Some may think November is too early to be talking about gifts and decor, but here at Handspun Hope we’ve been in Christmas mode for a while now - come join us!
Looking to trim the tree, deck the halls AND find gifts for the special people in your life? The Hope Artisan Collective has what you’re looking for! We’ve put together a gift guide to help you find the perfect item for each person on your list while supporting artisans across Africa.
TRIM THE TREE
We may be a bit biased but we think our ornaments make an adorable addition to your collection. With over 17 animals to choose from, our Felted Animal Ornaments are a sweet, unexpected addition to your tree and make the perfect gift or stocking stuffer. And did we mention your purchase allows us to continue employing the young deaf women in Rwanda who make them? Talk about a win-win!
DECK THE HALLS
Add some sparkle to your dining table or mantle with the Cow Horn Votives. Made from recycled material, they’re not only beautiful but are sure to be a conversation starter. Put a Christmas Tea Towel on display for a pop of color in the kitchen!
But wait! There’s myrrh :) … the immensely popular 2020 Hope Nativity! If you’re thinking the full nativity is a bit too large for your needs… fear not! Pieces are available to order separately, offering you the freedom to custom create a nativity that is the perfect size for your home.
One of our newest (and cutest!) additions, Wassail Walrus, is ready for winter with his hand-knit hat. Place him on your mantle, perch him on the tree or in your centerpiece and he’s sure to make everyone smile!
Let’s be honest, the feeling of a product matters. Our spa quality Ethiopian Bath Sheets are SO soft and great for the beach, the pool or home.
Whether he’s a cash carrier, receipt hoarder (it’s okay, we all do it!) or sticks to cards, the Mens Bifold Leather Wallets are great for the guys on your list and have room for everything!
Looking for something a bit simpler? Our Leather Bookmarks are great for the readers, and the Leather Key Fobs are the perfect stocking stuffer or final addition to a gift! Available in multiple colors and made with top-grain leather in Ethiopia, each item is made to be used, ages beautifully and gets better with time.
The elaborate and unique detail on our Handwoven Silk Scarves make them the perfect addition to her wardrobe! Light and airy and available in a multitude of colors, these naturally-dyed beauties can be worn year round and add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
Our fan favorite Leather Bags are the perfect everyday carry-all she’ll never leave home without! With multiple colors and styles available, you’re sure to find the bag that matches her style. Made in Ethiopia, the leather wears beautifully and simply gets better with age! The Hello Hope Canvas Tote is another perfect carry-all, multi-use option tote and a great way to share about the story of Handspun Hope!
New to the shop are our Kiondo Tote Bags made in Kenya by our sweet friend, Josephine. Handwoven from sisal grass and wool, it’s perfect for the beach, the farmer’s market and everything in between. (Pro tip: These are going FAST, so make sure to grab yours today!)
FOR THE KIDS
For the littles with a stuffed animal collection, hop over to the shop to see our Plush Kitenge Animals! Made in Rwanda by our friends at Umutima, we offer a variety of animals and fabrics. It’s sure to be the perfect cuddly companion!
Made from a combination of Jacaranda, Mahogany, and Acacia woods, our Wooden Teethers come in four styles and are perfect for the littlest ones on your list!
GIFTS OF HOPE
In lieu of traditional presents, give a Gift of Hope this year - the perfect one-size-fits-all gift for those who have what they need and want to share the love this Christmas! With options starting at just $10, they make a great stocking stuffer or gift under the tree that is sure to make them smile. With everything from sheep care to sponsorships to counseling services, your gift can make a BIG impact for our ministry and these we serve!
When you shop the Hope Artisan Collective you #ShopForGood and can rest assured that all products are ethically sourced and Fair Trade Certified. You can use gift-giving to share the good news about the women working at Handspun Hope and the amazing things God is doing through artisans across Africa!
And if you’re shopping for gifts, we have gift wrapping available for purchase through the Christmas season! Simply add it to your cart and we’ll send it ready to be put under the tree.
To see more Hope Artisan Collective Christmas products and products offered year-round, use the links below. Happy shopping!
Cheers to shopping for good!