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Best perfume gifts for men and women: Make Christmas shopping easy with these 20 famous fragrances

Ellie Davis

Choosing a fragrance may be a personal thing, but it is also a classic (and always well-appreciated) Christmas present.

Each year, the major perfume houses box their hero perfumes in covetable coffrets that make a memorable and enviable gift – so much so that you may want to add an extra one to your basket for yourself.

The festive season is the perfect time to stock up on your signature scent as well as that of your friends, family or loved one as these sets typically pair the fragrance itself alongside an extra special gift like a body lotion or travel mini with a cost-effective price tag.

From discovery sets and shelfie-worthy bottles, we’re taking this year’s gifting personal with a selection of perfume gift sets with options for men, women and unisex variations.

These are the famous fragrances to shop now

Pepe Jeans Celebrate For Her

For a gift set that will certainly bring the wow-factor, this Pepe Jeans fragrance is offered in a martini-shaped bottle. The aptly named Celebrate For Her is a cocktail of sweet and savoury, combining the addictive aromas of popcorn, black pepper and chestnut. The set comes with a body lotion accompaniment and is available in a male variation in the form of a cocktail shaker.

£43.45 | The Fragrance Shop | Buy it now

Goutal Tenue de Soirée Eau de Parfum 100ml Fragrance Gift Set

This fragrance from Annick Goutal’s eponymous perfume house can be translated from French as depicting an evening dress as it is designed to be the finishing touch to your night-time ensemble. The bold fragrance has a sweet scent with a combination of chypre and iris accord. It is offered alongside the Garden Hand Balm that is comprised of Shea butter and camellia oil that will nourish your skin.

£132 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum Gift Set

Black Opium is a cult fragrance from Parisian fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. It is available in a range of gift set varieties this Christmas including the option to have the bold fragrance in both a full and travel size so you are never without your signature scent. The perfume itself is a flowery fragrance made up of white florals, black coffee and vanilla.

£75 | Look Fantastic | Buy it now

Oribe Côte d’Azur Eau de Parfum

This fragrance from Oribe has been given Meghan Markle’s seal of approval. The versatile scent can be worn at all hours, from day to night with its fresh fruity and citrusy notes of lemon, plum, blackcurrant, orange, bergamot, jasmine and sandalwood.

£65 | Space NK | Buy it now

Kenzo Flower By Kenzo Eau de Parfum 30ml Fragrance Gift Set

Within this gift set, you will find the floral fragrance of the Flower By Kenzo Eau de Parfum with its notes of Bulgarian roses and violets, vanilla and white musks that is offered alongside the body lotion in the same scent.

£46 | John Lewis | Buy it now

Rochas Mademoiselle Rochas Couture Eau De Parfum 50ml Gift Set

The perfect all year round perfume, the Mademoiselle Rochas Couture has spicy notes of pink pepper, pear and bergamot that will give us the winter feels, while the soft notes of orange blossom, lily-of-the-valley and heliotrope come alive in the summer. It is available with a body lotion.

£54.50 | The Fragrance Shop | Buy it now

Kilian Good girl gone Bad Travel Set - Eau de Parfum and Refills

Taking sustainability into account, this smoky-floral perfume from Kilian comes with four refills to ensure you are never without your favourite fragrance. Housed in a travel-friendly case, it is made up of jasmine sambac and fresh apricot notes with an undercurrent of Indian tuberose and amber.

£120 | Net-A-Porter | Buy it now

Tom Ford Black Orchid Collection

The sensuous, elegant aroma of the Tom Ford Black Orchid fragrance comes in a luxurious gold box and is offered alongside a travel spray that is ideal for spritzing on the go. The scent itself combines the key ingredient of black orchid with addictive spices.

£83 | Space NK | Buy it now

Rose & Magnolia Cologne 100ml

Not your typical rose scented perfume, Jo Malone has turned the timeless, sweet fragrance note on its head with a spicy undertone of patchouli and warm amber.

£104 | Jo Malone | Buy it now

Thierry Mugler Angel Eau de Parfum Refillable Spray 25ml Gift Set

The iconic perfume will quickly become your signature scent with the delectable aromas of caramel, honey and chocolate that form the base of the fruity, sweet scent of jasmine, honey and blackberry. The set comes with both a hydrating body lotion and a refillable sized travel-ready for your on-the-go spritzing needs.

£48.45 | Escentual | Buy it now

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Beau Eau de Toilette 75ml Gift Set

For the holiday season, Jean Paul Gaultier’s classic scents are offered in covetable coffret alongside a travel spray. The Le Beau, La Belle, Le Male, Classique and Scandal fragrances are all available with a Christmassy twist to house the shelfie-worthy bottles.

£52.50 | Boots | Buy it now

Salvatore Ferragamo Signorina Misteriosa Eau De Parfum 50ml Gift Set

Pair your monochrome dress code with the fragrance to match thanks to the Signorina Misteriosa perfume. As the name suggests, this is a mysterious, playful scent with wild blackberry, neroli, orange blossom and tuberose with notes of sweet black vanilla and patchouli. The set comes with both a shower gel and a body lotion to hydrate and nourish you skin while leaving it scented with the oriental-fruity fragrance.

£70.50 | The Fragrance Shop | Buy it now

K By Dolce & Gabbana Eau de Toilette Spray 50ml Gift Set

The scent that leaves you always wanting more, this Dolce & Gabbana fragrance will make the perfect gift. The perfume is inspired by the Italian countryside and the Mediterranean midday sun with a citrus but sensual combination of blood orange and Sicilian lemon with juniper berry, cedarwood, green vetiver and patchouli. It comes with an aftershave balm for the extra dose of invigoration.

£46.75 | Escentual | Buy it now

Paco Rabanne 1 Million Eau de Toilette Gift Set for him

The woody Paco Rabanne 1 Million already has a cult following with the irresistible combination of grapefruit, spearmint, and mandarin at the top, a heart of cinnamon, musk, moss and rose and a base of amber, leather, tonka bean and vanilla. The set comes with the fragrance itself as well as a shower gel and travel spray.

£49.50 | The Perfume Shop | Buy it now

Hugo Boss BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette Gift Set for him

Destined to be a gifting success, the Hugo Boss fragrance set includes the scent itself as well as the handy addition of a deodorant. The oriental perfume combines notes of apple, cinnamon and geranium that subtly evolves throughout the day.

£49.50 | The Perfume Shop | Buy it now

Gucci Bloom Eau de Parfum Gift Set for her

Not only will the millennial pink bottle looks aesthetically pleasing on your dressing table but the fantastically floral scent with transport you to a fresh spring day. The fragrance is made up of Rangoon creeper, tuberose and jasmine bud for a floral scent that gently unfolds like its namesake. It comes with a rollerball to slip into your bag.

£75 | The Perfume Shop | Buy it now

Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Sweet Gift Set

This soft and floral fragrance will make the perfect gift for the young perfume lover in your life. It combines sweetness with freshness with white raspberries and a delicate musk. The set is made up of the perfume itself as well as travel-ready mini.

£57 | Superdrug | Buy it now

Giorgio Armani Code Homme Eau de Toilette Men’s Aftershave Christmas Gift Set

Encourage your recipient to discover their new signature scent with the Armani Code Homme gift set. The luxurious present includes the aftershave, shower gel and travel sized all in the oriental cocktail of citrusy bergamot and lemon, olive tree blossom and Guaiac wood and Tonka Bean.

£57 | Look Fantastic | Buy it now

Armani Si Passione Eau de Parfum Gift Set for her

The sensual scent of Armani’s Si is one of those fragrances that will cause passers-by to ask what scent you are wearing. Through top notes of pink pepper, blackcurrant liqueur and pear with a base of vanilla and cedarwood and a heart of rose de mai, red rose, jasmine and heliotrope, the oriental scent is designed to exude seduction and strength aided by the miniature red lipstick also included in the set. There is also a mini perfume for that extra dose of confidence on the go.

£74 | The Perfume Shop | Buy it now

Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme Edt 75ml Gift Set

For a guaranteed crowd-pleaser perfume set, the Issey Miyake scent has universal appeal. It is a fresh fragrance that remains masculine through the coveted combination of yuzu and sandalwood. The set includes the Eau de Toilette and a shower gel.

£47.50 | The Fragrance Shop | Buy it now

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Gift Set for her

Gifting the Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is like delivering a large bouquet of flowers with a scent that keeps on giving. The fragrance is made up of the scent explosion of cattleyas, sambac jasmine, freesia and rose petals with the addictive addition of patchouli and vanilla. It is housed in a Christmassy gift box alongside a mini version.

£80 | Viktor & Rolf | Buy it now

John Varvatos - House of John Varvatos Eau de Toilette Gift Set

This discovery set from the house of John Varvatos will allow your recipient to change up their fragrance depending on their mood and find the one that best suits them. It is made up of 15ml version of the Heritage, Vintage, Artisan and Artisan Pure Eau de Toilettes.

£48 | Debenhams | Buy it now

Lancôme Idole 75ml Eau de Parfum Perfume Gift Set

One of the bestselling fragrance gift sets, the alluring rose Idôle Le Parfum is offered alongside a rollerball mini in the same scent and a glittery case to keep your favourite fragrance protected through your travels.

£85 | Boots | Buy it now