Pamper yourself: today we’re showing you how to make a spa gift basket for yourself or a friend with these beautiful finds. But first, subscribe now for the latest!
Hi, loves! Emma here. I love at-home spa products and taking time out of my busy schedule to do a face mask, pedicure, manicure, deep exfoliation for my face, or a teeth whitening treatment. It can be so relaxing to take time out, pamper yourself, and feel rejuvenated!
So… we thought it would be fun to make a DIY spa basket today and show you the supplies needed to make your own DIY spa gift basket: here’s our list of must-haves!
How to Make a DIY Spa Gift Basket
First, let’s talk theme: every gift basket has a theme, so for this one, we’re going with a spa basket with a bathtime theme. Some spa baskets can be manicure theme, or other could be skin care; for this one, we’re planning a perfect bath and relaxing evening in-a-basket.
Spa Basket, $10 or less
First, you’ll need a basket or bucket to put all your gifties inside. I personally like these fabric baskets, since after you’ve used up all the products they make really nice storage bins for your toiletries. Shop around and find one you like.
You don’t need to spend a lot on the basket, but pick something that can be used again and has a nice presentation to it.
Here’s what to put inside the basket.
1. Silicone body scrubber or loofah, $5-10
Add a traditional body loofah to your DIY spa gift. Everyone could use a new loofah from time to time, and it’s always a nice addition to the basket. This one is by MainBasics and available here.
Or, try something new, like this silicone body scrubber we spotted from Avilana. I’ve never seen anything like this but people are giving it rave reviews; supposedly it is more hygienic than a loofah since it’s easier to clean and as a bonus, it lasts a long time. I have a really cool one for my face, it is slightly smaller and I love it. It exfoliates so well!
This body scrubber offers rave reviews, with some people saying they’ll never use a loofah again. I like the way this looks and it is easy to clean; give it a try if you’d like.
Get it here.
2. Bath bomb square, $6.06
This luxe lavender lemon bath bomb square is handmade and dissolves into your bath to replenish dry skin. A must for the winter season! By Beth and Olivia.
Buy it here.
3. Pine and eucalyptus bath salts, $21.22
Is there anything more relaxing than a bath prepared with bath salts to exfoliate and revive tired muscles? This bag of natural bath salts is even great for clearing sinus congestion and early stages of cold and flu — a great addition to your winter spa gift basket.
4. Oversized sleep mask, $14.99
This beautiful handmade face mask will ensure a great night’s sleep! By LittleTallPoppy. I love this pattern!
Buy one here.
5. Green clay face mask, $7.58
This clay mask is ideal for combination skin and draws oils and impurities away.
Get it here.
6. Body butter stick, $7.58
This body butter is great for super-dry, cracked skin (especially in the winter season!) It is infused with scents like bergamot, chamomile, and neroli.
Get it here.
7. Spa socks, $14 / 2 pairs
These are my favorite spa socks ever! They are infused with aloe and make your feet feel fantastic. They wash well and they are super soft. I love to pack them in my bag when I travel and I wear them almost exclusively around the house (except when I’m rocking these). A must-have for lounging!
8. Spa day candle, $19.99
This beautiful candle adds a lovely accent to your bathtime ritual and is infused with jasmine. By Sweet Water Decor.
Buy it here.
9. Bath caddy / tray, $34
This spa bath tray is a perfect gift: people want one, but they almost never buy one for themselves! You can use this ledge to hold your candle, a glass of wine, a tablet, a book, anything! Take a nice long soak and listen to your favorite music, an audiobook (I recently got a free one here!), or read a chapter of your new favorite book.
Buy the tray here.
And there you have it: everything you need to make a spa basket! The recipient will love it as a holiday gift this season. :) To see more handmade spa products, you can visit the entire collection at BethandOlivia.com or Beth and Olivia’s Market on Etsy. Beth and Olivia is a Featured Artist at Emmaline Bride.
P.S. Love spa parties? Here’s How to Throw a Spa Bachelorette Party at Home!