At this time of year, there are lots of present guides about. Gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for travellers, gifts for bloggers… you name it! Even so I wanted to place with each other one thing a tiny distinctive. An African themed present guide for persons who appreciate Africa and Africa travel, like me!
These days, when persons ask me what I want for Christmas or birthdays, I ordinarily ask for one thing sensible, one thing that I have to have, rather that I want, one thing I can use on the road, as at the moment, that is exactly where I commit the majority of my time.
Even so, when I’m house (as I am appropriate now) I do appreciate possessing issues about me that remind me of Africa and each now and once again, it is good to give (and acquire) gifts that you can hold. So I place with each other this list to support you choose out the excellent present for the Africa lover in your life!
I hope it aids!
I totally appreciate these silver Africa necklaces and if you appear closely, you will see that I’m wearing 1 in a lot of my photos. I picked mine up from a craft market place in Cape Town, on the other hand you can uncover actually related ones here and here.
They’re such beautiful presents and I put on mine each day.
Toto’s ‘Africa’. You either appreciate this song or you hate it, but I reckon most persons who’ve been to Africa appreciate it. Me integrated. So I assume this framed image of the Toto Africa lyrics is a fantastic present! They make them in tons of distinctive colours also.
Sing it with me… “I bless the rains down in Africaaaaaaaaaaa”.
We all have to have a calendar, possibly not if you are travelling (bit difficult to cart about), but if you are counting down the days till your subsequent trip, or just want a good touch of Africa in your home then I assume this African Safari Calendar is actually cute.
I appreciate Lonely Planet guides and typically use them when I’m arranging a trip to a new location.
Even so, I would say that their extra distinct guides are a great deal improved than the extra generic ones. So for instance, the Lonely Planet East Africa is improved than the Lonely Planet Africa, which is incredibly generalised. And it is normally improved to get the newest version also.
They also have lots of coffee table/inspirational books which make fantastic gifts also.
Want to give your loved 1 to the adventure of a lifetime? Why not treat them to a voucher for the Rock My Adventure trip of their option! We at the moment run tours in Morocco, Malawi, Kenya, Tanzania, Sierra leone, Namibia, Uganda, rwanda, DRC, South Africa, eSwatini and Mozambique.
For these of you who do not know, Rock My Adventure is a smaller group Africa tour organization for solo travellers, began by me (study extra about us right here) and vouchers can be bought in several amounts and place towards any of the Rock My Adventure tours.
Make contact with me for particulars!
I assume that this personalised Kilimanjaro print would make an remarkable present for a loved 1 and if they’ve climbed it you can even personalise the print with their name, route and date! I would appreciate this (fyi, I summited by means of the Machame Route on 21st July 2009).
You can also get a non-personalised version also.
If you hadn’t figured it out currently, I appreciate rainbows and I appreciate animals, so these vibrant and pretty zebra coasters from Etsy are appropriate up my street!
I appreciate these Save the Chubby Unicorns t-shirts. I have 1 myself! they’re the excellent t-shirt for taking to Africa and appear cute styled with a good pair of jeans or jean shorts and pumps. There are a handful of distinctive versions but I this faded style one the greatest.
I appreciate all issues National Geographic so I assume this gorgeous book, National Geographic Africa – About the Planet in 125 Years, which includes a lot of of the greatest Nat Geo pictures of Africa) and is a fantastic present for everyone who loves Africa and nature.
If your loved 1 is the crafty kind, I appreciate this colourful Serengeti print fabric which would be fantastic for quilting, generating bags or possibly even framing to make a good wall piece. I just believed it was actually fairly and cute!
Like, Life and Elephants: A African Like Story is 1 of my FAVOURITE books.
It is the extraordinary correct story of the life of Dame Daphne Sheldrick and her husband David, a warden of Tsavo National Park. They have been (and nevertheless are) instrumental in guarding the elephants of Kenya. A fantastic study that created me cry a quantity of occasions!
For extra recommendations, study this post which has lots of fantastic Africa books listed.
You can foster a child elephant at the David Sheldrick Wildlife trust, the organisation began by Dame Daphne Sheldrick!
They do fantastic function in Kenya and this would be a fantastic present for a youngster to teach them about conservation and caring for our wildlife. Sponsors acquire a watercolour painted by Angela Sheldrick and are also capable to pay a visit to outdoors of the usualy going to hours and hence away from the crowds.
One more notion is to sponsor by means of the fantastic Born Absolutely free Foundation who operate all more than Africa.
If your loved 1 is heading to Tanzania, why not give them a tiny head commence by finding them a Swahili phrasebook.
I had this book the very first time I went to Africa, and spent component of the three-day journey from Zambia to Tanzania teaching myself Swahili and practicing on everyone who would listen to me. It actually helped!
Swahili is largely spoken in Tanzania, but also in Kenya, components of the DRC and Uganda.
The sundowner drink to rule them all. When you go for sundowners (sunset drinks – typically on safari or at a fairly viewpoint) in Africa, there is 1 drink that stands out above the rest and that is Amarula.
It is a bit like Bailey’s but improved. Also incredibly good added to a shot of espresso to make an Amarula coffee. I normally have a couple of bottles of this in for Christmas!
You can even get it in chocolate bar kind and Amarula Vanilla Spice
While travelling about Africa, you will get to attempt all sorts of wonderful distinctive foods, from scrumptious curries to wonderful stews and beautiful sweet treats, so I normally assume it is good to be capable to cook these dishes at house also, so an African cookbook is best!
Gin is super trendy these days, so if you have a gin lover in your life, you could get them this beautiful Whitley Neill English gin that was inspired by South Africa and makes use of South African components.
For one thing a bit distinctive, attempt mixing your gin with ginger ale rather of tonic. Or for one thing stronger and incredibly ‘African’, mix it with a Stoney Tangawezi (if you can uncover 1) and the Africa memories will come flooding back.
I appreciate these African print cushions to brighten up a area. I have 1 of these at house from the similar designer. Mine is related, but created from slightly distinctive fabrics, but incredibly related colours to what you see right here.
Ok, so this is a bit of a jokey stocking filler, but everyone who’s been to Southern Africa knows the beauty of Mrs H.S. Balls Chutney, so would appreciate finding a good bottle of the great stuff.
And, I’ve just observed that you can get the Simba crisps on line too… uh oh!
One more calendar, but I totally appreciate the National Geographic Africa Calendars. They’re super handy, actually gorgeous and just have the most wonderful pictures to remind you of Africa.
One more fantastic present is to make personalised present. I Like this mug that my pal Siobhan gave me from Photobox. On it is a image of me and our buddies Moses and Kate in Africa in 2009. I’ve had this mug for years now and nevertheless use it each day.
I’ve created loads of these for my buddies also! They also have a ton of other item you can personalise also, like photo books, calendars (yes, extra calendars), t-shirts, wall art, coasters, cushions… you name it.
A actually beautiful notion would be to get a wicker-kind hamper or a cardboard kind box and cover it in kitenge fabric and make up a personalised Africa hamper with a handful of distinctive African-themed things in it.
Just make confident to get this final so it fits anything in!
And a bonus one…
If you want to get one thing extra sensible for your loved 1, one thing they can essentially use while in Africa, take a appear at my Africa Packing List. It is super extensive and fairly a great deal lists each single point you could have to have for an Africa backpacking trip.
I hope that aids you uncover the excellent present for the Africa lover in your life! If you have any other recommendations, really feel no cost to add them in the comments beneath!
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