Christmas is nearly upon us, but have you ever noticed how hard it can be to buy presents for the men in your life? This year I caught a break. The Body Shop asked me if I wanted to take part in their #24DaysofHappiness advent campaign and as a result, I received two men's gift sets. The first was this lovely Fragrance Kit, consisting of a lovely Eau De Toilette, Deodrant and Shower Gel all from the Activist range, which was then packaged beautifully in a tin. If you aren't familiar with the the Activist range, it has a lovely wood, spicy smell to it, making it almost Christmassy, but subtle enough for it to be worn all year round.
Not really being an aficionado in men's fragrance or shaving products, I thought it would be good to let Joe have a play and give me feedback:
"I think I prefer the shaving kit, but being a Barber, I could be biassed. The Maca Root Shaving cream lathers up really well and a little bit goes a long way, which is great if you shave regularly. The cream also helps keep the skin from drying out during shaving. The Razor relief is a great product if you suffer from post-shave irritation, it is really soothing and helps prevent redness and rashes.
I'm quite picky when it comes to fragrances, so I didn't hold out a lot of hope for the Activist Kit. But I was pleasantly surprised, I often worry that these things will be Brut-esque. I liked the woody element of the smell. This is definitely a pleasing upgrade from the Lynx box sets that ruined my teenage Christmas dreams."
Do you have a male gifting super-secret or do you find it as difficult as the rest of us? I swear there are only so many wallets and socks I can buy my dad!
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