Forget labels such metrosexual and menergy (or whatever the buzzword de jour happens to be), the modern male concentrates on his looks and appearance with a savoir-faire not seen since the English Regency era. But when it comes to Christmas, the grooming products on the markets for men pale in significance in comparison to those available to the fairer sex.

So what grooming products should you give the man in your life for Christmas?

Men's grooming products

Sharp’s soaps, Urth facewash, Baxter’s shaving kit, & gift voucher all from Strictly Men’s Business. member Strictly Men’s Business have a gift for you this Christmas. Using the expertise in the area they’ve put together a list of five products certain to leave your gent looking a lot sharper in 2008.

Sharps Happy Me All Over Soap – $19.95
Two individually wrapped, long lasting bars that are gentle on skin so they won’t dry you out. Proof that grapefruit and papaya smell as good as they sound.

Men-u Ultra Concentrate Shave Creme – Special Price: $24
This multi award-winning shave cr?®me produces a wicked lather, setting you up for a great shave. It‚Äôs also ultra concentrated so each bottle packs a whopping 200 shaves ‚Äì enough to keep your man busy for up to a year.

Urth Face Wash with White Tea & Ginseng – $60
This small skincare line from LA is a regular addition in the bathrooms of those in the know. Combining an intoxicating mix of high-end ingredients, this gentle cleanser is a pure delight to use. Winner of the Men’s Health 2007 Grooming Awards for Best Cleanser.

Sharps Usual Suspects Kit – $69.95
This kit contains six Sharps essentials in travel size portions. From shower to shave, this kit has him covered. Ideal for the gym kit or travel bag and makes an ideal gift.

Baxter of California Shaving 1.2.3 Kit – $110
This kit contains the three essential tools for a kickarse shave: Baxter’s award-winning Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm and a Pure Badger Hair Shave Brush. What more could a man want?

If you’re still not sure of the gift to give, Strictly Men’s Business also have gift certificates available. And if you’re grooming products aren’t the most appropriate gift to give this Christmas then visit our Christmas gift guide for other gift suggestions.

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