With so much of information overload, buying a gift for a man that he would really appreciate is not easy these days. So we have drawn up a list that is remarkably different. These are gifts that have an underlying sense of purpose, things that are unique and useful for his daily life and objects that he will genuinely savour.
1. Ermenegildo Zegna Trofeo Shirt
The Italian maker of luxury men’s clothing and accessories calls it the `best shirt you will ever own’. And it probably is, and every man deserves one in his wardrobe. Made from extra-long cotton fibres which makes it wrinkle-resistant and gives it an almost permanent silky touch, it is tailored in the typically stylish Italian style – wide collars and a sharp fit that highlights the body. On www. Zegna.com
2. Tod’s Gommino Driving Shoe
One of world’s most iconic men’s shoes, it is a gift every man would cherish for the rest of his life. The hand made moccasin is distinguished by its soft leather and the 133 `gommini’ pebbles embedded onto its sole. Originally created as a driving shoe for rich Italians, it is symbol of the effortless style that the country is famous for. Available at Tod’s stores in Mumbai and Delhi.
3. Gift box with eight Love Note Collar stays
If the upright collar is the soul of a good shirt, than the collar stay is its spine. Spare collar stays, to replace the worn out ones, are thus an essential part of any male wardrobe. The eight stays in this gift box are made from steel, and hence are firmer and stronger. They are also individually engraved with love notes. Available on www.amazon.com.
4. Kohler Shower Speaker
Make his long stay in the bath more pleasurable with these stylish polished chrome shower head which comes attached with a magnetic wireless Bluetooth speaker. You can take it out and use it elsewhere as well, and snap it back in when in the bath. Available on http://www.kohler.co.in
5. Philips Steam&Go Handheld Garment Steamer GC310
Every man knows about the stress of dealing with wrinkles and creases in an expensive suit or a shirt, particularly when you are in a hurry to leave home for an important meeting or a business dinner. This hand-held steamer is a perfect answer to solve that problem. Buy it on https://www.buy.philips.co.in
6. Bottle Of Scotch
For the great James Joyce, a Scotch was what he enjoyed between his strenuous work schedule. As he wrote in Dubliners, “The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.” Of course it doesn’t have to be an interlude at all. Enjoying the light music of a good Scotch is a celebration in itself. The occasion that it can be drunk at is limited only by one’s imagination. The possibilities are limitless.
7. Happily Unmarried Whiskey Drinker’s Glass
Whisky is best enjoyed in a whisky glass. And it is a given that you probably have the best whisky glasses in your collection anyway. So how about something different, something more playful this time, like this set of four glasses from www.happilyunmarried.com
8. Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
You will never know the pleasure of a noise cancelling headphone unless you have used one. You will never go back to a regular headphone after that. Being a Bose product ensures a rich, deep sound where every note is sharply amplified. Buy it on www.boseindia.com
9. Bosch GSB 500 RE Kit Power & Hand Tool Kit
Men love good looking tool kits. It is also something that will keep him occupied when you want him off your back. The 92 pieces in this box pretty much covers the entire spectrum of tools any amateur handyman can handle. But it on www. Flipkart.com.
10. WAHL Lithium Pen Trimmer
Most men won’t talk about it openly, even to their spouses or girl friends, but would prefer to deal with it in the comfort of a bathroom with the door firmly shut – the problem of unwanted hair on neckline, ear, eyebrows and even parts of the face which you don’t shave. This device is made specially to get rid of those nasties. Available on www.amazon.in