There is no gift more thoughtful than a basket full of treats, especially if those treats are homemade and about pampering the receiver. Too often we overlook self-care during this busy season--which goes double for the festivity planners and organizers. Why not treat the holiday elves responsible for all the holiday decorating and planning to a basket full of just-for-them goodies?
The best way to make a gift basket is to stick to a theme, like the Winter Solstice, Sugar & Spice, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate TLC Gift Baskets featured here. I combine a nice range of treats, from scrubs to body butters, that the receiver can enjoy long after all the holly and mistletoe have been taken down. If you really want to do up the baskets, you can throw in other little treats like a loofah, bubble bath, or holiday tea.
1. My Winter Solstice TLC Gift Basket includes Winter Solstice Body Butter, Pine & Charcoal Soap, and the ingredients to my Honey Eucalyptus Foot Soak packed into a mason jar. Adorn your basket with sprigs of pine and a few pine cones and you've got the perfect gift for the nature lover in your life.
2. This Sugar & Spice TLC Gift Basket includes an array of cinnamony treats like my Cinnamon Sugar Body Scrub, Orange Spice Body Butter and Soap, and a Pumpkin Pie Body Scrub. Top with a festive colored bow and a bundle of cinnamon sticks and you've got the ideal gift for your favorite sweetie.
3. Finally, my Peppermint Hot Chocolate TLC Gift Basket is for those chocolate (and mint!) lovers in your life. You get to pamper them with Candy Cane Body Butter, and Peppermint Hot Chocolate Soap and Body Scrub. Tie it all together with a white and red striped ribbon and throw in a few candy canes (or peppermint chocolates) and you've been put on your chocolate lover's nice list.
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