Stuck on which gift to give your favorite guy this holiday season? Well, you can’t go wrong with one of the best cologne gift sets. Whether he’s got a go-to scent or considers himself a cologne collector and connoisseur, gifting a cologne gift set during the holiday season is a great way to help your guy keep his scent in check. Because let’s be honest, he doesn’t want to spend his coin to replenish his preferred scent or try out a new fragrance himself. He’s leaving that all on you.
When looking for the best cologne gift sets for your number one, please take note of what he’s either consistently buying himself or what his nose seems to gear towards most frequently. If he’s a collector, read his current bottle labels and see if you can find any consistencies among the bottles. Maybe you notice that there are more woodsy, masculine scents among his collection. Perhaps you’ll find a slew of more citrus-forward and fresh fragrances among his troupe. Just get snooping.
Additionally, note that as much as this gift is about him, it’s not all about him. Think about his current scent: do you love it? Can you not stand it? Did friends and family keep their distance from him even before social distancing was a thing? If that’s the case, use your own guidance and scent preferences when shopping around for a stellar cologne gift set. There’s a good chance that he has no idea what he’s doing. Every dude needs a little bit of help sometimes.
Wherever your in-house bottle research takes you, we’ve got several cologne gift set options to choose from that we’re sure your man will love. From OG choices to newer subscription brands to solid fragrance sets, here are the 14 best cologne gift sets to gift your man in 2021.
1. BVLGARI Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Bvlgari Man immerses your sense in the scents of nature, from citrus orange, woody cedar, vetiver, and the masculine musk of spices and amber rum. This three-piece 0.5 ounce Eau de parfum gift set is for the man of today as well as the future. Wood Neroli evokes an Italian garden with its notes of neroli and orange blossom. Wood Essense will warm you up with notes of cypress, benzoin, and ambergris. Man in Black has tuberose, leather, and Guaiac wood notes for a presence that no one will ignore.
BVLGARI Eau de Parfum Gift Set
2. Jo Malone London Men’s Travel Set
BEST TRAVEL SET
Now that traveling is on the table again, it’s not the time to neglect yourself but instead pamper yourself, and while you are at it, you might as well do it with some class. As you know what they say, no one does it like the British.
Jo Malone London is renowned for creating world-class fragrances, and this men’s travel set showcases it, consisting of a 0.3-ounce wood sage and sea salt cologne, 0.3-ounce myrrh and tonka cologne intense, 1.7-ounce lime basil and mandarin body and hand wash, and the matching 1.7 ounce exfoliating shower gel, that comes neatly packaged in a nifty travel pouch.
Jo Malone London Travel Set
3. Ralph Lauren World of Polo Gift Set
Do you ever find yourself torn on how to choose just one daily scent? Well, Ralph Lauren gives you the option of their top three. Selected from its World of Polo collection, this three-piece set offers 1.36 ounce Eau de toilette sprays in its fiery Polo Red blend with red saffron, cedarwood, and vanilla notes. The second fragrance presented is the favorite fresh and cool nautical Polo Blue blend with notes of melon, basil washed suede. Lastly, the sophisticated Polo Black blend with notes of mango, tonka bean, and patchouli rounds out the collection. Ideal for when you need a quick spritz before dashing out of the door or making strides across the riding arena.
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Ralph Lauren Polo 3 Piece Set for Men
4. Fulton and Roark Total Package
If a solid and subtle scent is more your speed, then you can’t go wrong with adding a balm cologne into your grooming kit because it’s much more gentle on the skin and is easy to re-apply during the day.
Site Director Tim Werth, recently ranked Palmetto best overall, out of the Fulton & Roark collection for its clean, coastal and masculine notes of Brazilian Pepper, Cedarwood, and Magnolia; so we couldn’t resist including this in as an excellent gift for yourself or someone special. The Total Package consists of a 0.2-ounce solid fragrance, a fine fragrance soap bar, aluminum-free deodorant and body lotion. You can’t get more solid than that.
Fulton and Roark
5. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Gift Set
BEST FOR EVERYDAY
Le Male is one of those timeless scents that feel as warm and familiar as an old classic. In JPG style, the bottle is reminiscent of a Greek god’s torso that would be gawped at in a museum. Also even though the brand has since released a variety of aromatic blends, Le Male is one you can never tire of and will find yourself returning back to, time and time again. This set includes a 6.8-ounce eau de toilette and a 0.34-ounce travel spray which contains notes of lavender, mint and vanilla.
Jean Paul Gaultier
6. Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Dior’s fresh yet warming Sauvage allows you to unleash your inner curiosities, without having to drive into the middle of a desert to find it. Crafted from a musky Sri Lankan sandalwood blend, fruity and zesty Reggio di Calabria mandarin and bergamot, and smoky vanilla absolute from Papua New Guinea. This does encapsulate the meaning of a warm yet rich scent and lucky for you this set comes in a nightstand-friendly 3.4 ounce and an on-the-go 0.34 ounce, ready for your next adventure.
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Dior Sauvage Eau de Parfum Gift Set
7. Tom Ford Men’s Noir Extreme Gift Set
Everyone knows you can’t go wrong with Tom Ford and the Noir Extreme set, is as to be expected, woody, spicy and indulgent. Layered with notes such as spiced amber, rose, jasmine, orange, sandalwood, and vanilla ember this Eau de parfum is a sensory experience. This set consists of a 3.4-ounce cologne and 0.34-ounce spray, ideal for slipping into the pocket of a well-tailored suit.
Tom Ford Noir Extreme Gift Set
8. CREED Aventus En Voyage Travel Atomizer Set
Let’s face it, CREED is a crowd-favorite, whether you are spoiling someone new or want to show a long-time partner that you care. Even though we all have our CREED number one, we decided to choose one of their best sellers because how could we resist the pineapple, jasmine, ambergris, oakmoss and vanilla notes.
This particular fragrance was named by Olivier Creed, who envisioned the Aventus man to be destined to live a driven life, and that’s precisely what you can embody with this scent.
CREED Aventus Travel Atomizer
9. Maison Margiela’ REPLICA’ Mini Spray Set
BEST SCENT SELECTION
Does your man enjoy the more classic, male-centric aesthetics life has to offer? A glass of whiskey neat, a hand-rolled Cuban from time to time, drinking his coffee black, chopping wood himself, reading the actual newspaper in the morning. You know, guy stuff. If that’s the case, Maison Margiela’s ‘REPLICA’ mini spray set is what you need to leave under his side of the tree this year. The spray set comes with three different fragrances.
The first is “Jazz Club”, which is a spicy yet woodsy scent that exudes the notes of a coppery, rummy, tobacco-filled room, similar to what you might experience while listening to smooth jazz in the 20s. “Bubble Bath” is the next fragrance in the pack, which features soapy notes with hints of rose, white musk and coconut milk give more of a sensually daunting, bright, fresh fragrance. Lastly, “By the Fireplace” is a warm yet spicy scent filling the room with notes of clove, chestnut and vanilla accord. This scent hits the way whiskey does, going down on lonesome, fireside nights at his at-home library.
La Labo Eau de Parfum Discover Set
10. Le Labo Eau de Parfum Discovery Set
BEST MODERN SCENT SET
If the modern man were trapped inside four different bottles of cologne, this would be the set. This essentially genderless discovery set will let your man test and try out four of Le Labo’s most desirable fragrances on the market that are easy to throw inside your toiletry bag or gym bag for easy on-the-go situations. Each scent is super unique, like the AnOther 13 fragrance blends mixing notes of ambroxan, green citrus and ambrette seed. The included Rose 31 plays with notes centifolia rose, giving way to spicy cumin, cedar, and amber. On their own, these scents aren’t always the cheapest, so $85 for all four is a great way to introduce your man to these modern must-haves.
Maison Margiela 'REPLICA' Mini Spray Set
11. Chanel Bleu de Chanel Gift Set
As potentially one of the most memorable scents for men he’ll ever try, gift your guy this Bleu de Chanel gift set and have him see what it’s all about. This classic cologne is instantly recognizable by collectors and connoisseurs everywhere for its woody yet aquatically aromatic scent. Chanel actually makes this scent in a variety of intensities, but we love this one for the manly yet not-so-manly, overpowering yet not-so-overpowering smell. If that doesn’t make any sense to you, buy it. You’ll know exactly what we mean.
Chanel Bleu de Chanel Gift Set
12. Versace Miniatures Gift Set
Although we’ve already featured two variety sets above, this set is excellent for another reason other than the obvious — its price point. For just $40, gift your man a collection of five unique mini bottles from Versace. Yes, we said Versace. The Versace. How is it just $40 you might ask? We don’t even know. But we’re not asking questions, we’re just clicking “buy.” Let your man express himself the way he wants depending on the day, featuring Versace’s Eros, Eros Flame, Eau Fraîche, Pour Homme and Dylan Blue fragrances. Once he uses the set in its entirety, buy him his favorite in a full-sized bottle. This deal is exclusively at Macy’s, so get it while it’s hot!
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Versace Miniatures Gift Set
Gift him the best cologne gift set he never saw coming with a little surprise from ScentBox. ScentBox is a fragrance subscription service for men and women (so ladies, maybe even snag something for yourself) that will bring one scent to your front door a month. Their lowest gifting option starts at just $44.95 for three months and promises an awesome scent each time. Although we love a guessing game, ScentBox suggests that you get his preference on what exactly he wants before giftings. We understand because scent is incredibly personal. But, if you’re looking to make it a surprise, sneak into his room, see what he uses the most and base it off of that.
Starting at $44.95 for 3 Months
14. Kenneth Cole for Him Gift Set
Spice it up, baby. If you’re looking for something to kick it up a notch in the bedroom, we suggest gifting him this gift set from Kenneth Cole. Each scent given is extremely sensual-smelling in nature for reasons we can’t explain. The scents are extremely vibrant and playful and are perfect for the modern man with a sense of swagger. The largest bottle — the Eau de Toilette spray — is their signature scent, which is built around the idea of seascape, combining notes of marine salt with white citrus and mineral accord to just add a little bit of flavor to his already musky, manmade scent. Alongside the larger bottle, three half-ounce bottles are included as well, aptly named Serenity, Energy and Intensity to bring exactly that in his day-to-day.