You might tend to consider bath items like soaps a gift for women. But the folks at Mulberry Lane suggest them for both sexes, and they make a good point. My husband got French soap in his stocking one year and loved it. Throughout the holiday season, we are offering suggestions of gifts of $20 or under, available at local merchants.
Name of the store: Mulberry Lane
Item: Shea butter soap
Description: A French milled soap with custom scents. Wonderfully smooth and moisturizing. Each 7-ounce bar has a clean, fresh scent.
Perfect for: Everyone on your list, in all age groups. Men and women both enjoy this soap. And scents grouped together or given individually make a gift at a nice price point.
About the store: Open since 1999, Mulberry Lane is a family-owned small business in McHenry Village. This time of year is very festive with holiday decorations and gifts. The stores selection is a combination of vintage and country cottage.
Pertinent info: 1700 McHenry Ave., Suite 41A, McHenry Village, Modesto. (209) 236-1400. Open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and during the holidays, Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find the store on Facebook.
Have some creative, low-cost gift ideas of your own? Share them by emailing Patty Guerra at firstname.lastname@example.org.