One thing which I love to do is create personal gifts. I honestly think that the best presents are the thoughtful ones, even if they don’t cost the earth. Today i’m going to show you how I put together a relaxation box as a birthday present for a friend. I like this idea so much that i’m considering making one for myself and keeping it in my wardrobe for the next time I have a meltdown!
This DIY gift box is a mix of relaxing and anxiety reducing gifts all wrapped up in one cute bundle. The idea is to create a box that you can turn to when your head is full of anxious thoughts and you might be struggling to think clearly and find a sense of calm.
I started by buying a gift box from a card shop. The one I chose has a clasp opening which I think is a nice touch. I then chose the contents of the box which are: five sachets of herbal tea, a sampler size yankee candle in the scent shea butter, jasmine scented tea lights and a floral bath bomb.
Next, on to making everything look pretty! I chose wrapping paper and tissue paper which complemented the pale grey and white shades of the box. I also bought some shredded tissue paper to act as a base for everything to sit in. After everything was wrapped, all that was left to do was arrange the gifts the way I wanted them in the box. As a finishing touch, I tied a contrasting ribbon around the box and secured it with blue tack so that it can be removed without damaging the print on the box.
What would be in your ideal relaxation box?