Feuilles De Tabac Eau De Parfum
Mr London has been using a sample vial of this and loves it. It's a woody, spicy scent, with a clean patchouli base balanced by tonka bean and tobacco leaves. Notes of sage and pine needle make it fresh and not overpowering/heady. I predict this will become a cult classic for men who don't like the whole ozonic/citrus trend of recent years in male fragrance.
Citron Citron Shower Wash
I managed to snag the last bottle of this in the Covent Garden shop (they have a hard job keeping the Citron Citron in stock). Miller Harris shower washes are lovely quality; the foaming agent is derived from coconuts, and they also contain olive oil to nourish the skin. Citron Citron is a fresh lemony citrus; very good for the boy and nice to borrow myself too.
I was reminded of this brand by the always excellent Grooming Guru, Lee Kynaston. Mr London has used and liked the products in the past, so this Christmas I took advantage of the 20% off code with Space NK to buy him the Algae Facial Cleanser (a wash that's good for drier skin) and the Facial Moisturiser spf 15 (which has natural AHAs and vitamins A, C, D & E). These are both excellent products for men who could benefit from additional anti-ageing ingredients (take a tip from me though, and just don't tell them that's why you chose them). If the man in your life suffers from ingrown facial hair, the Glycolic Facial Cleanser is very good too.
Mr London felt that the Alterna Hair Concrete he'd been using for a while was making his hair a bit dry, and asked me to find him something similar. We tried Kevin Murphy Sticky Business matte texturiser, but that didn't have quite enough hold for him (he still used it all up though, so it couldn't have been too bad). I then bought him Fekkai's Nonchalant Piecing and Forming Wax, and apparently this is just right - enough hold, not shiny but doesn't make his hair feel crispy and doesn't smell girly (it's a light citrus/apple scent, to my nose). This isn't strictly speaking on his christmas list (I've only quite recently bought him the pot), but if you're looking for a hair product for a very picky man this is a good one to try.
As ever, links are just to be helpful and not affiliate links. I also bought him this Sackboy Amigurumi from Etsy, but got too excited about it and gave it to him before Christmas. If you visit his blog - shh, and don't tell him what else is for Christmas!