The holidays are here and will soon be gone. Whether you saved your shopping for the last minute, or you’re looking for gifts to give to yourself or someone else beyond the holidays, these are a few of the many treasures from across the African diaspora we found at our from our 2021 marketplace that we’d love to share with you.
Seasonings and Ready to bake items from African Lady Foods
Owned by a dynamic duo, Joaquim, a chemist and Tanae, accountant and inspired by the flavors of Liberia, West Africa, this brand sells seasoned salts, premixed dry ingredients for banana bread and short bread as well as some pepper sauces that are sure to spice up every meal. They are having a holiday sale right now that will continue until the end of the year.
Pepper Sauce from Gitts Bajan Pepper Sauce
Caribbean food always seems to have a secret ingredient that makes the foods irresistible and the secret to Bajan food might be its spice. This recipe foe Gitts Bajan Pepper Sauce was brought from Barbados to the United States in 1916 by Josephine, a family matriarch. Josephine’s granddaughter has decided to share this recipe with the world through her business. Gitts Bajan Pepper Sauce works best as a marinade to make anything burst with flavor.
Fruit Bowls from Sweet Bowls LLC
Everyone has goals to become the best version of themselves as the new year approaches. Let Sweet Bowls LLC help you stay on track. These freshly hand-picked fruits can be made into a fruit bowl for you to share as a gift to a friend or to enjoy yourself. In addition, they blend health-conscious smoothies that are perfect for those on a weight loss journey or who simply want to be healthier.
Art Pieces from All of Africa
These beautiful art pieces, masks, and statues alike from all of Africa will give your home an Afrocentric flare. Brand owner, Adobi’s goal is to connect the African diaspora through the pieces she’s collected from all over Africa.
Table Runners from Adepa Legacy Collection
Owned by two sisters from Ghana, these table runners made from African print will add color and a festive jolt to your dinner table. Check out this brand for self-care items like the African chew stick and the African exfoliant sponge in addition.
Statement Pieces from Farafinna Boutique
Handcrafted with intricate details, this jaw dropping jewelry pieces from the Masai of Kenya, Fulani people of Nigeria and Akan people of Ghana will add just the right touch to your outfit for every occasion.
Boho Chic pieces from House of Suna
Nothing says bohemian like ear cuffs, anklets, nose cuffs, brass rings, arm band and such. House of Suna is just the stop for jewelry that will add a final touch to your boho look. Owner, Susie, specializes in cowrie shell jewelry used to make African jewelry. Susie makes these with love and attention and will likely custom make one for you if you let her know.
Trim your waist with My Waist Beads
The secrets of African femininity are being offered to the world through waist beads. Adorned with gems of healing, waist beads help to balance mood and they help to regulate a woman’s weight. You’ve seen them all over Instagram and now it’s your time to try them. Bead creator, Malon will custom make one just for you when you contact her with your measurements.