Healthy Gift Baskets

A Unique and Meaningful Gift Idea…

Healthy Gift Baskets are the perfect gift for those who already live a healthy lifestyle or for those who are on their journey to attaining good health. There is no better gift than the gift of good health! You can easily create your own healthy gift baskets with a theme tailored to that special someone.

Healthy gift baskets would be perfect for anyone on your list! Think outside the box (or “basket”) this year. Who really needs another shirt, sweater, or tie? These are just material things that are not very meaningful or unique. Most times our loved ones won’t even remember these presents we gave them. So, why not make it a useful gift that will improve their health.

I am not talking about a fruit basket either! These are boring and in most cases, non-organic and full of pesticides!

6 Simple Steps to Make a Gift Basket

Here Are Some Healthy Gift Basket Ideas…

  1. Home Spa-Going to a spa is a wonderful treat, but many people cannot afford this luxury. You can easily help a loved one incorporate a “spa-like” experience at home. Help them create a retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Possible items: soy candles, relaxing music or guided meditation cd, neck pillow for bath, body brush, eye mask, chemical-free body wash and bubble bath, mud-mask, loofah, bath salts, essential oils, book or magazine, etc.
  2. Healthy Recipes-This is one of my favorite baskets to make! The possibilities are endless. It’s simple. Just find a recipe (one of yours or one from a recipe book) that is healthy, delicious, and fairly easy to make. You want to find one that contains several ingredients you could put in a basket. (*See my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal basket below.) Purchase healthy, organic ingredients when possible. Type up the recipe and include it in the basket. You could also include the recipe book it came from, or any other healthy recipe book.
  3. Cooking Basket-You could fill this basket with all sorts of kitchen gadgets for that person on your list who loves to cook! I personally, would LOVE to receive a basket like this! You could get creative and use a large stainless-steel pot or salad bowl for the basket. Possible items: knives, measuring cups, garlic press, bamboo cutting board, spatulas, vegetable peeler, stainless-steel pots and pans, cookbook, etc.
  4. Yoga Basket-This is perfect for the yogis on your list! You could also make a gym basket for those who like to work out and use a gym bag instead of a basket!. Yoga can be expensive. If you can afford it, include a gift certificate for yoga classes from the studio your friend or family member goes to. This would really delight them! Possible items:yoga mat, yoga mat bag, mat cleaner, yoga blanket, straps, eye pillows, towels, stainless-steel water bottle, yoga pants or tank tops, a subscription to Yoga Journal or a book about yoga, etc.
  5. Here Are Two Examples:

    #1-Home Spa Basket

    I used a nice purple wicker basket. I prefer nice baskets that people can reuse instead of a holiday basket that they can only use once a year! I added several of the items that I mentioned above, including organic body wash, candles, loofah, neck pillow, a magazine, and bath salts.

    Instead of buying bath salts which can be VERY Expensive, I made my own with Epsom salts and essential oils. Just add Epsom salts to a clear party favor bag (you can buy these bags in packs of 25 to use for recipe baskets as well!) Then, add 10 drops of lavender oil and/or 5 drops of eucalyptus oil to the salt. Chamomile and ylang ylang are other oils that have a relaxing affect! Shake it up to mix well, and tie a ribbon around it. Voila! You have therapeutic bath salts for a fraction of the price you pay in stores.

    #2 Recipe Basket- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

    For this basket, I typed up the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe from my website. I mounted it on green paper and added a few red jewels (from my scrapbooking kit) to add a nice holiday touch to it.

    Then, I put several of the ingredients in clear party bags and tied them with a ribbon. I also added the book, Forks Over Knives that contains many healthy recipes, including an oatmeal recipe. If you are going to include the book that the recipe came from, you can add a post-it to that page with a note that says, “Try this!”.

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