Finding the perfect gift for holidays, birthdays, graduations, or weddings can be tough. Why not consider getting the man on your list something he might not think of buying for himself, but will certainly use? We've got some great ideas for grooming gifts for men that will keep most any man's hair and face looking great!
Today, many barbershops have brought back the hot lather shave and, done right, it's a real treat. The proper hot lather face shave startes with several layers of hot towels to soften the beard. They'll use premium shaving products and a great razor. The shave is super close and very relaxing. There are several upscale chain shops such as Rooster's Men's Grooming Center
and The Art of Shaving
that offer shaving services, but check in your area for upscale barber shops (sites like Yelp are a great place to find shops) -- most of the good ones offer traditional hot lather shaves. Combine a gift certificate for a hot lather shave with a bottle of good single malt scotch and you've got the perfect gift for me, uh, most any man on your list.
I've been using an Edwin Jagger razor and shaving brush for years and the quality is outstanding! This set (which comes in ebony and ivory) is stunning. Includes the pure badger shaving brush, Gillette Mach III razor handle, and a stand you'll be proud to display on your vanity. This set is priced under $100, so you get some good bang for your buck. Throw in some high quality shaving cream (such as Dreadnought Shaving Cream
) and you've got an amazing gift for any man who shaves.
This is another great stocking stuffer. For around $32 you get the excellent Aveda Men Pureformance Shampoo and Conditioner
, Dual Action Aftershave and Grooming Clay, all in travel sized containers perfect for the man who travels. I've found this online for about $32.
As I type this, looking down at my fingers, it's obvious I could really use a manicure. Like most men, it's not something I think about a lot and I'm not all that comfortable hanging out in a stinky nail salon. Like most men, I've got a pair of nail clippers in the drawer in the bathroom and once a week or so, I trim things up. It takes more than just a nail clipper to keep the fingers looking sharp, so this would be a great set for most any man. The Pour Homme 5-Piece Grooming Kit contains: Stainless Steel Combination Nail/Cuticle Scissors, Stainless Steel Facial Hair Scissors and Stainless Steel Tweezers. It's about $150 and includes a leather case.
I'm a huge fan of Menscience products -- they make highly effective skin and shaving products which aren't bogged down with unnecessary dyes or fragrances. This kit contains Daily Face Wash, Advanced Face Lotion, Microfine Face Scrub
(the best scrub I've found), and the Face Buff Brush to thoroughly clean and exfoliate your skin. This set will leave your skin feeling smooth, looking younger, and well prepped for shaving -- it's the best $85 you'll spend on your face.
This is another gift set that would make a great stocking stuffer. For under $35, you get full sized American Crew Tea Tree Body Wash, Tea Tree Shampoo, and Tea Tree Defining Paste (a great styling product). The Tea Tree line from American Crew is really solid stuff -- effective products that smell great.
This kit is a GREAT stocking stuffer. For $25, you get travel sized versions of the outstanding The Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil, Shaving Cream, After-Shave Balm and a Badger Shaving Brush. This is also a great kit for the young man who is just starting to shave as it gives him all of the tools to learn the proper shaving technique
using quality products.
This is a great collection which includes the phenominal Pure Clean Facial Cleanser, Beard Lube Conditioning Shave, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer, Intense Therapy Lip Balm and the outstanding JB Eau de Parfum Spray (which I'm wearing as I type this -- I get TONS of complements on this scent). This gift set is everything your guy needs to get a great shave, moisturize and protect his skin, and smell great and, at $100 it's priced right (you save around $40 versus if you purchased these items separately).