This holiday season, treat the special woman in your life to a pampering care package that’s personalized just for her. Take a moment to think about what she enjoys most during her “me” time. Is she a spa gal or would she prefer to curl up in a chair with a good book and a glass of wine? Either way, below you’ll find some unique and custom items to include in her holiday gift basket that she’s sure to love.

For spa lovers

If she enjoys going to the spa (and let’s be honest, most women do), then help her create a similar relaxing and pampering atmosphere at home. Spas are relaxing because they’re quiet, have soft light, and are all about serenity and taking time for yourself. To help recreate this atmosphere at home, here are a few items you’ll need.

Holiday Gift Basket with Gifts for Spa Lovers

Start with the lighting. Most bathrooms have harsh overhead lighting, and there’s nothing relaxing about that. If you turn the lights off and set small tealight candles all along the counter and bathtub, you suddenly have a room with a beautiful, warm, relaxing glow. Add a scented candle or two with her favorite scent to create a relaxing feel. If you’d like to make the candle part of the gift basket, consider a personalized scented candle, such as this holiday-themed candle in a jar.

Consider other spa-related items that she might like in her holiday gift basket, such as bath oils, salts or soaps, a bath pillow, or even a foot bath. You can also include a beautiful personalized photo frame with a picture either of the two of you together or a special moment with her and her kids or grandkids, or a close friend or family member. Choose a photo you know is meaningful to her, that she will want to look at regularly.

Now that you’ve set the scene and created a relaxing environment, the last step is to include a comfy and cozy custom bathrobe and slippers. Whether she prefers a traditional waffle weave kimono robe or a more luxurious fleece robe, there are tons of options to suit any style. Choose her favorite color and add her name or monogram, and it will be a set she’ll enjoy wearing for years.

For book lovers

If the special woman you’re shopping for is more of a bookworm than a spa queen, then help her relax at home with a good book and a quiet nook where she can enjoy a warm cup of tea and her favorite novel.

Holiday Gift Basket with Gifts for Book Lovers

Her perfect pampering package might include items like a personalized blanket, unique wine glass, or custom coffee mug. Add a sweet message or photo, and you can be sure these new personalized gifts will become her favorites around the house. You can still include a picture frame or scented candle in your gift basket to make it more special, and she can use both at the side table by where she likes to read.

The great thing about starting with a personalized throw or blanket as the basis for your booklover’s gift? Most parts of the county are cold at Christmas time, so it will allow her to wrap up and be comfy and cozy while she reads. If she’s a sentimental gal, then a personalized fleece photo blanket is a great gift. It’s available in 10 different colors, so you’re sure to find one that will match her home décor.

To take her pampering to the next level and really help her feel relaxed, consider including a personalized wine glass. A stemless wine glass is a great idea for her reading nook, since it’s less likely to tip. Have her name, monogram, or initials etched into the glass and create a truly personal gift.

If she’s more of a coffee or tea connoisseur, then consider a new mug with her initial, name, or even favorite photos. Our classic monogram coffee mug is a strikingly crisp white mug with three accent color options. Or, if she’s someone who would prefer to look at pictures of her favorite people while she sips her morning coffee, consider a photo mug. Choose up to three pictures to customize this mug just for her.

Finally, don’t forget to pick up a new novel from her favorite author or send her one electronically to her Kindle. You can even include a unique silver engraved bookmark or custom canvas tote she can use to carry her books with her on trips to the library.

When you take the time to really think about the woman you’re trying to pamper, you can craft a gift basket that will show her just how special she is to you.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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