This was first posted by Stepahnie Lynn at UnderTheTableAndDreaming, at this link, as a Mother's Day gift. But depending on the colors you use, there is no reason these would not be great gifts for men, women, and children.
Her tutorial offers good photos and excellent step-by-step details. I figure you could make these anywhere from tiny little meatball sizes to snowball sizes. It would depend on who you are giving them to.
She even offers tips on whether to buy pre-colored soap or to add color. She also explains which products you can add to vary the balls.
NOTE: With time so short, be sure to allow one day for their complete drying!
For other projects in my series, just look along the right sidebar for the label "Christmas Gift Projects." I hope to post only tips that do not require knitting, crocheting, machine sewing, tatting, embroidery, or any other skilled technique.
If you are feeling too crushed for time to make your own gifts this season, check my Etsy shop for items for your gift list.