How To Create The Perfect Self Care Box

Everybody loves a surprise gift! And what better way to show you are thinking of someone than sending them a present they weren’t expecting. Self care boxes are perfect presents for all manner of occasions and whether you are congratulating, commiserating or simply letting your friend know you care, a self care box is an ideal treat to take a little time out from the stresses of everyday life and take some time to chill!

We always remember the presents that are truly personal and thoughtful, or something that was totally unexpected and brightened up your day. Personal presents are the best, and when they come out of the blue you can’t help but feel great! Remember when someone surprised you with little something, just because? It’s great!

A self care box is a gift hamper packed full of goodies to help you relax and unwind. At Elizabeth Eve we love to create new mum boxes, new dad boxes and even gifts for the bride and gifts for grooms! But self care boxes are our secret love – because these gifts are always super thoughtful and purchased because someone is in need of a little ‘pick me up’.

We have created a special build your own box page so you can select all of your favourite fillings and create the perfect self care box for your friend! To help you get started in choosing your filling, we have put together our top self care box filling ideas for him and for her!


Self care Box For Her

We have created this self care box for the ultimate kick start to the new year! This selection would be perfect for a friend starting a new job or making exciting plans for the year ahead. If your friend is newly engaged and starting her wedding planning, this self care box is the ideal way to take the stress out of planning. Here is what we have included.


Skin and Tonic Rose Lip Balm – this amazing, moisturising lip balm is super soft on the lips and 100% neural. No greasy lip glosses to be found here- this every day essential is perfect for the cold weather and comes from our favourite brand Skin and Tonic.

In their signature Rose scent, this lip balm is not only great for when your on the go but also ideal for ladies who love their lipstick - a lipbalm base is perfect to prep your lips and ensure that your lip colour last all day. And less maintinance - means less stress - more self care! 


Calm Bath Salts – an absolute must for our self care box for her! These relaxing bath salts make bath time feel extra luxurious and smell incredible. For a little added calm, light a scented candle and sit back and relax.

With a soft scent, these bath salts are our absolute favorite! Spoil your friend and encorage a little bit of extra me time - a much needed night of relaxation always starts with an amazing bath ( and a glass of wine!).


Rose Gold Glitter Pen – if you friend is a planner by nature or getting ready for a busy year, this fun stylish pen is a great addition to her self care box . Anyone who is mega organised knows the importance of list writing – and if that’s a new years resolution then this cute pen will help!

Self care is all about managing every day stresses and looking after your physical and emotional health - so taking some time to write a to do list, or keep a diary is a great way to unwind and take a load off your mind. 


Mini Notebook – what’s a cute pen without a cute notebook to match? This tiny note book is adorable so we could resist including it in our self care box for her. Ideal for lists, notes, and ideas – it’s a perfect handbag essential.

We love the marble design of this note book and with its tiny size, it fits perfectly in your bag. Top tip - keeping a notebook on you is a great way to jot down ideas and thoughts - if this sounds like your friend then pop this in her self care box to enjoy. 


Caramel Marshmallows – a self care box with out something edible is madness! So we couldn’t resist these salted caramel marshmallows from Mallow and Marsh. Soft, gooey and handmade – your friend will be hooked!

We decided to go all in with these are include the full size grab bag! Great for sharing or, lets face it - just eating them yourself and stashing some for later - these marshmallows are not like any you have tried before. 


Self Care Box For Him

Who says that men should be hard to buy for! We have selected our favorute fillings for our self care for him box. This box is ideal for the busy guy who is in need of a spoiling with a little chill out time. 

Beard Comb – ideal for the dapper chap – this wooden beard comb adds a touch of luxury to his routine and is ideal for travel if he is a man on the go. Perhaps he has never tried a beard comb before, this is a great gift and goes perfectly with the Skin and Tonic Beard and Shave oil to spruce up his routine and make him feel and look great. 


Spacemasks Eyemasks – with their amazing self heating technology, these Spacemasks are an essential in every self care box. Coming in packs of 5 or individually, be sure to pop these in your hamper if your friend has never tried them.

These nifty masks are fantastic for self care and thats why we include them in so many of our boxes! Encoraging sleep and relaxation, they are also great for headaches and migranes and fast become a staple bed side drawer essentail. 


Skin and Tonic Beard and Shave Oil – from one of our top skincare brands, this fresh scented beard and shave oil is a true pamper treat for your man. 100% natural and 99% organic, he will feel and smell amazing!

This beard and shave oil goes hand in hand with our fab beard comb. If your friend or man is in need of a pamper or just deserves spoiling - this is a recomendation from us to pop in his self care box. 


Inspire Peppermint Tea – the ultimate chill out tea from Positivitea. Tea making and drinking is a fantastic self care activity and whether it is at the end of a day to unwind or the start of the day to energise, this is our number one flavour!

With peppermint, liquorice and echinacea, this tea is great for overall health and is a light alternative to regular tea. CHeck out our other tea flavours on offer and find the perfect blend (get it) for your self care box. 


Tranquil Aromatherapy Candle – help him unwind and relax with this fab aromatherapy candle from Wildheart Organics. A soft, fresh scent that will gently fill the space but is never overpowering. Perfect for relaxation.

Scented candles are not just for girls you know! This fresh and relaxing candle is perfect for travel or at home, with lavender and sandlewood notes, it is the perfect touch of luxury in his self care box. 


Ready to get started with your self care box creation? Check out our hand selected gifts and start creating your box.

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