Kicking off the Christmas Stocking Fillers Showcase with two of my favourite Australian businesses: Sailor Mouth Soaps and Jubly Umph. I think the best compliment for a small business is when you choose to shop with them repeatedly, and both Sailor Mouth Soaps and Jubly Umph are businesses I have gone back to time and again, both for my own needs and when shopping for gifts.
First up: Jubly Umph. Direct quote from the webstore as it says almost everything that needs to be said:
Jubly-Umph is a Melbourne artist who paints pictures in watercolours and indian ink creating characters with mysterious eyes and curious occupations.
Her lovely lady heads are instantly recognisable and owning one is like being in a secret club. She is influenced by traditional tattoos, folk art and Victorian sentimental ephemera.
Jubly Umph pieces are made from 45% stainless steel, 45% resin – they’re hypoallergenic and completely waterproof, and they use stainless steel and silver coated stainless steel posts for our stud and dangle earrings.
I own all of these except the skull purse. Which I’d really like to own. HINT HINT.
The pictured items are just a fraction of the collection I’ve accumulated over the last year (minus the delightful skull purse, which I don’t yet own but would really, really like to own, hint hint, nudge nudge). They’re the sorts of items that people will comment on because they’re unique, eye catching, and beautiful quality. Postage is super speedy (everything I’ve ever ordered has arrived the next day – items are sent from Daylesford Victoria, and I’m in Melbourne, so it’s generally less than 24 hour turnaround!). And one of the best parts about turning to Jubly Umph for your Christmas stocking filler needs is that you can choose between a pouch or gift tin for packaging, and with most pieces you can opt to ‘upgrade’ to a matching set (earrings and necklace), or even choose a handbag to match a brooch!
Next: Sailor Mouth Soaps. The only soaps I use at home come from Sailor Mouth Soaps. Why? Simple: they’re cute, they smell amazing, they’re gentle on my skin, and they support ethical business practices.
A few of my favourite things …
From the shop site:
I don’t believe in using animal products, animal derived ingredients or animal testing so all of my soap are vegan and cruelty free.
Sailor Mouth Soaps is fully accredited with Choose Cruelty Free, Australia’s cruelty free regulator as well as the international group, PETA.
Cute and good for the environment! Bonus points: despite the name, you can also shop for lip balms, perfumes and home fragrances!
Just the right size to stuff into a stocking, and with the huge range there’s definitely something for everyone. As much as I love the range of colourful novelty soaps (they’re also fantastic for convincing bath-wary children to get into the tub! My son loves the dinosaurs and jolly roger soaps!), I’m actually a huge fan of the chocolate and oatmeal face soap (I have sensitive skin on my face and this is beautiful on it!) and the exfoliating raspberry and vanilla sugar soap. They smell divine and work wonders on the skin, promise!