A clothing care gift basket…
I love practical gifts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t incorporate a little luxury. Here are a few of my favorite clothing care products that would make a lovely gift, either together or on their own:
The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. I’ve used this shampoo for years now on my cashmere and wool sweaters and love it. All of The Laundress products are cruelty-free and plant-based.
The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Spray. In between washings I spritz my sweaters with this to freshen and deter moths.
Clothing brush. Cutting back on laundering or dry cleaning will help clothes last longer. Sometimes all that’s needed is a surface cleaning. A clothing brush like this one can remove dust, lint, pet hair and surface dirt.
The Laundress sweater comb. This is the one I use to remove any pills, and always pack in my travel toiletries kit.
Mesh washing bags. These are my laundry Secret Weapon. I use these bags to wash any delicates in the machine, as well as wool and cashmere sweaters, scarves, and cloth masks.
Wool dryer balls. I switched from disposable fabric softener sheets to wool dryer balls several years ago, and have never looked back. They reduce static and wrinkles, and help clothes dry faster without damaging fibers, your dryer, or the environment.
Moths can be tenacious, so any steps that can prevent them from taking up residence are worth the effort! During the warmer months, I store my (clean) wool and cashmere sweaters in a mesh-sided storage bag like this one.
Sachets. In addition to deterring moths, these May Chang hanging sachets make our closet smell fabulous! (Julia from Total Wardrobe Care gifted these a few months ago, and I’m just about to order another set.) I hang these every 20″ or so among my wool, cotton, and linen items.
Potpourri cone. I learned from Julia that oil and dirt particles can accumulate in the bottom of laundry hampers and be an attractive environment for moths. So I keep one of these in the bottom of our hamper to discourage the little buggers.
(If you live in the UK, you can also purchase her Chrysanthemum moth spray, but unfortunately it cannot be shipped overseas.)
More clothing care gift ideas:
Small clothing steamer. I bought one of these for travel, but now use it frequently at home. Easier on delicate fabrics than ironing.
Laundress Fabric Fresh Spray. Freshens clothes between launderings.
Janie Stick. Gently and effectively removes grease stains. I never travel without one of these!
What would you include in a Clothing Care Kit?
For more gift ideas, check out my Holiday Gift Guide.
(This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.)