What Items Should You Place In A Beauty Gift Basket?

Creating gift baskets to give as presents puts the fun back into gifting!

Choosing the perfect gift can be difficult when you’re searching for just one special item, but putting a gift basket together means less pressure on individual items and more opportunity to get creative.

Gift baskets also look impressive and are a lot more fun for the recipient to unwrap and explore.


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What’s more, gift baskets can be tailored to suit any recipient, occasion, or budget!

Whilst you can create gift baskets with a whole host of different themes such as birthdays, mother's day or Christmas, one type of gift basket that can be tailored to any recipient is the beauty gift basket.

Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift idea for Uncle Ted, Cousin Jean, or your kid’s teacher, we’ve got some top tips to help you create them their own personal beauty gift basket.

What is a beauty gift basket?

A beauty gift basket is a basket, box, or bag, filled with beauty products for the recipient to pamper themselves with.

Beauty gift baskets can be bought ready-made, but it’s much more fun and personal if you pick the products for the recipient and create the basket of goodies yourself.

Presentation is important when putting together a gift basket, so think carefully about how to fill the basket so that it looks visually pleasing. Try creating a colour theme, or adding a bow, ribbon, or colourful shredded paper filler to give it the wow factor.

What kind of products should I put in a beauty gift basket?

When selecting the products to go into a beauty gift basket, a lot of your buying decisions will depend on who the recipient is.

Things to think about include:

  • The types of beauty product they use
  • The scents they like
  • Their hair and skin types
  • Their beauty regime
  • Their values

Why should you choose natural and sustainable products?

Whilst the best products for the recipient will depend on the factors above, we recommend always choosing natural and sustainable products when filling a beauty gift basket.

There are two main reasons for this:

1) Responsible, sustainable gifting helps to protect our planet.

2) Natural beauty products are better for our skin, hair, and bodies.

Protecting our planet

Beauty products that are eco-friendly and produced sustainably are made ethically, using ingredients and processes that do not harm the environment. This means no harsh chemicals and no plastic waste. Shopping responsibly for sustainable gifts helps to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce plastic and waste. It also means the recipient can enjoy their pamper session guilt-free.

Gentle and nourishing natural products

Natural beauty products will provide a far more luxurious and enjoyable experience for the recipient than chemical-ridden, unnatural beauty products. Unnatural beauty products contain a lot of harsh, synthetic ingredients which can sometimes mask problems with the hair or skin but don’t improve their condition.

Natural beauty products nourish your hair and skin naturally and gently, providing long-lasting results. Natural products are also far less likely to cause the recipient to break out in a rash, especially if they have dry or sensitive skin.

Here at Nereus London, we produce natural hair and skin care products that have been inspired by nature and designed to offer an uplifting and revitalising shower experience.

Beauty gift basket ideas

Choosing the beauty products to include in a gift basket can be a lot of fun.

Think about the recipient and the types of products that they are likely to enjoy using. You can either select a wide variety of different products or choose to focus on one aspect of beauty care like skincare, haircare, or makeup.

As well as the beauty products themselves, think about items that the recipient may require to use the product, or any extras that may make their pampering session even more luxurious.

Here are some ideas to inspire you when building a beauty gift basket.


If you’re looking for safe haircare products that will nourish the hair from the inside out then choose natural shampoos and conditioners and avoid products with harsh synthetic ingredients like parabens, sulphates, alcohol, and silicones. These man-made ingredients can dry out and damage the hair and irritate the skin on the scalp.


Many of the ingredients in skincare products are absorbed into the body through our pores. Bear this in mind when choosing skincare products for a gift basket and opt for high-quality natural ingredients that will nourish the body from the inside out for healthy, glowing skin. Avoid skin care products that contain a lot of synthetic ingredients which could irritate the skin or harm the body or overall health.

  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Moisturiser
  • Soap
  • Bath bombs
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Exfoliator
  • Oils and serums
  • Toner
  • Eye cream
  • Face mask
  • Foot cream


Makeup sits on the skin for many hours at a time, so it’s just as important to select makeup products that are made from gentle, natural, clean ingredients to protect and nourish the skin. Whilst all-natural makeup products used to be hard to come by, there are now plenty of natural and organic makeup brands out there that outshine products made using synthetic ingredients

  • Foundation
  • Blusher
  • Powder
  • Highlighter
  • Eyeliner or eyeshadow
  • Mascara
  • Lipstick
  • Eyebrow palette
  • Nail varnish
  • Makeup brushes or sponges
  • A nail care kit


Throwing in a few little extras can turn the average bath into some high quality me-time for the recipient.

  • A bottle of wine or prosecco
  • A ready-mixed cocktail
  • Chocolate
  • Herbal tea bags
  • A candle

Beauty gift baskets are a lot of fun to put together and give, and even better to be on the receiving end of.

Rather than giving someone a gift that they may or may not like, gifting natural beauty products provides the recipient with a pampering experience that can help them both look and feel great.


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Selecting natural products and making eco-friendly buying decisions when filling a gift basket will ensure that you’re giving high-quality products that are packed full of nourishing ingredients rather than harsh, synthetic substances.

It’s not just the recipient that will benefit from you making eco-friendly buying decisions either, beauty products that have been sustainably produced help to protect our environment from pollution and plastic waste.