The thing about shaving is that it takes a lot of products: shave oil, shaving cream, aftershave, razor. It seems like every time we turn around there is a new product (and new step) we’re supposed to add to our routine. Whether you’re the kind of guy whose entire routine takes five minutes or you can spend the better part of an hour in front of the mirror, creating a shaving routine can be a lot of work.
That’s why we love shaving sets—they can take the guesswork out of what to use. Instead of walking around the store with a basket full of products, sets offer the chance to get everything you need in one place (bonus points if they also include a razor). Sure, most shaving kits are designed as gift items, but we say gift them to yourself first. They’re the perfect chance to try new products, discover new brands, and maybe even improve the effectiveness of your shave with very little legwork. So whether you already have a favorite brand or are trying to brand out, these are the 10 best shaving kits for every type of guy and shaving style.
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Bulldog Original Shave Duo
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This shaving kit cuts out the peripheral products and goes back to basics: just a good old razor and cream. The razor itself is a Men’s Health Grooming Award winner for its effective shave without a staggering price tag and sustainable bamboo handle. Pair it with the smooth, rich cream and you can’t go wrong.
Best Value Set
Jack Black The Closer Razor Shaving Set
A favorite of dudes everywhere, Jack Black is all about quality products without a (relatively) high price tag. This set is makes shelling out a bit more cash totally worth it. You get a full shaving routine in addition to a moisturizer—which you should always use following a shave to help soothe skin and cut down on irritation.
Best Shaving Kit for Sensitive Skin
Bevel Shave System Starter Kit
Guys with sensitive skin know that shaving can be a struggle that cause skin irritation and gnarly razor burn. The Bevel shave system is specifically designed to cut down on razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and post-shave irritation. The safety razor may take some getting used to, but it could be a game changer.
The Art of Shaving Heated Razor with Sandalwood Shaving Kit
Is a heated razor worth shelling out a few Benjamins for this ultra-luxe set? Absolutely yes. The innovative razor makes getting a close shave a dream (it’s a Men’s Health Grooming Award winner for a reason) and coupled with the rich, sandalwood-scented Art of Shaving products, this set instantly turns your bathroom into a fancy barbershop.
Birchbox Grooming The Best of Shave Kit
The best thing about shaving kits is they offer the chance to get a full routine in one go, but if you want to play the field a little before committing, this variety set is great. It features a full shaving routine with products from six different brands, so you can try a bunch with minimal effort.
Gillette Fusion Proshield Shave Gift Set for Men
Even guys without sensitive skin can benefit from the soothing protection of both the Gillette Fusion Proshield razor and the Pure shaving cream, both of which help protect skin from irritation while shaving. The best part of this set is that it includes 4 razors; on their own they would cost more than the set itself.
Acqua di Parma Barbiere Essential Shaving Kit
The iconic Italian fragrance house Aqua di Parma might be best known for their luxury fragrances, but their Barbiere shaving line is the sleeper hit. This set features their best products, all of which have a rich-dude fragrance and luxurious texture, that make shaving feel like a Mediterranean vacation instead of a chore.
Hawkins & Brimble Limited-Edition Gift Set
To get a real barber-style shave at home, you have to use barber-grade products. This kit from English barbering brand Hawkins & Brimble gives you all the tools you need apart from the razor itself. It features a product for every step of your shave routine and if you haven’t used a shave brush before, now’s your chance.
WANT Les Essentiels x Harry’s Travel Shaving Kit
The star of this pricey set is the bag it comes in. Designed by cool-guy accessories brand Want Les Essentials, it’s a compact shaving kit that folds (almost) flat and fits in any carry-on. The bag itself is worth the price, but the fact that it comes already stocked with Harry’s shave products is just icing on the cake.
Caswell-Massey Shower & Shave Grooming Kit
If it ain’t broke, why fix it? Classic American apothecary brand Caswell-Massey has been around for over two centuries and little has changed about their naturally-derived products (which is a good thing). This shave set is for the guy who doesn’t want a lot of bells and whistles, but knows his way around a shaving brush.
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