Buying gifts can be time consuming whether it’s Christmas, a birthday or a special occasion. From baby clothes to homeware, here are some African print inspired gift ideas to help you buy the perfect present for that friend that loves all things Ankara and African print.
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(First Published 2019 /-Updated in 2020)
Do you know someone who loves wall art and canvas prints? This beautiful image of a melanin queen may be something you are interested in! Ps. it does not come with a frame if you are based outside the UK but you can always purchase one separately!
Gazelle London is a stationary brand offering African-Inspired stationery & gifts, journals, notebooks and more.
Do you have a friend that loves writing or journaling? These Ankara notebooks are so cute and perfect for those friends who love writing!
These are perfect way to brighten up a dining room or table. Perfect for anyone who loves brightening up their interiors.
Looking for ready made African clothing to wear on a trip or just in general . Grass-fields offer high quality and ethically made African inspired fashion. There are a wide range of outfits that this may be a great gift option for someone.
Onua is a company that seeks to make West Africa accessible to all. They produce Kente mugs, dutch wax coasters, lampshades and cushions all in African print.
Hesey designs is a Nigerian fashion brand that specializes in the designing and production of handcrafted bags, shoes, fashion accessories and more with African materials, such as ankara and kente.
This is not African print but is still African. Do you know someone that loves Jollof? This would be a cute bag to gift someone who is always eating Jollof or just wants the world to know that they love Jollof!
Have a friend who just had a baby? These cute baby products are perfect for any precious baby.
Bonita Ivie Prints is a gifts, stationery and homeware brand that celebrates African culture.
The items below are not exactly presents but accessories to go with your gifts. Below you can find cards, wrapping paper and stationary but they also stock tote bags, mugs and more.
You probably own one of these or know someone who does. This is a perfect present to use during the summer or for those who live in a hot country.
A satin anything is helpful to protect your hair. An ankara print satin bonnet is perfect for those who care a lot about the health of their hair.
Do you have a friend who is always losing their keys or needs to update their key ring? These may just be what they need!
Maybe your friend loves going to the beach and chilling? Maybe you have a friend planning your next summer trip abroad or domestically? This sunhat would be perfect with a pair of sunglasses.
If you have a friend who loves ottoman boxes and storage, this box may just be what you are looking for!
Bespoke Binny is a handmade homeware brand inspired by Africa. This African print hot water bottle is a beautiful addition to any home and looks very snuggly.
Bespoke Binny is a handmade homeware brand inspired by Africa. These snuggly and warm African print blankets are perfect to lounge around at home.
Afrooprints is a brand that creates African print phone cases and laptop covers. If you have a friend who needs a new one or theirs is a bit tattered up this may be for them.
These African print aprons and oven gloves are perfect for any foodie or lover of food!
Know someone who loves their tea or coffee? These African print inspired mugs may be a lovely addition to a friends home.
Have a friend who loves make up or maybe a lot of cosmetics. This may be a perfect gift for them. Pair it with one of their favourite cosmetic brands and you are good to go.
I hope these African print inspired gift ideas have helped you on your way with your gift shopping for family and friends.
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