Made With Love: 6 Tips On How To Build A Self-Care Gift Basket



Dec. 4 2023, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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When it comes to a family member or loved one navigating their self-care journey, a gift basket is a nice gesture that showcases support. A gift basket is also a thoughtful way to spread kindness and bring them joy while improving their self-care efforts. Here are six tips on how to build a self-care gift basket that will leave your loved ones smitten.

Recognize Their Favorites

What is their favorite candy or snack that puts them in a good mood? A music album that makes them get up and dance? Add items that are their person’s favorites to the gift basket. Get creative and make them smile!

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Dress It Up

Don’t put items into a small brown basket and finish the good deed. Go to Michaels (or any craft store), and add fancy ribbons or shredded paper to the basket for unique detailing. Do not be afraid to go all out on this gift and its presentation.


If you’re having trouble finding items that connect with the person you are giving the gift basket to, we recommend creating it yourself. Cook a homemade snack or make a handmade card to show you care about their self-care and well-being.

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Ask Them

We’ve all received gifts that have left us disappointed. To avoid any re-gifting or returns, ask the gift basket recipient what they would want — maybe there are a few products that they need. Learn all the details and add them to the gift basket. 

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Money Doesn’t Hurt

If the gift basket recipient is working on self-care, popular techniques — from therapy sessions and treat-your-self days — can be expensive. That said, adding a monetary gift to the basket would help. Now, this could be cash or a thoughtful gift card. Either way, it shows your support for them in a big way.

Explore Another Alternative

If you’re on a time crunch and can’t put the energy into making a gift basket, do not worry. Amazon has myriad gift sets for self-care that are packaged and ready to go. Also, if the person you are gifting the basket to loves all things beauty, consider stopping by a Sephora or an Ulta location to purchase a gift set. Purchasing a pre-curated gift set may not showcase much effort, but it still shows that you care.

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By: Je'Kayla Crawford

An entertainment journalist, Je'Kayla loves to incorporate her love and extensive background knowledge of pop culture into her work. Currently, she is a weekend entertainment writer at Distractify. You can find her watching the red carpet live stream of an award show, or rambling about the latest Disney movie.

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