I remember as a young child sitting on the edge of the bathtub watching my Daddy shave as he was getting ready to take my Mom out for an evening. He would shine his shoes, iron his pants, and the smell of after shave would be floating in the air as they got ready to walk out the door. As us girls got older, we got the job of shining his shoes and ironing his pants…and I would still go sit on the edge of the tub as he shaved, telling him about all of the things that were important to me at that time. He was a captive audience you see. He couldn’t easily escape the conversation…and I always loved to watch him shave…and I loved the smell of his shaving soap. See, he used an old fashioned shave bowl with shave soap and a brush. I still have his set tucked away somewhere among some of the treasures that once belonged to him, put aside for my son when he is old enough to appreciate such things. I sure do miss my Daddy.
This year for Christmas I have a Son-In-Law to think of. Tate was the only boy in our family for many years. But with the addition of Matt, we had to think a little differently than we were used to. And since I am one that treasures the ways of the old days, traditions and making memories…I think it is high-time that Matt gets a shave set of his own. I think that there will come a day when he has a child of his own and he will be able to remember conversations with his child while he lathers and shaves. Because seriously, when it comes right down to it, Life is a lot about the memories that we make.
The Van der Hagen Luxury Shave Set includes their pure, handmade, kettle processed shave soap, a classy ceramic shave bowl, efficient badger bristle brush and stand for as little as 20 dollars for the premium set, the luxury set retails for around $30! Making a great gift for the men in your life. Not only can men take pride in using the nostalgic and luxurious shave tools they once watched their fathers and grandfathers shave with, but they can also take pleasure in knowing their sons will have that same lasting memory. And I am telling you, the smell is DIVINE! I love the way the shave soap smells.
If your guy isn’t even sure HOW to use a shave set, it is easy!! You simply place the soap into the mug, wet the brush with warm tap water. Using circular motion over soap, create desired amount of lather. Apply lather to beard using the badger brush. And shave as normal. After shaving, rinse brush under warm tap water. Store on custom stand to dry. The stand even has a place to hold whichever razor he prefers.
You can find out more about Van der Hagen shave sets on their website or order from Amazon.com. You can also keep up with them on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vanderhagenent to catch all the latest news.
“Thanks to Van der Hagen for supplying me with sample product to help facilitate this post!”