If you have a friend or family who is going on a much-anticipated vacation, consider getting her a gift basket filled with items inspired by her trip on the next special occasion. You'll be able to put together a personalized present that you know she'll get good use out of.
Vacation-themed items are appropriate for almost any type of special event or occasion, including birthday parties, holiday get-togethers and gift exchanges, anniversary and graduation celebrations, bridal and baby showers and even wedding receptions. They also make ideal bridesmaid or "thank you gifts," as well as beach-themed party favors.
One benefit of creating your own gift basket is that you completely customize it according to the recipient's tastes and preferences. You can tailor the items to her vacation destination location as a personalized touch. Also, it's simple to choose gifts that fit into any budget so that you don't break the bank.
Following are some vacation-inspired gift ideas to consider when you putting together the basket.
1. Cropped Hoodie with a "Vacay" Logo
No matter where the recipient is going, a super-soft, casual cropped hoodie will be a smart addition to her suitcase. It's easy to slip on over a T-shirt on chilly mornings or evenings, or to wear over a swimsuit by the beach or pool. It's also a comfortable item to lounge in while in a hotel room or bungalow.
As a whimsical touch, either buy a cropped hoodie with a vacay logo, or have one especially made for you by an online clothing retailer. You can also include other details, such as the recipient's name or initials. Pick a hoodie in your friend's or loved one's favorite color as well.
2. Skincare Products
After placing the hoodie in the gift basket, you can't go wrong with vacation-inspired skincare products. Some ideas include sunscreen, aloe vera gel to soothe possible sunburns, and coconut-scented body lotions or hand creams.
Another useful gift item is a kit filled with travel-sized bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and toothpaste.
Get the recipient even more excited about her upcoming trip by including a guidebook about her destination in the gift basket. You can find them in a variety of price points to fit your needs, and some include online access as well. Other related gift ideas include a travel journal, and a bird-watching book and binoculars for a nature lover visiting a state park.