The holidays are fast approaching and with that comes the scramble for gift ideas. Some people are genuinely difficult to shop for. They seem to have everything and it’s hard to find the gift that “fits”. My suggestion when that happens is the gift basket. It seems a simple solution, but it can pack a holiday punch. All it takes is a basket, a few themed items, and some creativity. The best part is that the thought behind them are sure to make the recipient feel special.
A DIY pedicure gift basket makes a fantastic gift for the women in your life. Treat your sister, Mom, cousin, friend, co-worker, whoever, to a little pampering. Putting together the basket is pretty easy – and affordable, too! You can easily make a few of these baskets without breaking the bank. Of course, you can add different touches to each to personalize them for each individual.
I started my gift off with a dark brown basket. You can start yours with a basket or any style of container. There are some staples to a DIY pedicure gift basket, but the rest of what you put in is entirely up to you. Starting with the basket itself, stuff some tissue paper in the bottom. This helps prop the items up for display. Place the larger items in the back so the smaller items are easier to see. Wrapping gift baskets can be a bit tricky, so I generally stick to placing a bit of ribbon and a bow and giving it as is.
- A pedicure set with a foot/toe brush, a pumice stone, clippers, and toe separators.
- A separate set of clippers because the colors are so cute (and they’re in a foot shape) they begged to be included.
- Cuticle trimmers.
- A foot file. These come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, I’m including the pod variety.
- Epsom salt foot soak.
- Pedi-Sox® the original pedicure sock – in various styles, the newest is zebra!
- SofSpa™ to keep feet baby soft.
Other items to further personalize the gift:
- Nail polish in various colors.
- Cuticle oil or cream.
- Candles to set the mood.
- A magazine to read while soaking feet or letting polish dry.
- A few pieces of chocolate or other treat to nibble on.
You can add whatever items you think fit best, but I do highly recommend you include Pedi-Sox and SofSpa. I have sensitive feet, they feel trapped in regular socks and shoes so I avoid them like the plague. Being barefoot a lot causes what my husband Richard lovingly calls “dragon feet”. I have to stay on top of foot maintenance with frequent foot soaks and vigorous filing. When I follow that with SofSpa, my feet stay softer for a lot longer. And Pedi-Sox are fantastic because they keep the SofSpa in place without making my feet feel like they’re in cotton prisons. Plus, my feet stay warm during winter pedicures and I can wear flip flops with them during the nicer months.
What would you add to your DIY pedicure gift basket?
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