Last week, I shared some ideas on how to glean inspiration to give stellar gift. This week, I am giving 5 ideas for loveable gift baskets that anyone would love to dive into. I love gift baskets, because they are so flexible and they allow you to give a deeply personal gift. You can make a gift basket as simple or complex as you wish, and it doesn’t HAVE to fit any theme, so you can be very specific with a theme or you can give a plethora of items that the receiver would love.
To start, pick your basket first. When I say basket, I mean whatever receptacle you are using to package your items. A “basket” can be a box, a cooler, a cooking pan or a regular basket. I always start my basket first for 2 reasons. 1) It will help me keep track of how many elements I collect and 2) my budget will be in better control by virtue of reason 1. Now that is settled, on to the goods!
5) A pamper gift basket!
Yes, I know what you may be thinking. “you’re joking, right?” “We see these pop up at Christmas time and Mother’s Day in major retailers like Walmart or Target and they always seem cheesy, over the top and just not really good.” I get it and I am going to help you give a better spa basket.
You can do a standard basket from the home section of a retailer, or you can add a fun twist by using something like this
I found this in the clearance section and it reminded me of those old school bath bowls.
Use some towels to build the base, then add some handcrafted bar soap, an all-natural body moisturizer, scrub etc. Make it really indulgent by adding an artisan candle or a luxury bubble bath. Another option in spa realm would be a mani-pedi basket (foot soak and balm) or a beauty basket (skincare, makeup, etc.)
4) A wellness basket
Don’t laugh! People are really becoming health conscious and let’s face it. We are in that time of year where everyone is getting sick. Fill a large apothecary jar
with some organic loose tea, local honey (great for allergies and natural antibiotic), a natural “vicks” balm, comforting room spray, organic throat drops and whatever else it takes to make someone feeling under the weather, have their own personal ray of sunshine.
Next week, I’ll share the final 3. In the meantime, give these a try or come up with some ideas of your own.