Now that we are deep into graduation season, I’ve been thinking about good gifts for those who are donning caps and gowns this spring. I only have one graduate to think about this year, the son of a dear friend of mine. He’s not into scent at all, so methinks a check will be headed his way.
Of course, in these days of folks being scent-averse, it’s a good idea to do your homework to see if the graduate has issues in that area.
But what about those girls (and guys) who might be amenable to a scented gift? It’s fairly easy if you know what they like; just get them more of same, or perhaps some body products in the line.
If they don’t, what might be a good starting point for graduation? I know Sephora used to have that sampler thing that you can buy and then it gives you a discount if you buy a full-size fragrance. (Not exactly sure how it works, so if I’m mistaken, someone please correct me.)
If the graduate is a scent novice, you’d hope that your gift might help steer them down a higher fragrance path, so what easy-to-wear classics might you suggest?
At the lower price point, Prescriptives’ Calyx (Clinique now, of course) comes to mind, and at the higher end, several of the Hermessences. Those get extra credit because none of them is overpowering and you can get those cute smaller sprays, but they still come boxed in the impressive Hermes packaging. Of course, there are lots of great fragrances in between that would work.
Do you ever give scent for a graduation present? And if so, please share. Or what do you think would make a perfect scented gift? Or tell me if I am completely off-base here, and most graduates would really just prefer cash/checks/gift cards?