The Best in Holiday 2012 Gift Finds is an ongoing series until December that celebrates the practical to the extravagant, the unusual to the commonly needed items of everyday life.
From food, wine and spirits to beauty, clothing and even home goods and appliances, we have been trying and testing and ultimately weeding out the good stuff you should consider for giving this holiday season. Take us shopping with you.
Van Der Hagen Men's Luxury, Shave Set includes a 100% Pure Badger brush, classic Monogrammed apothecary mug, Hypo-Allergenic shave soap, Combination brush and a nifty razor stand.
Why we love it:
Their cruelty-free, paraben free, hypo-allergenic shave soap has over 10% Glycerin and emollient Shea, Mango and Cocoa Butters; a handsome monogrammed shave brush made with 100% pure badger hair; a specially designed classic monogrammed apothecary mug and a sturdy acrylic combination razor and brush stand made exclusively to fit their brush. The badger brush is a fine quality and soft. This big full brush feels great on the face. The mug is nice and heavy with wide sides so it's easy to build lather in. The acrylic brush stand is stylish and functional.
The company's full suite of retro-inspired shave products bring back a way of shaving that is growing in popularity.
The company goes one step further and has a twist on "No Shave November."
When "No Shave November" officially begins, as men around the world stop shaving in a joint effort to raise awareness for men's health issues, such as prostate and testicular cancer.
However, when December 1, 2012 comes around and it is time to shave once again, van der Hagen Enterprises will be ready with a bowl and a brush and a gift for the American Cancer Society.
van der Hagen will be donating a portion of all sales proceeds generated in November to the American Cancer Society in support of men's cancer research.