Let’s Hear it for the Guys

Choosing a Father’s Day present for the super dad in your life can stump even the most creative gift givers. This year, think outside the tie and grill tools and spoil him with something that’ll perk up his shower and shave routine. We found five products that we predict he’ll become hooked on. Not only do they do their intended jobs really well, they’ll make him feel good in the process—which is a pretty rad gift, too.

Imperial Drifter Sweet Earth Beard Oil
Who knew? Beards need love, too. This oil, made right here in K.C., turns chalky, flaky, ragged beards into shiny, soft ones thanks to its blend of four nourishing oils. Rake it from roots to tips post-shower; its subtle, rosemary-camphor-clove scent (a best seller) lingers just enough to render cologne unnecessary. And bonus: $1 from each one sold goes to The Lovin’ Soap Project, a non-profit that empowers women in developing nations by teaching them the business of soap making. $24, imperialdrifter.com for stores

Carthusia Uomo Eau de Parfum
Even if your favorite dad doesn’t spend his weekends sailing the blue waters of Capri, he can smell like he does. And by that we mean like the sophisticated blend of warm musk, cedar wood and bergamot in this cologne, which seems to suggest the open sea, leather and cashmere. It’s never heavy or overpowering, so it’s good for the man who’s timid about fragrance or likes a lighter summertime scent. $120, The Gents Place Leawood

Art of Shaving Eucalyptus Soap on a Rope
With hydrating coconut oil, a rich foamy lather, and the gentle, mind-awakening scent of eucalyptus and verbena, this generous-sized bar tops standard bar soap any day. And the rope—which fits around your wrist—means it won’t slip out of hands or leave the soap dish slimy since it can drip dry.  $25, The Art of Shaving Country Club Plaza and Oak Park Mall

Rascal Hair Wash
Whether he prefers a clean-cut style or longer locks, he’ll appreciate this shampoo’s sudsy lather, handsome, crisp sandalwood scent and flask-inspired bottle. Lather, rinse, repeat just got a lot more fun.  $25, The Gents Place Leawood

Art of Shaving Pre-Shave Oil in Unscented
If the special dad in your life has sensitive skin, this could be a game changer. When applied to face and neck under shaving cream, the moisturizing, hypoallergenic oil creates a barrier between skin and razor blade for a comfier, nick-free shave. And despite its name, it has a natural clove-y scent, compliments of the essential oils it contains. $25, The Art of Shaving Country Club Plaza and Oak Park Mall

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