27 Best Spa Gift Basket Ideas for Relaxation

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A spa gift basket is the type of gift many of us love to receive. That means it’s also a smart gift idea for just about anyone in your life, whether it’s a spouse, friend, or any other person who deserves to relax.

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That said, not all spa gift baskets are interchangeable. Different types of gift baskets serve different purposes, and their prices can range from very affordable to pricey.

That’s why we’ve put together this list of spa gift basket ideas. The examples here will help you choose the ideal gift for its intended recipient.

DIY or Affordable Spa Gift Basket Ideas

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to add some relaxing luxury to a friend or loved one’s life. Just consider these examples:

1. Free sample DIY spa gift basket

A free sample DIY basket is an idea worth keeping in mind if you think the person to whom you’re giving a gift basket would be happier with small amounts of numerous products, rather than large amounts of just a few products.

Many of the companies that supply the types of items you might include in a spa gift basket will gladly send small free samples of their products to customers who request them. With that in mind, you might spend time collecting as many of these samples as you can, finally putting them all together in one DIY basket.

2. DIY discount store spa gift basket

Many discount clothing stores also carry very affordable bundles of fragrances, toiletries, cosmetics, and various other types of products you might include in a spa gift basket.

You could pick up a few of these and customize the gift basket with items from the different bundles you choose. You could theoretically create an additional gift basket for someone else with these items on top of that because you’ll likely have some items left over.

3. Spa gift basket for new college student

The items you include in a spa gift basket don’t need to be expensive. As long as you carefully choose objects that a recipient will genuinely find useful, they’ll still be sure to love the gift.

For instance, maybe you know someone who is off to start college soon. The odds are good that your friend needs to stock up on some essentials like bath and shower items. You could make pre-college shopping a little less stressful (and their first few college weeks much more relaxing) with a spa gift basket containing affordable but relaxation-inducing shampoos, body washes, and related items.

Make an inexpensive care package for a best friend if you and your best friend are heading off to different colleges.

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Luxury Spa Gift Basket Ideas

If your budget isn’t tight these days, you may be willing to spend more on a spa gift basket like one of these.

4. Premium products gift basket

Go for a premium products gift basket. It’s worth including because it’s the type of spa gift basket you can easily find. Numerous brands offer high-end gift baskets featuring only the premium versions of all the products they contain.

5. Full spa treatment package

While some spa gift baskets feature just a few related items, you can also find plenty that include a more extensive range of products, like this 15-piece set. These often include everything someone needs to enjoy a full weekend spa experience from the comfort of their own home.

6. Gourmet spa gift basket

A spa gift basket doesn’t need only to feature bath and body products. Some of the best luxury gift baskets also include various gourmet food items, such as fancy teas, unique treats from around the world, and specialty condiments, just to name a few.

Are you sending this to a partner or spouse you’re currently far away from? A gourmet spa gift could also serve as a perfect long-distance relationship care package, featuring gourmet food items from the part of the world you’re living in right now.

Calming Spa Gift Basket Ideas

One of the best ways to make someone feel loved is to give her a gift that helps them relax. Here are some ideas to keep in mind.

7. City-themed spa gift basket

Does someone in your life have a deep love for a particular city? Paris, London, New York, or any similar destination? If so, you could purchase or even create a gift basket with that city as its central theme.

For example, many cosmetics and toiletry products highlight the romance of Paris in their branding. A gift basket with such products, as well as a few edible treats from Paris, is a unique take on a spa gift basket that’s sure to impress.

8. Relaxation-centric spa gift basket

Although most spa gift baskets promote relaxation to some degree, some do more so than others. For instance, a spa gift basket for someone who could use a stress break might include bath salts, soothing candles, calming teas, and even massage products.

9. Day at the beach gift basket

Spa gift basket items, such as soaps and candles, are often scented. You might want to find (or, if you can’t find one, create) a gift basket where the scented products share a theme, such as a beach. 

Beginner Spa Gift Basket Ideas

Don’t make the mistake of assuming a spa gift basket is just a feminine gift. Anyone can enjoy this type of gift. These ideas would be great for someone who's usually reluctant to have a spa day.

10.  Cologne-centric spa gift basket

Most spa gift baskets primarily feature items that belong to the same general category, such as shampoo products or relaxation products.

Another example that might be ideal for your loved one is a gift basket featuring a sampling of various colognes. It can complement a shower gift basket, as they’ll always have a fragrance to try after getting out of the shower.

11. Shower supplies gift basket

A popular spa gift basket is one that includes various products someone would use in the shower, such as shampoo, conditioners, and face scrub.

It could be a smart appreciation gift from someone who wants to show gratitude to a hard-working partner with something that will help make their showers more soothing and relaxing.

12. Grooming spa gift basket

A spa gift basket doesn’t merely need to promote relaxation! It can also serve a practical purpose.

For instance, someone in your life might appreciate a gift basket that includes various grooming products and supplies, such as shaving cream, aftershave, and maybe even a fancy new razor. Something like this kit would be an ideal gift for someone who wants to both look and feel their best.

Delivery Spa Gift Basket Ideas

If you can’t give someone a gift basket in person, you can still make their day with one of these delivery ideas.

13. Energizing spa gift basket

Although many spa gift baskets feature items that help people unwind after the end of a long day, others feature everything from teas and face washes that can help someone feel more energized and refreshed waking up in the morning.

A spa gift basket might make a smart encouragement gift for a friend or loved one moving away from home for a new job. Schedule the delivery so they receive the gift basket a few days after they settle in. The items it features will help them wake up and seize the day with enthusiasm as they pursue their career in this new opportunity.

14. Health-centric spa gift basket

Are you trying to think of a care package for a sick friend who’s currently recovering from an illness or injury at home?

If so, consider ordering them a spa gift basket featuring items that promote health, such as soothing teas and various detoxing products. It’s a surprise delivery your friend will appreciate.

15. Home essentials spa gift basket

Numerous brands offer gift baskets featuring premium versions of essential home items such as hand soap and hand towels.

You could schedule delivery of such a spa gift basket for the day after a friend or loved one moves into a new home, making their transition a little bit easier.

Romantic Spa Gift Basket Ideas

Often, the person to whom you’re giving a spa gift basket will be a partner or spouse. As such, you might want the gift basket to be romantic. Consider the following ideas if so:

16. Heart-themed spa gift basket

A simple way to make a spa gift basket more romantic is to take virtually any of the other ideas listed here, but focus on including products in the shape of a heart, along with other common romantic imagery, such as roses. For example, you could give someone a spa gift basket filled with heart-shaped bars of soap and similar items.

17. Rose spa gift basket

Although most spa gift baskets consist of items that a recipient will actively use, sometimes a spa gift basket can primarily feature items that may complement others.

For example, perhaps you’ve already given someone a spa gift basket featuring items they can use to help them relax. You can give them an additional romantic spa gift basket consisting mainly of a variety of roses. Their appearance and fragrance can boost the calming effects of the items from the previous gift basket.

18. Romantic evening spa gift basket

A romantic spa gift basket may consist of an assortment of items that might be part of an overall romantic evening at home. Examples include candles, wine, massage oils, flowers, chocolates, and anything else that you think would be part of your partner or spouse’s ideal version of a romantic night in.

19. Memories spa gift basket

Sometimes, it’s possible to put together a traditional spa gift basket that also touches on memories you’ve shared with the one you love. For instance, the gift basket could include a bottle of wine you shared on one of your first dates, soap or a similar item from a resort you went to on vacation together, and treats from places you’ve visited as a couple.

Organic or Eco-Friendly Spa Gift Basket Ideas

If the person to whom you’re giving a spa gift basket believes it’s important to use organic and eco-friendly products whenever possible, consider giving them one of the following:

20. Organic traditional spa gift basket

A simple way to give an organic spa gift basket is to choose a traditional type, such as a gift basket consisting of soaps and shampoos, while ensuring all the items in the gift basket have been certified organic.

21. Eco-friendly traditional spa gift basket

Similar to the above example, this would be a basic spa gift basket featuring traditional items. The only difference would be every item in the basket would be from companies that prioritize sustainability.

22. Seeds spa gift basket

A gift basket of seeds is a simple twist on a common type of spa gift basket that may appeal to someone who’s very eco-conscious. Such people often emphasize the importance of planting trees and other kinds of plants to combat the effects of deforestation and excessive harvesting.

Your eco-friendly loved one may appreciate a spa gift basket that consists of flower seeds, herb seeds, and other types of plant seeds. While spa gift baskets featuring flowers and herbs are already popular, you might know someone who’d rather receive a gift basket that allows them to cultivate plants instead of merely enjoying them after someone else has picked them.

23. Organic food spa gift basket

Again, many popular spa gift baskets primarily feature a variety of food items. Usually, there’s a theme to the gift basket, such as “foods of France.”

Another theme could be “organic foods.” Bonus points if the companies that sell the items in the basket also practice sustainability in the form of using eco-friendly packaging, only selling locally to minimize their carbon footprints, or replanting trees to combat the effects of their operations on the environment.

Wine and Spa Gift Basket Ideas

Wine is one of the most popular items to include in a spa gift basket. Wine can even be the primary focus of some gift baskets, such as the following:

24. Wine and cheese gift basket

A wine and cheese gift basket is a common spa gift basket idea that will be a hit with many potential recipients. All you have to do is choose a bottle or two of wine and complement it with cheeses and crackers. If you don’t know which cheeses go best with which types of wine, consult with an expert.

25. Wine sampler gift basket

Instead of giving a gift basket featuring only one or two bottles of wine, you could instead give a gift basket with several small wine bottles. This might also be ideal if you’re giving a gift basket to someone you’re still getting to know. If you now know they love wine, but you’re not sure which types, giving a variety of samples can increase your chances of giving them the kind of wine they’d enjoy.

26. Organic wine spa gift basket

Once more, a wine gift basket featuring only organic wines is an easy way to let that eco-friendly somebody know that you put in a little bit of extra thought into their gift.

27. Regional wine gift basket

Deciding which wines to include in a spa gift basket can be daunting. There are simply many types of wine from which to choose. Thus, one way to make this type of gift basket more cohesive would be to include wines from a particular region, such as France, Italy, Napa Valley, or your local region (if the wineries around you are any good, of course).

Popular Places You Can Buy Spa Gift Baskets or Items Online

Although the ideas listed here prove it can be fairly easy to put together your spa gift basket, you might still feel more confident giving one that an expert has curated. Luckily, there are many places to buy spa gift baskets (or the types of items to include in one) online. The following are a few noteworthy examples:

Amazon

Amazon sells thousands of spa gift baskets. You can probably find the type you’re looking for here.

However, if you choose to buy a spa gift basket from Amazon, make sure you’ve thoroughly researched a seller before placing an order. You want to confirm they have a reputation for delivering quality products on time.

Wine Country Gift Baskets

Wine Country Gift Baskets is among the more popular online platforms from which to purchase gift baskets. As the name implies, wine is one of this platform’s specialties, but the company also offers relaxing spa gift baskets, organic gift baskets, and even gift baskets consisting of baby gifts.

1-800-Flowers

Flowers are by no means the only types of items this company sells! They also offer a range of spa gift baskets.

Examples include aromatherapy gift baskets, bathroom item gift baskets, “zen relaxation” gift baskets, and many more. If you want to put together your spa gift basket, the company also sells individual items you might include in one. Browse their inventory to get ideas!

Etsy

Perhaps you’d like to know you’re supporting a small business or single person instead of a big company when purchasing a spa gift basket. If so, consider buying one on Etsy. The popular platform through which artists sell their crafts also offers numerous gift baskets. Additionally, it may be easier to find a seller who can add personalized or custom touches to a gift basket if you order through Etsy.

GiftBasket.com

With a name like GiftBasket.com, you can be sure a site sells plenty of spa gift baskets. The varieties this site offers include wine gift sets, stress-relief gift baskets, and even spa gift baskets for men, which can be somewhat difficult to find.

Spa Gift Baskets: Why We Love Them

So many of us love receiving spa gift baskets because, in our increasingly busy world, relaxation is becoming more critical than ever. Luckily, these examples prove that giving the gift of relaxation may also be easier than ever.

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