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10 presents sure to make the man in your life a Christmas cracker

Katie Wright casts her eye over gift sets for men who like to look sharp

Gift sets may seem like the lazy option when it comes to Christmas shopping, but choose wisely and your man will be made up.

Gone are the days when beauty brands only catered to women - sales of men's grooming products have shot up in recent years, proof that taking care of their skin and hair is just as important to dudes.

That includes facial hair, so if your guy is obsessed with keeping his stubble preened to perfection, a trimmer or beard care kit is the way to go, while clean-shaven fellas will love a chic shaving set or high-tech razor.

And for the jet-setters? A selection of travel-sized essentials is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking for a stocking filler or something more substantial, we've rounded up the 10 best grooming gift sets this Christmas.

Skincare selections

1. Elemis The Superman Christmas Gift Set, £38, Debenhams

What's inside: Deep Cleanse Face Wash, Daily Moisture Boost Moisturiser and Sharp Shower Body Wash.

2. Lab Series All-in-One Essentials Kit, £40, Harrods

What's inside: All-In-one Hydrating Gel, All-In-One Cleansing Gel and All-In-One Shower Gel.

Travel treasures

3. Nivea Men Weekender Set, £19.99, Very

What's inside: Nivea Men Sensitive Protect Deodorant Stick, Shower Cream, Shaving Foam, Creme and Post Shave Balm.

4. Baylis & Harding For Him Black Pepper & Ginseng Collection, £10, Boots

What's inside: Black Pepper and Ginseng Hair and Body Wash, Shower Gel, Face Wash and Aftershave Balm.

5. Korres Men's Kit, £19, Oliver Bonas

What's inside: Basil Lemon Shower Gel, Guava Shower Gel, Aloe and Dittany Shampoo, Absinthe Shave Cream and Marigold and Ginseng Aftershave Balm.

Shaving sets

6. Philips Star Wars Special Edition Dark Side Men's Electric Shaver Gift Pack, £199.99, John Lewis

What's inside: Philips Series 9000 Shaver with SmartClick Precision Trimmer and travel pouch.

7. Origins Men's Grooming Treats, £35, Boots

What's inside: Blade Runner Energizing Shave Cream, Modern Friction Nature's Gentle Dermabrasion, Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Body Wash and Save The Males Multi-Benefit Moisturizer.

8. Braun Multi Grooming Kit, £50, Selfridges

What's inside: Braun 8 in 1 Precision Control face and hair trimmer with comb attachments plus a Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor.

Beardy boxes

9. Black Beard Grooming Kit, £8, River Island

What's inside: Cleansing Beard Face Wash, Lip Balm and Conditioning Beard Oil.

10. Bulldog Beard Care Kit, £12, Boots

What's inside: Bulldog Original Beard Oil, Original 2-in-1 Beard Shampoo & Conditioner plus a beard comb.

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