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Grooming Essentials for the Man Who Travels

travel-grooming-essentials-menWhat needs to be in a man’s toiletry bag? All the travel grooming essentials for the man who travels.

I realized it while preparing my bag for our Balkans road trip. I use to read lots of packing lists and tips before embarking on a trip, I find them so useful! The boyfriend instead seems to throw random things in his without any logic, and inevitably he finds himself on the road with a few key pieces missing. Every. Single. Time.
But then I looked online and realized that packing lists for men seem not to be a thing… so here you’ll find a complete packing list for the man who travels’ grooming essentials.

Comb: The Craftsman Hair Comb by Rocky Mountain Barber Co.

Every man needs to have a comb in their toiletry bag. I love this wooden one by Rocky Mountain Barber Co., that you can use for beard, mustache, and hair at the same time thanks to the multiple teeth width. Moreover, it’s anti-static and comes with a carrying case.

Love it because: it’s totally hipster!
Price: $16.35

Body wash: Philosophy for Men Amen Men’s Shower Gel

I love philosophy products because they always seem to say the right things at the right time…. and they smell wonderful! This shower gel designed for men, for example,  has a fresh, spicy citrus fragrance, and it’ll make you feel confident and masculine.

Love it because: it’s a great gift idea to honor a special man in your life. Check out other gifts for travelers for more ideas!
Price: $12 for 8 fl. oz., $20 for 16 fl. oz.

Hair Care: Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo + Deep Moisturizing Conditioner by Pura d’Or

Did you know that two-thirds of American men will deal with hair loss before being 35? Wow! I know quite a few people who are dealing with hair loss – any reference is purely casual 😉 . It’s important to start doing something about it as soon as you notice the problem.

Pura d’Or hair-loss shampoo (an Amazon best-seller!) will get to the root of the problem thanks to its blend of Biotin, Pumpkin Seed & Black Cumin Seed Oil, Nettle and other natural ingredients that will nourish air follicles and promote cell growth. Then pamper your hair with Pura d’Or Deep Moisturizing Conditioner.

Treating your hair with the right product should do the trick, if it doesn’t, talk to your dermatologist.

Love it because: Organic. No Harmful Chemicals. Gluten Free. Dr. Trusted. Hypo-Allergenic. Cruelty-Free. Color Safe…. do I need to say more?
Price: $62.49 for shampoo and conditioner

Shaving Kit – The Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit

If you don’t want to give up on the perfect shaving experience when you travel, this is for you.
The Art of Shaving Mid-Size Kit features the 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave in a travel size:  Pre-Shave Oil Pump (1.0 fl.oz.), Shaving Cream Pump (1.5 fl.oz.), Genuine Badger Shaving Brush, and After-Shave Balm Pump, for a skin that’s smooth and free from irritation. The mid-size kit is available in sandalwood and lemon versions.

Love it because: of its luxury and vintage design, and the essential oils that will make your skin smoother than it’s ever been.
Price: $60

All-in-One Kit: Baxter of California Deluxe Travel Kit

Bonus one! If you prefer to make a single purchase, or you are looking for ideas for a gift, you won’t find a better deal than this. This deluxe travel kit includes travel sizes of deluxe products such as Daily Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, and Daily Protein Shampoo, plus Pocket Comb, Travel Shave Brush, Hydro Salve lip balm, and a toiletry bag.

Love it because: it’s the perfect gift for a man who travels.
Price: $75

Face products: 3 Pieces Clinique for Men Great Skin Travel Kit

Clinique is synonym with quality products at an accessible price, for men and women. This starter kit for men includes a travel-sized face wash, exfoliating tonic lotion, and moisturizing lotion for fresher and healthier skin.

Love it because: you’ve got everything you need for your facial care in one kit
Price: $27.95

Cologne – Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme Libre Eau De Toilette Spray for Men

My boyfriend discovered this cologne at the airport’s duty-free while waiting for a flight and became hooked right away. It has a very distinct fragrance that comes from a blend of basil and violet leaf, nutmeg and pink pepper, patchouli and leather… to be tried. You can also bring it on the plane since it comes also in a 2 oz. (60 ml) size.

Love it because: it’s not too sweet, not too musky… perfect in every occasion.
Price: $35.99 for the 2 fl. oz. size

Deodorant: Biotherm Homme Day Control – 72h Extreme Performance

When you’re traveling, it’s easy to sweat. A good deodorant is necessary to keep fresh even during the most adrenalinic adventures. Biotherm Homme day control isn’t the cheapest deodorant you can find, but offers an extreme protection and will keep you fresh for up to 72 hours!

Love it because: it’s roll-on, so you can carry it with you in your hand luggage and refresh during a long flight.
Price: $27.95

Dental Care: Dental Travel Kit by Dr. Fresh

Dental care is super important, but my toothbrush is the thing I usually forget at home. Get this travel dental kit which includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouth wash, leave it in your suitcase and never find yourself without a toothbrush again!

Love it because: it’s a 3-in-1 kit for a small price
Price: $6.57

Travel Bottles – iNeibo Silicone Travel Bottles

If you care about the environment, – and you should!! – you’ll already know that less plastic = less pollution. You might have noticed that some of the products I’m listing are normal-sized, so you can bring your favorite product and be environmentally-responsible at the same time. This means you’ll need some travel size bottles to pour your products in: it’s tempting to buy the cheapest, plastic ones, but the silicone bottles will make your life much easier.

Love it because: they are leak proof and very easy to squeeze, so you will be able to use the products till the last drop.
Price: $23.99, often on sale at $16.39

Grooming Kit: HeadBlade Groomster Manicure Set

If you still think that only women like to take care of their appearance, think again. The Headblade Groomster six-tool kit includes nail clippers, nail file, cuticle cleaner, tweezers, scissors, and an ear cleaner in a leather-like manly pouch, and it’s small enough to be always carried around.

Love it because: it’s “manly enough for even the toughest of hands”
Price: $14.01

Toiletry Bag – ProCase Toiletry Bag Travel Case with Hanging Hook

procase-travel-bagLast but not least, a toiletry bag. Choose a practical one that you like, because you’ll carry it all around. I like this one by ProCase because it’s made of a water-resistant material, has a mashed pocket and a front pocket for the smaller items, and can be easily hung up for further convenience.

If you are looking for something a bit more classical, check out the Leather Toiletry Bag by RusticTown.

Love it because: it’s functional, durable, and comes at a small price
Price: $15.99

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.


Sunday 16th of October 2016

A very useful selection here. Thanks for sharing.