive skin




Currently reduced From £79 to £49.50


Loccitane CollectionOh with such great packaging you just know you’re in for a treat BEFORE you’ve even opened the box. It’s a pretty comprehensive kit for guys and really will be really appreciated. Trust me.

Sophisticated with an unexpected twist, the L’Occitan collection suits the modern gent who has style and panache. The carefully crafted fragrance of distilled lavender blended with nutmeg, black pepper and smoked woods is redolent of the natural scents of Provence.

This set includes:

  • 100ml L’Occitan EDT
  • 250ml L’Occitan Shower Gel
  • 100g L’Occitan Pebble Soap
  • 30ml L’Occitan Shaving Gel
  • <!–[if !supportLists]–> <!–[endif]–>30ml L’Occitan After Shave Balm.



Diptyque Baies Candle


Ranges from £20-40

Diptyque candle baiesFor me this is the ultimate in candles. The perfect gift for you and for him. It is beyond heavenly. If you haven’t heard of this company – you need to read on. These candles have been my guilty secret for over five years, so I finally thought it time to share the joy with you all too.

They have a breath-taking array of scents to choose from – and trust me I haven’t come across one I didn’t like yet!

One of my all-time favourites is the Baies (Berries) candle.

It oozes with an irresistible freshness of a bouquet of roses, sweetened with blackcurrant leaves. It will transform any room in minutes and the scent is so addictive, you’ll be hooked for life.

And don’t worry about it not lasting. Trust me the candles are made using only the finest of ingredients, ensuring a clean, very long-lasting burn.

They also do complimenting Room sprays too. How much more excitement can you take?