~This is a sponsored post made in partnership with Suave. Opinions and stories are my own.~
What would the holidays be without our favorite scents? Could you imagine a Thanksgiving without the scent of pumpkin and apple pie or Christmas without the warm, welcoming perfume of chocolate and cinnamon? Scent is one our strongest links to memories. A single waft of air could take us back in time to a specific place due to the way the brain links scent with memories to create conditioned responses. So the next time you happen across the smell of baked apples, hot sticky marshmallows on sweet potatoes or fresh sage basted over a golden turkey… it brings you back to that first time all over again.
This season, Suave wants to help you give a gift of memories this holiday with ideas for gift baskets.
For Her, each of their products carry wonderful scents. You could give the gift of laying out by the water (Ocean Breeze), that first massage that is hard to forget (Creamy Cocoa Butter & Shea) or that evening she actually got to get a long hot bath because the kids went to bed early (Sweet Pea & Violet).
For Him, the memory of being able to shower without a toddler going in and flushing the toilet (Suave Men 2-in-1 Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner) or when he actually got to dress up nice and take you out to dinner – sans kids (Suave Firm Hold Styling Gel).
Think of your favorite scents of the holiday season, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom or sage, rosemary, and thyme. Where do they take you? What memories do they bring with them?