DIY Gift Basket:
Start by purchasing a wicker basket at your nearest dollar store. Fill the basket with pampering goodies like travel-sized body washes and lotions from Walgreens or Rite-Aid. Another option is to head to Bath & Body Works and pick up its Signature Collection Pleasures products, 5 for $25. Include her favorite sweet treat and magazine or paperback book and you’re set!
Summer-ready Hands & Feet:
Check out your city’s middle-range nail salons for decent-priced manicure and pedicure gift certificates. You can also give her the goods so she can do it herself: Mary Kay Satin Hands Pampering Set for $30, which includes 3 fl. oz. Satin Hands Cleansing Gel, 3 oz. Buffing Cream and Hand Cream, and 2.1 oz. Extra Emollient Night Cream, all in a handy go-anywhere bag.
A Fresh Start:
Offer to spend a day helping organize her closet. Buy natural wood hangers (Target or Ikea) and hang clothing by color. Bring old pieces to your local thrift store and sell any higher end pieces in good condition to the local consignment shop.
Consult the Experts:
Find her perfect colors for free at your local department store make-up counter. Or find an astrologer in your area and discover what her future holds.
Show Your Appreciation:
Turn the tables and invite her over for a home-cooked meal. Or drop off/send a freezer-ready dish. Let her know your love is etched in stone with a collection of “compliment stones” ($28) Sayings include “You’re fabulous” and “Have you been working out?”