Why the Safety Razor is the perfect Gift for Him

February 1, 2018


Why our handmade shaving collection is the perfect gift for him.


Buying a gift for him has become increasingly difficult, Plastic gizmos and gadgets are so 1990's. Nobody wants a DVD when you have Netflix. Buying a meaningful present for him has become Mission Impossible.


Perhaps it's Valentines Day, Fathers Day, or maybe you're just feeling generous. But when it comes to it, you're stumped for ideas. It's not often you get that look on his face when the wrapping paper is torn away and he sees what he's got. And this time you want the gift to be extra special.


Sometimes buying off the supermarket shelf just doesn't do it anymore. Buying him something he's already got, you don't want this year's birthday present to be forgotten about only to gather dust in the spare room.


But what if you could buy him something that you can't buy on the shelf. Something that was made by hand in a small workshop in the North of England. Something that would make his mornings fantastic again. We think we might have EXACTLY what you're looking for, and more...


Here are some reasons why we think the Stag Safety Razor is perfect gift for him for any occasion:


1. The Ultimate Man Tool.


"What is it!" he asks, as he has only ever been accustomed to plastic flimsy shaving toys from the supermarket.


The Safety Razor is the Alpha of all Man belongings. It's a statement that says both yes, I have smoother, richer and softer skin than you; accompanied by, and I used the sharpest more dangerous of Man's tools to get there.


The Safety Razor has a rich history over the last two centuries.


During World War I, Gillette worked out a deal with the U.S. Armed Forces to provide Gillette safety razors and blades to every enlisted man or officer on his way to Europe as part of his standard-issue gear. By the end of the war, some 3.5 million razors and 32 million blades were put into military hands. 


The Safety Razor immediately founded a reputation of lofty Alpha symbolism.


2. A better morning.


Every Man loves a new toy or gadget. In the modern era, it seems quality has made a long awaited comeback over quantity. Mass produced consumerism has begun to take a back seat as landfill plastic fads become less desirable.


So where do we turn? We turn the clocks back. Back to our grandfather's time. An era when British made quality was adored the world over. If it was Made in Britain, it was made to last.


We believed in minimal, but maximum durability. It's about having a new toy to be proud of that we know will stand the test of time. Something that takes pride in its home. 


This is even more than a new gadget, it's a new ritual. A change to his morning shave that will make his mornings fantastic again.


No more dreading those nasty shaves with irritating amateur supermarket gimmicks. It's time that he looked forward to mornings again. 


A better morning sets you up for a better day ahead. A better morning starts with feeling refreshed and revitalised, and that's achieved with a proper morning shave.


A present that can make every day that bit better is more than he bargained for.


3. Men LOVE new projects.


From putting up light bulbs to painting walls. Tuning up the car or taking up golf. Men LOVE new projects.


We like to keep busy, and we like to learn new things. Learning a new trade or hobby is what makes us feel proud; on top of the world. It gives us meaning and purpose and we stand proud amongst our inferiors. 


Perhaps a battle of dominance and stature - we like to be good at things and prove our worth. The Man wants to show off his skills.


Why not introduce him to the Art of Shaving. A skill passed down from generation to generation by our forefathers. It is a pastime that takes much practice and expertise to fathom. Being able to shave properly is an accomplishment earned after weeks of practice. Wet shaving is a project he will relish and celebrate in jollification once mastered.


He will boast in glory at his new talent and new found baby smooth skin. Others will weep in envy at his glowing polished skin.


4. They Don't make 'em like they used to.


You've heard him say it before, haven't you? And he's right.


All of our products are handmade. Our wood safety razors, shaving bowls and shaving brushes are made in Britain by skilled British expert Artisans over the course of several days using age old techniques. Similar to the art of shaving, these techniques are passed down from generation to generation meaning the woodworking craft is both scarce and best in class.


We use British woods, sourced responsibly and often locally to us here in Cheshire, England. We then collect the woods and transport them to our Craftsman who work from a small boutique workshop in the same area. The wood is then worked over several long days to produce each unique section of the wood that can then be transformed into your unique piece with its own distinctive character and identity.


We can tell you the entire story of where your tree was born, grew up, the life it lived and how it fell from grace. We can trace your handmade British product to its very roots and every delicate stage taken to masterfully craft your unique item.


He'll fall in love with his new pride and joy.


5. British connection.


There's something about being British that the whole world is fond of.


Perhaps it's our great inventions - from Television to sports. Oh, and, indeed the Safety Razor. Perhaps its our British musicians, our beautiful British coastlines and countryside. Our wildlife, The Royal Family, our film industry or perhaps our affinity for a proper good cup of tea.


One thing that really makes a Man proud, is to own something that is Made in Britain. The outsource of every day items to overseas merchants was a double edge sword for consumers and across the globe people yearn for that quality of product sacrificed in the modern consumerism world of the poor quality import.


A British shave means a better shave with Stag's handmade collection. 

From locally sourced woods to masterful British craftsmanship, every one of our handmade shaving products connect you to its roots. The true character and life in the grain of our British wood's connect you each morning to our British countryside and heritage that we are so proud of.


A cut above the rest.


Every one of our Stag Safety Razors tell a unique story.


Buy him something that he'll never expect, and never forget. 


There really is no other gift for him in the world like the Stag handmade shaving collection. Visit our Shop today.