Looking for the perfect gift for that special bearded someone in your life? The best gifts for a man with a beard speak to his distinctive facial hair. Help him care for the impressive beard that is such an important part of his look and persona. Today, we’ll reveal the best gifts for bearded guys.
Maybe we don’t know you, but we do know that if you’re here, two things are definitely true. You have someone in your life who has a beard, and that person might get a gift from you.
Luckily, that’s all we need to know to bring you this list of great gifts for bearded guys, whether they’re novice or expert beardsmen.
We’ll go over all the items we have chosen as the best gifts for a man with a beard, so keep reading.
We will start with the more standard gifts for bearded guys — these are great for men who are new to having beards, or who have beards but don’t use any products in them.
After that, we’ll share some unique and peculiar gift ideas for bearded guys — presents that might be good if you’re looking for something a little more out-of-the-ordinary.
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Best Gifts for a Man with a Beard (our picks for new beardsmen)
Let’s start with one of the most frequently chosen (for good reason) gifts for a bearded man:
An All-in-One Beard Kit (good for everyone)
Let’s start with this one, because it’s the easiest to choose and the most versatile. It’s the gift for a guy with a beard that he is sure to appreciate most: an all-in-one beard kit.
This is a great option for a guy who’s new to having a beard, because beards take a surprising amount of TLC. Most guys think you just a grow a beard and that’s that, but there’s actually a lot of grooming involved, and a beard kit has got just about all you need to get started.
"If you're just getting started, this beard care kit with attractive wooden caddy from Striking Viking has everything you need at a (dare we say) 'striking' price. We own and recommend it for beardsmen who are just beginning to get serious about beard health and grooming."
- RTG Editorial
If that isn’t quite your cup of tea, we usually suggest the Viking Revolution Beard Kit. It’s got beard balm (to give a beard some body and shape), a beard oil (to moisturize the beard itself), a quality facial hair scissor to do some detail work, and a brush and a comb to make sure everything looks organized and neat. That’s pretty much everything you’d need to get started.
Beard Oil (for the guy with a dry beard)
There are a lot of exotic beard products out there. In fact, some guys are a little overwhelmed when it comes to beard-care shopping.
Of everything, though,
It smells great and can make a beard look lush and full. Also, it can add moisture to your skin and hair.
If your guy is new to having a beard, or if he’s just getting the hang of having one, we recommend thinking about getting them some
There are a lot of beard oils out there, so if you want to find the *perfect* one, you might be searching for a while. However, we recommend starting out by looking at these three below.
Cremo Beard Oil: This is a well-made, basic formula that has a LOT of fans. It usually comes in two scents—Forest and Mint—and both are really pleasant. If your bearded guy isn’t into anything fancy, this is a nice easy pick.
Grave Before Shave Beard Oil: Is your guy into skulls and artwork and that sort of thing? If so, he might appreciate Grave Before Shave. It’s a fantastic beard oil made in a bunch of creative, enticing scents, and the artwork is gorgeous. We’re suckers for products that look appealing, so we end up using a lot of this.
Jack Black Beard Oil: This is perhaps the “fanciest” beard oil out there, and it’s one of our all-time favorites. That’s mainly because it’s an incredible moisturizer.
It includes a lot of surprisingly particular ingredients, like kalahair melon oil, marula fruit oil, and plum oil, all of which are great for beard hair and the skin beneath it.
Also, it’s got a pump-action bottle, instead of a dropper, which makes it easy to use and a little less prone to leakage. This is the most “grown-up” of all the beard oils, if that makes sense.
Before we go on, we should note: you can also make your own beard oil. This can be a fun little project (and we’ve written a post on how to make beard oil here).
Beard Moisturizer (for the guy with an itchy, scratchy beard)
“Beard moisturizer” is kind of a weird product, because 1) a lot of guys don’t know about it, and 2) it could really help a lot of guys!
Truly—it’s a shame. A lot of guys go crazy scratching their beards raw. They don’t really know what to do about it, and they try using a lot of products to vanquish the itchiness. Unfortunately, they often use the wrong products. Alas.
And that’s where beard moisturizers come in. Most beard products are JUST oils or JUST butters or JUST wax, and they don’t really do much for the skin beneath a beard.
Beard moisturizers, however, are usually made with ingredients that you’d usually find in cosmetics for women that focus a LOT of hydrations and moisturization—both for beard whiskers themselves, and the skin beneath it.
Some even include aloe, which is a nice little touch that you don’t see in a lot of beard products (and we’re not sure why that is, because it seems like such a no-brainer).
Best Beard Moisturizers
These two beard moisturizers are our picks for the best on the market.
Cremo Mint Blend Beard & Scruff Cream: This is great for guys just starting to grow out their beard. This is a really torturous part of a beard’s life, because all those little sharp whiskers pierce the skin and… well, it can hurt. The scruff can drive you crazy! Cremo Mint Blend Beard & Scruff Cream can relieve some of that itch.
Bluebeards Original Beard Saver: This is perhaps one of our favorite products, and in the world of beard products, it’s not really that well known.
We don’t know why this works so well—and keep in mind, your results may vary—but we find that this relieves a LOT of itchiness and scratchiness and flakiness that comes with having a beard. We wish everyone knew about it.
Beard Balm and/or Conditioner (for beards that need body)
A beard balm (sometimes called a “beard conditioner”) is a mixture of essentials oils and carrier oils, coupled with a butter (like cocoa butter or mango butter). It sometimes also contains a little bit of wax.
This beard-care product moisturizes beard hair and gives it a little bit of hold. It’s not a lot of hold—we’ll talk about that in a second—but it can tame some fly-aways and give a beard some body and heft.
Best Beard Balm and/or Conditioners
Here are our picks for the best beard balms and/or conditioners.
Honest Amish Beard Balm and Conditioner: This is the first beard balm to really make it big in the United States, and it has a LOT of fans. It’s got some really great stuff in the ingredient list. Also, its enticing scent is sweet, but not too sweet. A solid option, in our humble opinion.
Grave Before Shave Beard Balm: Speaking of scents, this is another great option. It’s offered in a wide array of fragrances.
Grave Before Shave is really creative with their scent line, and they’ve got classics like Bay Rum (which is sweet, but somehow also masculine), as well as some “interesting” scents like “Cigar and Vanilla” and “Bourbon and Sandalwood.”
If you’re looking to give a beard a LOT of hold, this next one may be helpful:
Beard Wax (for artists with big beards that are ready to sculpt)
Of all the products on our list, beard wax is the one that provides the *most* hold. Have you ever seen a guy with a very long beard that seemed to defy gravity? Or maybe a mustache that’s really long and twirled at the end? The guys with those facial hair styles are usually using beard wax.
Who Needs Beard Wax?
Beard wax can be a great gift for…
- Guys who have really long beards that jut out in every direction. Because wax can provide so much hold, it can tame a bushy, unruly beard, and give it some shape. Does your romantic partner have a beard that you find too crazy or disorganized? Beard wax may be “the gift that gives back,” so to speak! Your bearded fella may be happy with it, and you may like his beard a little bit more!
- Guys who have a strong sense of self and who like to show off a little bit. If your bearded person likes to go for “big,” extravagant looks, a beard wax can be great fun. That’s because it can help him shape his beard into striking and extravagant looks and embellish a “larger-than-life” persona.
Our recommendation for beard wax is…
Honest Amish Original Beard Wax: There aren’t really that many beard waxes out there, but we feel that Honest Amish makes one of the best.
It’s actually got some nice side-ingredients, including butters and oils, but the main content is wax, which is harvested from bees local to the company (headquartered in Pennsylvania). If you’re going to try a wax, this is the one we’d recommend.
We should note: beard wax isn’t for guys who have a sort of “casual” attitude about their beards. For those guys, a
Beard wax is for guys who really
like love their beards, and need a powerful tool to shape it.
Oh, and one other thing we should mention—beard wax can be really difficult to get out! You have to melt it a little bit to apply it.
Use a Hairdryer
That’s why a lot of guys (this guy included) use a hairdryer. Then, when you’re done wearing it, you have to wrestle it out.
So be warned – this is a gift idea for bearded guys who are fully committed to the beard lifestyle.
Next up in our “Best Gifts for a Man with a Beard” series…
Bib Apron (for the guy who hates to clean up after trimming)
This seems like an odd inclusion, because it’s not really that fancy. Unlike many of the items on this list, it doesn’t smell great, and it can’t really make anyone look any better. Why? Well, because it’s just a bib.
Woo-hoo. Wow! A bib. Incredible.
But! But, but, but, but, but. There’s more to it than that. A good beard bib can actually improve the life of a bearded person 10-fold. Allow us to explain:
Most people who don’t have beards don’t realize all the grooming and tending that goes into a beard. Even the wildest, springiest beards require a little TLC, and that TLC includes using a beard trimmer or stubble trimmer in front of the bathroom sink.
That grooming can be very pleasant, but it makes a mess. Whiskers and small beard strands get absolutely everywhere, and they’re really hard to collect—and it’s also really gross collecting them, too.
A Bib is a Practical Gift
So a beard bib, while it sounds trivial, can actually be a really great gift. Not only can it keep a bathroom clean, it can make clean-up easier, and if you’re looking for a gift for a romantic partner or a roommate, this can be an incredible gift—and one that benefits you too.
If your bearded guy is a bit of a slob or has trouble recapturing all those lost whiskers, a beard bib can keep your bathroom incredibly clean (or, at least, as clean as it was before he went in there!).
As for products, we like the Beard King Beard Bib Apron. There’s really not much to say about it—it’s a beard bib and it functions as a beard bib, which is all you can ask it to do. We like it a lot.
A Vacuum Beard Trimmer (for power tool lovers who don’t want to clean up)
Remember when we said that a beard bib is a really great thing? We didn’t want to oversell that, because here’s a really, REALLY great thing: a vacuum beard trimmer.
For those of you who may not know, this is the coolest “combo product” in the world of shaving. It’s a beard trimmer with a vacuum literally attached to it. You use it to trim your beard, and the vacuum sucks up the separated whiskers as you do so. How cool is that?
It’s hard to imagine combining any other beard product with a cleaning tool. What’s next, a head shaver that also washes your mirror? A beard straightener that also makes dinner? But that just makes us appreciate the tool even more.
Anyway. One of our favorite entry-level beard trimmer + vacuum products is the Remington MB6850. It’s good for most beard trimming jobs – especially for beards that aren’t super coarse. And oh yeah, it’s got a vacuum attached to it.
"We think of it as the best vacuum beard trimmer for minimalists, since it’s a nice option that doesn’t come with a ton of accessories. If the idea of extra combs and add-ons seem overwhelming and unnecessary, this might be the trimmer for you."
- RTG Editorial
We actually wrote an entire post that details our absolute adoration of beard trimmers with vacuums. You can read our ridiculous infatuation with them there.
A Beard Straightener (for the guy who wants to switch things up)
We mentioned this one a moment ago: a beard straightener. This is a unique tool, and one that a lot of guys don’t know is an option.
This is one of those rare instances where the name of a beard product actually does a good job describing what the product does. In this case, a beard straightener straightens the ol’ beard. Nice and simple.
Who Needs a Beard Straightener?
It’s not only a great tool for guys with long beards, but it’s a great tool for guys with beards that are really curly.
It’s also a nice option if you like to switch things up every once in a while—one day you’ve got a nice, burly beard, and then viola! the next day you’ve got a straight beard.
Who doesn’t like a little variety? Probably a lot of people, but whatever. Beard straighteners can be great.
Best Beard Straighteners
These are two beard straighteners that we like:
Wild Willies Beard Straightener for Men: This can be a great option if your bearded guy is new to straighteners, and just wants to try it out. It’s a capable model, and it’s got an anti-scalding feature, which is great for newbies. With that in mind, if your bearded person has a beard straightener and wants to graduate to a more high-end model, we might suggest…
Tame the Wild Elite Beard Straightener Essentials Kit: This is a beard straightener with a few bells and whistles, and along with the straightener—which has a very intuitive design—it comes with some heat spray (very helpful), a two-sided beard comb and brush (very good), some beard balm (nothing amazing, but does the trick), and some beard soap. A very good package, all in all.
Stubble Trimmer (for guys who love their 5 o’clock shadow)
There are some guys who have a beard, and that’s that—they’ll always have a beard. They’ve got their look, and that’ll be their look until the end of their days.
Other guys like to change things up a bit, and if that’s what you’re looking for, we might suggest a stubble trimmer. They’re great for one of our all-time favorite looks, which is somewhere between “5 o’clock shadow” and “three days without a shave.” Sometimes that look—the absence of long facial hair—can be just as manly as a long beard.
Stubble trimmers are also a way to get our *all-time* favorite look, which is the “full-mustache-and-stubble” look. Not everybody can pull that off, and it’s usually reserved for cowboys and various other rogue-types.
Best Stubble Trimmers
Here are our two favorite stubble trimmers:
The Conair Stubble Beard Trimmer for Men: It’s got a lot of different lengths, so you can vary the length of your stubble, and it’s easy to clean, which isn’t always the case with stubble-trimmers—those puppies can get messy right quick. The other one we like is…
The Panasonic Cordless Men’s Beard Trimmer: This is a more “high-end” stubble trimmer, and you can use it for general trimming (even for long beards) and stubble-shaping as well. It’s great for travel and you can rinse it underneath the sink to clean it—a very nice detail.
We’re going to jump into our “Quirky Beard Gifts” section now, but if you want to read a big long post about all of our favorite beard products—not just as gifts, but for daily use—you can read about our recommended beard products here. OK:
Best Gifts for Bearded Guys (who already have everything)
If you’re looking for a gift for a guy with a beard but that guy with a beard already has everything he needs to take care of said beard, here are our suggestions.
T-Shirt for Beard / America Lovers
We’ll keep this one simple, because why complicate it?
Here’s a t-shirt for a guy who loves America and has a beard.
USA! USA! USA!
Can Your Bearded Guy Read? Give Him a Book on Beards
For guys who are really, REALLY into beards, a book about beards can be a great gift. Maybe it sounds silly, but this is seriously a great gift choice. Source: we’re guys who are really, REALLY into beards, and we read books about beards.
Believe it or not, there aren’t that many beard books out there. But one we found easy to read and informative was One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair.
It’s a great look at beards throughout history. Plus, it’s got a couple of new looks if your bearded person is looking to switch things up.
The Beard Coffee Mug (the quintessential gift for bearded dads)
The “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beardiful Coffee Mug”—how great is that? It’s sassy, it informs people that you have a beard and that you’re beardiful, and that you shouldn’t be hated for it. Finally, someone said it.
This is a great gift if you’re looking for a gift for a dad. We’ve got a few dads here at Rough and Tumble Gentleman. The rumors are true: once you become a dad, most of the gifts you receive from your wife and children are coffee mugs.
We always thought that new dads coming home from the hospital after their partners gives birth should get a complimentary coffee mug that says “New Dad” or something like that. This is like that.
Beard Lights (for festive fun around the holidays)
Yeah, that’s right—beard lights. Do you want to give a gift that’ll make Santa looks like he doesn’t love Christmas enough and needs to try harder?
Then BEARDAMENTS Beard Lights may be what you’re looking for. They hang off your beard and make you look like a guy who really, really, really loves Christmas.
Keep in mind, you can give these as a gift whenever you want. You don’t have to be bound by tradition or predictability!
If the guy in your life is a guy who would wear beard lights in the first place, he’s probably a guy who would wear them whenever he wants to anyway. So, don’t be afraid to make these a Fourth of July present!
(These are probably best as a Christmas present, though).
Final Thoughts: Gifts for Bearded Gifts
Well, wrapping things up … that’s my job now and it will be your job if you get your bearded friend/boyfriend/husband/dad/guy in your life a gift for his beard.
We hope that one of the gifts for bearded men on our list gave you some inspiration!
Michael Morris is the head writer here at Rough and Tumble Gentleman. He's got a ducktail beard and loves Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He's married to the woman of his dreams and lives in Brooklyn, NY.