Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Aveeno® but all opinions and views are my own.
Ever since becoming an AVEENO® Ambassador, I’ve had the privilege to try so many fabulous products. From face care to body care products, there are an array of choices perfect for everyday use or to combat and treat specific skin concerns. Seeing that Christmas is literally around the corner (can’t believe we’re only a few more days away!), how great would it be to curate customized DIY beauty gift baskets packed with AVEENO® products for the special ladies in my life?
First on the list is of course Mom, and the AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless line couldn’t be any more perfect for her!
My mom is always keen on trying anti-aging skincare products. She pays close attention to the changing conditions of her skin as she ages and I’ve certainly taking notes from her over the years. She’s never been one to invest in ultra-luxurious brands. She much prefers affordability and high-efficacy over high price tags and fancy beauty boutiques.
For her special holiday gift basket, I picked the AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless collection because it helps to reduce the visible effects of aging including elastin and collagen loss and also nourish skin, to keep it looking younger, longer. This line is formulated with the Blackberry Complex, exclusively created by AVEENO® using antioxidant rich blackberries, vitamins, and other anti-aging ingredients. Sounds pretty good to me!
Creating gift baskets is likely one of my favourite go-tos when it comes to holiday gift ideas. They are super easy to put together. Trust me when I say absolutely no creative skills are required! If you’re not sure where to begin, I’d generally recommend starting off with a theme. In this case, we’re focusing on Mom’s anti-aging skincare needs. I picked up the entire collection at Shoppers Drug Mart including the new AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless Pre-Tox Leave-On Mask Lotion, as well as the AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless® Restorative Night Cream and AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless® Intensive Renewal Serum which I know she’ll love.
Once you’ve added most of the major, themed elements, proceed to integrate a few extra thoughtful goodies just to top things off! In my case, I thought Mom would appreciate a few fun beauty accessories which I know she would never treat herself to – a pink quartz facial roller, a glittery gel eye mask and a retro velvet hair scrunchie.
When it comes to packaging it, make sure you give yourself a few different options for the basket itself. Since I create plenty of DIY baskets throughout the year, whether it be Christmas or birthdays, I love collecting empty baskets and vessels throughout the year. They come in so handy! For this one, I found a small wooden box, which is just the perfect size for what I needed and dressed it up with a wide linen bow. There are so many unique ways to package a gift basket, so I urge you to be creative and think outside the box – sometimes the least expected item can become the best ‘container!’.