Most guys are now well-versed in grooming products and regimens, whether it be skin care, beard grooming or manscaping. However, we still have some learning to do. With so many different products for scrubbing, trimming, moisturizing and so on, it can be tough to remember which is which, and it can seem impossible to build a great grooming arsenal.
Luckily, men’s grooming brands have realized that it’s difficult and time-consuming to shop through hundreds of products and create a lean set for your bathroom. As a solution, many top companies have created grooming kits that include everything you need for a specific body part (i.e. beard kit, skin kit, etc). Plus, these kits are usually compact and well-packaged, making them ideal for travel.
Finding a good grooming kit has resulted in a much easier routine for most guys, and typically a boost in attractiveness as the kits feature hand-selected products that work in harmony. Now that Christmas is around the corner, it’s also an excellent time to gift a men’s grooming kit as well. If you’re in need of a grooming routine upgrade, check out our favorite grooming kits below.
1. Lumin Expert Maintenance Set
Whether the man in your life is new to the skincare scene or an experienced professional, the Expert Maintenance Set from renowned brand Lumin surely will not disappoint. This set features pretty much everything a man needs to obtain clear and smooth skin. Included in the kit is the Moisturizing Balm, Charcoal Cleanser, Dark Circle Defense, Exfoliating Rub, and even an Ant-Wrinkle Serum. This set is perfect for anyone who struggles with dehydration, excess oil, clogged pores, acne scarring, dark circles, or premature aging.
2. Onme 15Pcs Nail Clippers Set
BEST NAIL KIT
Most guys should pay more attention to their nails. We’re not saying get a manicure once a week, but be sure to keep those claws and cuticles trimmed, clean and handsome. This nail set comes with all the necessary tools to do just that (and more) with multiple clippers, mini pliers, files, an acne needle, an ear cleaner and more. Use it each morning, or keep it in your work bag to touch up before a date or big meeting.
3. Rapid Beard Grooming & Trimming Kit
BEST BEARD KIT
Beards have gone from extra scruff to facial art. Most beard-wearers take serious care of their masterpiece with special oils, brushes and balms, so knowing where to start with beard-care can be tricky. This highly-reviewed kit from Rapid Beard takes away the guesswork and shopping hassle by hooking you up with everything you need to make that scruff look its best. Use the unscented beard oil and beard balm to moisturize and control your beard, and then the brush, comb and scissors to trim or style that beast.
4. MALIN+GOETZ Essential Kit
BEST TRAVEL KIT
Hitting the road? Pick up one of these travel kits from MALIN+GOETZ. It includes a high-quality face cleanser, moisturizers, body wash, shampoo and conditioner in TSA-approved bottles to ensure that you look your best while traveling. Although it can also be a tester for MALIN+GOETZ fantastic products, we recommend keeping it handy as a quick grab-and-go to make packing easier.
5. Jack Black Skin Saviors Set
BEST SKIN CARE KIT
This skin care kit from Jack Black not only makes it easier to take care of your skin, but also improves your skin because the set is curated to work well together. It comes with a daily cleanser, an exfoliating buffer, a moisturizer with SPF and a premium lip balm. Use the cleanser and buff before shaving, and then the SPF moisturizer after shaving to protect and heal skin.
6. Brickell Revitalizing Hair Care Routine
BEST HAIR KIT
Calling a shampoo and conditioner set a full-on “kit” might be a stretch, but this Brickell set is too good to exclude from our list. It features a protein-loaded shampoo that restores hair strength and a moisturizing conditioner that provides lasting thickness. The best part? Both products are designed specifically for men, which isn’t very common in haircare (many “men’s” products are simply rebranded women’s products). Use the shampoo as you normally would, and then thoroughly rub a quarter-sized amount of the conditioner in your hair before rinsing it out.
7. Harry’s Truman Gift Set
BEST GIFT SET
Looking for an all-in-one gift set to satisfy the favorite man in your life’s shaving needs? This Truman Gift Set from Harry’s has it all. The main component of this set is the Harry’s classic Truman razor handle which features a weighted core and rubberized handle. Also included are three German-engineered blade cartridges, each with a flex hinge and lubricated strip to prevent nasty razor burn bumps. Also included is a foaming gel or shave cream by your preference and travel cover for your blades. The razor handle is available in three festive colors – blue, orange, or green, and it all comes packaged in a sturdy recyclable gift box.
8. Geologie Gift Card
BEST FOR INDECISIVE GIFT GIVERS
Not sure about his preferences? You can’t go wrong with a tried-and-true gift card from men’s skincare brand Geologie. We know some men aren’t always up-to-code with their skincare regimen, but Geologie offers plenty of products that any man will immediately make a part of his permanent routine. Some options include the Nourishing Eye Cream, Repairing Night Cream, and the Everyday Face Wash. If he’s still not sure what would work best for him, Geologie offers a Complete Skincare Set that features all of the products that were mentioned and more.
9. Philips Norelco Trimmer/Shaver
BEST FACE & BODY TRIMMER
Manscaping from head to toe is a must for modern dudes, but some guys still don’t have the proper equipment. Philips Norelco just made it easier with this trimmer/shaver that features 2 blades: one for your body and one for your face. This is especially handy for traveling, as you don’t have to bring a razor and a body trimmer. Plus, you can use it to trim stubble for that rugged yet groomed look.
10. Gentleman Jon Deluxe Wet Shave Kit
BEST SHAVING KIT
Classy shaving kits have blown-up recently, and it’s easy to understand why. A high-quality kit like this one (complete with a shaving brush, razor, face soap and more) makes shaving an event that you look forward too. You’ll get a better shave, leave your skin in better shape, and upgrade your bathroom’s look with a snazzy dopp kit and razor stand.
11. Meridian Grooming Complete Package
BEST FOR MANSCAPING
Looking to trim your downstairs? We got you. The Complete Package from Meridian Grooming contains all the minimal tools you need for any and all manscaping problems. This kit comes with a below-the-belt trimmer that is totally waterproof. It tackles course and curly hairs (so, like, your pubes) with ease and never pulls or tugs when trimming. In the pack, you’ll also get a ball spray that keeps you smelling fresh even when you’ve been out all day. It’s totally the complete package you’ve been looking for when treating your downstairs.