Danielle's Favorite Things: Self-Care Gift Ideas!

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Self-Care is the buzz word lately and it’s something I speak quite frequently on this website.  Women, Black Women, in particular, are queens of multi-tasking; taking care of so many people, handling business, juggling careers, mothering children, etc. We rarely take time to take care of ourselves; it seems there are never enough hours in the day.   Many women who handle and juggle so many things also rarely do things for themselves to recharge and refresh. Why not gift the woman in your life that rarely takes time for herself something that allows her to focus on herself?  These are a few ideas with some of my favorite things for the woman who needs a little TLC every now and then!

Room Sanctuary Kit

When the day is finally over and you are able to lie down and rest, you want your room to be a place of tranquility.  Why not gift a busy woman items that make her room more tranquil?  These items are proven to assist with a more restful and uninterrupted sleep and allow your body to recharge.    Oil Diffusers and Essential Oil Kit, Himalayan Salt Lamps and Soy Candles are all things that create harmony in your room.   

Take Care of Self First Basket

What does a busy woman do to relax and connect with her spirit?  Try creating a gift basket full of things meant to allow a busy woman to center herself and affirm who she is.  We are often placed in so many different roles and boxes, it’s important to always stay connected to our spirits so we never lose our identities in the many hats we wear.   A journal, affirmation cards and a great inspiration book are great items to include in a “Take Care of Self Basket”.

Girls Night In Box

My friends and I love to get together every now and then for a “Girls Night In”.  I wrote about one of our GNI’s in a previous blog post. (Check it out here)  Girls Night In are those nights where you get together with your sister friends for a movie, cocktails, popcorn and plenty of conversation.  The nights I share with my girls allow me to de-stress and let loose for a while. They are perfect moments that create bonds and memories and allow me to just take a break from our busy schedules to reconnect.   Pack up a box that includes your favorite wine and some cute glasses and wine charms, popcorn and movie candies and give it to a friend with an invitation to hang out soon! 

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Create a Detox Bath Basket

Detox Baths are one of my absolute favorite things to do at the end of an exhausting, productive and busy day!   It may be at 11pm or later but a detox bath relaxes my body and allows my mind to rest.  Creating a Detox Bath is extremely affordable and easy. Just grab a cute basket and add everything you need for a detox bath:   Epson Salt, Himalayan Salt, and Baking Soda and lavender oil. There are different detox bath recipes (check them out in my blog post here). You can customize the basket according to what you want the recipient to experience.   Add a bath pillow and a face mask and a nice candle to complete this basket.  The recipient is sure to love the personal touches to this basket.

While this is the season of giving, creating a personalized basket or box for the special woman in your life who wears many hats creates not only a beautifully packaged gift but adds something sentimental that she will cherish because of the thought behind it.  

What are some gifts you are thinking of giving to those special women in your life? How do you package them? Share some tips and ideas that you have with me!

Until next time,

Take care of yourself and one another

D. Sanders