I’m so excited to be participating in the 2014 Bloggers Secret Santa Gift Exchange, all put together by the lovely Kristie of Blog Ambitions. She set us up with an Elfster group, which made it really easy to connect with your giftee and gifter while keeping it all a secret. I asked as many questions as I could, and started brainstorming an idea for my giftee, Janelle at The Peaceful Haven.
What better gift could you give to a stay-at-home Mom of six than a Pampering Kit?! I decided to make a few of the ingredients in order to stay within budget. I followed the recipes for the two scrubs below, and decided to make extra to give to some of my girlfriends as favors for our holiday ski house! I picked up some small containers from the grocery store, and I also saw some options at the dollar store. The tiny mason jars that Tonia used are adorable also!
Once you’ve made your DIY Sugar Scrub and DIY Foot Scrub (the Foot Soak looks divine as well), you can print out the adorable labels that I made below! I used coconut and cocoa butter body washes, both from Suave, that were on sale, and smell amazing!! I printed and cut out the labels, punched a hole and ran some yarn through to attach them to my containers. Voila! Adorable DIY gifts in a snap!
To round out my kit, I added the ingredients below. Use this as a guide, and be creative, adding the things that you love the most to pamper with!
Snappy Pampering Kit:
Add a special item, something personal to the giftee. I added a beautiful glass ornament to my kit, since Janelle collects dainty blue and white china, I thought this would compliment her collection!
If you’re shipping your gift, remember to pack up the items so they’re safe and secure. Janelle loves green and blue, so I used coordinating tissue and ribbons to make the box really special when she opened it up! She also let me know that her 3 favorite makeup items were mascara, mascara, mascara, so I went with Maybelline The Rocket Mascara. It won the Battle of the Drugstore Mascaras: Round Two and the blue color was perfect for my gift bag. Once I have a theme, I run with it. Here is how it all came together.
Not feeling so crafty or short on time? I always find that slippers and warm socks are something that everyone loves around the holidays! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below. Click on each image to shop the post!
I hope these ideas helped you to avoid any last minute Secret Santa freak outs!