Let's face it-while we love them to pieces, fathers aren't the easiest people to shop for. Here's one thing we have learned: Most dads are reluctant to indulge themselves with a new cologne or a rich moisturizer, but they almost always appreciate the attention. Here, the best Father's Day grooming gifts—all for $100 or less.
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A shaver and scents
If your father is a dapper guy, we recommend the Braun & Lacoste Essential Grooming Set ($79). The kit comes complete with Lacoste Essential and Lacoste Essential Sport colognes, plus the Braun MobileShave M-90 razor. The fragrances are masculine yet light, and the MobileShave is nimble, easy to clean, and (bonus) pretty darned cool-looking.
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Whether he uses his digits for work or a game of golf, Dad probably doesn't keep a tube of lotion handy. Our solution for rough skin: A strong moisturizer (we like Jack Black Industrial Strength Hand Healer, shown here, $15) and a skin-smoothing callus remover (like Zwilling Pour Homme Pedro Ceramic Stone, $23). The two-sided ceramic device removes calluses, while the nongreasy lotion uses vitamins A and E to hydrate skin.
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"Cool Dad" Cologne
More sophisticated than the basic scent of soap, the right cologne can add a little verve to his grooming routine. For an outdoorsman, we love the bold notes of basil, lemon, and cedar wood in Pure Nautica Discovery (shown here, $49). For a timeless, elegant scent, opt for Acqua di Parma Colonia ($83), a citrusy blend of Bulgarian rose, Sicilian citrus fruits, lavender, and verbena. If it's a more modern, daring fragrance you're searching for, we like Giorgio Armani Code for Men ($57), a spicy mixture of lemon, orange, and bergamot.
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The Right Razor
You can't go wrong with a gift he'll use every day. The new Gillette Fusion ProGlide razor ($13) is built with a blade stabilizer to avoid nicks and a large moisturizing strip infused with mineral oil to keep skin soft and minimize irritation.
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Hair Products for Him
Even if your dad is most comfortable in a baseball cap, most men welcome the suggestion of great hair products. Try Redken for Men Densify Texturizing Shampoo ($11) and Dishevel Fiber Cream ($16). The shampoo is formulated with proteins and ceramides to pump up hair growth and moisturize the scalp, while the styling cream adds the perfect amount of texture and control.
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The Perfect Travel Set
If the dad on your list is constantly on and off the red-eye, Molton Brown's Men's Traveler 2011 kit ($55) manages to be both elegant and useful. The kit includes TSA-friendly versions of their most-loved men's products: Re-Charge Black Pepper Bodywash, Bushukan Citrus Bodywash, Deep-Clean Mineral Ions Facewash, Conditioning Olibanum Supershave, Power-Boost Zinc Anti-Fatigue Hydrator, and Re-Charge Black Pepper Eau de Toilette.
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Manly Spa Treatments
While he may cringe at the idea of a seaweed body wrap, almost any dad would be pleased by an old-school shave. The Art of Shaving Royal Shave Gift Certificate ($55) includes a relaxing, classic shave (complete with hot towel to prep skin and warmed shaving cream), followed by a skin-smoothing After-Shave Mask and a mini massage with the moisturizing After-Shave Balm. If your father is up for a more intense spa experience, opt for the Bliss Spa Homme Improvement Gift Certificate ($160). For 75 minutes, he'll experience the Triple Oxygen Facial, complete with a series of skin-exfoliating scrubs and a calming mask designed to target ingrown hairs.
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