Men’s aftershave is a common gift for men at Christmas. Every year we try and outdo the previous year by trying to come up with Christmas gifts that are different and unexpected, with aftershave gifts being the only gift we’re happy to gift each year. Why?
Well, aftershave is a perfect gift for a man, for several reasons; the first being that it is a nice gesture due to the price of most aftershaves on the market. Secondly, we know they will always use aftershave- or at least we hope so!
That being said, it’s often difficult for those who aren’t regular aftershave users to know what male fragrances to gift this Christmas.
This post is for those who are stuck on what aftershave gifts to buy or for the man that wants to try a new fragrance for next year and then wants to drop the hint to family/friends.
We’ve come up with the 5 best men’s fragrance gifts for this Christmas that we know the recipient will love, including both bottles or actual aftershave gift sets.
However, before we get right to the ideas, it may be worth your while checking out the difference between aftershave, cologne and eau de toilette. Most people aren’t aware that they are very different. For the purpose of this post we will include all fragrance types.
5 Best Aftershave Gifts For This Christmas
1. Dior Sauvage
Dior Sauvage is one the best selling men’s aftershaves on Boots.com and as you can tell from our fragrance review of Dior Sauvage, we can definitely see why!
The aftershave is one of our favourites for 2017 which we fully expect to roll over into next year.
Containing notes of Pepper, Bergamot, Geranium, Ambroxan, Lavender, Vetiver and Patchouli it really is a perfect aftershave gift for this Christmas.
You can pick up the scent in varying Eau de Toilette sized bottles but also in a aftershave balm, lotions & shower gel formats.
Our recommendation? Pick up a 100ml bottle of the scent gift wrapped from Boots.com for £69.50 and get yourself some adcard points while you’re at it.
Or you can pick the fragrance up from Amazon if you’ve got enough time to wait for delivery.
This fragrance is a great all rounder, making it suitable for all. Perfect for:
2. Paco Rabanne Pure XS Eau de Toilette
A new men’s fragrance for 2017 and straight up there in our top 5 men’s aftershaves to gift this Christmas.
The aftershave contains notes of vanilla and ginger, 2 great smells for an aftershave that isn’t overpowering and complementary to a mans style.
The aftershave isn’t too strong or light and lasts all day – making it a great aftershave for everyday use or for an evening out.
This aftershave really is as premium as it gets in terms of it’s appearance, making it the perfect aftershave gift for this Christmas – what man wouldn’t want to display this aftershave bottle on his chester drawers?Pick up the scent in a gift set from Boots for under £50 is our recommendation.
Arguably suited to the younger male, making it a great gift for:
3. Gentleman Givenchy
The Gentleman fragrance from Givenchy is a perfect Christmas gift for the mature man.
This fragrance is built up with the freshness of pear combined with cardamom and spiced lavender and finished off with the powdery note of iris making it one of our recommended scents for this Christmas.
A perfect scented gift for:
4. Versace Eros Eau de Toilette 50ml Gift Set
Versace Eros is a secret weapon when it comes to fragrance, it’s a guaranteed way to get noticed and receive compliments from strangers!
It’s one of our favourite men’s aftershave for this year and maybe of all time!
It can be described as fairly on the strong side, so if used as an everyday aftershave less is more. The strong scent also makes it great for an evening out.
Enveloping notes like tonka beans, ambroxan (amber), geranium flower and vanilla, the aftershave is the perfect gift for this Christmas.
You can pick up the gift set containing a 50ml bottle of the fragrance with a 50ml bath and shower gel and a 50ml aftershave balm for the same price as the single 50ml bottle of the fragrance on it’s own.
EROS by Versace is a perfect gift for:
5. Blue De Chanel
Marketed as a tribute to masculine freedom through 3 acts: freshness, energy and the senses:
Freshness is achieved through citrus accord, Vetiver and Pink Pepper whilst the Grapefruit, Dry Cedar notes and Labdanum give a rush of energy on the skin. Frankincense, Ginger and Sandalwood gives you sense of untouchable confidence and irresistible masculinity.
A perfect fragrance gift for this Christmas which you can pick up from Amazon for under £70.
Suitable for all men in the family, making it a perfect gift for:
There you have our favourite 5 fragrances that would be a perfect gift for this Christmas, for all types of men and recipients.