Grooming Sets Are a No-Brainer Father’s Day Gift

first_img Surf Legend Laird Hamilton Has His Own Natural Supplement Brand For the Age Conscious Dad:Lab Series MAX LS Luxury Solution Kit$160, labseries.comYour father’s wrinkles are partly due to the stress-inducing antics of your youth so why not give him something to help reduce them. This anti-aging skincare will do the trick.What you get: Lab Series MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser, Age-Less Power V Lifting Cream and Instant Eye Lift, plus toiletry bag Does your dad or a dad you know like to look and/or smell nice? Are you still finding it difficult to figure out the perfect gift to celebrate all the things he does as a father? This is where sets come in because someone has done the work of assembling an excellent selection of products for you. Easy, right? We’ve gone ahead and found ten excellent kits for you. So now all you have to do is press a couple of buttons to snag an excellent present for pop. Being a parent is hard work but that doesn’t mean finding a gift for said parent has to be.For the Hirsute Dad:The Lodge – The Beardsman Mankit$75, lodgegoods.comYour dad has been sporting a beard since the Williamsburg set was a twinkle in some dude’s eye. But if his grooming habits are still circa 70s, then it might be time to introduce him to beard maintenance 2.0 and this set provides everything he needs.What you get: BeardScent Balm, BeardBuddy Beard Wash, BeardBrand Beard Oil, BeardBrand Moustache Wax and Beard Comb For the High Maintenance Dad:Byredo/Oliver Peoples Set$530, byredo.comYour father put up with a lot of your crap. You owe him. Luckily, Byredo, creator of incredible fragrances, has teamed up with Oliver Peoples, maker of fancy eyewear, to create a seriously cool sunglasses and scent set that will hopefully make your father forget about that time he bailed you out of jail.What you get:  Byredo Oliver Peoples EDP and Oliver Peoples sunglasses For the Globetrotting Dad:Baxter of California Want Les Essentials de la Vie Grooming Set and Wash Bag$250, mrporter.comThis all-in-one-place kit is the perfect go to bag for your well-traveled pop. All his grooming needs come in TSA-approved sizes and stashed in a heavy-duty canvas dopp kit that’s designed to withstand hardcore adventures.What you get: Baxter of California Facial Scrub, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Oil Free Moisturizer, Cream Pomade and tortoiseshell comb and Want Les Essentials de la Vie wash bag For the Dial Soap Loving Dad:Marianella Three Soap Luxury Gift Box for Him$48, marianellasoap.comDoes your father’s knowledge of grooming extend as far as a gnarly bar of soap? Enlighten him, but don’t push him too far past his comfort zone, with these nicely scented (re: not girly or medicinal), super moisturizing man soaps.What you get: Almendra, Lemonwood and Aura Elena Rejuvenating Face and Body Bars For the Outdoorsy Dad:Juniper Ridge Mountain Pack$130, juniperridge.comThis trio of wild-harvested goods will transport your nature-loving old man to his happy place—the woods.What you get: Big Sur Trail Soap and Backpacker’s Cologne and Siskiyou Cabin Spray Jim Beam Encourages Bonding Over Bourbon with the Ultimate Trip to Kentucky for $23 For the Hard to Please Dad:Birchbox Subscription $60 for a 3-month subscription, birchbox.com A Birchbox subscription is a gift that keeps on giving (for at least three months) and you can kick it off with this Father’s Day “Everyday Hero” box.What you get: Baxter of California hair cream, English Laundry Riviera fragrance, Jack Black shave cream, and an Izola soap dish, plus two additional boxes For the Posh Dad:Lafco Handcrafted Leather Dopp Kit$265, lafco.comYour dad takes his 30 year Scotch while sitting on a tufted leather sofa in his study slash fancy man cave. This smoky, woody scented three piece set is stashed in a luxe handmade dopp kit would feel right at home there.What you get: Lafco Feu de Bois Reparative Hand Cream, Bar Soap and Votive Candle and Waltzing Matilda artisanal black leather dopp kit Editors’ Recommendations 10 Father’s Day Gifts for Your Travel-Loving Pops For the Retro Dad:D.R. Harris 4 Piece Shaving Set$395, mrporter.comDoes your dad yearn for simpler, more gentile times? Appeal to his love of the good old days with this ye olde shave set from a brand established in 1790 while also acknowledging his need for convenience with a handle that fits a Mach 3.What you get:  Dr. Harris Starter razor and badger hair brush, chrome stand and lathering bowl How to Be the Coolest Dad on the Playground For the Clean-Shaven Dad:Harry’s Father’s Day Shave Set$50, harrys.com Give your father a present he’ll always cherish (or at least won’t be able to re-gift). A razor and stand with his initials engraved on it—or you can get creative with the three characters.What you get: Winston Razor Handle, Razor Stand, Foaming Shave Gel or Shave Cream, 3 Blade Cartridges and a Travel Blade Cover For the Hip Dad:Blind Barber The Regimen$58, birchbox.comHe’s not a regular dad; he’s a cool dad. So get him a kit from the only barbershop slash bar in the country—Blind Barber. The cocktail inspired skincare and shave trio smells good, like a refreshing drink, and makes you look good to boot.What you get: Blind Barber Wild Watermint Facial Cleanser, Shave Cream and Aftershave Father’s Day Gifts for the Somewhat Fashionable Dadlast_img read more

Latin American Ports Unprepared for Demand Growth

first_imgPress Release, September 05, 2014;Image: APM Terminals zoom APM Terminals facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina, called T4Economic and population growth rate projections for Latin America have not yet been matched by the port and transportation infrastructure investment needed to accommodate the increased logistics and trade demands this economic growth will require over the next decade, APM Terminals Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christian Moller Laursen said while addressing the present at the Trade Americas & Connect Americas Expo: Building the Americas conference in Miami.“The latest United Nations projections see a nearly 11% growth in Latin America’s population to 690 million by 2025, nearly 200 million more than the current combined population of the European Union countries. The total container throughput for Central and South America, in comparison, grew by only 1% in 2013, to 45.7 million TEUs. Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, handled 8.6 million TEUs in 2013, approximately the same number as the Port of Antwerp, the 3rd-busiest container port in Europe,” said Mr. Laursen.He added that “this underperformance will only become more acute without a new and invigorated strategy to address and promote necessary infrastructure investment”.Christian Moller Laursen, CFO and Vice President of APM Terminals speaks at the Trade Americas Expo The cost of this port and transportation infrastructure will require significant amounts of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as Latin American nations develop new strategies for the infrastructure to catch up with current and projected future requirements.The importance of developing master plans covering ports as well as the roads and rail connections needed to efficiently link the ports with main population centers was also emphasized, as otherwise these hinterland connections will only create more bottlenecks in the future. Latin America attracted FDI, excluding offshore financial centers, of $182 billion in 2013, or 12.9% of total global FDI of $1.4 trillion last year. The World Economic Forum’s 2014 assessment of port infrastructure ranked major Latin American economies Brazil, Colombia and Argentina 131st, 110th and 99th, respectively, out of 148 nations within their annual survey. “Successful strategies to promote investment and partnerships with the private sector will become significantly more important to address these port and transportation infrastructure opportunities, with realistic and practical concession terms an increasingly crucial component of this process,” said Mr. Laursen. APM Terminals owns a 50% share in Brasil Terminal Portuário, which opened last year in Santos, Brazil, Latin America’s busiest container port, and currently has new terminal development projects underway at Moin, Costa Rica, and Lazaro Cárdenas, Mexico, as well as a major terminal expansion and upgrade in Callao, Peru.last_img read more