Holiday Gift Guide 2016: 7 Gifts for the Well-Groomed Man

Finding the right gift for the well-appointed man with a refined taste can be a daunting task, to say the least. Here, we offer a little inspiration, whether you’re buying for someone else or taking notes for your own wish list. These following seven items are thoughtful, useful, and certainly better than defaulting to a gift card.

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KINGSMAN by Drake’s London Striped Wool Tie $165

The perfect piece to complement winter tailoring, the KINGSMAN by Drake’s London Striped Wool Tie strikes a casual take on stripes. Midnight blue, brick, and white stripes run the length of this wool tie, crafted in England by esteemed accessories brand Drake’s.

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This is Ground Voyager Cognac $725

Is he always fumbling around for various cords, pens, plugs, and battery packs in his carry on when he travels? This is Ground Voyager in Cognac will make disorganized packing a thing of the past. The Voyager has enough space for a long weekend’s worth of stuff, but the real gem is its easily accessible front pocket, which contains a tech pod that neatly organizes tech and travel gear.

If he deserves something extra special this year, add on the WiFi option, which turns the weekender into a WiFi hotspot so he can stay connected anywhere in the U.S.

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SALT. OPTICS Alex Glasses $340

SALT. OPTICS Alex takes inspiration from the natural beauty of SALT. OPTICS’ home base in Southern California. Alex is crafted by third generation Japanese artisans.

This casual, no-fuss style suits all face shapes, and will add an air of sophistication to his look.

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Triumph & Disaster Stash Box $150

A good shave starts with good skin. Triumph & Disaster’s Stash Box contains the full skincare and shave prep regimen: Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub, Gameface Moisturizer, Badger Hair Shave Brush, and Old-Fashioned Shave Cream.

Made from natural ingredients (some of which are sourced from Triumph & Disaster’s native New Zealand), this gift set will be a delight for any wet shaver.

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Coronado Metropolitan Leather Dopp Kit, Black $125

This toiletry bag is one he’ll be proud to display on his sink, no matter where he’s travelling. The Coronado Metropolitan Leather Dopp Kit in Black is crafted from smooth Horween Leather for a streamlined, modern look.

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Merkur 34C 3-Piece Safety Razor Set – Silvertip Badger

The Merkur 34C 3-Piece Safety Razor Set is a perfect gift for any shaving aficionado. Our brand new RoyalShave Chrome-Plated Razor and Brush Stand holds our premium Silvertip Badger Brush and Merkur’s famed 34C Safety Razor, a go-to for many a wet shaver for its easy maneuverability and two-piece construction.

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QUODDY Leather Derby Shoes

For the man who wants to look good without sacrificing comfort, QUODDY Leather Derby Shoes offer the best of both worlds. Hand crafted from high quality ‘Cavalier’ leather from Chicago’s Horween tannery, these derby shoes will wear beautifully with time. Cushioned insoles and Vibram rubber soles keep his feet supported for all-day wear.

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The Grooming Artist’s Wet Shaving Holiday Gift Guide

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We are in the full swing of the holidays here at RoyalShave! Since most of us are inundated with family gatherings and other social events this time of year, we’re saving you the extra stress of coming up with the perfect present for the wet shaver in your life with our Wet Shaving Holiday Gift Guide.

From the straight razor novice to the gentleman looking to add a valuable new piece to his collection, we have a carefully selected pick that’ll fit the bill.

Use this gift guide for finding that perfect present, or to fill your own Christmas wish list.

Enjoy!

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For the Straight Razor Beginner

This Dovo 5/8” Half Hollow Best Quality Straight Razor Shaving Set is a pleasurable way to introduce a young gentleman into the world of wet shaving. The 5/8”-wide, half hollow ground blade is suitable for beginners, while the shave brush, stand, shaving cream, and alum pen complete the wet shave experience.

Your recipient will also learn the fine art of stropping with the included red latigo strop.

SHOP: Dovo 5/8” Half Hollow Best Quality Straight Razor Shaving Set, $180 (on sale now)

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For the Safety Razor Connoisseur

Come Christmas, we all enjoy unwrapping a beautifully packaged gift. Save yourself the endless tangles of gift wrap and tape with the Feather Wood Handle Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set, which comes in a charming black box. Feather doesn’t skimp on the details, either – the heavy, stainless steel razor is set in a wood handle for non-slip grip, and the set comes with a safety razor stand all dressed up in black.

This way, the safety razor connoisseur in your life can proudly display his new collectible.

SHOP: Feather Wood Handle Stainless Steel Safety Razor Set, $499.95

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For the Collector

When money’s not an issue, the Thiers Issard Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush is the definition of luxury. The thick 26 mm knot, in combination with the brush’s silvertip badger hair, is exceptionally good at holding water, producing rich lather quickly that lifts whiskers and prepares your recipient for a satisfying shave.

SHOP: Thiers Issard Silvertip Badger Shaving Brush – Genuine Horn, in Brown ($320) or Black ($280)

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For the Fragrance-Conscious Gentleman

For the dapper man who likes to smell good, old world barber Geo F Trumper excels just as much at fragrance as it does wet shaving implements. Geo F Trumper Cologne is available in bright and simple Extract of Limes, exotic namesake GFT, and warm, rich Sandalwood, a fragrance we highly recommend for cold weather. Whichever fragrance you choose, it is sure to please both the wearer and those who surround him.

SHOP: Geo F Trumper Cologne, $65

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For the Skincare Guru

Irritation-free skin is a huge part of the wet shaving experience. Get him a shaving cream that’ll provide a smooth shave while conditioning skin so it’s in peak condition.

Proraso’s Green Tea and Oatmeal Shaving Cream is designed to calm sensitive skin and is formulated without parabens, so it’ll check out in the book of even the most discerning skincare guru.

SHOP: Proraso Shaving Cream, Green Tea and Oatmeal, $9.95

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Outdoorsman

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Anytime he has time, your dad is playing in the outdoors. He’s hiking, skiing, canoeing, and taking each new day as an adventure. For the dad with a thirst for the outdoors, Father’s Day is a prime time to get him a gift that’ll keep him safe, sane, and clean during one of his expeditions.

Read on for our Father’s Day Gift Guide for the adventurer dad.

Poler Men's Rolltop Pack

Poler The Rolltop Pack $69.95

Hiking backpacks tend to be more function than style. Luckily, the Old Man will have both when he straps on Poler’s The Rolltop Pack, which comes in an assortment of complimentary colors and is equipped with compression straps for safe storage. This classic roll top backpack is made from campdura and lined with high tensile strength nylon so Dad can carry the essentials without worry.

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Peak The Ultimate Fitness and Sleep Tracker $199.99

For the active dad who’s also tech-savvy, there’s Peak, a stylish 24/7 fitness and sleep tracking watch that syncs with your dad’s smartphone. Since sleep is essential for strength during treks, the watch maps sleep patterns and provides sleep stage insights. It also tracks all physical activity as well as exercise heart rate. Since it’s a smartwatch, dad can get notifications for texts, emails, and calls conveniently from his wrist.

Eagles Nest Outifitters Double Nest Hammock

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock $69.95

There’s taking a break from hiking, and then there’s throw-your-feet-up bliss in a hammock overlooking a waterfall. Give Dad the most luxurious respite possible with the Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock, which supports up to 400 lbs and can compress to the size of a grapefruit, so it easily fits into a backpack.

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Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit $36.00

The well-kempt outdoorsman doesn’t let basic grooming slack just because there’s no bathroom sink available. The Ursa Major Traveler’s Skin Care Kit includes the basics to smell and look good – face wash, shave cream, face balm, and face wipes. In case Dad is hopping on a flight to his destination, these skin care tools are all TSA-friendly.

Need Supply Military Watch

G10 LM Military Watch $96 (20% entire Need Supply Co. store now through 6/13 with code GET20)

When all other electronic devices fail, an analog watch can save the day. The G10 LM Military Watch comes with a water-resistant time and date window and a 18mm military webbing strap made of heavy-duty NATO canvas.

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The Everyday Carry Complete Kit $107

If we could only take one item with us out in the wilderness, it would be this Everyday Carry Complete Kit. There are lots of things Dad can pack to keep himself comfortable, but this one we consider a survival essential. Made for the military, the kit is a compact lifesaver. Need to pry off a nail? Get the job done with the mini pry bar. Need directional guidance? Use the compass, complete with waterproof storage. Need to build a fire? Fire up the waterproof lighter. Got a splinter? Use the tweezers to take it out. There are more features to this EDC kit, but we recommend you check out the kit’s full potential in the link.

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Culver 201 Vintage Tortoise Polarized Sunglasses $179

Even the most style-challenged dad will look like a veritable stud – and protect his eyes at the same time – when he slips on the Culver 201 Vintage Tortoise Polarized Sunglasses. The darkened lenses add an aura of cool, and the tortoiseshell frames are an understated classic.

JBL Clip Portable Speaker

JBL Clip Portable Speaker in Black $39.95

Equipped with a handy carabiner, the JBL Clip Portable Speaker allows dad to sway with Michael Bublé when he runs or hikes. He can stream Bluetooth music and calls wirelessly while he’s on the go, and the device has a battery life of 5 hours – the length of a long run or day hike.

GSI Outdoors Coffee Pot

GSI Outdoors Enamelware Coffee Pot $24.95

If your dad is a fan of throwback pieces, the GSI Outdoors Enamelware Coffee Pot will hit the spot. Made of stainless steel coated in a speckled blue enamel, this vintage-inspired coffee pot can not only be thrown directly into the fire for a warm cup of coffee, but can also be used to boil water and heat up apple cider or hot cocoa.

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Marmot Men’s Precip Jacket $100

We love the multifunctionality of the Precip Jacket – with a simple silhouette, it can be worn during a hike or a cold sidewalk stroll. Made of fabric that’s both waterproof and breathable, this jacket will keep your dad comfortable in just about all weather conditions.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Handy Dad

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We all love our dads, but come Father’s Day, finding a gift that both shows your appreciation and that he’ll actually use is no easy task – and no, a “World’s Best Dad” mug does not count. So this year, we’re simplifying things for you. Over the next few weeks, we will be sharing several Father’s Day gift guides, each one tailored to your father’s specific interests. So whether your dad is into fixing and building around the house, collecting the finer things in life, or exploring new domain outdoors, we’ve got a gift idea that will get the Old Man’s nod of approval.

Today we offer guidance on the Handy Dad – the man who always has to be tinkering away on a project. Be sure to check back for more Father’s Day gift guides!

Cuisinart Grilling Set

 

Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set $62.97

Father’s Day happens to fall on the Summer Solstice this year, otherwise known as the official start of summer. Help Dad kick grilling season into high gear with the Cuisinart 10-Piece Premium Grilling Set, which includes a spatula, grill tongs, chef’s fork, set of 4 skewers, grill brush, and 2 replacement heads.

Each piece features forged steel construction, so the set will last pops many summer grilling seasons. Handcrafted Pakka wood handles make these tools as beautiful as they are functional.

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Wallace & Barnes Distressed Denim Workshirt $148

Just because he’s always getting his hands dirty doesn’t mean he can’t look good while doing so. Replace his ratty old work shirt with Wallace & Barnes’ Distressed Denim Workshirt, which comes heavily distressed and washed for a vintage, faded look. This broken-in denim shirt has ample comfort for Saturday building projects.

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Deejo 15 Gram EDC Knife $24.95

One of Dad’s greatest fears is being caught on the go without his treasured tools. Ensure he’s armed at all times with the Deejo 15 Gram EDC Knife, which at a mere 2.7 inches closed fits snugly into his pocket. And no need to worry about it opening at an inopportune time – a ball-and-groove locking mechanism keeps it in place when closed.

Handyman Repair Guide

Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide $15.48

An endless trove of inspiration for both little fixes and weekend projects. Family Handyman Whole House Repair Guide includes all the details for keeping the house in good shape, from plumbing to flooring. Plus, Dad will walk away with the pride of a job well done.

Homemade Gin Kit

Homemade Gin Kit $39.99

For dads who are connoisseurs of fine spirits, the Homemade Gin Kit allows them to make truly artisanal gin. The secret is in the special botanical blend of juniper berries, botanicals, spices, and aromatics. Give pops the right to brag when people ask what brewery it’s from.

Ryobi Tool Kit

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Ultimate Combo Power Tool Kit (6-Tool) $335

The Ryobi Ultimate Combo Power Tool Kit epitomizes the idea of working smarter rather than harder. The drill is compact to fit into small and hard-to-reach spaces; the reciprocating saw features an anti-vibration handle to reduce fatigue during prolonged use; and lithium batteries greatly improve battery runtime (up to 35% more than 18-volt Ni-Cd batteries).

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Prospector Co. Wormwood Absinthium Cream $16

Prospector Co. Wormwood Absinthium Cream keeps Dad’s hardworking hands hydrated. A blend of avocado oil, sesame seed oil, grape seed oil, and cucumber fruit extract softens and de-stresses after a long day. Scented like absinthe and packaged in a sleek emerald green bottle, this is a far cry from your mom’s body lotion.

Ultimate Book of BBQ

Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ $16.98

Your dad will be the Chef du Jour at all summer get-togethers from now on with the expert recipes and tips he’ll learn from Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ. The editors of Southern Living Magazine have compiled their highest-rated BBQ recipes for meats and sides for top-notch BBQ inspiration.

Frye Chukka

Frye Phillip Crepe Chukka $328

It’s hard to find shoes that look good and can transition seamlessly from the tool shop to the coffee shop. Save your dad the fuss of changing shoes between work and play with the Frye Phillip Crepe Chukka. With a buffalo nubuck leather upper and even a leather lining, this shoe is tough and sleek. An easy lace-up closure and super shock-absorbent crepe outsole make these chukkas infinitely wearable throughout the day.

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