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Your Christmas Gift Guide for 2020

Your Christmas Gift Guide for 2020

Christmas is creeping up on us fast, and after the year we’ve had so far, it’s the perfect excuse to give your loved ones some lovely gifts to open on Christmas Day. With the next few weeks still very uncertain, bring some festive cheer into the homes of your friends and family with our gift guide.

No matter who you’re buying for, fragrance is always a great idea. With something for everyone and every budget, here is just some inspiration to get you started with your Christmas shopping this year.

Fragrance gifts for her

If you’re looking for a perfect gift for your mum, sister, daughter, friend or partner, we have just the collection of perfumes to choose from. From romantic floral fragrances to something a little more intense, here are some of our top fragrance gifts for her.

Chloe Nomade is a popular choice for a well-balanced, feminine scent. It is described as a floral-chypre fragrance, which means it is both floral yet warming. Opening with plum, bergamot and lemon, Nomade has a floral heart of freesia, jasmine and rose, with an earthy base of oakmoss, amber and patchouli. It is a bold fragrance, and a little stronger than it leads you to believe on first glance of the delicate bottle.

Guerlain Samsara is a beautiful fragrance with an oriental scent, complete with a stunning bottle for the perfect presentation of this gift. Samara was one of the very first perfumes of its kind, with top notes of ylang-ylang and peach and a heart of iris, violet and jasmine. The finishing notes of sandalwood, tonka bean and amber give this fragrance the perfect warming touch. Created in 1989, it’s still one of our best-selling perfumes.

If you were looking for a more traditional perfume gift this year, our perfume gift sets are a perfect choice. Look out for perfumes with scented body lotion, miniature fragrance sets and more. 

Fragrance gifts for him

Whether you are shopping for your partner, brother, dad or son, aftershave gifts are always a great addition to any Christmas list. From fresh scents to wear everyday to something special, let our gifts for him offer some inspiration.

L’Eau d’Issey by Issey Miyake is a perfect example of a timeless, classic aftershave that balances woody, spicy and citrus notes effortlessly. It was originally released in 1994, but continues to smell fresh and modern. With a huge list of unique notes working together in harmony, L’Eau d’Issey opens with a citrus burst before continuing into a heart of spicy notes with a floral twist.


For a perfect evening aftershave, Armani Code is a very sophisticated and masculine fragrance that was launched in 2004. Opening with bergamot and lemon, Armani Code quickly moves into a unique heart of star anise and olive blossom before finishing on a warming, smoky base of leather, tobacco and tonka bean.

Fragrance gifts on a budget 

For many, this year has been a challenging one. If you’re shopping on a budget this year and want to be savvy with your choice of gifts, Perfume Direct have a collection to suit every budget. Our budget Christmas gifts don’t compromise on quality, and still have that wow factor. 

For women, Paul Smith Rose offers a fresh and memorable scent with the rose at the heart of its fragrance, alongside violet, magnolia and cedar. To make the fragrance, no flowers are harvested or crushed, but rather the living flower is isolated in a glass bell and equipment is used to inhale the scent. This makes for a wonderful gift with a magical story of how it came to be.

For men, David Beckham Beyond is an impressive looking scent, housed in a modern glass bottle. With unique notes such as mojito and black pepper, this fragrance is a warming and masculine aftershave. Opening with grapefruit and mojito, Beyond has a heart of cedar, geranium and black pepper, finishing on a base of patchouli, vanilla and leather. This aftershave encompasses some of the most popular and luxury ingredients, without you needing to break the bank.

Luxury fragrance gifts

If you have a little more budget to play with this year and you’re looking for something with a little added luxury, we have just the collection for you. Tom Ford F**king Fabulous is a perfect example, with a higher price tag than most but for good reason. Opening with lavender, the heart of this aftershave includes orris, leather and vanilla for a truly opulent scent, before finishing on a woody base of amber, cashmere and tonka bean. It’s part of his Private Blend line and works perfectly for both men and women.

For luxury gift sets with a wow factor, we have Acqua di Parma’s set of 3 fragrances which includes Colonia Oud, Colonia Quercia and Colonia Ebano. A combination of oriental, spicy and woody fragrances, each is housed in a 20ml bottle for a truly brilliant gift that will surprise and delight the recipient.

If you’re not sure…

If your chosen recipient loves their fragrance, but you’re not sure on the type of perfume or aftershave they would love, give the gift of choice!

Our e-gift card is the perfect alternative, available to buy in values of £10, £25, £50, £100 or £200.


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