Sunday, June 17, 2012

How to Make a Spa Basket for Father's Day

When was the last time you treated your man to a full body rub down?

For Father's Day, I wanted to give my husband a treat that doesn't cost a lot of money. He's quite the weight lifter, and often suffers from sore muscles. So a spa package for men sounded like the perfect idea. However, most spas gift packages cost a few hundred dollars -- yikes!

Maybe I should buy him sushi instead?

But hold it there, lady! He's been such a wonderful husband and father. Doesn't he deserve more than raw fish?

Then, my brilliant idea was born -- a DIY spa basket just for him! It's a home spa gift package custom made just for my husband.


Not only was this spa basket easy to achieve, it's a lovely treat for my husband, and a creative way for us to spend time together.


Same great spa package for men. A fraction of the cost.



If you ever want to save money on a spa package for the men you love, here's how it is done:


 Step 1 - Pick a reusable container


There are so many choices -- glossy gift boxes, straw bags...However, to save even more, you might want something that can be used again.

I happen to stumble upon this little basket. After the spa basket, it can also be a storage container or a desktop trash bin.



 

Step 2 - Get the right spa basket gifts


A spa basket is already a personalized gift. But you can personalize it even further by adding spa gifts that cater to your man's needs.

For example, my husband loves a relaxing bath. So I included candles, bubble bath, and bath oils in his spa basket.

These candles smell like fresh sea salt.

A tin canned candle makes easy storage.

Yummy bubble bath and smooth oil - what a comforting combo.

My husband values a clean shave. I'm making sure he gets it.

All the wonderful products are now neatly placed inside. Almost done!

 

Step 3 - Add something sweet to the mix


Just a spa basket isn't enough. Appreciate your man with a personalized note or card.


Hehe. A "gift certificate" for a massage. Redeemable anytime ;o)

And of course, a note from his little girl.


 

Step 4 - Finishing touches


Always garnish your gift basket with pretty things. Just a few tissue papers and a bow takes your spa basket from DIY to luxurious.

When decorating gifts, I always resort to tissue paper and bows.


Topping this basket with scrunched up tissue paper gives it volume and grace.

At last, a big, fat, beautiful bow.

  

Finally, this Father's Day Spa Basket is complete!


Signed and sealed with love.


What about you?


How did you celebrate Father's Day?



34 comments:

  1. This is very awesome idea. you did a really good job for him. We only have a dinner together. My husband, didn't accept our gift except a letter or note and little chocolate but he really happy... :-)

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  2. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.
    I adore your blog as well, now following<3

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  3. Aww how cute, even though I'm 100% against these stupid commercial holidays!

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  4. You're so creative! Love the idea ;)

    <3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

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  6. Aww that's so sweet and thoughtful! I hope he loved it!

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  7. Great gift idea!

    GTBB,
    Bad Joan
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  8. this is such a sweet personal gift! a lovely idea!

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  9. very awesome idea!!! thank you so much!

    XOXOJOANNIE
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  11. so cute dear, lovely gift!
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  12. Great idea, it's nice to do something different

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  13. Ooo I could do with a spa basket myself! I bet your dad loved it, hope you guys had a great day.

    xx http://camomeetscouture.blogspot.com

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  14. awww..that's so sweet!! :)
    I wasn't able to give my dad anything.. just a hug and kiss :)

    happy father's day to your dad!:)

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  15. OMG! I love it! The best part is the certificate. That's just amazing. love the massage parts too..You are so creative.. I just love it..


    Thanks for sharing this coolnesss


    <3 Una

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  16. Great post! I love your blog^^

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    I'd love to follow you if you could do the same for me <3

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  17. That is so cute, what a genius idea!

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  18. Ooh such a great idea!!! We all pitched in and gave my dad a "coupon" for a Nikon camera lens :)
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  19. How cute, i have never thought about treating my husband to a home spa. This is a great idea. Would be even more fun to add a sexy outfut to give him a bit of an imagination..haha. i will have to borrow your idea.

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  20. Great idea, especially the gift certificate ;)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  21. Looks amazing, what a wonderful gift x

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  22. Thank you so much for the idea :D
    Un besito ^^
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  23. fab idea.:) we had sushi and just spent time a home. :)

    have a great week!
    xoxo
    jasmine
    AdamAlexMommy

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  24. Lovely idea!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  25. This is such a sweet idea! Even for dad's b'day and special occasions! Thanks for sharing:-) Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
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  26. I love the DIY step by step instructions! I actually find men so hard to buy for!

    Thanks for this my dear! How was it btw?


    oxo,

    ML
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  27. This is such a cute, lovely idea ! In Italy we celebrate father's day on 19th march, you know ! I am sure when my hubby will be a dad I will want to organize something so cool as well and I will take inspiration from this ! He would love it for sure ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  28. You are an amazing mother and wife! What a great idea. Took my hubby out to brunch and gave him some gifts and a photo card of us for him.

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  29. How cute is this! I love that you took something that is usually so feminine and turned into a guy thing! What a clever idea!

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