ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Shaving Gift I Ever Gave My Man

Updated on February 24, 2017

I have always tried to find the perfect gifts for my husband for Christmas. He has a heavy beard and it needs to be shaved at least once a day. I was searching for ideas one day and stumbled upon the idea of a shaving cup, with a razor and brush. I knew it would look great next to his bathroom sink and decided that I would give it a try.

He is forever running out of his canned shave cream and as you know it becomes my problem and I have to remember to pick it up for him. Well this is better than the canned style shave cream since it is mixed with warm water each time it is used and last a long time. There are many type of cake soaps that fit into the cup with various scents and ingredients.

The minute he opened his gift on Christmas morning I knew I had hit the nail on the head. He loved the silver cup and the matching brush and razor. Since he hadn't shaved yet the first chance he got he was off the his bathroom using his new gift. He really loved the close shave he got and it it easy for him to determine when the soap is running out. So no more emergency runs for shave cream for me.

The soap is readily available at most drug stores, but online there is a huge selection of fragrances and brands. I am so happy he liked the gift and think that most any man would enjoy it. I plan to get a few more of the sets this Christmas for my sons-in-law. I think they will enjoy the gift as much as my husband and it really does dress up the counter of his bathroom sink.

Take Shaving to It's Best

The Wet Shaving Method

The wet shaving method has long been a favorite of many men. Long before the invention of whipped can shave cream bar soap and a brush was used; on people's faces.

Using a brush and cup is making a comeback for modern men. Not only is it easy to use but the lather is warm. Wet shaving is the perfect way to shave. Sets are available for purchase from fancy to plain. Depending upon how large the budget will help to determine which is the best value for the money.

The Shave Set

Here are the steps for using shave soap and a cup;

  1. Soak the brush. Fill the shaving bowl with hot water -not too hot and let the brush soak inside for several minutes to soften the brush.
  2. Empty the water and then
  3. Soften the shaving soap with the wet brush
  4. Swirl the brush on the soap. ...
  5. Whip the soap to a froth and apply the warm cream to the face from the bowl.
  6. Check if lather is ready. ...


This shaving set comes with the following:

  • 100% Pure Badger Bristle Shaving Brush
  • For Mach-3 Razor
  • Shaving Pieces and stands of high-quality UV coated plastic
  • With electroplated finish

There are Many Brands of Shave Soap

The First Safety Razor

Safety razors dated back to 1762 but didn't catch on until 1828, when they were distributed in Sheffield, England. William Henson invented the hoe-shaped razor in 1847 the type found in many homes. King Camp Gillette a traveling salesman in 1895 combined the hoe shape with a disposable double-edged blade. This was called the safety razor. Gillette made lots of money for his design and saved people from having to remove the blade for sharpening.

The double edge blade was a good idea but is hard to produce. It took at least six years for Gillette to find a way to create this blade. MIT professor William Nickerson helped Gillette figure out a way to stamp the blades out of sheets of high-carbon steel. Finally, by 1903, the blades were available to the American buying market. Gillette sold the razor for a loss but made his profits from the sale of blades.


Using a Badger Shave Brush

Do you think a shaving kit make a great Christmas Gift?

See results

Women Shave Too

Shaving not Just for Men

Many women shave their face just like men. It has become something that is done in the privacy of the home. Many women have facial hair which is dark and unattractive. Although there are other methods of hair removal the majority of women choose razors.

What do think about a soapy shave?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Pam Irie profile image

      Pam Irie 

      4 years ago from Land of Aloha

      What a neat gift to give a guy!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)