Sweet Bubble Soap Café

Where: Town Square, 6639 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Suite B129, 778-5545; 147 S. Water Street, 272-1337.

Go there if … you love sweet-smelling soaps and luscious skin-healthy treats or you’re after the perfect assortment of fun gifts for a baby shower or upcoming birthday party.

The details: Starting as an experiment more than 10 years ago, while trying to make a soap fit for a man, a sister trio (Susan Johnson, Debbie Moyer and Mary Romero) discovered that not only could they make their desired soap and make it well, they could have a good time with it, too … and so Sweet Bubble Soap Café was born. Easily mistaken for a bustling Italian bakery, the authentic deli-themed store is filled with handmade, edible-looking cupcakes, cookies and cake slices. Favorable fragrances such as Lemongrass, Marrakesh Amber, Vanilla Sandalwood and Irish Tweed infuse a collection of the most aromatic soap bars. Our favorites are the individually handmade cupcakes—they are a must for party favors!

Don’t leave the store without … The Butter Bath Balls in scents such as Citrus Sorbet and Plum Sexy—pick your own personal collection of six for $15; the Sugar & Shea body scrub ($19) and the decorative mini cupcake soaps for $5.50 (small).

Need something special? … Ask for a bespoke gift basket/box, handpicking all of your favorite pieces to create a unique treat for the soap lover.