With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time you started thinking about what gifts you’d like to get for your loved ones; as well as thinking about what you’d like to receive! While the possibilities can feel endless when it comes to Christmas gifts, there are only a few stand-out presents that are both useful and a treat.
There’s no doubt that it’s the males in your life that you struggle to buy presents for. If that sounds familiar, here’s some inspiration to help you out. When it comes to your dad, brother, husband or best friend, you simply can’t go wrong with aftershave gift sets for men.
So, no matter what scent they love, there will be a gift set to suit them perfectly! Many aftershave gift sets are divided into scent groups, to help you identify the ideal fragrance; fresh, woody and oriental.
Fresh aftershave gift sets
Fresh aftershave gift sets are usually characterised by herbs and lightly scented notes, creating a refreshing and zesty fragrance. Buying a fresh aftershave gift set is perfect for someone who doesn’t like heavy aftershaves.
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue is the perfect example, created with grapefruit, rosemary, pepper and musk for a citrus-fresh aftershave. You can buy this in a gift set, along with scented aftershave balm and shower gel for the perfect pamper session.
Another great example of a fresh fragrance is Hugo Boss Bottled Tonic; a modern and invigorating scent. It has been created with grapefruit, apple, ginger, cloves and vetiver for a citrus and woody blend, resulting in a refreshing scent. You can find this in a gift set with a smaller travel spray and a wash bag, creating the perfect gift for a jetsetter.
Woody aftershave gift sets
Woody aftershave gift sets are often a little stronger, and create a very masculine fragrance. They are the perfect gift for someone who prefers a lasting scent with distinguishable notes.
With that in mind, you have probably heard of the next aftershave gift set. Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million has been a hugely popular aftershave since it was released, thanks to an irresistible combination of grapefruit, mint, rose, cinnamon, leather and amber. Many gift sets of this aftershave are available with a mini travel spray.
For something a little different, Narciso Rodriguez’s Bleu Noir offers a unique woody fragrance. This can deliver a real treat on Christmas Day, with notes of nutmeg, musk, cedar and amber. Available in a gift set with a mini version of the bottle, this could be a brilliant stocking filler for someone you love.
Oriental aftershave gift sets
Oriental aftershave gift sets can deliver the perfect balance of luxury and sophistication, thanks to exotic notes. They are often the go-to choice for evening wear, making them a great present for Christmas when social calendars are full!
The Joop Homme aftershave gift set is a great example, created with notes of orange blossom, jasmine, lily and vanilla. This strong scent often comes packaged in a gift set with a smaller version, perfect for taking on-the-go with you!
If you’re hoping to treat someone to a different but well-known aftershave brand, Diesel’s Only the Brave makes for a perfect gift thanks to the unique fist-shaped bottle. This is created with Amalfi lemon, coriander, violet and cedar for a distinctive scent. Complete with shower gel, this is a great Christmas gift.