2013 DIY Gift Giving Guide
Gift-giving season is here and we want you to be all stoked up with a variety of soapy, DIY presents. This gift guide has everything from gifts for the family and projects for the beginner and the advanced soaper. You don’t just have to make the gift yourself. If you have a crafty friend or family member, a DIY kit might be the perfect gift.
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Gifts for Her
Handmade gifts are a favorite during the holidays, and what better way to appreciate the special people in your life by making something. They’ll feel super pampered this Christmas! Check out some of my all-time favorite gifts for those special people in your life. These gifts pair well with floral and fruity fragrance oils.
Keep in mind, you can get everything you need to make each of these tutorials by simply clicking the link! There, you’ll be directed to the original blog post and you can conveniently add everything you need by clicking the ‘Add to Cart’ button.
Gifts for Him
Here are some of my favorite gifts for the guys in my life. Husbands, brothers and even the kids can appreciate these fun bath & body gifts. Need some masculine scents to go along with these projects? Check out this link to find the selection of all of Bramble Berry’s masculine-type fragrance oils.
Gifts for the Kids
Are there are tweens or kids on your gift-giving list this year? Here is a great selection of projects like our Bath Crayons and Sparkle Power Bath Bombs that are fun to make and play with. Clicking the link will bring up the “Buy It Now” button so you can just buy the kit to either make the goodies or give away the entire kit for crafting fun.
Last Minute Gifts
Despite all the perfect planning, did someone slip off your gift list this year? No worries! Here are a few of my favorite quickie projects that you can get done in just a few hours. Any of these would make the perfect addition to a last-minute stocking stuffer.
During the last month, in addition to our #Givember coupons, we ceated 24 separate DIY projects, from Soapy Candy Canes to Massage Oil to Sugar Plum Nail Polish and more. To check out all our #Givember tutorials, click here.
Tutorials by skill level
Whether you are a beginning soaper or have been soaping for twenty years, we strive to offer tutorials for all skill levels. We figure you can look at these projects two ways: you can either visit each tutorial’s page and purchase the whole kit to give away as a gift, or purchase the kit and make it yourself! We’ve divided the tutorials into Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Projects so you can find the perfect gift to suit your (or a friend’s!) skill level.
Extra Special Gift Ideas
The following two gift ideas are great for the soaper in your life who is thinking about opening up their own bath & body business. The first is our awesome Soap Calc App, which is available for iPhones and iPads through the iTunes store or for Android devices in the Google Play store. We’re constantly trying to improve the app and make it more useful for you, so please don’t hesitate to let us know of any bugs or added features you’d like to see!
This last gift is one that is perfect for any small bath & body business owner. The GMP – Good Manufacturing Practices Master Class is taught by Lela Barker of Lucky Break Consulting. With her experience of over a decade of manufacturing products for her Bella Lucce brand, she has developed a comprehensive program which intricately details the path to implementation for cosmetic and person care manufacturers. This virtual class includes live support calls, 31 separate digital handouts and protocols that you can use in your own small business.
If you are still looking for a fun and easy project for holiday gifts this year, consider our Holiday Gift Ensemble, Lotion Bar Kit, Glittery & Bright Nail Polish, Faux Funnel Pour or Lip Balm Kits. What sorts of soapy gifts are you planning on giving this year?