Looking for awesome gift ideas for soap makers? Below you’ll find a list of 9 awesome and unique gifts that soap makers will love.
P.S. If you’re the soap maker, let me help you get those amazing gifts you really want. Give your gift-givers a hint and send them here; I’ll do the rest. 😉
1. Soap Mold and Slicer Sets
If your soap maker is using box for a mold and a kitchen knife to slice her soap, it’s time for an upgrade.
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For cold process soap making, these soap molds and slicers makes a perfect starter set. I use this set most often in my personal soap making, because the molds hold the perfect, not-too-big-not-too-small, 2 pound batch. It’s also the set I used in all the video tutorials in my online soap making course. You get two molds and two slicers, straight and wavy.
This soap mold and wire soap cutter is a neat set too. (Disclosure: I did receive this particular set for free in exchange for my honest review.) The wood loaf mold with silicone liner holds a 1 pound batch of soap. I love the size for making melt and pour soap loaves. It’s also a good for small test batches of new CP or HP soap recipes.
The wire soap cutter makes slicing uniform, symmetrical bars a breeze and works for soap loaves of up to 5 pounds. The wire cuts through smoothly and the measuring rule on the cutter ensures perfectly uniform bars.
2. Soap Beveler
Is your soap maker using a vegetable peeler to smooth her soap corners? Do her a favor and buy a soap beveler. This handy little gadget makes quick work of an otherwise tedious job. Place the loaf on the beveler, push it across the blade, and the entire side is beveled easy-peasy. Bevelers can also be used to smooth corners on individual bars in a snap.
It’s a definite must-have for those selling soap. But it’s a great gift for any soap maker, to give bars a pretty finishing touch. For the hobbyist, this inexpensive soap beveler will do the trick. Pro soap makers, or those who make a lot of soap, will appreciate the craftsmanship of this solid soap beveler and planer, and it will last years.
3. Soap Stamp
My sweet sister-in-law gave me a custom made Farm Girl Soap Co. soap stamp for Christmas one year. I was touched by her thoughtfulness, and now it’s a top gift for all soap makers on my list.
A soap stamp is highly recommended for anyone who sells soaps, or is thinking about taking the leap. She’ll adore a stamp emblazoned with the name of her soaping business.
Even if your soaper doesn’t sell, a stamp that bears her initials, or says handmade, natural, or made with love, will be a much appreciated gift. They’re fun to use and give extra sparkle to that already amazing bar of handmade soap.
Search Etsy for “custom soap stamp” and you’ll find scads of talented craftspeople to buy from.
4. Soap Making Class or Course (Online or In-Person)
Maybe you know someone who wants to make soap but just hasn’t yet taken the plunge. A course teaching her how to make handmade soap is an amazing, completely unique gift experience.
Check out your local community education department, parks and rec departments, or art studio or makerspace. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a local soap maker who teaches in-person classes.
If you can’t find anyone who teaches soap making locally, might I suggest my online soap making course? It’s designed for the complete beginner, or one who is a bit timid to use lye. In this course you’ll learn everything needed to make gorgeous, skin-healthy soap bars from scratch, using my super simple methods.
Learn more about the course by visiting my Online Schoolhouse. If you’d like to give the course as a gift, send me an email after purchase and I’ll send you a printable gift certificate for you to give to your future soap maker. Best. Gift. Ever.
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5. Soap Making Books
I know this for sure about soap makers: they’re always hungry for more soaping info. When we aren’t whipping up a batch, we’re dreaming up ideas for the next. A lovely soap making book with gorgeous pictures will give your soaper plenty of inspiration.
If I had to choose just one soap making book (and let me tell you, that’s a hard choice) it would be The Natural Soap Making Book for Beginners by Kelly Cable. Big on recipes, ingredient profiles, and sumptuous soap pictures.
But if you really want to build that soap making library, I’ve got an entire list of my favorite soap making books for beginners here.
6. Fragrance Sets
You can never have too many fragrances! I have an entire case full of hundreds of fragrance oils and essential oils. Yet I still browse online fragrance catalogs and pop one or two new scents into my cart. Because trying new scents is FUN!
A set of fragrance oils makes a lovely, and exciting, gift she’ll get a ton of use out of. Wholesale Supplies Plus has a massive selection of fabulous fragrance oil sets, in various collections. The bottles do come individually, rather than packaged together, so have a small gift box on hand to wrap them into a pretty set.
If your soap maker is dedicated all-natural, essential oils are the way to go. This sampler essential oil set by Rocky Mountain Oils is high quality, and is a great selection to experiment with. Because they’re small bottles, it’s best for melt and pour soap where you only need a few drops per bar. Cold process soap makers require larger quantities, like the essential oils sets at Wholesale Supplies Plus.
7. Colorant Sets
Besides fragrance, colorants come a close second as fun soap making ingredients go. Because, while simple white soap is lovely, sometimes we want those bars to POP!
Again, Wholesale Supplies Plus has a gazillion colorant sample sets to choose from. But, my favorite place to get soap making colorants is TKB Trading. They don’t offer sets, so you’ll have to choose individual colors to build your own. I prefer buying from TKB Trading because their site sorts their colorants by DIY project. You can easily filter for the best colorants for soap making, as well as dye-free soap colorant options, and vegan soap colorant options.
8. Case for Fragrance/ Essential Oils
Every soap maker amasses a huge supply of fragrance and essential oils. Help her to keep those little jars of liquid gold safe and handy with a pretty case.
If she has to bring her soap making stash to the kitchen before she starts a batch, like yours truly (I have to schlep the entirety of my soap making supplies up from the cellar every time I make soap) a case with handle is so helpful.
This style carrying case is my favorite, because it holds all the oils snug in place and has ample room for bottles up to 1 ounce size. For my large (2 to 4 ounce sized) fragrance oil bottles, I use a silver train case. Small bottles on top, big bottles on the bottom. Bags of colorants can be stored in the trays, too.
If your giftee uses her essential oils regularly, she’ll probably want to keep them out for easy access. I have this wood essential oil box on my dining room sideboard, filled with my “daily use” oils. I absolutely love the rustic ranch vibe, but if it’s not her style there are plenty of other cute essential oil box options on Etsy.
9. Gift Certificate for More Soap Making Supplies
Need a gift she’ll love, but need it fast? Many online soap suppliers offer digital gift certificates. Choose the denomination, print out the gift certificate and tuck it into a card. This gift is perfect if you’re not certain what she needs, and she can shop to her little soaping heart’s content. She has an ongoing wish list in her head, I assure you.
The companies listed below offer lots of fun shopping options and stellar products (and no, I’m not an affiliate nor do I get any compensation for the links below; I use these suppliers for my personal soap making stash and really love them.)
- Bramble Berry digital gift certificate
- Nurture Soap gift card
- Candles and Supplies gift certificate
- TKB Trading gift card
Got Any More Gift Ideas for Soap Makers?
Do you have a few gift ideas for soap makers that I missed? What fun soap making gizmos do you love to receive? I’d love to hear them! Post them in the comments section below.
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