It's time for my annual men's gift guide. I've picked a small group of favorites from the many gift ideas out there . What will you be buying the man (men) in your life?
Prada Amber Homme Gift Set- This is a rich amber scent that's also relatively soft. It's not overpowering but a nice oriental style scent that can be worn anytime with hints of soap and leather in the drydown. The gift set includes a 3.4 oz EDT and After Shave Balm in a nice size dopp kit bag with 2 compartments. $ 85.
Kiehl's Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap On Rope- Remember how fun soap on a rope was when you were a kid ? Well Kiehl's has a grown up version for the men. Equally fun and with bran and oatmeal for a good scrubbing, this is a fun gift / stocking stuffer. 5.5 oz bar is $ 15.
Ralph Lauren Polo Red/Polo Black Gift Sets - Most men I know are fans of an RL fragrance and there is a Polo for almost everyone. New this year was Polo Red which I reviewed here . You can grab Red in a trio gift set with 4oz EDT, 4oz After Shave Balm and Deodorant ( $81) or go for the warm and woodsy Polo Black with hints of mango and light spices in a similar trio gift set, also $ 81.
Paco Rabanne One Million Intense Gift Set- Is your guy good as gold ? Then give him a Million, Paco Rabanne One Million that is. The Intense version is loaded with a semi- sweet patchouli along with cinnamon, black pepper and sandalwood. It's a full , smooth spicy scent that's just this side of strong. This one also lasts super long on skin. The set includes 3.4 oz EDT and After Shave with a deodorant stick. $ 88
Bottega Veneta Pour Homme- Combine deep woods, like a fir tree in the forest, a little spice and a bit of smoke and you've got one good scent. Bottega Veneta Pour Homme is masculine but has a touch of sweetness in the middle from patchouli that gives way to the smoke. It's wintry , spicy and delicious.
Exclusive to Nordstrom , 1.7 oz $80, 3 oz $110 and the duo gift set $ 115.