Its November 1st, which means that No-Shave November has officially begun. For those who don’t know, Movember, or No-Shave November as some would prefer to call it, officially began (according to some sources, not all) in 2004 when 30 Australian men grew fantastic mustaches for 30 days to inspire awareness for men’s prostate cancer and depression.
Today, the Movember Foundation continues this tradition by asking every man to “Change the Face of Men’s Health” by ditching the razor for the entire month of November. On your journey to facial hair stardom, here are 10 No-Shave November gift ideas for yourself and others looking to support the cause this year.
If you’re doing your part to raise awareness for cancer by participating in No-Shave November, then your mustache will soon be well on it’s way to becoming a respectable crumb duster. The only drawback to a great set of lip hair is navigating a glass of beer without wearing it. A noble solution to the beer-soaked mustache problem is the Whisker Dam, a 100% copper mustache guard dressed with a classic patina that sits securely on your beer glass and protects your hard-earned mustache from drowning in beer. It also works well with a coffee mug. – Buy It
Forget Monopoly. While you’re sitting around this winter, growing a beard, break out the Moustache Smash board game with your friends and family and start smashing your way to victory. No real mustache required to play. – Buy It
Kiehl’s Beard Grooming Oil
Kiehl’s makes a slew of Movember ready grooming products for men, including a beard grooming oil. And while thirty days of No-Shave November won’t yield award-winning beard, it will lay the foundation for something epic a few months further down the road. Once you get there, nourish it and your skin underneath with this beard-nourishing concoction. – Buy It
Beardski Ski Mask
A beard is about the coolest thing a man can own, save for a personal helicopter or a Unimog. For those without the necessary genes to grow one, the Beardski will let you look the part while keeping your hairless face warm. It’s half insulated ski mask and half beard, crafted from thermal fleece with a waterproof neoprene lining so that you stay warm and dry on the slopes or in your car. – Buy It
Stache Bomb Mustache Wax
Stache Bomb Stache Wax was inspired by the mustache wielders of yesteryear who rode motorcycles across the country, or those hipsters who prefer to drink cheap craft beer from a can. If a 30-day Movember mustache isn’t reason enough to buy a tin, then consider the vintage-inspired artwork featuring busty mascot, Stache Bomb Stacy, straddling a bomb. – Buy It
Duke Cannon Best Damn Beard Balm
Growing a beard is the hardest part about having said beard, and maintaining it is a cinch thanks to Duke Cannon’s Best Damn Beard Balm. Its made with superior ingredients such as lanolin and cocoa butter to moisturize your coarse face rug and tame those pesky flyaways, while a masculine woodsy scent will be sure to keep your budding beard from looking and smelling like a mountain man. – Buy It
One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair
Man’s greatest achievement, the beard, is making a terrific and long-overdue comeback in our culture. There’s no better way to celebrate its re-emergence than with One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair. This book features the story of the beard and mustache and its influence on our culture, past and present. It also includes details and illustrations on popular styles of beards and how to grow and maintain them. A must-have read for paying homage to every guy’s favorite pastime. – Buy It
BeardBrand Pocket Beard Comb
Growing a beard is half the battle. The other half is maintaining it, and a great tool for the job is a pocket beard comb like this one from BeardBrand. Finely-polished teeth ensure that brushing snags, knots, and crumbs your beard is as painless as it possibly can be. – Buy It
Stubble & ‘Stache Face and Beard Wash
A beard and mustache needs oil to be healthy, and regular shampoos wash out those oils. Opt instead for a beard wash this Movember. This one by Stubble & ‘Stache cleanses your facial hair and the skin underneath, while leaving it feeling refreshed, not dry and brittle. – Buy It
Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses
Trouble growing a beard? Whiskey is regarded by many men to be one of the best beard fertilizers in existence. Even if this is not true, sip some of the finest from one of the Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses and contemplate how great your mustache will look after No-Shave November.
Each of the four glasses features a different raised topographical bottom that recreates a famous U.S. mountaintop. The realistic peaks rising up from the bottom of your glass replicate the tops of Yosemite’s Half Dome, Mount Rainier, Denali, and Sequoia National Park’s Mount Whitney. Each lead-free crystal glass is also engraved with the name of the peak it celebrates. – Buy It