2013 Father’s Day Gift Guide: Grooming Products

Our first roundup of Father’s Day gift ideas involves a traditional area with grooming products. Of course, we’re hoping you’ll do better than that cheap aftershave you bought dad when you were a kid. And for more great suggestions, be sure to check out the other categories in our Father’s Day gift guide.

Philips Norelco Click & Style

Here’s one for the dad who appreciates that modern grooming habits go well beyond his face. That might be an awkward subject for some dads, but for the right guy, this handy shaver can be a great gift. With the new Philips Norelco Click & Style, men can get a super-flexible electric shaver that can handle all their grooming needs with one convenient tool. The Click & Style is a complete all-in-one system equipped with three attachments that are easy to click on and off for shaving, facial styling, or bodygrooming with a single product. We tested all of them and the ease of use was impressive. The two-headed shaver with ComfortCut blades gives guys the close shave that they would expect from Norelco products. For guys who want some stubble or more growth instead of the all-clean look, they can snap on the beard styler with 5 lengths for the perfect stubble or a neatly trimmed beard. Finally, the skin-friendly bodygroom shaver gives a man the flexibility for a close and comfortable shave or a trim on all areas below the neck. The Philips Norelco Click & Style also features 100% waterproof technology so men can trim, style and shave wherever they want in wet or dry settings.


Portable USB Shaver from ShaveTech

Here’s a great gift men that travel a lot or need a shaver they can keep in their briefcase. This portable electric shaver from ShaveTech is one of the more unique and interesting products we’ve reviewed in a while. It’s a USB shaver, so it’s ideal for traveling as you can charge it anywhere in or out of the US if you have access to a computer or other USB port. When not charging, the ShaveTech USB port flips up directly into the razor itself. The shaver is no bigger than a typical smart phone so it will fit anywhere from your pocket to your briefcase. The sleek and simple design makes it very easy to use. The top slides on and off revealing the foil shaver head, and the shave with this super-light unit is nice and comfortable.


Braun Series 7 Shaver System

There are a lot of electric razors on the market, and we’re sure that most people would be happy with many of the ones available, but Braun’s Series 7 Shaver is the granddaddy of them all. This thing is packed with more technology and features than you’d probably know what to do with, but once you’ve experienced the Series 7, it’s hard to imagine ever going back. Not only is it the world’s first shaver to oscillates at more than 10,000 micro-vibrations per minute, but it also boasts OptiFoil ergonomically designed holes that provide a super-close shave, a more sensitive flexing head for maximum comfort, and three personalization modes to create an individual shaving experience. The 790cc and 760cc models also come with a Clean & Renew System dock that automatically cleans, charges, lubricates and dries the shaver at the touch of a button, making clean up much easier than it used to be. After all, it shouldn’t feel like a chore just to keep yourself looking good.

James Bond 007 Fragrance


James Bond is one of pop culture’s most famous icons; men want to be like him and women want to sleep with him. Though it won’t make you feel any more like a secret agent, the new 007 fragrance (released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary festivities) will help you attract the opposite sex like one. A classic and unmistakably masculine scent with a sophisticated twist, the cologne perfectly embodies the legendary British spy. Designed with hints of Haitian vetiver, crisp apple and sandalwood, this aromatic fougere is a great gift for diehard Bond fans or those who just want to make an impression. Even the packaging itself is deserving of the Bond name, with a dark blue bottle that supposedly draws inspiration from the magnum meshing texture of his automobiles (though it also resembles the grip of a gun), and in a clever nod to 007’s state-of-the-art gadgets, there’s a silver twist cap that reveals the hidden nozzle when opened. Cologne doesn’t get much cooler than that.

Hanz de Fuko Hair Products

Here’s an idea for the dad who actually has hair and likes to style it. You can check out our review here and choose from six styling agents, including Hybridized Wax, Modify Pomade, Sponge Wax, Quicksand, Scheme Cream and Gel Triq. Paul Eide tried all of them and you’ll get an idea which one would work for each hairstyle.


Dollar Shave Club

Many dads love to save money, so the Dollar Shave Club might be perfect for him! Check out their website and you’ll see several inexpensive plans starting at the ridiculously low price of $1 per month, plus shipping and handling of course. Dad gets quality blades sent to him and he doesn’t have to cut his face trying to extend the life of old blades. We tried the $6 per month option and the shave we got was excellent. Check out the plans and find one that fits best.


Stuffed Leather Travel Bag

If you’re dad likes shaving kits or needs a good travel bag, get him one from Grooming Lounge that’s stuffed things he’ll need. This luxurious dark leather travel bag created by renowned leather goods maker Mulholland Brothers comes packed with Grooming Lounge shaving supplies, including Mug Cleaner Face Wash, Beard Master Shave Oil, Beard Destroyer Shave Cream, Best for Last Aftershave and a cool Ivory razor with chrome stand.

Grooming Lounge Stuffed Leather Dopp Kit