The Best Father’s Day Gifts to Get Your Dad, According to a Male Groomer

June 01, 2020
Sarah Ferguson
By: Sarah Ferguson | by L'Oréal

Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy for (no shade to the men in our lives, but it’s true!). If you’ve exhausted the usual gifts — ties, cologne, tools, etc., — have you considered skin or hair products? The dads in your life may not be beauty lovers, but chances are they could not only benefit from receiving some grooming products, but would appreciate and actually use them. Not sure what to get? We asked Sara Tintari, Baxter of California celebrity groomer, to share what she’ll be gifting her dad for Father’s Day this year, plus the products that are a hit with her male clientele. Read on for her Father’s Day 2020 gift guide. (Note: Baxter of California is owned by our parent company L’Oréal.)

Beard and Hair-Taming Products


“Throughout this quarantine, my dad has grown out a silly mustache,” says Tintari. “We were all unsure of it, yet he’s rocking it!”. It’s safe to say Tintari’s father is just one of the many guys out there who have grown out their hair, beards and mustaches while social distancing. To help your dad style his hair, follow Tintari’s lead and create a set of several products. Her picks are the Baxter of California Beard Grooming Oil, Beard Comb and Clay Effect Style Spray. 

A Good Sunscreen for Outdoor Activities

Whether your dad is more of a tennis, golf or garden guy, he’ll benefit from a solid sunscreen. The Baxter of California Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 15 is lightweight and has a non-greasy finish, so you can feel confident that he’ll actually wear and reapply it. For a formula with a higher SPF, we recommend the La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Face Sunscreen Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 60.

A Luxe-Feeling Shave Tonic


The Baxter of California Shave Tonic, a cooling eucalyptus spray, is a big hit with Tintari’s male clients. It’s a product that a lot of men likely wouldn’t buy for themselves, so it will feel like a treat every time they use it. 

Hand Cream

After months of diligent and frequent hand washing, a nourishing hand cream is a must for everyone right now. If he’s been borrowing your or your mom’s flowery-scented formula, get him one of his own. The Baxter of California Hydro Salve Body Lotion can be used all over the body, as well as the hands (what guy doesn’t love a multi-tasker?) and has a citrus and herbal-musk scent.