Top 5 Beard Grooming Gift Sets Review
What Makes a Beard Grooming Kit a Great Gift?
If you are not part of the beard brigade, you may be forgiven for thinking that receiving a beard grooming kit as a present would be pretty dull.
However, for those that proudly sport their well cared-for, sculpted beards, a really good beard grooming set can be a welcome and thoughtful gift, especially for those new to the experience.
A well looked after beard takes a certain level of care and attention on a daily basis, so don't be fooled into thinking that it is just a case of laziness and being averse to a shave!
Anyone with a full beard has shown great perseverance to reach the stage and is likely to be committed to keeping it in good order.
There are so many different options available on the market, at varying prices, so you are bound to find something to suit your pocket.
We have picked out our fave five, ranging from around $17 up to $65, to hopefully fit with most budgets.
The Products in More Detail
We think that this set, consisting of brush, comb and drawstring carry bag, represents great value for money; currently available at around just $17 online.
It is presented in a sturdy, attractively designed gift box that is sufficiently substantial to use for permanent storage.
The set comes with a 90 day money back guarantee, so perfect for gift-givers, just in case the recipient is not in love with this product.
The brush, made from natural beech wood and boar bristles measures 4.13 x 2.36 inches (10.5 x 6 cms) and has a curved, oval handle for a comfortable hold.
It consists of 10 rows of sturdy boar bristles at varying lengths, to brush out the hair thoroughly and perfectly spread beard oil evenly throughout the beard.
The bristles have been specially fortified to prevent them falling out over time.
The comb, which is made from Asian pear wood for durability, measures 3.93 x 2.1 inches (10 x 5.3 cms) and is lacquered to avoid pulling of the beard.
It is double-side to give two rows of teeth, one set wider apart than the other, to give the user the choice, depending on what they are using it for.
All in all we think this is a good gift choice on a budget, which looks more expensive than it is, and is unlikely to disappoint the recipient!
This comprehensive kit offers a lot for the money - currently you can buy online for around $35.
Consisting of beard brush, comb, scissors and oil complete with pouch to take the comb and scissors and presented in an attractive box for a great gift.
The beard oil is 100% organic and made in the USA using Jojoba and Argan oils.
It is light, unscented and suitable for use on sensitive skin.
The 5"stainless steel scissors are purpose made and ultra-sharp for precise styling of the beard and mustache.
The plastic comb measures 5" and has both wide spaced and narrowly spaced teeth to tackle either coarse or fine hair.
The 100% natural beard brush is made from boar bristles, with a shaped wooden handle, and measures 5 x 11.4 cms
Finally, the synthetic leather pouch with stud fastener is just the ticket for transporting the comb and scissors safely when on the move.
Overall, another good value for money product which comes with an unconditional 30 day money back guarantee.
We think this would make an ideal starter kit for a novice beard grower!
This is another good starter kit, comprising beard brush, beard comb, oil and wax, all presented in a sturdy drawstring bag.
Unfortunately, this set does lack the gift box, arriving within a plastic bag, however the drawstring bag is large and substantial enough to store the complete set, either at home or on the move.
The brush is made from sandalwood and has the usual boar bristles, with their naturally differing lengths for a thorough brush through any beard.
The double-sided sandalwood comb is highly polished to increase glide through the hair without snagging and pulling.
It is static-free and a handy size for keeping in the pocket for use anywhere.
The wide teeth are equally suitable for use on either thin or full, thick beards.
The natural beard oil comes in a generous sized 60ml (2 fl oz) bottle and is light and easily absorbed.
Beard oil ingredients: Vitamin E Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Chamomile Oil, Jojoba Oil.
The wax comes in a 60g tin and is designed to give hold and protection.
Beard wax ingredients: Shea Butter, Yellow Beeswax, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Gold Jojoba Oil, Castor Oil, Argan Oil, Emu Oil, Tamanu Oil, Vitamin E (No GMO)
The Wizard Beard Grooming kit is available for around $40 online, pretty good value for what you get, and a good gift as a starter kit, if you are not worried about it coming in a gift box.
The product comes with a no-quibble money back guarantee.
Made in the USA and presented in a gift box, this set has a lot to commend it, but does lack a beard brush.
It has just about everything else though, including beard comb, scissors, wash, oil and balm and is completed with a zipped, canvas and vegan leather toiletry/travel bag.
The beard comb is made from stainless steel and is hypoallergenic.
It comes on a key ring to keep it handy for use on the go and, uniquely, it also features a bottle opener.
There is no doubt that it is quirky and different, and may be useful on occasion, but it is not actually the best beard comb we have seen.
The stainless steel grooming scissors are small, but fit for purpose and, combined with comb, can be used to trim the beard into shape.
All of the products are non GMO, toxin-free, free of paragons, harmful chemicals and preservatives and are cruelty free.
The beard oil comes in a good-sized 60ml (2oz) bottle with dropper, and the balm is in a 60g tin.
Beard oil ingredients: Certified organic safflower, sunflower, almond, avocado, berry extract, tocopherol, rosemary seed extract, essential oils.
Beard balm ingredients: Certified organic oils of coconut, argan, avocado, soy, beeswax, cocoa butter, aloe, tocopherol, shea, essential oils.
The beard wash comes in a 178ml (6oz) bottle.
Beard wash ingredients: Distilled water, saponified certified organic, oil blend including olive, safflower/sunflower, coconut, poly-glucoside, laurel betaine, coco betaine, xanthan gum, aloe vera, citric acid, lavender oil, rosemary seed, avocado oil, menthol crystals, essential oil blend.
All of the toiletry products are subtly scented and of good quality, ethically produced, and we feel that this is where the real value of this kit lies.
The toiletry bag is well manufactured and has value in itself, with its funky inner lining and its message "a smarter, sexier, more stylish version of yourself".
All in all a great gift, especially for anyone with a well established beard and an interest in ethical values.
They will likely have a quality brush and comb already, but might enjoy the novelty value and convenience of the keyring/bottle opener version in this kit, as well as loving the wash, oil, balm and holdall.
This kit provides a real feel of luxury - presented in a wooden cigar box it comprises beard shampoo (soap), beard balm, beard oil, beard comb and a free luxury beer body soap.
All of the products are hypoallergenic and free from artificial fragrances, cruelty free and suitable for sensitive skin.
The 99% organic beard oil comes in a 30ml (1 oz) bottle with dropper.
Beard oil ingredients:Organic unrefined argan oil (Argania Spinosa), Organic jojoba oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Organic castor oil (Ricinus Communis), Organic unrefined avocado oil (Persea Gratissima), Ascorbic Acid, Rosemary Extract, Tocopherol, essential oils of: Cedarwood, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lime.
The beard balm (also 99% organic) comes in a 56g (2oz) pot.
Beard balm ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Organic unrefined argan oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic jojoba oil), cera alba (organic beeswax), Cocos Nucifera (Organic coconut oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Organic unrefined shea butter), Theobroma Cacao (Organic cocoa butter), Ricinus Communis (Organic castor oil), Juniperus Mexicana (cedarwood oil), Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender oil), Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis (rosemary oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (lime oil).
The beard shampoo, which is 90% organic, comes in the form of a 113g (4 oz) bar, which is easy to lather up for a rich, creamy wash.
Beard shampoo Ingredients: Saponification of: Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Palm Fruit, Organic Castor Oil, Organic Olive Oil, Organic Unrefined Argan Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Grapeseed Oil, Bentonite Clay, essential oils of: Cedarwood, Lavender, Tea Tree, Rosemary, Lime.
The addition of this handmade, 70% organic, vegan beer body soap is a lovely added bonus.
Soap ingredients: Saponification of Organic olive Oil, dark beer, organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, organic unrefined cocoa butter, organic unrefined shea butter, organic castor oil, Essential Oils of: sweet orange, litsea cubea, grapefruit, lime.
All of these toiletry products are very lightly scented with pure essential oils for lovely, subtle, woodsy smell.
The nicely shaped, handmade beard comb is made from peach wood.
Its small, rounded shape lends itself to being easily kept in the pocket for use on the go.
From the classically designed, black on white labelling to the wood cigar presentation box, this product really does have the look of luxury and would make a beautiful gift.
Currently available at around $65 online, considering the quality of the goods, we think it is very good value for money.
If you want to pay a bit extra to complete the gift, $80 can buy you the Ultimate Complete Beard Kit.
This includes all the products above, but with addition of a pair of stainless steel beard scissors in a synthetic leather case.