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Gift Basket Idea: Chamomile + Cashmere


I love giving (and receiving) gift baskets. While pre-packaged baskets can take a little stress out of shopping, I think that putting together a personalized package is so much more special and sentimental. Plus, it's a lot of fun to curate a basket of goodies for a friend, roommate, significant other, or family member. (And the gift recipient can also use the basket or box as they please, too!) Between now and the holiday season, I'll be whipping up some 5-item gift basket ideas to give you some inspiration and ideas. 

This Chamomile + Cashmere gift basket idea is all about comfort and coziness. It's perfect for your girlfriend, roommate, sister, or any female family member. The item that originally inspired me to put this basket together is the Burt's Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream. My sister gave me this in Burt's Bees package she put together for me. (Great minds think alike!) I love it – the refreshing fragrance, the tingly clean feeling it leaves on my face, and the fact that it doesn't bother my super sensitive skin.

The next item in the basket is the Hidden Fox mug from Uncommon Goods. Nice and large for an indulgent cup of tea or coffee, a cute little fox appears at the bottom as you sip on your warm beverage. And the scalloped edges are simply adorable. A cute cup can't go without a tasty tea, like Bigelow Cozy Chamomile Herbal Tea. 

To compliment the coziness, I'd also throw in the Chamomile Lavender candle from Calypso St. Barth (because one can never have too many nice smelling candles!) and the coziest, softest pair of cashmere socks I could find. All packed into a sweet, simple white basket from Ikea, this gift basket is a box full of comfort. And the basket would be perfectly suited to store magazines, beauty products, or office supplies.

What "comfort items" would you love to receive in a gift basket?

Need more ideas? Browse more Gift Giving Guides.

No need to track down the sources for the items above. Here you go:
White Basket

Brooks Brothers Knee Socks

Burt's Bees Facial Cleanser
$14 -

Hidden Animal Mugs

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