I bought one a few weeks ago for my teen, and his facial hair was too soft for it to "grab," so he's going to try a regular razor with shaving cream today. The one I got was the cheapest they had, at $25, so maybe the more expensive ones would work better.
I wouldn't. They work best for hair that is shorter and coarser. Also, the ones that work the best have a pop-up clipper and are a little on the expensive side. I have a feeling that a teenage boy would rather have so many other $100 gifts instead of an electric shaver.
When are women going to face the fact that they donít know their own bodies as well as men who have heard things?
I give an electric razor to each of my boys as they hit puberty and need to start sharving. I get them the "foil" type, not rotary. I get mid-range ones...about $50-$75...and each boy has liked the closeness of the shave, and it's a quick/easy way to encourage frequent shaving. The rotary razors are for coarse hair, and they will pull long or soft hair instead of shaving it, so I avoid that type.