Holiday Soap Gift Idea + Free Printable Gift Tags – Looking for a great non-food gift idea this holiday season? We love gifting soap with these cute printable tags!
Michael’s mom is an expert many, many things, one of which is making and dipping chocolates. She makes her own fondant fillings and can expertly temper her chocolate so that it doesn’t “bloom.” (And if you don’t know what it means for chocolate to bloom, then you can understand how I felt the first time I tried to help her.) Each year, she makes dozens of plates of beautifully decorated homemade chocolates and a humongous batch of the family recipe for delicate, buttery Swiss pressed cookies called bratzles.
My mom makes these incredible Soft Ginger Cookies dipped in white chocolate and a super incredible Sweet Chex Mix that’s loaded with coconut and almonds to give. People rave about it and every year, begging for her recipes.
Beyond that, my grandmas were fudge and caramel experts, and there were many years we got a little package in the mail with these homemade goodies and felt a little Christmas hug from hundreds or thousands of miles away.
All that to say, I come from an incredible stock of impressive ladies in the holiday neighbor gift giving department.
I love baking holiday treats (chocolate crinkles! ginger cookies! hot chocolate spoons!), but I think it’s always a good idea to have some good non-food ideas in your back pocket around the holidays, and this is one of my favorites…
WHY GIVING SOAP IS A PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT
One of my favorite non-food holiday gifts is soap. It’s a “treat” you can enjoy for a few weeks every time you wash your hands, and it’s perfect because…
THE HOLIDAYS ARE RIGHT DURING COLD & FLU SEASON. Spread love not germs! With all the hand-washing that goes on this time of year, it’s nice to do it with a fun soap!
IT’S ALLERGY-FRIENDLY. Non-food gifts can be a huge relief for families with allergies (no worries about cross-contamination or scary reactions) and work well with other medical and dietary restrictions, too. You can even use unscented soap for folks who are sensitive to fragrances!
IT CAN BE BUDGET-FRIENDLY. You can buy whatever soap you like for these–all natural, scented, unscented, homemade… whatever floats your boat and matches your budget!
IT’S EASY TO DRESS UP OR DOWN. Soap makes a great gift on its own, but you can also use it to anchor a gift card for teachers, coaches, babysitters, etc. (Plus, the free printable soap gift tags make these look adorable!)
IT WORKS WITH JUST ABOUT ANY KIND OF SOAP. I usually hit the Bath & Body Works $2.50 soap sale to stock up for the holidays, but we’ve also done this gift with holiday soaps from the grocery store or Target (like this). It also works with fun scented dish soaps (we love these ones!).
FREE PRINTABLE SOAP GIFT TAGS + HOW TO PRINT THEM.
I’ve created a PDF of my gift tags so they’re extra easy to use for gifting. Here are the steps for printing and attaching them to your soaps:
- DOWNLOAD THE FREE PRINTABLE SOAP GIFT TAGS by tapping on the link and saving to your computer.
- PRINT YOUR TAGS (I prefer using cardstock since it’s sturdier).
- CUT OUT THE TAGS with scissors or a paper cutter.
- PUNCH A HOLE IN THE CORNER with a hole punch.
- ATTACH TAGS TO THE SOAP with string, twine, ribbon, or yarn.
HELPFUL FOR PUTTING THESE SOAPS TOGETHER:
MORE GREAT DIY HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS:
- How to Make Christmas Potpourri (+Free Printable Tags!)
- Hot Chocolate Spoons (+Free Printable Tags!)
- Our Favorite Spiced Nuts
- Sea Salt Rosemary Nuts
- Vegan + Paleo Hot Chocolate Mix
What do you give for neighbor or teacher gifts?