10+ Gift Suggestions from Martinsville Soapworks

Written by SOB Creative
Published on December 14, 2020

 


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With the holidays approaching also comes the dread of having to buy gifts for people you really don’t know well, don’t see often, or already have everything. Heather Kalisiak, the owner and soapmaker at Martinsville Soapworks, has just the right suggestions for these ten hard-to-buy-for people who may be on your list this season.

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1. For: Your preschooler’s seven teachers/aides

Heather’s suggestion: “This sometimes becomes a delicate balance between “wanting to buy something for everyone” and “staying within a budget.”  At $3 each, the Lip Licker Liniment is the way to go – pick out a bunch and hand them out randomly. You can even have your preschooler wrap them up like candies to hand out – just roll them up in some tissue paper and twist the ends.”
 

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2. For: Aunt Mildred’s visiting nurse

Suggestion: “For someone who’s a combination of “on the go” and “washing their hands 90 times a day” I would suggest a small bottle of our Hand & Body Lotion. Not only is it a super-popular gift for just about everyone, they can keep it in their bag so it’s super portable. Choose a scent like Oatmeal Milk & Honey, which is very neutral and won’t offend Aunt Mildred or any of the nurse’s other clients.”
 

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3. For: The Secret Santa at work (but you’ve only worked there two weeks)

Suggestion: That’s easy. Candy Cane Hand & Body Wash.  It ties into the season, it’s a gender-neutral scent, and everyone washes their hands. And at $8, it won’t break the bank – but if you have to spend more than that, we have it in gift sets too.
 

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4. For: The Ladies Who Lunch

Suggestion: “Body Frosting in the smaller 2.5 oz size, in an assortment of scents so they can pick whichever one they want. They’ll get a giggle about the name “body frosting” but will appreciate that it’s a nice, thick body butter to keep them moisturized as we head into our dry, cold Buffalo winters. If you actually like these ladies, you can splurge on the larger size.”

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5. For: Your sibling’s boyfriend/fiancé who only drinks craft beer

Suggestion: “This is a page right out of my own playbook, with my sister’s boyfriend-now-husband. I would start with the Shaving Soap if they’ve only been dating for a year or less. Add on an Omega shaving brush if they’ve been dating for longer than a year but aren’t engaged yet. If he’s popped the question, go all in and add a Rockwell razor and a shaving mug. If he ends up becoming a wet shaving enthusiast as well as a family member, congratulations, you now know what to get him for the rest of his life – more soap and replacement blades.”
 

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6. For: Your 4th grader’s remote teacher who you’ve only talked to through Zoom and emails

Suggestion: “Really, a bottle of wine. But since that’s not considered acceptable, I would suggest a jar of our Scrub Cubes, which is our solid sugar scrub that not only exfoliates and moisturizes, but doesn’t turn the tub into an oil slick like traditional sugar scrubs. Because especially if they’re doing remote teaching, teachers need to pamper themselves, but they also don’t need to be cleaning the bathtub afterward. If you have a mailing address for them, we can even mail it out for you!”
 

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7. For: Your aunt who doesn’t want anything because if she actually wants it, she goes and buys it for herself two weeks before Christmas.

Suggestion: “An assortment of our signature bars of handmade soap, because you can never have too much soap, even if you just bought some. Go for the most popular scents – Wild Elderberry, Lemon Verbena, or Lilac Blossoms are good choices for just about anyone.”

 

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8. For: Your yoga teacher (of any gender) who would rather be at a music festival

Suggestion: “If they’re always giving you that “should have been born in the 60s” vibe, go with a Nag Champa soy candle – chances they’re already familiar with the famous incense of the same name, and if not, they’ll still think it’s pretty groovy.”

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9. For: Your retired male relative who has no other hobbies but golf and even if he needs new clubs and accessories, you can’t afford the ones he wants

Suggestion: “A bar or two of Green Tweed soap – tell him the scent was designed by the House of Creed for Cary Grant, who also played golf in the classic film Bringing Up Baby, which is why you chose it for him, of course!  – and an enameled metal soap dish to keep it on.”
 

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10. For: Your neighbor who not only has their tree up the day after Thanksgiving but brings you cookies every Christmas – but you never see her any other time of year.

Suggestion: “A Balsam & Cedar soy candle, because a) they apparently really like Christmas to have that tree up so early, and b) that tree is up so long that you know it’s not real, and they might appreciate some of that “real Christmas tree” scent in their house.”
If you’re still stumped, stop by Martinsville Soapworks at 88 Webster Street in downtown North Tonawanda, and let Heather help you choose the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
 

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