Someone Tell Santa Claus About the Best Men’s Shaving Kits

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If you’re looking to change up your shaving game, then you should consider starting fresh with one of a ton of great shaving sets for men.

Shaving kits for men bring everything you need into one simple purchase: a shaving cream, a razor and blades and sometimes additional things like aftershave, badger or boar hair brushes, a shave bowl, shave soap and shave oils.

Plus great shaving sets for men also make for fantastic gifts no matter what time of year it is.

That’s why we rounded up some of the best shaving kits for men below. Whether you’re trying to help out a scruffier-than-preferable dude in your life or just trying to treat yourself to a new line of shaving products, you’ll find excellent shaving sets for men below.


1. Harry’s Holiday Winston Set with Stand


Whether you’re giving it as gift for the holidays or keeping it for yourself, the Holiday Winston Set with Stand from Harry’s is one of the best-shaving kits for men. Harry’s is one of our favorite shaving brands, and so it’s no surprise they make one of the holiday season’s best shaving gift sets. Everything ships in a lovely box that just screams “A lovely gift rests inside,” and the box isn’t lying. Inside, you get a limited-edition holiday version of Harry’s Winston razor, three cartridges, foaming shave gel or shave cream, a travel cover for your blades and a cute little unobtrusive cube-shaped razor stand.

But besides the wrapping, what makes this kit a great gift for men is the option to customize the razor stand and Winston razor with three letters, so you can actually give a personalized gift for once.

Harry's Holiday Winston Gift Set in an orange box Courtesy of Harry's


2. Viking Revolution Shaving Kit


The Viking Revolution Shaving Kit is just an all-around great shaving set. It’s just got everything you might need for a fantastic shave and doesn’t skimp on small things easier like the number of blades.

In this kit, you get a double-edge safety razor, a badger brush, a stand for both, shave soap and a bowl to lather it, pre-shave oil, aftershave balm and 10 double-edge blades for the razor. Add all of that together and no matter how you slice it it’s just a great deal on a number of top-quality shave products. Plus, everything ships in a nice metal box, which is a nice detail if you’re giving this shaving kit as a gift.

Viking Revolution shaving kit for men Courtesy of Amazon


3. Jack Black The Closer Shave Set


You might not think of Jack Black as being in the shaving sets for men game because the brand doesn’t make razors, but you’d be wrong. The Jack Black The Closer™ Shave Set offers three, high-quality essentials you’ll need for a shave: The Closer, Jack Black’s five-blade razor, two cartridges for the razor, the Jack Black Supreme Cream Triple Cushion Shave Lather and the Double-Duty Face Moisturizer, which acts as an aftershave here.

For a brand that doesn’t make razors, The Closer razor is totally simple and totally solid. It’s got a nice, metal handle with knurling for extra grip and a little ejection button for easy cartridge changes. The shaving lather will lift your hairs effectively for a close shave while leaving your skin soothed and less irritated than cheaper creams and the face moisturizer will take care of what little irritation does emerge. Overall, it’s a great shave kit from a great men’s grooming brand. What more could a guy ask for?

Jack Black the Closer Shaving Set for men Courtesy of Nordstrom


4. The Art of Shaving Heated Razor with Sandalwood Shaving Kit


So you’re a big shot with money to spend on yourself or a great dude in your life. If that’s you, then you want to check out The Art of Shaving Heated Razor with Sandalwood Shaving Kit. In this shaving set for men, you get The Art of Shaving’s top-of-the-line pre-shave oil, shaving cream and aftershave balm, all in the brand’s wonderfully masculine sandalwood fragrance, as well as the GilletteLabs Heated Razor plus eight cartridge refills.

While we don’t think any razor can truly replicate a legit hot shave by a great barber, this kit brings you about as close as you can get to that at home and without having to learn how to use a straight razor too.

The Art of Shaving Shaving Kit in sandalwood with GilletteLabs Heated Razor Courtesy of The Art of Shaving


5. Shaving Kit for Men by Bevel


Razor bumps and ingrown hairs are the bane of any shaving man’s existence. If you’re finally looking to do something about sensitive skin, you have to check out the Shaving Kit for Men by Bevel. Bevel is one of the best grooming brands for black men, and we’re big fans of this fast-growing company.

This starter shaving set features a shave brush, shave cream, pre-shave oil, post-shave balm and Bevel’s signature safety razor plus 20 blades. All of the fixings are awesome, but it’s the Bevel Safety Razor that makes this shaving kit worth picking up. Without getting into the weeds, the safety razor is designed to shave at skin level, which ultimately lessens the chance of ingrown hairs or razor bumps developing and minimizes skin irritation.

Shaving Kit for Men by Bevel Courtesy of Amazon


6. Frederick Benjamin Shaving Regimen Kit


The Frederick Benjamin Shaving Regimen Kit takes a different tactic than Bevel to address sensitive skin. Rather than try to redesign the razor, Frederick Benjamin sought to make the shaving experience as smooth as possible on your face. The brand accomplishes that through its included Hydro Glaze Cooling Shave Gel, a no-foam, cooling aloe shave gel, that not only soothes skin and creates a smooth shaving surface but also goes on clear for added shaving visibility. Just use the included Easy Priming Skin & Beard Oil before applying the shave gel and make sure to finish up with the included Bump Clear Treatment for absolutely smooth, irritation-free results.

Alas, this kit doesn’t include a razor (the razor in the product photo is a lie), but we’re willing to bet you, or your giftee, has a razor he can hold on to.

Frederick Benjamin The Shaving Regimen kit Courtesy of Frederick Benjamin


7. Bulldog Shave Kit


For something cheap and basic with only the essentials, you can’t beat the price of the Bulldog Shave Kit. You get a Bulldog five-blade razor with a flexible head and bamboo handle, the Bulldog Original Shave Gel and the Bulldog Original Moisturizer. There are no cartridge refills, but for about $15, this is a great no-frills shaving kit for men. Sometimes, nothing beats cheap basics. That being said, don’t make the mistake of assuming Bulldog makes low-quality products. This is one of our favorite grooming brands, and the fact that their products are super-affordable is just a neat bonus.

Bulldog Skincare and Grooming shaving set Courtesy of Amazon


8. Gillette Fusion ProShield Shave Gift Set for Men


People apparently have strong feelings about Gillette, but it’s difficult to deny Gillette wouldn’t still be around if it wasn’t making solid razors. The Gillette Fusion ProShield Shave Gift Set for Men gives you a premium version of one of the brand’s best razors, the Fusion5 ProShield razor handle, four replacement cartridges and a 6-ounce, alcohol-free Pure by Gillette Shave Cream, and it gives you it all at a reasonable price and in a nice package.

Gillette Fusion ProShield Shave Gift Set for men, including a razor, 4 refills and shaving cream Courtesy of Amazon


9. The Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Kit for Men


We hate to do it, but… who are we kidding, we don’t hate recommending even more shaving kits from The Art of Shaving. The brand just does shaving so well.

If you’re in the market for a travel shaving kit for men, check out The Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Kit for Men. You get the brand’s Morris Park Men’s Razor (which uses Gillette Fusion cartridges), a pre-shave oil, shaving cream, shaving brush and aftershave balm all in a floral lavender fragrance. It’s also a travel kit, so you get an Art of Shaving-stamped dopp kit too and all for about half the price of the brand’s shaving kit with the Heated Razor. But that comparison aside, you’re getting pretty solid value given that buying each of these items individually would cost more than buying them in the set.

The Art of Shaving Travel Shaving Kit for Men in lavender in front of a dopp kit Courtesy of Amazon


10. Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit


There’s no shave oils or extra nonsense in this Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit. It’s got everything you’re great grandfather would’ve had to shave with at the turn of the 20th century, including a safety razor and five blades, a badger hair brush, an alum block, shave soap and a stainless steel bowl.

But where’s the aftershave, you ask. Alum was the original aftershave before the concept of aftershave even existed. You just take the alum block and gently rub it on your face after you’ve finished shaving and it will help stop bleeding and redness from any nicks.

Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shaving Kit for men in a box Courtesy of Amazon


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