The look on his face when you get it right.
Plastic gizmos and gadget are so 1990's. Music and film can now be streamed easily on your phone, so CDs, DVDs and games are so naughties. Buying a gift for him has become increasingly difficult, and buying a meaningful present for him has become impossible!
Perhaps it's Valentines day. Maybe its Fathers Day, a Birthday or Christmas Day. Or maybe you're just feeling generous. Either way, you want nothing more for the special gift to result in the look of pure excitement and joy when the wrapping paper is torn from the box and the present is revealed...
You've seen that look before. "He loves it!" and after a short sigh of relief, you can't wait to tell him the story of how the present came to be. How you came up with the idea and why you think the gift is so special.
Well, this is a story to behold.
Here are some reasons why we think the Safety Razor is perfect gift for him for any occasion:
1. The Ultimate Man Tool.
"What is it!" he asks, as he has only ever been accustomed to plastic shaving toys.
The Safety Razor is the Alpha of all Man belongings. It's a statement that says both: Yes, I have smoother, richer and softer skin than you; accompanied by, and I used the sharpest more dangerous of Man's tools to get there.
During World War I, Gillette worked out a deal with the U.S. Armed Forces to provide Gillette safety razors and blades to every enlisted man or officer on his way to Europe as part of his standard-issue gear. By the end of the war, some 3.5 million razors and 32 million blades were put into military hands.
The Safety Razor immediately founded a reputation of lofty Alpha symbolism.
2. Something to play with.
Every Man loves a new toy or gadget. In the modern era, it seems quality has made a long awaited comeback over quantity. Mass produced consumerism has begun to take a back seat as landfill plastic fads become less desirable.
So where do we turn? We turn the clocks back to our grandfather's time. An era when British made quality was found the world over. If it was Made in Britain, it was made to last. We believed in minimal, but maximum durability. It's about having a new toy to be proud of that we know will stand the test of time. Something that takes pride in its home.
This is more than a new gadget, it's a ritual. A change to his morning shave that will make mornings fantastic again. To look forward to using every morning and to feel refreshed and revitalised is more than he bargained for.
3. Men LOVE new projects.
From putting up light bulbs to painting walls. Tuning up the car or taking up golf. Men LOVE new projects.
We like to keep busy, and we like to learn new things. Learning a new trade or hobby is what makes us feel proud; on top of the world. It gives us meaning and purpose and we stand proud amongst our inferiors.
Perhaps a battle of dominance and stature. We like to be good at things and prove our worth in an ever competitive environment.
Why not introduce him to the Art of Shaving. A skill passed down from generation to generation by our forefathers. It is a pastime that takes much practice and expertise to fathom. Being able to shave properly is an accomplishment earned after weeks of practice. Wet shaving is a project he will relish and celebrate in jollification once mastered.
He will boast in glory at his new talent and new found baby smooth skin. Others will weep in envy at his glowing polished skin.
4. They Don't make 'em like they used to.
You've heard him say it before, haven't you? And he's right.
All of our products are handmade. Our wood safety razors, shaving bowls and shaving brushes are made in Britain by skilled British expert Artisans over the course of several days using age old techniques. Similar to the art of shaving, these techniques are passed down from generation to generation meaning the woodworking craft is both scarce and best in class.
We use British woods, sourced responsibly and often locally to us here in Cheshire, England. We then collect the woods and transport them to our Craftsman who work from a small boutique workshop in the same area. The wood is then worked over several long days to produce each unique section of the wood that can be then transformed into your individual piece with its own real character and true identity.
We can tell you the entire story of where your tree was born, grew up, the life it lived and how it fell from grace. We can trace your handmade British product to its very roots and every delicate stage taken to masterfully craft your unique item.
He'll fall in love with his new pride and joy.
5. British connection.
There's something about being British that the whole world is fond of.
Perhaps it's our great inventions - from Television to sports. Oh, and, indeed the Safety Razor. Perhaps its our British musicians, our beautiful British coastlines and countryside. Our wildlife, The Royal Family, our film industry or perhaps our affinity for a proper good cup of tea.
One thing that really makes a Man proud, is to own something that is Made in Britain. The outsource of every day items has never gone down well and we have all yearned for that quality of product we sacrificed in the modern consumerism world of the poor quality import.
A British shave means feeling better with a better shave. To be proud of the British wood that goes into our Stag Safety Razors, the British tender love and care that goes into our masterful craftsmanship of each individually unique piece, and to see the character of grain in the British wood we used each morning connects us with the Great British countryside and wildlife that we are so proud to be a part of.
A cut above the rest.
Every one of our Stag Safety Razors tell a unique story. The British craft and design that goes into our handmade shaving collection is apparent in every one of our unique items. There really is no other gift for him in the world like the handmade shaving collection from Stag. Shop here now.