A wonderful way to show your appreciation to someone special - whether it’s your mum, a close friend, or a romantic interest - a hamper of items for an indulgent self-pamper session is sure to have them feeling positively spoilt. We’ve created a list of all the items that your gift basket should include to ensure it's as adored as the person it's for.
The base of any gift basket is the hamper itself. When choosing the right hamper, keep in mind how much you’re likely to purchase and the size of each item. If you’re unsure yet, then best save this till after you’ve got all your goodies. Wicker is traditional, but you can turn any container - from cardboard boxes to storage baskets - into a beautiful presentation piece with some shredded tissue paper and raffia.
Face masques are the first thing that comes to mind when we think of pampering. Whether you treat them to clay or charcoal, a facial cleanse and detox is a must for your hamper. If you know they’re not into face masques, then try an energising scrub instead. Tie this part of the pampering package together with a soft cotton face cloth to help them wash it off when they’re done.
A hot bubble bath is the perfect way to soothe the body and mind at the same time. Spoil your loved one with bubble bath or a silky stress-relieving solution. If there’s still not enough bubbles then an accompanying bottle of prosecco is sure to win a smile.
Include some accessories to make their bath time every more relaxing, such as a loofah. Massaging brushes are sure to win over their hearts.
No relaxing evening is complete without the soft and cosy glow of a flickering candle. Infused with sweet and spicy aromas, scented candles will help your loved one to create the perfect ambience for their soul-soothing session. If an open flame isn’t an option. because of children or pets, then perhaps include an LED candle or choose a flame-free home fragrance such as oil diffusers. Lavendar and vanilla are believed to be the most relaxing of frargrances.
After the detox and the soak is complete, your special someone will love to treat their skin to a nourishing moisturiser. With a tube of hand cream and a bottle of body lotion, they’ll be feeling wonderfully radiant and confident. Let them continue their beauty treatment with a selection of pretty cosmetics such as lip balm and nail varnish.
The recipient of your thoughtful gift will need something to snack on as they kick back and relax, so make sure to include some mouth-watering morsels. Try to think of treats that you know they love, like a pack of their favourite biscuits. Complete your luxury hamper with a novelty mug and a sachet of hot chocolate for them to warm their hands on as they wait for their nails to dry. Wrap it all up with some clear cellophane and attach a pretty ribbon for a lovely finishing touch.
Whoever your personalised gift is for, they’re sure to adore these thoughtful items and feel calm, confident, and cherished.