Yes, it is that time of year again. And again, as I do every year, I try to list the holiday deals and specials I know about and give a few suggestions for gift-giving. Lets look at the discounts and deals first.
You may seen this on the website already but Truefitt and Hill is offering a discount of 15% off most items from their website. Use the code manticsblog when checking out. Sign up for their email newsletter for additional holiday limited-time offers. http://www.truefittandhill.com
New York Shaving Company is offering a 20% discount to Sharpologist readers off anything purchased from their website (free samples with each order too!). Use the coupon mantic when checking out. http://www.nyshavingcompany.com/
Pacific Shaving Company is offering free shipping on all orders over $20. Use promo code SHIPFREE11 at checkout (expires 12/21). http://www.pacificshaving.com
Shave Place (previously Em’s Place) is offering a “Deal of the Day.” The webpage is at https://www.shaveplace.com/dealoftheday.asp
Shoebox Shave Shop is offering 5% off for orders between $25 & $99.99 (use coupon code xmas5), 10% off for orders between $100 & $199.99 (use coupon code xmas10) and 15% off for orders of $200 & up (use coupon code xmas15). http://www.shoeboxshaveshop.com
More discounts and specials will be passed along as they come to me. Newsletter subscribers will get first notice before they hit Sharpologist!
A perennial favorite of my gift list is Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Fifth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable. Now in its fifth edition, the Guide is a soup-to-nuts, everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-traditional-shaving-but-did-not-know-to-ask “shavapedia.” This edition is also available on the Amazon Kindle. I think the Guide plus my videos make a great synergistic pairing.
A couple other books about shaving that might make good gifts include Art of Shaving’s The Art of Shaving (also available on Kindle) and A Closer Shave: Man’s Daily Search for Perfection.
Another gift idea is Van Der Hagen Men’s Luxury, Shave Set. Paired with a modest razor, like the Lord Premium Safety Razor Model LP1822L aka L6 Plus BONUS BLUEBIRD Blades, you have a decent entry-level complete shaving set for under $50.