This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine. I always have a few people in my life that deserve more than a Christmas card but yet I don’t have an unlimited budget to buy them all a big gift. Coworkers usually top that list. We spend a lot of time with our coworkers (sometimes even more than our own families!) and want to make them feel special during the holidays. So today I put together an inexpensive spa basket that would be just right for coworkers.
Inexpensive Spa Basket DIY
To start my project I scoured the aisles of my local Dollar General looking for something to build my spa basket around. These gift sets were cute and you can see how inexpensive they were but I wanted to make them feel like they were part of luxury basket from one of the expensive stores around us. And by the way, they smell amazing! One set was “Cherry Blossom” and the other is “Frosted Berries”. To put together any gift basket you need three general categories of products:
- Container – This could be an actual basket, like I’m using today. You could also use a plastic basket, jar, bucket, mug, bowl, box, or anything that you can fill.
- Decoration for container – I used a rustic Christmas ornament for this projects. You could also use a bow or flowers.
- Filler – Filler is needed in gift baskets to prop up the gifts so the basket looks pretty. You could use tissue paper, shredded paper, vintage paper patterns, or cloth. You can see a tiny bit of the shredded kraft paper that I used peeking out of the side of the basket below.
- Gifts – For my spa-themed gift basket I included body spray, body wash, lotion, several different brushes or scrubbers, a wash cloth, and a face mask.
Some people also tie cellophane around the whole basket to keep things from falling out but I don’t usually do that. I just make sure the container is deep enough to hold everything in. I kept the accessories in the same color palette as the original gift set. To make these even more special make a note of scents, styles, and colors that each of your coworkers like. Each basket could be customized for each individual. They may be surprised that you’ve been paying attention to what they like! These would also make great gifts for teachers, babysitters, pet sitters, neighbors, or friends.
Another Inexpensive Spa Gift Idea
Here’s another idea if your budget is even tighter or you have a LOT of coworkers. I split up each gift box and only included one scented gift in each bag, along with a votive candle. Then I tied a small Christmas ornament to the bag. Everything here, INCLUDING the bag, was less than $3!
Thanks for reading about my inexpensive spa basket DIY. I’d love to hear your ideas. Have you ever made a gift basket? What did you include? ‘Til the next project,