Choose your theme: Personalized treasures, soothing relaxers, or a winter escape kit
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.
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.
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).
Present monogrammed items in a canvas tote (such as those from Bambina di Cioccolato; $18) bearing the recipient’s initial.
Stencil river rocks with white rub-on transfers (available at craft stores).
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 a few store-bought items to round out your personalized gift package:
Pull together items for the ultimate weekend escape in a heavy-duty basket or tote--consider one in durable felt.
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.
Use etching cream (available at craft stores; instructions here) to add a personal message to glassware.
Hot cocoa and a warm wool blanket will ensure your gift recipient a comfy, cozy winter: