Shaving has always been a chore for most men, so why not give him one of the best mens shaving kits to make it less of a chore and more of a pleasure? Don’t you want him to have a nice smooth shaved face when he hugs and kisses you to show his appreciation for the nice gift you just gave him? Well, to accommodate you to accomplish just that, we have put together a multiple collection of manual shaving kits for your pleasure to choose from as a gift to your beloved man.
Realizing how important it is for you to find that perfect gift for this special Valentine’s Day, we have dedicated a lot of time and research to find and bring you quality products featured in this article. We believe that these featured items are the best out there and we found them at a great price. They may be hard to find, but we have made it easy for you to buy them… from a reputable source.
During our research, we did not find enough complete manual shaving kits that were of good enough quality and worthy of the price and with our standard of customer satisfaction. Therefore, to ensure that you have 3 complete quality shaving kits to choose from, we have grouped some compatible single items together to satisfy your pleasure of choice. These single items are shown in their particular featured kit sections. Of course, you can purchase these featured items separately, but we do suggest that you get the whole to make it a complete set of gifts for him on Valentine’s Day.
We believe that your man will love his gift and use one of the kits you give him for a very long time. In addition, he will never have to worry about spending time looking for and finding any refills for these kits either, since all that information to replenish them is clearly available in this article.
So, please take your time and enjoy checking out what we have for you to find the right kit that is most suitable for your man. Whether he uses a Gillette Fusion type manual razor, a double-edged razor, or a straight razor, he will end up with a beautifully shaven face… One you will be proud to hold with your hands and show your love for him with a passionate kiss on this special occasion… It can’t get any better… Wow!
By the way, our Top Gifs team member Ray has shared an 8-Piece Manicure & Pedicure Kit for men that he has been using for many years and loves it… We hope you would like to make this a gift to your loved one as well. Have fun choosing from what we have for you below…
Fusion Shaving Set
This Parker Deluxe Black Fusion Compatible Razor with Long Textured Handle is a great deal in quality and holding comfort of all the fusion shaving set handles / razors available. It has a heavy and extra long stainless steel handle for a smoother shave. It also has a non-slippery handle which provides a better grip on it and prevents it from dropping in the sink.
You cannot find this razor in the neighborhood supermarket or drugstore and most people don’t know about it. However, the ones who have purchased this product love it and wish that they had found it a long time ago. All the Fusion blades are compatible with this handle, which makes it very easy.
Considering the light weight and the improper balance of the generic razor handles, the Parker razor gives your man that perfect balance to get that soft baby-skin- shave. Be our guest and put this to the test after his first shave with the Parker Razor Handle and the incredible Gillette Fusion Blades… You will be pleasantly surprised!
Fusion Razor Blade Refills
The Gillette Fusion Manual Men’s Razor Blade Refills 12 Count is an optional part of the fusion shaving set. This Gillette’s 5-blade technology has been a god-sent to men who like to have a close and comfortable shave without nicking and cutting themselves. Ray says, “I use these blades and it is definitely worth the extra money since each blade lasts an average of a whopping 4 weeks for me… Seriously! I love it!”
Those cheap disposable razors may not cost very much, and they may give you a good shave the first couple of times… but that’s all you get… a couple of good shaves! So, when you add it all up, the cost will be several times the cost of the Fusion Blade Refills shown here. Ray also adds, I used to think that I would be saving money by buying those disposable razors. However, I was never satisfied with the shave I got from those flimsy featherweight razors and was completely surprised that I was throwing them away after a couple of shaves… What a mistake and waste of money it was!”
Razor and Brush Stand
The Escali Deluxe Chrome Razor and Brush Stand is an very essential part of the fusion Shaving Set. It nicely holds your loved one’s shaving brush and razor in its polished chrome finish which makes it very attractive. This holder is suitable for use with most razor and brush types. It has a weighted base with a soft sole which will not scratch the surface it is placed on. That also prevents any accidental tipping over.
A great benefit of this holder is that it can be disassembled into small pieces for ease of travel in his shaving kit bag. The advantage of hanging a razor and a brush on this holder is that it allows your loved ones razor and brush to dry and be aired out before the next use for hygiene reasons as well.
Pure Badger Shaving Brush
The Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush With Black Handle is another optional part of the Fusion shaving set. It is engineered to deliver smooth and clean shave, regardless of what shaving method you use. It is also one of the most popular shaving brushes online.
We believe that your loved one will treasure this brush in his shaving kit for many years to come. We wonder if he would also remember the special one who gave it to him! what do you think?
With the use of a shaving brush, your loved one doesn’t have to get hands full of soap trying to cover and prepare his face for a shave. A good quality shaving brush will do all the work.
The Schöne Stainless Steel Shaving Bowl with Lid has an attractive polished finish to it and is beautifully designed. It is built to last a long time and is easy to clean up. The Schöne shaving bowl can hold all brands of shaving soaps… (3.5 Inches at the top, nearly 4 Inches at the bottom, and 2.25 inches deep)
Ray says, “I used to have a stainless steel shaving bowl that didn’t have a lid. As a result, the soap kept drying out and also lost its scent. I finally bought this Schöne bowl with a lid and my soap has never dried out and has kept its wonderful scent as well. Another tip is to rinse out the bowl after each use and dry it with a towel to keep it clean and shiny looking.”
We really think that this shaving bowl will make a great addition to his shaving kit and should be considered when it comes to gifts for men on Valentine’s Day.
This Colonel Conk Worlds Famous Shaving Soap, Bay Rum is what the old-fashioned barbershops used to use to shave their customers. The rum scent is very nice and yet not too strong. The soap has avocado oil and vitamin E as part of its ingredients to help soften your skin and make it feel good. The net weight of the soap is 2.25 oz. and had a diameter of 1 1/2 inches and 1-inch thickness.
Ray uses Colonel Conk’s shaving soap and is very happy with it. Ray states, “I lived in Great Britan a long time ago and this shaving soap was used in most barbershops there. I believe that this soap actually came from England and became popular in the United States.” Ray further adds, “I like to inform people who are using this shaving soap for the first time to be patient and spend a few minutes whipping a good thick wet lather in the bowl with a brush before putting it on the face. I also learned that I could actually melt the soap in the microwave and then pour it into my shaving bowl… Let it cool down and the soap takes the form of the bowl after it cools and hardens… It makes it so much easier to use the soap in this fashion.”
Now, you lucky men who are going to get this wonderful shaving kit in a gift have no excuse not to look your best for your loved one who has gone to all this trouble to make you presentable, as a gentleman should be. Well, what are you waiting for? Are you going to show her how much you appreciate her?
Double Edge Razor Sets
This Colonel Conk Shave Kit is one of our suggested double edge razor sets which includes matching Chrome Shave Bowl and 2.25 Ounces of Col. Ichabod Conk High Desert Breeze Natural Shave Soap. 2 Ounces of Col. Ichabod Conk Original Pre-Shave Oil, and 6 ounces of High Desert Breeze After-Shave Lotion. Also, it includes five stainless steel Merkur 219 Precision safety razor blades
For your convenience, whenever you want a refill for the shaving soap, Ray suggests that you get Colonel Conk Bay Rum shaving soap here.
And, whenever you need a refill for the double edged razor blades, Ray suggests that you get the top quality and affordable pack of 100 Personna double edge razor blades here.
Ray is not finished yet… He says, “Be very careful and think of your own as well as your loved one’s safety… I mean when it comes to discarding double-edged razor blades. There have been many a time that I have accidentally cut myself very badly when I used to shave with safety razors… And let me tell you it is not a pretty sight.” You can’t just throw those old blades loose in the trash. Therefore, we suggest that you definitely get the Feather Styling Razor Disposal Case for your kit as well.
Best Straight Razor Shaving Kits
The Shave Network claims that their ~Shave Ready~ kits are the best straight razor shaving kits out there for men. The one that we are featuring is the ~Shave Ready~ Shaving Straight Razor Kit. We cannot personally make that claim, but we can say that, based on our research, it is of a very good quality and value at an affordable price for a straight razor shaving kit.
This Shave Network kit includes a pretty good 3″ x 6/8″ hardened carbon steel blade that is professionally sharpened and is easy to judge angles with for a straight razor. It also includes The Blades Grim shave soap, and a GB Buckingham & Sons 3″ wide sharpening strop. In addition, it contains a synthetic shaving brush, which we are not crazy about. However, the other comparable straight shaving kits were much more expensive. You could spend hundreds of dollars on these without knowing if a straight razor is the right kind of shave for you.
Ray suggests, “If I were you, I would get this Perfecto 100% Pure Badger Shaving Brush With Black Handle here separately, and simply replace the synthetic one in the kit. The synthetic brush is fine to start out with but you may want a higher quality Badger shaving brush over the long term. It simply gives you a much better experience.” We think that your gift will make a big hit with your loved one… Be careful you don’t spoil him too much! Ray adds, “Even macho men can be easily spoiled when it comes to a loved one! I kind of like it to be spoiled this way!”
Another important point that we like to add is to let you know how you can replace The Blades Soap that comes in the kit once it is finished. This is a very nice soap that produces an extremely slippery lather to protect your face while shaving. It does not require a lot of water on your brush in order to produce a good lather. If you use too much you may have to start over. One user described the scent as “bottled masculinity”… You can get The Blades Grim Soap here.
Pre Shave Oil for Men
We think that the Blades Grim Pre Shave Oil for Men is really great. As to why use pre shave oil… it helps condition your facial skin and prepare the coarse hairs on your face to soften for a smoother shave. Because the oil helps make the harsh hairs more manageable your razor does not irritate your skin and will simply glide over the skin and shave the hairs more easily.
After Shave Oil
In addition, we also suggest this Blades Grim After Shave Oil. A companion to the very similar looking pre-shave oil, to finish off your shave. Believe it or not, this after shave oil packs a powerful punch. You only need a couple of drops rubbed between your palms after splashing cold water on your face. It has the same light clean masculine scent found in the pre-shave oil and the shaving soap above. Both men and women love this scent. It is not overpowering and smells so good that you can give a “thank you” kiss to your loved one to see her reaction… to your clean shave and the nice scent of this oil. What a wonderful feeling!
SPECIAL NOTE: We always like such quality kits that contain all the items you need to get started on the task at hand right away, especially if it is going to be a gift to your loved man. Ray says, “Men are usually somewhat impatient and want to do things right away, which makes this shaving kit ideal for them. I strongly caution though that the man being given this gift MUST either already know or be willing to LEARN how to use a straight razor BEFORE attempting to shave with a straight razor. Straight razors are extremely sharp and could really do a lot of damage to one’s face.” Therefore, we encourage you to view this excellent video below that demonstrates the proper use of and shaving with a straight razor by professional master barber…
It should also be mentioned that avid straight razor fans can spend tons of money on luxury shaving kits for men. For example, the straight razor you saw in the above video costs about $160 and the sharpening strap costs about $95 (from the Art Of Shaving at the time of this article) which would be fine if you have a lot of money. We, on the other hand, wanted to suggest to you something more affordable and yet with practical quality… Like the ~Shave Ready~ Shaving Straight Razor Kit as shown above.
Two Essential Items for Men
One of these must-have items is the 8-Piece Manicure Kit For Men that should be included in a man’s toiletry bag at all times. This 3-Swords *German made 8-Piece Manicure & Pedicure Kit is made of high quality artificial black leather. The kit includes; Nail Scissors, Cuticle Scissors, Finger Nail Clipper, Toe Nail Clipper, Tweezers, Hoofstick, Sapphire Nail File, and a Nail Pusher/Cleaner. The steel implements are bright nickel plated & polished. The kit comes in a nice looking gift box as well.
*(The nail clipper/s are not made in Germany)
Travel Toiletry Bags for Men
When it comes to travel toiletry bags for men, we really like this ToiletTree Products Toiletry Bag with TSA Approved Bottles and Sonic Travel Toothbrush Bonus. It is very well designed to accommodate and organize all the toiletries of your beloved man in your life – at home or during travel. This fully water resistant interior bag (if there is a spill) has two large zipper compartments made for easy access. One of the fine features of this bag is that it comes with 3 TSA approved travel bottles and a travel sonic toothbrush… This means that you don’t have to empty out (or leave behind) your shampoo, aftershave lotion, and hand cream at the airport.
Ray says, “I have a few of these bags for my toiletries. I use one at home and the other one, with a separate set of toiletries in it, always ready for when I am traveling.” By the way, this bag is also quite ideal for use as a makeup or medicine bag. How about that? Go ahead and add this wonderful and very functional toiletry bag to your list of gifts to your special man. He will surely love you for it!
As you have seen above, we have done our very best to bring you what we have found to be the best suggestions in men’s shaving kits (and related accessories) to make life easier for you during Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion for that matter. we could have certainly suggested much fancier and a lot more expensive shaving kits and accessories to you in this article. However, our main objective has always been affordability, quality, and functionality of all the products we suggest to our reader friends. In other words, if we would not buy any of the items we research or know about first hand, we will not suggest them to you. It is simply a matter of principle and trust between us and our readers.
So, we thank you and hope that you have enjoyed your time looking at all the featured products in this article and have decided on something. Something that will please your loved one as a gift to remind him how much you care for and love him. He will remember you, and how much he loves you, each and every time he shaves and then greets you with a juicy kiss!