See how to make holiday spa gift basket with homemade beauty gifts! The cute candy cane themed relaxation gift box is an inexpensive DIY Christmas gift basket for women, girls, mom, teenagers, friends, teachers, co-workers, and neighbours. This easy relaxation gift basket idea is a unique, elegant present to pamper someone special.
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Spa gift basket with homemade beauty gifts – Holiday relaxation gift box
Christmas is less than two weeks away (seriously, how did that happen?!) and today, I have a holiday spa gift basket for you. I’ve been sharing plenty of candy cane/peppermint beauty gifts and stocking stuffers in the past few weeks and thought it would be fun to put together a beauty hamper with these homemade beauty recipes.
I love giving spa gift basket ideas to all the wonderful people in my life. Homemade Christmas gifts are a heartfelt way to say Merry Christmas, express appreciation and share some holiday cheer. Some people can be hard to shop for, but I don’t think that you can go wrong with these relaxation gift basket ideas.
A spa gift basket is perfect for any lady on your gift list this year. This candy cane themed spa basket is a great gift idea for women, girls, a teen or tween. You can create mini gifts with just a few items to make affordable holiday gifts for teachers, neighbours, co-workers, coaches, or the mail lady.
I filled up the gift basket with homemade Christmas beauty gifts. But don’t think you have to DIY everything. A mix of homemade and store-bought can be a wonderful present, too. The possibilities are endless. After all, it’s the thought that counts and a DIY spa gift basket is a very thoughtful present.
But before we have some fun and make a beautiful homemade spa gift basket, I want to discuss a serious issue: potentially harmful chemicals that are found in many commercial spa gift boxes.
Commercial spa gift sets are cute but…
Go to any mall or beauty store during the holiday season, and you’ll see cute little spa gift baskets with lotions, bath bombs, and face masks being sold everywhere. These beauty gift boxes are beautifully designed and seem like a perfect gift for women and girls.
I’m often tempted to buy these beauty kits for my sister or girlfriends. But it’s really important to pay attention to the ingredients as these products often contain potentially harmful and toxic materials that can disrupt the endocrine system and lead to issues like infertility, hormonal imbalance and allergies.
The skin is our largest organ. These ingredients get absorbed into the bloodstream within seconds. Children are at an even higher risk. Their bodies are still growing, and their skin will absorb up to 50% more chemicals than an adult, which can lead to diseases later in life.
Of course, not all premade wellness gift kits and spa gift baskets are bad. Many companies and artisan manufacturers offer organic skincare and beauty products that are safe to use and great choices for organic spa gift baskets. So even if you don’t want to make DIY Christmas gifts, you still have healthy options.
Read on to learn my tips for assembling a gorgeous spa gift basket and DIY stocking stuffer ideas!
What do you put in a homemade spa gift basket?
What goes in a spa gift basket? What you put in your wellness gift kit is up to you, but I’ve got a few homemade beauty ideas for you. Below you’ll find everything you need to create a Christmas gift basket at home, including free printable gift tags.
Let’s look at some DIY beauty gifts and homemade bath products for gifts:
1) Candy cane bath bombs
My first idea is these pretty DIY peppermint bath bombs with essential oils. This easy Christmas bath bomb recipe looks and smells very festive and is an excellent handmade bath gift idea for the holiday season.
2) Peppermint Bubble Scoops
Peppermint bubble scoops take just 30 minutes active time and are easier to make than bath bombs. Simple holiday bubble truffle scoops are a cute homemade bath gifts idea, and the tutorial includes packaging suggestions for Christmas gifting.
3) Candy cane soap
See how to make DIY candy cane soap! This easy peppermint soap recipe is made with melt and pour soap and essential oils. The Christmas soap looks very festive and is a great homemade holiday gift idea.
4) Peppermint body butter
This homemade whipped body butter recipe is naturally fragranced with essential oils and will keep your skin smooth and moisturized throughout the holiday season. Decorated with free printable labels, the easy body butter is also a festive homemade holiday gift idea!
5) Candy cane sugar scrub
The DIY candy cane sugar scrub is a fluffy whipped sugar scrub that is a great way to help very dry skin in winter. The recipe makes a great addition to a spa gift kit.
6) Candy cane bath salts
Pretty DIY peppermint bath salts are made with Alaea red Hawaiian salt and naturally scented with essential oils. This homemade Christmas bath salt recipe comes with packaging ideas and free printable labels for packaging and gifting.
7) Lip balm
This easy peppermint lip balm recipe is very moisturizing and perfect to soothe dry, cracked lips during the winter months. You’ll also get free printable lip balm labels and learn an easy trick to turn homemade peppermint chapstick into festive candy cane lip balm!
8) Peppermint lip scrub
DIY peppermint lip scrub with essential oils is ready in less than 5 minutes, with just 6 ingredients! This homemade candy cane lip scrub recipe is easy, makes a cute handmade holiday gift, and comes with free printable labels for packaging and gifting.
9) Holiday gift tags
And what would a homemade spa gift basket be without gift tags? Our free printable candy gift tags are perfect to embellish handmade holiday gifts. Download this set of 9 Christmas gift tag printables and gift wrap your goodies in style!
Other supplies for a relaxation gift box
Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need for how to make a holiday spa gift basket:
You can find a great selection of inexpensive gift baskets on Amazon. Here are a few ideas that would be great for a homemade holiday spa gift basket:
Ribbons and decorations
I used ribbon, twine and cellophane to package the natural beauty gifts and to decorate this unique relaxation gift idea. If you have, you can also string a few ornaments to this inexpensive gift basket.
Small towels or washcloths, scented candles, wax melts, or a holiday room spray are excellent items for a pampering basket. If you need luxury spa gifts for some special and want to spend a little more, you can also make a relaxation gift set with a robe or a cosy blanket.
Food and treats
Since the theme of the self care box is candy cane, don’t forget to include a few actual candy canes. Christmas cookies, festive holiday truffles cookies, wine or a tea blend are also great addition to include in a relaxation gift for her or pamper yourself gift basket idea. Again, you can whip up homemade food gifts or pick up delicious treats from the store.
More pamper gift basket ideas
Need more and pampering ideas? If you liked this Christmas pamper hamper, you might also enjoy these pamper gift basket ideas:
I hope these Christmas gift ideas help you with your gift giving this year and you found a few useful DIYs and tips to try. If you have more great DIY holiday gift ideas, drop a comment and tell me more!
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