A DIY beauty fall gift basket is a wonderful homemade gift idea for autumn! Learn 6 all-natural fall beauty gifts and get useful tips for assembling and decorating a relaxing spa gift set.
Included are easy skincare recipes for handmade pumpkin spice soap, bath bombs, sugar scrub, whipped body butter, lip balm, bath salt and free printable labels for packaging and gift wrapping.
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DIY Beauty Fall Gift Basket – Pretty Homemade Gift Basket Idea
Is there anything better than receiving a handmade gift? Yes, a beautiful DIY beauty fall gift basket full of natural, homemade beauty products! A spa gift basket is one of the best homemade gift ideas any time of year, but especially in autumn.
With the end of summer, back-to-school, Halloween and the busy Christmas season just around the corner, a spa gift set is undoubtedly a wonderful present to receive. Cyna already shared homemade fall food gift ideas last week, and now we’re putting together a fall gift basket.
You know what’s even better? You can customize your DIY beauty fall gift basket in any way you want. Perhaps you just want a small beauty gift for a helpful neighbor or you need easy gifts for teachers or a relaxation gift for your girlfriends – a pamper hamper is always an excellent choice!
A fall gift basket for many occasions
A DIY beauty fall gift basket is a wonderful non-food gift idea for many occasions. Perhaps you already have a recipient in mind who would be delighted to receive an autumn relaxation gift set. But in case you need a little inspiration, here are a few ideas to whom you could gift an easy spa hamper:
- autumn birthdays
- Thanksgiving hostess gift
- raffle basket idea
- pampering gift baskets for her
- bath gift set for him
- relaxation gift box for teachers, co-workers or your boss
- thank you gifts for neighbors
- bridesmaid spa gift box for fall weddings
- stocking stuffers for health nuts
What should I put in a wellness gift basket?
Once you see the appeal of a DIY beauty fall gift basket, you’ll probably want to know: what should I put in a wellness gift basket? You got options, my friends. I like to add beauty and skincare products that enjoy myself like homemade soap, sugar scrubs, or a lip balm.
Pumpkin spice gifts are becoming more popular each year, so don’t be surprised that this list of fall gift ideas for relaxing bath gift sets and DIY beauty fall baskets is full of them. Other fall gift ideas for a wellness gift basket could also include DIY pumpkin spice candles, homemade fall wax melts, or fall air freshener spray.
Homemade beauty gift basket ideas for autumn
Alright, let’s look at a few DIY gift ideas for fall! I bought this cute white gift basket in a little shop in SoHo, but you can find many more pretty gift baskets on Amazon. The printable homemade spa kit label can be downloaded at the end of this post. The printable labels and gift tags for the 6 recipes are included individually in each tutorial.
1) Pumpkin spice soap
My moisturizing DIY pumpkin spice soap is ready in less than 10 minutes! This handmade fall soap is scented like pumpkin spice latte and makes for an excellent handmade gift for autumn and the holiday season. The simple tutorial includes free printable soap wrappers for packaging and gifting.
2) Pumpkin spice bath bombs
Homemade pumpkin spice bath bombs are another idea for a relaxation gift box and organic spa gift set. The easy homemade bath bombs with essential oils are made with natural, moisturising ingredients that hydrate your skin while you enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the essential oils.
3) Whipped pumpkin spice body butter
DIY whipped pumpkin spice body butter is perfect for your fall skincare routine and makes an excellent addition to a gift hamper for her. The all-natural non-greasy body butter is scented with a fragrant, pumpkin pie spice inspired essential oil blend. Just perfect to care for dry skin in autumn!
4) Brown sugar honey body scrub
A DIY spa gift set would not be complete with out a body scrub. My DIY pumpkin spice sugar scrub with honey is made with natural ingredients and essential oils. The scrub smells like autumn and will leave your skin smooth and glowing. A wonderful DIY holiday gift!
5) Pumpkin spice lip balm
Keep your lips soft and supple all autumn long with this easy natural DIY pumpkin spice lip balm! The moisturizing lip balm recipe is made with hydrating shea butter, beeswax, and flavored with essential oils. The 20-minute homemade lip balm includes free printable labels for packaging and gift-giving.
6) Pumpkin spice bath salt
This fragrant pumpkin spice bath salt has many skincare benefits and is great for sore muscles, detox, relaxation and stress relief. The easy and relaxing fall bath salts recipe smells like pumpkin spice and is ready in 5 minutes. You’ll also learn the best ways to package natural bath salt as a gift, including different container ideas and free printable labels for decorating.
The best fall beauty gifts to buy
By the way, don’t think every item in a DIY beauty fall gift basket has to be homemade. While it certainly is very nice to receive a fancy gift basket brimming with DIY beauty products, it’s also perfectly acceptable to mix handmade and store-bought gifts – The recipient will appreciate your wellness gift basket either way!
At the end of the day, it’s the gesture and kindness behind giving a gift basket that counts. Whether you’re short on time and in need of inexpensive gift ideas, or DIYing homemade beauty products simply isn’t your strong suite, the following products are excellent quick gift ideas and make great additions to a DIY gift hamper.
Here are a few beauty and skin care products that you buy right now for your DIY pamper gift kit (yes, more pumpkin spice gifts!):
- Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Bath Bombs
- Pumpkin Enzyme Exfoliation Mask
- Soothing Pumpkin Clay Mud Mask
- Spiced Pumpkin Brulee Body Butter
- Pumpkin Body Butter
- Pumpkin Chai Conditioner
- Pumpkin Harvest Liquid Hand Soap
- Pumpkin Spice Bar Soap
How to assemble a DIY beauty fall gift basket
Here is how you build your own gift basket:
- Put the large and heavy item first into the gift basket. The bath salt and a jar of whipped body butter were the first things I put into my basket.
- Then add smaller and lighter items. In case of my homemade gift basket, I added the body scrub and pumpkin spice soap.
- Next, place small and flimsy gifts into the basket, like the lip balm and a bath bomb.
- Finally, attach the printable “Homemade Spa Kit” label. I applied the label with double sided tape, but you can also punch a hole into the label and tie with a ribbon to a basket handle.
If you have to travel to the recipient by car or train, it’s a good idea to wrap the your hamper gift in cellophane to protect the content from falling out.
How to package bath bombs for a spa kit
To package the bath bombs for this fall gift basket, I cut cellophane squares, put a bath bomb in the middle and tied the bundle with a piece of natural twine. Homemade bath bombs are softer compared to glass jars. So, never put bath bombs under anything heavy but on top. Otherwise you could risk damaging the bath bomb.
How to package soap for a for a DIY beauty hamper
First, I wrapped the pumpkin spice melt and pour soap bars tightly in plastic wrap / clingfilm. The plastic wrap / clingfilm is also useful to prevent soap sweating and preserving the fragrance.
Then, I packaged the soap in kraft paper and used the printable soap wrappers to decorate the gift. The rustic look of brown kraft paper suits this fall-themed gift basket well, don’t you think?
Fall basket decorating ideas
The gift basket I used came with a fabric lining. You could also use a pretty napkin or autumn a nice scarf to line your fall gift basket. We already talked about how to pack a gift basket. Now let’s turn it into a stunning beauty gift!
If you want, you can fill empty spots with additional decorations. I used a few cinnamon sticks and anise stars to cover up small spots and fresh flowers to cover up larger gaps. I’m a florist and always have fresh flowers around, of course silk flowers will be just as pretty! You don’t have to do this, but these small details turn this wellness gift into a truly unique gift idea.
More homemade gift basket ideas
My floral DIY spa kit and this spa in a jar are more spa gift set ideas, both are great presents for a health and wellness enthusiast. And if you’re looking for more pumpkin spice gifts, check out one of these healthy food gift ideas or browse our collection of 50+ edible gifts.
Do you know more homemade gift basket ideas, fall gifts or unique gift sets? Please share and leave a comment! I always love to learn about new pamper hamper ideas and spa gift box ideas!
Printable Homemade Spa Kit Label
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