With Father’s Day around the corner, a few of us may be stressing over what to get the men in our lives to celebrate. Whether it’s our own dad’s, the father of our children (in my case our children consist of two dogs), or a close friend or family member, I feel like guys in general are difficult to shop for. They either say, “don’t get me anything, I’d rather save the money” or “I want the most expensive product at the Apple store that we obviously can’t afford”. Narrowing down the perfect gift for these great men in our lives can be a serious struggle.
Since I started writing for Lauren Kelp, this column has primarily focused around women’s beauty. I love gathering tips and rounding up tutorials for all you lady friends, but what about the guys? Sure, we don’t have very many men clicking a link to “the best braids for summer”, but for lots of guys, skin and haircare is important too! (Though they might never admit it!) A while ago, I bought my husband a few men’s products from Flora Apothecary. I was nervous about how he would react to using products that were all natural, but to both of our surprise, he absolutely loves them! So without any further adieu, I’d like to share a few of my husband’s favorite Flora Apothecary products! Any of these would make a great addition to a Father’s Day gift, and I’m here to tell you why!
Flora Apothecary’s Beard Oil is numero uno on this list of great men’s products. These days, it’s rare to find a gentleman without facial hair. Beards have made a huge comeback, and it’s no question why. THEY’RE MANLY! However, keeping face scruff in tip-top condition is something all men should be doing. Just like the hair on your head, it’s important to keep beards cleaned and conditioned. To quote my husband “Guys don’t compliment each other’s looks often. However, a beard is one thing a dude can compliment another dude on, and it’s not weird at all.” This Beard Oil keeps the hair moisturized, and can help tame a lot of the craziness of facial hair. It’s best used directly out of the shower – just a few drops should do the trick!
I don’t know about you ladies, but most of the men in my life are not product junkies like myself. They don’t deal with all the frills of body wash, scrubs, lotions and so on. Most dudes like soap and that’s it. The Gent’s Body Soap is a great choice for the simple man. What I love most about this product is the scent! I can’t stand super strong men’s soaps or cleansers. The scent in this soap is light, but has just the right masculine touch. Not to mention, it’s made with all natural ingredients like shea butter, guaranteed to moisturize men’s skin to what’s needed.
Lastly, let’s not forget some shaving soap. For guys who shave regularly, like my dad, rock just a mustache, or need to clean up the beard areas, having a good shave soap is key. The Shave Soap doesn’t dry out the skin (thanks to some handy-dandy coconut oil), and provides a great barrier between the skin and razor. Not to mention, using the brush to lather and apply will leave him feeling nostalgic and super cool.