Best Men’s Aftershave & Fragrance Gift Ideas For Christmas 2018

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 2019 and wants to start dropping hints to family/friends.

We’ve come up with the 5 best men’s fragrance gifts for Christmas 2018, ones we know he will love, including both bottles or actual aftershave gift sets.

However, before we get to the gift 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 – the biggest difference being the price! For the purpose of this post we will include all fragrance types.

Best Men’s Aftershave & Fragrance Gifts For Christmas 2018

1. Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette (100ml) – Gift Wrapped

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 2018, with the hype fully expected to roll over into 2019.

Containing notes of Pepper, Bergamot, Geranium, Ambroxan, Lavender, Vetiver and Patchouli it is a perfect aftershave gift for Christmas 2018.

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 gift wrapped bottle of Dior Sauvage Eau de Toilette (100ml) from Boots.com.com for £73 and get yourself some advantage card points while your at it, too. The product is often on promotion too from boots.

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 your:

  • Dad
  • Brother
  • Boyfriend
  • Husband

Honestly, we love it and wear the fragrance ourself.

2. Paco Rabanne Pure XS for Him Eau de Toilette 50ml Christmas Gift Set

A new men’s fragrance for 2017, it’s still up there as a top male fragrance for 2018. So much so, it’s one of our top 5 men’s aftershaves to gift Christmas 2018.

The aftershave contains notes of vanilla and ginger, 2 great smells for an aftershave that isn’t overpowering and complementary to a man’s style.

The aftershave isn’t too strong or light, it 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 chest of 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:

  • Brothers
  • Boyfriends
  • Husbands

3. Gentleman Givenchy Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml

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.

Pick this up from Boots for £49.50 or consider a gifting the fragrance in a set with a 50ml bottle and a 75ml hair & body wash, perfect for any weekends away.

A perfect scented gift for:

  • Dads
  • Uncles
  • Husband

4. Versace Eros Eau de Toilette 30ml 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, if used as an everyday aftershave, then 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 30ml bottle of the fragrance with a 50ml shower gel.

EROS by Versace is a perfect gift for:

  • Brothers
  • Boyfriends
  • Partners
  • Husbands

5. Chanel Blue De Chanel 50ml

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 John Lewis for under £70.

 

 

Suitable for all men in the family, making it a perfect gift for:

  • Dads
  • Boyfriends
  • Husbands
  • Brothers
  • Partners

You can also pick up Chanel from Amazon here too.

6. BVLGARI Man Wood Essence Eau de Parfum 100ml

Bvlgari Man Wood Essence Eau de Parfum 100ml

A new fragrance for 2018 from BVLGARI, this eau de parfum has a warm woody fragreance. Top notes of citrus zests and coriander essence. Cypress wood & haitian vetiver essense at the heart and cedar notes at the base.

This fragrance is perfect for a hands on guy, who is in tune with the environment given the woody scents at the fragrance’s heart.

Wood essence from BVLGARI is definitely one of our favourite new fragrances for 2018. A perfect Christmas gift.

A great gift for dads or grandads.

Buy now for £80 from Boots for 100ml.

There you have our favourite 6 fragrances that would be a perfect gift for Christmas 2018, for all types of men and recipients.