I know this is coming late and to be honest, it was kind of like a last minute thing and that’s why I put in “holidays” in the title.
Why did I decide to do this? If you do not know, I’m a huge uh! would I say patriot for African/Nigerian owned businesses, although the affordable ones o! or when I see a mad discount hehe. Most of these gift ideas are for the ladies but guys I got you too.
You know how we have different types of friends? Well that’s the way I’m categorizing this gift guide. Let’s get into it!
The natural skincare fanatic:
These beautiful products are from a Nigerian brand called R&R luxury. The liquid black soap, black soap bar, shea oil and coconut oil have been staples for a year+ now and I’m absolutely still in love. Now if you’re in the united states, you’re in luck because their products are available via isokenenofe.com . They also have candles, home fragrances which they just launched and gift box options.
The bag lady:
Sigh! This is the cutest handbag ever ok??? Maknisy is the brand and no this is not sponsored so the hype is reaaaaalll!!!! They have a variety of really cute bags and I’ll probably get some to gift people.
This umbrella print Ankara satchel bag is sturdy, stylish and very roomy inside (maybe a separate post for this bag specifically?). Nigerian brands are not playing guys! These bags come in various sizes and I think there’s currently a discount sale on the site, so check then out here. P.s. they also deliver to the U.S. and have the best customer service.
The African, Proud & not afraid to flaunt it pal:
I was scrolling through my Instagram feed as usual when I came across a tee that said “Naija no dey carry last” (if you know, you know!) and as a sharp geh, I had to find where to get it. The search led me to the Okayafricashop page. They have a variety of sweatshirts, tees and hats, so check them out and purchase here.
The Afro-licious artsy enigma:
I don’t know about you guys but I love theses brooches and what better way is there to start the new year without a black girl magic 2018 calendar????
These items are creations fro a Nigerian makeup artist based in NYC and she goes by the name/brand Moshoodat. To me the calendars are a steal because you practically get art for freeee!!! Go grab one for you and all the black magic girls out there now.
These are a few things I believe are worth gifting and definitely won’t put a hole in your pocket. Of course there are other brands but these are products which I purchased and trusted to share. Hopefully I’ll have this updated soon.
“Every gift which is given, even though it be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” – Pindar