This post is all about self care gift basket ideas.
In today’s fast-paced world, taking care of oneself is more important than ever. It’s essential to take a break from everything you deal with on a daily basis and prioritize self-care. But, if we’re being honest, that’s easier said than done.
That’s why a self care basket is the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one. Baskets re-center our focus and allow us to care for that one need we’re most likely neglecting.
There’s something special about taking the time to create a basket for yourself or someone else that focuses on a specific way of caring for someone. So, whether you’re treating yourself or someone you care about, let’s take a look at some awesome ideas.
This post is all about self care gift basket ideas.
SELF CARE GIFT BASKET IDEAS:
A relaxation basket is perfect for people who need to unwind after a long day. Think of the nurse, teacher, or service worker in your life (including you).
Fill a basket with items such as a scented candle, a cozy blanket, a bathrobe, and a book. You can also add a lavender-scented eye pillow, a calming tea, and a journal. Clearly, depending on the person you can personalize and add the items they’re most likely to want.
For instance, you might not think of journaling as a relaxing activity but love a good book, so include that instead. The goal is to create a peaceful environment where you or your loved one can relax and unwind.
There’s nothing better than a little pampering, especially because, most of the time, we don’t spend time pampering ourselves until we have a “reason.”
So, why not create a reason for yourself or someone else? Everyone needs some pampering. It’s too easy to let it fall by the wayside, which is why we can use items like a luxurious body lotion, a facial mask, a nail polish, and a hair mask to remind someone they deserving pampering.
You can also include a bath bomb, a loofah, and some scented soap to elevate the experience even more. These items will help create a spa-like experience where one can indulge in some self-pampering without the hefty price.
Wellness is a whole different level of taking care of yourself. Often, wellness needs are the ones we don’t think of because they’re the ones that tend to require more effort. Whether we’re talking exercise or meditation, wellness can take work.
So, create a wellness basket for the person in your life who wants to take care of themselves and prioritize their health. We all know how hard it can be to take strides in our health when we’re focused on getting through the day.
That’s why items like a yoga mat, a water bottle, a resistance band, and a healthy cookbook are perfect for the person needing some wellness in your life. You can also include some herbal tea, a meditation app subscription, and a pedometer.
4. Sleep Basket
Every now and then, there’s that one night that you can’t get a break. Maybe your anxiety is taking your for a spin or you’re feeling restless. Or maybe you struggle to sleep 99% of the time.
Wherever you are on the spectrum, you could probably use a sleep basket as much as the next person. Fill it with a white noise machine, a sleep mask, a calming pillow spray, and a cozy pair of socks.
You can also include a weighted blanket, a herbal tea, and a book on sleep hygiene. Include anything that makes you feel cozy and sleepy the moment you’re checking out with it.
Pretty much everyone could use this, but we’ll have to narrow that down to someone who’s really going through it. Think of that person who recently lost their job, lost a loved one, is working through trauma.
Or you could just give someone you care about a pick-me-up because, like we said, there’s no one who doesn’t need a stress-relief basket. You can get includes things like a stress ball, a fidget toy, a mindfulness coloring book, and some calming essential oils.
You can also include a relaxation app subscription, a bath bomb, and a scented candle. No matter what you include, you want to create the ultimate stress-free environment. So, have fun choosing!
6. Outdoor Adventure Basket
Plan that getaway! Okay, so maybe not that extreme. But, you want this basket to put you or your loved one in the frame of mind to go out and hike or picnic. They deserve the chance to get in touch with nature—we all do.
So, give them things such as a backpack, a water bottle, a compass, and a map. You can also include a camping hammock, a portable camp stove, and a headlamp.
The goal is smell the trees the moment they get their basket—literally or figuratively because you could totally get them an air freshener. Get them in the mood to explore and appreciate nature.
7. Creative Basket
Producing art is one of the most fulfilling ways to play and enjoy yourself. Artist or not, talented or not, it’s time to relax and create without judgment. It’s rare to put your time into something and not expect anything to come of it except for enjoyment.
That’s the whole idea behind a creative basket. You want to include anything that let’s someone express themselves authentically and judgment-free. So, think items like a sketchbook, a set of colored pencils, a paint set, and a calligraphy pen.
You can also include a candle-making kit, a knitting kit, and a DIY embroidery kit. Your goal is to create a fun and inspiring environment where someone can feel comfortable unleashing their creativity.
8. Mindfulness Basket
Mindfulness takes practice. It’s absolutely worth the time it takes to get in the habit of practicing mindfulness, but it’s not automatic.
So, it makes for the perfect chance to put together a basket for someone in your life who either already works on becoming mindful or someone who might need that in their life.
You can include stuff such as a meditation app subscription, a set of mindfulness cards, a gratitude journal, and a set of yoga blocks. You can also include a mindfulness bell, a scented candle, and a mindfulness book.
The goal is to create an environment where they have all the tools they need to try out mindfulness and experience the benefits of changing their perspective to one of gratitude.
9. Fitness Basket
This one is for the gym rats or the wannabe gym rats. Keep in mind that anyone can start exercising and work on becoming fit at any time. It’s easy to get into that mindset that, if you’re not known as someone who exercises, you can’t become that person.
Instead, let’s change the narrative. Create this basket for someone who wants to move their body and get active. You can fill with stuff like a gym bag, a jump rope, a workout towel, and a set of resistance bands.
You can also include a workout app subscription, a foam roller, and a water bottle. These items will help someone prioritize their physical health.
If you don’t like tea, you haven’t tried the right one. The incredible thing about drinking tea is you can literally create any combo that appeals to you. This also means there are tons of options out there to appeal to your tastebuds.
Tea baskets are perfect for someone to unwind, maybe get a little caffeine in their system if they want, and enjoy great flavor. Not to mention, you’re hydrating yourself at the same time.
So, get yourself or someone you care about an electric kettle, a tea infuser, a tea sampler set, and some honey. You can also include a tea book, a cozy blanket, and a set of tea cups. Get them things that create a cozy and relaxing environment so they can enjoy a cup of tea.