Perfecto Razor & Brush Stand* – Consistently one of the most-purchased products through Sharpologist this is an inexpensive “generic” brush and razor stand that can accommodate most hardware.
West Coast Shaving’s Pure Badger hair, Tortoise handle* shaving brush – I recently reviewed the new brushes that West Coast Shaving launched. This new brush works very well and I think it’s an exceptional value for what you get.
Artisan Shaving Cream/Soap – There are a ton of excellent shaving soaps and creams made in small batches by artisans for a reasonable price. Some of the artisans I really enjoy for their excellent performance, their availability, and their wide variety of scents, include:
Plus some of the high-end, established brands such as:
- New York Shaving Company (Amazon*)
- St. James Of London (Amazon*)
- Truefitt & Hill (Amazon*)
- Trumper (Amazon*)
have smaller containers of some of their products at a lower cost.
$20 To $50
Stirling Badger Brush – Sharpologist recently wrote about this new brush which is an excellent value.
DR Harris Shave Soap & Bowl – Although you can buy just a refill puck,* a DR Harris shaving soap in one of their presentation bowls* would make an excellent gift. Their variety of scents should appeal to almost any father.
Dopp Kit – How about a nice container for your shaving gear, especially when you travel? There are many Dopp Kits* but I think the one we recently reviewed from Range Leather brings a new meaning to the term “luxury leathergoods.” Really…the feeling is incredible and it’s built like a tank. The Brush Case might make a nice, unusual gift for the traveling shaver too.
Penhaligon’s Gift Fragrance Selection – If you want to gift a small selection of high-end scents, this gift/sample set* is a great place to start and won’t break the bank (for fragrances anyway). Sharpologist co-founder Andy Tarnoff wrote about this set a few years ago.
Wet Shaving Products “Monarch” Brush – This “High Mountain White” badger hair shaving brush has gone up a bit in price since I first reviewed it but it’s still a great value for what you get…which is very luxurious.
OneBlade – There are a lot more “luxury” razors on the market than there used to be but for me OneBlade* still reigns supreme. Yes, it’s expensive and it may provide too mild of a shave for some but for the pure high-end experience, with a “lifetimes” guarantee that a father may pass down to a son (and he becomes the father), OneBlade is tough to beat. Plus, OneBlade just announced a more affordable version of their razor that should be available by Father’s Day!
Shaving Scuttle – How about something a little unexpected that dad may have not thought about getting himself? Like a shaving cream scuttle to keep his lather warm? There are several different artisans making them, including Georgetown Pottery* and Korium.*
Do you have an idea for a good, shaving-related Father’s Day gift? Leave a comment!