Since Christmas is around the corner I thought I would post a gift idea. This one is for my mum (actually giving it to her for her birthday) but apart from changing the wrapping this gift would work well for both.
I decided to go for some face and body lotions and potions. When I was younger I used to get all these lovely gifts but never appreciated them. Now I would love some relaxing, cleansing or exfoliating face and body products.
This whole gift came to around £25 and would work typically for any girl/woman or anyone who would love to pamper themselves.
I love wrapping the gifts as much as the buying and the giving. All these boxes, bows and ribbons look good but can cost a mini fortune. I always keep bags and boxes people give me so I can reuse them for my gifts.
In my collection I found this lovely pastel floral box which was the perfect size for the items.
I had recently received an order from Estee Lauder where the package was filled with crinkled paper. I decided to use this in the gift box to give a nice back drop to the gifts as well as hold them in a place where they look presentable.
The first item I went for was the Handy Gurugu hand cream from Lush. In Winter, hands can become dry and rough so I thought it would be a nice gift as it isn’t always something we see as a necessity but something that is needed. This is a heavier cream so not so much one to carry around but one to intensely treat the hands.
The next item was the Rub Rub Rub Body Scrub, again from Lush. Despite the shop being quite overpowering with the many scents the products are appealing. This block is a sea salt scrub which exfoliates your skin.
The last lush products for this gift were a few dream steam tabs. These are used by dropping into hot water which releases beneficial oils which you can then inhale. As an added benefit you can also use the remaining water as a cleanser.
Then of course to top it all off a few Galaxy ripple bars. Galaxy is my mum’s favourite. I tend to sway towards Cadbury’s however I too do enjoy a Galaxy now and again.
I love making presents look good, focussing on the presentation shows that you are willing to spend some thought into the gift which is especially great when you don’t have the money to put into it.
Hope this inspires some of you to reuse old boxes and bags, they can cost so much money, yet you are given them most birthdays and Christmases.