Do you love making spa gift baskets that also include foods to eat? Be careful. There’s a reason why chocolates and soaps don’t mix. Here’s the story.

In love with luxury

Lots of women enjoy luxuriating in a hot bath while sipping champagne and eating chocolates. Men have their own version for similar relaxation.

Doesn’t that scenario seem pleasing after a long day of work on the job or at home?

Such a visual is the reason why spa gift baskets stay in high demand.

My spa baskets, options made for all genders, are sold frequently. Each one includes any of the following:

  • Heart-shaped sponge
  • Floating candles
  • Cotton bath pillow
  • Bath beads
  • Scented soaps
  • Loofah
  • Lotion
  • Back scrub tool
  • Body powder
  • Foot powder
  • Manicure and pedicure tools
  • Faux flowers
  • Slippers

More on spa contents and containers

Your spa gift baskets may include similar products as mentioned above, or perhaps you’ll identify other products after reading this definitive article on finding gift basket products.

The chosen container highlights the glorious presentation. For example, my husband presented me with a spa gift created by his co-worker long before I entered the industry. Today, I arrange spa products in:

  • Miniature claw-foot bathtubs
  • Copper-colored oval tubs
  • Wooden treasure chests

More containers and spa items are mentioned in this spa gift basket article.

Why chocolates and soaps don’t mix

Adding foods and beverages to spa gift baskets can be tricky. This fact may be surprising to you, especially if you’re new to making gift baskets or are a current designer who has yet to pair foods and scented products.

The reasoning behind this ominous pairing is well known by industry veterans. Chocolates are porous, and when it’s added to a basket containing anything with a heavy scent, the chocolate will absorb the scent.

If you add soaps with a gardenia scent, the chocolate will absorb the fragrance. The person receiving a spa gift basket with such chocolates will remember the occasion for all the wrong reasons.

One way to solve the problem

You must ensure that all foods and beverages paired with aromatic spa products are sealed properly so no scent transference occurs. One easy way to do this is to include scent-less spa products. That may be a wise choice for everyone on your gift list or for every person who orders.

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Create spa gift baskets with care, especially if you add chocolates.

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