2019 Rwanda Gift Guide

2019 gift guide

Last year’s Rwanda Influence Gift Guide was my most popular post ALL YEAR. I love writing gift guides, so I am PUMPED to bring you another! You’ll see some old favorites as well as lots of newcomers.

So today, I’m sharing some of my favorite places and gifts for this season. It’s designed for you to take around town TOMORROW (today even!) and finish up all of your shopping! I hope it sparks your imagination and help you find something lovely for everyone on your list!

FOR MOM

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Gift certificate to Sunset Spa
Jewelry from a local artisan (DuHope, Abraham Konga, More Than Sparrows)
Lotion bars, soaps, and candles from Beeutiful Creations
Wine Glasses or a secondhand book from The Womens Bakery
Essential Oils and Oil Clutch (both sold at The Hope Shop)
Pottery vases or serving ware from Kigali Pottery Collection
Appointment at The Nail Bar
Nesting Hearts Tray from Rwanda Clothing Company
Wooden candlesticks and essential oil holders from No41
Brightening Face Mask from Glow Force

FOR DAD

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Traditional Rwandan crafts- think cow horns, knives, spears
1000 Hills coffee liqueur or spirit-infused coffee
Question Coffee and an AeroPress (sold at Q)
Tie / bow tie from Rwanda Clothing or House of Tayo
Custom Chess Set from No41
Gakondo Playing Cards (available at Question, and other gift shops)
Custom Menswear from Moshions
Custom Shoes (dress and casual!) from Maison Gil
Athletic wear from Impano Sportswear

FOR YOUR KIDS

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Personalized book from Imagine We
Clothing from Umutima
Toys from ToddleCare – we love the wooden camera and dishes
Certificate for Horseback Riding, Zip Line, or Archery at Fazenda Sengha
DIY Candle Kit or Beeswax Modeling Clay from Beeutiful Creations
Gift Certificate to Azizi Life Studio
Child-size sandals from Posh Creative
TicTacToe Board or fairy wand from No41
Kitenge Pennant Banner from The Shop

FOR THE ANIMAL LOVER

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A new furrrrrever friend from WAG Kigali!
An upcycled dog bed from The Hope Shop
Kitenge dog collars and  cat bows from DuHope
Paracord leashes and toys from Word Made Flesh

FOR THE TEACHER

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Spa day! Really, just add this to every list. We all need a spa day!
Coffee mug from Kigali Pottery Collection (add coffee or tea!)
Chocolate from Chocolat Caractere
Voucher for brunch at the Marriott/Serena/Radisson
Locally available books (child and adult) from Imagine We
Muffin Mix from The Womens Bakery
Painted Potted Plants from KuremaKurebaKwiga
Embroidered Pouch from Laini Life
Body butter from Zerufi Organics (available delivered from Kasha)
Leather / Congolese Cloth Clutch from No41

FOR THE HUMANITARIAN

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Passport cover from Dokmai
Art prints from Christella Bijou (available at Go Kigali)
Tassel Earrings from Inzuki
RTC Coffee Sack Tote or Saddle Bag from The Hope Shop
Their favorite spirit from 1000 Hills Distillery
Beeutiful Creations Honey and a Kigali Pottery Mug
New Edition Kigali Map by Living in Kigali (available all over!)
Glow Ambiance Candle Holder from Bee Light
Gift Hamper (includes candles, lip balm, etc) from Beeutiful Creations

FOR THE BUSINESSPERSON

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Beautiful, transitional work-to-play clothes from Sonia Mugabo (women)
Custom briefcase from Dokmai
Tailored suit from House of Tayo (men)
Waka Waka portable solar charger
Letter Opener from Abraham Konga Collections
Gift Certificate to Turambe Shoppe
Cow Horn Hoops from Cow Horns Rwanda (available at The Shop)
Kitenge Weekender Duffel from Love With Actions
Beaded accent professional separates from Moshions

FOR THE DECORATOR

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Home accessories from Rwanda Clothing Company– think lamps, side tables, mirrors
Congolese tapestry pillows, macrame plant hangers, everything from No41
Baskets from Talking Through Art
Christmas wreath from Umutako Iwacu
Imigongo Table Runner from More Than Sparrows
Unique Pillows and Wall Hangings from Laini Life
Blanket Ladder from The Design Bar by Nafasi
Painted Potted Plants from KuremaKurebaKwiga
Full-length standing mirror from Tugirimana Woodworks

FOR THE STUDENT

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Custom sandals from Uzuri K&Y
Laptop or iPad case from Umucyo Sewing Cooperative
Gift certificate to Question Coffee
Earrings or cuffs from DuHope
Bottle opener from Abraham Konga Collections
Chocolate bars from Chocolat Caractere
Coffee To-Go Cup from BWOK
Kitenge Bomber Jacket from Umudozi Alexander
Scrunchies and Headbands from Touch of Rwanda

FOR THE FASHIONISTA

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Wide Leg Pants from Haute Baso
Kimono or cocktail dress from Sonia Mugabo
Statement jewelry from Abraham Konga Collections
Custom Facial, or Eyelash Tinting from Sunset Spa
Made in Rwanda Nail Polish from Azzi Cosmetics (available delivered on Kasha)
Crushed Velvet Clutch from Lisa B Marler
Head wrap from Icyeza
Arm Party Bracelets from DuHope
Literally anything from Moshions!

FOR THE ENTERTAINER / HOSTESS

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Candlesticks and pillar candles from Azizi Life/ Beeutiful Creations
Pottery dishes and vases from Kigali Pottery Collections
Cutting boards from Urban Concepts (available at The Hope Shop)
Ishushye banana hot sauce, available at The Women’s Bakery
Local Liqueurs and Aperitifs, available at Inzora
Salt & Pepper Cellars or Candlesticks from No41 (Available at KFAAM)
Wooden Serving Spoons from Abraham Konga Collections
Beeswax Candles and Soaps from Beeutiful Creations (available at Azizi Life)

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