Gifts for Men with Beards – 20 Products Every Beard Lover Should Own
Some guys have thick, full beards, while others do what they can with lighter, finer ones. Your beard can be a chore, or it can be your pride and joy.
At Groom+Style, we love beard, and could talk about them all day long…in celebration of beards we decided to create the ultimate list of gifts for men with beards.
Beards are an evolutionary carry-over, and because they’re not showing any sign of disappearing anytime soon, whatever kind of facial hair you’re capable of growing, it makes sense to make the most of it.
A well-maintained beard, which by the way, doesn’t necessarily mean a beard that’s short and tightly cropped, can work wonders for your career prospects, your love life, and your general self-esteem.
If you’ve never paid much attention to your beard, now’s the time to start. Even if you are someone who takes great pride in his facial hair — growing the most epic Movember moustache imaginable — we’ll bet that there a few ways you could turn that fuzz into a full-on money and honey magnet.
We’ve rounded up 20 — count ‘em, 20! — of the best, most popular, most indispensably awesome grooming, styling and accessorizing beard products in the world.
If you’re a guy who loves his beard (and we most sincerely hope that you are), or you are looking for a gift for that beard lover in your life, then this is the only list you’ll ever need to refer to.
5 Tips For Everyday Beard and Skin Maintenance
1) Never Shave Against the Grain
Shaving against the direction of growth might get you a closer shave, but it’ll also cause irritation and razor burn, along with ingrown hairs. Shave with the direction of growth, working slowly, as hair grows in different directions on different parts of your face.
2) Trim Your Beard Regularly
Whatever length beard you have, trimming it regularly will help to keep hair ends in good condition.
3) Use a Quality Razor or Trimmer
Straight razor or electric, whatever you’re using, make sure it’s sharp and well-maintained. There’s nothing worse than a dull shave.
4) Wash Before Shaving
Your hair and skin are softer, more easy to shave once they’ve been washed in warm water. Never dry shave with a manual, safety or straight razor, ever. For those using electric shavers you can ignore this advice as it is better to have the hairs stiff and pointing out from your skin.
Your skin is vulnerable and prone to dryness after shaving, so give it a helping hand by applying a natural moisturizer.
Onto the ultimate gifts for men with beards…
20 Beard Grooming Gifts Every Beard Lover Should Own
What Is a Beard Brush?
The tug-of-war over which kind of hair is best for shaving brushes rages on. Some say badger hair is best, and while we don’t refute that badger hair shaving brushes are exceptional, we just love the look and feel of wild boar bristles. These hardy creatures spend their time roughing it among some of the most rugged terrain in the world, making their hair more than capable of standing up to even the toughest stubble.
Why Groom+Style Loves the Wild Boar Beard Brush
Wild boar bristle brushes are extremely long-lasting, and do a great job of lifting the hair away from the face, so that it can be effectively and evenly cut. Plus, because the bristles are natural, there’s less chance of irritation, like the kind which can occur with synthetic brushes.
Ideal for shorter beards and those who shave on a daily or bi-daily basis. Beard brushes are designed to lift hair away from the skin, making cutting easier and more even.
2. A.P. Donovan – Excellent 7/8″ straight razor – mahogany handle with strop and wax
What is a Straight Razor?
This beautiful straight razor set is a fine introduction to the world of straight razor shaving. A straight razor shave from a traditional barber was standard back in the day, when the sound of sharpening steel on a leather strop would have been commonplace. Recreate the good old days and, with a bit of practice, get the closest shave of your life.
Why Groom+Style Loves a Good Old Fashion Straight Razor
Nostalgia, for sure, but also because a straight razor shave is the closest, cleanest shave there is.
The traditionalist on the lookout for a clean, close shave.
What is a Safety Razor?
A step to the right of a traditional straight razor, the safety razor gives a shave that’s just as close, without the Sweeney Todd hazards of a cut throat. The Bevel Safety Razor is a classic in terms of both design and performance.
Why Groom+Style Loves a High Quality Safety Razor
Apart from being an absolute style icon, the Bevel safety razor gives one of the smoothest, most satisfying shaves you’ll ever encounter. Slip in a new blade when the old one gets dull, and you’re well on your way to a shave your granddaddy would be proud of.
Ultra-close shaving and/or beard shaping at the edges.
What Is Barbasol Original Thick Shaving Cream and Why Is It So Special?
As America’s #1 shaving cream, Barbasol, established in 1919, is the ultimate in thick and luxurious shaving foam. Providing the most comfortable shave around, Barbasol shaving cream also helps to reduce instances of razor burn and irritation.
Why Groom+Style Loves Barbasol Shaving Cream
Barbasol is straight-up America in a can, and we just love it for that.
Getting the perfect shave, and for reducing irritation caused by razor burns.
What is the Cut Buddy?
If you’re a guy who takes pride in the details, then you’ll love the Cut Buddy. Designed to help maintain pristine edges on the cheeks, neck and sideburns, the Cut Buddy is a simple but effective template tool for guiding your razor or trimmer exactly where it needs to go. No more asymmetrical facial hair, no more guessing games.
Why Groom+Style Loves this Innovative Beard Shaping Tool
It might feel a little dorky at first, but once you get used to it, once you see the difference it makes, you’ll never shave without it.
Short and long beards, wherever perfect shaping is desired.
What is the Beard Kind Beard Bib?
As seen on Shark Tank, it’s a wonder nobody came up with something as useful and necessary as the Beard Bib before. There is not a guy on this planet who enjoys cleaning up the sink after shaving. Beard Bib is the answer. Simply attach the bib to the wall in front of your mirror, and it’ll catch everything that comes off of your face. Awesome.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Type of Bib
No more timely, annoying clean-up post-shave.
Keeping your bathroom neat and tidy.
7. Polished Gentleman Beard Growth and Thickening Shampoo
What is This Magic Serum?
Not every guy grows a full, thick beard. Not every guy wants a full, thick beard. For those who do, however, there are solutions. Polished Gentleman’s offering is packed with fruit and plant extracts to help soften hair and encourage healthy growth.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Beard Shampoo
It smells great, and makes your beard look and feel wonderful.
Guys looking for a thicker, fuller beard, and anyone in need of a great conditioner.
What is This Magic Oil?
There are a ton of beard oil and conditioning products out there, and plenty of them are good enough. The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil is a strong contender, loaded with plenty of natural oils to help soften hair without making it greasy.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Beard Oil
An unfussy beard oil made with good ingredients, which doesn’t make hair or skin greasy.
Longer beards and those with dry skin.
What is This Multigroomer?
There are a lot of electric beard trimming kits out there, and indeed, Groom+Style has reviewed plenty of them. The Philips Norelco is one of our recent favorites, and comes with guides for longer beard types, as well as shaping tools.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Beard Trimmer
Holds its charge well, and comes with a nose hair trimmer!
Experimenting with your beard style and length.
What is This Beard Brush and Comb Set?
Just like the hair on your head, your beard can be tamed into looking and feeling softer, more manageable. This neat little brush set is ideal for those with longer beards, in need of some calming down.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Stylish Set…
It’s surprisingly difficult to find a decent beard brush in stores, and this set answers all of the most demanding requirements.
Longer beards in need of some TLC.
What is The Beard Ninja?
Just like the Cut Buddy, the Beard Ninja is designed to help shape your beard exactly the way you want it. Plenty of ways to get creative with this little beauty.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Beard Shaping Tool…
Unlike the Cut Buddy, the Beard Ninja is transparent, allowing you to keep track of the beard underneath the guide at the same time.
Shaping and maintaining beard edges, either long or short styles.
What Do Those People Who Have Patchy Beards Do?
These beard thickeners and growth serums sound like a scam, but actually, ones we love, like Godefroy do have some pretty decent effects. Not only is this stuff great for encouraging growth, it also helps reduce dry and itchy skin.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Beard Thickener…
Even if you don’t see the results you were expecting, you’ll have softer, less dry skin.
Filling in patchy beards.
What is this Handmade Beard Comb Good For?
Every Movember, the guys give away little combs for bros and their Mos. The Kent is a beautiful little moustache comb, designed to keep your furry friend in check.
Why Groom+Style Loves it…
It’s so damn cute.
Both beard and moustache.
What Is This Stylish Trimmer?
This little guy stayed well under the radar for a long time, until people started noticing how great it was. Ultra sleek design, paired with razor sharp trimming. We love the Trym II.
Why Groom+Style Loves the TRYM II…
Compact and ultra-stylish, cuts like a dream.
Everyday beard maintenance.
15. Curveball: Bakblade “Big Mouth” Back Shaver
What Is a Back Beard- and How to Tame It?
Is your back hair (or your partners) starting to look like a lion’s mane? Then you need this handy handled shaver for your back beard – quick. Hooray!
Groom+Style’s War on Back Hair…
We’re not big fans of back hair, so anything we can find to remove it, we’ll share with you.
What Makes the Professional Beard Scissors So Special?
Ever tried to trim your beard with regular scissors? It’s daunting, and the results are usually less than satisfactory. These super sharp little shears are perfect for getting into the small spots regular scissors just can’t.
Why Groom+Style loves Them…
They’re sharp, really sharp.
Maintaining and shaping longer beards.
17. Sweet Almond Oil
What Is Sweet Almond Oil Good For?
For the purists, who won’t touch mixtures of oils, balms and what have you, there’s sweet almond oil. Perfect for both skin and hair. Apply just a little after showering and you’re good to go.
Why Groom+Style Loves this Natural Product…
All-natural and great for your skin, too.
Both skin and hair.
18. Detroit Grooming Co. Grooming Oil – Corktown
What, Another Beard Oil?
If you’re someone who shaves regularly, with a short to medium beard, then conditioning can be a problem, just like with head hair. The Detroit Grooming Co. offers one of our favorite conditioning oils for all beard types.
Why Groom+Style Loves it…
Straightforward, non-greasy conditioning for your skin and hair.
Short to medium length beards.
What is Beard Butter?
Essentially, a heavy duty conditioner for very dry beards. Not recommended for long beards, but for shorter styles on top of dry skin, this beard butter is a joy.
Why Groom+Style Loves it…
Butter is perhaps a bit misleading. This stuff is moisturizing, without being greasy or heavy.
Beards on top of dry skin.
What, Yet Another Beard Oil?
Just like the sweet almond oil, sandalwood oil is a perfect choice for the beard purist. A light, masculine fragrance are one of the many plusses of choosing sandalwood oil as your conditioner of choice.
Why Groom+Style Loves This Great Smelling Oil…
Doesn’t get more manly than this.
All beard lengths and types.
Wrapping up the Best Beard Product List for Beard Lovers
Whatever your beard type, whatever your style, finding the right products to keep both your skin and facial hair healthy is super important. You live with that face of yours every single day, so learning to love it, and learning how to take care of it properly, to highlight your best features, should be a priority.
We hope that you found something on this list that you love, and that whatever you’ve chosen helps to give you back that edge. Drop a comment below and tell us what your favorite beard products are, and let us know how you got on using any of the stuff we’ve mentioned in this article.
For more on shaving, visit the Art of Shaving section at Groom+Style, or if you like the ideas above but want them packaged in a kit, then you can check out our list of the top 5 best beard grooming kits.