Gift baskets are popular for all occasions. They allow you to customize a special occasion gift to truly reflect the recipient’s likes and dislikes. Beauty, bath and spa items are favorites when putting together gift baskets, especially for women. If you’re putting together a custom gift basket for your sister, wife, mother or best friend, here are some suggestions that can help you create a fabulous basket of beauty goodies she’ll remember and enjoy for a long time to come.
Beauty Gift Basket Themes
The first step in creating a gift basket is to decide on a theme to pull it all together. Some popular themes that include beauty and cosmetic items might be a luxury spa basket, a basket of skin care products or a pampered bath gift basket.
Think outside the box here. A college student struggling with bills will probably truly appreciate a basket of funky cosmetics that she can’t afford. Items like the Beauty Addicts Pocket Six cosmetic brush set, Senna Kabuki brush, Sheer Cover Ultimate Face Collection will be a guaranteed hit. A busy executive or waitress could be bowled over by a basket that includes luxury foot care products to soothe those aching feet. The Elizabeth Grant Foot Care Collection, pedicure set and a foot basin would make a wonderful gift basket.
Set a Gift Basket Budget
Decide how much you can afford to spend, and then work to find items that fit into your budget. One way to do that is to choose one expensive luxury item and fill in around it with lower-priced necessities that coordinate. Another way to stay within your budget is to check the clearance racks and discounted items where you can often find some real bargains. And of course, you can always buy cosmetics or beauty items in gift sets or collections, and repackage them in your own gift baskets.
Designing a Beauty Gift Basket
One of the joys of giving gift baskets is that the recipient can reuse the basket for other purposes. You might package cosmetics in a fancy cosmetic bag, for instance, or stash a collection of bath and spa items in a beautiful reusable basket. Put a collection of nail care products into a lavishly decorated keepsake trinket box, or package up a winter care skin collection with a hat and scarf set. Get creative and you’ll find some surprising gift containers that everyone on your gift list will cherish even after the contents have been used up.
Choosing Beauty Gift Basket Brands
Brands make a great theme for beauty gift baskets, especially luxury or specialty brands in beauty products. Choose a luxury name in skin care, cosmetics or spa and bath collections, then pick out specific items to fill a delicious basket or bowl with them. You’ll find great skin care products made by Intelligent Nutrients, and Skinn Cosmetic and Isomers, spa and bath products made by Mastic Spa and Borghese, hair care products made by Steve Lococco and Neil George and nail care products by Bella Pierce.
Put together a Head to Toe Beauty Gift Baskets
Instead of focusing on one aspect of beauty or skin care, put together a head to toe basket made up of several products that each take care of one part of your body. You might include a special shampoo and conditioner, a facial masque, a nail conditioner and manicure set, a body mist and body wash and a bottle of foot spray to energize those aching muscles and tendons.
How to Save Money on Beauty Gift Baskets
If you shop carefully online, you can find some of the best known names and products for the lowest prices possible. In addition, many websites that sell beauty products offer special discounts if you buy online, or may offer special Web-only discounts for those who shop online. Take the time to shop around before you buy so that you are sure you’re getting the best deal on the best products.
Gift baskets are among the best-loved and most well-received presents for good reason. Every gift basket is a whole collection of gifts, not just one. Choosing the items for a gift basket can be nearly as much fun as receiving one yourself, but if you want the best of both worlds, take advantage of special discounts and buy-one-get-one deals to ensure that you get a share of the goodies too!
Gift baskets are fun to put together and can make friends and family feel truly valued and appreciated. If you take a little time to consider what kind of beauty items the people on your gift list need or want the most, your gift baskets will be a guaranteed hit.