Daughter’s First Period Gift Basket Ideas

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Having your first period is a pivotal time in your daughter’s life.

KidsHealth states that most girls most girls get their first period when they are around 12 years of age or any time between the ages 10 and 15.

A lot of changes happen to their body as they go through puberty.

So why not celebrate these changes and their first menstrual cycle by putting together a first period gift basket or throwing your daughter an intimate first period party!

first period basket

As you may or may not know, I have a bonus daughter who I love so much. And she so happened to have started her first period this year in May.

A few years prior, my niece started her first period and I had thrown her a period party where my bonus daughter was also there for.

Ever since then, each year, she would tell me how excited she was to start her first period. And here we are 3 years later, her time has come.

My First Period Story

You may be wondering what influenced me to throw her a period party and put together a period basket.

Did my mom throw me a first period party? No.

Was I gifted a period basket? No.

However, my mom made me starting my first period as such a special milestone. She took me to my favorite restaurant and took me shopping for feminine products.

And I wanted to show my niece and my step daughter that starting their first period was special and it didn’t have to be a dreadful thing.

First Period Basket For My Daughter

The two things I wanted to make sure I had in her period gift basket were pads and snacks.

And everything else came together after some brainstorming and thinking to myself what I need and would want in my period basket.

These are everything I added to her basket: (each thing listed is a link!)

Acne patches

I found some good ones at my local T.J. Maxx but you can always order something similar on Amazon or Target.

Spa Headband

I bought basically everything except for the pads and snacks at T.J. Maxx but you can find any of this just about anywhere.

There’s a similar one on Amazon and it even comes with two!

Feminine Product

I didn’t include tampons because I felt like pads were more appropriate for her first period basket.

You could always include night time pads and panty liners.


I asked my daughter if she could choose her favorite snacks and candy what would it be. And she said Hot Cheetos, Jolly Ranchers, and Twix. My kind of girl!

first period snacks

Hair Brush

Why a hair brush? Honestly, I don’t have a good answer for you but that it was cute and I knew it would be useful.

Lip Balm

My daughter loves cute, things and I thought the macaroon shaped lip balm was very her.

You could always add in some sort of lip moisturizing balm or gloss in her favorite flavor.

Face Mask

A face mask would go along with all of her other personal care products. If you daughter has sensitive skin, be sure to read the labels and find something that best suits her.

Pad Holder

I’m pretty sure I made that up and it is actually a travel makeup bag. But the whole point in this bag is for her to carry her feminine products in a pouch at school so that it’s not on display.

Water Bottle

Hydration is very important during menstrual cycles so I decided to get her a water bottle that she could use at home and take with her on car rides.

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Other First Period Gift Ideas

There are so many other things you can include in your daughter’s first menstrual gift basket.


Is she a writer? You could get her a diary or even have one personalized with her name engraved in it.

Period Underwear

I had no idea period underwear even existed until I was shopping for panties one day.

A Period Book

A book all about periods and puberty might be the perfect addition to her gift basket.

Bath Bombs

Bath bombs or anything bath related like a bath pillow.

Heating Pad

One thing I always used growing up during every menstrual cycle was my mom’s heating pad.


Some of my favorite candles are from Target and I love how automatically relaxed you feel after lighting a candle.

Face Roller

Face rollers or facial cleansing brush would make a great addition. You really can’t go wrong with any product that relates to skincare.

Sleep Mask

According to Casper, sleep masks stimulate darkness which not only helps you fall asleep but also improve your overall sleep quality.

First Period Favorite Meal

If putting together a period gift basket doesn’t fit your budget, you can always do something as simple as cooking your daughter’s favorite dish or taking her out for an ice cream date.

Period Party Ideas

Often times when we think of a party, we automatically think a lot of people are involved.

But girls going through their first menstrual cycle are not going to want to announce this party to anyone but their very close friends and family.

For my niece’s period party, it was my mother-in-law, step daughter, and myself. My daughter’s party consisted of my husband, mother-in-law, my niece, and myself.

So both parties were very intimate.

happy period day cake

These were the basic things we got for the party.

  • cake mixture of her choice
  • icing to write on the cake
  • whipped or icing topping
  • “happy birthday” candles and left the “birth” part out

And I had them each make a special wish.

Some other things you could do is get a custom cake made and add red balloons around the house.

First Period Wrap

I hope this post was helpful and gave you ideas. I’m sure whatever you choose to do for your daughter, it will be a special core memory for her as it was for me.

first period pin

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