This year I wrapped up all of my holiday shopping before the holidays even began; okay, well, almost all of my shopping. Every year there is that one person on my list I can't quite seem to shop for, and it's usually a male. This season I found myself wracking my brain for creative Christmas gift ideas to answer the 'What to give' question for Jay. It's not easy to find a meaningful gift for a mid-20s male, especially one that already gets most of what they want. Shopping for a man isn't as simple as ordering a dozen roses and handing over something sparkly; they can be fickle creatures with distinct tastes (especially when it comes to style), and closed mouths. While I'm busy dropping 'subtle' hints about my holiday wish list, as early as August, Jay will often shrug and tell me to simply surprise him. Since we met at the beginning of the holiday season, my traditional best gift remedy has been to hand craft a tailored gift basket of tiny mementos that express our love and my understanding of him.
Choosing the right fragrance as a gift is as simple as understanding the recipient. With the amazing savings on exclusive holiday gift bundles, like the Curve For Men gift set found at Walmart, I can easily pair a few affordable additions to help set the mood of the fragrance. This fragrance is very smooth, yet undeniably masculine with rustic undertones of green and citrus mixed with wood and spice. To me it reminds me of comforting slippers by the fireplace and a smooth shaved face daubed with the included 3.4oz After Shave. Picking this fragrance was also a no-brainer because it's a scent I love and, after all, it's the scent I'll be smelling every day, so that is important. But I had a little extra assurance that Jay would love this Curve For Men gift set, when we first started dating, it was the cologne he'd splash on right before he'd come to pick me up for our dates- every single one, until that little amber bottle ran out.
While I know Jay will appreciate everything I put into his special holiday fragrance gift basket, I am certain the Curve For Men bundle will be the biggest highlight, and one he will enjoy throughout the year. Best of all, fragrance is a note that latches onto one's senses, and can key in priceless memories for years to come. I know Jay and I will enjoy many more adventures through the upcoming year, and Curve For Men will mark each and every one of them in the background of my mind. Finding the right fragrance for a loved one can seem intimidating at first, but holiday bundles like these help cut the costs of investing in fine fragrance, with eau de parfume alternatives and multiple product bundling, as well as offer a clearer picture of the target demographic and recipient.
What Daughter Says: Speak from the heart to the nose with thoughtful fragrance gifts that will surround memories all year long.
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