I started doing this recently. Actually, I was out of ideas for gifts for women friends. For years, there was a deluge of “Bath and Body works” products– liquid soap, hand sanitizers (is this really a gift? Come on! It reeks of germs!), and buckets of body lotion. And scented candles are great, but some folks who live alone and fear house fires don’t really appreciate these. They give them away to other friends as soon as they receive them. Then I hit on the idea of bar soap. It is one of those gifts I don’t buy for myself, but love buying for friends. Besides the usual places you would buy them, also check in organic grocery stores. And they don’t clog up landfills like empty liquid bath soap bottles.