Not all gifts for men need to be big and pricey, in fact some favorite gifts for men are those small gifts that make every day grooming more enjoyable.

So, this is a chance to give them a gift they will really appreciate, a shaving cream that will make their shaving more of a blessing and less of curse.

Here is a look at some of the best shaving creams for men that will provide you with a great inexpensive go to gift idea.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream

For some reason, many men love the scent of sandalwood and this Taylor of Old Bond Street Shaving Cream hits the right masculine woodsy notes without being too overpowering.

This shave cream is a nice woody blend of sandalwood and cedar with notes of lavender, rosemary, jasmine and rose for an outdoors fresh scent that reminds one of those old fashioned barber shops and will make men look forward to their morning shave.

It comes with a bowl included and can be purchased singly or in a two package. The ingredients are high quality and the product whips into an amazing lather. This paraben free shave cream will last a long time and leave skin feeling fresh and supple, making for a really smooth shave.

If the man this present will be for is the type of man who likes to use minimal grooming products, then this option is ideal because the fragrance is somewhat long lasting and this makes using aftershave unnecessary.

This Taylor of Old Bond Street Shave Cream is very popular among men, getting excellent reviews.

Proraso Shaving Cream with Eucalyptus and Menthol

Proraso is an Italian company which has been making men’s grooming and shaving products since 1926, having earned an excellent reputation for its products. Proraso¬† Eucalyptus and Menthol Shave Cream is one reason why their reputation remains strong.

This product comes in a toothpaste type tube so there is little waste. Just a pea size amount makes a great lather that is perfect for his morning or evening shave. It contains high quality skin softening ingredients such as eucalyptus oil, coconut oil and natural glycerin.

Proraso shaving cream provides men with a nice cushioning lather and this small tube lasts a long time. Users not only feel that this product works and smells great, but that it also leaves their face feeling great.

Some users do find that its aroma is a little stronger than they are used to or that they would like, so if he is a man with a sensitive sense of smell or who likes using an aftershave, then this shaving cream may not be for him.

However, most people like this cream and love the cooling effect it has on their skin.

The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream

The Art of Shaving company is dedicated to men who truly enjoy their shaving and see it as an art as much as a necessity.

Their Art of Shaving Shaving Cream comes unscented and in a variety of fragrances, giving men the ability to choose the fragrance they like the most.

Fragrances they can choose from include sandalwood, lavender, lemon and ocean. The unscented version is perfect for those men who have a sensitive sense of smell or want to use an aftershave and don’t want the cream’s scent competing with that of their aftershave.

This product is known for its rich foaming lather and for actually helping to hydrate the skin, taking away that feeling of dryness and improving its condition.

Only a small amount is needed for each shave and the cream lasts for several months making it very cost effective.

The sandalwood is a nice masculine fragrance, the ocean kelp feels really refreshing, and the lemon scent really wakes you up.

The Body Shop Maca Root Shave Cream for Men

The Body Shop Maca Root Shave Cream offers men a refreshing change of scent from the standard sandalwood.

This shaving product provides a rich whisker softening lather that softens the skin and protects it from nicks and cuts.

An extremely small amount of it goes a long way with users stating that one jar lasts them for several months.

Most men who have tried it out say that this cream results in a close and comfortable shave with the razor just gliding across the skin. It reduces razor burn and skin irritation, and leaves their skin feeling refreshed.

They also experience a faster shave which find to be good for those with sensitive skin. After seeing how little is needed to produce a thick rich lather, they say it is quite cost effective and better than most shave creams that cost more.

This Body Shop Shaving Cream seems suitable for men of all ages and for those who have been DE shaving for years as well as the newbies.

Taylor of Old Bond Street Eton College Shaving Cream

Another great shaving cream by Taylor of Old Bond Street is their Eton College Shaving Cream. This British shave cream has an invigorating fragrance with touches of citrus and patchouli.

This aroma is bright and fresh but not at all overpowering. It smells masculine and you can purchase it in a single jar or a package of two 5.3 ounce jars.

This product has a softer consistency than most other shave creams which helps it to lather up extremely quickly.

It takes very little of this cream to create a nice thick and slick lather that makes your razor glide across the skin of your face while softening and raising those whiskers.

It also helps reduce irritation and prevent razor burn resulting in a smoother shave and better feeling skin. One or two users did experience some breakouts when using this cream which might be due to their skin reacting to comedogenic ingredients, meaning ingredients that blog skin pores.

However, the benefits most men have experienced make it a personal favorite of most users.

In conclusion, any one of these great shaving creams for men would make a perfect gift without breaking the bank. Knowing which scent he likes more would also make your decision a lot easier.