As the holidays approach, it is crucial to keep one thing in mind as you compile your gift list: No matter male or female, or young or old, perfumes and colognes are always sure to please. Believe it or not, fragrance is one of the most popular gifts to give during the holiday season. Some may feel apprehensive, however, about choosing perfume or cologne as a gift for a family member or friend; after all, it is frequently said that fragrance is a matter of personal taste, and many fear that the wrong scent could offend. However, if you use these savvy tips when you do your holiday gift shopping, you will be sure to find the perfect fragrance for virtually any of the many people on your holiday shopping list.
Do you have a young female sister, cousin, or friend? Trust us: All young women love to receive perfumes and fragrances, and can never have enough scents on their vanity tray. One of the most popular choices for young girls are celebrity endorsed fragrances; Radiance by Britney Spears and Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift are all the rage this season. While a fragrance endorsed by their favorite pop starlet is always sure to please, young girls also love scents that are innocent and clean, making them perfect for the school day. Happy by Clinique and Ralph by Ralph Lauren are two of these scents; both are light and clean, with light citrus notes.
Radiance by Britney Spears
If you are shopping for that woman in your life who always seems to be totally put-together and flawless, you will never go wrong with a classic perfume. Chanel No 5 by Chanel and Beautiful by Estee Lauder are two of the most sophisticated and chic fragrances available for women today; try an elegant gift set if you really want to see her smile. However, trendsetters will appreciate some of the bolder scents created by some of the most daring fashion houses: Diane by Diane von Furstenberg and Fan di Fendi by Fendi are very hot fragrances this season.
That Special Man in your Life
Believe it or not, men love to receive cologne during the holidays as much as women love to receive the latest glam perfume. Younger men will love the evocative and daring scents put out by fashion labels like Sean Jean and Burberry, while older gentlemen will appreciate the classic and timeless qualities of fragrances such as Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren. You can easily choose a fragrance based on his personality as well; daring risk takers tend to gravitate towards spicy and bold scents, while calm and sensitive types prefer subdued and classic scents.