Be Truefitt To Yourself

With Father’s Day on the near horizon I’m sure some of you are already thinking about what to buy for dad. There are a few categories that are totally timeless – sports and BBQ, for example – and you can expect to see ideas in those areas throughout the next few weeks. But I want to challenge you all to something, if you’re going to go down one of these routes this year…do something different. Do something amazing that’ll knock dad’s patterned socks off. To take one example, if he loves grooming products, go the extra mile and get him something truly luxurious – like today’s featured brand. The ultimate wet shave.

Truefitt and Hill Luxury Edition Gift Set

Luxury Edition Gift Set ($345)

Presenting Truefitt & Hill, one of the world’s foremost experts on all things grooming. At least, that’s what I assume is the case, given the brand has over 200 years of history behind it. Founded in London, England in 1805, Truefitt & Hill is actually the world’s oldest barbershop, with several elite shops opened in other countries around the world (including one in Toronto’s Brookfield Place – in which a prepaid visit would also make an excellent Father’s Day gift). Apart from an incredibly high standard of service, the iconic brand also formulates and sells its own luxury grooming line, consisting of everything from shaving products to lotions to skin and hair care.

Truefitt and Hill Shaver Starter PackShaver Starter Pack ($240)

As you can imagine, when you’ve got 200+ years of history behind you, your brand will build up quite a clientele. In the case of Truefitt & Hill, they’re actually the Master Barbers to the royal family – and have been since the reign of George III in 1805 (in fact, they have a line named after that year). Today, they still take care of the grooming needs of H.R.H. Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. Truefitt & Hill was also the brand of choice for first class passengers on the Titanic – artifacts from the brand were found on the ship and are now on display in New York. Not bad company for dad (or your hubby, or your brother, or your son, or any significant guy in your life) to be associated with, right?

Truefitt & Hill ColognesColognes – $95 each

Truefitt & Hill products come in seven different scents at the moment (one of which is actually unscented), each with a distinctive personality. From masculine and woodsy Grafton to crisp, oceanic 1805, there’s a scent for every guy’s taste. The products are generally available across all fragrances, although No. 10 and Ultimate Comfort (the aforementioned unscented variety) are slightly scaled back.

Truefitt & Hill Sample Pack
Not sure what scent your guy might like? If you’re just introducing someone to Truefitt & Hill, the brand actually offers three different sample packs, ranging from $20 for a collection of colognes to $60 for a set of creams, balms and colognes. They also offer high end hardware and an array of gift packages (in any scent), beautifully packaged in Truefitt’s own inimitable style. No matter what you choose, the grooming guru in your life will be thrilled to try out this legendary brand before deciding on his signature scent.

Truefitt & Hill Grooming ProductsIt should be noted that Truefitt & Hill is a head-to-toe kind of brand. While their lineup of balms, shaving products, soaps, and more is great for keeping him smelling fabulous, the brand also carries a rather extensive collection of tools and accessories for the discerning gentleman. These items reflect the experience of visiting a Truefitt & Hill barbershop, where a shoe shine and manicure are proffered alongside an indulgent hot towel shave. To that end, it’s also a great source for those looking to treat their groomsmen, whether for a pre-wedding group shave, or with one of the brand’s incredible line of goods, from a leather flask to luxury razor and brush.

Truefitt & Hill Prize PackageNow if you love spoiling the guy in your life – good news! Truefitt & Hill has agreed to help me out in letting you spoil someone special. We’re giving away a prize package valued at over $130, including the Truefitt & Hill’s incomparable Pre-Shave Oil, 1805 Shaving Cream, and a sample set of Balms, Creams and Colognes. Want to win this fabulous grooming prize package? Here’s how to enter:

1) To enter this draw, you must be a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. Just scout out the ‘Gift of Gab’ box on the righthand side of this page and either hit ‘Follow’ or enter your email address. Once you’ve done that, leave a comment below telling me what scent you’d like to try (or have a guy in your life try) from the Truefitt & Hill website. You have until June 23, 2015.

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 24, 2015 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Truefitt & Hill on Twitter, then send out a Tweet that tags me (@cdngiftguide) and them and links back to this post. Post a link to your Tweet in a separate comment below.


106 Responses to “Be Truefitt To Yourself”
  1. Kelly E says:

    The Grafton

  2. Aimee says:

    Almond shaving cream for my hubby

  3. I like the West Indian limes.

  4. Marlene J says:


  5. Elena says:

    I think the almond scent would be nice on hubby. Sandalwood would come in close second.

  6. Rachel C. says:

    I’d love for my boyfriend to try the almond scent! Yum.

  7. Kelly H says:


  8. Anne Derkat says:

    I think hubby would like the almond scent. Second choice would be unscented.

  9. Mary warner says:

    I think my husband would like the Sandlewood best.

  10. Audrey Skinner says:

    My better half would love to try the Freshman scented products.

  11. Karen MacKenzie says:

    I think 1805 would be interesting to try. My hubbie has dry skin and needs to take better care.

  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I like the idea of the Sandalwood Cologne, bet that’s heavenly 🙂

  13. debbie f says:

    I would like the Sandalwood for my hubby.

  14. Leah says:

    I’d like my husband to try the WEST INDIAN LIMES COLOGNE

  15. Susan says:

    I think my son would like Truefitt & Hill’s West Indian Limes Cologne.

  16. Julia H says:

    I’m already a subscriber. 🙂 Would love to smell the sandlewood scent on my boyfriend. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Shelley N says:

    I think the Freshman Cologne would be perfect for my husband.

  18. kiraali says:

    West Indian limes sounds like an interesting scent.

  19. Cheryl A says:

    I`d like the 1805 cologne scent for my hubby to try. So Chic! 🙂

  20. I like the Trafalgar cologne.

  21. Dave L says:

    I just returned from a vacation to England and coincidentally purchased Truefitt & Hill product called “Authentic No.10 Cleansing Scrub” which knocked my socks off. My only regret is not buying more of their products while I was there. Trust me…Dads (I am one) would love these products.

  22. Alison K says:

    I’m a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I’d like my guy to try No. 10

  23. Alison K says:

    @truefitthillNA bonus entry: followed & tweeted Thanks

  24. Carla B says:

    I think my guy would really like the 1805 scent.

  25. Brandy Miron says:

    Trafalgar sounds very manly – love those wood scents.

  26. Jessica e says:

    Sandalwood, it is a classic scent!

  27. Joan G. says:

    I like the smell of fresh leather so I think the Spanish Leather could be intriguing.

  28. Debra says:

    He would love the West Indian Limes Cologne.

  29. Sherry K says:

    Would like the Trafalgar scent

  30. Sherry K says:

  31. M. Archambeau says:

    I think the West Indies Limes collection would suit my guy.

  32. Gizele says:

    The almond scent would smell really great.

  33. Susan Patterson says:

    i think that my husband would like the Freshman Aftershave – thank you!

  34. elaine constantin says:

    Truefit shaving kit looks good

  35. Heather S. says:

    I’d like to have my husband try the Trafalgar scent.

  36. linnett says:

    Hubby would enjoy the Shaver Starter Pack, thanks

  37. Luis says:

    I want to try the West Indian Lime.

  38. Darlene Boyle says:

    1805 scent

  39. CLC says:

    The 1805 Aftershave would be the scent I’d choose. I like “oceanic” notes.

  40. Annie says:

    Sandalwood is the scent I would choose

  41. Jessica Lord says:

    I would love for my husband to try the West Indian Limes Cologne

  42. Brian Duffy says:

    I would like to try the No. 10 Finest Shaving Cream

  43. aarone mawdsley says:

    i would like the shaving starter pack

  44. Yvonne Tabaracci says:

    I love the almond scent for my husband..

  45. Joy D says:

    Sandalwood for my Husband.

  46. katydidit21 says:

    It’s hard to tell without being able to smell them but the West Indian Limes sounds appealing or Sandalwood.

  47. Anne Derkat says:

    We’d go for the Ultimate Comfort – the unscented one.

  48. sonia p. says:

    I will pick the sandalwood to try.

  49. I would like top try the SANDALWOOD COLOGNE for my hubby,:)

  50. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    My husband might like the Sandalwood Cologne,

  51. Theresa C. says:

    I’d love for my husband to try the Freshman Cologne

  52. Sandalwood scent sounds nice

  53. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    id like my husband to try the trafalgar cologne.

  54. kristen visser says:

    I would love for my hubby to try the Freshman Cologne

  55. I want to try the Clubman Cologne

  56. Valerie Caldicott says:

    I like the oceanic scent of 1805.

  57. Terry says:

    Spanish leather

  58. Maryna says:

    Iwould like my hubby to try sandalwood scent!!!

  59. TyronePaterson says:

    Great gifts

  60. Victoria Ess says:

    I’d love my partner to try the sandlewood scent

  61. Gloria Burgoyne says:

    My Dad built ships so I would like him to try 1805.

  62. Maryanne says:

    My husband already uses the 1805 shaving cream. It is awesome smelling!

  63. Maryanne says:

  64. Theresa C. says:

  65. Surso S. says:

    i like the try the Trafalgar cologne

  66. Angela Mitchell says:

    I’d love to get my husband the West Indian Lime Aftershave. I love citrus scents!

  67. Mark Chiovitti says:


  68. Robert Wise says:

    I’d like to try Ultimate Comfort – the unscented.

  69. Id love to have my man to try the Trafalgar scent

  70. I’d like to try the Ultimate Comfort (unscented).

  71. Robert Wise says:

  72. Kiersten says:

    Sandalwood sounds like it would be awesome

  73. Edmond says:

    OMG, my fave: sandalwood. Divine. Wow, prize kit is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  74. Nicole B says:

    I think the sandalwood scent

  75. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a Canadian Gift Guide subscriber. I would love to try the Sandalwood cologne.

  76. edmontonjb says:

    I think my son would like the Freshman Cologne


  77. andrea amy says:

    long time subscriber 🙂
    I think the almond scent would be nice
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  78. Lynn M says:

    West Indian Lime looks appealing

  79. dorcontest says:

    I subscribe by email. I think Ultimate Comfort may be a very nice scent. Never know till you try it though

    Doreen Lamoureux
    dorcontest at gmail dot com.

  80. tabitha says:

    Sandalwood cologne for my guy!!

  81. Burcu A. says:

    Trafalgar Aftershave

  82. cookie3 says:

    I like the sounds of West Indian Limes .

  83. diane says:

    I’d like my husband to try the 1805 Cologne.

  84. Cairine says:

    I think he would like the Sandalwood scent best.

  85. Amanda Harper says:

    Gafton sounds nice

  86. Toby says:

    I’d pick the Clubman for hubby.

  87. prairiebelle says:

    I would like to get the man in my life the frequent use shampoo

  88. prairiebelle says:

    followed on twitter and tweeted

  89. Linda says:

    I’d like my husband to try the Grafton cologne.

  90. Michelle says:


  91. Aimee says:

    Love the leather thermos

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