By Peter Jurewicz
Got a significant other, brother/sister, Mom/Dad, grandparent, child, niece/nephew or neighborhood child you’re doing some holiday shopping for this year? Are they super geeky and you simply don’t know what to get them? Well in the next series of posts I’m going to give you non-geeks a heads up on potential gifts ideas for your favorite Star Wars t-shirt wearing individual!
The first thing I’m going to cover is something you probably wouldn’t think of buying for a geek in a thousand years but trust me it’s possibly one of the best ideas ever. Soap! That’s right, soap! But what makes this soap different? It’s geek soap of course! Hand made with all natural ingredients by Kylee Lane, Luxury Lane Soap is “Earth Friendly, Animal Safe and Totally Awesome!”
I first discovered Luxury Lane Soap on twitter (@KyleeLane) a few months ago now and was thrilled to find soaps shaped like Boba Fett’s helmet, the Decepticon logo, and NES and Wii controllers. Knowing my wife Melissa’s love of all natural soaps, shampoos and Roller Derby I bought her the Roller Queen Soap Set while I picked up the I Want To Bathe UFO soap. While Melissa loves a good strong scent for her soaps and shampoos, I prefer something a little more subtle. Luckily, with our picks we both got exactly what we like! I also picked up the glow in the dark DinoGlow T-Rex for my friend Sara, it’s strong citrus smell reminded me of “wake up soaps” designed to get you moving in the morning!
I believe firmly in support “local” and non-chain stores when you can, especially when its something you can enjoy. So to sum it up, here’s what comes on the paper with every delivery. Buying Handmade is Better for People…The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.
Aside from great geeky products, at every turn in ordering you get the personal connection of a local business. Emails letting you know know when to expect shipping (its handmade after all, so it doesn’t ship 5 minutes after the order), multiple ways to get in touch with Kylee in case you have any questions or concerns, and encouragement to share your experiences with her products. You can tell Kylee is a geek that loves what she does and will continue to do so with our support!
Still not convinced? Here’s a few pictures of some of the products offered by Luxury Lane Soap.
Visit LuxuryLaneSoap.com and get your dirty Geek something to come clean with. Follow Kylee on twitter @Kyleelane and see more awesome products as they come out, and how awesome of a geek mom she is! And remember, real men like Boba Fett shower with their helmets on!