I love giving gifts (as does everyone in my family) so when a shower is thrown in my honor there is no question I will be giving a hostess gift. Not only do I love giving a gift of thanks to someone who put so much time, effort, and money into a party for me, it’s the right thing to do so I always want to get a thoughtful gift that the hostess can really use.
For my bridal showers I got all of my hostesses custom made purses (we also gave bottles of liquor to the guys for our co-ed showers) but this time around I wanted to do something a little bit more creative. I made two different kind of gift baskets because my cousin Brooke isn’t 21 yet but instead of sharing all of the crazy basket details I wanted to share with you one of my favorite items in one of the baskets – Lemon Mint Sugar Scrub!
What you will need:
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- zest from 1/2 lemon
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
In a bowl, mix together sugar, coconut oil, lemon juice and zest then add 5 drops Peppermint Essential Oil and 5 drops of Lemon Essential Oil – I used doTERRA – and mix until everything is combined evenly. I added a little bit more of the lemon zest because I thought it looked cool but it’s really the easiest recipe ever!
This recipe fills three 4 oz. mason jars (I found my mason jars at Micheal’s) and since this is super easy to make, keeping these items around for a last minute gifts is probably a good idea. Humm I’m also thinking this would be a fun item that’s in our guest bathroom too! Oh the endless possibilities!
I totally failed at taking good pictures of the gift baskets but here they are below! They were super easy to put together and I’m really happy with how they turned out so take a look and I hope you’re inspired to give the gift of thanks the next time someone throws you a party!
In this gift basket I bought a box at Target and put in a bottle of rose with a personalized label, a note book (who doesn’t need a notebook), the lemon mint scrub, and a thank you note with gift card.
This gift basket was for my cousin who isn’t 21 yet and I bought a wicker basket at Michael’s then put in some cranberry banana bread, a dish towel, and then made some homemade hot chocolate mix as well as whipped cinnamon honey butter. Again, super easy and super fun to make – enjoy!