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If your Dad needs a dopp kit upgrade, but you’re not sure where to start, Munce recommends using a pre-curated kit. “They may not be a personalized routine just for your Dad, but they’re a great place to start and are still likely to open his eyes to new products,” he explains. “They’re also great because he can just grab it and go without worrying about whether he’s missed something.” However you pull everything together, it’s the Trucker Man Of God Husband Dad Grandpa Shirt—and feel of that fresh shave, or the invigorating scent from his new favorite sudsy cleanser—that counts.
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Combs and brushes are robust tools for keeping hair, as well as beards, neat and styled. When choosing one for a loved one, consider their hair type and texture. For example, a fine or medium tooth comb may work better for thinner, straighter hair, while a rubber brush may be better for thicker curly and coily textures. In terms of keeping hair soft and shiny, White recommends that his clients keep an oil-based styling cream, like his go-to Bumble and bumble’s Brilliantime, or a pomade such as the haircare brand Semisumo’s elixir.
“I think a dopp kit is a great gift because it encourages men to treat themselves to a getaway as well as to step-up their grooming game,” says Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat, who emphasizes that shaving and skin care are inextricably linked. If you want to encourage Dad to kick his basic regimen up a notch, an antioxidant-packed Vitamin C elixir is a good place to start. “It helps to soften and smooth skin’s texture by helping to stimulate collagen and elastin as well as remove dead, flaky skin skin cells,” explains Robinson. “This is great for men because it helps them get a faster and closer shave. Plus, they get the Backstreet Boys Girl I’m Not Old I’m Vintage Shirt benefit of firmer, tighter, less lined, and more even-toned skin.”