With Christmas fast approaching, finding suitable presents can be tricky – especially if you are shopping for someone who seems to have anyone. That challenge is also true all year round when it comes to things like birthday parties and finding good thank you gifts. Personally, I tend to look for something that is a little bit unusual, something that will make people smile.
This collection of products really is just that. All of the items in the list are sold by Etsy store owners and they are soaps that have been inspired in some way by food.
In some cases, that inspiration is subtle, like the color and the scent of the soap. But, many of the soaps are much more distinctive than that. Some of them look exactly like the food they are mimicking, including bacon, eggs, donuts and cookies.
Take a look and you'll see what I mean. Just be careful what you do with them, some of the soaps look so good that someone might actually try to take a bite.
Chocolate Chip Soap Cookies
These chocolate chip cookies are pretty fun and they might even trick a few people.
Carrot Cake Goats Milk Soap
With this soap, the food is in the flavor, which uses a spice blend to resemble the smell of carrot cake – frosting included.
Bacon Soap – A Cool Gift
It's pretty obvious that this one is soap, but enclosing bacon-like soap in a clear soap is a pretty nifty trick.
Hot Cocoa Soap Bar
Even when they're not in a cup, this hot cocoa soap looks absolutely perfect.
Colorful Pizza Soap
This soap is modeled off the emoji, so it would be perfect for anyone who spends a bit too much time on social media or on their phones.
Caramel Popcorn Soap
Here's another example where it is all about the smell. As the name suggests, this soap smells like buttered caramel popcorn – yum.
Chocolate Fudge Soap
I love the smell of chocolate and this soap also has the advantage of looking somewhat like fudge.
Chocolate Bunny Soap
This is a fun soap, but be careful with it around kids, because it really does look like it's made of chocolate.
Fresh Baked Bread Soap
Bread is an unusual flavor for soap, but this shop owner pulls it off by using specific fragrance oil (I didn't even know that existed!).
Strawberry Jam Toast Soap
The texture on this soap is really clever, because the soap actually does look like jam on toast.
Apple Butter Caramel Soap
This soap doesn't look exactly like food, but it is still pretty clear that the creator is focusing on a spiced scent.
Neapolitan Soap Popsicle
This one would be perfect as soap for kids – as long as you tell them that it's soap.
Black Raspberry Vanilla Soap
The flavors of raspberries and vanilla always work so well together, and this soap looks like it would be a perfect option for a gift (or to treat yourself).
Giant Hershey's Chocolate Soap
I keep thinking that this soap would be great for chocolate lovers, especially as the creator lets you pick the color and flavor that you want.
Cinnamon Bun Soaps
These soaps manage to look more like cinnamon buns than many actual cinnamon buns that I've seen – which is pretty impressive really.
French Macaroon Cookie Soap
These cookie soaps do look pretty cool. They also seem like a perfect size and shape to actually use as soap.
The texture of this soap looks a bit different than most other items on this list, but that's not a bad thing. The finished product does look pretty amazing.
Pumpkin Tart Bar
These soaps kind of remind me of handmade chocolates and that elegance makes them a perfect gift option.
Sugared Gingerbread Soap Bar
This soap is perfect for the holiday season and the colder weather, and it has the distinct advantage of looking great too.
Chocolate Bar Soaps
Here's another option for chocolate lovers, although you might have to break the bar up to use it.
Apricot Delight Soap Bar
Apricot has a pretty refreshing scent, which does make it a good choice for soap – and the bar itself looks like a slice of cake, which is also pretty cool.
Cherry Crumble Soap
In an interesting twist, this soap actually uses some food ingredients, but it is still a safe and very appealing type of soap.
Peppermint Mochaccino Soap
Peppermint, chocolate and coffee, what's not to love?
Tropical Guava Soap
This soap is clever, and I love the way that it looks like an actual piece of fruit.
Viennese Coffee Soap Cake
I don't actually know what Viennese coffee cake looks like, but that doesn't stop this particular soap from looking refined and appealing.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Soap
Here's another example of a chocolate chip cookie soap – and it really does look like something that you can eat (don't though).
Mini Lemon Donuts
The sprinkles on these mini soaps are perfect for making them look that much more realistic.
Green Frosted Mini Cupcake Soap
These cupcakes are seriously realistic. I can only imagine how much time went into perfecting the style.
Chocolate Raspberry Soap Loaf
The colors and flavors of this soap work very well, and I imagine that this is a product that many people would find appealing.
Krispy Rice Bar Soap
Soaps like this one make me laugh, because they're just that little bit silly. That's a good thing though.
Salted Caramel Brownie Soap
This piece really does look like a little brownie and the flavor only adds to that effect.
Lemon Poppyseed Soap
The poppy seeds on this soap make it a good exfoliant, while the overall smell would be very appealing.
Dill Pickle Soap
The bright green makes these pickles a bit cartoony, but that's not a bad thing, because they're a fun type of soap and the size is useful.
Glazed Donut Soap
This is another soap that does look quite real – and it would probably shock some people to find that you keep a donut in the shower.
Burnt Sugar Scented Soap
Burnt sugar is an interesting flavor, because it shouldn't smell appealing, but it really does and it is a good scent for a shower product.
Pumpkin Spice Shea Butter Soap
It is pumpkin spice season, so this soap is a natural choice.
Lemon Meringue Pie Soap
This dessert-inspired soap is really a bit of fun and the scent is one that many people would enjoy.
Iced Cinnamon Bun Rolls
One good thing about soaps like these is that you aren't eating them – so you can get the scent without worrying about your waistline.
Strawberry Cheesecake Soap Bar
With three layers, this soap is cleverly made and even acts as an exfoliant, so the creator has thought about scent, appearance and functionality.
Chocolate Candy Soap
This is a really fun idea for soap and it would be kind of cool in a guest bathroom or something like that.
Chocolate Cookie Soap
These cookies look pretty realistic, although I'm not sure you should keep them next to milk, just in case.
Banana Cream Pie Cake Soap
My favorite thing about the soap is that the top of it looks so much like a banana cream pie. This is one soap that would smell exactly like you expect it to.
Mac and Cheese Soap
I keep thinking that this would be a fun soap for children. The texture might also help with scrubbing.
The smell of coffee tends to get people energized, particularly first thing in the morning. Getting that smell while you are showering – perfect.
I love the way these soaps really do look like pickles. Just make sure you keep them out of the kitchen, or there might be some mix ups.
Gingerbread Cookie Soaps
This soap might look pretty simple, but it's the gingerbread flavors that really make it stand out.
This soap is a fun option for a gag gift or a stocking filler, especially if you know someone who really loves bacon.
Fried Egg Soap
This soap is pure novelty, but you have to admit it's pretty cool – and it pairs well with the bacon above.
This soap does actually use carrot juice and puree as ingredients, which means that the color you see is natural rather than artificial.
I do love how realistic this banana soap is and it would probably give someone a surprise in the shower.
Sprinkle Cupcake Soaps
This final entry is the second cupcake soap on the list, but they do look great, don't they?