Mother’s Day gift ideas (and they’re on sale, too!)

3 Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day will be here soon! Do you know what you’re giving your Mom? If you want to give her a gift you put together yourself, why not give a customized gift basket? Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

DIY Spa Day

Does your Mom like to spend a day at the spa, but you can’t afford to give her a spa package? Give her a gift that recreates the experience at home. Get a decorative basket and fill it with:

Tea Lovers Gift Basket

Have you noticed your Mom loves to relax with a hot mug of herbal tea? Then she would love a basket filled with items for tea lovers that she wouldn’t normally treat herself to. Try filling a decorative basket or gift bag with:

  • An assortment of loose tea and a tea infuser
  • A nice mug
  • A sweet treat to nibble on. Maybe some tea biscuits, biscotti or scones
  • Some of our Lavender Bath Tea, to add little extra relaxation to her day

Beach Gear Bucket

Does Mom love hanging by the pool or going to the beach? Get her set up with some new beach gear! Fill a sand bucket with these items:

  • Sunblock (Need tips for choosing the best sunscreen? WebMD has some here.)
  • UV blocking sunglasses
  • A beach towel
  • Cute flip-flops
  • Beach-scented soap, like our Beachin‘, to remind her of the fun she had at the beach while she washes the sand away.

If you do decide to give her the gift of handmade soap, remember we’re offering a sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

From now through 5/4 at midnight ET, you’ll save 15% off your purchase of $15 or more. It’s easy to save, simply enter code MOM2016 at checkout.

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Great gift ideas: Valentine’s Day Edition

Valentine's Day Gift Idea - Spa Day Basket

Are you struggling to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone? Nothing says, “I love you,” more than a gift you created yourself. With a small amount of effort, you can put together a gift that brings hours of joy and relaxation to your Valentine: A spa day basket!

You’ll need:

  • A decorative basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag.
  • A fluffy white washcloth to nestle the items in (or really customize the basket by making your own hanging soap pouch).
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf, natural sponge and massaging tool.
  • Your favorite Emmet Street Creations products! Our Exfoliating Rosemary Mint,  Blue Agave and Eucalyptus, Lavender and Mint handcrafted soaps are perfect scents to create a spa day experience. Remember to use coupon code LOVE16 at checkout to save 15% off purchases of $15 or more in our Etsy store!

That’s it! You get the satisfaction of putting together a great gift and your love gets a ready-made way to relax!

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Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Don't forget to see us at the Cleveland Bazaar

This week I’m busy prepping for the Cleveland Bazaar at Market Square Park. I’ll be slinging soap on Saturday, September 5 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Stop down and stock up if you are in the area!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)

Good, clean fun

If you’re not following us on Facebook, here’s some of the fun you missed:

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

It’s hard to believe summer is almost over. Labor Day is right around the corner here in the U.S. Are you planning a barbecue over the long weekend? Impress your friends and family with some tasty burgers, hot off the grill. Pair them with patriotic (and healthy) potato salad made with a tasty vegan mayo

Monday musings: Handmade soap and good, clean fun

Air plant

Have you ever seen an air plant? I’ve seen them at different flea markets and on Etsy and I finally decided to buy one for myself. Air plants, or epiphytes, are plants that grow on other objects. They don’t need soil to grow and they gain their water and nutrients from the air. If I don’t kill it first (I have little luck with indoor plants) my air plant will flower and then produce “pups,” which are little offshoots that can be removed and grown as a separate plant. Air plants typically grow in heavily shaded rain forest environments so they are perfect for houses that don’t get a light of light. I’m excited to see what this little plant will do in the next few months!

Handmade soap

There are so many creative soap makers that inspire us. Check out some of our favorite finds on Pinterest! (Are we pinning buddies there? We should be.)

  • Easy melt and pour polar bear soap tutorial – Melt and pour soap was my starting point in the world of soap making and I still love the versatility it offers. This easy to make soap from Soap Deli News would make a great stocking stuffer for a nature-loving child!
  • Cool yule peppermint loaf – This DIY from The Soap Queen is a bit more advanced. I’ve made this design and it’s a lot of fun to do. It looks and smells amazing!
  • Sea glass – This DIY from Marte Ravn Tovik couldn’t be easier and the results are so pretty! Wrap these up in a nice cellophane bag, tied with a pretty bow and you have a cute gift for your beach-loving friends.

Good, clean fun

If you’re not following us on Facebook, here’s some of the fun you missed:

  • Take a cute break – Check out a gorgeous Shar Pei and his cat posing in the most adorable ways. The pictures are guaranteed to make you smile at least once.
  • Extreme waste reduction – Is this woman for real? Less than a jar of trash in a year? What does she do with her worn out underwear?
  • 11 problems music can solve – And now I know how to get those kids off my lawn!

Previous musings from Emmet Street you might have missed

Have you thought about making your own soap? A great place to start is with melt and pour soaps, which are pre-made soap bases that you melt in your microwave and then pour into a mold. This type of soap is safe and easy to personalize with scent, color and molds. Sometimes a batch doesn’t go as planned but melt and pour soap is very forgiving and there are ways to salvage a failed batch. I’ve messed up more batches than I like to admit but when things go right, it’s very rewarding! Why not give it a try?

Mother’s Day gift ideas (and they’re on sale, too!)

Mother's Day SaleMother’s Day will be here soon! Do you know what you’re giving Dear Mom? Are you looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas? I’d tell you what I’m giving my Mom to help inspire you, but she reads this blog and I don’t want to spoil the surprise! (Hi, Ma!)

If you want to give your Mom a gift you put together yourself, why not give a customized gift basket? Here are a few Mother’s Day gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

DIY Spa Day

Does your Mom like to spend a day at the spa, but you can’t afford to give her a spa package? Why not give her a gift that recreates the experience at home? Get a decorative basket and fill it with:

  • Manicure and pedicure tools
  • A bath pouf
  • A loofah
  • An assortment of soap (I recommend our Cocoa Butter soap for the bath and our Unscented Banana soap for a facial soap)
  • A fluffy bathrobe and a pair of slippers

Tea Lovers Gift Basket

If your Mom is like mine, the day isn’t complete until a cup of herbal tea is consumed. I think she would love a basket filled with items for tea lovers that she wouldn’t normally treat herself to. Why not try filling a decorative basket or gift bag with:

  • An assortment of loose tea (and a tea infuser–there are a wide variety available from fancy and traditional to whimsical) or tea bags
  • A nice mug (maybe not one with #1 Mom printed on it)
  • A sweet treat to nibble on. Maybe some tea biscuits, biscotti or scones
  • Some of our Lavender Bath Tea, to add little extra relaxation to her day

Beach Gear Bucket

Does Mom love hanging by the pool or going to the beach? Why not get her set up with some new beach gear? Fill a sand bucket with these items:

  • Sunblock (Need tips for choosing the best sunscreen? WebMD has some here.)
  • UV blocking sunglasses
  • A beach towel
  • Cute flip flops
  • Beach-scented soap, like our Beachin‘, to remind her of the fun she had at the beach while she washes the sand away

Celebration Gift Basket

Make Mom’s Day a celebration! Give Mom a fancy wine cooler filled with a bottle of sparkling wine (or something non-alcoholic, but fizzy), some glasses to toast the guest of honor and some Champagne Scented soap. She’ll get a treat now and later!

I hope my gift ideas helped you decide what Mother’s Day gift you want to give Dear Ol’ Ma. If you do decide to give her the gift of handmade soap, don’t forget we’re offering a sale in the Emmet Street Creations Etsy store!

From now through 5/10 at midnight ET, you’ll save 20% off your purchase of $10 or more. It’s easy to save, simply enter code ILOVEMOM at checkout.

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Great gift ideas: Tea lovers edition

Great gift ideas - Tea lovers edition

Baby, it’s cold outside! (At least it is here in the 216 area code.) When it’s cold out, nothing warms my soul faster than a hot bath followed by a nice cup of tea.

You can show someone you love how much you care about their physical and spiritual warmth by giving them the gift that does just that. It’s easy to put together a gift basket full of goodies that will mend their winter woes.

Here’s what you need:

  • A great basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag
  • Shredded tissue paper to nestle your basket goodies in (I find my local “everything is only $1” store to be a good source for this)
  • A selection of herbal teas and a shiny new mug
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf or a bath pillow
  • Bath tea and any other of your favorite Emmet Street Creations products!

In no time at all, you’ll have the perfect gift to warm your loved one from their nose to their toes!

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Great gift ideas: Spa Day Basket

Gift ideas from Emmet Street Creations - Spa Day Basket

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Are you going to a holiday dinner hosted by a friend or family member? Are you thinking about repaying their hospitality by bringing a hostess (or host) gift?

If so, why not bring something a little more interesting than a bottle of wine? I think wine is great, but the fun only lasts for a few glasses. With a small amount of effort, you can put together a gift that brings hours of joy and relaxation to its recipient: A spa day basket!

Here’s what you need:

  • A decorative basket (you can get these pretty affordably at your local craft store) or a sturdy gift bag
  • Shredded tissue paper to nestle your basket goodies in (I find my local “everything is only $1” store to be a good source for this)
  • Fancy bath accessories such as a loofah, bath pouf, natural sponge and massaging tool
  • Your favorite Emmet Street Creations products! Our Revitalizing Rosemary Mint, Lemongrass and Green Tea and Citrus Clouds handcrafted soap are great scents to create spa day experience.

That’s it! You get the satisfaction of putting together a great gift and your recipient gets a ready-made way to relax after all the guests have gone home!

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