Kwanzaa Gift Basket Ideas

Kwanzaa is a special African American celebration which concentrates on the traditional African values of family, community responsibility, commerce, and self-improvement. Kwanzaa is neither political nor religious. Moreover, it is a misconception it is a substitute for Christmas. It is just a time of celebrating African-American people, their ancestors and culture.

An accurate Kwanzaa gift (or Zawadi) should be reasonable, enriching and of an artistic or educational nature, all of which are essentially a definition of Ta-Ka-Radi.

Kwanzaa (“first fruits of harvest”) in the African language Kiswahili, has gained incredible acceptance and is observed by over 20 million people worldwide.

Here are some amazing gift ideas to put in your Kwanzaa gift basket.

Hometown love

Get an original print that will be a reminder of the special city or town in their heart. Pick from an assortment of colors and choose where you want the heart situated.

African map

Gift a handmade print that looks like an old-world map of Africa. Include a vintage frame for an old-fashioned like home decoration.

Elephant tidbit holders

A set of four brightly colored sculptures made of African soapstone come made with love all the way from Kenya. These elephants are the ideal holders for flameless tea lights or small trinkets. You can buy them online at

Mini soapstone giraffes

Mini soapstone giraffe

Also, at, get a set of delightful mini giraffes. Made with the same African soapstone, these giraffes make the ideal gift or accent decoration for any home.

Safari animal ornaments

Try to buy animal ornaments make from African wood. There are several places online. Get a set that have a variety of animals like elephants, cheetahs, zebras, or giraffes.

African wax-print apron

With African-print materials, no two aprons are alike. You can choose from many different colors, patterns, and styles at