If your dad is anything like my dad, the answer to the question "What do you want for Father's Day?" is simple, "Nothing." It's the same response every year, and every single time I'm the one tasked with brainstorming what my father, who gives to others selflessly all year, might want. It's a daunting task because unlike my mom, he surely doesn't want any cosmetics, the thing I'm best at buying.
But that doesn't mean that he, too, isn't in need of a little self-care, and though he may not be great at it — he couldn't tell me the difference between a serum and a cleanser to save his life — it's never too late to start. So if you're torn on what to get the man in your life for Father's Day this year, gift him with the gifts the keep on giving: beauty products.
Check out some dad-appropriate self-care staples ahead.
Glow Recipe Pore Master 3-Step Kit ($45, Glow Recipe)
Teach dad the importance of skin care this year. This no-fuss, no-mess routine contains just the essentials to energize skin: a foaming cleanser, an exfoliating glow pad, and an anti-aging essence. Deep cleanse and gently exfoliate with the Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser, use Artichoke Power Essence to repair skin and give it a boost of elasticity, and gently exfoliate away dull, flaky skin for a smoother complexion with the Charcoal Chai Tea Pore Refining Glow Pad.
Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette ($95, Dior)
Dad has to smell good, too. Help him turn his aroma into luxury with a Dior fragrance. The radiant top notes burst with the juicy freshness of Reggio di Calabria Bergamot. Ambroxan, derived from precious ambergris, unleashes a powerfully woody trail.
Prada Men's Luna Rossa Black Eau de Parfum Spray ($98, Macy's)
The latest iteration of Prada Luna Rossa, Prada Black comes on energetic but leaves a distinct impression: the sense of excitement one feels when discovering a new side of himself. Like a vivacious hub full of possibilities and dangers, sweeter details fizz over woody amber for a mesmerizing effect. Bergamot and angelic slowly build and crash with seductive, masculine energy.
Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Steamer ($50, Walmart)
The most powerful handheld steamer with 1875 watts of turbo power so it’s faster and easier than ironing! Heated dual-slotted ceramic coated aluminum sole plate for more steam and faster results. Make dad's days of ironing long gone.
Gillette Labs Heated Razor ($200, The Art of Shaving)
The GilletteLabs Heated Razor delivers the comfort of a hot towel with every stroke. Featuring a stainless steel warming bar that distributes heat quickly and evenly maintains soothing warmth throughout the shave. Turn your shave into an experience for your senses.
Rituals The Ritual of Samurai Refreshing Collection ($36, Rituals)
Give dad the gift of ultimate refreshment. Empower body, mind, and soul with this large gift set containing a foaming shower gel, shaving gel, after shave and an eau de parfum from Ritual's popular men’s collection. The gift set comes wrapped in a luxurious, eco-friendly keepsake box to store your favorite things.
Shea Moisture Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Beard Balm ($9, Walmart)
Warm a small amount between fingers and rub into beard to condition, manage, and style. Add more as needed. For best results, cleanse first with Shea Moisture Men's Beard Wash. It can be layered over SheaMoisture Mens 2-in-1 Beard Conditioning Detangler.
Apa Beauty Clean White Sonic Toothbrush ($250, Apa Beauty)
Introducing the first sonic toothbrush you’ll want to display on your vanity. The sonic technology delivers 40,000 vibrations per minute, and there are three unique modes to clean, whiten, and massage. There is also timed interval brushing for a complete clean. This is the splurge that dad will thank you for.>> Get it here