Still waiting on that nod of validation from your dad? You could be waiting a long time... but with Father's Day around the corner, there are countless ways to bribe him into bonding with you again with these great father's day gift ideas. Express your gratitude with a luxury shaving set, a fine fragrance or one of the other straightforward, upmarket and dad-friendly grooming options we've picked out.
Ultra-light Bai Ji Hydrator by Molton Brown
Molton Brown's guy-friendly -- and, crucially, age-appropriate -- bestseller gets a rethink in time for Father's Day. The Bai Ji moisturizer now comes in three different versions (an ultra-light cream, an extra-rich cream and a as an anti-fatigue eye gel), all formulated without parabens. Better yet, go the extra mile and get one of the beautifully packaged gift sets for men.
$38.00 at MoltonBrown.com
Further reading: 10 Toys Dads Will Probably Enjoy Even More Than Their Kids
Incense & Cedrat Cologne by Jo Malone
Jo Malone juxtaposes smoky incense with a luminous citrus accord to striking effect in this new release. Elegant and deeply sensual, this fragrance has an oriental air to it that won't go unnoticed. In order to protect the Boswellia Sacra (Frankincense) tree, which has been harvested for incense for thousands of years, the brand employed a new technology called NaturePrint to capture the scent without harming the environment.
Available at JoMalone.com
Oliver Peoples Box Set by Byredo
Cooler (potentially younger) dads will already know about niche fragrance house Byredo and optical enthusiasts Oliver Peoples. The two brands have collaborated in a "synesthetic" project that demonstrates the influence of color on smell.
The new Oliver Peoples box set includes a pair of limited edition specs along with a bottle of Byredo's new eau de parfum (also named Oliver Peoples -- natch). The specs are available in three different photochromic lens colors including Indigo, Champagne and Green; the bottle will match the lens color you chose. The idea here is that the color you pick out will invariably have an effect on what you smell most in the multi-faceted fragrance. Weird but true. You may pick out anything from the juniper berries and Californian Lemon in the top of the fragrance to the musks, warm sand and patchouli that are deeper in the mix. And if the sensory illusion is completely lost on you, you can always buy the fragrance separately -- it smells just as good without tinted specs.
Available at Byredo.com
Collezione Barbiere by Acqua di Parma
Instantly upgrade his shaving ritual with Acqua di Parma's Collezione Barbiere range, which now includes three new products. In addition to the existing creams and soaps is a lightly scented airless shaving gel, a revitalizing face serum and a hand-made razor that takes Gillette Proglide blades.
Available at Amazon.com
Oxford & Cambridge Travel Shaving Set by Czech & Speake
One for traditional dads and/or Anglophiles, this set from London institution Czech & Speake contains a travel-sized shaving brush, shaving soap and aftershave, scented with the brand's signature lavender fragrance.
Available at CzechandSpeakeFragrance.com
Eau Sauvage Cologne by Christian Dior
Dior's legendary fragrance for men is reinvented in cologne form for 2015. Fans of the 60s original will recognize the signature accord nestled at the core of a modernized composition that now features Mandarin, Calabrian Bergamot, Grapefruit and Vetiver. Not a radical departure from the original so much as a 21st century update.
$84.91 at Amazon.com
Still unsure which grooming products are worth the investment? Sign him up for Birchbox, a personalized grooming service that delivers samples (plus one full-size product) of the latest and most popular grooming unguents straight to his door for a mere $20 per month. All the top men's brands from Anthony to Zirh are on board, so you're unlikely to ever lose out.
Starting at $20.00 at Birchbox.com
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