A Little Something for the Guys

With Father’s Day upon us, I thought perhaps it was timely to do a post on fashion and gifts for men.

Recently, Eric took me to a local menswear store he really likes that is family-owned by a fellow Italian. While we were there, I picked out a new shirt for him.

Of course, he needed cufflinks for the shirt too. Both the shirt and the cufflinks are by Angelino.

My thought on the shirt was that it would look really hot with a pair of jeans for going out. Like this…
Possibly a pair of jeans like these from Rock & Republic.

I can’t wait to take him out and show him off! Of course, while we were at the store, he had his eye on this suit.


We’ll save that for another day. But, in the meantime one of the men’s magazines recommended a few grooming items that every man should have in his Dopp Kit. I thought they might make good gifts, and we all know there are some men that need a little help. Although not mine, he takes great pride in his grooming and being well-dressed….just ask him, he’ll tell you!

So here is what they recommended…

Molton Brown Recharge Black Pepper Body Wash

Get ready for a deeply aromatic adventure. This spicy infusion heightens your senses and reawakens your energy banks when you most need it. Steeped in detoxifying black pepper oil, the re-charge black pepper body wash gel formulation helps to boost circulation and leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed, warmed up and ready for action.

The black pepper oil used in our re-charge black pepper body wash is an aphrodisiac which warms and relaxes muscles, and dilates blood vessels to help remove toxins. This shower gel has antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties which keep your skin ultra-fresh and in condition. Breathe in the refreshing, natural aroma of vetiver, basil, bergamot, galbanum, amber and vanilla.

Size: 10fl oz; Price: $28.00

Tom’s of Maine Deodorant (not that I am suggesting that deodorant is a good gift.)

Natural Original Deodorant Stick in several fragrances: Calendula, Honeysuckle Rose, Unscented, Woodspice. Tom’s of Maine created the first natural deodorant in 1976. Since then, they’ve continued to pursue innovative new natural ingredients that deliver improved odor protection. They’re introducing their newest natural odor-fighting ingredient—hops (Humulus lupulus)—which they’ve added to our original deodorant formula! Hops inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria.The antimicrobial action of hops inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria while reducing the possibility of skin irritation.

Size: 2.25 oz; Price: $5.49

Kiehl’s Lip Balm

Relieves chapped or cracked lips , no-shine lip balm and temporarily protects lips. With Shea Butter and Squalane (Squalene is a highly refined moisturizing oil derived from the olive; Squalane is very silky and easily absorbed and has been found to be extremely compatible with the natural oils of the skin; they use Squalane in many of their formulations).

Price: $8.50

Kiehl’s Shaving Cream

· For use with a brush
· With Camphor, Menthol, and Lavender
· Provides close, comfortable shave
· Leaves skin sleek, hydrated, and soft
· Not tested on animals

Kiehl’s offers the ultimate experience in traditional shaving with their classic “Lite Flite” shave cream for use with a brush. This unique formulation combines the emollient feel of a brushless shave with the smoothness of a brush shave formula to provide a very close, yet comfortable shave. Their preparation softens the beard while helping to protect skin from cuts, nicks, and irritation…for an extraordinarily close shave. Enriched with moisturizers, and herbal extracts to soothe and calm the skin, this special cream will send you off to an unparalleled height of shaving pleasure, leaving skin sleek, hydrated, and soft.

Size: 4.5 fl oz; Price: $17.50

(As another alternative, and one that Eric recommends, try The Art of Shaving.

Bumble and Bumble Shampoo


Bumble and Bumble Seaweed consists of Marine seaweed, spirulina and kelp which helps keep hair full of shine and soothes the scalp. The Seaweed Shampoo is a mild cleanser that can be used daily. The Seaweed Conditioner is a great daily conditioner that leaves hair soft and manageable.

Size: 8 fl oz; Price: $19.99

Peter Thomas Roth Moisturizer-Sunscreen Combo

Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream, SPF 30
A rich, creamy oil-free, fragrance-free daytime facial moisturizer enriched with hydrators, antioxidants and SPF 30 protection. Dermatologist clinically and allergy tested.
Animal Cruelty Free

Size: 1.7 oz (50 g); Price: $40.00

Texture Pomade 7

A styling tool for achieving dramatic shine, flexible hold and definition. A complete water soluble non-greasy product. a non-tacky flexible hold (about 7/10 hold factor). Developed for wet or dry styling. Helps control dry frizzy hair. It is an excellent styling aid for curly hair. can be used as a styling aid as well as a leave in conditioner. This product will not leave hair weighed down or leave a build-up. The non-Paba sunscreen helps to protect and maintain coloured hair. Texture Pomade 7 is just right for the soft seperated hair styles of today. Formulated to be used daily without build-up, using natural ingredients to revitalize hair and scalp. Strengthens and expands hair follicles for thicker, fuller and more manageable hair. Contains Aqueous Extracts of Kelp acts to add body and shine, as well as strengthen the hair follicle. Nettle stimulates hair growth and shines and softens hair.Rosemary nourishes and conditions the hair to add shine and manageability.Chamomile acts to add body and shine, as well as strengthen the hair follicle.

Size 3 oz/ 90 ml; Price $13.98

Happy Father’s Day!

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