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!
1. 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
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.
9. DIY Supermarket - Online marketplace in Bristol
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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