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We could all use some quality “me time.” The more immersed we become in our work, the more difficult it becomes to prioritize self-care. This is especially true of lady bosses– even more so of those prone to anxiety or depression. To help promote the importance of enjoying quality alone time, put together a DIY self-care gift basket this year! The best thing about curating your own gift basket is that you can add and subtract essentials to fit the recipient’s needs. Plus, you control the total price tag.
Self-care gift ideas can range from mini bottles of champagne to fuzzy slippers. They vary from woman to woman. Here are twelve things to consider including in your own.
DIY Self Care Gift Basket
What to Include
First and foremost, very few lady bosses make time for the nail salon. Nothing feels quite as relaxing as a good, old-fashioned pedicure, so I love giving Amopé Pedi Perfect Extra Coarse Electronic Foot Files as gifts. The extra coarse roller head has long-lasting, micro-abrasive particles that are now made with real diamond crystals. Plus, it’s available in pink (huge plus). The Amopé Pedi Perfect buffs away hard skin, leaving you with visibly and touch-ably smooth feet. It’s super easy to use and will give her tired, high heel-wearing feet the ultimate post-pedicure feeling.
I also admit that I own two of these electronic foot files myself. They’ve gotten me through some pretty hard times (pun intended). If you don’t have the resources to assemble a self care gift basket, stuff an Amopé Pedi Perfect in her stocking. They make incredible solo gifts, as well!
Since an ideal DIY self-care gift basket revolves around pampering and ways to practice self-love, include other nail care tools, as well. This includes nail polish, cuticle sticks, a manicure set, nail files, etc. I’m also a big advocate of relaxing bubble baths, so facial masks, bath fizzies, candles, and cozy slippers are great self care gift ideas, too. Depending on her lifestyle, a mini bottle of bubbly can also go a long way. Basically, any item that encourages self-love is fair game.
Lastly, one thing I learned while battling my eating disorder was to stop reading fashion magazines. They’re designed to make women feel inferior. In lieu of a magazine, help build up her confidence with an inspirational book. She or Brave Enough are two of my all-time favorites. These books are filled with short snippets of motivation that can completely turn your day around. In fact, I’ve personally received both from friends. Clearly, I love them enough to recommend them to y’all, as well.
Where to Find It
Just about everything featured in this sample self-care gift basket can be found at Target. The Amopé Pedi Perfect can be a little tough to find, though. Head to Target’s foot care aisle, and you’ll see it on sale for $29.99. Actually, now through Christmas, you can save $10 off any Amopé Extra Coarse Electronic Foot File and $15 off any Amopé Wet and Dry Rechargeable Foot File, which costs $49.99, with this coupon.
Do you have any other self care gift ideas? I’d love to hear them in the comments! Also, has anyone tried the Amopé Pedi Perfect Wet and Dry Electronic Foot File? It’s waterproof, so you can tackle your dry feet and cracked heels in the shower or bath tub. I’m very curious, and I’d love to know your thoughts on it!