For Short Hair: V76 by Vaughn Tex Texture Paste, $26
Most men might appreciate a fancy bottle of gin, but the chance to make a gin of your own is something else entirely. This kit strikes a balance between craft and convenience: All it takes is two days and a bottle of vodka, but the recipe can be tweaked to produce a wide range of flavors. The rich, golden hue of the unfiltered gin is icing on the cake.
For Medium Hair: Baxter of California Clay Pomade, $20
If you're looking to give your father a barbershop-quality shave, you won't find much better than this. From daily cleanser to aftershave, this set goes the whole nine yards, tapping soothing botanicals like juniper, aloe, and watermint extract for a crisp, refreshing shave that puts redness and razor burn to bed.
For Long Hair: Hanz de Fuko Scheme Cream, $17.50
If your dad remembers a time when travel was actually stylish, this lifestyle roll will remind him. Inspired by a carpenter's tool roll, it features seven slots (in varying sizes) that hold a wide range of items, along with a handy zipper pouch. For something even more compact, This Is Ground's Cordito offers a pocket-sized alternative.
For Thinning Hair: Blind Barber 90 Proof Pomade, $18
Your dad deserves better than a drugstore razor. This shaving duo from two legendary brands truly pulls no punches: The English-made brush uses Best Badger hair to produce a superlative lather, while the chrome-plated razor pairs classic good looks with a smoother, more comfortable shave. ny scenario. With 12 attachments to choose from—blades, saws, screwdrivers, pliers—he'll never be caught empty-handed.