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Whether you like it or not, Christmas is already here and yes I just said the C word. It might still be another couple of months away yet, but its never too early to start thinking about what you are going to get for your nearest and dearest.

Building on last years Christmas box, this year Mankind have outdone themselves by teaming up with GQ to bring you the Christmas Collection. The Mankind Christmas Collection: GQ Edition is the perfect gift for the modern man, featuring 12 full-size products along with a 6-month GQ subscription, it really is the ultimate gift this year.

Priced at £100, the collection contains over £400 worth of products from brands such as Clinique, Lab Series, Argentum and Omorovicza, all packaged neatly in a elegant branded box. The full list of products can be seen below:

01. Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser (150ml)

02. Argentum la potion infinie Anti-Age Cream (70ml)

03. Clinique For Men Face Scrub (100ml)

04. men-ü Clay (100ml)

05. The Refinery Eye Gel (15ml)

06. Lab Series Skincare For Men Pro LS All-In-One Face Treatment (100ml)

07. Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave (177ml)

08. Gentlemen’s Tonic Savile Row Razor – Faux Ivory

09. Marvis Classic Strong Mint Toothpaste (1 x 75ml)

10. Korres Men Magnesium & Wheat Proteins Anti Hair Loss Shampoo (250ml)

11. Anthony Exfoliating and Cleansing Bar (198g)

12. Rituals The Ritual of Samurai Hand Lotion (70ml)

So far this year I’ve been really impressed with Anthony Skincare and Omorovicza – the Instant Perfection Serum from Omorovicza is a life saver, so I’m looking forward to trying out some of their different products from this box. That’s the good thing about these sort of collections, as well as familiar brands, it’s a great way to try out some other brands too. Rituals and Argentum are completely new brands to me so it will be interesting to see how these go. At £147 to buy on it’s own, you can’t help but have high expectations of the Argentum la potion infinie Anti-Age Cream!

Amongst the products its good to see products from well known and loved brands such as Clinique and Lab Series in there too – staples in my bathroom for years. The box contains a bit of everything; from cleansers and eye gel to shampoo and toothpaste, it has all of your grooming needs covered and at a fraction of the cost.

Whether you are buying it for a loved one or treating yourself, the Mankind Christmas Collection: GQ Edition is sure to not disappoint. Let me know your thoughts!

Is the Mankind Christmas Collection on your wishlist this year? What are your favourite products?



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This post is in collaboration with Mankind. You can buy the Christmas Collection here.



Gift Ideas for Men


With Christmas just around the corner, finding the perfect gift for us men can be stressful. Whether you’re looking for something special for your partner, your dad or even the brother in-law, options can be limited; I mean, what do you buy the person who has everything? or never asks for anything?

Well, I’m here to help. I have put together this quick guide for you for those times when socks just won’t cut it:

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1// Molton Brown Re-Charge Black Pepper Cracker £20 – MB have really stepped up their gift selection for men this year with this cracker full of miniatures. This would make an ideal stocking filler and is a great alternative to the usual boring male gift set.

2// Aēsop Boston Kit £50 – Perfect for those trips for business or leisure, this travel kit from Aēsop has everything u need for a week away.

3// Black Peppercorn Festive Bauble £10 – Another festive treat from Molton Brown, this time shaped like a bauble and full of Black Peppercorn Body Wash

4// Mulberry Passport Cover Wallet £150 – This passport cover is made from natural leather and has compartments to keep all your travel documents in one safe place.

5// The Kinfolk Home Book £17 – Exploring homes from around the world, this book is ideal for those interested in design, photography and simple living.

6// Calvin Klein 3 Pack Trunks £35 – New underwear is always a welcome gift and this triple pack of trunks are timeless and perfect for the young or old.

7// Cowshed Bullocks Christmas Cracker £10 – Another novelty toiletry gift aimed just at men, this cracker contains a handy travel sized body wash and shampoo.

8// Adidas Ultra Boost £130 – The Ultra Boosts are without a doubt one of the best releases this year in terms of quality and comfort and would be a welcome addition to anyones collection.

9// Byredo Gypsy Water £88 – This unisex fragrance is the perfect scent for the winter. With hints of lemon, pine needles and vanilla this fragrance is fresh yet warming. Read more about it here.

10// Guided by Cereal Travel Guides £8 – All the goodness of Cereal Magazine in a handy travel guide. Currently available in London, New York and Paris editions, these travel guides are great gifts if you are planning a trip in the new year.

What are you buying the men in your life?

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