Do you have a significant other who’s notoriously hard to buy gifts for? This 5 senses Christmas gift idea for him made with Cricut Joy is a fun and romantic way to create a special gift box for that special someone. Here’s one I’ve made for my husband, and I hope it gives you ideas on how you could put one together for a loved one, too!
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What is a 5 senses gift?
A five senses gift is a gift basket or collection of wrapped gifts that include items that use each of the 5 senses. There will be an item to smell, one to taste, one to touch, one to see and one to hear. You can include a variety of different items in the gift that are personal to your recipient. This is the perfect gift for a spouse or boyfriend because you can customize it to suit them perfectly!
How to make a 5 senses gift
There are many creative ways to put together one of these gift collections, but today I’m sharing how I made one with my Cricut Joy that’s for my husband. It’s a 5 senses gift for him that’s easy to make and something that he’ll enjoy. Sean can be tricky to buy for, but I know he’ll appreciate all of these items and the way I’ve packaged them.
How to make this 5 senses gift box
- a large basket or box
- taste gift (chocolates, candies, a drink mix etc.)
- smell gift (candle, aftershave, body spray etc.)
- touch gift (soft gloves, hand warmers, blanket etc.)
- hear gift (earbuds, music streaming subscription etc.)
- see gift (greeting card, love note, movie tickets etc.)
- Cricut Joy
- Smart Iron-On
- Cricut Joy Card Mat
- Joy Insert Cards
- Extra Fine Point Pens
- Standard Grip Mat
- white cardstock
- thin ribbon
- tissue paper
First, use this Cricut Design Space project file I made to create the five senses gift tags with your Cricut Joy. I used an Extra Fine Point black pen for the writing on the tags, and plain white cardstock for the tags. I love that I can use my Joy to both write and cut out these cute tags!
Next, use this greeting card Design Space project file to create a beautiful insert card using the Cricut Joy, Card Mat, and insert card of your choice. I cut mine on a navy blue coloured card. For the insert, I had a scrap piece of glitter iron-on material that I had mis-cut earlier so I used that for some sparkle!
Finally, use your Joy and some scrap pieces of Smart Iron-On material to create small monograms. Iron them on to one of the items in the gift box. For this gift, I chose to add my husband’s initials to these gloves for a personal touch.
Assembling the 5 senses gift basket
To put together your 5 senses gift basket, fill the bottom of a box or basket with tissue paper. Tie a piece of thin ribbon through each of the gift tags you created, and tie each one around each item in the gift.
Alternatively, you could put each item in separate labeled gift bags to make this a fun gift for your partner to open.
You can explain the gift in a card that you include, or attach a personal note with the meaning of each item. This makes a fantastic gift for the Holidays, for a birthday, or for Valentine’s Day.
I absolutely love how this five senses gift for my husband turned out, and I can’t wait to give it to him this Christmas!
What do you think of this fun DIY gift idea?
More items to use for 5 senses gift ideas
- taste: favorite beer, favorite candy, hot sauce, gift certificate to a favorite restaurant, coffee mug with favourite coffee beans inside
- smell: cologne in their favourite scent, car air freshener, essential oil diffuser with essential oil
- touch: beard oil, massage oil, cozy socks, manicure or pedicure kit
- hear: white noise machine, concert tickets, Apple AirPods, Apple Music gift card, Bluetooth speakers, headphones
- see: sunglasses, gift card, framed photo