Buying gifts for him is easy when you know his fragrance, likes, dislikes etc. But now and then we’re all called on to shop for a colleague we don’t know too well. Read our top tips on how to tackle this problem.
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Question: What’s the budget?
If there’s been a collection and you have a decent sized pot (£50+) go for high end fragrance or grooming. Think brands like Tom Ford, Penhaligon’s, Issey Miyake. No idea what scent to buy? One hugely popular bestseller is Hermes – Terre d’Hermes. A blend of wood and citrus notes, for all ages and tastes, you simply can’t go wrong with this fragrance. Alternatively choose Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme, a warm woody scent with lavender and sandalwood. Again there’s no way you can go wrong with this scent – you’ll just have to trust us!!
STAR LUXURY FRAGRANCE GIFT BUY: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Pour Homme
But what if the budget can’t stretch that far? You can still opt for fragrance, just keep away from anything celebrity (risk of offence!) or scents that are too heavy or oriental. Light, fresh scents are your friend and brands such as Davidoff and Boss (especially Boss Bottled) are real winners.
STAR BUDGET FRAGRANCE GIFT BUY: Davidoff Cool Water For Men Set
Problem: fragrance is out.
If, for whatever reason, you know that fragrance is out (he’s addicted to Lynx, he has an allergy etc.) what does that leave? Traditionally at this point we’d be looking at shaving and grooming. However, we think a nice twist is to choose a haircare set that focuses more on styling. Perfect men-only brands include TIGI Bed Head for Men (great for younger guys), Label M and Paul Mitchell.
STAR HAIRCARE GIFT BUY: Label M Men Grooming Kit
Sorry, don’t want to buy haircare either…
No problem, that still leaves us with ‘useful’ gifts. We’re talking gym, travel, commuting etc. Does he travel a lot or spend time at the gym? A body set that comes with a travel bag is a great option like this one from L’Occitane.
STAR GENERAL GIFT BUY FOR HIM: BLUEBEARD’S REVENGE BODY KIT
Still can’t decide? Simple – buy a gift voucher!