For many years I used to think that a book makes the perfect gift for anyone (simple or otherwise), the kind of book depending on the person you are gifting the book to. With millions of topics and millions of books at various price points and levels of intellectual appeal, buying a book was pretty much a no-brainer till suddenly it became fashionable to read books online.
So the next best thing to gift a simple guy is a simple gadget which most men love unless they are technophobes (which obviously your simple guy is not is he??). And with new gadgets coming out by the minute, this too is quite an easy task. All you have to do is make sure that the gadget is made by a reliable manufacturer and will be of interest to your perfect man after all there is no point in buying the best camera if he just hates standing in front or behind a lens.
If your perfect man is not too fussy about buying his own clothes you could gift him any garment from a classy shirt to a simple handkerchief but if you are doubtful about his reaction to that purple T you think will suit him to a T, it would be best to go for something he needs desperately like a pair of black socks which never really go out of style.
Today I found the perfect gift for the perfect man in a shop which is truly the only one of its kind in Mumbai.
Truefitt & Hill which claims to be the world’s oldest barber shop is a shop catering for a man who has it all – and won’t your simply perfect man be having it all? – is not a mere barber shop, it is a barber shop with a difference.
A chance visit to this place at the side of Regal cinema in Colaba was like walking through time in a bye gone era when gentlemen dressed like gentlemen albeit of the British variety. Apart from the haircut which is no ordinary haircut, the shop offers a wide range of men’s colognes and after shaves, shaving products and accessories, Barker’s shoes and belts, cufflinks, cigars and doodads like a round ice ball maker (perfect for a single malt that needs to be drunk chilled but not diluted). Needless to say nothing in this shop is even remotely cheap, after all it counts royalty amongst its clients but it is definitely the place to go to if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your perfect man. There is bound to be something that would appeal to him with the variety of things available and don’t fret if he is not into luxurious shaving gear or colognes, you could gift him one of their special grooming services…..if nothing else, a simple hair cut!