Today, many barbershops have brought back the hot lather shave and, done right, it's a real treat. The proper hot lather face shave startes with several layers of hot towels to soften the beard. They'll use premium shaving products and a great razor. The shave is super close and very relaxing. There are several upscale chain shops such as Rooster's Men's Grooming Center
and The Art of Shaving
that offer shaving services, but check in your area for upscale barber shops (sites like Yelp are a great place to find shops) -- most of the good ones offer traditional hot lather shaves. Combine a gift certificate for a hot lather shave with a bottle of good single malt scotch and you've got the perfect gift for me, uh, most any man on your list.