A Thoughtful 'Anti-Stress' Gift For Holiday Guests

Do you have family or friends staying with you over the holidays? When they arrive with a fabulous hostess gift (hopefully!) you can greet them with a thoughtful gift of your own. Chances are they’ll be tired and cranky after traveling so it’s the perfect time for a little ‘anti-stress’ aromatherapy. With a spritz of lavender and chamomile – and maybe a glass of wine – everyone will be relaxed in no time!

Supplies Needed

  • 4 ounces of distilled water
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops chamomile essential oil. We used a “pillow blend” that had chamomile as wells as hops.
  • Small spray bottle
  • Card stock
  • Colorful markers
  • Paper towel role
  • Double sided tape
  • Gold glitter


  1. Pour distilled water into a small spray bottle and add essential oil. Shake to combine.
  2. Cut various small shapes out of card stock and write little sleepy time notes to your loved ones with colorful markers. We took inspiration from these Anthropologie pillow notes.
  3. Cut a paper towel roll down in size a bit and put your goodies inside. You also add candy, lip balm and other goodies for your guests.
  4. Decorate the outside of the roll by putting double sided tape around the sections where the paper towels were attached. Then sprinkle with a little gold glitter. To close it up, just fold the ends of the paper towel roll onto each other, creating a crescent shape.


Read more from Henry Happened here.


Photo Credit: Henry Happened

Tags: Curator Network, Holidays, Holiday Projects, Pillow Notes, Hostess

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