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Gift Box of Goodies


A few weeks ago, we spent a long weekend visiting some friends.  We don’t get to see them very often, so it was a very special weekend.

I wanted to give them some treats as a gift.  I decided to make a bunch of different skin care products and then let them divide them up among themselves.

Their gift box included:

  • 1 jar of peppermint foot cream
  • 2 bottles of lotion
  • 3 jars of hand balm
  • 6 tubes of lip lube
  • And a whole bunch of soap!

I had so much fun putting everything together.  Here are some photos of the final product.

Gift Box!

Gift Box!

Gift Box of Goodies

Gift Box of Goodies

Skin Care Treats!

Skin Care Treats!

Lip Lube and Hand Balm

Lip Lube and Hand Balm

Hans Solo Soap

Hans Solo Soap

Fish Soap

Fish Soap

As you can see, I made some specialty soaps for this gift box.  The blue and purple fish and starfish soaps were specially made for our friends’ daughter.  Her favorite colours are blue and purple, so I thought these would be perfect.   And one of our friends is a Star Wars fan.  I thought he might appreciate the Hans Solo soap!

49 thoughts on “Gift Box of Goodies

  1. Will you share the recipe for the peppermint foot cream and the hand balm! They look awesome!

    • Well…these are two items that I’m still perfecting, but I think I could make them part of my shop one day. So, for now, I’m going to hold the recipes close! Having said that, I have taken a lot of inspiration from this book, Organic Body Care Recipes by Stephanie Tourles.

  2. Your friends are very lucky! Great goodies.

  3. lovely gift box and the fish soaps are so cute!

  4. the fish soaps are adorable!

  5. I love the fish soap, so cute. I love getting gifts like this.

  6. pretty gift box and contents.

    I’ve come to you blog following a link on the July Bloggy Moms blog hop.

    Many blessings to you from Angela

  7. the fish soaps are cuuuuuuute

  8. Uaaah, this looks so cute and kind of professional, as if you could buy this box directly in the store! (: Cute!

    GIG love ❤

  9. What sweet packaging, such a cute goodie bag (box)! ❤

  10. What a lovely gift box ^^

  11. I wish I had the skill and creativity you have to come up with such amazing gifts for your friends, and personalized ones at that! I’m sure they were thrilled! 🙂

  12. You are such a talented person and a good friend too! a homemade gift is so much more personal and it shows that you really take an effort to do something nice for them 🙂

  13. Im terrible for packages 🙂 This is adorable 🙂

  14. I love the gift box, filled with such great goodies! Great presentation as well. Living F.A.B.ulously on Purpose

  15. My gosh, everything is so cute. I wish I had the patience (and talent) to do things like this! I feel like I get so lazy after work and on the weekends. Need to be more productive!

  16. The fish soap reminds me of delicious candy!

  17. I love the Hans Solo soap, it made me actually LOL! What a fab present for your friends 🙂

  18. Another cool idea from you! This idea works on debut 🙂

  19. How thoughtful and creative!!!!

  20. You’re awesome! The fish and star soaps look so cute and in my favorite colors too. It’s amazing how you get to make these handmade skin care goodies and it must be quite enjoyable for you. 😀

  21. The packing is so super-cute. And those fish soaps are a complete winner haha.. So pretty. I’m sure they loved it totally! ❤

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