But don’t worry dear friends, here is African Leather & skins’ guide to the perfect gift for every occasion:
- Wedding gifts & housewarming gifts
A statement nguni piece – Taking inspiration from the incredible Zulu culture, where a bride wears an isidwaba (a skirt made from cow skin) on her wedding day, why not make that a permanent statement piece in their new home. Nguni skins can be used as a rug or ornamental ottoman. These pieces are like finger prints, artworks that will bring an exceptional flair to their new home.
A leather product - The third wedding anniversary is often when a couple is aware of the durability of their relationship. For this reason, leather is the traditional gift to offer. As a material, leather is durable, warm, strong, flexible, and has a sense of resiliency to it. Show your partner just how much you appreciate them with a leather bag, wallet, belt or accessory. But hey, rules are not for all. We would suggest leather products for ALL anniversaries.
- Milestones adult birthdays
Zebra skins – These are the most exquisite pieces! A great idea to honour a big birthday of a loved one with a love for Africa and its monochromatic imperfectly perfect pattern.
- Children Gifts
Dyed Springbok skins – are such a fun way to add colour and flair to a bedroom or playroom. Use it as a rug or throw. Available in a variety of colours from pink, yellow, green, blue and so much more. Proudly South African products. Hier kom die bokke!
- Baby showers and of course fur babies
Sheepskins - are a gentle, soft and natural way to keep a baby super comfortable whilst sleeping. The isolation nature of the wool controls temperature to keep your baby warm when it is cold and cold when it is hot. It is odourless and highly breathable. It can also be used as a luxurious playmat.
- Rewarding friends for being eco-friendly super stars
Cork leather products – there is a special group of people who work extremely hard to keep their environmental footprint to the minimum. We feel they should get rewarded, just for being them! We have a wonderful eco-friendly, animal-free and anti-fungal product called cork leather. Our clients make everything from this magical fabric – bags, wallets, shoes, furniture etc. This will contribute to their lifestyle and passion. Win-win.
- “Thank you” gifts for expats, family and friends abroad
All skins – Visiting your loved ones abroad? Getting your friends or family something original and authentic from Africa just has to be the most amazing gift! From springbuck skins to zebra skins, these are a trademark of our culture and rich heritage. All you need is a permit to get the skins safely over the border. And yes, we can help you with that!
Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, you have a whole list of extraordinary products that will blow your loved ones away!