Father’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Travel-Friendly Skincare And Grooming Kits, Sets, And Bundles
Are you seeking a thoughtful gift this upcoming Father’s Day, but overwhelmed with the number of options out there? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this curated list of skincare and grooming kits. And why are we only recommending kits, over solo items? To start: kits always cost less then purchasing the items separately. (Translation: savings for you.) Plus, who wouldn’t love receiving more than one item? Finally: kits are perfectly portable, so all you have to do is stash them in your luggage.
Below are 12 skincare and grooming kits, sets, and bundles – they’re listed from spendiest to most affordable – every dad in your life will love receiving this Father’s Day.
Organic Pharmacy Routine for Men Collection, $208
This box from the London-based company by clean skincare pioneer Margo Marrone is packed with six essentials to help you look great inside and out. In addition to the Deep Cleansing Face Wash and lightweight Moisture Cream, there’s a muslin cloth that boosts circulation, a purifying seaweed mask for weekly use, and magnesium supplements to combat everyday stress.
Alder New York Clean Skincare Gift Set, $144.99
Founded by best friends and Brooklynites Nina Zilka and David Krause, Alder New York proudly champions skincare for all. So no matter your dad’s age, ethnicity, or lifestyle, he’ll be able to use this chicly-designed set of essentials – which range from the glycolic-infused Everyday Cleanser to quick-absorbing Hydrating Oil – for clear and healthy skin.
The Feelist Me-Time Set, $120
Because dads also deserve to engage in some self-care, gift this aptly named pair infused with antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory cannabinoids. Though the salt soak and body cream can be used individually, they’re even better when used together and feel especially wonderful when you need to take the edge off – like after a long flight or grueling workout.
Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring Water Healthy Hydration Kit, $81.40
Australian skincare brand Sand & Sky has made a splash worldwide with its uncompromisingly clean and effective skincare. Especially well-suited for men with oilier complexions, the Splash Serum and Hydration Boost Cream Moisturiser in this duo – both of which incorporate mineral-rich Tasmanian Spring Water – deliver deep, long-lasting moisture without a hint of greasiness.
Amouage Men’s Discovery Set, $80
Established in Oman in 1983 by the Sultan of Oman, Amouage is a luxury fragrance house that specializes in sophisticated, complex scents featuring notes traditionally used in the Middle East. Inside this handsome black box, you’ll discover six mini spray bottles of the brand’s offerings for men: Gold Man, Epic Man, Reflection Man, Interlude Man, Honour Man and Portrayal Man.
Robert Piguet Parfums Discovery Set, $70
This newly-unveiled coffret of mini Eau de Parfum sprays by Robert Piguet will let the fragrance-loving father in your life explore the legacy of the storied French perfume house. From the iconic tuberose-based Fracas, which was created by Piguet himself in 1948, to the 2015 release Oud Délice, a heady blend of amber, fig, and woods, he’s bound to discover a new favorite or two.
ALPHA-H 5 Piece Sample Kit, $65
Far from your ordinary samples, the items you can pick and choose from for this kit are generously sized for plenty of use. So whether you want to experiment with the famed Australian skincare brand’s core collection, including the award-winning liquid exfoliant Alpha Gold, try new items, or stock up on favorites for your next trip, this customizable set covers all the bases.
James Eye Quench, $63
Banish dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness around your eyes – where the delicate skin first shows signs of stress and aging – with this hydrating eye mask trio from the cult Australian brand James. To use: apply them to clean and dry skin for 20 to 30 minutes, remove, massage in the remaining solution, and marvel at how bright and alert you look.
Natura Homem Grooming Set, $49
From Brazil, the country boasting the richest biodiversity in the world, comes Natura. Every product in this trio incorporates naturally healing ingredients such as copaíba oil – which also has a wonderfully woody-sweet fragrance – to ensure a comfortable, nick-free shave. After use, skin and hair will be left smooth and hydrated for up to eight hours, and subtly scented.
Hume Supernatural Mixed Deo Trio, $35.70
There’s tons of deodorants available on the market, but Hume Supernatural stands out from the rest for several reasons. First, you won’t find any problematic ingredients like aluminum, triclosan, and talc. Second, the distinct fragrances are fresh, light, and inspired by the desert. Last but not least, the formulas glide on clear and super dry.
Performance Body Spray Trio Pack, $33
Because sweating is a completely natural and healthy bodily function, Offcourt created body sprays to tackle the issue of sweat-related odor. Formulated with prebiotics and three naturally deodorizing ingredients, the sprays come in three refreshing scents that last for hours and aren’t the least bit overpowering. So spray liberally, and spray often.
Stratia The Essentials Kit, $29
Backed by exhaustive research, Stratia is proof positive that good skincare habits don’t have to be overcomplicated or expensive. This handy kit is a terrific introduction to the brand, and has just what you need to effectively cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. And because Stratia is free of common irritants like alcohol and essentials, all skin types can use the brand.