Father's Day is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for the special dad in your life. Instead of traditional gifts like ties and coffee mugs, why not surprise him with something unique, personal, and eco-friendly?

Handmade soaps are a great gift choice that will leave your dad feeling invigorated and recharged. Besides being a luxurious indulgence, they offer a number of benefits for the skin and overall well-being. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of gifting custom soaps to your dad this Father's Day, and how Dawn’s Hobby Shop can help you choose the perfect one!

Soap for the Soul: How Handmade Soap Gifts Can Brighten Your Dad’s Day

Handmade soaps have several advantages over commercially produced ones.

They’re Great for the Skin!

Handmade soaps are typically made using natural ingredients like plant oils, essential oils, and herbs, making them gentle on the skin. No need to worry about harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances that can cause skin irritations and allergies.

Moreover, handmade soaps are rich in skin-nourishing properties that boost skin health and appearance. Many of them contain ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, and coconut oil that can hydrate, moisturize, and soothe. Other ingredients like chamomile and lavender can have calming and relaxing effects, making them perfect for use during a relaxing bath or shower.

They’re Sustainable

Handmade soaps are often more eco-friendly than commercially produced ones. At Dawn’s Hobby Shop, the soaps we carry use sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients and packaging, which reduces the environmental impact of soap production.

They’re Therapeutic!

A lot of these soaps can offer therapeutic benefits, as essential oils and natural fragrance can have a positive effect on mood and emotions. For example, scents like peppermint and eucalyptus can help invigorate and energize, while lavender and chamomile can help calm and relax.

Cleanliness is Next to Dadliness: Choosing the Right Soap for Father's Day

When it comes to choosing the right handmade soap for your dad, there are a few factors to consider.

Skin Type

If your dad has dry or sensitive skin, look for soaps that contain ingredients like shea butter or oatmeal, which are gentle and hydrating. For oily or acne-prone skin, soaps that contain tea tree oil or activated charcoal can help purify and balance the skin.


If your dad has any allergies or sensitivities to certain ingredients, be sure to choose a soap that doesn’t contain them. If you're unsure, look for soaps that are labeled as hypoallergenic or fragrance-free.

Scent Preferences

Some men prefer subtle, fresh scents, while others enjoy bolder, more masculine scents like sandalwood or cedarwood. Here are some popular handmade soap scents and shapes that are great for dads:

     Woodsy Scents: Cedarwood, sandalwood, and pine are all popular scents for men's soaps.

     Citrus Scents: If your dad likes fresh, invigorating scents, look for soaps that feature scents like lemon or grapefruit.

By considering your dad's skin type and scent preferences, you can choose the perfect handmade soap to give him a gift that he'll love and use.


Handmade soaps offer a unique and thoughtful alternative to the usual Father’s Day gift ideas. Not only do they provide numerous benefits for the skin and well-being, but they also offer a personal touch that will show your dad how much you care. By considering his skin type, allergies, and scent preferences, you can select the ideal soap that he'll appreciate and use every day.

If you're looking for a wide selection of handmade soaps, look no further than Dawn's Hobby Shop. Our soaps are sustainable, therapeutic, and made with natural ingredients, ensuring that your dad will receive the best gift possible. Contact us today to explore our amazing collection of soaps and surprise your dad with a gift he'll never forget.