You may or may not agree, but for me one of the best things about Christmas is giving gifts to loved ones. It’s genuinely the best feeling seeing your family opening presents that you’ve spent so much time and effort in finding. Making presents personal is always fun, and I feel like personal presents take the edge from a good present to a great present.
This year I’ve decided to make my own self-care gift boxes. They are just so easy to make, and so easy to personalise to give it that special touch. So when Amara* asked me to pick out a few things from their website, I thought it was the perfect way to fill up my self-care box!
I decided to make mine using products that I personally would love to see, and things that I would be able to relax with, because the whole point of self-care is just take care of yourself! The beauty of choosing the products is that you can tailor it to the recipient, which I think makes gifts even more special.
- A Candle. As you can tell from a lot of blog posts here at The Dizzying Heights, I
likelove candles. Especially around this time of year when it’s chilly outside! I just think there is nothing better than coming home and lighting a few candles for light, warmth and a lovely scent! My favourite candles are from Bath and Body Works, but as they’re not available in the UK, I’d have to stick with Yankee! My Autumn/Winter candle picks was my favourite to write, so check it out here if you want to read more!
- Slippers*. This is such a big one for feeling extra cosy, when I get home I put my comfy slippers on (after obvs changing into PJ’s), and you just feel so relaxed! It also helps that these slippers* from Amara are super soft, and they make such a great gift too! I know because I would love slippers for Christmas (in fact I end up buying new slippers around this time of year anyways – whoops)!
- Nail Polish. As well as having things in the box to help you relax, I would love to open a self-care box and see things in there to help you feel a bit fancy and glam. I think nail polish is the perfect little pressie to add to this box, and if it’s a festive colour then extra brownie points for you!
- Tea. I’ve written a huge blog post, which you can read here about my love of tea (with extra thanks going to teapigs) so I won’t bore you all by explaining why I love tea – I just do! As this box is to take care of yourself and to remind you to have some ‘me-time’, I thought that tea just had to make an appearance. I love sitting on the sofa in a onesie or some cosy PJ’s and watching a Christmas film with a cup of tea. No better feeling!
- Face mask. I couldn’t write a blog post about self-care without mentioning a face mask. I just absolutely love them! To me, they scream Sunday evenings and I think they are so important for taking care of your skin as well as giving you an excuse to relax in the bath (whilst waiting for the mask to do its magic of course). Don’t forget that you can also get 20% off with the code DIVYA20 on the entire Bloomtown website – you’re welcome!
- Eye mask. Getting a good night’s sleep is so important and occasionally I get a bout of insomnia, which completely sucks. But at least I have become a pro at how to at try and get some sleep on these sleepless nights. As well as a pillow spray, my trusty snoozy teapigs tea and a hot shower, I have started to use an eye-mask to block out any unnecessary sunlight. I have to say that it has worked wonders and this beautiful one from Amara* is so pretty that I feel a little bit cute wearing it.
If I had more space in the box, I would have added maybe some festive shower gel or a bath bomb, and perhaps a nice notebook and matching pen. The beauty of these boxes is that you can tailor it to the person and also it doesn’t need to break the bank, because the majority of the products can be found at really good prices! Also, it’s always the thought that counts, not how you spend, which is something I really like to remember at this time of the year.
I think this idea is so lovely, and as well as making the contents personal, you can also make the box personal. I actually bought this box from Poundland (would you believe!!!) because I thought it was decorated so nicely, but you could buy a plain cardboard box and decorate it with stamps or Christmassy illustrations – the possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post, do let me know in the comments below if you have made a Christmas Self-Care Box as a gift for anyone, or maybe if you’ve switched things up and made one for yourself on Christmas Eve (such a good idea – I love a good Christmas Eve pamper!), either way, I’d love to know!