15 Tropical Christmas Gift Ideas

Yep, ‘tis the season and all that! This year (and always) we’re sacking off the tacky Christmas jumpers and plastic rubbish no one wants and our Christmas wish list is turning totally tropical. 

This Christmas more than ever it’s vital that we think about shopping independent, ethical and small so, from our home town Bristol all the way to Ghana, this round up features all of our favourite independent online shops. Send this list straight to Santa because it’s got all the tropical Christmas gift inspo you could ever need!

Tropical Christmas Gift inspiration1. GANGSTER WRAPS - Earrings made in Bristol

Recognise the fabrics on some of these epic hoops by Gangster Wraps? That’s because they’re made using our offcuts! Recycled and rad!

2. ASHANTI EMPRESS - Shirts made in Ghana

A great Christmas present for any man in your life, our shirt selection come in a wide range of African prints.

3, AFRISOCKS - Socks from Ghana

Gorgeous quality socks in bright and colourful traditional Kente prints from Afrisocks… The perfect Christmas gift, you can never have too many pairs!

4. ASHANTI EMPRESS - African Print Drawstring Bag from Ghana

Made by Kweku and Sabina in Ghana our African Print Bag selection has got plenty of colourful options for under the Christmas tree.  

5. THAT THING - Bristol

No boring baubles here, get that Christmas tree popping with some of That Thing’s tropical baubles. We love the red chilli and the banana bauble

6. Jackfruit Clothing - Clothing company based in Bristol

Jackfruit love prints almost as much as we do, their wares are ethically created in India and this waistcoat is sure to bring some festive cheer. 

7. Oak & Reed - Plants from Bristol 

Why not swap your old Christmas tree out for a Monstera!? Or just get your loved one a leafy friend? Oak & Reed have a huge selection of house plants in their new Bristol shop and online.

8. Ashanti Empress - Wire Head wraps Made in Ghana

Add a little colour to any outfit with our recycled African print head wraps

Tropical gift ideaas9. DIY Supermarket - Online marketplace in Bristol

Art is always a thoughtful gift and The DIY Supermarket is the place to go for prints and gifts from a whole range of UK based independent artists, we love this Boabab Tree print by Jessie McGuiness.

10. Global Mama’s - Gifts, clothing & Accessories created in Ghana.  

Give the gift of self care with this gorgeous unrefined Shea Soap bar by Global Mamas, a shop dedicated to creating prosperity for African women and their families. What’s not to love?  

11. Ashanti Empress - Purses made in Ghana

Keep those coins a’counting with one of our zippable African print purses, the perfect stocking filler. 

12. Dakota Rae Dust - Earrings made in Bristol

Dakota Rae Dust’s iconic statement earrings will brighten up any Christmas shindig. 

13. Petie Sahel - Customised Sneakers made in Ghana

We’ve got a selection of these amazing customised trainers on our site but if you want to pick a specific style out for yourself just drop us a message at hello@ashantiempress.com to discuss custom orders for a very thoughtful gift.

14. THE BASKET ROOM - Handmade in Ghana

Support traditional Ghanain handicraft and crafts people by shopping these beautiful and bright hand weaved baskets

15. Ashanti Empress - Hats

Another great gift idea, get ahead with our hat selection, from caps to bucket hats we’ve got it all!


Want your tropical presents Gift Wrapped?

For that special festive touch we offer a beautiful gift wrapping service for just £3 using recycled paper and fabrics. Just add the service to your basket along with the gifts and our Christmas elves will take care of it so your gifts are beautifully prepped and ready to go under the tree straight away!

Gift wrapping service

Get it in time for Christmas!

We want to make sure that your presents come before the big day so please make sure to order by these deadlines if you’re purchasing any gifts. 

Fri 18th Dec - UK
11th Dec - Standard International - USA
15th Dec - Europe

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