Want to show a special friend or relative in your life just how much they mean to you? Here, Hayley Baddiley from Denby Pottery, shares some tips for creating a handmade luxury self-care package that’s perfect for anyone in need of some rest and relaxation.
We’re all in need of a little extra kindness and self-care this year, so if you want to show a special someone just how much you appreciate them, why not send them a hamper full of pampering treats? Whether it’s a partner, a relative, or a friend, this is a great way to spoil anybody in need of some TLC. Plus, it will allow you to reach out to a loved one if you can’t be with them physically due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions.
While you could always order a ready-made hamper online, there’s something about receiving a parcel that’s been hand-picked and packed by a loved one that makes the gift feel all the more special. In this article, I’ve shared some tips for creating a luxurious and thoughtful homemade self-care package.
Choose thoughtful, luxurious gifts
First, you’ll need to decide what sort of gifts you want to include in your hamper. For a friend or relative who is always on the go, you might want to go for simple luxuries which can be used to elevate everyday moments, like a beautiful mug or tea cup and saucer. Scented candles, fragrance diffusers, and mindfulness journals are all also lovely gifts for anyone in need of a little relaxation and time to themselves. With all the handwashing we need to do these days, some rich, nourishing hand cream is sure to be well-received, as well.
Add some delicious food and drink
Of course, no hamper would be complete without some food and drink. If the recipient of your parcel runs on caffeine, then sending some premium coffee beans or tea leaves is sure to go down a treat. You could even include a beautiful cafetiere or teapot, to help them upgrade their morning pick-me-up. If they prefer caffeine-free drinks, herbal tea blends like chamomile might be a better choice.
Lastly, be sure to include some tasty sweet treats to elevate their tea or coffee moment. For a really thoughtful touch, why not bake your own cookies or biscuits? They’ll taste even better because they’ve been handmade with love.
Package it with care
Unwrapping the self-care hamper is all part of the fun for the recipient, so take the time to make your hamper look the part. Wrapping individual items in some stunning paper will make the hamper feel all the more luxurious, as will using a wicker box or basket. Be sure to top it all off with a beautiful bow.
Remember, if you’ll be sending any fragile items in the post, wrap them carefully in bubble wrap and use plenty of packing peanuts or shredded paper to keep them safe. Be sure to add a “fragile” label on the exterior or the parcel, so the couriers know to handle it with care during transit, too.
Finish with a handwritten note
Finally, before sealing up your package and heading to the post office, be sure to complete your self-care hamper with a heartfelt handwritten note. Use a pretty greetings card or some nice stationery, and take the time to tell them how grateful you are for all that they do. You could even write a list of all the reasons why you think they deserve to be spoiled, whether that was home-schooling the kids over the past year, or just always being there when you need someone to talk to. They’re sure to be thrilled when they see just how loved and appreciated they are!
About the brand
Denby Pottery have been producing fine ceramics in their Derbyshire factory since 1809, and still use the same time-honoured skills and traditions to turn local clay into beautiful stoneware as they did 200 years ago. They pride themselves on the strength and exceptional craftsmanship of their pottery and homewares, which are stunning enough for any occasion but hard-wearing enough for everyday family life.