Composed of delightfully smelling goodies, an aromatherapy gift basket is the perfect thing to give to your loved ones on a special occasion. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular gift items today because it is very useful. You know that it will help improve the mood as well as heal – the recipient will surely know that you mean so well and you have put so much effort into coming up with the gift basket.
Of course you could always order a ready-made gift basket from a vendor. There are so many available on the internet and at many health and beauty stores. However, the best gift basket idea still remains building the basket’s content from scratch, considering the items that are greatly needed and will be much appreciated by the recipient.
When you order a ready-made gift basket, your options will be limited; you have to be contented with the items the basket carries. You do this by selecting a theme – birthday, anniversary, birth of a baby, holiday, and others. On the other hand, when you make your own, you are practically unlimited when it comes to the items you which to include. All it takes is a little research, planning and a dash of creativity.
Perhaps the most challenging part is figuring out what items to include in the gift basket. There are practically hundreds of items out there, all with varying scents and diverse purposes. You will, for sure, not be restricted because of the many bits and pieces which you may purchase. Some of them include: scented candles, potpourri packets, essential oils, essential oil diffusers, and scented bath and body products such as soaps, shampoos, lotions and bath salts.
Now, you should ask yourself: what does the recipient really needs? For example, if the recipient is busy spending most of the day at work, he or she needs something that will help bring relaxation at the end of the day. If the recipient is a student or an artist, then something that will help keep the mind invigorated and alert will be most beneficial to him or her. But if the recipient is simply looking for some pampering, he or she might need something that will help achieve that feeling of luxury and importance.
After you have researched what the recipient needs best and after you have purchased the items, the next step is coming up with the container – the basket itself. You can either purchase one or recycle, especially if you have received a gift basket yourself before. (However, you are not limited to using baskets alone; you may also use other containers such as ornamental boxes or buckets.)
Before arranging the items in the basket, you might want to fill the bottom with filler. For this, you can use shredded colorful paper. You can also use potpourri or small pillows. Use your imagination: think of a theme that will make all the items in the basket come together. After laying out the filler, you can now decoratively arrange the gift items on top of the filler. You can cover the entire basket with colored cellophane, or simply tie a ribbon around the handle.
An aromatherapy gift basket doesn’t only smell good. It also looks good as well, depending on your creativity!