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The Ultimate Father's Day Grooming Gift Guide

2:05 PM 6/12/2017

by Melissa Magsaysay

Dad will be looking good in no time.

Clockwise from left to right: Courtesy of Clarisonic, Coach, The Nue Co. and The Art of Shaving

The dad in your life might be hinting he'd like a Father's Day gift that has more to do with grilling than grooming. But, to stop him from continuing to swipe your Le Mer face cream and Kerastase hair conditioner, why not get him a beauty tool kit of his very own?  

This line up of gift sets, gadgets, "guy" scents and power glow pads will have dad wondering what he’s been missing all this time. (He'll thank you for diminishing his razor burn and deeply cleansing pores, particularly after standing in front of grill smoke).

The only danger? Once he’s hooked, there may be no turning back to the basics, says Barry Beck, founder of beauty retailer Bluemercury and skincare line M-61, and a father of 3 himself. "Generally, men are afraid to change up their routine, so giving them amazing products for Father's Day is a great way to sneak something in," says Beck. "Once they find a product they love, they will use it forever. If a revered product is discontinued, look out — men who have to change their routine are worse than women trying to match a discontinued lipstick shade!"

Here are a few no-fail Father’s Day grooming gifts to get him started on a souped-up new regimen.

  • A Deep Clean

    Give dad's skin a deep clean with products formulated with binchotan charcoal from Japanese ubame oak. This duo gently washes away impurities and absorbs excess oil. Beautycounter Clean Slate, $48 at beautycounter.com

  • Smooth Shave

    Streamline his shaving regimen with products meant to give a smooth, enjoyable shave sans razor burns and ingrown hair. LAB Series Shave Smart. Stay Cool Set, $45 at labseries.com

  • Anti-Aging

    A rich face oil, shave cream and moisturizer made from organic ingredients and oils meant to hydrate and fight signs of aging. Tenzing's Advenure Pack in Sandalwood, $55 at tenzingskincare.com

  • Grooming Essentials

    A brand dad is familiar with but may not have tried the full range; Kiehl's now has Grooming Essentials to address a guy's most common needs and concerns. Kiehl's Grooming Solutions (Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner, $20 for 8 oz.; Clean Styling Gel, $18; Creative Cream Wax, $18; Texturizing Clay, $18; Exfoliating Body Soap, $15) all sold separately, at kiehls.com

  • Eliminate Razor Burns

    Update his shaving routine to include this nourishing blend of botanical oils and herbal extracts that may just help heal dry skin and eliminate razor burn, nicks and cuts. F. Miller Shave Oil, $36 at fmillerskincare.com

  • Blend of Pea and Hemp Proteins

    Because beauty starts from the inside and dad shouldn't be missing out. This blend of pea and hemp proteins are said to be a complete protein source delivering all nine essential amino acids. The Nue Co. Plant Protein + Gut Food, $70 at thenueco.com

  • Adrenaline Junkie

    A scent that's more for the extreme-sports playing guy than the stay-at-home, shy type, it's described as fit for the adrenaline-loving father who is fearless and likes a stronger scent. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Extreme 3-Piece Gift Set, $108 at ralphlauren.com

  • Tough Skin

    This gadget is designed specifically to clean men's tougher skin, taking away oil, sweat and grime. Clarisonic Alpha Fit, $219 at clarisonic.com

  • Rich and Silky Serum

    Gift dad a bit of luxury with a rich and silky serum that’s lightweight enough for both morning and night. Retrouve The Nutrient Face Serum, $395 at retrouve.com

  • On-the-Go Kit

    Dad will need something cool to house all of his new products. This brown leather dopp kit from Coach gets better with age and can be thrown into a suitcase on the go. Coach Men's Dopp Kit, $175 at coach.com

  • The Essentials

    Another great set to get dad's grooming game on point. This 3-piece collection made of plant-based ingredients includes 2-in-1 Face Wash + Shave Gel, 2-in-1 Hydrating Tonic + Aftershave, and Daily Moisturizer. Guise Etiquette The Essentials, $63 at guiseetiquette.com

  • Notes of Cedar Wood and White Pepper

    This fragrance has notes of white pepper, orange flower and cedar wood and is a favorite of Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves and Justin Theroux. Tobi Tobin, Travel Sized No. 20 Fragrance, $28 at tobitobin.com

  • Double Duty

    For guys who like to play with mud, this will do double duty by purifying and exfoliating the skin. Osea Ocean Cleansing Mudd, $44 at oseamalibu.com

  • Summer Glow

    Get dad glowing with pads that leave skin bright and smooth after just a couple swipes. They're individually packaged, so great for summer travel. M-61 Power Glow Peel, $62 for a box of 30 pads at bluemercury.com

  • Cool and Calm

    Packed with vitamin E, aloe and chamomile, this cream helps skin stay calm through daily shaving. M-61 Super Smooth E Shaving Cream, $16 for 150ml at bluemercury.com

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