Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Men's Gift Guide 2013

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.

Gillette Pro Glide Gift Set- A bargain gift at $9.99 this has the basics .  While good for anyone, I always think of college students with these . All things they'll need for the second semester of the year. While you can find this set at Target, Wal Mart, Kmart and drugstores all have versions in both Gillette and Schick brands.

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.

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