Gift idea: a clothing care kit

Practical gift idea: a clothing care kit. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I love practical gifts, but that doesn’t mean they can’t incorporate a little luxury. While doing laundry yesterday, the idea for a clothing care gift basket popped into my head. I think there’s a renewed interest in making our clothes last longer, which is good for the environment, and good for our wallets.

Laundress + le labo Santal (sandalwood) detergent. I’m featuring Laundress products because I’ve used and loved them for years. They’re non-toxic and cruelty-free (as is le labo). I love le labo’s Santal fragrance, and am very tempted to try this detergent.

Laundress sweater comb. This is the one I use, and always pack in my travel toiletries kit.

Laundress Stain Solution. It’s non-toxic and biodegradable. One bottle treats over 200 stains.

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.

Laundress Wool & Cashmere Shampoo. This is another product I’ve used for years and love.

Mesh washing bag. This is 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.


Laundress Cashmere Spray. Great for discouraging moths and refreshing items after wear.

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.

What would you include in a Clothing Care Kit?

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  1. Robyn
    December 7, 2020 / 2:34 am

    My daughter gave me Laundress products last year for Christmas. In our home we do the 4 gift rule or gifts have to be consumable. It was one of the best gifts I’ve ever received. My favorite product is the cashmere wool spray. After I wear a sweater I spay it, let it dry, and then put it back in the drawer. I also love the regular fabric refresh.

  2. December 7, 2020 / 4:35 am

    My daughter in-law gave me wool dryer balls for Christmas one year and I love them. I wanted to pass along a recent find on YouTube that I am enjoying quite a bit and thought you may as well. It’s called Unintentionally frenchified. She’s a young american who has been living in France for the last 10 years. Her perspective and her wit are sooo enjoyable to watch and I find her to be very entertaining and knowledgeable. Hope you check her out

    • Eve
      December 7, 2020 / 8:46 am

      That sounds fun. I will check her out. Thanks. I love recommended things to do from this blog. I’m watching a TV series with sub titles. It’s a great series that someone on here suggested we watch.

  3. Cathy
    December 7, 2020 / 4:46 am

    These are good products, the sweater comb is the best little tool. What a great gift idea!

  4. Pink Azalea
    December 7, 2020 / 7:25 am

    I have used The Laundress products too and like them. I like the idea of being able to extend the time between washings – better for our clothes and the environment.

  5. Eva
    December 7, 2020 / 7:54 am

    Oh goodness, these are one of the best on the market. I had gotten a small bottle of fabric refresh and I was hooked!! I need some more of the product, especially the sweater comb, but one thing at a time. I just received an order of a case of surface cleaner and cashmere shampoo. I also ordered baby stuff for my step-daughter for our first grandchild!! Keep spreading the good word on such wonderful products like these!

  6. Diane B
    December 7, 2020 / 7:58 am

    These are great ideas for just about anyone who enjoys their clothes. Looks like I will be doing some more shopping.

  7. Mal
    December 7, 2020 / 9:29 am

    I love the Soak line of hand wash detergent – works and smells great! Makes handwashing easy. No need to rinse and uses cold water.

  8. Jan Whichard
    December 7, 2020 / 11:41 am

    I have used Laundress for some time. It looks pretty. I don’t notice much of a difference in the outcomes of the bleach alternative or stain solution but the cashmere wash and brush/comb and the clothing refresh soapy are really nice.

    An added “luxury” comment is the UK company Total Wardrobe Care. The goods are so lovely that I happily pay the Royal Mail shipping costs. It arrives rapidly and everything is individually wrapped inside the main box and it’s like my own special party!

  9. citizen spot
    December 7, 2020 / 11:42 am

    I would definitely include a Janie Dry Spot Cleaner stick to any fabric care gift bag. I bought a couple based on your recommendation a while ago, and find that I use them often. It works great at lifting greasy oily stains. Most of my tops are cotton, and it works great on those. I don’t know how well it might work with fuzzy or other fabric types, but I have found it one of the most useful tools to help keep my tops looking presentable.

  10. Trish
    December 7, 2020 / 2:42 pm

    Oh, thank you for this post! I was needing another idea for a little something something for my grown children. This is perfect!!

  11. patricia blaettler
    December 8, 2020 / 9:18 am

    The LeLabo Santal 33 laundry detergent seemed like an affordable luxury to me as I just love that scent.
    Be warned however, the scent doesn’t really last on the clothes.

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