I love to give gifts. Finding the PERFECT thing for each person on my list is a challenge I gladly welcome. Often, this transforms into a gift basket or gift set that I put together myself. Putting a few small things or an assortment of items together is more fun to open and can be more personalized than just one gift. This also tends to be a show stopper since you can put a full theme or experience together!
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1. Decide on your budget
The biggest mistake you can make during Christmas shopping is not deciding on a budget before getting started. This is a surefire way to OVER SPEND or get too much for one person. Decide on a budget whether big or small and stick to it by keeping track of everything you purchase. Nailing down this part will also help with the following steps.
2. Pick a theme
You can't really go wrong with this one. Just think about what your friend needs, wants and would really love. You could also personalize the box exactly for what your BFF would enjoy.
Popular theme ideas:
Get Cozy - Fuzzy socks, mug, hot cocoa, and pjs
Spa Day - Face mask, eye masks, hair wrap, and a candle
Fashionista - Flats, earrings, beret, and scarf
Boss babe - Blue light glasses, motivational book, inspirational pop-open cards
Beauty addict - Lipstick, nail polish, hair claw, nail set
Self-care - Muscle Relief Mineral Soak, Liquid IV, eye mask, lip gloss balm
Acessesorizer - Bracelet, ring, hair clips, headband
Color-coded - Pick our all gold, silver, or pink items, etc.
The possibilities are ENDLESS. You might even have a fashionista boss babe gift basket! If you need any more ideas, don't hesitate to live chat with me or leave a comment!
3. Pick your items
After deciding what direction you want to take your box, its time to pick out your items! Here is a HUGE list of anything and everything you might need!
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- ThoughtFulls Pop-Open Cards ($)
These cards each come with a different inspirational message inside!
- Bracelets ($$)
- Hair Towel ($$$)
Such a cute, functional gift.
- Toasted Vanilla Chai Candle ($$$) + Matches ($)
These smell SO good. Your BFF will love you forever.
- Cherry pit bag ($$$)
My cherry pit bag is a lifesaver for cramps and aches.
- Blue light blocking glasses ($$)
Protect your BFFs eyes with these blue light blockers for all the texting and time spent on Insta.
- Lipstick ($)
Affordable and stylish.
- Hair clips and claws ($)
One can never have too many hair accessories
- Nail kit ($$)
Compact for on the go nail emergencies.
- Nail polish ($)
p.s. my fav color
- Eye Masks ($$)
Give the gift of a good nights sleep... or the impression of one with these hydrating eye masks.
- Silk Sleep Mask Eye Mask ($$)
For her beauty sleep.
- Fuzzy socks ($)
Cute and cozy!
- Chocolate Truffles ($$)
A gift basket is not complete without something sweet.
- Liquid IV ($$)
Hydration is key and your BFF will never be dehydrated again with these around.
- Cute tumbler or mug ($$)
A girl needs a mug as cute as she is.
- House slippers ($$$)
Cozy, chic and elegant.
- Cheese board ($$)
For the sophisticated BFF
- Chain Ankle Bracelet ($$)
Subtle yet stunning.
- Earrings ($$)
Find the perfect style that expresses your BFFs personality.
- Motivational book ($$)
To bring out her inner boss babe.
- Necklaces ($$)
This simple and minimal piece will go with any outfit.
- Pajamas ($$$)
A cozy pj set is perfect for a cozy gift box set!
- Scarf ($-$$)
Love these as a simple focal point for the gift!
- Flats or Mules ($$-$$$)
If you are looking for one bigger item for your basket this is the key!
- Pillow covers ($)
For the home decor lover.
- Headbands ($)
The perfect, trendy fashion statement.
- Beret ($$)
For the fashionista that belongs in the New York fashion week.
- Loofa ($)
For the perfect spa day.
- Simple ring ($-$$)
Classy, affordable and the perfect piece to add a little sparkle for your BFF.
- Muscle Relief Mineral Soak ($$)
This soak is perfect for the BFFS that love self-care days.
- Butter gloss ($)
The perfect combo between lip balm and lip gloss!
4. Pack the box
Now its time to pull all your hard work together! You can get a box, basket or unique tin to put all your gifts in. Arrange your gifts in a pretty display with tissue paper inside the box or wrap your basket with tulle or cellophane paper. Here are some possible baskets!
5. Share the joy
It is super fun to shop and put your gifts together but the BEST part is giving the gift and watching your BFF open it. Take it in, make it important. Put your phone away, pay attention and embrace the feeling of giving.
Alright, I know there are a few of you that just read through this and are saying "noooo way". Here are some gift sets already set to go from Amazon you can gift! (These are more pricey than putting one together yourself.)
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