Best Shaving Sets and Kits For Men

Best Shaving Sets and Kits Review

When you are buying best shaving sets and kits, you will find a lot of options. From a low end to a high end. From poor quality to the best quality. If you have a few money to spend, you better get the best quality you can afford. It is because best shaving sets and kits may outlast you.

Of course, what I meant by outlasting you only applies to the traditional wet shaver, i.e. a single edge safety razor, a double edge safety razor, or a straight razor. They are even people collecting them. I own a 1920s Gillette Open Comb myself. I will cherish it and will inherit it to my daughter (or her future husband).

Best shaving sets and kits usually contain a razor, a brush, a pre-shave oil, a shaving soap/ cream, and an aftershave. Or a variation of all those things. To help you go through with the elimination process, I have researched consumer reviews, expert opinions, and my own experience. Please take a look at the best shaving kits and sets and choose one for you. Because you are worth it. 

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#1 Straight razor beginner’s Shaving Set For Men 

I love to learn new things. My latest is learn how to shave with a straight razor. This will take a couple of months to master. Some people even think you need 6 months or more. That’s why you need the complete set to start your journey with.

This The Shave Network Shave Ready Set contains:

  • Gold Dollar Straight Razor
  • The Blades Grim Pre-Shave Oil, Shave Soap & Aftershave
  • Satin Tip Synthetic Brush
  • Straight Razor Box
  • GB Buckingham & Sons 3″ Wide Strop!

They even offer a lifetime honing service. This is a bargain you should get. Honing a straight razor requires you to have a certain set of skills. To acquire it, you need months of practice and a bunch of straight razors. A honing service is needed while you master the technique.


#2 Van der Hagen luxury Shaving Kit For Men 

If you are looking for:

  • 100% Pure badger hair brush
  • Classic Monogrammed apothecary mug
  • Hypo-Allergenic shave soap
  • Combination brush & razor stand

Then this set is for you. A pure badger hair shaving brush will help you build a good lather. This shaving brush is the favorite amongst face-latherer.

But hey, this set comes with a shaving mug. You should use it to build the lather. Face lathering is a bit tricky if you are a first-time latherer. 

If you notice the mug’s handle, it is a bit odd. You don’t pick the mug by its handle but you grab the mug by its body. The handle is provided to make sure you have a fine grip.

No razor in this set.


#3 Baxter of California 123 Shaving Set For Men 

This set contains:

  • Shaving cream
  • Badger hair shave brush
  • Aftershave balm.

Baxter of California offers modern day skin cares for men. This luxurious set will pamper your skin while and after shaving.

Word of caution! Even though this set comes with a shaving brush, the shaving cream DOES NOT need it.   This shaving cream is not made to lather up. It is already whipped and seems like it’s just made to smear on your face. You just need to apply the shaving cream to the face.


#4 Gentleman’s Hangar Old School Full Size Shaving Kit Gift Set 

This set contains:

  • Pre-Shave oil, scented with pure Sandalwood oil
  • Healthy and Natural Old School Shave Cream
  • Wood-handled synthetic shave brush
  • Sandalwood After-Shave Lotion

Gentleman’s Hangar products are designed to be healthier for your body and skin, sustainable for the environment, and affordable.
You just need a little amount of the shaving cream to build enough lather. The sandalwood scent is not overwhelming.


#5 Grooming lounge the greatest Shaving Kit For Men 

The Grooming Lounge Greatest Shave Ever “Try Me” Kit Includes:Grooming Lounge Greatest Shaving Kit for Men

  • Mug Cleaner Face Wash (2 oz.)
  • Beard Master Shave Oil (1 oz.)
  • Beard Destroyer Shave Cream (2 oz.)
  • Best For Last Aftershave (2 oz.)

This kit is suitable for traveling. They all come in “pass the airport security” sizes. Or if you want to try the product before buying the big size.

The Grooming Lounge shave cream will give you the protection and cushion you need when shaving. You will notice the difference on your skin feel while and after shaving.


#6 Merkur Beginner Shaving Set For Men 

This is the basic set for you to start shaving. This set contains:

  • Merkur 33C Razor
  • 5 pack of Wilkinson Blades
  • Shaving Stand
  • Royal Shave Brush
  • and Omega Shaving Soap

You can’t just go wrong with Merkur 33C razor as your first razor. You can directly build lather in the bowl that Omega shaving soap comes with. For the Omega shaving soap itself, many people complained that the factory changed the formula. It does not give the satisfaction like the old formula did.


#7 Colonel Conk Complete 8-Piece Shave Ki

This will be the best gift box for your man. It comes with:

  • Chrome stand
  • Merkur #180 Slim Handle Safety Razor
  • Pure Badger Shave Brush with Chrome Handle
  • Chrome Shave Bowl
  • 2.25 Ounces of Col. Ichabod Conk High Desert Breeze Natural Shave Soap
  • 2 Ounces of Col. Ichabod Conk Original Pre-Shave Oil
  • 6 ounces of High Desert Breeze After-Shave Lotion
  • 10 Stainless Steel Merkur 219 Precision Safety Razor Blades

Shipped in exclusive Gift Box.

This (really) complete shave kit will help you get a “zen” time. You really need to take time when shaving. A good preparation with good gears will give you an amazing shaving result.

Do yourself a favor – order this product and learn about wet-shaving techniques.


#8 Gentleman Jon Complete Wet Shave Kit 

This kit contains:

  • Safety Razor
  • Badger Brush
  • Alum Block
  • Shave Soap
  • Shave Bowl
  • 5 Double Edge Razor Blades

This is the only set that has alum block in it. Alum block will help you to stop minor bleeding from nicks and cuts.

You will have a great time learning how to shave with this Gentleman Jon complete wet shave set.

People complained about the glycerin soap and how hard it is to lather. But glycerin actually adds slickness to your lather. It will help your razor to glide smoothly preventing nicks and cuts.


What Do You Think?

There you have it! The best shaving sets and kits for men! I hope you find what you are looking for. I have enjoyed the traditional wet shaving and hope you will, too. If you just want to find the best safety razor, you can check my best recommendation here.

What shaving sets and kits do you use? Please share them with me below!



10 Replies to “Best Shaving Sets and Kits For Men”

  1. Great info. I am always in a hurry to shave so I use the old “stand by”. My first shave was with my dad’s safety razor so seeing all these you have on the page really brings back the memories. You are going to make me rethink the whole idea of “the shave”.

  2. Wow Arief,
    I didn’t know that shavers for men can be as complicated and diverse as women’s make up sets. I’m a young guy whose moustache isn’t much and doesn’t grow very fast. So I only use those free shavers from hotels. But you have a really resourceful stuff here and I will definitely recommend to my “hairy” friends 🙂

  3. Arief, I love the idea of the straight razor as a gift for my husband. Do you recommend trying to source a vintage one as a better quality and long lasting shaver?
    Or are the modern examples just as good?
    Do you have to shave less often as it gives a closer shave than a usual disposable type razor?
    Thanks, Kris

  4. Hi Arief!
    Great site.
    I am what you can call a shaving enthusiast, and I love the way you’ve setup your site, looks great with the images and very easy to navigate and get an overview.
    I have often thought of getting a straight razor and after reading your review, I just might go ahead.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Øssur,

      I am a shaving enthusiast, too. It has been a wonderful journey so far. A straight razor will be a good choice for us. You can have more “zen” moment.

      Just a word of caution! Take your time! Learning to use a straight razor takes months to master.

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