DIY "SPA DAY" GIFT BASKET
Updated: Feb 19, 2018
Hi, friends! Today I am sharing my ideas for a DIY "spa day" gift basket. Spa gift baskets are one of my favorite gifts to give. I love the thought of giving a loved one an excuse to take a "me day". These baskets are such a thoughtful gesture and I think all of us know someone who deserves to take a day off and pamper themself.
Besides being a super thoughtful gesture, I love gifting these for many reasons:
You can easily tailor the contents to the recipient based on what they like, their hobbies, etc.
You can easily add or remove contents in order to hit the price point you want to spend
These are a great way for the recipient to try out a new product they may love
These are a great way to share products you love with others
I could keep going on and on, but I think you get the point! I have given these baskets to several friends, and the contents are different every time. In general, I like to include a few pampering products, and then mix the other contents up based on the recipient.
For pampering I like to include a face mask or a similar treatment for the face, along with something luxurious for the hair (like a hair mask), and something for the skin. We have harsh winters where I live, so moisturizing hand lotion is always a good choice. Other ideas include nice soap, bubble bath/bath bombs, body scrub, and keratin gloves/socks.
I also like to include at least one item that encourages the recipient to relax. This might be a pair of comfy socks, a book, or even a book/podcast/music suggestion I think would enjoy. I also like to include a card with a note about taking a day for themselves (if applicable, include an offer to watch the kids and you'll be hailed as the best gift giver of all time).
Finally, I like to include a treat of some sort. Again, this varies based on the recipient - but for me this typically includes a few chocolates, a mug/tea combo, or even a bottle of wine.
For this particular gift basket, I knew I didn't want to spend much more than $25. Getting several items for $25 is tight, but doable. Don't be afraid to check end caps for clearance items, and if a full size product is too pricey, look around for a trial or travel size option.
So here's where I ended up! I chose a few pink items, along with heart socks for a "Galentine's Day" basket.
I selected a Pacifica Stress Rehab facial mask, along with a hair masque from Nexxus. A nice candle, comfy socks, and mug for tea...sounds like a relaxing night to me! I also grabbed some hand lotion, and nice soap from Hand in Hand.
Bonus - for every bar of Hand in Hand soap purchased, the company donates a bar to an area in need. How cool is that?!
So here is how everything breaks down price-wise. Excluding the basket ($3) and some chocolates I included ($1), I spent just over $25.
Not bad for a day of pampering, and a gift I know I would personally enjoy (hint hint family).
Links to most products below!