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50 Days of Holiday Gifts: The Handmade Soap

Full Moon Milk’s Bike Mechanic soap smells a lot better than you might think—it’s woodsy, which is exactly what a lot of dudes are going for. The chunky cubes are made on a farm near Bloomington with milk from the owner’s cows and herbs from the garden. The soap also contains raw egg shells, red clay, several moisturizing natural oils and butters, and scents of cedar and patchouli (of course). Perfect for any guy who’s way into his bike. (Hint: He’s still riding it, this time of year.) $5 on Etsy.

Follow our 50 Days of Holiday Gifts Guide for daily ideas, all available in local shops.
Day 1: The Sweater
Day 2: The Bar Essential 
Day 3: The Retro Antique
Day 4: The DIY Option
Day 5: The Steak Knife
Day 6: The Scarf
Day 7: The Beer Gear
Day 8: The Colts Bling
Day 9: The Butler Hat
Day 10: The Humor Book
Complete list

Fernandez began writing for Indianapolis Monthly in 1995 while studying journalism at Indiana University. One of her freelance assignments required her to join a women's full-tackle football team for a season. She joined the staff in 2005 to edit IM's ancillary publications, including Indianapolis Monthly Home. In 2011, she became a senior editor responsible for the Circle City section as well as coverage of shopping, homes, and design-related topics. Now the director of editorial operations, she lives in Garfield Park.