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by Fiona McBryde April 02, 2021 2 min read 1 Comment

Soap is just so on trend right now. Sales have boomed over the last couple of years and we are not at all surprised. The humble bar soap was made for gifting, whether you are choosing a stocking filler at Christmas or a pampering treat for Mother’s day. Here’s why we think the gift of soap should be at the top of your list.

#1 The sustainable option

Did you know that the UK uses roughly around 227,000 miles of wrapping paper each year, with 108 million rolls of this ending up in the bin? There are lots of options to be less wasteful during the gifting season though. Choosing a thoughtful present, minimally packaged like soap is a great start.

Natural soap is an ethical super star - made from plant based ingredients, needs less water to produce than liquid soap and uses plastic free packaging. If eco friendly gifting matters to you - or to your recipient - then bar soap will tick all your ethical boxes.

The Plastic free soap bundle is the go-to present for birthdays - attractive, aromatic and wrapped in recyclable packaging - or try reusing the wraps to make your own handmade gift tags


#2 It's got all occassions covered

Soap is brilliantly versatile. As a little thank you for teachers at the end of term through to sumptuous hampers for a special anniversary, soap fits the bill. Just look at our Soapery dresser through the seasons - there's something for every celebration

Clockwise left to right: Our valentines themed dresser, a Soap Folk Christmas, Easter basket goodies

#3 A gift with purpose

As we’ve all been reminded recently,  hand-washing with soap and water is a powerful weapon against disease. Soap is one of those genuinely useful items. If you don't want to spend you money on a novelty gift that may never see the light of day, soap serves a very real purpose.


#4 Handmade soap gift sets for every budget

If you are just looking for a token gesture - the small thank you present or the secret santa, then a bar of handmade soap steps up to this challenge with ease. It’s a thoughtful creative gift that will be well received. If you want more of a splurge, then choosing a collection of soaps offers a tempting smorgasbord of scents and colours.

Some ideas from our Handmade Soap Gift Sets Clockwise from left to right: Individual Travel Soap £2, Goats' Milk & Honey Soap £5.95, All Kinds Off Cuts Soap Selection £12, Natural Soap Gift Set £30

#5 People love receiving soap!

Now for the best bit - the moment family and friends receive their soap. Uplifting fragrances, attractive packaging, luxurious lathers, what a lovely gift! 

These smiling faces speak for themselves 

Fiona McBryde
Fiona McBryde

Founder. Soap maker. Never finishes a cup of tea.

1 Response

Sufyanah Mahmoud
Sufyanah Mahmoud

November 12, 2021

I totally agree with your point that is, people are fond of handmade soaps as a gift because it covers all the occasions. It can be gifted to colleagues, or family members as well.

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