MANILA, Philippines - Gift-giving becomes an inspired personal enterprise when you surprise someone with a present they would never get for themselves but would really appreciate.
This insight, if you will, may come in handy on Father's Day. Give your dad something unexpected yet useful (even if he doesn't know it yet). The perfect example? Beauty products!
Save for some exceptions, most men don't go out of their way to buy beauty products beyond toothpaste (a great smile is part of beauty!) and shaving cream. But more and more beauty brands are coming up with products for men that can help them feel more refreshed, more confident and more dapper.
Show your dad a whole new side to him or perhaps a side of him that's been there all along. After all, men like to look and feel good just as much as women do.
Here are some beauty-product gift suggestions to pamper your dad with:
1. Moisturizing after-shave balm
It's not only women who face dry skin and aging. Men, though they don't often talk about it, are just as much in need of skin pampering. For dads who like to keep their face beardless or moustache-less, perhaps because their office requires them to be on field assignments or strictly because it's their personal preference, a moisturizing after-shave balm can be a sweet luxury that keeps their face refreshed and rehydrated—the perfect weapon against aging.
2. Hair and body wash
Body wash with a dashing fragrance can give your dad confidence and make your mom happy
Scent is a big deal for men, whether they admit it or not. A man's musk can say a lot about them. Hair and body wash may be just the thing to make your dad smell great. Don't choose just any hair and body wash. Go for those by good brands that ensure a long-lasting fragrance in the stretch of a long day.
The variety of beauty products and fragrances out there ensure there's something that will suit your dad perfectly
3. Sunblock lotion
Dads who love the outdoors or sports like biking, marathon-running and swimming will likely bring this present along on their adventures. This gift is the perfect way of saying you support his active lifestyle and want to keep him well-protected from the elements so he can enjoy it even more. Sunblock lotion does more than protect from sunburn. They also keep skin moisturized to prevent wrinkles caused by dry skin.
4. Lip balm
Beauty products for the lips aren't for the feminine realm alone. Men's lips need some TLC too. For dads who spend a lot of time outside or in cold environments where their lips are likely to get chapped, lip balm is practical, easy to carry around and effective. While lip balms for women sometimes come with gloss, rosy tints and even glitter, you can get your dad classic mint-flavored ones with no tint.
How perfume is bottled and packaged says a lot about its fragrance and the impression it wants to make
A great perfume can help your dad in so many ways. It conveys a clear impression of good hygiene, confidence and success in any meeting or event your dad attends. And it can make him impress your mom. Who'd have thought that something so seemingly light to wear can be as versatile as a Swiss knife?
Whether sporty, formal, or quiet and introspective, every dad has a perfume fragrance made for him
- With reports from Pia Ranada/Rappler.com