Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Men's Gift Guide- Holiday 2012

I wasn't sure  whether to do a men's gift guide this year but after a Twitter convo  with someone who was trying to find a fragrance for her hubby I decided to put some suggestions together. This lady basically just left the mall frustrated and so I gave her some tips and those very same fragrances are included here as well as a couple other great guy gifts for Dad, Brother , etc.

Remington Black Diamond Series - Electric shavers are always big at the holidays. I've seen more diaplys than I can count lately. One of the newest is the Remington Black Diamond Series Rotary Shave # R5150DS. Black Diamond is 4x smoother than steel . This shave pivots 360'  , has an LED battery gauge , is re-chargeable , and has a pop up trimmer for sideburns etc.

It gives a nice, very close shave with little to no irritation. It holds a charge for  awhile too, so can be most likely be taken on weekends without the charger .  That charger also does  a 5 min quick charge for days you forgot to plug in .

Find it at Target and also online  at Remington here for $49.99

 Kiehl's - Looking for a nice skincare set for the guys? Kiehl's makes men's only products that are manly but  take good care of their skin. There are 3 different gift sets. The Essentials for Men is $ 30.50 and has:

•  Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap (3.2 oz)
•  Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (2.5 oz)
•  Facial Fuel Energizing Moisturizer Treatment for Men (2.5 oz)
•  Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream -White Eagle (1.0 oz)

Bath and Body Works Oak- I was very impressed when this came out a couple years ago with how good it smelled for the price.   It's a great choice whether you are on a budget or not  with a deep, woodsy scent.  Find my full review here

Molton Brown- Fresh Black Pepper  has become  one of the company's top scents. It's  deeply spicy with the pepper and  bergamot .  Grab the Shower Gel/ Deodorant Gift Set for $52

Lacoste- The L 12.12 series is comprised of 4 scents each in a color, Blanc, Bleu, Vert and Rouge. I've tried and really liked Rouge and Blanc.  Both are light and easy to wear. What's nice here is that in one stop you can sniff 4 choices , saving going  to more counters, brands etc. I picked these as a Fathers Day gift and that post  is here .

Acqua Di Parma Colonia - Acqua Di Parma is a brand that basically can do no wrong in my book , on both the men's and women's sides.  Colonia is herbal , fresh and yes, Mediterranean. It's smells rich as does a newer version , Colonia Intensa, which has more citrus , and bottom notes of leather and patchouli.  Both come in a wide variety of products  including soap, shaving , and deodorant. Find them at Sephora, Nordstrom, Neimans, Saks.

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