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It seems like the holiday rush is already in full swing at our house! I’m just starting to decorate, and my ‘family and friends gift list’ is in the works. I love the holidays, but I think it’s so important not to let the hectic pace get the best of me. I need to continue to appreciate the important things, like spending time with my hubby when he’s home, and let go of the minutiae that makes me crazy!
For our last night in town this weekend, I wanted to do something a little special. I had stopped by CVS for a post-tennis sports drink and saw the COTY fragrance sets displayed near the front of the store. Stetson is my husband’s favorite, so I grabbed one of those along with my drink and was on my way. So easy!
Since he was taking a late flight home, I wrapped it in a “manly” plaid and left it waiting for him on our wine table. Not only was the Stetson fragrance set easy to buy, it was super easy to wrap. I love wrapping things that are in boxes! Those sharp corners and lines appeal to my neatness obsession, what can I say? I also included a gift card so that we could have an easy date night. (So yes, it was kind of a gift for me too…)
Whenever I smell my husband’s Stetson cologne, it takes me back to those first dates. He took me to nice restaurants and cooked seafood-stuffed salmon for me. He always dressed up, always smelled good. It was the middle of winter when we met, and I got a big whiff of his cologne as I snuggled up to his sweater when I hugged him. So so good.
And those boots! He wears boots most of the time, and I was still fairly new to the south then, so I was effortlessly charmed by this southern gentleman. Still am, I guess you could say. ;) Isn’t is crazy how a smell can take you right back to that moment in a millisecond?
When he got home on Thursday night, he opened it up and was thrilled with the two new scents, as I knew he would be.
He put some on, and we did our little date night! I know these spontaneous date nights will someday be quite limited, but for now it’s just us two, and I enjoy our freedom to go out on the town whenever we want. Gifting him his favorite fragrance — Stetson — was a great way to slow down and enjoy the holiday season together!
Does your significant other have a favorite scent? If so, here’s a $4 off coupon for you to stop by CVS for easy gift-giving sets in a variety of great fragrances! Find more ways to gift a memory this holiday season by clicking here!