If you're looking for a gift that will appeal to both men and women of all ages, you can't go wrong with a fancy bar of soap, along with complementary items. You can even create a spa-inspired basket to create a thoughtful, well-rounded present.
A sweet-smelling, soap-inspired gift is appropriate for almost any special event or occasion, such as birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, wedding and bridal showers, and even housewarming parties. You can give the soap by itself if you have a tight gift-giving budget or as part of a larger present. Bar soaps make convenient presents as you can completely customize them according to your friend's, loved one's, or co-worker's scent preferences. For instance, if your sister loves floral fragrance, treat her to a rose- or lavender-scented soap.
When you need a scent that is unisex and will appeal to a wide range of people, consider choosing a balsam fir bar soap. This scent is particularly ideal for winter holidays and when you aren't sure what type of fragrance the gift recipient prefers. Choose a high-quality fir-scented soap that is made with all-natural ingredients, including shea and cocoa butters and that are GMO- and paraben-free. Look for a soap that is scented with real balsam fir extract for the best fragrance. Here are some bar soap-inspired gift ideas to get you started.
1. Spa Gift Basket
If you have at least 20 dollars to spend on the present, you can create a one-of-a-kind basket featuring natural bar soaps, hand creams, body lotions, and skin-smoothing scrubs. Pick a wicker basket that the recipient can reuse to store towels and other bathroom items, and choose scents that complement each other, such as all balsam fir or vanilla fragrances.
To fill out the basket, you can also include other relaxation-inducing items, including all-natural soy-based candles in soothing scents, soft washcloths and loofahs, and cooling eye masks. If your budget allows, slip in a gift certificate to your loved one's favorite spa as well.
2. Skin and Hair Care Set
As another option, choose a skin and hair care set featuring all balsam fir-fragranced or other naturally scented skin and hair care products. Again, choose items that all feature the same scent if possible.
Product ideas include skin creams, lotions, facial masks, hand sanitizers, body sprays and perfumes, serums, shampoos and conditioners, and leave-in hair treatments. Go with all full-size items or save money with trial-size products instead.