Finding a wife or a girlfriend a holiday gift can seem like torture for husbands or boyfriends. Women generally expect gifts that show that she is appreciated and loved and not necessarily practical gifts. Holiday gifts for women need to reflect thoughtfulness and effort. Men can easily provide this type of gift through a Spa Gift Basket.
The term spa implies relaxation and pampering. Women have busy lives and are giving most of that time to others. Children, work, and errands drain a woman's energy. Giving a spa gift basket filled with items that provide relaxation and pampering tells a woman that she deserves time for herself.
Items for the Spa Gift Basket
Adding multiple items to the Spa Gift Basket will delight the receiver. Certain items are a must for this type of basket.
- A luxurious, plush robe
- Eye mask
- Sea salts or Epson salt
- Pumice stone
- Body sponge
- Body butter or body lotion
- Spa socks
- Aromatherapy candle
- Relaxation CD
- Gift certificate from a local spa with card
Finding the Spa Items
Most husbands and boyfriends do not enjoy shopping, so finding all of these items may seem daunting. Most of the previously mentioned items can be purchased at one or two different stores. This will alleviate any undue shopping stress.
Most drugstores have a beauty section where many of the items can be found. These items are generally inexpensive. Bath and Body Works and Victoria Secrets are commercial stores located in malls throughout the Canada and online. They specialize in spa products, including robes, candles, and eye masks. Baskets can be found at any craft store like Michael's.
The gift certificate from a local spa is a present in itself. Many spas offer ala carte services or packages. Services like massages, pedicures, and facials are wonderful ideas for the gift certificate. Including a holiday card with the gift certificate is a special touch.
Assembling the Spa Gift Basket
The basket needs to be large enough to hold all of the items that are purchased. The robe is best located in the back. Arrange other larger items against the robe. Continue to add items from larger in the back to smaller towards the front. Product labels need to be faced towards the front of the basket. The card/gift certificate can be tucked in between two items, but it should stick out a bit.
The gift basket does not need to be wrapped in Christmas gift wrap. Most baskets will have a handle, so a larger bow can be attached to it.
A spa gift basket is an easy to build gift. Some stores sell spa items in their own baskets or other cute holders. Prepackaged gift sets can appear manufactured and impersonal. If a prepackaged set is purchased, the set should be taken apart and reassembled in a different basket. This will appear as a handmade gift, which every woman will appreciate.