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

In love with luxury

Every woman on the planet wants to luxuriate in a hot bath while sipping champagne and eating chocolates.

Men have their own version for similar relaxation.

Doesn’t that sound like a plan after a long day of work on the job or at home?

This scenario is the main reason why spa gift baskets stay in high demand.

My spa baskets, options made for both women and men, are sold frequently. Each one includes any of the following:

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

More on spa contents and containers

Your spa gift baskets may include the same, 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, a basket was the container for a spa gift husband presented to me. His co-worker made gift baskets before I began (it’s the reason I came into the industry). Today, I arrange spa products in:

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

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 gift baskets or are a current designer but haven’t yet paired foods and aromatic products.

What’s the reason why chocolates and soaps don’t mix? Chocolates are porous, and when it’s added to a basket containing with anything with a heavy scent, the chocolate absorbs the smell.

If you include soaps with a gardenia scent, the chocolate will contain a gardenia flavor. Whoever receives a spa gift basket with such chocolates will remember it 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 special care, especially if you add chocolates.

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Shirley George Frazier
In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry's reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry's best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with manufacturers and retailers to successfully add gift baskets to their current revenue streams. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 973-279-2799 to schedule a consultation.

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