As the festive and wedding season nears, like it or not, you’re about to enter the mad rush to shop gifts for your discerning friends and family. Scotch as gift is an imitable one, as do a few other things in life that measure up to this precious, decadent amber liquid. We’ve rounded up some gifts worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as this chosen spirit. Like Scotch whisky collection, savoured on special occasions, these gifts are timeless, smooth, classic and heady.
Time to give
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A fine timepiece is a piece of art, a collectible to be treasured; telling time is secondary. The Breguet Classique watch is a perfect example of sophistication and engineering excellence. Its silver dial is contrasted with blue hands and hour markers that point to neatly etched Roman numerals. More than just an indulgence, this watch tells a story, much like an extraordinarily good bottle of Scotch.
Available at Ethos Watch Boutiques across India. www.ethoswatches.com
A Pocketful Of Style
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A pocket square can give your get-up a boost in a matter of minutes. Naturally, this all-important piece of fabric is a gift that men, fashion-conscious or not, would love to own. This sky blue silk pocket square by Paul Smith has four different patterns on each quarter, letting the recipient of this pocket square get a good number of wears out of it. It comes finished with the British designer’s subtle but signature touch — a trimming of bright stripes.
Available at Paul Smith stores in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Details at www.paulsmith.co.uk
Kahlil Gibran wrote: “Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.” To gift a fine writing instrument is to have a deep respect for tradition and penmanship. The Montegrappa Genio Creativo Kahlil Gibran pen makes for a classic gift with an old-world charm.
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The limited-edition pen is made of resin in colours reminiscent of Gibran’s dreamlike paintings. It features a palladium-plated trim, two-toned 18K solid gold nib, and pocket clip in the form of a hand with a solitary sapphire.
Available from Matrix Distrbutor Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
A Sensory Gift
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Armani Code Special Blend, a limited-edition fragrance by Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani, is perfect for men who love warm, woody and sensual scents. The virility of fresh citrus top notes and the enveloping heart of an olive blossom accord reveal lightly carnal base notes accentuated by cedar woods and Tonka beans. As heady as that might sound, this fragrance was created to intrigue the senses. Even its midnight blue bottle is an ode to the night and the sleek lines of a tuxedo.
Available on www.amazon.in
A manned-up man bag
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He has a bag for the gym, one for his laptop, and another slightly weathered one for travel. But he still doesn’t have a bag that looks good. A handsome, versatile, everyday bag like the Kenneth Cole Reaction bag makes a good case for possibly being the best man bag that ever was. This full-grain cowhide leather bag can pack in a laptop, business essentials and the modest number of things that men usually carry around with them. Buying this bag as a gift via Elitify.com doesn’t require a second thought because it fits in quite perfectly and, might we add, stylishly at the workplace or for travel.
Available at Kenneth Cole stores in Mumbai, Chennai, Chandigarh, Delhi, Gurgaon and Bangalore. Details at www.kennethcole.com.
Article by Beverly Pereira
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