It’s no secret that the pages of LPN mainly focus on the ladies, but I do know of some faithful male readers, and I also know a lot of us ladies have wonderful men in our lives that deserve something natural and wonderful this holiday season.
As a result I've put together this little "gifts for him" guide plus, a giveaway!
So what to do when it comes to gifts for him this holiday? Here’s LPN’s round up of natural products for him.
Mystic-Man Beard Oil and Comb + GIVEAWAY
For the man who took Movember to a whole new level? Well, then comes certified organic beard oil from Mystic Man. This stuff is gloriously pure, organic and light. I can't speak for the efficacy, as I don't have a beard (yet... although I heard that happens when you are in your 70s. haha), but I've watched a few reviews online for the efficacy, and Mystic Man is doing a darn good job. As for the ingredients, texture, packaging, I can explain it easily: awesome. A blend of certified organic oils from sesame, jojoba, coconut, sunflower, as well as rosemary, sandalwood, black cumin, and sedr extracts (desert plant which is used to help protect the hair as well as stimulate growth) combine to make a fantastic oil for beard -- or face for that matter.
It is light, absorbs quickly on the skin (and sits lightly on my hair (on my head - ha). The dark opaque glass keeps the oils fresh, the scent isn't too strong or over powering by any means. In fact, if I was more fancy free with my hair growth, I would probably use it everywhere. ;)
And so the giving continues!
How to enter: tag your friends on the Instagram post! Contest closes December 22nd.
Where to Buy:
Online on Amazon for $25 USD
or free if you enter the LPN Giveaway on Instagram
Yes, the boys need clean skin too! So much product, however, is packaged for the ladies, despite having ingredients that would be beneficial to anyone’s skin. Ursa Major bottles their awesome products in unisex packaging, that is so fresh feeling and smelling you’ll probably steal it off his shelf.
The face wash is super gentle, non-drying, but will clean off the dirt even after a Tough Mudder event. The products are have a fresh feeling, making you feel like you’re in the outdoors – you’ll smell aromas of fresh cedar, pine needles.
A little goes a long way with this face wash, and it gets great reviews from women and men alike.
And for those men who like to keep things hairless, find this easy gift set: the Ursa Major Stellar Shave Set containing the Fortifying Skin Balm
and Stellar Shave Cream
An all-natural set to help him get rid of the small animal that's been growing on his face for the last six weeks.
Where to Buy:
Facewash: Online at Ursa Major via Amazon for $28 USD
Stellar Shave Set: Online at Ursa Major via Amazon for $60 USD
I know my brother would appreciate this one – as an athlete he often has extremely sore muscles, and while stretching helps, removing the built up lactic acid after heavy duty training sessions, the foam roller is a no brainier. Let him foam roll those aches and pains with its aptly named "grid"-like surface.
Using a foam roller regularly can help him recover from (or prevent) injuries, as well as help decrease muscle and joint pain. The grid surface of the GRID tries to replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands, which also helps to maximize the flow of blood and oxygen to heal tissue.
Where to Shop
Online at at Amazon for $35.92 USD
All Natural Monthly Snack Box with Love with Food
This one just screams “for my dad”. He’s often looking for ways to stay healthy on the go, and while he’s working all day, it’s easy to stop off at the coffee shop and grab the easiest thing on the shelf. Packing him with healthy and whole food snacks is an awesome idea.
Love With Food
curates monthly snack boxes delivered right to his door. It’s an easy way to show someone you love you care – but not just about them. Love with Food also donates a meal to a food bank in the US each month someone is a member. To date they have donated almost 700k meals! They have also recently launched a monthly Gluten-Free box and Office Box!
Where to Shop:
Online at Love With Food from $7.99 / month
(US postal addresses only)
For your health nut guy friend, who is curious about all that is well and good on this earth, set him up with a super fun way to spend some of the extra time over the holidays – a DIY kit to brew Kombucha.
Introduce him to the wonderful world of fermented foods and drinks, while also giving him a fun hobby to start: watching his scoby grow.
Or, maybe give him a class in how to brew it completely from scratch. Follow LPN’s guide here
Where to Shop:
Online at Amazon from $44.95 to $80 USD
Williams-Sonoma Craft A Brew Gluten-Free Beer-Making Kit
Ok, so he’s a Do-it-Yourself’er, but not quite at the stage of brewing his own ‘buch? Well, why not inspire his inner entrepreneur and let him try out creating his own microbrew. This one’s gluten-free and so mini that it doesn’t matter if he lives in a small bachelor pad.
The pack includes all the basic equipment, ingredients and instructions you need to craft his first batch of beer which is finished in about four weeks. He'll be enjoying a semi-sweet, Belgian-style dark ale at the end. Cheers to that!
Where to Shop:
Online at Williams Sonoma
for $24.98 USD.
And there you have it loves, the 2015 gift guide for him.
Any other good suggestions? Leave them below!