We mentioned earlier that the festive season is sneaking up on everyone. You don’t have much time to purchase your gifts! Why not make your list, check it twice, and start shopping while on holiday? Buying a gift for someone while you are on vacation tells them you care and that you thought about them while you were away; taking time out of your vacation to buy them a gift.
That’s what gifts are all about; an acknowledgement of care and love. Here are our ‘Top Ten Gift Ideas’ that will enrich the heart of the receiver.
1) Camel milk chocolate
A true home-grown delicacy in Dubai. Camel shaped chocolates are perfect quirky souvenirs. Chocolates are divine gifts! You can purchase them alone or in trays with dried fruit, nuts, nougat, fudge, coconut ice and biltong. The variety of hampers available are convenient as a uniquely presented gift.
2) Got the t-shirt
In Florida Walt Disney World memorabilia is available in abundance to commemorate your trip to Walt Disney World. We like the ‘I Heart NY’ T-shirt which is a quintessential New York souvenir. New York is famous for plentiful shopping and dining, although nothing says New York quite like a classic that you can find nearly anywhere in the city.
3) African Jewellery
Maasai Beads is one of our favourite souvenirs in Kenya. Jewellery made of beads is unique to the Maasai culture. They are colourful and represent love and beauty.
4) A protea pendant
Africa-shaped pendants made from recycled flattened protea flowers set in sterling silver is a great way of keeping the protea alive. You might event want to consider a wrist watch made with a pleasing style about the country you are visiting. A watch is always a swanky stylish gift!
5) A traditional gift
This is sure to be appreciated; taking a piece of the destination like a beautiful bottle of sand from your favourite beach. Another hit gift is a home-made article like a hat or blanket made only by locals in the country.
6) A pleasant scent
Perfumes, fragrances or aroma compounds are always memorable gifts be it for a person or their home. The agreeable scent is usually treasured for as long as possible.
7) A time to remember
You might even want to consider a wrist watch made with a pleasing style about the country you are visiting. A watch is always a swanky stylish gift!
8) Comfort is a blessing!
Bring new meaning to the word slippers. After a long hard day everyone loves to slip into their favourite slippers. A perfect gift can be comfortable pair of country personalized slippers for men and women. Soft styles for comfort are available at markets in most countries. You could even have them branded with the recipient’s name on.
9) Traditional ceremonial artefacts
These artefacts from Durban make a perfect souvenir. They work beautifully across multiple décors and signify the Ubuntu spirit of the South African people.
10) A Kiondo (or Handbag)
A beautiful handbag hand-woven by the local tribes of Kenya. You can choose from various colours and sizes. The bags are long-lasting and light in weight which makes them easy to carry.
In fact, a handbag from any country is a helpful and fashionable gift, every woman loves a new handbag to carry her accessories.
We hope our ideas will help you in some way to spoil your loved ones. Enjoy your shopping and travels!