The 12 Days of Dappered: Day 4 – A High End Grooming Thing

Plus four suggestions in case "thing" isn't specific enough.

It’ll be here before you know it.  So if you’re in need of a few ideas on what to give (or in some cases, what to put on your own list) this year, this is the place to be for the next couple weeks.  Our annual 12 days of Dappered covers one item each week-day between now and December 20th.  That’ll leave some time for shipping if you’re the last minute type.  All will be reasonably affordable.  See the growing archive here.

Guy like tools.  Guys like products that were invented to make an activity easier, or, an activity that’s not usually fun maybe more fun that it normally would be.  Combine that inherent love of tools with his morning routine, add a dose of welcome vintage feel and a price tag that he’d never normally consider for himself, and you’ve got a good, low cost gift.  Any of these should do, even for the guys who spend more time with their Makitas than mechanical watches.

The World’s First Mouthwash by Botot – $18.00

Not much has changed about this stuff for the last 250+ years.  Invented in the mid 18th century to give Louis the XV a fresh mouth, you mix a few drops of this elixir with warm water instead of taking straight.  Cool looking bottle, lasts a long time thanks to its concentrate properties, and made in France.  Available at Park & Bond.  Got credits?

Townsend Bay Rum Scented Bar Soap – $9.00

Plenty of us are bar soap guys.  This is something even the roughest of dudes will be happy to set down his Irish Spring or Dial for.  Made exclusively for The Motley.

Marvis Ginger Mint Toothpaste – $10.50

Yeah it’s expensive, but that’s why giving a gift can be a treat.  Not going to be an all the time thing, but the combination of spicy/sweet ginger and mint is a match worth trying.

Kent Folding Pocket Comb – $11.50

There are few ways in which The Fonz could have been even a little cooler.  This is one of them.  Meanwhile…