How to make a spa gift basket

How to make a spa gift basket


Are you putting together a spa gift basket for a friend, customer, fundraiser, or simply for fun? If so, you can't go wrong with skincare, nail polish, face masks, and bath accessories.

There are a few steps that most people don’t think about when arranging a spa gift basket. These include more than just filling the bottom of your basket and arranging taller items in the back.

Luckily, we’re here to help you create a gift basket that can transport anyone to a peaceful spa day. Here's how you can go above and beyond to deliver a unique and thoughtful spa gift basket arrangement.

Step one: Choose the container.

First impressions matter! So, think about what type of appearance you want to give your gift basket. Are you going for a rustic look and feel? If so, a wooden crate or box would be the best choice. These types of containers will also provide the best fit, giving you enough space for all your items.

When you’re working with a spa theme, don’t be afraid to get creative with it! You can even consider alternate container options, like wicker baskets or totes. Both will fit great with the relaxing spa theme and provide a unique twist to the typical gift basket.

Step two: Be mindful of how you arrange your spa items.

A spa gift basket should exude a sense of peace and relaxation. Put some thought behind everything, from the colors to the placement of the gift items.

Blue is often associated with peace and tranquility. Adding pops of blue around your basket can be a great idea when putting everything together. You can incorporate blue crinkle paper, ribbons, and even glitter as decorations.

When it comes to arranging your gift items, be sure to put some thought behind this. place the most appealing items in the front and to the center. You should place the taller items in the back, towering over the basket’s contents.

Step three: Gather and arrange your supplies.

Now comes the fun part – getting the actual gifts together and arranging them in the container. This is your time to get creative and try to put together a spa gift basket that is classy, elegant, and tranquil.

There are a few different directions you can take your spa gift basket in. You can focus on different self-care items, such as nail care, skincare, and bath products.


Perfect nail care additions to any gift basket are nail polishes, nail files, and manicure or pedicure kits. When picking colors, include tones that represent calmness. Keeping this in mind, try to go for various shades of blue, green, pink, purple, or white.

Most nail items are much smaller in size, so they are best if placed at the front of the basket.


Skincare is a staple of self-care. Spa items to add here include face masks, facial cleansers, and moisturizers. Because many of these items may be taller in height, they are great to add to the back of the basket.


Bath products are essential for the perfect spa day. Gather a few of the following products and add them to the middle or back of your basket for easy viewing.

  • Body wash and soaps
  • Lotion
  • Loofah bath sponge
  • Body brush
  • Bath bombs
  • Bath salts 

To keep the calm theme, be sure to choose bath products with peaceful scents like eucalyptus, lavender, citrus, and rosemary.


Apart from skin, nail, and bath products, there are a variety of additional items to include in your spa gift basket. Miscellaneous items that fit in with the spa theme include:

  • Light reading materials, such as books or magazines 
  • Flip-flops
  • Slippers 
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Sleeping masks
  • Candles
  • Light snacks and drinks

How to make a spa gift basket

This collection is pictured in a 10 in x 8 in x 4½ in wooden gift basket crate by Carpenter Core.

Step four: Add the finishing touches!

As you add the finishing touches to your basket, make sure that everything is arranged neatly and in order. You can even go the extra mile by color-coordinating the items in your basket.

Are you all done creating the perfect spa gift basket? Add gift wrap clear cellophane, tie a decorative ribbon around it, and deliver it to its recipient. They are sure to fall in love with the results.

Deliver your spa gift basket with love.

The final, and arguably, most important step in the gift basket process is to deliver your finished product with love. Whether you created it for a customer, friend, or anyone else, they should be pleased with the efforts of your hard work.

What other ideas can you think of for a spa gift basket anyone can love?

This article was made possible by support from Carpenter Core. We make small customizable wooden crates and boxes used for gift baskets and product packaging.

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