A couple of years ago, I thought I got the best and most unique gift ever for Tristan – a case of “My JONES” sodas, customized with his mug on the label, and a personalized blurb on the back. I was so proud at just how clever I thought was, I even wrote a post about it! Seriously, was it even possible to come up with a gift cooler than this? Apparently, it is…
This last Christmas, my beautiful wife had an idea for a unique gift for Tristan; who at 19 years old, was getting pretty scruffy around the ole’ “Chinny-chin-chin”, and was in need of a little bit of “adult” grooming to bring out the very best of that handsome face he got from my gene pool. (C’mon! You know it’s true!)
Paula had the idea to get him a gift certificate for a “Hot Shave” complete with hot towels, steam, balms, etc. – at local Victory Barber and Brand, simply the coolest barber shop… ever. And this past Saturday, T and I braved the strong wind warning, and headed on down to Victory to redeem Paula’s gift, and to see if it really was as good as a case of custom labeled apple flavoured sodas… we’ll see!
From the moment we arrived, owner Matt treated Tristan like a king, welcoming him into the shop, and – since Tristan decided to bring his own reclining barber chair – suited him up with an apron, and explained the whole process so we knew what to expect. Once the explanation was out of the way, Matt – with his trusty dog at his side – got busy working his magic.
Well, the verdict is in, and it’s a definite victory for… Victory Barber and Brand! Jones drops to second place in the unique gift department… sorry, Jones!
Seriously, what a cool gift for any man to receive; it’s not just a shave, but a whole experience that is unique and very, very masculine – you know, it the same way I imagine a pedicure or facial would be for the ladies. So if you are looking for a unique gift for the man in your life, why not treat them to a gift certificate from Victory? It comes highly recommend – in fact, Tristan loved it so much he has already asked if we can go again soon.
We definitely will, but this time I’ll book TWO spots… just in case my five o’clock shadow needs a little attention when we’re there!