Friday, 24 April 2009

Purchasing Gifts on the Internet

Living half a world away from family and friends for over 10 years does make gift giving difficult. What size are they now? What are their likes and dislikes? What can I purchase that doesn't weigh too much, won't break or won't be confisgated by customs in other countries?

I found a solution to this for Mother's Day. For those who do not live in North America, Mother's Day is the 1st Sunday in the month of May. (I think - I'm starting to get these days mixed up now.... if it's not the 1st Sunday, then it's definitely the second). I found a great seller on Etsy makes home made soaps and jams. Bovine Bubbles located at:

(For those looking for a more precise location, she lives in Saskachewan.)

I fell in love with the pictures of her products. While her tripple digit feedback attests to the quality of her products, her store attests to her success as a business woman. This is what I ended up buy for my mother:

Peppercorn Lime Bath and Body Bar

Pear Shea Butter Soap

Citrus Sunshine Bath and Body Bar

Sweet and Spicy Garlic Jelly (Although I think my Dad will really like this).

Blueberry Lime Jam

White Peach and Vanilla Bean Jam

Kiwi Lime Daiquiri Jam

I can imagine her before me, soaking in the tub after a hard day at work.... or having a slow Sunday morning breakfast with a cup of good coffee, some toast and one of these delicious jams. (And I can see my father using the garlic jam when he's cooking some sort of roast on evening).

In addition to these great photos and great feedback, Bovine Bubbles is registered with both Canada Health and Saskachewan Health. And all of her products are labeled nicely with a list of ingredients. And, small notes can be added to gift wrapped packages, wishing friends or family members Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, Happy Mother's Day or even just a Thinking of You.

Do check out her store. It will be worth it!


Kreativlink said...

Mhhh... so yummy!

Heli said...

love the soaps! yum yum!

Vibeke K. Olsen said...

What a great gift for Mother's Day!!

ingermaaike said...

Ah , long live the internet!

Carol said...

I can attest to the quality of BovineBubble's products. I am a true addict. I have yet to try her jams, though that garlic one is making my shopping finger happy!

Audrey said...

You will not be disappointed!! I use her soap and love it!! If you ever get the chance - try Cara's hand lotion and/or body butters - to die for!!

Sigmosaics said...

what a fantastic shop! wonderful ideas for mothers day :D

Bovine Bubbles and Hogwash LTD said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful blog post Nicole!

I sure hope you mom and aunt are happy with the items you choose for them!

Again, many thanks!