Let's get straight into it. You need to buy a gift for yourself or someone else. So, if you or that person styles a hairstyle of any kind, then you should be looking to buy a good home-brewed or craft pomade for him or her.
This list will help you cut out the shitty options and just get straight into the necessaries for this season. Most of these options should be at a discount with out promo code THEPOMP, but if not, then I'll try to let you know if they have a holiday promo code available.
Lockhart's Goon Grease is a standard and has been for a couple of years now. If you need a true grease, then this is the choice. Period. You will not find another oil-based pomade that can offer the same unique balance between hold and slickness. And at less than $12 with our promo code, it is an easy gift that will mean much more than your paid.
We'll have to continue praying and hoping that the infamous Shear Revival Crystal Lake does not elude us again this season. At this very moment that I'm writing this article, it is unavailable. However, I do have good word from my sources that there may be a restock in the near future around Christmas time IF we are lucky. There are other options that can replace this pomade, but if it becomes available, I would HIGHLY recommend getting. This pomade offers all the refined advantages of an oil-based pomade without being actually oil-based. These characteristics make it clean and also, your hair clean as well.
UPDATE! Crystal Lake will be availalbe for pre-order on December 7th @ 10PM PST and promised to ship within the following two weeks. This is what my sources have told me.
If you're looking for a more simple pomade for a clean dude, then this one might be a better option. It's what we commonly refer to as a gel-pomade. There's no oily aspect to it, and so, it stay super clean for both you and the user. There's a nice and sweet coconut macaroon scent to it, and Admiral Pomade is wwwaaayyy more than affordable. If you're in doubt, this would be a good no-brainer.
Personally, I think this product is fucking mediocre. But, if you or your boy is a fuccboi, then there is no way around it -- this is the best choice for him. It's performance is worse than Suavecito and the advertised 'high sheen' is highly non-existent. However, a fuccboi will be slave to the Schorem concept of try-very-hard-to-be-tough, and he'll want nothing else but any of the Reuzel products.
Now, if you or your boy is a menswear fuccboi or just a Unionmade snob, then you should be looking at something like this. The Baxter Clay Pomade is one of the best pomades on the market. Hands down. You will be hard pressed to find a clay pomade that can perform better than this one while also maintaining convenience and cleanliness. But, in order to fund the name brand, you'll be paying out the ass. Almost double the price at half the weight.
Last but very very far from least is the Anchors Hair Company Teddy Boy Matte. You essentially have everything in this pomade. It's quality and level of refinement compares to that of the Baxter products while still holding onto the street cred of a home-brewed pomade. Crafted by a highly underrated pomade brewer, he was inspired by some of the most highly regarded salon products on the market but altered them into some so versatile that it's hard to interpret. This pomade has the consistency of toothpaste and is a smooth as some good ass. And your boy is enjoy it as much as some good ass. This pomade will be appreciated by anyone from any subculture. I would honestly put it as the top choice of this list.