When someone has helped you out in a big way, you may want to do more for them than just say thank you. However, that is a good first step!
In many cases, you may want to do more for the person or people who have helped you than simply give them a card or say thank you. This is where the age-old idea of giving a gift basket as a token of appreciation comes into play. Once you have that idea nailed down, you are then faced with the question of what do you put in it?
If the person you are thanking is a colleague or a friend, you will want something that is straightforward and professional but shows that you truly appreciate them. So, in 2022, more people are choosing to gift self-care gift baskets, which you can either build yourself or buy from a store.
But what exactly do you put into a self-care basket? Read on for some top ideas!
Something Bath Based
Most people like bath bombs, but before you load up your gift basket with them, make sure the person you are gifting them to does not have sensitive skin or any allergies! Although, there are many independent stores and shops online that can provide bath bombs for sensitive skin.
So, if you are gifting a thank you basket to someone, and you know they are a fan of bathing and relaxation, then a bath bomb basket may be just the ticket! You can find these items at a range of prices at The Basketry and in a range of scents too.
OK, so when it comes to self-care, some people do not put books at the top of the list.
However, countless studies have found that people today spend too long looking at computer screens and could often benefit from reading a book. Or even keeping a journal. So, if the person you are putting the self-care basket together for is not a big fan of reading, then you can simply place a blank but pretty journal into the basket. You can even have the words thank you embossed on the cover or placed on the inside page if you want to.
Most people associate the words self-care with the image of being curled up on a sofa on a rainy day, drinking hot chocolate, and hugging a blanket. It’s a nice image, to be fair!
You can expand on this with something fluffy in your self-care gift basket. Thiscan be something smaller, like a microwaveable pillowor even a pair of long, fluffy socks for those cold winter nights.
If you know the person that you are gifting to wants a new pair of slippers (you will be amazed at what you overhear at work!), then why not put a pair of comfy slippers into their self-care basket? Even a fluffy hot water bottle cover can do wonders in such a basket, especially if you know that the person you want to say thank you to suffers from discomfort from time to time.
Something Smelly (in a good way!)
Think of a relaxing scene; what can you smell? In most cases, it will be something like lavender, jasmine, or even vanilla.
Of course, the industry around aromatherapy and relaxation has homed in on this, and you can now buy everything you can think of relating to soft and relaxing smells. If you want to give the gift of calming someone down at the end of a stressful day, then a simple scented candle with the aroma of jasmine, lavender, or vanilla will likely do the trick. Or why not gift some bath oils in similar scents? These are great for the skin and for relaxing after a long day at work. There are also pillow sprays which you can buy, which can be used to create a relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom too. Just be sure that, once again, the person you are gifting a potential spray to does not have allergies.
Something To Drink
Before your mind jumps to it, alcohol does not belong in a self-care basket!
Self-care is about relaxing and unwinding, and there are plenty of drinks available to tick this box that is not age restricted. Try something along the lines of chamomile tea, lavender tea, lemon balm tea, or even hot chocolate. You can even include a mug or cup in your basket, which can be personalized. Think about what they love and pack the basket full of it.