Men's Grooming

The 12 Men’s Grooming Stocking Stuffers

Happy Holidays! To celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, we have compiled our very best products of this year, so that you can check them off your grooming wish list!  These are 12 quintessential grooming products all men should own. These awesome stocking stuffers will primp, preen, and enable you to become the best version of you. For the romantics, gift each product for your very own 12 days of grooming! What man doesn’t love to be pampered? Or just get them for yourself, being single rocks too.


Messy look paste: The Messy look paste by AXE is one of those products you didn’t know you needed until you try it. Hair should have movement, and not look like a toupe. Products should have a strong hold and keep your style set throughout the day. The Messy look paste does all of this and more; it isn’t sticky, flaky, and leaves your hair with that rugged windswept look everyone digs. The formula is a paste so you can build up the coverage as needed.

Messy look paste

Natural look hair creme: To compliment the Messy look paste, we recommend grabbing the Natural look hair creme. This is the product you will want to use when you need barbershop results at home. In contrast to the rugged Messy look paste, alternate between a clean cut look that goes great with work, functions, and interviews. If you wear a preppy style, this is an essential styling tool. You can also get both products in an array of AXE fragrances to suit your mood.

Dove Men+Care

Hydration Balance Body Wash: Did you know the number one grooming problem men report is dry skin? This is often caused by using the wrong body wash. Dry skin causes many problems including wrinkles and fine lines. Dove Men+Care Hydration Balance Body Wash with MICROMOISTURE technology is clinically proven to fight skin dryness and is designed for men so you can get the perfect formula for your skin. The ultra-light, hypoallergenic formula locks in natural moisture, hydrating for healthier, stronger skin.

Hydration Balance Body Wash
Clean Comfort Body & Face Bar: While many guys use a body wash all over, it is best to use a dedicated cleanser for your face. This is because the skin here has different needs than that of your body. Dove Men+Care Clean Comfort Body and Face Bar with ¼ moisturizing cream thoroughly cleanse for healthier, stronger skin vs. regular soap. It rinses off easily with a refreshing scent to deliver a clean, total skin comfort.


Invigorating Face wash: For occasional or regular bouts of acne, we highly recommend Neutrogena Invigorating Face Wash, a true classic on the grooming scene. This is tough on acne but gentle on skin and can irradiate breakouts in days. Squeeze a dime size amount into wet hands. Rub hands together and adds more water to work into a lather. Apply to face and massage gently. Rinse thoroughly. Use daily for best results.

Age Fighter Moisturizer w/ SPF 15
Age Fighter Moisturizer w/ SPF 15: Lack of SPF is one of the biggest reasons for unnecessary signs of aging and skin cancer; beat both by using a daily SPF of at least 15. This daily moisturizer is formulated with Retinol—a pure form of Vitamin A— well known among dermatologists for its ability to help diminish the look if lines and wrinkles. We love that Neutrogena moisturizers are not greasy and they do not smell like sunscreen but they do make a marked difference.

American Crew

Firm Hold Styling Gel: Used on the set of Mad Men, American Crew Classic Firm Hold Styling Gel is the ultimate in holding power and classic styling. It is enriched with natural extracts like vitamin B5 to help hair look thicker with added shine. This alcohol-free gel is superior in hold and shine and has a low pH to prevent drying of the scalp. For us, no other hair gel that compares to this award winning formula.

American Crew Defining Paste
American Crew Defining Paste: For our go to styling product, we always pull out American Crew Defining Paste as it gives added texture and increased definition to limp, lifeless hair. With lanolin, glycerin and beeswax it moisturizes your hair, whilst providing pliable hold and a thicker appearance. Packed with a blend of herbs and natural oils. It will intensively cleanse and refresh you so that you’re bursting with confidence and energy all day long.


Ultimate Man Full Body Refueling Set
Ultimate Man Full Body Refueling Set: We love the Body Fuel collection by Khiels; this skincare set contains tons of favorites that will get any man going. Each product energizes and refreshes the skin to achieve healthy, glowing complexions and rejuvenate skin to a youthful complexion. Formulated with natural ingredients such as caffeine, vitamin C, zinc and menthol, Khiels leaves your skin and scalp feeling energized for a full-body high while enhancing the overall condition and manageability of your body.

Art of Shaving

Lexington Collection: Fine Razor: This exclusive New York inspired design features bold chrome-plated accents, a black satin aluminum finish, and a sleek cat-eye LED power indicator. Experience outstanding closeness and comfort, with Flexball technology that pivots over the contours of your face and soothing micro-pulsations help to improve razor glide. The razor is designed to fit with all Fusion family blades.

Lexington Collection: Fine brush: A shaving brush is an elegant gift idea that can be given alone or as a set; the Lexington Collection Fine Shaving Brush boldly displays the sleek and classic design by Art of Shaving. This stylish heavy-weighted brush features a black satin aluminum finished handle with chrome-plated accents. Complimented with handmade fine badger hair to generate a rich warm lather for a clean, smooth shave.

Lexington Collection: Fine brush

Peppermint Shaving Cream: For a limited run, the seasonal Peppermint Shaving Cream generates a rich and foamy lather that helps protect the skin from irritation by improving razor glide. It softens the beard for a close and comfortable shave. The Shaving Cream hydrates your hair for shaving and leaves your skin feeling smooth. It can be used with or without a shaving brush. The formula contains glycerin and coconut acid that provide hydration during the shave.


Gillette ProShield Razor

Gillette ProShield Razor: Every man needs a dependable razor. This is one grooming accessory you should never scrimp on, even if you are on a budget. The Gillette ProShield Razor is getting a new look; Gillette Fusion ProShield razors will be available for mass purchase through Gillette Shave Club and other retail stores starting in late January 2016 for a suggested retail price of $9.49 for the Standard and Chill varieties.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Male Standard! May the New Year bring you everything you dream of; if in doubt share this list with your friends and family!