How to Make a DIY Beauty Box as a Gift

How to Make a DIY Beauty Box as a Gift Beauty boxes have been a popular gift option for the last few years. They look stylish and attractive, and their contents can be individually tailored to the taste and needs of the recipient. If you’re thinking about making DIY beauty boxes as gifts for your loved ones, we have some tips for you that may make this task easier.

Originally, beauty boxes are a type of subscription boxes used by e-commerce businesses, which follow a subscription model. A subscription box contains samples of various products, giving consumers a chance to discover new products and encouraging them to buy standard-size versions of the products they enjoyed. One of the best known beauty subscription services is Birchbox. It was launched in 2010 by Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp. As of May 2019, it had 2.5 million active customers and more than a million subscribers.

However, not all people are fans of subscription services. Is there a way to give someone a beauty box as a gift without having to buy a subscription for several months? Some beauty and makeup stores offer beauty boxes as a gift option during the holiday season, but there is no guarantee that its contents will be tailored to the recipient’s taste and needs. As the saying goes, if you want something to be done right, do it yourself.

Making a DIY beauty box as a gift is not hard at all, and it’s a great way to give your loved ones really special gifts. You can choose a box of any size and fill it with any beauty products you want. The only things that can restrain you are your imagination, budget, and, of course, the taste and needs of the recipient. Here are a few tips that will help you to create a perfect beauty box.

Choosing Beauty Products for the Box

First of all, decide whether you’ll fill the box with standard-size beauty products or with samples (or maybe a combination of both). If the box is supposed to be a birthday or Christmas gift for a close friend or relative, standard-size beauty products are a better option. If the gift is intended for an acquaintance or, say, a co-worker, samples will do.

Ideally, all products in the box should have something in common. You may simply purchase a whole line of products made by a certain brand, but where’s the fun in that? Think about the recipient’s needs and let them help you to decide. You can create a beauty box designed to solve a particular skin or hair problem or present the recipient with a set of travel-size products if they fly often.

After that, choose the brands that you will include in your beauty box. Mass-market products that you can buy at any retail store aren’t the best gift because your recipient can surely afford them and maybe already even has some. Such products aren’t necessarily bad (there are plenty of high-quality products in the universally affordable price range), but they are boring, and presents should never be boring.

So, forget about retail store cosmetics and check out more unconventional beauty products that have an unusual design or are formulated with unusual ingredients. Have you thought about buying natural or organic cosmetics as a gift? Such products contain natural plant and mineral components that have a wide range of skin and hair benefits, so your beauty box will be both impressive and useful. By the way, not all organic cosmetics are expensive. You will definitely find products that fit your budget.

As we’ve already said, your choice of products for the beauty box will depend on the recipient’s taste and needs. But if you’re at a complete loss, check out the products we’ve picked for you. At least it’s something to start with.

Shampoo & Hair Conditioner

A good shampoo for all skin types is a universal present that most people will surely like, unless they’re completely bold. The best choice will be a sulphate-free shampoo, which is considered safe even for dry hair or sensitive scalp. How about Savon de Siberia Shampoo by Savon de Planeta Organica? This is a volumising shampoo for all hair types formulated with certified natural Siberian soap, pine nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, snow cladonia extract and rowan extract. It makes the hair thicker, boosts its volume and moisturises the hair without weighing it down.

If you’re giving someone a shampoo, it’s logical to give them a matching hair conditioner as well. Savon de Planeta Organica offers Savon de Siberia Hair Conditioner from the same collection. It contains Siberian pine nut oil, sea buckthorn oil, organic snow cladonia extract, organic Siberian rowan extract, cranberry seed oil, cloudberry seed oil, organic raspberry seed oil, and other natural ingredients.

Body Scrub

A body scrub is always a nice personal care present, so you can safely include it in your beauty box. A good body scrub should contain natural ingredients, have a nice texture and a pleasant smell, and come in eye-catchy and festive packaging. In our online shop, you can find such scrubs produced by Sapo, YAKA, Cocos, Fresh Juice, Planeta Organica, Mayur, Natura Kamchatka, Natura Siberica, Organic Kitchen, Energy of Vitamins, Organic Shop and other brands.

Hand Creams

A hand cream will always come in handy, which makes it a universal beauty product suitable for any beauty box. We suggest that you opt for small-size tubes, which one can carry around in their purse or in hand luggage. For example, Dr. Sante, a popular Ukrainian brand, offers a collection of travel-size hand creams in 30 ml tubes.

You can choose from three creams formulated with different carrier oils: Deep Hydration Hand Cream with Coconut Oil, Restorative & Rejuvenating Hand Cream with Argan Oil and Nourishing & Protective Hand Cream with Shea Butter. These creams deeply nourish and moisturise the skin, restore its elasticity and firmness, and produce an anti-age effect. Besides, natural oils are rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from the harmful effects of free radicals.

Face Mask

Face masks are a great thing for everyone who likes to pamper themselves every now and then, in other words, for almost anyone. There are a lot of kinds of face masks; the most universal ones are moisturising, cleansing, toning and revitalising. They are suitable for most people. Don’t forget that face masks also differ in shape and texture: there are cream masks in jars and tubes, sheet masks, clay or mud masks, gel masks, peel-off masks, etc. Whichever type you choose, make sure that it contains natural ingredients.

If you want to include a moisturising mask in your gift box, check out Hyaluronic Face Mask by Aromatika with hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, red root extract, grapeseed extract and beta-glucan. Or you can choose Agafia’s Bath Blue Cleansing Face Mask with cornflower water, blue clay, organic mallow extract and oat flour.

Lip Balm

Lip balm is always appropriate in a beauty box. Like face masks, lip balms come in different shapes. You can buy a traditional lip balm stick, a liquid lip balm in a tube, or a cute lip balm in a tin. What is really important is that it takes good care of the lips and protects them from the environment, preventing chapped lips. The best lip balms are formulated with natural oils and waxes that have nourishing and occlusive properties.

For example, Sierra Bees lip balms contain USDA certified organic beeswax, carrier oils (extra virgin olive oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa butter), essential oils, honey extract, natural flavour, non GMO vitamin E… and nothing more! They’re 100% natural and very effective.

Choosing Packaging Materials

So, you’ve picked all the products for your beauty gift box, what’s next? Now you need to choose a box to put these products into. There are two main requirements: the box should have enough space for all the products you have chosen, and it should look nice, because it’s a gift.

White cardboard boxes, with prints and patterns or without them, are considered the best choice. A wooden box can be a nice touch; it’s both original and sustainable, as it can be reused. You can choose a box with a transparent window so that the recipient can see the contents at once, or without it if you want your gift to be a surprise.

To protect the items in the box from bumping into one another and make the gift look nicer, you can use packaging materials, such as crumpled tissue paper, tinsel, wood shavings, etc. And don’t forget to put a postcard with holiday wishes into the box! When you’re satisfied with the contents of your beauty box, close the lid and wrap a ribbon around the box. You can also decorate the box with a bow.

A handmade beauty box is an amazing alternative both to boring gift sets from retail stores and to gift options offered by subscription services because it shows that you really care. So don’t be afraid and try your hand at making gift boxes for your nearest and dearest, and we will provide you with high-quality and affordable natural and organic cosmetics to fill your beauty box with. Make your loved ones happy with a little help from Organic Store!

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