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I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Shaving gift set giveaway

A mom friend of mine, Anne, from our kids' school is also the owner and mastermind behind Seattle Sundries, where she sells soaps with the most unique names and designs. An immense amount of thought goes into all of her products and their ingredients and it definitely shows.

For the upcoming holidays, Anne offered to have me host a giveaway of one of her Men's Shaving Sets. This would make a great holiday gift for the man (or even woman!) in your life. From her website:
Seattle Sundries' soap is GREAT for shaving... smooth with creamy lather. The shaving set comes with a black ceramic shaving mug, a badger hair shaving brush with a faux ebony handle, and TWO BARS of frothy shaving bliss (of your choosing).

Each bar is 3” wide and just over 1” deep weighing 4 ounces or more. As with all handcrafted artisan soaps, there may be some variation in color and slight irregularities in shape. This is a result of being cut and trimmed by human hands rather than by a machine If you find that your soap “sweats” when left out, don’t be alarmed. It’s simply the natural glycerin in the soap attracting moisture from the air.

If you need some tips on how to build great shaving lather, read our blog post on the topic!

Seattle Sundries is known for its Backwoods Soap, Pottymouth Soap and Sasquatch Soap that's rumored to help "tame the smelly beast in all of us." Her bars were also featured on Pioneer Woman's blog a while back (if you want to see 8 billion close up photos of the soap :).

You can even work with Anne to create your own custom soap with private label, which makes for a great holiday gift as well. Hmmmm... maybe I should have her work on a "Clean your Duker" soap to give out to everyone for the holidays this year.

Anyway, if you are interested in being entered in the Shaving Gift Set Giveaway, to be chosen by the random number generator, add your name to the comments of this post and let me know which soap from her site you would like to try. I think they are all fantastic, so it's going to be hard to choose! You have until midnight Saturday PST, December 4th to enter. Good luck!

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think my favorite has to be the sasquatch soap, because I miss living in the Northwest. And because when my husband doesn't shave, he begins to resemble said creature. :-)

CJ in Nebraska

Jim Smith II said...

I'll be honest and say that I've never enjoyed a soap from her site, but I'm a shaving elitist, so I'd totally dig the giveaway...

Presto said...

I've never tried anything from this shop either, but I'd probably go Old School. -Preston

Marcie Kahler-Davis said...

I've also never tried anything from her shop either BUT being a fellow blogger and avid FB user - she WILL be posted now only because the names of her soaps are CLASSY!!
I'm going to have to say I would love to try Bitchin' Kitchen Soap
mostly because it has espresso grinds in it and working for a coffee roaster I love to see "waste" like that put to good use! I would LOVE to win this shaving kit though because my hunny would use a fancy NATURAL shaving option.

Sharon said...

What a cool giveaway! I love the names of her soaps, they sound wonderful. Based on name alone, I'd like the Highland Fling Soap. :)

Troy said...

I think I would like Hard Working Hand Soap the best, although I'm not sure it is the one I would choose to shave with.

Either way this is a great giveaway, Thanks for hosting.

Marya said...

I think my old-school dad would enjoy the Old School Shave Soap, and as I'm completely broke this would make him a lovely birthday present. =)

Heather said...

Highland Fling! It sounds great for my man's face.
hnbutler@hotmail.com

Bucky said...

Fish Tale soap.

I imagine that I will smell just like the fisherman just returned from the sea.

I'm feeling all butch suddenly.

Must go check, I think I am growing chest hair ....

naomemandeflores said...

Really hard to choose! But I love the Buck Naked Soap. It is just SOAP... buck naked. Amazing!


Camila F.
naomemandeflores@gmail.com

angela jiniel said...

Lavender Lover sounds amazing, but I think for the sake of my sasquatch-resembling husband, I'd go with that!

Lucy said...

The Old School Shave Soap would make a perfect gift for my dad!

Tara said...

Ooh, what a great resource! My husband started shaving with a brush about a year ago. He could use some great soap, maybe the Old School Shave Soap. Although, the Lap of Luxury soap has me cracking up!

Tracey said...

I'm going with the Potty Mouth soap since that's what I am. Obviously, the stuff my parents used on me didn't help :)

Tracy said...

What a great gift idea! Manly Man Soap sounds like just the thing for my man.

Anonymous said...

Since my husband already shaves the 'old fashioned' way, this would be a nice replacement for the old ceramic cup. And since we are planning on full time RV'ing soon, the Road Trip soap would be my choice - followed by Backwoods because we are big hikers!

Crafty Farmer said...

My eldest son is on the verge of needing to shave and he LOVES "old" stuff (anything that looks vintagey). This would be sooooo perfect for him! Thanks!

meeyeehere said...

Terrific! I like the cowpoke soap best! The shaving kit is great and I wanna win it for my hubby!Thanks
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Jonalynn said...

I would have to choose the Cowpoke soap because my husband is a recovering cowboy!

Nancy from Mass said...

Hmm, my 2 favorites were the Buck Naked and the Potty Mouth soap. (what does that say about me?)
BTW: My husband uses an old fashioned safety razor (when he has time in the morning) and loves using shave soap and brush. He said that's the only good thing about shaving!

:)

Anna @ Blue Dirt said...

Too cute! We'd love the Old School Shave soap, since my husband uses the ole brush and mug! But the Naughty Nellie and Sasquatch are hilarious!

NCBill said...

Just lost my shaving mug to a bad day with the hand held shower wand. the Sasquatch Soap sounds neat!

Annette said...

Oh, I love this site! We'd have to try the Manly Man soap. *tee hee* How cool.

Jennifer at Fast, Cheap, and Good said...

Hubby would love the Smooth Shave Soap. He is already a fan of shaving the old-school way, so this would make his day.

Maria said...

I have never tried this soap before but would love to smell the Manly Man soap, especially with lime in it!!!!

Anna in Atlanta said...

My V-boy is a brand new shaver (just the mustache smudge, every couple of weeks :-) I would choose the Manly Man soap, 'cause I want him to get over the Axe addiction and away from the chemicals, and give him some real smells to enjoy.

Liz said...

Terrific!!!! I'd like to try the highland oatmeal soap1 looks wonderful!

Stephanie said...

Oh I think I would try the Bitchin' Kitchen Soap.

Shannon said...

My poor husband's shaving mug has cracked and his brush is dying an ever accelerating death - our 2 year old LOVES daddy's shaving stuff a little too much. He would love the old school soap kit!

Crissy said...

Sasquatch Soap, my husband loves soap with Tea Tree.

Stacey K said...

I would love to try the Highland Fling soap. I would love to win the giveaway.

adventuresindinner said...

Bitchin' Kitchen for certain. My class is trying to convince me to give up my massive coffee addiction but I don't think any of us would survivie the experience.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, it would be a tough toss up between the Sasquatch soap and the Haute Goat soap . . .both so intriguing! My husband would really dig this set, thanks for the giveaway!
heidi b.

Katie said...

They all seem so good!

witchdoc said...

I love the idea of washing my cares away in a bathtub so Lap of Luxury is the one I would like to try.

Lizzie Bordello said...

The soaps look great (especially the Backwoods or Gender Neutral), and from checking the ingredients they all seem very pure and safe. What troubles me, though, is the use of animal hair in the brushes. There has to be an environmentally friendly, safe alternative that would work just as well...

mattlikeshockey said...

love to try the Sasquatch Soap

BigHappyFamily said...

I would like some Exotic Escapades soap ... clean me right up.

Marci said...

Bitchin' Kitchen Soap

dc said...

Had to look at all the labels,they're really fun -- tough decision! Gonna say Highland Fling and Buck Naked.

Francie said...

Wow! Neat stuff! I like the Bitchin' Kitchen soap!
Francie

Desiree said...

I would love to try the Lap of Luxury soap. Sounds luxurious!

-Desiree

Nic, SD said...

Totally interested. Smooth Shave Soap sounds awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Lap of Luxury would be my first choice. I hope I get picked. :-)

Thanks for doing the giveaway Crunchy.

Becca

Ellen F said...

I'm in. Buck Naked Soap.

Kristi said...

Oh, this sounds great! I have a teenage son who needs to start shaving - what a great way to get him started! Definitely Sasquatch for him!

Surviving and thriving on pennies said...

I would love to try the Lap of Luxury soap. Sounds like it will smell so good. I would love to win this for my husband to have for Christmas. Trying to green him up is almost impossible but this would be very cool to give him.

Erin said...

The sasquatch sounds great... I love it!

Dawn said...

I would love to smell the lap of luxury soap on my husband's fresh shaven cheeks.

callinawood@gmail.com said...

Good gift idea! For my husband I would probably choose the smooth shave soap.

greengirl512 said...
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greengirl512 said...

Mmmm...the Exotic Escapades for sure!

Alison

Dmarie said...

sign me up for her "gender neutral" and I've got a birthday coming up. Just sayin'

meemsnyc said...

I like the Gardener's Gold Soap. Since I do so much gardening this would be awesome.

Veronica said...

I'd love to get some smooth shave for my boyfriend!

Lisa T. said...

smooth shave soap or filthy rich shave soap look perfect.

with the afternoon I had it is best if I don't have the "potty mouth soap"...I think a certain little boy in the household would have been using it today!

Hippy Goodwife said...

Sasquatch! or highland fling. or maybe potty mouth....

Hippy Goodwife said...

Sasquatch! or highland fling. or maybe potty mouth....

Robj98168 said...

If given the chance I would try the Smooth Shave soap.

Green Pickles said...

Hello
I'm having a giveaway over on my blog too:
http://www.greenpicklesblog.co.uk

Love from
Aimee
x

Earthdrummer said...

I am sure...positive in fact...I would *LOVE* the Road Trip soap that Anne makes. It has all the wonderful, yummy smells that I already smell like and love!! Please enter me! I am sure my man would appreciate some damn good soap!

rdare2 said...

Since losing the charging base to my husband's electric shaver, he's been using cheap razors. I'd love to give him the Smooth Shave soap set.

Dea-chan said...

Potty mouth looked like it had a good scent. Also, I almost freaked out by the amount of palm oil, but she specifically gets her palm oil from farmers practicing sustainable plantings.

Rebecca Holland said...

I would love to give my husband the gift of Manly Man Soap. We are back to basics and stick with Ivory (or whatever is on sale) right now, so to try a rich soap like the ones from Seattle Sundries would be decadent!

Sarah C said...

Sounds fun! I'd be interested in the hardworking hand soap.

Jess said...

I've never seen her site before, but it looks like great products! I'd have to choose the hard working hand soap. I hate when bike grease leaves my fingertips black. Thanks for offering the shaving giveaway.

Lisa said...

That random integer generator hates me but maybe the Bitchin' Kitchen soap would truly be ... erm ... bitchin' ... ("Backwoods" also caught my eye since I've been called that once or twice...)

DM said...

I'd like to try the Haute Goat soap!

Condo Blues said...

I'd like my husband to smell like the Buck Naked soap. *heh*

Issa said...

I like the sound of the Backwoods Soap, and I'd love to let my partner try it out.

Melissa Anderson said...

I would like to try the Rejuvenation Soap. I definitely need to be rejuvenated!
Melissa

Kainos said...

Oh so many wonderful choices, I think I am in love with this website!!!

I think I would try the Buck Naked Soap for starters, then go from there because my husband has full tattoo sleeves and is always looking for a soap or lotion that will help him retain the color in his ink :o)

Thank you for the giveaway and especially for turning me on to a great website.

Tracy said...

i like haute goat!

Lola said...

My boyfriends has been making his own shaving soap for a while now, but I would like to introduce my dad into this healthier option. Count me in!

emmer said...

the filthy rich shaving soap and the new shaving soap ingredients look very good.
the whole site is nicely done.

Carissa said...

I would love to win this kit for my fiancee, and I think he would enjoy the old school shave soap!

KLund said...

Having trouble deciding between the road trip soap, naughty Nellie or sasquatch. Maybe I'll go with the road trip soap, if it smells a little like incense hubby would probably love it.

Sylvia said...

I think I'd have to go with Cowpoke soap, because we're moving to the side of the country with mosquitos and ticks! I adore all the names and graphics, btw!

Indigo Cycles said...

I would love to try the "Potty Mouth" soap, seems appropriate for me (:

Anonymous said...

I would have to go with Exotic Escapade, since I love frankincense.
Hanna

vegangoddess said...

What a cool present this would be.My dad would like this shaving kit.

karly said...

I'd like to try the "Potty Mouth Soap" because of the name, lol.

Karly

Erica St. Amanze said...

I think I would like to win the "Filthy Rich Shave Soap" kit for my husband because it sounds like it would bring some prosperity our way..lol. Enjoyed reading the blog! Thanks

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