South African Handmade Soaps by Rain, Available at James in Bedford Hills, NY

Do good, smell good. Imported from South Africa, these artistically designed handmade soaps have natural plant scents and come in organic shapes, like seed pods and flowers. The company, Rain, employs local people, providing work opportunities and skills training in areas of high unemployment. Prices start at $5; large gift box, $50 at James (21 Babbitt Rd, Bedford Hills, 914-514-8981).