Hands up who is fed up of lumbering up and down the aisles of Boots looking wearily at the same old products? Or those whose hearts sink at the thought of the impending birthday of the man in your life – be it dad, brother, partner or friend? Join the club.
Luckily for us, recently established online retailer Mensphere.com is saving the day, specialising in everything from skin and hair care to treatments addressing issues such as anti-ageing, acne and hair loss.
However, the most exciting aspect of the site is the refreshing array of brands featured. Alongside a select few well-established luxury beauty brands such as Clarins Men and Clinque, is an array of brands identified as the “best emerging new talent in the male grooming arena”, including niche, international companies such as Recipe for Men, Prospector Co. and Triumph & Disaster.
These carefully curated brands suit a variety of budgets, with the site offering an array of moisturisers and shampoos under a tenner, alongside luxurious badger hair shaving brushes at £38, and even an apothecary inspired ‘Stash Box’ of shaving treats for £110.
Hailed as a “godsend” for those “searching for the perfect gift for the modern man” – cue collective sighs of relief – the site also offers a substantial range of tantalisingly stocked gift boxes which each fall under one of three titles: ‘The Social Man’, ‘The Working Man’ and ‘The Travelling Man’, so as to pick one that best suits the character you’re buying for.
The prices for each range from a modest £35 to well over £200, so you can be sure to find a set to fit any budget and occasion. These gift sets not only ensure that, thankfully, birthdays need never be an issue again but also pretty much guarantee a few free pints coming your way in return.
Head over to the Mensphere.com website and see for yourself.