By far, one of the most pampering gifts to give or receive are lotion and soap sets with basket fillings.
Filled to the brim with indulgent bath bars and beauty products, these girly gift baskets are sure to make your recipient delight in your generosity.
Lotion and Soap Sets: with Basket or Boxes
When choosing between a box or a basket to stuff away a bundle of bath treasures, it makes sense to consider the elements of your gift, or the theme, and of course the style or personal taste of the recipient.
If your recipient needs some bathroom counter space or collects a certain brand of hand-woven baskets, then the perfect gift may be lotion and soap sets with basket presentation, which will keep the goodies stashed in an organized and attractive manner right on the vanity.
On the other hand, if your gift recipient is well organized and simplistic, a modern or decorative box may be appropriate and well used for hidden storage.
Either way, picking the presentation material is only the beginning of this delightful treasure gathering journey. The best part of this simple gift idea is shopping for beloved products to stuff in it.
Make a Theme
Pampering gift baskets are perfect on many occasions. If you find yourself in a rut and need a quick gift idea, it's often helpful to create a theme geared towards the recipient's personality and interests. These common basket themes delight a variety of people:
When spring and summertime make way for the busy gardener, tired hands most always take their toll from pulling weeds and tending soil. A gift basket for the gardener is always a welcomed gift for tired hands. Fill a garden gift basket or galvanized watering can with the following:
- Hand cream such as Burt's Bees Hand Salve.
- Lip balm with sunscreen
- Lemon verbena or citrus scented soap
- Sage or chamomile bubble bath
- Garden gloves
If you know an expectant mother, pamper her! Surely she needs some special care and indulgent moments. Fill a basket that can later be used to stash the new baby's diapers or lotions with the following:
- Lavender essential oil
- Body scrub and a loofah sponge
- Cocoa butter lotion to prevent stretch marks
- Bubble bath
- Foot or body lotion
- Hair turban such as the Tassi for battling morning sickness
Rest and Relax
For that special person who needs some R&R, a restful gift basket theme is a welcome retreat from their busy day to day struggles and worries. Stuff a restful basket with the following sleep inducing goodies:
- Lavender bubble bath
- Lavender bath soap
- Eye mask
- Moisture socks
- Lavender lotion
- Pillow mist
Why buy flowers when you can stuff a basket or box with a variety of garden picked scents? For the special lady who needs a quick pick me up or general encouragement, a floral bouquet themed gift basket can bring a welcome dose of sunshine. Pack these girly gifts into a pretty basket or floral print box:
- Gardenia scented body lotion
- Floral soap
- Rose scented body lotion
- Rose water complexion spray
- Pink slipper socks
- Vintage rose lip salves, such as Rosebud's Minted Rose Balm
For the Gentleman
Men enjoy pampering gift sets just as much as the ladies. To make a manly gift basket, think rugged. Start with a leather box or a rustic basket. Fill with the following:
- Lip balm
- Aveda Chakra sprays
- After shave balm
- Amber or musk scented body wash
- Deluxe manicure set
Gift baskets filled with pampering goodies are perfect for almost any occasion. When the next special occasion rolls around, why not fill a basket and delight your recipient with a custom themed gift? Consider a gift basket for any one of these worthy occasions:
- Thinking of you
- Sympathy or support
- Mother's or Father's Day
- Bridal shower
- Baby shower
- Good luck
- Get well soon
- Post break-up
- Just because