3 DIY gift baskets Choose your theme: Personalized treasures, soothing relaxers, or a winter escape kit A water hyacinth basket ($12; pier1.com) is the natural choice to contain spa-inspired stress relievers.Click ahead to see how to put this gift basket together. Create a scrub from 1/2 cup each Epsom salts and sugar, plus 1/4 cup sunflower oil, and place inside a pretty glass mason jar ($32 for set of six; heathceramics.com). Use dried lavender and a small muslin bag to form a sachet. Repurpose candy or mint tins as candles: Simply melt wax and add a wick (available at craft stores).More: Handmade travel candle instructions Add a few store-bought items to round out your spa-inspired gift basket:Eco-friendly ballet slippers ($50; endless.com).Yellow blossom adjustable eye mask ($12; bibbon.etsy.com). Present monogrammed items in a canvas tote ($15; uppercasegallery.ca) that bears the recipient’s initials. Stencil river rocks with white rub-on transfers (available at craft stores).- By Kelly Wilkinson, San FranciscoMore: Monogrammed paperweight instructions Hand-stamp a linen napkin.- By Arounna Khounnoraj, Toronto, ONMore: Monogrammed handkerchief instructions Add a few store-bought items to round out your personalized gift package:Colorful pencils (from $9 for 12, explicitlyyourspencils.com).Personalized notepad ($32 for 100-page pad; lindaandharriett.com). Pull together items for the ultimate weekend escape in a space-saving folding felt basket ($48; plasticashop.com). Give homemade marshmallows in a cellophane bag, or choose another sweet treat to share from your kitchen.More: Gifts from the kitchen Use etching cream (available at craft stores) to add a personal message to glassware ($2.50 each; pier 1.com). ― Kelly Wilkinson, San FranciscoFree download: Get our etched glass stencilMore: How to make etched glasses When it's too cold to go outside, these store-bought items will provide hours of indoor entertainment:Playing cards ($4).Ultimate Book of Card Games ($20; amazon.com). Hot cocoa and a warm wool blanket will ensure your gift recipient a comfy, cozy winter:Dark hot-cocoa mix ($18 for 12 oz.; recchiuti.com).Motor Robe wool throw ($78; pendleton-usa.com).