Men's grooming
Kristin Booker • June 18, 2010

Father’s Day Fabulous: The Best Skincare and Grooming Kits for Dear Dad

We all know that men are sometimes a little suspect of skincare (the “girly man” moniker is hard to shake once your buddies find little boxes of moisturizer and masques on the bathroom counter.) However, when it comes to fabulous skin care and shaving kits, they make amazing gifts for men who wouldn’t necessarily buy them for themselves. Looking for a fabulous Father’s Day gift? Here are some suggestions:

Anthony Logistics For Men The Perfect Shave Kit ($50) – This shaving kit is fabulous for home and for the locker at the gym and comes equipped with a cleanser, pre-shave oil, shave cream and after-shave balm that when used together will help eliminate ingrown hairs, irritation and razor burn. Doesn’t his skin deserve a break? Doesn’t your CHEEK deserve a break? Help him get rid of rough shaved skin with this fabulous shaving kit.

Anthony Logistics For Men The Tool Kit ($18) – Any woman who’s been subjected to an intimate moment ruined by a ragged fingernail can attest to the importance of well-groomed hands. This portable nail kit contains a stainless steel nail file, nail clipper, tweezer and grooming scissors, and comes in a brushed aluminum canister (you know, metal = masculine). It’s also quite portable, so, you know, get this for him.

AHAVA Mineral Men’s Collection Gift Set ($47) – I’ve long been a convert of all things AHAVA and this skincare set is perfect to tame the unique needs of men’s skin. Dad will look his absolute best with this set containing Mineral Shower Gel, Foam-Free Silk Shave Cream and Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer. The power of Dead Sea minerals and a proprietary blend of Gingko, Ginger and Ginseng extract will help him cleanse, nourish, and moisturize his gorgeous face. 

Molton Brown Father’s Day Gift Set ($58) – I’ve never met a man that isn’t completely wild about Molton Brown products. This set of the company’s most masculine scents brings a whole new experience to bathing for your favorite guy, with their two sizes of their cult favorite re-charge black pepper bodywash,a  re-charge black pepper body hydrator, and the new addition to the brand, buchu bodywash, which gives a cooling boost of energy in the shower. It’s kind of a necessity (and feel free to borrow it.)

L’Oréal Paris Men’s Expert Hydra-Energetic Ice Cold Eye Roller ($10.99) – It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, undereye bags are just not cute. Treat the man in your life to this breakthrough eye treatment applied with a soothing rollerball that glides gently over the puffed area to deliver instant relief. It’s ok to have sleepless nights, you just don’t have to LOOK like it. Great for Dads on the go, late-night working fathers or, let’s all be honest here, fathers of newborns.

Naturopathica Clarifying Facial Wash ($28), Soothing Shave Cream ($26) and Daily Defense Moisturizer For Men ($58) – If you’ve got an eco-chic dad who’s really into botanicals (and even if they aren’t), Naturopathica is a great solution for skincare. The face wash contains a sulfate-free foaming cleaner with a refreshing blend of Cypress Oil, Aloe and Lime that will gently remove dirt and grime while maintaining his natural moisture. The shave cream contains Cypress Oil, which acts as an antiseptic to calm razor irritation, and Wild Oat Beta Glucan that lifts the hair shaft for an exceptionally close shave. The moisturizer contains a lightweight blend of Vitamins A, C and E combined with Oats and Aloe to nourish his skin. You’ll thank me later.

Any of these fabulous skincare options will make dear Dad a happy camper. I mean, really, another tie? Let’s break the mold this year and get him something he’ll really love. 🙂


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