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The Edit: The Best African-Made Gifts to Give This Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day is fast approaching — it’s on Sunday 9 May — and we can all agree that our mothers deserve the very best of everything. Whether you see your mother every day or you’ve been apart for a long time, a lovely gift will go and long way to let her know how much you appreciate her and that you’re thinking of her. So that you’re not stressing out at the last minute, we’ve put together an edit of some thoughtful gifts that will make her day.

From chic homeware pieces that will liven up her living space to organic skincare products to give her glowing skin, these pieces by designers from Africa and the diaspora are the gifts that’ll keep on giving.

Shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide here




Shop the AMZÎN Vase by IBBKI

Flowers for mom are always a good idea, but a better gift is a stunning vessel to hold them that will remain long after the bouquet has wilted. The AMZÎN Vase by Parisian-based studio IBBKI will enhance any floral arrangement. The blue vase has been crafted from terracotta clay in the Djurdjura region of Algeria, using a unique local manufacturing process inspired by ancestral artisanal techniques. The earthenware vessel has been fired and glazed several times to achieve its unique color effects, and will be an artistic touch to your mom’s living space.

Suki Suki

Papaya Rose Facial Mist by Suki Suki

Shop the Papaya Rose Facial Mist by Suki Suki

As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, hydration should be at the top of everyone’s beauty routine. And what better way to pay your mother back (nicely, of course) for all the times she rubbed you with baby oil or petroleum jelly to keep your skin smooth and shiny? The Papaya Rose Facial Mist by Johannesburg brand Suki Suki is a skincare secret weapon. A botanical blend of locally sourced rose water, papaya extract and aloe vera, the mist will bring dehydrated skin back to life, while reducing fine lines and providing a dewy complexion.

Studio Badge

Aitch Concrete Platter by Studio Badge

Shop the Aitch Concrete Platter by Studio Badge

You probably get it from her, so give the gift of good taste this Mother’s Day with a chic food board by Ghanaian homeware brand Studio Badge. The Aitch Concrete Platter is perfect for showing off her delicious home cooking and delightful recipes. All Studio Badge products are proudly handcrafted in small batches, which means that no two products will ever be the same and each one is unique, just like your mom.

Ilera Apothecary

Bloom Body Wash by Ilera Apothecary

Shop the Bloom Body Wash by Ilera Apothecary

There’s nothing like a nice, warm shower at the end of a long day. The Bloom Body Wash by plant-based skincare brand Ilera Apothecary is a hydrating cleanser that restores the skin without stripping it of essential oils. The body wash contains organic ingredients such as lavender, which helps to alleviate stress and anxiety, as well as jasmine, a natural mood booster that deeply hydrates the skin. It will make a great addition to your mom’s self-care routine.

Pear Nova

Summer’s Over Set gel polish by Pear Nova

Shop the Summer’s Over Set by Pear Nova

If your mom is one of the many women who have mastered the art of the home manicure and pedicure, then the Summer’s Over Set gel polish is the perfect gift for her. The vegan and cruelty-free nail brand Pear Nova was created to celebrate all skin tones and its high-end polishes only need one coat, and will last for weeks without chipping. The bold, citrus colors of the Summer set are perfect for warmer weather and will make any outfit pop.

Third Crown

Marcy Link necklace by Third Crown

Shop the Marcy Link Necklace by Third Crown

Everyone knows that a piece of stunning jewelry is the way to a woman’s heart and your mom is no different. The chunky chain necklace is one of the biggest jewelry trends in recent times, and it is here to stay. The Marcy Link Necklace by the New York brand Third Crown is, aptly, fit for a queen. A custom chain link made from the brand’s signature Arc design, the 18k gold-plated necklace will be the perfect finishing touch to an elegant evening ensemble.


Shop the Mother’s Day Gift Guide here