10 last-minute grooming gifts for Father’s Day

Don’t know what to get your dad for Father’s Day this year? Well, here are 10 bulletproof grooming gifts he’s bound to like. 

Edwin Jagger 3ONE6 Stainless Steel Safety Razor, £83. Trad and yet uber-modern thanks to the colours (there are 10 different ones to choose from) this safety razor is great for eco-aware dads as it says goodbye to plastic. edwinjagger.co.uk 

Aesop Adventurer Roll-Up, £45. A super stylish collab with Christopher Raeburn this roll-up pouch features pocket-sized hand essentials including a cleansing gel, evaporative mist and hydrating balm. Perfect pandemic protection for papas. aesop.com

BaByliss Super-X Metal Series Nose, Ear and Eyebrow Trimmer, £25. It might not be the most glamorous gift but it’ll certainly be the most useful one your old man will ever have and is the best quality trimmer I’ve ever tried. BaByliss.co.uk 

Miller Harris La Fueille Eau De Parfum, £160 for 100ml. I wrote about this for the Miller Harris website recently and totally fell in love with it its green, horticultural heart notes of ivy, tomato leaf and fig. Perfect for keen gardeners.

Bolin Webb 10th Year Anniversary ‘Racing Green’ Razor with stand, £90. British, award-winning, stylish AF. What’s not to love? bolinwebb.com

Eco Warrior Total Works Gift Pack, £27. As the name suggests, this six bar soap pack from the Little Soap Company has everything a dad into ethical grooming might need. littlesoapcompany.co.uk

Halston Z-14. Like your dad, Halston’s classic fragrance for men is an oldie but a goodie. I wrote about why it’s so good for Robb Report but let’s just say that truly great fragrances never go out of fashion. fragrancedirect.co.uk

Heath X Liam Mertens Washbag Set, £44. Exclusive to Anthropologie this trio of skincare essentials from one of my favourite grooming brands, Heath, comes with packaging designed by up-and-coming artist Liam Mertens and is housed in a cool vegan leather washbag. anthropologie.com

Barber Pro Foot Peel, £7.95. Featuring a raft natural botanical extracts to remove dead, rough and unsightly skin, this is the perfect product for ensuing your father avoids any foot faults this summer. barberpro.com

Harry’s Shave With Pride Set, £28. Launched for Pride month this cool-looking shaving set, with its unique irridescent rainbow razor, not looks the biz – it helps raise money for LGBTQ+ youth too. Because not all dads are straight right? harrys.com

[Press samples of some, but not all, of the products listed here were provided for review purposes]

Lab Series launch multifunctional Grooming Oil

Of all the mainstream premium grooming brands, Lab Series is possibly my favourite. Innovative, trend-setting and cutting-edge, its products are as interesting as they are effective – as is the case with their brand new offering: The Grooming Oil. The latest salvo in the battle to make grooming routines less complicated and bathroom shelves less cluttered, it’s a multi-functional little wonder that serves, not only as a shave oil, but as a beard and stubble oil too. It can even be used as a pre-shave cushion beneath your regular shave cream or gel to give you enhanced razor glide.

Lightweight and non-greasy, with a barely-there fragrance, it features a trio of nourishing oils (Sea Buckthorn, Jojoba and Sweet Almond) blended with skin-protecting vitamins and moisturising hydrators to ensure skin as well as facial hair always feels its best. I’ve tried hundreds of beard and shaves oils in the past and this is certainly one of the best. What’s more, since you have to shake it to mix everything before use it’s great fun to use.

Is that last feature a gimmick? Possibly, but then in an increasingly competitive market, this kind of interactivity is everything if you want that all important edge. I  must admit I  hate the way some companies insist on putting the word ‘The’ in front of product names (fellow Estée Lauder brand La Mer are the other main culprit) because it ensures the name never quite slips off the tongue and it never looks right written down in the middle of a sentence but otherwise it’s great. And, hey, just look how purdy it looks.