What to give on World Beard Day?
World Beard Day is upon us! And what better way to show your loved ones how much you care than by giving them the gift of a beard? Whether you’re looking for a gift for the bearded man in your life, or you’re hoping to get started on your own World Beard Day celebrations, we’ve got you covered. Here are some great gift ideas for the special beardsman in your life:
The first Saturday in September marks a special day for facial hair enthusiasts: World Beard Day. This year’s celebration falls on September 3rd, so mark your calendar if you have someone in your life whose beard needs a little love or recognition.
The History of World Beard Day
World Beard Day is a day of celebration for all things beard-related. It was started in 2004 by two friends who wanted to share their love of facial hair with the world. Since then, World Beard Day has been held annually on the first Saturday of September.
On this day, beardsmen (and women!) from all over the globe come together to celebrate their facial hair. Whether they sport a goatee, handlebar mustache, or full-on beard, they all come together to celebrate the power of the beard!
World Beard Day is also a day for charities, as many participants use it as an opportunity to raise money for worthy causes. So whether you’re a beard enthusiast or simply looking to support a good cause, World Beard Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that!
The Popularity of the Beard
Beard’s popularity has waxed and waned for thousands of years. Once worn by cavemen as a means of helping keep their faces warm, beards have often been a tool of necessity, or survival. In addition to keeping faces shielded by the elements, it also protected them from insects and other nuisances. However, etchings show that they did try an early form of shaving as well, using clamshells or sharks’ teeth (ouch!).
Beards continued to be popular for thousands of years, including in ancient Greece, where the beard was considered a symbol of masculinity and wisdom. Alexander the Great ordered his men to shave their beards in 331 BC; whether he did so to stop their opponents from pulling their beards, or so they matched his smooth skin is still up for debate.
Beards in the Middle Ages
Men continued to wear beards through the middle ages and throughout the crusades. Beards were cared for diligently, and some men went so far as to starch them! By the 18th century, beards were seen as being worn by undignified men, with the majority of men keeping a clean-shaven face.
Beards in the Twentieth Century
The twentieth century saw a resurgence of the beard that coincided with the rise of social unrest, as a symbol of the anti-establishment. By the 70s beards were gone, but the mustache was on the rise. It wasn’t until the 1990s when the thin goatee gained popularity that beards were mainstream once more.
And what about Today’s Beards?
Today, beards are worn by all sorts of people, in all sorts of professions. Hipster scruff, dad beards, and long statement beards are all common sights around the world. There are even beard influencers on social media platforms who have thousands of followers. They share beard-care tips and styling tricks. With approximately 33% of American men growing a beard, that is a lot of potential followers!
As with any popular style, there are always notable examples, and the beard is no exception.
Some of the most famous beards belonged to:
What do religions say about beards?
For some, beards are worn for religious reasons. Jewish law, as written in the Talmud, prohibits men from shaving their beards. While some men of the Jewish faith choose to trim or shave their beards, Hasidic Jews choose to keep their beards long. In accordance with Leviticus 19:27, which notes that men are not to “mar the corners of thy beard,” that is largely interpreted as not being able to shave with a one-bladed razor, and so some men use scissors or an electric razor.
Many Christian men have the choice to wear a beard or stay clean-shaven. Some exceptions to that are Hutterites and Amish men, both of who grow beards once they are married.
Whether you know someone who wears a beard for personal reasons or religious ones, World Beard Day is a great time to show them some bearded love, and the following gifts will help.
No self-respecting beard can go without the proper accessories. This is not Neglect-a-Beard we’re talking about here. Beards require upkeep, much like the rest of your appearance. That’s why it’s important to have a nice selection of beard accessories on hand, to keep your facial hair looking its best.
A good Beard Comb is an essential tool for any bearded gentleman. It helps to detangle and shape the hair, giving you a neater, more polished look. A Beard Trimmer is also useful for keeping things tidy, as it allows you to neaten up the edges and keep your beard at a consistent length. And of course, no beard is complete without a quality Beard Oil or Balm. These help to condition the hair and skin, keeping your beard soft and healthy.
So don’t forget the importance of Beard Accessories when it comes to grooming your facial hair. With the right tools, you can keep your beard looking great day after day.
For a man looking to keep his beard neat and tidy, beard scissors are a must. Look for a pair that are sharp and accurate; your beard-wearer doesn’t want to worry about cutting off more than he wanted, or getting too close to his skin.
Beard oil helps to keep beard hair moisturized and soft. It also helps to keep the skin underneath a beard well moisturized. A small bit can go a long way when properly spread throughout the beard. It helps to smooth out coarse beard hair, and some users think it helps with beard growth.
Beard balm offers similar benefits as beard oil but is a thicker texture. It is often suitable for men who have longer or fuller beards. It can also double as a styling product as well. It stays on the beard longer than oil and can have long-lasting effects.
Beard wax is similar to beard balm and oil but is the thickest option. It usually contains beeswax for a strong styling hold. Ideal for unruly beards, or very specific styles, wax helps tame flyaways and smooths out very coarse hairs.
While many men use regular shampoo for their beards, the ingredients often aren’t meant to be used on facial skin and can cause irritation and dryness. Bear shampoos offer the best of both worlds: skincare and beard care benefits.
One of the best ways to get a clean, precise shave is with a straight razor. Chanel barbershops of yore with this razor that is designed to get a clean, tight shave, every time. It takes some practice to get used to, but once a bearded man gets used to one, there’s no going back.
Boar Bristle Beard Brush
One of the best go-to gifts for the bearded man in your life, a quality boar bristle beard brush will last well until grays start to show in that currently dark beard. The brush helps to exfoliate the skin under a beard, eliminates beard dandruff, and smoothes longer beards.
Used in addition to the beard brush, a beard comb is used for final beard styling, and smoothing. Use a beard comb to smooth out any tough knots or tangles that are hard to get to with a brush. Short beards also benefit from a pass with a beard comb to keep the beard silky and lay down beard edges.
Travel Beard Grooming Kit
Featuring essential tools and smaller product amounts, a travel beard grooming kit contains everything that a bearded man needs for a night away, without having to pack a full kit of beard care essentials. A carrying case keeps a small beard brush, beard scissors, beard oil, and beard balm neatly tucked away in a suitcase or overnight bag.
Electric Beard Trimmer
Without proper maintenance, beards can grow wild and unruly. A beard trimmer helps keep short beard styles neat and tidy, without edging into mountain man territory. An electric beard trimmer comes with different sizes of blades which means that the beard can be trimmed to varying lengths, with precision.
An unconventional beard gift, a beard straightener makes beards smoother and softer with just a few passes. Designed to keep delicate facial hair safe, a beard straightener works for longer beards.
Beard Shaping Tool
A beard shaping tool is an easy-to-use guide for men who like a clean angle for their beards. Usually transparent, a beard shaping guide comes with different pieces that are adjusted to act as a template for a beard’s direction, length, or style.
Also known as a beard bib, this tool is worn around the neck, and attaches to the bathroom mirror, while the man shaves. It helps to keep the bathroom clean of beard hair, and catches it as it falls, making for easy cleanup.
While not so much about beard care, as beard love, there are many funny mugs out there for the man with the beard… who also loves a good cup of coffee! Our favorites all show off a luxurious full beard with a funny caption. “With great beard comes great responsibility” and “Don’t hate me because I’m beardiful” are always winners.
Whether you choose to get a funny saying or a poster of beards through the ages, a beard aficionado will appreciate having something that reflects his love of beards (and maybe even act as a style inspiration).
Like the poster or mug above, a beard t-shirt is a great way to share some beard humor. A beard-length t-shirt, with a ruler ranging from “Manly” to “Godly” down the t-shirt, is always a good go-to.
Beards have come a long way throughout their history. From necessity to status symbols, to symbols against the establishment, beards have long had a place in society. Now is a great time to celebrate them, and as beards are grown largely for personal preference, it is also time to have fun with the gifts that are given to men with beards!
World Beard Day is a great opportunity to celebrate those with sweet beards, and with a growing beard care industry, there are many easy ways to show them you care. Create a personalized gift basket with some of the above and see that beard wearer’s face light up, and his beard shine!
Conclusion World Beard Day
A beard is a great way to show that you are a unique individual who is not afraid to stand out from the crowd. Beards have been around for centuries and have been associated with many different things, from royalty to religious figures.
Today, beards are seen as a sign of masculinity and are often considered to be sexy by many people. If you know someone who loves their beard, then World Beard Day is the perfect time to show them how much you appreciate them!
There are many great gift ideas listed above that any bearded man would love to receive. So, make sure to take advantage of this holiday and show your favorite bearded friend or family member how much you care about them!
How do I celebrate World Beard Day?
There are many ways that you can celebrate World Beard Day. One way is to buy a gift for someone who loves their beard. Another way is to share some beard humor with your friends and family. Or, you can simply take the time to appreciate the beards of those around you!
What is the history of World Beard Day?
World Beard Day was created in 1999 by a group of Icelandic men who wanted to celebrate the beauty of beards. Since then, it has become an annual event that is celebrated by people all over the world!
Why do people grow beards?
Beards are often seen as a sign of masculinity and are considered to be sexy by many people. Some people also grow beards for religious reasons, while others simply prefer the way they look with a beard. Whatever the reason, there are many great gift ideas for those who love their beard!
How can I make sure my beard is looking its best?
There are a few things you can do to make sure your beard is looking its best. First, you will want to invest in some good quality beard care products. Second, you should make sure to trim your beard regularly. And finally, you should always brush your beard after you wash it to keep it looking neat and tidy.