As the year winds down and I have a couple more exams to take before bidding yet another beautiful year adieu, I can’t help but be distracted to shop for Christmas gifts online. I hope you can relate to my candid journey of choosing that perfect, meaningful Christmas gift. If you know me, I love soap. So this year, I’ve decided to spread my Christmas cheer by sharing what I love through the beautiful craft of Marie’s Soap Company.
Here’s the beginning of my journey. On my left monitor I have a tort assignment word document open, which I should be working on. On my right monitor, I have seven windows open, which I spend way too much time on. I have Urban Outfitters, Crate & Barrel, Francesca’s, Anthropologie, Bloomingdales, Terrain, H&M…you name it, it’s there. At first, online shopping is exciting because it’s lawless. I add DIY kits, interactive journals, essential oils, jewelry, tapestries, and overly intricate coloring books that will ultimately have more lines than colors. As I review the 30 items worth $900 on my shopping cart, I realize it’s an eclectic collection of unusual clutter. I make an attempt of curating my shopping bag, only to realize they aren’t meaningful gifts. I question my gift selecting skills and remove all items. So I’m back to square one. After hours of browsing, I slow down. When I envisioned the reactions of each person as they unwrapped their gifts, I end up exiting all windows except Marie’s Soap Company.
This year, I’ve had the joy of discovering Marie’s Soap through my boyfriend Grant. Marie’s Soap is a small family owned business operated in Buck’s County, PA by Grant’s mom, Brenda, and Grant’s grandmother, Marie. As I’ve visited for the holidays, I had the chance to see their workshop. Marie told me she found her passion when she made one simple purchase of handmade soap in California. Thereafter, she learned the craft to make her passion a part of her life. We further discussed her business values of delivering quality soaps to her customers. She mentioned, “It won’t taste good, but you can even eat it if you want!”, since each soap is hand crafted with tested blends of all natural scents and oils. She also crafts body butters, scented body sprays, and other beauty products as well.
Anyone is free to browse online retail stores for gifts but I hope I save people some time. Trendy new top sales items at big box retailers may be interesting, yet impersonal. At Marie’s Soap, you’ll find bundles of fragrant joy on the individual level right from the soap maker, Marie and Brenda, to the hands of your loved ones. I hope you love Marie’s Soap as much as I do!
Personal Recommendations For Gals:
Rose Petal: http://www.mariessoap.com/soaps/rose-petal
Grant’s Recommendations for Guys:
Ocean Breeze: http://www.mariessoap.com/soaps/ocean-breeze