Gift recommended by: Sara Munroe, Manager of Tourism and Marketing for the City of Brantford
Wylde Rose Handmade Soaps is one of my very favourite local businesses to shop for gifts (and let's face it, for myself).
A few years ago, I calculated how may times I've packed up my things and moved to a new location; it was 20 times in less than a decade. Many recent(ish) graduates are in the same boat - moving for school, moving for jobs, moving for relationships. When you¹ve moved that many times, you start to look at retail experiences differently: That's so beautiful! ...but do I love it enough to move it every two years? The answer is more often than not - no.
This is one of the many reasons why consumable gifts are my favourite to give and receive. Add a busy lifestyle with extended periods of driving, computer use, and sitting, and gifts that enhance that tiny fraction of time you carve out for yourself are the very best. If they're made locally, and I can support the wonderful people behind that business, then even better!
If you're looking for the perfect gift for that busy person in your life who needs to take some time to unwind, then consider checking out Wylde Rose Handmade Soaps located at 10 King George Rd, unit E. My favourites are their surprise toy bath bombs (so fun for kids); shower steamers (like a bath bomb, but an aromatherapy experience for your shower); and their ever-expanding "menu" of soaps. They also feature other great gift items handcrafted with love by local artisans, like handmade lunch bags, cold weather accessories, and beautiful cards.
Give the gift of self-care this Christmas!