It’s the Season of Giving – Give the Gift of Love

With less than a week until Thanksgiving, I can’t help but feel the spirit of gratefulness and gratitude. This year had been a whirlwind and a blast at the same time. Earlier this year hubby deployed to Kuwait. It was the toughest challenge for us. After all the sleepless night and tiring days, he finally came home last August. Now we have “36” days left before Christmas! We keep things simple and celebrate it with our families. It may not be traditional, but we always ask each other what we want to make sure we don’t end up with a flawed gift.

Honestly, I can’t think of any. That’s what I told my husband. I don’t have a need for an item that isn’t functional. So when he pressed for a gift idea, I simply said “perfumes” would make a great gift. He was quite surprised. That’s because he doesn’t wear any perfume or cologne. I explained how perfumes make a big difference (for the majority of us who does). My personal favorite is Katy Perry’s Mad Love Fragrance – everything about it is lovely! Just look at that bottle, the packaging and branding alone are exceptional!

Mad Love PerfumePIN IT!

On that note, I figured a lot of you may still be looking for ideas what to give your loved ones. So I’ve decided to round up my top 3 suggestion that will surely be a hit with your family and even friends!

Charlotte Cho The Little Book of Skin CarePIN IT!

Books » Living in a digital world means we’re always using our gadgets such as laptop and cell phone. Having a book to read is quite refreshing and a great reason to disconnect from the web.

Depending on the recipient, you can choose the topic or theme that will suit them best. For example, my husband is into sports and poker which means I will have to choose a book from those categories. As for me, I am a beauty enthusiast. Making Charlotte Cho’s book “The Little Book of Skin Care” a great choice. Need something more personal? Look into collector types such as Harry Potter’s complete series.

Katy Perry Mad Love PerfumePIN IT!

Perfumes » While my husband is not into fragrances, the majority of the population loves a great perfume. In fact, as I was growing up I remember sneaking a spritz or two from my Mama’s stash. There’s something about perfumes that completes me. The way I see it, perfumes brings a person’s ensemble/overall look together.

Choosing the right scent plays a big factor – if you are gifting one to a guy, opting for a masculine with a hint of fresh scent might be the best way to go. If gifting one to a woman, the product packaging also makes a difference. Check out Katy Perry’s “Mad Love” fragrance – available at Walgreens!

Ankit Boss MugPIN IT!

Mug » We all have a good use for mugs. Whether it is for coffee, tea, hot chocolate or even soups! I love starting my day with a cup of coffee, and a beautiful mug is the best way to go. Nowadays, the good old plain mug just won’t do. Often that not, I’m torn between cute and chic designs.

For the ladies, gold polka dots and floral prints are the latest in trend. As for guys, a monogrammed mug or a gold trim on the handle is the best choice. Need a unisex one? Check out mugs with quotes or sayings! My personal favorite is this mint mug from Ankit that says “I’m not Bossy, I’m the Boss!”.

Choosing books and mugs aren’t as quite tedious compared to choosing the right perfume. So I am sharing a few pointers why Katy Perry’s perfume made it to my must-have list and gift guide suggestion.

As I have mentioned earlier, the packaging and scent play a big factor. Katy Perry got it right with her perfume collection. She has 3 pillars which are Purr, Killer Queen, and Mad Potion. The Mad Love Fragrance is an extension of the latter.

Katy Perry Mad LovePIN IT!

Katy Perry PerfumePIN IT!

Katy Perry PerfumePIN IT!

When it comes down to the scent, it has this sexy fruity fragrance that is both lightweight and sultry. It also has a hint of freshness that captivates your senses with just a quick whiff. For the packaging, I can’t resist the round potion bottle. I adore the light pink shade and the marbleized cap accent – – it is the perfect epitome of elegance and beauty!

What do you think of my Top 3 Holiday Gift Idea? Have you come across Katy Perry’s perfume collection? Let me know your thoughts! xx

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  • Louise Bishop

    Not a fan of Katy Perry but I always like smelling new perfumes! This is a new one for me!

  • Sheena Tatum

    You’re very right, it DOES make a difference! I love getting a new perfume!

  • Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    This sounds like a great fragrance. I love the idea that the entire thing is based in the magic of love. Very cool.

  • Catherine Sargent

    These all sound like great gift options. I could always use another mug, I drink a lot of coffee and tea.

  • Lisa Favre

    I actually heard really great things about the Katy Perry perfume! I like that it’s available in Walgreen’s – easy access!

  • Our Family World

    This is my first time to see this perfume and it’s actually cute and perfect gift idea.

  • Theresa

    That bottle is so cute! The teen girl we picked off the Angel Tree asked for perfume this year. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. We’ll definitely be picking her up a bottle this weekend!

  • Cassie Tucker

    I agree whole heartedly about using a book to disconnect from this digital world. There is nothing like sitting back and enjoying an actual physical book!

  • Ann Bacciaglia

    My Daughter is going to love this. I will have to pick up a bottle to give her for Christmas.

  • Melissa @ Married my sugardaddy

    Definitelt want to try this fragrance – just the packaging alone is so cute! And I love that I can snag it at Walgreens!

  • Jeanine

    I tried on another one of her perfumes the other day and loved it so I’m pretty sure I’d really like this one too! Sounds like it would make a great gift too!

  • Mary Edwards

    I know my teen would love to get htis for the christmas this year.Actually so would I

  • Janell Poulette

    I have been looking for something to get my sister for Christmas and i think this is perfect. I really love the design of the bottle and I’m sure it smells great!

  • Crystal

    I know I should be shopping for other people, but I want that for me! Sounds just dreamy

  • brianne

    My sister actually has this on her list this holiday season! Your post just reminded me to get it for her. I just love the packaging!

  • Melisasource

    Wow, I didn’t know Katy Perry was in the fragrance business. I’m not too big on perfumes but this probably smells wonderful.

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    I am always looking for new fragrances. This sounds lovely!

  • Kiwi

    I love Katy Perry. I had no idea she had a perfume out but the packaging is cute for it!