Have you started your holiday shopping yet? If you’ve already ventured out, you have likely noticed the same old song and dance of Christmas gifts. There’s the meat and cheese gift box, the hat/scarf/glove set, and the dreaded kitchen accessories. If you’d like to give that special someone a unique and thoughtful gift that will be appreciated and used, we’ve got you covered!
Gift baskets are always a huge hit, there’s no denying that, but a basket that has been hand-picked and filled with items we can actually use? Yes please! Here’s how to create an amazing gift basket made personal for someone you love.
Every successful gift basket needs a theme, and for Christmas you want to be on point. We love the idea of a Spa-in-a-Basket concept because, well who doesn’t love spa products? This is sure to please a special lady in your life. Guys, you may earn some bonus points with this one. The best part, it’s super simple to pull together.
For starters, you’ll need a basket. Currently, there are countless holiday baskets lining store shelves. Take your pick, but make sure it’s big enough to hold all of the amazing spa items that will rest in it. To cushion the bottom, either fill it with some tissue paper or shredded decorative paper.
Now for some luxurious ingredients: We love the idea of something homemade. Since many of us are suffering from winter skin, a freshly made hydrating facial scrub is perfect. You’ll need a container for the scrub like the small jelly jars we found at Target.
Fill the jar with this homemade scrub: Juice from 1 lemon, 1 Tablespoon honey, and 2 Tablespoons of sugar. We bought our organic ingredients from Earth Fare. Tie pretty Christmas ribbon around the jar.
Grab a decorative recipe card to include the scrub recipe and these instructions: apply a layer of olive oil to the skin then press the scrub into the oil. Gently massage, leave on for 5-10 minutes, then rinse. Safe for the face and body! Follow with a beauty oil and let the magic happen as you sleep.
We included a bottle of Aveda’s Beautifying Oil along with a gift card to In Touch SalonSpa to tie in our spa idea with the scrub.
Another great item to include in your spa gift basket is a sampler of high quality skin care products such as the Dr. Hauschka Revitalizing Face Care Kit we found at Earth Fare.
No spa basket is complete without tea! A great option for this theme is Yogi Skin DeTox tea, also found at Earth Fare. Another great item to include is a pretty candle holder with an aromatherapy scented candle.
For some extra touches, we picked up a beautiful ornament and decorative branch from Dar’s Porch and Patio. Place the gift basket in a cellophane bag then tie some pretty ribbon around it. (Cellophane bags can be found at Target, Michaels, and party stores).
This is your Spa-in-a-Gift Basket! Share photos of your customized gift baskets with us, we’d love to see them!