Once you have chosen the main gifts for your recipients, it is time to start looking for the appropriate holders and then get on with creating your customized aromatherapy gift baskets.
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As I said in the earlier article, when looking for containers for your customized aromatherapy gift baskets don’t get stuck with the image of a wicker basket.
Wicker baskets make great gift holders but they are just one of the many options that are available.
You’ll be amazed at some of the types of containers that you can use to create your customized aromatherapy gift baskets.
The important thing is to look for a container that has a wide enough opening to fit all the aromatherapy items inside.
As you take a look at the assortment of containers and their different shapes and sizes, try and visualize what items would fit into it and who it would be ideal for.
Simple Wicker Baskets
Using an actual basket is a great idea since there are so many different styles and sizes. Not to mention you can definitely find a basket to fit your budget.
Head to a local craft store and take a look at their baskets, or you can even repurpose one you have at home, or get one from a local thrift store or yard sale.
Clean up the basket and either keep it a natural color or get out a can of spray paint and give it a touch of color appropriate for the occasion. Don’t go all out with this part. Keep it simple – a red or green background with splashes of white or a touch of gold paint is good.
You will be gift-wrapping your basket after you’ve filled it so keep that in mind when you are thinking about what color to paint your basket.
Want to do save time and shop from home? Amazon has a fantastic collection of wicker and wicker-lookalike baskets of all shapes and sizes. These are a few great options that you can choose from.
As you can see the options here are truly endless here with nothing more than a simple basket.
Decorative Baskets & Bags
Going one step further with the container for your gift basket is when you use more of a decorative basket or even a large bin.
The main benefit here is that the recipient will not only appreciate the gifts you’ve added, but they are sure to also keep the bin or basket in their bathroom to go back to whenever they need a little pampering.
A decorative basket or bin will act as a lovely reminder long after the goodies are all used up.
Large Tins & Planters
This is more of a new concept, but one that many people are jumping on board with.
Head to a local craft store and you should be able to find these large aluminum or metal tins. They have a lovely vintage, old-fashioned look and feel, and they give a wonderfully unique approach to the aromatherapy gift basket.
The tins are large, so they are more appropriate for large sized gift baskets. This is great if you not only want the aromatherapy basics in the gift basket, but some oversized items like a bath pillow, nice towel, or an essential oil diffuser.
Check out these absolutely stunning decorative tins that can be used as holders for your aromatherapy gifts. They can then be re-used as planters, cookie tins and more.
Mason jars are a perennial favorite. They are really fun to use, and they are so versatile in terms of what the recipient can re-use them for.
Mason jars of any size, style, and color make a great base for a smaller sized customized aromatherapy gift basket. I found some cool mason jars on Amazon that would make great holders if you want to gift someone an assortment of small essential oil related items.
The exact size will depend on what items you want to put in and how many. You can use a smaller mason jar to gift a colleague an aromatherapy pendant with a bottle of essential oil. Use a slightly larger jar if your gift includes an essential oil set, massage cream or a diffuser set.
When planning to use a mason jar as a customized aromatherapy gift basket, you must take special care to ensure that it is spacious enough to hold the chosen items.
It is equally important to make sure that the mouth is wide enough so the items can fit through.
What I love about shopping for mason jars on Amazon is that they stock these containers in almost every size, style and color imaginable so I know I will find that is the perfect fit for what I have in mind.
If you are looking for clear glass mason jars La Parfait manufactures them in a wide array of sizes so you are sure to find exactly what you are looking for.
Ceramic holders make for truly colorful containers for smaller sized customized aromatherapy gift baskets.
Gifts you can put into a ceramic holder could include things such as aromatherapy jewelry, an essential oil bottle or an essential oil set, essential oil lip balm, soap and other aromatherapy-related knick-knacks.
Small Wooden Crates
The last option is the most unique of all containers that you can use to create your customized aromatherapy gift basket. It’s also one you can be sure your recipient will absolutely love. This involves repurposing a smaller wooden crate to use as a gift basket.
Wooden crates are becoming a trend for home décor. Anyone who receives one of these trendy decor items is more likely to keep using it long after they have used up all the items in the customized aromatherapy gift basket you put together.
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