How To Make A Self-Care Basket



Mother's Day is quickly approaching! It can be so hard to figure out a gift for the most important woman in your life. This year I decided to make self-care baskets for Mother's Day. I am making a basket for my mom and mother-in-law (who will probably see this before Mother's Day!). I plan on adding a few more things to my baskets, but wanted to share what I have thus far for anyone in need of a gift idea. 


Self-care baskets are great gifts for a few different reasons.

1. It doesn't have to be expensive.

2. It encourages her to practice self-care.

3. You can personalize it by adding some of her favorite things.


Making self-care baskets is very simple. I bought the baskets and sparkly white tissue paper at Dollar Tree. They had a variety of baskets in different colors and sizes. I lined the baskets with tissue paper. Tissue paper can also be used to help position the items in the basket. I put balled up tissue paper underneath items to heighten them. The faux flowers are also from Dollar Tree and are simply decoration. 


Coffee, notepad, candle, bath bombs

Coffee, notepad, candle, bath bombs

Journal, chocolate, wine, candle, bath bombs

Journal, chocolate, wine, candle, bath bombs


What to put in a self-care basket:

  • Something to drink- tea, coffee, wine, hot chocolate
  • Drinkware- coffee mug, water bottle, wine glass
  • Aroma- candle, essential oils, diffuser
  • Smell goods- lotion, soap, perfume
  • Pampering items- face mask, body scrub, bath bombs,
  • Beauty products- make up essentials or skin care items
  • Something sweet- chocolate or favorite candy/snack
  • Comfy clothes- leggings, yoga pants, slippers, robe
  • Gift card- massage or spa, favorite store/restaurant, Starbucks, beauty products


Self-care baskets make great gifts for other occasions such as birthdays, bridal showers, or baby showers for the expecting mother.  What would you want in your personal self-care basket?