Shared Trade's Holiday Gift Guide

by Abi Hewitt November 18, 2014

November is already upon us, which means it’s time to begin thinking about holiday shopping. If you are worried about crowded stores, crazy traffic, and this busy time of year, look no further. Using this guide, you can find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and never have to leave the house.

For Your Best Girl-Friend

Something fun and practical you can give your best friend is a colorful clutch for your next girls’ night out. The Zavadi Clutch comes in yellow and blue designs. Sewn by women at MamAfrica, the proceeds from these clutches help women in the Democratic Republic of Congo receive healing arts, education and economic opportunity.  

For Your Sister

If you have a tech-savy sister, or any member of the family, the perfect gift is an accessory for her favorite technology item. ABAN has a number of options for you, including the Abigail iPad Case. Not only does this case keep iPads safe and stylish, but it was made from 12 recycled water sachets from the streets of Ghana. This case is colorful, fun, eco-friendly, and functional.  

For Your Mom

If your mom can’t start her day without a perfectly brewed cup of tea, then she will love Thistle Farms’ unique tea kit. Featuring four kinds of tea, grown and packaged from four different locations across the globe, this kit is a tea collector’s delight. Your tea comes wrapped in a handmade satchel, and each kits also contains honey sticks, a spoon, paper strainers, and a Thistle Farms tumbler.

For Your Girlfriend or Spouse

If you are searching for the perfect gift for a special someone in your life, we suggest that you check out our Unity Necklace, made by women at the Akola Project. This elegant piece features six strands of handcast Ethiopian beas with semi-precious stones. This piece is the perfect accessory for any occasion, including the next date night.


For Your Boss

Looking for a special but appropriate gift for your boss this year? Check out these serviettes from Galeria dos Sonhos. Made authentically with African wax fabric, these beautiful napkins will be sure to impress everyone at the office holiday party, or any occasion. These dinner napkins were made by survivors of trafficking and poverty in Mozambique.   

A Treat for You

While it is easy to forget during the holidays, we all deserve to give a little love to ourselves. To give yourself a perfectly-sized indulgence, we suggest that you check out MamAfrica’s Ratsa Clutch. The fun design and bright colors on this bag will make any outfit pop, whether you bring it on a shopping trip or a night on the town.

 In this upcoming season of parties, shopping, and general business, we at Shared Trade hope you take some time to cherish the important people in your life. We are so thankful for the relationships we share with all of our partners because together we can extend love to lives across the globe. 


Abi Hewitt
Abi Hewitt

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