Relaxation Gift Basket Ideas

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Gift baskets make great surprises for birthdays, as a way to say thank you, or to simply brighten a loved one's day. It's easy to put together a relaxation gift basket by picking up a few key inexpensive items that help the recipient pamper herself at home.

Aromatherapy Candle

  • A scented aromatherapy candle is a item to include in any relaxation gift basket because it can help you unwind after a long day. Certain fragrances are known for their relaxing properties. Lavender, for example, is known to calm and relax and can even help you fall asleep faster. Sandalwood is also a soothing fragrance that is warm and woody and helps to de-stress.

Bubble Bath

  • A long, hot bath is a great way to unwind after a long day. A moisturizing and fragrant bubble bath is ideal to include in any relaxation gift basket. Look for a bubble bath containing milk or honey -- these ingredients provide a rich, fluffy lather and help moisturize dry or sensitive skin.

Sea Salts

  • Sea salts, or Epsom salts, help relax and soothe tired, sore muscles when added to the bath tub and are perfect to include in a gift basket to help someone relax. Salts are very inexpensive, but help to turn a normal bath into a spa-like experience at home.

Body Lotion

  • A rich moisturizing body lotion can be applied after a bath while skin is still damp, to lock in moisture and soothe dry skin. Body lotion can also be massaged onto skin to help ease tension and relax tight muscles. Body lotions containing lavender and chamomile are good when you're trying to reduce stress after a long day and get a restful night's sleep.

Eye Gel Mask

  • An eye gel mask that is put in the refrigerator can help reduce the appearance of tired, puffy eyes and help relieve tension headaches. Make sure to gift basket recipient knows that the eye gel mask should be stored in the refrigerator for maximum relaxation benefits.

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