Jingle balls, jingle balls.
This year I want hairless balls on my Christmas tree AND hairless balls on my man. LOL.
If you’re looking for 3 gifts that keep on giving, then this post is for you.
Not only do I have the best situation for giving your man the ::wink wink nudge nudge:: to clean up down there, but I also have a smoking cocktail cloche which makes such a cool gift, & a men’s valet stand to keep your man’s shit OUT OF YOUR WAY.
What To Get For Your Man
First things first…let’s talk about the balls.
♡ The Performance Package 4.0 by MANSCAPED
A while ago my friend Josh introduced me to a company called Manscaped. Josh was such a fan of their mission to help men get their junk looking nice & clean in a very approachable way.
So off I went to the website & I picked out my favorites for Michael & our producer Taylor, aka The Barenaked Cucumber. Taylor has perpetual razor burn. Like, there’s nothing worse than skin irritations, razor bumps & also being uncomfortable down there. Taylor knows. LOL.
Michael swears by these products ( we’re about to get specific ) & let me just say things are looking great for him.
According to Taylor, after using Manscaped products his balls are alright now. Ha!
So, The Performance Package 4.0 includes The Lawn Mower 4.0 & it has a ceramic blade that you can adjust with 4 different guards. It even comes with an LED spotlight that you can turn on & off so you can really get in there & see what you’re doing if you need to.
The battery lasts for 90 minutes & the whole set up comes with a wireless charging system. AND IT’S WATERPROOF! So your man can shave right in the shower & avoid getting pubes all over your bathroom floor. Like, no thanks. OR he can just use the Magic Mat that comes with the package. It’s this disposable mat they can stand over to shave. Love this idea.
It’s important to note that this trimmer doesn’t only have to be used on balls. It can also be used on the back, on the chest, wherever there’s unwanted hair really. I’m telling you- any man in your life will love this.
Also included in The Performance Package 4.0 is:
+ the Weed Wacker ear & nose hair trimmer
+ Crop Preserver – a ball deodorant ( vegan, cruelty-free, dye-free, sulfate-free & paraben-free )
+ Crop Reviver – a ball spray toner ( vegan, cruelty-free, dye-free, sulfate-free & paraben-free )
+ Magic Mat – the disposable mat we talked about above
On top of all these high quality items, Manscaped also includes a free toiletry bag & anti-chafing boxers as a gift. PLUS, be sure to use the link manscaped.com/skinny for 20% off your order.
Oh, & while you’re there pick up some body wash & shampoo. They both smell refreshing & are vegan, cruelty-free, dye-free, sulfate-free & paraben-free. In fact, they’ll leave your man smelling like sugar & spice & everything nice.
It’s the holidays bitch, time to get the balls smelling fresh.
♡ Smoking Cocktail Cloche
This smoking cloche reminds me of The Beauty & The Beast– ya know when they pull that glass cloche/dome thing off of the rose ?? WELL, this one is even more magical. It really kicks your Mezcal margarita with a half rim of Tajin up a notch – oh, & extra spicy please if we’re being annoying.
So when it comes to your cocktails, this smoker totally changes the game so it’s the perfect gift for the cocktail-making man in your life.
The aesthetic is so cute, the base is acacia wood, the glass dome is huge & boy oh boy does it work. It’s BPA & lead free, also comes with the handheld smoker & smoking chips. So the only thing you need to buy separately are 4 AA batteries & a torch-style lighter ( & your craft cocktail ingredients ).
Westin actually gave this to Michael as a gift & also shared some of his favorite cocktail recipes to smoke.
HOT TIP: grab some some old school recipe cards & write these recipes out to give with the cloche. It adds such a fun personal touch to the gift.
Speaking of which, here are Westin’s cocktail recipes:
WESTIN’S FAVORITE COCKTAILS TO SMOKE:
♡ Smoked Old Fashioned
+ 2 ounces bourbon
+ 2 teaspoon demerara syrup
+ 2 dashes angostura bitters
+ 1 dash bitter truth aromatic bitters
+ Garnish: 1 orange twist
Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a rocks glass over 1 large ice cube. Then garnish with the orange twist.
♡ Smoked Mezcal Margarita
+ 2 ounces Mezcal
+ 3/4 ounce cointreau
+ 1 ounce lime juice
+ 1/4 ounce agave nectar
+ Garnish: 1 lime wheel
♡ Smoked Manhattan
+ 2.5 ounces rye whiskey
+ 1 ounce sweet vermouth
+ 1 dash angostura bitters
+ Garnish: 1 maraschino cherry
Stir all the ingredients over ice, then strain into a chilled coupe glass. Then garnish with maraschino cherry.
Needless to say my favorite cocktail to smoke is the spicy Mezcal margarita with a half rim of Tajin. But if you haven’t tried Tajin yet, it’s a MUST.
In fact, it’s pretty simple to smoke your cocktail. You make your drink, then place it on the wood base & cover it with the dome. You put the smoking chips in the little handheld smoker, use your torch to get it all smoky & then leave your drink there for a few minutes. Take it out & enjoy. Cheers!
♡ Men’s Valet Stand
This is a TOTAL necessity & a gift that I got Michael when we first started dating. He still loves it. I’ve updated the one he has ( a dark wood one like this ) to go more with our house’s aesthetic, but don’t tell him. It’s coming for Christmas. Really wanted a lighter wood & earthy situation.
If you’ve never heard of a valet stand, it’s this little stand where your man can put all his shit so it doesn’t clutter up your space. It fits in a tiny corner & holds keys, wallet, a blazer, coins, maybe even their Manscaped Weed Wacker. LOL.
The point is, they have this little area where they can keep all their weird shit & it makes them feel important. It’s very Mad Men-esque. Don Draper definitely had one of these.
My dad used to have one & I remember when I was little ( not to get all nostalgic on you here ) he used to keep his tie & wallet on it, & he even had a little dish on top to keep his watch in.
We like to keep Michael’s right by the closet so when he comes home he can just take off all his stuff & keep it in one area. This is efficient, practical & keeps HIM away from your vanity.
So there you have it…my top 3 gifts for the man in your life. The holidays are right around the corner so I would love to know if you have any recommendations. I want them all.
Whatever you do, be sure to get some body wash for his balls this holiday season. Taylor, I’m talking to you. LOL.
+ check out Michael’s book recommendations for more gift ideas.
++ stalk 5 ways to hack Thanksgiving.
+ this post is in collaboration with Manscaped. As always, all opinions are my own.