6 Easy + Special Self-Care Basket Ideas for Her

6 Easy + Special Self-Care Basket Ideas for Her

A self-care basket is a great way to show a loved one how much you care for them.

It’ll encourage them to carve out some time to care for themselves, too!

Looking to put one together? We’ve got six self-care basket ideas that will impress and surprise anyone in your life.

Why a self-care basket?

Self-care has become something of a buzzword lately, but the concept is anything but a passing fad. Self-care can — and should — be something we all prioritize, no matter which stage of life we're in.

It’s also incredibly diverse — self-care can be anything that brings you joy and helps you relax. For some, that means taking a bath and reading a good book. For others, it’s going on a long hike with the dog or going to a concert. As long as it helps you focus on yourself, it’s self-care. 

In today's hustle culture, self-care is even more crucial — especially for those who struggle to prioritize themselves. Coming up with a few good self-care basket ideas for the people in your life is a small, gentle reminder that they deserve to care for themselves, too. 

For some, self-care poses a financial challenge. It can be hard for people to spend extra money on themselves. Gifting a self-care basket removes that guilt. Here are some ideas for your next self-care gift basket:

1. Candles

You generally can’t go wrong with candles. Light them when taking a bath or meditating, or just to enjoy the smell and freshen up the house. We're always burning our signature candle in-clinic. Infused with our signature scent, it adds a soothing aroma and calming ambiance to any room. 

You can include candles infused with essential oils that help elevate your mood or create a sense of relaxation. It’s always a good idea to add a lighter or a book of matches in the basket, just in case.

2. Face masks

When you picture self-care, you may think of someone lounging with a bowl of popcorn in their lap and a face mask on. For many people, that isn’t far from the truth.

Face masks are an excellent way to promote self-care, as they essentially require you to slow down and enjoy a few minutes of downtime and relaxation. When choosing a face mask for a self-care basket, look for one containing active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, which can help keep the skin hydrated. 

Clay masks, like our Clay Time Charcoal Mask at Skin Pharm, are also frequent self-care favorites, as they can help rid the skin of toxins and impurities and are incredibly satisfying to exfoliate away after they set. 

3. Nail polish

While it can be relaxing to head to the nail salon to get a manicure and pedicure, sometimes you just don’t want to have to leave the house. 

Adding a few bottles of nail polish (along with some nail files, nail clippers, nail polish remover and other nail care accessories) to your self-care basket is an excellent way to help someone keep their nails looking fresh and on-trend without having to go to the salon.

4. Hand cream

Moisturizer isn’t just for your face — it plays a crucial role in the moisture barrier all over your body. While the skin on your hands may not be as noticeable as the skin on your face, it often takes even more of a beating and needs its own type of support. 

Adding a supportive hand cream or lotion, like our Signature Hand Cream, to your self-care basket can help nourish the hands and keep them looking young and feeling soft. This is an especially helpful addition in the winter when hands tend to get dry, depending on the weather.

5. Snacks

Throwing a few snacks into your self-care basket gives your loved one a few delicious things to snack on while they’re enjoying their self-care day. Just make sure to pay attention to any food allergies or preferences that they may have. 

Popcorn, pretzels, candy and anything that doesn’t leave a mess on their fingers are great choices.

6. Spa gift cards

One thing you can’t fit into a basket is a cosmetic treatment, like ours at Skin Pharm. If your loved one is the type to put everyone else first, giving them a spa gift card can help them take care of themselves without feeling guilty about it. 

Spa gift cards can be used on anything treatment you're interested in — Botox, filler, chemical peels and more. They can also be used for any of our skin care products, like additional face masks, moisturizers, cleansers, hand creams and more. 

You can even make a day out of it and join them for a buddy appointment!  

In summary...

Self-care baskets are an excellent way to show the people in your life just how much you care for them. When you put together a customized basket for your loved ones, it reminds them that they are worthy of the same care they give to others.

Customize your gift basket to include things you know they’ll love — nail polish, hand cream, face masks and even gift cards they can use on their own spa day. They’ll appreciate the thought and be able to enjoy a day focused on themselves with far less guilt.

SOURCES:

Essential Oils | NIH

Hyaluronic acid: A key molecule in skin aging | NIH

Self-care: A concept analysis | NIH

Moisturizers - StatPearls | NIH

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