3 DIY gift baskets Choose your theme: Personalized treasures, soothing relaxers, or a winter escape kit Give 'em a break A basket containing spa-inspired stress relievers is the perfect gift at the hectic holidays. Pier 1 Imports has dozens of totes and containers to choose from. Click ahead to see how to put this gift basket together. Pinterest Make: Bath scrub $17.70 for set of six; heathceramics.com 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. Make: Lavender sachet Use dried lavender and a small muslin bag to form a sachet. Make: Travel candle Handmade travel candle instructions Repurpose candy or mint tins as candles: Simply melt wax and add a wick (available at craft stores). Add Add a few store-bought items to round out your spa-inspired gift basket, such as: Ultra-comfy ballet slippers (from $25; Zappos.com). Organic eye mask (from $25; Etsy.com). A little tissue paper and maybe some ribbon, and your basket is good to go. Make it personal Present monogrammed items in a canvas tote (such as those from Bambina di Cioccolato; $18) bearing the recipient’s initial. Make: Paperweights Stencil river rocks with white rub-on transfers (available at craft stores). Make: Handkerchief Hand-stamp a linen napkin to lend your recipient's next dinner party an impossibly swanky air. (And to make sure you get an invite!) Add Add a few store-bought items to round out your personalized gift package: Colorful pencils (from $12.99 for 12, explicitlyyourspencils.com). Personalized notepad (from $35 for a set of 5; Papersource.com). Don't forget to hand-write the gift tag for the most personal touch of all. Let's get lost $32; Etsy.com Pull together items for the ultimate weekend escape in a heavy-duty basket or tote--consider one in durable felt. Make: Marshmallows Give homemade marshmallows in a cellophane bag, or choose another sweet treat to share from your kitchen--you almost can't go wrong with the gift of something home-cooked. Make: Etched glasses Glasses $2.95 each; pier 1.com Use etching cream (available at craft stores; instructions here) to add a personal message to glassware. Add 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 ($17; amazon.com--or consider patronizing your local bookstore) Add 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 ($100; pendleton-usa.com). Optional warm hug (priceless).