A carefully-selected list of exciting and unique African gift ideas from small businesses mainly run by Zimbabweans in the UK. To visit their websites, simply click on their name.
The Impala Collection
Zimbabwe and wildlife-themed t-shirts, hoodies, jumpers and tote bags. Sustainably manufactured from certified organic cotton.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Kids who love leopards, rhinos and nature.
UK stockist of Delicate Dugga and Ros Byrne handmade pottery from Zimbabwe.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Foodies and home entertainers who love cooking and good serveware.
Beautiful handcrafted fine jewellery in sterling silver, 9ct gold, 18ct gold and platinum.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Ladies with Pandora charm bracelets, because some of the charms can be used on those.
Playing cards and gift cards featuring exquisite paintings of African wildlife.
Who would particularly love these gifts? People who love hosting game nights with friends.
Recycled metal wildlife sculptures and garden ornaments.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Avid gardeners looking for feature pieces.
African luxury jewellery that represents a safari of adventure, romance & above all, unquestionable quality.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Those who have the last word on quality and elegance.
Zandaya African Designs
Bags, sandals, clothing, jewellery and art in African fabrics and beads.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Fashionistas who want their clothes to make a statement.
Passionate supplier of handmade crafts from Zimbabwe including beadware, recycled metal and interiors.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Ex-Zimbos who want a piece of ‘home’.
Fairtrade supplier of African handmade crafts.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Fans of African craft markets.
Fillingdon Fine Art
Curator of premium original work by contemporary artists associated with Africa.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Interior lovers looking for statement pieces that tell a story.
Culture fashion brand, selling not just a range of high quality clothing, but also promoting a fun spirit of inclusion and global diversity, inspired by all things Zimbabwean.
Manufactured and shipped from Europe, The US, Aus, Japan & Mexico. UK centre opening at the start of 2022.
Who would particularly love these gifts? Zimbos living around the world who feel at home around a good braai – with nyama, mielies and sadza, of course.
A few ideas for biltong lovers …
Mortons of Wales Fine Foods
Handcrafted biltong and other high-quality meat products, as learned in Zimbabwe.
The Sussex Biltong Co.
Handmade biltong & droewors made as learned in the Zambezi Valley of Zimbabwe, and food products from southern Africa.
Billies & Tong
Biltong boxes, spices, cutters and of course meats from a passionate Zimbo.
Don’t forget to look up the businesses on social media to stay in touch with their latest products – and to support Zimbo businesses!
Note: Stockists of Zimbabwean/South African groceries are not on this list – but there are many to choose from.
If you have a small business in the UK selling unique African-themed gifts, please contact me to be added to this list in future updates.
Wonderful list of great products Beth!
Beth (Travel Editor/Writer)
Thank you, Lin!