I used to make a point of getting all my holiday shopping done by Thanksgiving, but lately I've been slipping. I've only bought 3 gifts so far this year. Here are a few more gift suggestions for anyone else who still has a long way to go before they rest:
A set after my own heart, the Comme des Garçons Incense coffret. Full sized bottles (50 ml) of all five scents in the series: Kyoto, Avignon, Jaisalmer, Ouarzazate and Zagorsk. Admittedly, I'd like this better if they were in 30 ml, but oh well! And if you're looking to buy for yourself and don't need all five, do what I'm doing and find some like-minded friends to split the set. $310 at Luckyscent.
From Estee Lauder, the Fragrance Treasures gift set, with travel sized Eaux de Parfum in Pleasures, Beautiful Love, Beautiful and Pure White Linen. $29.50 at Macys.
At Aedes, a set of three votive candles (1.2 oz each) in the (wonderful!) Aedes signature home scent by L'Artisan Parfumeur. $65. Also available in a large candle (6.2 oz, $65) or room spray (125 ml, $70).
From Lush, the Overhaul gift set for men: "In no time at all, he'll be spiffed up and ready to take on the challenges of the open road that is modern life". Includes Hybrid shampoo bar, Ambrosia shaving lotion, Tramp shower gel, Helping Hands lotion, Ice Blue soap and Wiccy Magic Muscles massage bar. $48.95.
For Kai lovers, the holiday bamboo gift set. Includes Body Lotion, Body Glow, Body Polish, Body Wash and Eau de Parfum. $195 at b-glowing. If that's more than you want to spend, check out the new Kai Body Butter for $55.
The stocking stuffer: Disney lip balms by Avon. Available in Princess Aurora (Pink Cupcake); Jasmine (Cherry); Lightning McQueen (Butterscotch) & Tinker Bell (Grape), 99¢ each.
See also: Holiday fragrance gifts 2007, part 1.