The Anatomy Of Gift Giving


(NAPSA)—Whether it’s the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion that you want to feel special, heeding a few simple hints can help you become known as having a gift for giving. Give with your head. Be smart about gift shopping. Keep a list of what the people you care about like and whenever you see somethinglikely, buy it. Give from your hands. Few presents are as precious as something you made yourself: perhaps a knit scarf, a scrapbook of family memories, or a birdhouse you built. Give for the eyes. Whatever you get, wrap it up beautifully. Give with your nose. Pre- sent the people you care for with a new signature scent. For example, Davidoff Cool Water Night Dive even lets you give twice, because every bottle sold from the Davidoff Cool Water portfolio means a donation to research and represents the protection of 100,000 square feet of ocean via the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas program. It’s a green fragrance based on the sensual and mysterious, incensy tones of lentisk wood with a clear and thrilling “splash” sensation brought by a blend of shivering mint and cold watery fruits, plus magnetic and modern Oriental notes of Cashmeran. Sold at Macy’s, its musky, spicy intensity is faceted with captivating, ambery balmynotes. While you’re selecting scent, you can get a gift for the women on your list with Forever Vera. It has velvety textures of white peach and gardenia blended with a splash of refreshing coconut water, luxurious orris and bloom- ing lilac dotted with a drop of rum, along with creamy sandalwood, cocooning tonka beans, and sheer skin musk. Available at Kohl’s. For the woman who’d prefer a simple but sophisticated scent, there’s Reveal Calvin Klein. For the first time in fragrance, it has a salt signature that melts into a heart of orris and sensual sandalwood.It’s available at Macy’s. Men who like a rich masculine fragrance might like Euphoria Gold for men. It opens with the invigorating freshness of spicy ginger, accented with a sophisticated touch of primofiore lemon. The heart is compelling and sensual, blending the aromatic warmth of cinnamon bark with intriguing notes of basil and honey, the sexiness of rich amber, heightened with patchouli and vanilla for an intense and lasting impression. Also available at Macy’s. Give from the heart, what- ever you decide on.