Father’s Day is a tricky holiday. With its timing right at the beginning of the summer, many procrastinate buying dad the perfect gift in favor of relaxing with the perfect glass of rosé. Unfortunately, that results in fathers receiving decades’ worth of hastily purchased and boring ties (that they gratefully accept anyway).
Even if you’ve procrastinated to the point of no return, that’s no excuse to buy dad a subpar present. We’ve rounded up some impressive Amazon Prime® finds — all available for next day delivery — to give his side of the sink a modern update, and make him look his absolute best.
Jack Black® Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play
Dad is most likely already using a cleanser and a moisturizer. And that’s great! However, it’s worth elevating his grooming basics with the Jack Black Defensive Line Anti-Aging Triple Play ($100), which contains exfoliating pads, a peptide-rich serum, and an eye cream. If he’s apprehensive about the extra steps involved, try to persuade him that the time investment is well worth it, as this formula targets hyperpigmentation and loss of firmness. Coach him to use the serum and eye cream daily, but the pads only a couple of times a week. Make sure he knows to never use them immediately after shaving: he may be a tough guy, but his skin is not immune to over-exfoliation.
Philips Norelco 9000 Prestige
Help your dad keep his facial hair looking extra sharp with the PhilipsTM; Norelco® 9000 Prestige Shaver and Trimmer ($279). The three-head design glides in eight directions to deliver across the sharpest contours of the face. The precision trimmer helps shape sideburns and mustaches for an impeccably groomed finish. It’s a splurge, but also the only electric shaver Dad will likely ever need.
FOREO® LUNA 2TM; for MEN
If your dad is the guy who tends to get lost at Home Depot® looking at power tools, consider gifting him a gadget of a different nature: the FOREO LUNA 2 for Men ($169) device. Not only does it work with any face wash to deliver a deeper clean (while prepping the skin for a closer shave!), but the sonic pulsations stimulate collagen production for firmer-looking skin. If you’re worried dad won’t want to bother with special care instructions, this silicone-made tool is antimicrobial and can be cleaned with just water. A final perk: it lasts months on a single charge.
Grown Alchemist Travel Kit
If you’re shopping for a dad who’s an avid traveler, the Grown Alchemist® Travel Kit ($81) will make packing his grooming essentials a breeze. The collection of natural bestsellers includes a complete face, body, and hair care routine to keep him feeling fresh and clean on the go. Don’t be surprised if he asks for a few full-sized formulas from the set for next year’s gift — we’re confident he’ll love the Polishing Facial Exfoliant in particular, as it delivers a fantastic pre-shave treatment.
Proraso® Vintage Toccasana Tin Gift Set, Sensitive Skin Formula
You probably don’t think of your dad as the sensitive type, but his skin may be. If you’ve noticed the occasional razor bump, redness, or other signs of irritation after shaving, it may be time to introduce him to milder options for his shaving needs. The iconic Italian brand Proraso offers the Toccassan Tin Gift Set ($32) with three gentle products to soften and prep the skin for shaving. Each formula is infused with soothing green tea and oatmeal extracts to calm the skin, while the aftershave balm is alcohol-free to nix burning or discomfort. You won’t even need to wrap this gift: the products are housed in a charming, vintage-inspired metal tin.
Alchemy GoodsTM; Elliott Travel Kit
If your father’s dopp kit looks like it might be from the ‘90s, surprise him with a brand new one. The Alchemy Goods Elliott Travel Kit ($38) is stylish, practical, and completely unique. It’s made entirely from upcycled car tires — even the zipper pull is a reclaimed tube valve. The bag is roomy enough to house all travel and gym essentials, and the water-resistant construction makes for a breezy cleanup in case of a dreaded spillage emergency. There are three colors available — in addition to a classic coal shade — as well as a variety of fun lining and stitching options.
RitualsTM; Refreshing Samurai RitualTM;
Your dad’s quick morning shower can transform into an invigorating experience if he’s using the Rituals Refreshing Samurai Ritual ($45) gift set. It offers aromatic benefits from crisp yuzu to jumpstart his day. The intricately-wrapped box holds two foaming shower gels, a hair and body wash, and a shaving cream for his daily grooming tasks.
V76 by Vaughn® Deluxe Bestsellers
If he’s a creature of habit, then there is a strong chance he’s still be using the same brand of shaving cream from his teenage years. The V76 by Vaughn Deluxe Bestseller Kit ($45) is a great introduction to modern formulas. He’ll find a mix of travel- and full-size products ranging from an energizing soap and face cleanser to skin-nourishing shave gel and hair care essentials. If he’s reluctant to try the texture clay, show him how to apply it: just a pea-sized amount of product is needed to achieve and debut a fresh and dapper hairstyle.
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