It is easier to love the monsoon when you’re ensconced indoors with a hot cuppa and a good book. Of course, most of us have to trudge to work and back despite the deluge and we think that calls for a pick-me-up! LIVEINSTYLE.COM presents a list of several treats that are guaranteed to get anyone through the monsoon with a smile — choose a gift for your boss or your boyfriend, or treat yourself if you like!
GET THE ‘FEEL GOOD’ VIBE GOING
Gifts that will arm the recipient for a battle against dreary grey skies are always welcome. A good shower, for instance, makes the pitter-patter more pleasant and nothing does the trick as well as some Molton Brown. We’re huge fans of the London-based bath, body and beauty connoisseurs and highly recommend their Water Mint Body Wash, packed with Croatian water mint and buchu extracts. With a musky base note but a top note of sweet tangerine, this is like gifting reinvigoration itself! If you’d rather opt for something with an Ayurveda angle, try Spa Ceylon’s Forest Trail bath and shower gel instead. You could always up the ante by creating a gift hamper and adding a few other products.
KEEP HIM SINGING IN THE RAIN
It helps to be prepared when the downpour descends, so we recommend gifting gear that equips the recipient in style! Splurge on a showerproof trench coat by Burberry — their classic style and impeccable detailing is sure to deliver joy, making this a memorable monsoon gift for years to come. An umbrella is a great alternative if you’d rather spend a little less and every brand from Alexander McQueen to Louis Vuitton has drool-worthy luxurious options on offer.
Not every man is a gadget guru, but you can’t go wrong with a gift that protects the gizmos he already owns. Buy a water-resistant laptop bag by TUMI (or any number of other premium luggage brands), or opt for an all-weather phone case like the Griffin Survivor. Another gift worth giving is a slick, waterproof watch: we’re thinking TAG Heuer Aquaracer, not a bulky rubber ticker.
They say today’s rain is tomorrow’s whisky and there’s little else one needs to say on why scotch is such a perfect monsoon gift. Truth be told, nothing warms the cockles of the heart on a damp day better than a good glass of scotch whisky. Gift a bottle from the Scotch Whisky Collection — try VAT 69, Black Dog or Black & White — or pick the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve for an indulgent celebration.
WRAP UP WITH WARMTH
One of life’s little pleasures is a warm bath after a long, wet day and you can make it even better by gifting a luxurious bathrobe that prolongs the pampering. A top-of-the-line option is a spa robe by Brunello Cucinelli or a Turkish cotton robe by Ralph Lauren. Make this monsoon gift even more exclusive by having it monogrammed.
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