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What To Gift A Middle Aged Man

Brian Melville

Recent reports indicate giving a gift doesn’t just feel good; it can also benefit your health.

But here’s the tricky part. The act of giving is fun, but the process of picking out a gift can be stressful, especially if you’re shopping for a man.

Middle-aged men can be particularly challenging to select gifts for. If a special guy in your life is turning 40, chances are he already has everything he needs. A flashlight or penknife is probably not going to cut it.

Fortunately, there are many thoughtful 40th birthday gifts for men, especially if you focus on self-care items.

Male beauty and self-care are on the rise, but a lot of guys still don’t have all the tools and treatments they need to really look after their skin and hair.

Make things easy and keep reading for some of the best self-care-centric 40th birthday gifts for men.

An Incredible Cologne

If you want to give a really classy gift, cologne is the perfect option.

There’s something ultra-elegant about gifting cologne, making it ideal for a 40th birthday. Most people want to give something a little more elevated than a pair of socks or a funny mug on a milestone birthday.

If the receiver regularly wears cologne, they’ll be excited to add a new scent to their collection. Every time they wear it, they’ll think of you.

What if the receiver isn’t versed in cologne? Gifting them a special scent will introduce them to the powerful role cologne can play in their wardrobe. A pleasing scent can uplift the spirit, add an instant injection of self-confidence, and signal to the world that you’re savvy and self-assured.

If you’re not sure what cologne to pick, we’d suggest something that’s balanced, woody yet fresh, and not too heavy on the florals.

Want something that ticks all of these boxes? Gravité by Particle is a breath of freshness with top notes of bergamot, grapefruit, and rosemary.

A Luxurious Beard Oil

If the guy you’re shopping for is growing a beard, beard oil is another of the top grooming gifts for middle-aged men.

Beard care is a key part of overall grooming and male beauty, and beard oil can do wonders for unruly or ragged beard growth.

Its main advantage is helping to tame the mane. Beard oil softens and adds shine. It also helps to keep straggling beard tufts in place.

This results in a neater, more well-kept-looking beard. Beard oil can also help moisturize the skin underneath and make your beard look fuller. Finally, it can add a nice fragrance.

A Skincare Bundle

Is the man you’re buying a gift for into skincare? Whether he’s a seasoned pro or just dipping his toes into taking care of his face, a skincare bundle can make for an ideal gift.

The key is to select effective formulations that deliver actual benefits, not empty promises, in tacky packaging. Steer clear of cheap, overly-scented products, harsh scrubs, and skin-stripping ingredients.

Instead, look for a comprehensive selection that will cover all of his bases, such as the Particle Essential Bundle.

A Skincare Device

Skincare has can come a long way from hit-and-miss lotions and potions. Modern skincare consists of active formulations that deliver measurable results.

If you want to take your skincare even further, you can invest in at-home devices like microcurrent machines, laser devices, LED therapy masks, etc. If used consistently, these types of tools often deliver similar results to what you can get with in-office treatments.

You might be wondering, is a skincare device really an appropriate gift for a middle-aged guy?

Here’s why we think devices can make ideal gifts for middle-aged men.

Guys love tech and gadgets. They also abhor appointments.

If the man in your life wants to target specific skin issues, and they can do so using a skincare tool, they might far prefer this over booking monthly aesthetician appointments.

If you’re not sure what to get, here are a few options to consider:

  • Microcurrent devices: help to tone facial muscles, combat sagging, and tone the jawline
  • LED masks: can combat acne, improve skin texture, stimulate collagen, and reduce pigmentation
  • Laser devices: can help minimize acne scarring, pigmentation, and slow signs of aging

The skincare device market has exploded over the last few years, so it’s important to do your research, check reviews, and make sure you only buy from reputable companies.

A Silk Pillowcase

A silk pillowcase probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when choosing birthday gifts for men. But if the guy is already putting time and effort into his skincare routine, a regular pillowcase could be undoing all this hard work, especially if he’s a side sleeper.

Regular pillowcases can pull at the facial skin. As your head slides down the pillow, the side that’s in contact with the pillow can get, for want of a better word, scrunched.

This can result in “crush wrinkles.”

Silk pillowcases are entirely friction-free. Instead of tugging at your skin, your face can slide over the pillow, which reduces tension and can help combat premature wrinkle formation.

A Hair Care Bundle

Maybe the man in your life has his skincare sorted but is battling thinning hair? Thinning hair is very common among middle-aged men, affecting up to half of all Caucasian males over 50.

Hair loss can take a big toll on one’s self-confidence and can easily lead men down a rabbit hole of shady formulations and questionable hair growth products.

Fortunately, not all hair growth products are scams. If you’d like to give the gift of hair growth, you’re speaking to the right people.

Our Hair Growth Bundle offers a 360-degree solution for hair loss.

A Great Toiletry Bag

Most middle-aged men have some sort of toiletry bag, but how many have a great toiletry bag? A toiletry bag might not be one of the most glamorous 40th birthday gifts for men, but it can pair nicely with another self-care item.

If you’re already getting the lucky guy a haircare or skincare bundle, why not pick up a stylish, functional toiletry bag to go along with it?

Show That You Care With These Birthday Gifts for Men

Everybody deserves to look and feel their best. If the guy in your life is into self-care and great grooming, one of these gifts is bound to take his personal care game to the next level.

On the other hand, if he’s more of a novice, these 40th birthday gifts for men are a great starting point for entering the world of male skincare and beauty.

Ready to start gift shopping? Browse the Particle product range for the best in men’s skincare and grooming products.