Soap Gifts: What to Pair with Handmade Scented Soap for the Perfect Present

Soap Gifts: What to Pair with Handmade Scented Soap for the Perfect Present

Do you need a gift for a special occasion? If so, handmade soap may be the perfect option! Not only is it unique and memorable, but it can also be paired with other items to create a thoughtful and memorable gift. In this blog post, we will explore some of the best combinations to give the perfect soap gift!

1. What are the benefits of giving handmade scented soap as a gift?

Handmade scented soap is the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration! Not only is it thoughtful and unique, but it also has a ton of benefits. Here are just a few of them:

1. Handmade scented soaps are made with love and care, and that comes through in every bar.

2. It's a great way to show someone you care about them, especially if you know they love baths or showers.

blue bar soap in shower

3. Handmade soaps smell amazing and will make someone happy when they open the package up - not just during Christmas time but for any gift-giving occasion throughout the year. Whether you're looking for a birthday present, a housewarming present, or just a thoughtful gift for someone special, handmade soap is always a good choice.

handmade soap as Christmas gift

2. Why are handmade soaps such a unique and memorable gift option?

Handmade soaps are a unique and memorable gift option because they are not only practical but also aesthetically pleasing. Most handmade soap bars are made with natural ingredients such as skin-loving oils, which means that they will not only cleanse your skin but also moisturize it. The handmade nature of the soap also ensures that each bar is unique, meaning that no two bars will be the same. This makes each bar of handmade soap a one-of-a-kind gift that recipients are sure to appreciate.

Should I gift soaps scented with fragrance oil or essential oils?

When giving handmade soap bars as a gift, it is important to consider what type of soap the recipient would prefer. For most people to whom you are giving soap as a gift, scented soap bars make a great choice. But, if the recipient has sensitive skin, you may want to avoid soaps that contain fragrances so get one that is unscented.

soap bars in gift box

Some people may also prefer soaps with essential oils, while others may prefer scented soaps made with fragrance oils or a combination of fragrance and essential oils. You may also want to consider the season when choosing handmade soap as a gift; for example, a bar of handmade soap that smells like pumpkin spice might be great for a gift during the Fall.

handmade pumpkin spice scented soap to pair with another gift for a fall or autumn themed gift presentation

3. What are the best combinations to give your friends and family the perfect soap gift?

Handmade soaps are a wonderful gift on their own, but they can also be paired with other items to create the perfect present. Here are a few ideas:

Self-care or spa gift combinations

Pair soap with a handmade body scrub for a complete spa-like experience. Some popular combinations for handmade soap gifts also include soy candles, lotion, and bath salts. If you are looking for a gift that will pamper the recipient, these are all great options. Body scrubs will provide exfoliation and bath salts can be used to make the bathing experience more pleasurable. Lotion can be used to moisturize the skin, and soy candles can be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. If you're looking for a gift that is sure to please, handmade soap and one of these other gifts are a great choice.

handmade salt and bath salts as a gift

Pair a handmade bar soap with another handmade gift

Pair handmade soap with a handmade mug or basket. A handmade mug will be great for your friend or loved one to use for a nice cup of coffee or tea. A handmade basket can have so many uses that the recipient is sure to find one or more ways to use it.

handmade soap with mug as a gift

Another option is to get the handmade version of any of the self-care or spa-type gifts listed above. A handmade, hand-poured soy candle is a great, unique choice.

handmade soap and handmade soy candle

Another great option is to pair handmade scented soap with a handmade wooden soap dish. A handmade soap dish is perfect for keeping the soap in good condition and making sure it lasts longer. When it comes to handmade soap, pairing it with other handmade items makes the gift even more special.

handmade soap on handmade wooden soap dish

Add a gift certificate to your handmade soap gift to let them choose something for themselves

If you're looking for a gift for a coworker or acquaintance, you could pair handmade soap with a gift certificate or card. This allows the recipient to choose a gift for themselves and ensures that they will be able to find something that they will use and enjoy. Even better, get them a gift certificate or card that allows them to purchase online.

And if you're looking for a way to spoil your loved one, consider pairing handmade soap with a gift certificate to a local spa. This will allow them to enjoy a relaxing day of pampering, complete with a luxurious bath experience.

relaxing spa that accepts gift certificate given as part of soap gift

Here are ideas for gifts for recipients with special interests:

- For the sports fan in your life, pair handmade soap bars with a t-shirt sporting their favorite team's logo.

- For the fashionista on your list, choose fun, pretty bars wrapped in a ribbon and pair it with a fashionable t-shirt.

handmade soap paired with t-shirt to make perfect gift for fashionista

- For the foodie on your list, choose a delicious-smelling bar of handmade soap and pair it with a cookbook or kitchen gadget.

- For the environmentalist on your list, choose an essential oil soap bar such as lemongrass soap and pair it with a reusable shopping bag or water bottle.

handmade-bar-soap-and-an-environmentally-friendly-reusable shopping bag paired as a gift for environmentally conscious person

4. How can you make sure friends and loved ones will appreciate your soap gift?

Scented handmade bar soap is a great gift, but it can be difficult to make sure that your gift will be appreciated. Here are three tips to help make sure that your soap gift is a success:

handmade soaps in gift box

1. Pair the soaps with a nice container.

The presentation of your soap gift is important, so put some thought into the container you choose. If you're giving it to someone who likes to keep things simple, go for a plain white or black box. If they're more creative, try something like a handmade carved wooden box. If you're looking for something a little more festive, you could try wrapping the soap in a pretty gift box or bag with some festive bows or ribbon. Whatever you choose, make sure it complements the handmade soap nicely and makes for an enjoyable gift-giving experience.

red gift box with bow and handmade soap inside hidden from view

2. Add a warm personal touch.

Write a heartfelt note on a pretty card and include it in the package. Or get creative and make your own beautiful handmade soap gift bag or box!

3. Go for quality over quantity if you can afford it.

With inflation affecting soap prices, everyone is being more careful with their gift budget. You may even be buying soap while balling on a budget and trying to get the best gift you can afford. It may be better to give someone one high-quality soap gift than several small ones. If you still want to give a gift and can only afford to give one or two small bars, we have a guide to giving high-quality, great, smelling sample soap as gifts

one beautiful bar of handmade soap


Handmade soap makes a great gift for any occasion, and by pairing it with another handmade item or adding a personal touch, you can make sure that your recipients will appreciate your gift. If you're looking for a way to spoil your loved one, consider pairing handmade soap with a gift certificate to a local spa.

Pairing beautiful handmade soap bars with other gifts is a great way to create a unique and memorable present. These are just a few ideas to get you started; the possibilities are endless when it comes to giving handmade soap as a gift! Your friend or family member will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Do you have any other great ideas for what goes with handmade soap as a gift? Let us know in the comments below! Happy gifting!

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