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!