APiF’s Africa-inspired Holiday Gift Guide

It’s Black Friday and time to think about what kind of Holiday gifts to get for family and friends. To avoid gifting the same old same or dust catchers, give something unique that will be loved and appreciated. Or if you don’t want to buy things for others – just buy something nice for yourself :-). It’s always good to have some inspiration, thus I created this list of beautiful Africa-inspired gift ideas. Check it out below – comment and let me know which one you like best!


The Urban Maasai

Maasai in the city: the Urban Maasai brings you beautiful infinity scarves, handmade  beaded necklaces, bangles, throw overs  and headscarves – all inspired by Maasai culture and fabrics. So if you want to make a bold statement this holiday get the long beaded Shanga necklace with the matching bracelet!  Ooops this is a gift guide – but hey giving gifts to yourself is super important, too. I gave myself the gift of the infinity scarf with a purple print and I feel like a film star whenever wearing it.

Shop here: http://theurbanmaasai.com

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From your MacBook to iPad, give the gift that protects your friends’ precious devices – with the African print sleeves from Kuwala. And besides protection you are giving your devices a stylish make-over, too! All accessories are handmade by women ​from the small community of Hohoe, Ghana. Buy some of these beautiful limited edition sleeves before they are gone.

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Elizabeth In Pearls

Earring always make great gifts – especially unique ones like the African print on wood earrings by Elizabeth in Pearls titled “The Coast”. Her statement pieces can be worn anywhere, by anyone who is ready to express herself in her own way. Ready? Then click below!

Shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ElizabethInPearls

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Nad205 by Nada Kalmoni

Gift yourself or your friends with these handmade necklaces by Nada Kalmoni. This Africa-inspired jewelry is made out of African wax fabric and recycled glass beads. These necklaces are great statement pieces that give any outfit the needed twist and pop.

Shop here:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/nad205

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f: https://www.facebook.com/Nad205/



Teespoon Boutique

All women like bags – if I may make this bold statement. The leather & print fabric mix handbags by Teespoon Boutique are beautiful and the perfect arm candy for any outfit. So if you are still looking for a nice present for a friend, sister, mother… – here you are! Teespoon Boutique designs are one-of-a-kind that celebrate the culture and creativity of Africa. Each piece is handmade by local artisans in Senegal.

Shop here: www.teespoonboutique.com

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Instagram: https://instagram.com/teespoonboutique/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/teespoonboutique/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/teespoonbtq



Origins by Nasozi

Darn, I will never finish my Christmas shopping if I keep on finding things I want to gift to myself.  This Mudcloth Butterfly Chair from Origins by Nasozi is one of these items I can totally see in my living room (hint, hint if any of my friends & family are reading this).

Shop here: http://www.osxnasozi.com/products

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i: https://www.instagram.com/xnasozi/


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