Holiday Gift Guide

TRENDY HOLIDAY GIFTS: THE PERFECT GIFTS FOR YOUR LOVED ONES

Sifting through trendy holiday gifts to find the perfect one can be overwhelming.The endless information can make it challenging to select thoughtful, personal gifts for the people that matter the most. We spoke to tastemakers, from art gallerists to interior designers, about gifts that they recommend for kids, co-workers and men. Here are a few trendy holiday gifts that are sure to be treasured for years to come.

TRENDY HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR KIDS

Co-founder and Director of Addis Fine Art Rakeb Sile suggests gifting kids these adorable crochet dolls handmade in South Africa. They are the perfect addition to playdates and can also keep your little ones company while they are away from their friends. Made in South Africa using 100% cotton, these dolls are created for your child’s safety with crocheted eyes and no harmful chemicals.

If you are looking for something to liven up your child’s nursery room, opt for this Sidai 7 Stick Hanging Mobile. Crafted from wood sticks and glass beads, this beautiful mobile borrows from traditional Maasai beading techniques. It is guaranteed to mesmerize your young ones while adding a touch of minimalism to their room.

TRENDY HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR HIM

The men in your life will love these Chinhoyi Spaghetti Bowls by Mutapo. Described by Rakeb as “elegant,” these swirling bowls are delicately moulded, glazed and decorated by hand. Each bowl is inspired by traditional basket weaving and will make meals picture-worthy.  

 

If he moved into a new home this year or is redoing his place, this small Ula Table lamp is a wonderful gift. The perforated design and geometric shade will complement any space with modern design. Handmade in Morocco using locally sourced metal, the table lamp stands on a strong walnut base.

TRENDY CORPORATE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAY

Show gratitude to your workmates and those that keep business running with this Ethiopian Alem Cotton Napkin set. The interlocking warp and weft technique used to create these napkins makes them quite durable. These napkins are versatile and can also be used as table place mats.

 

For that special colleague that always goes out of their way, pair the napkin set with one of these Binga serving platters. The hand-glazed pattern is inspired by the African tradition of basket weaving. This platter is available in two sizes to accommodate a variety of dishes.

 

Handwoven baskets are great for storing small items on office desks. Principal designer, founder and CEO of NJA Interiors, Naïka Andre recommends these Tintsaba sisal baskets from Swaziland. “They are my absolute favorite item from the 54Kibo collection and make great table centerpieces,” she says.

Feeling stuck? Overwhelmed with gift selection? Use our guide to help you select the perfect gift.