Spa Day Gift Basket

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Summer has come to an end, kids back in school, and nearly everyone is still facing the chaos of change in the air right now. 

Things have been shifting around here for sure! Adam's work schedule is ramping up with excessive overtime requirements, and we have been having difficulty trying to find a new place (and the thought of trying to move right now gives me just a slight twitch in the eye). I have been facing a few circumstances with work that have forced me to make some changes I am not super comfortable with, and it has caused a little bit of anxiety. Needless to say, we have been dealing with a bit of stress of getting used to our new routines and the changes required to make things happen for us!
Quite frankly, nothing sounds better than a trip to the spa right now. And then a nice, long and relaxing nap. Don't get me wrong, that nap can and will probably happen (maybe even later today), but since I cannot necessarily justify spending hundreds of dollars on a trip to the spa downtown I thought I'd go out and buy a few luxurious bath products so I could enjoy a night at home relaxing and having a sort of at-home spa day with AVEENO®! 

AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash  is a creamy body wash that gently but effectively cleanses while leaving itchy, dry skin feeling soothed and moisturized. The unique formula is designed to work with your skin to remove dirt and impurities without disrupting skin’s natural moisture barrier for skin that is soft, smooth and healthy-looking. AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel is a specially formulated shave gel helps you shave less often and helps prevent shaving irritation, so your skin stays softer and smoother for longer.

That's when it occurred to me that a spa day gift basket would make a wonderful gift for a friend or family member who is undergoing some major changes in their life, which may ultimately lead them to feel rather stressed and wanting a way to relax and take a few minutes out of their day to try to center themselves with some peace and quiet. 

This spa day gift basket tutorial can help you put together a gift for a friend who is in need of some relaxation and wanting to treat herself when doesn't have the means to get herself to a spa or her preferred salon. Bring the spa to her with these gift basket must-haves! 

Spa Day Gift Basket Tutorial

For this spa day gift basket tutorial, you will need the following items:

#1 Candles

Nothing puts me at peace quite like listening to instrumental music and a calming scented candle! A candle is an absolute must-have for a spa day gift basket since it can be the easiest and fastest way to help someone relax. Plus, it can be really relaxing to set up a few candles and then put a bath bomb in the tub and enjoy a nice bubble bath! 

#2 Luxury bath robes

You can find really affordable bath robes in most stores. I actually bought mine at Walmart! It's so soft and plush, and it comes in handy when I want to treat myself to an at-home spa day of relaxation! It is very likely that your friend will appreciate this gesture since I have yet to meet anyone who doesn't enjoy wearing a comfortable robe around the house!

#3 Bath necessities

The last thing your friend needs is to sit down to enjoy a spa day at-home and then suddenly realize they don't have a razor, shampoo, or even a fresh clean towel to use and wear (because honestly, who doesn't have a huge pile of laundry to do right now? That is what robes are for!) 

Do your friend a favor and cover the basics for them--save them the hassle of making a trip to the store and give them their shower necessities along with their luxury bath and spa-inspired gifts! Next time you are out shopping at Walmart, grab a few bath and shower necessities perfect for a spa day gift basket like the gentle, hypoallergenic AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash, and the AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel made with ingredients like aloe, vitamin E, and skin conditioners to help get a smooth shave.  

#4 Bath accessories

Bath and shower items your friend may not necessarily buy for herself would fall under the "bath accessories" category. This could include loofahs, bath bombs, fancy shower sponges, pumice stones, hair masks, etc. Anything you think your friend could use for her at-home spa day that she may not regularly buy for herself on her own (maybe because it is not a necessity and wouldn't normally come to mind) could work as a bath accessory! 

#5 Face masks

No trip to the spa is complete without a soothing face mask! You can find plenty luxurious, relaxing and effective masks for all kinds of skin care concerns at most beauty stores. Not to mention, everyone enjoys sitting doing absolutely nothing and relaxing while wearing a face mask! It's like spa day 101! 

Products like the AVEENO® Skin Relief Body Wash and AVEENO® POSITIVELY SMOOTH® Shave Gel are perfect for your everyday routine, as well as when you want to treat yourself to a spa day at home! Be sure to follow AVEENO® on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay updated on all of their products. 

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  1. I love this idea!! Such a great gift to send to a friend and I love the products you put in it! Aveeno is my favourite! xo Jen

  2. What an awesome gift basket! I'd love to receive a gift like this as a reminder to take the time to really take care of yourself. #client

  3. This is lovely! I'm thinking I might use this as a gift idea for my mom (whose birthday is in the next couple of months!)

  4. This is a great idea for a new mom. I've tried that shaving cream before and really liked it.

  5. These are great goodies for a stay-at-home spa day. Very nice!


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