Father’s Day is fast approaching so I thought it might be a good time to suggest some shaving-related gifts to give…or receive.
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Is dad currently used to a mass market multi-blade cartridge razor? Then consider one of these “cartridge killer” razors to tempt him away. They each have different strengths depending on what dad likes:
- A multi-blade alternative: the Leaf razor can be loaded with one, two, or three blades. Click/tap here to check out a recent review of the Leaf razor here on Sharpologist.
- A mild razor with a pivot: the OneBlade razor is available in three different models at three price-points. I make no secret of the fact that the OneBlade Genesis razor is one of my all-time favorite razors…and I’ve tried a lot of razors. The Genesis can also be engraved! [EDIT: OneBlade just announced a Father’s Day promotion of 25% off their razors (non-subscription) and kits with promo code FORDAD until 23 June!]
- A razor with more of a “hands-off” blade change feature: the Supply Single Edge razor comes in several varieties of colors and materials, and offers several shave levels (mild, average, aggressive). It also uses “Injector” style razor blades which feature loading from a magazine, keeping blade-handling to a minimum.
If dad is already into the “old school” razor, maybe he would like something a bit off the beaten trail but still somewhat familiar? Here are some ideas:
- “Self Lubricating” or “Double” Open Comb razors: these razors range from the inexpensive, basic model (RazoRock SLOC, PAA DOC) to the adjustable, customizable version (click/tap here to read a review).
- Adjustable razors can give dad a way of changing his shave “on the fly” in desired. These razors are also available at a number of price points–from the basic, to the established, to the heirloom-worthy.
It wasn’t that long ago that a really good, gift-worthy shave brush was made of high-grade badger hair and cost several hundred dollars. Recent advances in synthetic fiber technology have not only finally made “synth’s” competitive with badger but have dropped prices across the board.
You can get dad a great brush for about 20 bucks, US.
If you insist on badger hair, WSP’s Monarch brush is competitive with badger shave brushes costing much more.
If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, take a look a Pacific Shaving’s cork-handle shave brush (click/tap here to read Sharpologist’s review). Get a 10% discount with code “sharpologist” when you order off the Pacific Shaving website.
“Lotions And Potions”
An easy recommendation here, check out Sharpologist’s “Best” lists for ideas:
Promotions, Accessories, And Kits
Smallflower is offering several curated kits for Father’s Day:
Through June 15, Pacific Shaving is offering a free PSC Neoprene Toiletry Kit ($25 value) with any purchase of $40+. No coupon code necessary.
Art Of Shaving: Father’s Day Sale! 20% off sitewide
I’ll be updating this section as I get notified of other promotions and kits!