Stress Basket Ideas


Most people need to de-stress at some time in their lives and what better way than to receive a gift to help us do it. People get stressed in different ways over different things, so tailored stress baskets will be required to make the difference and help them recover.


  • Make a pampering stress basket. Add in bath foam, exotic oils, scented candles and a large fluffy towel. Put in some truffles, gourmet cookies and a bottle of wine for relaxing afterward. You can even buy these ready-made (see Resources).

Food and Drink

  • A basket full of the recipient's favorite food and drink should help them de-stress. It could be chocolate and champagne, a favorite cheese with crackers and some wine. It may be a healthy option as that will certainly make you feel better physically, so a basket of fruit and vegetables could do the trick.

Voucher Basket

  • Create a basket full of vouchers interspersed with colored polystyrene balls or rose petals if it is for a woman. The vouchers could be for clothes, cosmetics, men's grooming kits, a makeover and/or a box of luxury chocolates. A day spending these vouchers is a good way to de-stress. Going online is an alternative if going out shopping is too stressful.

Relaxing Classes

  • Use a stress basket for some exercise clothes to be used for yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi. Add in a gift certificate for classes to start off the de-stressing. A T-shirt and loose exercise pants with some matching socks in bright colors will cheer them up and the exercise classes may continue.

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