Thank you to Le Grand Courtage for sponsoring this post. Although they have provided me with product, the opinions, styling, concepts, and ideas are my own.
I feel like just yesterday it was Halloween, don't you? I'm not sure if I've even actually gone to sleep over the last few months, but somehow I blinked and the calendar is showing that we are almost to mid-December. WHAT?!
As most of you can relate, the fall season seems to be one event right after the next until you collide into Christmas. Before we know it, it's going to be 2018, and before I even have time to get into my New Years groove, we will be celebrating Valentine's Day.
Each year, I find myself saying, "Wow, this year snuck by me." Being busy is great- It means that I have places to be with people who want to spend their time with me, but it also means that I am constantly on the go, leaving myself little time to plan holiday gifts for my family and hostess gifts for my friends.
This year, I decided to keep it simple and set up a gift assembly line in my home. Bubbles for everyone! We are all busy and we all need a reminder to slow down and enjoy life. Joie de vivre. So, with that said, I ordered all of my favorite bath items and selected some bubbly for my baskets.
First off, vessels. If you're making a cocktail gift basket, it's always nice to include the glassware if possible. Anthropologie just recently stocked up on some pretty spectacular champagne flutes and coupes. If you like the lustered glass flutes (in oyster) from my basket, they can be purchased here. They also happen to be on sale, which is a plus. Make sure you check out the grey motif color way if you need a statement NYE glass.
Next up, and sort of the most important part, is the sparkling wine. Purchasing wine, especially a sparkling wine, is tough because you want to make sure the flavor profile you are purchasing appeals to someones taste. One of the reasons that I love to give Le Grand Courtage French sparklers is that it taste great and is affordable. Their sparkling wines are not as sweet as prosecco and are not as dry as champagne. For my gift baskets, I used the 187ml (mini bottles). You can purchase these from wine.com. They are sold in bundles of 12 bottles for just under $7 per bottle. If you don't need that many, you can always purchase from the Le Grand Courtage website, where they are $8 per bottle.
For the bath items, I like to toss in a mix of reputable brands hand soaps, lotions and some bath bubbles. Don't forget a pretty soap dish too. The hand made dish in our basket can be found here. My go to soaps for gifting are usually Barr-Co brand, because I know they always smell great and are well made. There are some fun seasonal soaps from them right now, like the one here, which is similar to what I have in my basket. I also snagged the Barr-Co bath elixir to keep the brands and the scent uniform.
Finally, a dry brush. This complexion brush is all the rage lately. I have been using mine for the past 3 weeks, and I have to admit it's pretty amazing so I decided to add this to the basket as well.
Once you have purchased everything, fill your baskets up with some crinkle paper and start organizing your items. Don't be afraid to style your baskets with greenery and some seasonal flower bulbs.
I hope that this assembly line gift idea helps you over the next few months of gifting. I know that bubbles and bath time aren't a new gifting concept, but it is a gift that makes sense to give to multiple people from Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day.