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The 21 Best Shaving Kits For Men

By December 2, 2020No Comments
The 21 Best Shaving Kits For Men

Any man can achieve a barbershop quality shave at home with the help of just a few simple tools and well-chosen skincare products. Whether you’re chasing the five o’clock shadow away or cleaning up after a messy weekend, nothing beats a smooth shave with a high-quality razor, and it’s important to pick the right shaving kit to keep your skin healthy with minimal fuss. After all, you can take off your shoes and hat at the door, but you wear your face everywhere you go! We’ve already talked about beard trimmers and nose & ear hair trimmers, but in this article, we’re going to talk about the best shaving kits for men.

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With a range of oils, gels, and shaving balms on the market, along with a variety of razors and kits, it’s often hard to find the perfect combination of products to suit your needs. But with this handy guide to the best shaving kits for men, you’ll be set up for a smooth shave in no time.

1. Dark Stag Shaving Set

The Dark Stag shaving set is a basic but elegant option, and the inclusion of a wood-handled safety razor sets it apart from some other kits on the market. This is a men’s traditional shaving kit, and you won’t receive any skincare products with this package, but the stainless steel equipment and finely crafted handles are sure to see you through many a close shave. The kit sports a classic barbershop look and comes neatly packaged in a slim gift box.

Key Features

  • Wood-crafted handles
  • Blades not included
  • Stainless steel bowl

Specifications

  • Safety razor included
  • 4-piece kit

2. Imperial Barber Deluxe Field Shave Kit

If you’re looking for a more fully-featured shaving kit, the Imperial Barber deluxe is a great choice. Here you’ll receive a high-quality selection of daily-use shaving products: this luxury shaving kit contains after-shave balm, field shave soap, and vegan-friendly travel shave brush for those wishing to keep conscientious with their buying choices. With a simple look and a travel bag included, this is a premium product selection without unnecessary frills.

Key Features

  • Bergamot after-shave
  • Vegan-friendly shaving brush
  • Muslin carry bag

Specifications

  • Razor not included
  • 7-piece kit

3. Frederick Benjamin Shaving Regimen

The Frederick Benjamin shaving regimen combines a range of natural ingredients, including witch hazel and aloe extract, resulting in a small but mighty package of soothing products. With an easy primer spray, hydro-glaze shaving gel, and alcohol-free after-shave, this package is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Containing only three products, this kit sticks to the basics but gives you everything you need for a wet shave that’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed.

Key Features

  • Perfect for sensitive skin
  • Moisturizing finish
  • Hydro glaze shaving gel

Specifications

  • Razor not included
  • 3-piece kit

4. Barbiere Essential Shaving Kit

The Acqua di Parma Barbiere shaving kit is a standard but elegant kit tried and tested over many decades, having emerged as a chic staple in 1930s Italy. Here we have a modern edition with a striking travel bag, including the classic Colonia cologne along with soft shaving cream and after-shave emulsion. Whilst not the most fully-featured of shaving kits, this package is worth the buy if you’re after a classic brand, and the travel bag is handy if not particularly discreet.

Key Features

  • Travel bag
  • Colonia cologne
  • Italian classic

Specifications

  • Razor not included
  • 4-piece kit

5. Harry’s Truman Set

A shaving kit gift set perfect for the holidays or as a birthday present; the deluxe Truman shaving set has everything a man needs to perform his ablutions and comes at a reasonable price to boot. The kit includes a high-quality Truman razor, along with shaving gel, three-blade cartridges, and a handy travel cover for protecting your blades when on the road. A minimalist razor stand will keep your razor dry and free from debris, and the whole kit comes in a recyclable box designed to be thrown away. I think this is a great pick for someone after high-quality essentials, both in terms of quality and price.

Key Features

  • Limited edition
  • Three-blade cartridges
  • Perfect as a gift
  • Available in three colour options
  • Rubberized matte exterior with a texturized grip on the handle

Specifications

  • Truman razor included
  • 5-piece kit

6. Everyman Jack Natural Shave Kit

The Everyman Jack kit may look basic, but its middle-of-the-road design belies a pack of decent supplies. With an all-natural shave cream, two razor cartridges, and a sleek but simple razor included, this kit is formless but functional. Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, this is another good pick for those looking to make an ethical, renewable buying choice when it comes to picking their shaving kit.

Key Features

  • Vegan-friendly and animal cruelty-free
  • Grey carry case
  • Budget price

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 4-piece kit

7. Fendrihan Stainless Steel Wet Shaving Set

A vintage shaving kit with modern sensibilities, this kit combines classy equipment with paraben-free shaving cream for a great mid-range package. Sporting an old barbershop style chrome stand and stainless steel safety razor, the Fendrihan shaving set harks back to an old English style, using a traditional badger hair shaving brush of the highest quality. This product isn’t a big deluxe kit, but it’s a classic that you can’t go wrong with if you’re up for spending a little extra.

Key Features

  • Badger shaving brush
  • Chrome razor stand
  • Three different blades to try
  • Three brush colour options

Specifications

  • Stainless steel razor included
  • 5-piece kit

8. Yunlep Luxury Grooming Set

For a men’s shaving kit gift set, you can’t do much better than the Yunlep Luxury collection. Finished with glossy chrome and granite gray handles, this compact kit includes ten replacement razor blades and a bar of shaving soap in the box. A well-balanced safety razor is also included, using screws in the handle to give it just enough tiltability to feel good in the hand.

Key Features

  • Ten replacement blades
  • Chrome-gray aesthetic
  • Weighted stand

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 6-piece kit

9. ACRIMAX Premium Shaving Kit

The ACRIMAX premium shaving kit is an all-in-one wet shaving kit solution that leaves you to do your own work in terms of skincare. There are no consumable products included here, so don’t expect after-shave or shaving cream to arrive in the package. But what you do get is a lovely ergonomic wooden razor and a stand with an attached drainage bowl that sits neatly beneath your shaving brush. This intuitive design prevents any residue from ending up on bathroom services, keeping everything neat and tidy, including your upper lip!

Key Features

  • Badger shaving brush
  • Stainless steel bowl
  • Ergonomic wooden razor
  • Magnetic stand

Specifications

  • Wooden-handled razor included
  • 4-piece kit

10. Morris Park Travel Shaving Kit

The Morris Park Travel is a shaving kit for men on the move. A neat and tidy zip-top bag will keep all of your bits and pieces in order while maintaining a discreet profile, and other accouterments are kept to a minimum. Pre-shave, after-shave, and shaving cream are all included, along with a razor in the bag. If you need to catch the next train out, this is a handy package to set you up in one easy purchase.

Key Features

  • Zip-top travel bag
  • Pre-shave and after-shave
  • Ideal for travel

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 6-piece kit

11. Gillette Fusion ProGlide Set

Gillette is one of the dominant forces in today’s razor market for good reason. With a variety of razor heads to suit any thickness of hair and beard, it’s hard to find a better fit than a Gillette razor – and this kit comes with a ProGlide Shield included. A classic razor with good heft and a replaceable head is a good buy even on its own, so to receive seven blade refills and a travel case in the set makes this a great purchase for any use. And at a price this low, it’s a steal.

Key Features

  • Travel case included
  • Seven blade refills in the box
  • Fits all Gillette refill heads

Specifications

  • Gillette ProGlide razor included
  • 9-piece kit

12. GBS Premium Shaving Set

The GBS premium shaving set is another straight shaving kit, this time with a two-slot stand instead of an all-in-one or single razor stand. I like the silhouette here; this is a kit that doesn’t distract the eye with anything too flashy. The stainless steel bowl is understated and easily cleaned, and you’ve got three brush handle materials to choose from: ivory, light horn, or black – so you can choose the look that suits your style best. This is one of the best looking men’s shaving kits out there.

Key Features

  • Two-slot stand
  • Toxin-free shaving soap
  • Three brush materials available

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 5-piece kit

13. Bevel Starter Shave Kit

This set is a great little kit from a homegrown start-up and includes everything you need to get set up for shaving in one go. With priming oil, shave cream, and restoring balm included in the box, this is a strong one-stop option, though the price is a little on the high side, considering the safety razor and badger shaving brush are relatively standard. However, the skincare products on offer here are strong, formulated from natural ingredients like aloe vera, lavender, and tea tree oil, making for a skin-friendly shave.

Key Features

  • Designed for coarse hair
  • Alcohol-free
  • Contains lavender and tea tree oil

Specifications

  • Safety razor included
  • 6-piece kit

14. Anthony Perfect Shave Kit

If you already have a razor and shaving brush and just want to expand your arsenal of shaving gear, then The Perfect Shave Kit from Anthony would make a great addition to your bathroom. Sometimes it’s nice to step up from budget brand shaving cream to something that looks after your skin, and this kit includes a rich cream shaving foam to help you achieve a close shave without causing any unwanted damage. The only downside to this kit is the price, though we could all stand to treat ourselves and our skin a little more often.

Key Features

  • Facial cleanser included
  • Soothing ingredients
  • Free of harmful chemicals 

Specifications

  • Razor not included
  • 4-piece kit

15. CHARMMAN Grooming Set

The CHARMMAN grooming set brings many interesting little features to the table that turn it from an old fashioned shaving kit into a modern twist on a classic. The included safety razor sports a carved bamboo handle, whilst the stainless steel shaving bowl hides three layers of material for supreme heat preservation and durability. While not necessarily built to last a lifetime, this kit is a great buy for the price.

Key Features

  • Double-edged razor
  • Three-layer bowl
  • Bamboo handle

Specifications

  • Safety razor included
  • 5-piece kit

16. Parker Safety Razor Shave Set

This Parker set is a simple shaving set for the high price, but in this case, it’s more about the brand than the kit on offer. Whilst assuredly high quality, you’re only getting a brush, razor, and stand here, unlike some of the other more fully-featured kits. However, the Parker brand is well-respected, and the reviews of this product are sterling. The weighted stand and double-edged razor are especially lauded for their strong build quality, so if you’re shopping around at higher prices, this is certainly something to consider.

Key Features

  • Dark aesthetic
  • Pure badger bristle brush
  • Chrome stand

Specifications

  • Safety razor included
  • 3-piece kit

17. Dovo Straight Razor Sandalwood Set

Have you been watching Sweeney Todd and fancy yourself a cutthroat barber? The Dovo straight razor kit is a fantastic luxury straight razor kit, but be warned; this is not something you should be trying out for yourself without proper training or at least some instructional prep. Straight razors can give you the closest shave possible, but they can also be very dangerous if used incorrectly. However, if you’re ready to take the plunge or eager to learn more, this is the perfect set for a Turkish-style skin-tight shave.

Key Features

  • Straight razor set
  • Includes leather strop
  • Alum pen for razor burn

Specifications

  • Straight razor included
  • 6-piece kit

18. Viking Revolution Luxury Shaving Kit

This product is a bumper-sized safety razor shaving kit that contains everything you could possibly need to keep your Norseman’s beard in check. With soap, pre-shave and after-shave, and a two-slot stand, plus drainage bowl and shaving brush, this is a one-stop solution to satisfy even the most ill-equipped warrior. If your unruly locks need to be cleaned up before you raid the local tavern, this heavy-set kit will give you everything you need to get the job done.

Key Features

  • Packaged in a gift tin
  • Ten razor blades included
  • Natural formulations

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 7-piece kit

19. Gentleman Jon Complete Kit

Another wet shaving kit with a vintage style, the Gentleman Jon, sits at a great price point while providing you with some great old-fashioned equipment. The sandalwood shave soap is a nice addition that you don’t often see, and there’s also an alum block included to help prevent razor burn. With a nice packaging style and a classy steel drainage bowl included, this set is perfect as a gift to your own good self or a gentleman in need. Stay classy!

Key Features

  • Alum block included
  • Safety razor with five blades
  • Sandalwood shaving soap

Specifications

  • Razor included
  • 6-piece kit

20. Merkur 4-Piece Shaving Set

Everybody’s face is different, and everybody’s scruff changes throughout their life. A razor might be good one day and no use a year later, so it’s important always to adapt. Merkur knows this well and offers a great range of razor heads to go with their gear. This set includes an adjustable double edge safety razor that can be altered depending on the shave you’re after to give you a razor that can last years instead of months. With a handy stand and matching glazed bowl, this makes for a complete set. The price is high, but with Merkur, you’re investing in your face long-term.

Key Features

  • Adjustable safety razor
  • Glazed drainage bowl
  • Polished finish

Specifications

  • Adjustable razor included
  • 4-piece kit

21. Grooming Lounge Greatest Shave Ever

A beard shaving kit for those who want to obliterate every last hair, the Grooming Lounge’ Greatest Shave Ever’ has a lot of work to do to live up to its name. But with a powerhouse of products that come in bulk, ranging from an ounce of shaving oil to eight ounces of face wash, it’s hard to doubt the veracity of the name. Everything here is barbershop level quality, and the large bottles will last you a long time, making the price very reasonable in the long-run. Bring your own razor, though, because you won’t find one included here.

Key Features

  • High-volume bottles
  • Comprehensive skincare
  • Barbershop quality

Specifications

  • Razor not included
  • 4-piece kit