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Gift Spotlight: Mother's Day

A thoughtful gift has the power to create memories that will last a lifetime. Tailoring a gift for Mom's interests will show her how much you care. Here are some unique gift ideas curated from our collections at Africa Direct.

Mother's Day is Sunday, May 12


Authentic Nupe Bowls

Add a hand-crafted African touch to her kitchen with our Nupe Wood Bowl from Nigeria. This beautifully crafted bowl is not only a functional dish, but also a unique décor piece. Hand-carved and rich in history, it's perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of culture to their home.

Collectible Beads and Jewelry

Whether she's a collector, a jewelry enthusiast, or someone seeking unique décor elements, our bead collections offer all possibilities. Each bead is not just an accessory, but a piece of history and a symbol of the intricate connections that have shaped the continent.

Shona Stone Giraffe Bookends

These sculptures, crafted from stones like serpentine and soapstone using simple hand tools, showcase a unique blend of traditional African styles and modernist influences. A perfect gift for the booklover in your life. We also carry a broad variety of unique books to accompany these lovely bookends.

Wooden Hand-Carved Spoon Set

Made throughout eastern Africa where renewable and sustainable deciduous tree resources are plentiful. Being finely crafted by hand from natural materials, no two sets of spoons, however similar, are identical. Pair with a set of 4 Zulu Handwoven Coasters or our contemporary Hand-Carved Salt and Pepper Shakers


Kuba Raffia Textile

Among the most sought-after Kuba textiles are the raffia squares, meticulously woven from the fibers of the raffia palm tree. These make wonderful wall displays or can be used for crafting projects like upholstering pillows.

From kitchen décor, to handwoven textiles, there is still plenty of time to find the perfect gift for ANY kind of Mother. With our 1-business-day turn-around time for shipping, your special gift will arrive just in time to surprise the important women in your life.

Explore the website to shop our complete collection of giftable art.