Christmas Gift Guide 2018 | For your brother who is impossible to buy for

Christmas Gift Guide 2018 | For your brother who is impossible to buy for

Bryce and Byron, if you’re reading this: look away now!

Many of my readers are already aware of the fact that I have four brothers. Yep, FOUR. Needless to say, Christmas can be a rather expensive time for our family! My two ‘older’ brothers (I call them older, but they’re really younger than me – it’s just that they’re the oldest of the four) are relatively easy to shop for: Brother One loves cooking, having a braai, and enjoying a dop, so I usually get him some craft beers or cooking accessories (like the braai thermometers mentioned in this post).

Brother Two is an academic and loves to be organised, and he also has really long hair – I find that some stationery, a Tangle Teezer, or some fancy coffee works really well here.

Brother Three and Brother Four (the above-mentioned Bryce and Byron) are a different kettle of fish altogether. They’re the babies in the family and they’re going through that awkward teenage phase (they’re both 16), so most things in life are pretty uncool. (Including Greyton. They loathe Greyton!) Buying gifts for them has become more and more difficult as the years have gone by: they’re into Fort Nite, and they pretty much already have all the necessary gear needed to play – so there goes that idea! For years, I could get away with iTunes vouchers, but when I asked them about this last week, they both seemed pretty disinterested.

So what do you buy for the brothers that already have everything they need – and are not interested in very much at all? We-ell. I suddenly had a brainwave. As teenage boys, it’s a given that they can be a tad stinky at the best of times, especially since both of them do rowing and spend hours every day in the water. I also realised that they’re at the age where girls start to become a whole lot more appealing (and remembered how I used to sneak off to sniff the deodorant that my crush wore at the time while my mom was stocking up on groceries). So I present to you the perfect gift idea for the brother that is notoriously difficult to buy for… and come to think of it, I think most fathers, grandfathers, and hubby’s would appreciate this gift, too!

For the stylish man – Revlon Pub Cologne Gift Set (R188 at Edgars)

Revlon’s iconic Pub cologne is a spicy, woody fragrance with fresh top notes of geranium, amalfi lemon, tarragon, star anise, and basil. It soon dries down to reveal a muskier base, which also boasts sensual notes of vanilla, sandalwood, patchouli, and oak moss. I won’t lie – I sprayed a bit of the deodorant on myself to give the scent a little whiff, and it smells incredible. This set includes a deodorant spray and Revlon Pub Cologne (75ml).

For the sporty man – Revlon Fire & Ice Cool (R322 at Clicks)

Fancy something a little fresher and sportier? Revlon’s popular Fire & Ice Cool is ideal for those who prefer a clean, masculine scent that isn’t too overpowering. It boasts floral top notes and an aquatic dry down, which means that Revlon Fire & Ice Cool is perfect for everyday wear. This set includes a deodorant spray and Revlon Fire & Ice Cool Cologne Spray (100ml).


I know just how tight the festive season can be budget-wise, so I’ve teamed up with Revlon to give away both the Revlon Pub Cologne Gift Set and the Revlon Fire & Ice Cool Cologne Gift Set to one lucky reader. Yep, winner takes it all!

To enter, leave a comment down below telling me which gift set you’d like most – and who you’d gift it to.

For an extra entry, head on over to this Instagram post and follow the instructions.

This giveaway will end on Monday, 24 December 2018, and the winner will be announced both in this post and on the Instagram post. Good luck! (And don’t forget to spread the love by sharing this post on FB, Instagram, and Twitter using the social share buttons below).

** This post is sponsored by Revlon South Africa