Men (and boys) love gifts, However, they get tired of the same old books, ties, and socks. So shake things up a bit! Sometimes the best gift is the one you wouldn’t buy for yourself. These goodies for guys are pampering, perfect gift ideas to suit every budget, These are the goodies for guys they’d love for you to buy them!
Babor for Men Eau de Toilette Natural Spray
Babor makes lovely, high-end skincare and makeup for the ladies, But they have goodies for guys, too. Topping the list of holiday gift ideas for the guys is Babor for Men Eau de Toilette Natural Spray $64.00 3 3/8 fl/ oz This light, refreshing fragrance has an unmistakeable, masculine scent, with a citrus-y top with fresh bergamot and lemon notes, a spicy heart blended with woody accords and musk. It is clean and pleasing and not overwhelming.
If you are a young man, it will feel modern and sexy, and for the more mature man it is still appropriate and significant. The Bronze metallic box is square and impressive looking, and the fragrance bottle looks surprisingly like a frosted jar of face cream. In fact, that is what you would think is, until you pull off the top and realize that there is a spray diffuser!
Guys will probably love the strong, simple, and masculine look of this fragrance flacon. There isn’t much written about Babor for Men, but you can find more about all the Babor for Men products at: http://www.babor.com/category/BABOR_for_Men.html
1 Million by Paco Rabanne:
Francisco “Paco” Rabaneda Cuervo, more commonly known as Paco Rabanne, is a Franco-Spanish fashion designer. He was also the creative behind costume designs for such films as Barbarella. He’s a senior statesman in the fashion industry. His designs, and fragrances, continue to be an influence on men and women.
One of the more extravagant goodies for guys, especially in packaging, is 1 Million and Lady Million (reviewed in another advicesisters.net post on December 6th), The fragrance was inspired by the glamour of gold and diamonds.
Design is Not About Seduction:
From couture to prêt-à-porter, accessories to perfumes, Rabanne has never stopped innovating. “Design is not about seduction; it’s about shock.” —Paco Rabanne. If you are seeking a special and extravagant, but still reasonably affordable gift for a man this season, the Paco Rabanne Gold Fever 1 Million Gift Set ($75.00) is sure to be a rich choice (sorry, pun intended).
The gold ingot packaging (designed by famous industrial designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance), will entice any man who seeks to improve his fortune. After all, who wouldn’t want to hold a gold bar in his hand?! The nicely boxed gift set contains a gold ingot key chain that he will definitely want to use, The now iconic, gold bar flacon is filled with – 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray of 1 million fragrance.
The scent is unusual, and it smells expensive. The overall feeling is spicy, but not in a grandpa’s cologne sort of way. It is light-ish, modern, sexy with a hint of spice and of leather. The actual notes are: Frosted Grapefruit, Blood Mandarin, Peppermint, Rose Absolute, Musk, Cinnamon Bark, Blond Leather, Tonka Bean, Patchouli, White Wood, Amber Ketal. You initially smell the Tonka bean and fruit, but then the florals, woods and patchouli come together as with the last, resounding notes of a powerful symphony, to produce something not quite as definable, but lasting in both memory and on the skin.
For those with less expansive budgets, or to give a special gift for a road warrior, the The Paco Rabanne 1 Million Travel Spray $36.00 offers a 0.68 oz Eau de Toilette Spray in the gorgeous, gold ingot case, but you can pull out a glass flacon to take with you “on the road” or to the gym, etc. You can find Paco Rabanne and 1 Million in a number of places, includingSephora, and Macy’s, among others.
Spring for Swagger:
Put some swagger in a man’s step, and do it for under $9.00. Yes, truly. You don’t need a miracle, you just need an Old Spice Gift set.
Choose Old Spice Fresh Collection’s Fiji Scent that is fresh and slightly not overly, fruity. Old Spice High Endurance Sport Scent (clean, crisp and sporty. note: My husband actually loves Old Spice Red Zone’s Swagger Scent (manly and sexy, full of promise)!
The one the Advice Sisters male reviewer tried was the Swagger set including Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Body Wash (12 oz); Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Deodorant (3.25 oz); Old Spice Red Zone Swagger Body Spray (4 oz); Plus as an added bonus — trial size versions of Old Spice Fresh Collections Body Wash and Deodorant.
While our guy wasn’t sure about the Body Spray, he loved the deodorant and body wash and was curious about the other items. Swagger was the type of scent “I can understand, and it smells manly” he said. He immediately grabbed the travel sizes exclaiming: “these are perfect for my next business trip.”
Old Spice Hits a Home Run:
Old Spice goodies for guys are easy on the budget. Why make him use your body sprays, washes and deodorants? These are all just for men, with bold packaging and scents guys like. If you are a woman, you probably won’t want to borrow his Old Spice fragrance items, but you will want to smell them on him! Need another idea for a stocking stuffer? The gifts are nicely boxed and will give him a bit of affordable pampering.
Get Him Ginger Citrus from Arbonne:
Men love the energizing smell of spicy ginger, and the uplifting feeling they get from the scent of citrus. Put them together in bath and body products, and you’ve got a winning combination! Although the Arbonne Ginger Citrus bath and body products were NOT specifically for men, I believe that Arbonne’s Ginger Citrus Luxury Gift Set ($70.00) will make luxury bath & body product converts out of even the most reticent male.
The nicely boxed (in cheerful lime and white with an orange accent) trio is an $82.00 value, and includes nicely-sized products in simple bottles and tubs, with cheerful, citrus-colored labels that are attractive but also very unisex.
The Ginger Citrus Body Wash, 12 fl. oz. arrives in a clear, plastic bottle with a screw cap and a pump top for one-handed application in the bath or shower. The scent is very light, just a bit zesty and nothing too heavy or sweet — just great for guys to share with their special ladies.
here is also a generously-sized, 16 oz tub of Ginger Citrus Sugar Scrub, 16 oz. The scrub is gritty enough to slough off even the most stubborn, dry, deal, Winter-weary skin. Soothing oils and citrusy scent will make exfoliation, a pleasure instead of a pain. It might even get your special guy to take better care of his skin, more often
Finally, there is a very moisturizing, Ginger Citrus Body Butter 12 oz. also lightly scented with the ginger citrus scent. If he’s not into slathering it onto his body so much, you can always suggest he slather it onto yours! Visit the Arbonne website or contact an Arbonne representative.
Goodies for Guys from Neutrogena
Some men already know that skincare is vitally important, but others? Well…they need a little push in the right direction. Affordable but highly effective skincare that every man, young or old, can embrace, is the simple to understand, simple to use, multi-tasking Triple Protect Face Lotion SPF 20 from Neutrogena srp. under $6.00 for 1. fl. oz. It arrives in a striking, grey box with purple-ish blue, red and white accents.
Inside, a “Greige” tube with the same accents holds a multi-tasking sun protection lotion that heals dry skin. soothes razor burn, and helps defend against the signs of aging — all in one easy application! All he has to do (other than removing the cap, is apply the gel to his face and neck after shaving, or when he feels that his skin needs moisture.
While the razor burns soothing and moisturization is great, it’s the broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 20 sun protection that might ultimately help him keep his boyish, good skin!It won’t sting or clog your pores. Our guys liked the light and pleasant scent, too. You can get Neutrogena for Men products in your favorite mass-market drug and retailers, and on many online retailers as well.