A barber is a person who provides a place for men to unwind, destress, get pampered, and truly be themselves. A barber is also an artist and kind of a wizard who knows exactly how to make his clients look and feel good. And for that, every barber deserves a big thank you, perhaps in the form of a great barber present.
In case you don’t know much about barbering, choosing the best gift for barbers may seem difficult. But don’t worry! We’ve got your back! To make things as simple as possible for you, we came up with a list of the best barber gift ideas that will show your appreciation and make your barber’s day. Regardless of whether you are searching for a ‘thank you’ gift for your barber or a present for a friend or family member who happens to be a barber, these razor-sharp gifts for barbers won’t let you down!
1. Barber Spray Bottle
A practical barber gift idea
Among other professional tools that require a professional analysis before purchasing, barbers also need refillable spray bottles, which only have one simple job – to spray customers’ hair before cutting or styling. As your barber friend probably doesn’t have any exact criteria about the spray bottles he or she uses, it’s relatively safe to choose it as a gift for your barber friend.
You can choose a spray bottle with a whisky design and an adjustable nozzle or a quality fine mist sprayer.
2. Personalized Barber Apron
A cool personalized barber gift
What is a good gift for a barber? Well, while you should avoid expensive, professional barber tools, simply because all barbers have their own preferences about the tools they use, plus it takes a professional to know which tools are actually good, a barber apron, for example, is a barber gift that doesn’t require expertise. It is a highly practical present, but if you customize it, it can also be a thoughtful one.
A personalized barber or hairstylist apron or a professional leather barber apron would be a nice barber gift for him as well as a cool female barber gift.
3. Anti-Fatigue Mat
A useful gift for hairdressers and barbers
What does every barber need? Considering the fact that barbering requires standing on the feet for hours on end, your barber friend would surely appreciate getting an anti-fatigue mat, a cushioned comfort pad, which is designed to provide support and considerably reduce spinal pressure, back pain, and stress on the muscles and joints. Users say the mat is a real game-changer that makes standing much more bearable and the person standing on it more energized to work.
Choose a best-selling foam mat or a waterproof floor mat that will enable your friend to easily mop the hair off.
4. Custom Barber Shop Sign
A unique barber gift
If you are looking for a creative and unique barber gift, you should consider opting for a barbershop sign. A cool vintage barbershop sign would elevate your friend’s barbershop decor, plus a custom barber shop sign would make for a thoughtful personalized barber gift, one that the receiver would surely appreciate.
When it comes to custom barbershop signs, there are plenty of nice options. You can brighten your pal’s day with a wooden sign, which he (or she) can proudly display either in front of the barbershop or inside, or an indoor metal wall sign.
5. Barber Book
An educational barber present
Barbers have some serious skills and that kind of skills must be acquired – through experience and books. If your friend’s secret dream is to become the best barber in town, he or she will have to work and read hard to get there. By buying him (or her) a book about barbering, you will show your buddy that you support the goal and believe in his (or her) abilities to achieve it. Plus, it will bring your friend one step closer to making the dream come true.
A barber who wants to master his or her profession would love ‘Milady Standard Barbering’ or ‘Milady’s Standard Professional Barbering’.
6. Self Barber Mirror
A self-care barber gift idea
Have you ever wondered who cuts a barber’s hair and shaves or trims his beard? Oftentimes, they do it on their own – after all, they are the experts! But even an expert can go wrong if he doesn’t have a proper mirror that provides great lighting and allows him to see his hair or beard from various different angles. To prevent your barber friend from getting a horrible haircut and thus raise the eyebrows and get the distrust of many of his customers, buy him a self barber mirror, preferably one with LED lights!
Your pal would surely love to get a 360° adjustable 3-way mirror or a travel-sized self-cut mirror, which would be especially beneficial if he tends to travel a lot.
7. Barber Mug
A creative gift for barbers
If you are looking for a creative yet affordable gift for a barber, you should consider going with a barber-themed mug. Why? Because mugs can be inspirational, motivational, funny, sentimental, or even personalized barber gifts. A barber mug will ensure your friend starts off the day with a smile on his (or her) face, plus, a cool mug would make a nice barber-themed addition to his (or her) barbershop.
A novelty barber mug with scissor-shaped handles is a wonderful choice! Alternatively, you could opt for an engraved tumbler mug or a ‘World’s sexiest barber’ mug, which would make a great gift for your barber boyfriend.
8. Barber Clock
A cool gift for barbers
A wall clock in a barbershop is a useful item, one that tells the barber as well as the customers exactly what time it is and if it’s time to move on to the next client. Nevertheless, a wall clock doesn’t only have a practical function, it also has a decorative one. A barber clock with a cool design featuring barber tools, such as razors, scissors, and combs, makes for a nice addition to any barbershop and a unique barber present.
A custom wooden wall clock featuring your friend’s name would be a lovely personalized barber gift. A barber chair clock, on the other hand, is a great deck clock option.
You might want to take a look at gifts for other jobs too!
9. Barber Grooming Kit for Men
The ideal barber gift basket
A barber spends most of his time pampering other men. As they tend to do such a great job at relaxing them and making them look and feel good, they also deserve some pampering themselves. Therefore, a barber grooming kit for men, which comes with many excellent barber tools for his own personal use and would enable him to take care of himself instead of others every once in a while, would make a very kind and thoughtful gift for barbers.
Opt for a deluxe beard grooming kit, a simpler beard grooming and trimming kit with fewer tools, or a kit with an electric hair and beard trimmer.
10. Barber Art
An artistic gift for barbers
When it comes to barber-themed art, there are countless options. You can go with a barber-themed painting, print, figurine, statue, etc. Each of those items would make a beautiful decorative addition to your friend’s barbershop. If barbering is your friend’s life, he (or she) may even decorate his (or her) own home with it.
Your friend might like a vintage barber tools print, an Elvis Presley barber photo, or a custom barber figurine.
11. Barber Christmas Ornament
The perfect barber Christmas gift
Are you wondering what would make a great barber Christmas gift? Well, how about a simple Christmas ornament – barber-themed, of course? It is a simple, festive, and affordable item, one that your friend may find funny and incredibly creative.
Make sure that your barber friend’s Christmas tree is really special this year by buying him (or her) a customized monogram ornament, an ornament with personalized engraving , or a cool snowflake-patterned barber ornament.
12. Barber T-shirt
A funny gift for barbers
Is it just me or do barbers really tend to be incredibly cool people? They are stylish, have cool hairstyles (and/or beards), and they tend to have a unique cool style – both when it comes to barbershop decor and their own clothes and accessories. As such, your barber friend may really appreciate getting an awesome barber-themed t-shirt.
If you are looking for a great barber gift for him, go with a popular ‘Get faded’ tee or ‘The barber’ tee. A ‘Barbershop’ t-shirt, on the other hand, makes for a cool female barber gift.
13. Barber Light-Up Sign
A nice gift for hairstylists and barbers
A barber light-up sign is another gift option that would help your friend decorate his or her barbershop (or home). Given that a barber’s clients are men, a barbershop must be decorated with manly signs, art, and lights. And a cool LED night lamp that provides subtle and mysterious lighting may be just the thing your friend’s barbershop slash man cave needs.
Choose a custom light featuring a barber pole and tools or one featuring an electric razor.