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Now that the holiday shopping season is officially here, get your gift-list ready to go—and make the special man in your life merry with gifts that he’ll love. From chic colognes to a luxurious grooming gathering, check out these got-to-give gifts that will delight him and turn him into a dapper man on the daily:

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FOR THE SPORTY & STYLISH GUY…
Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc ($65, 3.3 fl. oz.)
- gift the guy in your life this fresh, pure and exciting fragrance that’s sure to complement and inspire his sporty and stylish lifestyle. Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc is perfect for the multitasking man who does-it-all—from balancing a professional life with passionate play, to following the latest fashion trends and going al fresco on adventures—this clean, crisp and subtly sensual scent is sure to become part of his daily ritual to make him feel fresh and dapper.

Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc takes inspiration from the classic white L.12.12 shirt fusing a fashionable and fragrant blend that’s fresh, light and masculine with spicy and warm woodsy notes including Rosemary, Cardamom, Olibanum, uplifting Grapefruit & Ylang Ylang, and a crisp herbal blend of Vetyver, Cedarwood, and Georgywood— all balanced smoothly by Tuberose at the heart of the scent. What’s more, the pure white glass flacon mirrors the stylish simplicity and distinctive design of the Lacoste L.12.12 polo shirt, with a clean, elegant and smoothly curved shape, complete with Lacoste’s iconic green crocodile logo, a smooth white cap and textured piqué panels running down the sides of the bottle. Make your multitasking man merry with Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc, a crisp, warm and masculine scent that’s sporty and clean with a touch of elegance that’s perfect for everyday wear.

Eau de LACOSTE L.12.12 Blanc retails for $65 for a 3.3 fl. oz. bottle and available at Bloomingdale’s and bloomingdales.com.

FOR THE WELL-GROOMED GENTLEMAN…
The Art of Shaving’s THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Full Size Kit ($115)
- pamper the well-groomed gentleman in your life with this comprehensive shaving regimen that will bring luxury, style and ease to his grooming routine. The Art of Shaving’s THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Full Size Kit is the ultimate grooming gift and perfect pampering present that has everything needed to get your man well-groomed for the holidays and polished into 2014—for a clean-shaved look for 9-to-5 business affairs to a well-groomed appearance for weekend escapes.

The Art of Shaving’s THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Full Size Kit makes an exceptional gift this holiday season for many reasons: it’s contains the quintessential quartet that simply and stylishly follows The Art of Shaving’s perfect shaving principles: Prepare, Lather Up!, Shave, and Moisturize, it is also an all-inclusive and ultra-indulging set of shaving essentials for everyday affairs to extraordinary events—and it’s a supreme shaving kit that allows for clean, close shaves free from irritations, nicks, cuts, razor bumps and ingrown hairs.

THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Full Size Kit contains:

  1. Prepare: Pre-Shave Oil- this soothing emulsion is made from a botanical blend and 100-percent pure essential oils to prepare the skin and soften the beard for a smooth and comfy shave
  2. Lather Up!: Shaving Cream- this rich and nourishing cream works wonders, softening the beard and hydrating the skin while allowing the blade to glide effortlessly and smoothly for a clean and close shave
  3. Lather Up!: Pure Badger Black Brush- this soft and high-end shaving brush used in conjunction with the Shaving Cream helps to work up a rich, warm lather that penetrates the skin for a smooth, professional quality shaving experience
  4. Moisturize: After-Shave Balm- this light and comforting treatment soothes skin and reduces irritation for a pleasurable, pain-free and pampering finishing touch to the shaving ritual

THE 4 Elements of the PERFECT SHAVE Full Size Kit comes gift-ready in a stylish and sturdy box that neatly nestles the deluxe shaving quartet. It retails for $115 and is available at The Art of Shaving boutiques and online at theartofshaving.com. The kit comes in 5 different scents: unscented, lemon (a soft and subtle scent), sandalwood, lavender and ocean kelp that will leave his skin invigorated, clean and hydrated post shaving.

FOR THE CLASSIC & MASCULINE HOMME…
BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette by Hugo Boss ($70, 3.3 fl. oz.)
- treat your classic man to this elegantly smooth yet undeniably masculine fragrance that’s timeless—and the must-have all-season scent to wear for the holidays and beyond. BOSS Bottled from Hugo Boss is the epitome of what it means to be worldly and masculine, passionate and powerful, confident and charming, strong and sensual, and classically refined. BOSS Bottled is sure to appeal to men from all walks of life, giving them a boost of confidence and an air of elegance that’s fascinating.

BOSS Bottled from Hugo Boss delights the senses with a softly warm, smooth and sophisticated scent that blends subtly sweet notes of Apple, Cinnamon and Bergamot with fresh flowery and spicy mid-notes of Geranium, Clove and Tagete, tempered with sensual yet earthy Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Vetiver, and Olivewood notes. BOSS Bottled smells sophisticated and sexy, leaving a timeless trace behind that’s soft, smooth and classically-chic. This fragrance will not only become his signature scent but it will also captivate a women’s senses for its warm, semi-sweet and alluring aroma.

BOSS Bottled Eau de Toilette for Hugo Boss retails for $70 for a 3.3 fl. oz. bottle and is available at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com.

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Disclosure: Author received product samples solely for the purpose of review, with no monetary compensation to offer a favorable mention. All information provided is for educational purposes only. Author accepts no liability for any loss or damage that may occur from the use of any information or products featured in articles. Opinions expressed are those of the author.

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