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Five Shaving Gift Sets Under $70
Any thoughtful gift requires detective work. Men tend to collect shaving paraphernalia over the years. The stash may include electric shavers, disposables, modern razors by Gillette/Schick, old school double-edge razors and perhaps even straight razors.
While not always possible, it’s best to find out the preferred shaving method of the person you’re buying for. Of course this task is easiest for a wife looking to treat her husband. If it’s a work associate or friend you’re buying for, don’t be afraid to ask. It’s not unusual for men to discuss the art of the perfect shave.
Men who shave with a modern razor such as the Gillette Fusion, Mach 3 Turbo or Schick Hydro are the good candidates for a shaving gift set. Not only will the set upgrade their shaving experience but allow them to stick to the shaving method they are used to. There are plenty of shaving sets that accept Gillette cartridges (usually the Mach 3 variety). Cheap Gillette handles can now be replaced by attractive chrome, black or beige.
There are also many gift sets available for fans of double-edge razors. If you absolutely have to keep it under $70, finding this style may prove to be challenging. Old-school razors are targeted at the luxury market. The quality of the set will tend to be higher and that not only goes for the razor. Badger brushes vary in price radically, depending on the grade of the hair.
Another thing to keep in mind is that most men look at shaving as a chore, not a time for meditation and relaxing self-care. These are probably the best candidates for a shaving gift set. More likely than not they are using a multi-blade modern razor as this is what most men use. The badger brush will especially be appreciated in this case, because using such a device to create lather is to this type of guy, a luxury. The set will give them an excuse to finally pamper themselves in the bathroom.
Let’s get to the gift sets. Here are five best-sellers, each offering something a little different. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Five Recommended Top-Sellers
Chrome Four-Piece Shaving Shave Set with “Mach 3” Razor
This offering from Bey-Berk International has the rugged chrome look men love. It is of course ideal for a man that uses a Gillette Mach 3 (regular or Turbo both fit). He will be able to hold on to his Mach 3 handle for travel, and use this at home.
Ceramic Shaving Shave Set White Ceramic "Mach 3" Razor
Here is another popular choice from Bey-Berk. At around $45, this one has a great bang for the buck. The ceramic look makes the set appear pricier than it really is. Again, this is well-suited for men that like Gillette razors.
Parker 96R Safety Razor Shave Set
Old school double-edge style sets are next to impossible to find under $120. This set from Parker is one of only a handful that you get for just $70. The unique stand design is interesting, if a little chintzy. That is good however because the costs to make this set went into what matters: the razor and genuine badger bristle brush. Shaving with the Parker will save a man a fortune. It accepts common double-edge blades that cost a mere $0.45 per blade. Compare that to around $2.50 for one Gillette cartridge!
Baxter of California Skin Care 1-2-3 Kit
A quality skin care kit will please “the man who has everything.” Shaving can be tough on a man’s skin. Baxter’s three step process refreshes the skin and decreases skin irritation. The citrus scented face wash perfectly prepares skin for the shave. Toner is applied after to cut back on irritation with ingredients such as witch hazel, cucumber and peppermint oil. Finally, the moisturizer will make his face soft and supple skin, applying powerful anti-oxidants such as Vitamins A-D-E, plus herbal extracts.
Omega Shaving Cream Bowl and Shave Brush Gift Set
Are you tight on cash? If so, this is a great choice that in some situations will trump a set that includes a razor. At times men are already happy with their razor but could benefit from a good brush. This Italian-made gift set from Omega includes a brush, stand and stylish bowl.