Ask any mom and she’ll likely tell you that a homemade gift is the best present. Whether it’s an involved work of art or a simple hand-lettered card, there’s just nothing like hand made to warm the cockles of a mother’s heart. So if you’ve put off getting something for mum, take heart, we’re here to help. All mothers like nice-smelling, pretty things, right? Well here’s a gift you can make that’s sure to bring a beaming smile to her lips. And it’s fast and easy, to boot. Never made soap before? Not a problem, you can pick up everything you need with one quick stop at your local craft store. For more projects like this one, check out Soapmaking the Natural Way: 45 Melt-and-Pour Recipes Using Herbs, Flowers & Essential Oils (on bookseller’s shelves in August).