Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to give dad something more impressive than a pair of socks. Why not give him some long-lasting, super useful shaving accessories?
Most dad’s shave, which is what makes shaving accessories such a great Father’s Day gift. Whether your dad is obsessed with shaving tools or stuck on disposable razors, he’s sure to enjoy a premium shaving gift.
Of course, it can be hard to shop for shaving accessories, especially if you don’t know much about shaving. That’s why we’ve taken the time to round up the best shaving gifts for any dad at any price point, and to explain how each gift could fit into your dad’s life.
Shaving Gift Sets ($21+)
If your dad doesn’t have any premium shaving supplies (or collects them like baseball cards), then you should consider buying him a gift set. Shaving sets tend to be pretty affordable, and they contain matching shaving accessories, which makes shopping a breeze.
- GBS Shaving Brush, Ceramic Mug, and Shaving Soap Set ($30) – This is an excellent set for a dad who already has a razor. It comes with a badger shaving brush, a ceramic shaving mug, and a natural shaving soap.
- Anbbas Shaving Brush, Stainless Bowl, and Stand Set ($21) – Does dad like to keep things organized? This badger brush and bowl set comes with a nice stand to help keep the bathroom tidy.
- GBS Safety Razor, Badger Brush, Mug, Soap, and Stand Set ($60) – A good dad deserves only the best Father’s Day gift. So why not get him a whole shaving set? For $60 this set is a steal. It even comes with a neat stand, some shaving soap, and razor blades.
Of course, a gift set is only good for so long. Why not give your dad the gift of a good shave every month of the year?
Razor Subscription Boxes (Starts at $8/Month)
Generally speaking, subscription boxes can be hit or miss. Whether you’ve signed up for boxes of nerdy apparel or records, there’s going to be some duds. But across the board, shaving subscription boxes are rarely disappointing.
That’s because shaving boxes focus on the essentials and the perishables. People run through a handful of razor blades every month, so shaving boxes deliver some razor blades every month. It’s easy to run out of beard oil and shaving cream, but shaving boxes ensure that you’re restocked every month.
That’s why a shaving subscription box may be the ideal gift for your hairy dad. Instead of dumping a ton of shaving accessories on dad for Father’s Day, you can ensure that dad is covered every month of the year, and he’ll remember who bought him all these fancy shaving boxes.
- Harry’s (Starts at $8/Month) – Harry’s is a brand that’s focused on cost-effective essentials. Dad gets a razor, some blades, and some shaving gel for Father’s Day, and then he gets a Harry’s box in the mail each month full of new blades and shaving gel. You can also sign up for more robust kits that include other grooming essentials, like toothbrushes and hair care products.
- Dollar Shave Club (Starts at $26/Every Two Months) – Dollar Shave Club is a premium shaving subscription set, but it works similar to Harry’s. Dad gets a razor, shaving butter, and some blades for Father’s day and his stash of blades and shaving butter are replenished each month. This set is ideal for a dad that deserves to be pampered a bit.
- The Beard Club ($Starts at $8/Month) – If your dad likes to groom a pretty beard, then consider signing him up for The Beard Club. Each month, dad will get a nice box of beard oils and elixirs. If you feel like ponying up for a more expensive plan, then dad will also get some nice shampoo, beard vitamins, and brushes in the mail.
There’s a chance that your dad doesn’t need big gift sets or shaving subscriptions. If you want to buy him an individual piece of shaving hardware, then you might want to start with a safety razor.
Double Edged Safety Razors ($15+)
Safety razors are the crux of high-class, at home shaving. They last forever, they look classy as hell, and double-edged razor blades are laughably cheap. And even if your dad already owns a safety razor, he’s sure to enjoy the fact that you bought him something so timeless for Father’s Day.
Safety razors come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but we’ve picked out three reliable but unique safety razors to make your Father’s Day shopping a little smoother.
- The Chieftain by Viking’s Blade ($29) – This heavy safety razor sports a bulky, tough design, despite its “neutral” aggression (the blade doesn’t stick out too far). It’s ideal for a dad that likes a heavy-duty razor that’s easy to control.
- WEISHI Long Handle Safety Razor ($17) – This thin, long razor is great for a dad that hasn’t used a safety razor in a long time. It’s easy to control, it has a “neutral” aggression, and it has a butterfly design for quick and easy blade replacement.
- MERKUR Futur Adjustable Safety Razor ($63) – Want to spoil dad? The MERKUR Futur safety razor is a cool, future-forward razor with a butterfly design and adjustable aggression. It’s an excellent razor for a dad that’s seriously into shaving, or for a dad that deserves the finer things in life.
Of course, dad can’t shave without some cream or soap. Shaving solutions tend to be pretty cheap, why not grab one for Father’s Day?
Shaving Creams and Soaps ($10+)
Next to the razor, shaving creams and soaps are the second most important shaving product. Otherwise, shaving would be incredibly painful. At least, we assume that it would be painful. We aren’t ready to test that theory.
Before buying shaving cream or soap, it’s essential to understand how they’re different. Shaving cream is soft, and it’s lathered directly onto the face. But shaving soap is hard—it’s like a bar of soap. To use shaving soap, dad needs a shaving mug and a brush to properly lather and apply the soap. So, if dad doesn’t like to use a brush and a mug, then you should avoid buying him a bar of shaving soap for Father’s Day.
- Proraso Shaving Soap in a Bowl 5.2 oz ($10) – Proraso is known for their great smelling, affordable shaving products. This shaving soap is no different. It builds up a creamy lather, and it smells of eucalyptus and cool menthol. Plus, it comes in a little tub, so dad doesn’t have to deal with a slippery bar of shaving soap.
- Van Der Hagen Luxury Shave Soap 3.5 oz 3-Pack ($10) – This shaving soap builds up a great lather, and it has a mild, fresh scent. Since it comes in packs of three, it’s a great, affordable gift that should last dad for a while.
- Proraso Shaving Cream 5.2 oz ($10) – Like the Proraso shaving soap, the Proraso shaving cream builds into a creamy lather, and it smells of eucalyptus and menthol. The difference, of course, is that this is a shaving cream.
- Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream 5.3 oz ($13) – This shaving cream mixes the smells of the past with the needs of modern facial hair. It’s creamy, it’s hydrating, and it smells like sandalwood.
So long as your dad is using great smelling cream or soap, why not grab the guy some great smelling, old-timey aftershave? Hey, he deserves to smell good, right?
As we said earlier, shaving soap only works with a brush and a mug. If you’re gifting dad his first bar of shaving soap, then you’ll want to make sure he’s got the tools to use it properly.
Shaving Brushes ($19+)
If dad wants to use shaving soap, then dad needs a shaving brush. The best shaving brushes are made from a variety of animal hair, but boar hair and badger hair are the most popular choices in the US. Generally speaking, badger hair brushes are expensive, soft, and better at retaining water than boar hair brushes, but boar hair brushes tend to break in over time.
We’ve picked out a nice mix of soft brushes at different price points. Dad will love any of them, especially if he’s been stuck on a nasty old brush for a while.
- Viking’s Blade Synthetic Badger Brush ($33) – If you want to save some money (or avoid buying animal fur) then you should grab dad this synthetic badger brush. It looks and acts like real badger hair, but it’s a lot cheaper and less morally dubious. It also comes with a drip stand, which should keep your dad’s bathroom looking tidy.
- Parker Safety Razor Silvertip Badger Brush ($60) – This beautiful brush is made of silvertip badger hair, so it’s incredibly soft and absorbent. It also comes with a stand that will look great in any bathroom. Sure, it’s decadent, but dad deserves the best.
- Parker Safety Razor Deluxe Boar Brush ($19) – Boar brushes get a lot of flack, but this one is a dream to use. It’s surprisingly soft, absorbent, and it comes with a neat little drip stand.
Finally, dad’s going to need a shaving mug or bowl to use his brush and shaving soap. Sure, he could use a coffee mug, but that defeats the purpose of having nice shaving tools.
Shaving Mugs and Bowls ($7+)
There’s a surprising amount of variety in the world of shaving mugs, but it’s mostly aesthetic. When buying your dad a shaving mug or bowl, you generally want to get something that matches his tastes.
- Harry Ceramic Shaving Mug ($14) – This basic ceramic shaving mug is great for any dad. It’s sturdy, durable, easy to clean, and it has a handle to make application as easy as possible.
- William Marvy Rubber Shaving Mug ($12) – Yeah, this mug is made of rubber. It’s a hardened rubber that’s slip-resistant and easy to clean, so it’s ideal for clumsy dads. It also has a nice handle, which makes the application very easy.
- Viking Revolution Stainless Shaving Bowl ($7) – Does dad like the rustic look? This large stainless shaving bowl is great for a rugged dad, and it’s sure to last forever.
We’ve covered a lot of ground here, but at least your dad will enjoy his father’s day. Again, shaving accessories make great gifts, because they get a ton of use and they last for a long time.