Mens Gift Guide
Whether you're gift shopping for a friend, your brother, husband, father, son or partner, shaving products appeal to men of all ages and taste — regardless if he observes himself as a traditional or a modern gentlemen.
With such an array of grooming accessories to choose from in this most flourishing of market places, items such as leather wash bags, tweed wash bags, scented shaving creams, fragranced shaving soap, luxury colognes and aftershaves are merely a support cast to the most important, quintessential shaving accessories — a quality razor and badger hair shaving brush.
A Gillette system razor or a fashionable, traditional safety razor?
- Gillette system razors are the most popular razors purchased globally and are available in two variations:
- Gillette Mach3 — 3 blade cartridge offering a close, comfortable shave.
- Gillette Fusion — 5 blade cartridge offering an extra close, comfortable shave. Fusion cartridges typically last longer than Mach3 cartridges.
Replacement Gillette Mach3 and Fusion blade cartridges are available to purchase from leading supermarkets, pharmacies and online men's grooming stores. Gillette Fusion blade cartridges attract a higher purchase price.
- Safety razors are considered the old-school style of razors and a revival in their use has become the fashionable way again, to enjoy a wet shave. Using a single double edge blade a very clean, close shave is accomplished. Replacement blades are very inexpensive compared to Gillette blade cartridges.
Read more in our detailed safety razor article to understand why many men are now shaving the traditional way.
Above: Attributes of each razor type
Above: Eltham Collection Fusion Razor
Which Shaving Brush?
Selecting a suitable shaving brush is a straight forward process. Choose from a contemporary styled shaving brush, or a traditional design shaving brush.
Above: Traditional Eltham Collection shaving brush (foreground) and Contemporary Osterley Collection shaving brush (background)
Finally, decide if to select a badger hair shaving brush, or a synthetic fibre shaving brush.
- Badger hair shaving brushes are by far the most popular shaving brushes due to moisture absorbency properties. Badger hair shaving brushes yield a rich, creamy lather of shaving cream, the perfect preparation for a comfortable, close, wet shave.
- A synthetic hair shaving brush would be considered if your lifestyle is vegetarian or vegan. Wilde & Harte Synthetic hair fibres are 100% vegan friendly.
Grooming Gift Sets
Purchase both a razor and shaving brush as a luxury gift set.
When purchasing together, Wilde & Harte present your items in a premium satin bedded gift box — at no additional charge. You may choose from a white, or red satin gift box.
Key reasons to purchase:
- Optimum weighted stainless steel razor to assist and improve the shaving experience
- Highest grade badger hair shaving brush yielding a smooth, consistent shaving lather
- Each item hand polished to an impeccable, ultra bright 'mirror finish’
- Monogrammed enamel logo at base of razor handle
- Engraved logo on each shaving brush
- Razor and shaving brush manufactured in the UK
- FREE trackable UK delivery
Razors & Grooming Gift Sets
Here are our recommendations for Christmas 2018.