Give the Gift of Relaxation

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Is it just me, or are the holidays simultaneously the best and the most stressful time of the year? Ha ha …

I’m sure I’m not alone, so I decided to create the gift of relaxation, a cute holiday gift basket filled with fun ways to relax and unwind!

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There are so many traditions I cherish at this time of year: making cookies, shopping for and wrapping presents, getting together with family and friends, and checking out holiday windows, to name a few. Actually, my husband and I are making our annual walk up Fifth Avenue to take in the lights and window displays today. I’m so excited!

All this activity can get a little hectic though, and at the end of the day, I love to relax with a cup of hot tea. Is there anything better?

Give the Gift of Relaxtion! Learn how to make this awesome holiday gift basket that's filled with relaxing presents: tea, a coloring book, a candle, and more! | Hello Little HomeI tried a few new-to-me flavors of Bigelow Tea recently, Salted Caramel and Pumpkin Spice. Mmm … both are so delicious, plus they’re a guilt free way to relax during the holidays!

Give the Gift of Relaxtion! Learn how to make this awesome holiday gift basket that's filled with relaxing presents: tea, a coloring book, a candle, and more! | Hello Little HomeThese teas inspired my gift of relaxation! Along with the tea, I filled my gift basket with other relaxing surprises like a coloring book and a candle. The basket makes the perfect present for almost anyone, including teachers, friends, new moms and dads, and favorite family members.

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeWant to make your own gift of relaxation? Here’s what you’ll need for this holiday gift box:

To make opening this holiday gift basket more fun, start by wrapping or repackaging some of the presents.

First, I used baker’s twine to tie together four tea bags from each box. There’s 20 tea bags in a box, so by dividing the boxes up, you can get multiple gifts out of each package. This is a great way to save a little money!

Then, I wrapped the candle in ombre tissue paper and tied it together with more of the baker’s twine. It took minutes to wrap, looks so pretty, and will make a nice surprise for the recipient.

The gel pens I bought came in a big pack, so I split them into two sets. Just like the tea, dividing the pens up means you can make more than one gift from a single pack. I taped the pens together with some pretty glitter washi tape. Doesn’t that look much cuter than the cardboard and plastic packaging the pens came in?

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeI also wrapped some of that glitter washi tape (this silver glitter tape is similar) around the handles of my basket for a little extra bling.

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeStart filling your holiday gift basket by placing the tallest/largest item in the back … the coloring book in my case.

Have you caught on to the coloring book craze yet? It’s so fun and definitely a good way to unwind after a crazy day.

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeKeep filling the basket, using tissue paper to fill the bottom and create height.

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeI also balled up a sheet of tissue paper and stuffed it in the mug. That way the tea sits right on top of the mug in the basket.

Check out this step-by-step tutorial for making a Gift of Relaxation! | Hello Little HomeOnce everything is in the basket, add more tissue paper around the gifts. This will hold the presents in place and make the basket look more full.

To finish, I scattered chocolates between the gifts and tied a cute Relax & Unwind gift tag onto the basket with the jute twine for a little extra texture and interest.

Give the Gift of Relaxtion! Learn how to make this awesome holiday gift basket that's filled with relaxing presents: tea, a coloring book, a candle, and more! | Hello Little HomeClick the image below (anywhere except on the “Pin Me!” button) to download a free printable Relax & Unwind gift tag! Print it on card stock for best results.

Get this free printable Relax & Unwind Gift Tag! | Hello Little Home! | Hello Little HomeMy gift of relaxation turned out so bright and cheery. I definitely want one for myself!

Obviously, I chose more girly colors and presents for my gift basket, but this gift could be customized for a man, too. And don’t limit yourself to giving one just during the holidays; it makes an awesome gift year round (hello, Mother’s Day!).

Give the Gift of Relaxtion! Learn how to make this awesome holiday gift basket that's filled with relaxing presents: tea, a coloring book, a candle, and more! | Hello Little HomeDo you know anyone who could benefit from a gift of relaxation?

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3 Comments

  1. You have good taste in choosing items, I feel that’s what makes or breaks a basket! I’m assuming this went to someone special in your life, but if you had done a giveaway I wouldn’t have complained. 😉