A few weeks ago I visited my Grandma in West Yorkshire and had a day-trip to a little town called Hebden Bridge. I've never been before but have heard it's good for shopping, particularly for gifts. Unfortunately the town has been badly hit by flooding in recent months and a good proportion of the shops were closed for refurbishment. However there are still plenty of beautiful, unique gift shops and vintage boutiques. I was in heaven!
One of my favourite shops there was a little place called The Yorkshire Soap Company. Enticed by their amaaazing window display and the delicious smells, me, my Mum and my Grandma wandered in. My Grandma was a little confused, bless her, and thought for a minute we were in a cake shop. But you can see why!
They make a selection of soaps, bath bombs and other luxuries - all disguised as beautiful cakes and delicately wrapped making them perfect gifts. I couldn't leave the shop without buying something so I bought their Yorkshire Rose Soap Cupcake and a beautiful Bath Truffle (the smaller one). They're now taking pride of place in a little dish in our bathroom, I'm not sure if I'll ever have the heart to use them to be honest but they do smell amazing.
This is their website if you fancy a peek. I'll definitely think of them next time I need a present for a girly friend or relative and it might be a rather large order at Christmas! I often head to Lush for this kind of thing but I think these are just that bit more sophisticated.
P.S. Just thought I'd point out that I certainly haven't been asked by them to write this, it's all from the heart :)