Looking for something different to surprise a friend or loved one with for a birthday or other occasion? Or perhaps you are searching for a unique Wedding Gift for a special couple? Give something truly special and completely unique with QÄSA QÄSA’s Fairtrade Handmade Gifts from East Africa.
All items are handcrafted with no two pieces exactly the same, the subtle differences in shades and textures are what makes them one of a kind. All gifts purchased from QÄSA QÄSA will be sent with a card detailing where the product was made, the craftsmanship involved, and full care instructions on how to look after it, for a lovely personal touch.
Handcrafted in Rwanda, this pretty Hanging Flower Basket, made from natural sweetgrass, allows you to bring a touch of the outside in, even if you have limited space. Fill with a trailing potted plant, colourful flowers, or, if you prefer, a maintenance-free artificial plant. Profits from the sale of these beautiful hanging baskets go directly towards funding educational training programs for the women who create them, so your gift will support a wonderful cause, making this the perfect gift for a Mother or Grandmother.
The QÄSA | FLORAL Scented Soy Candle includes base notes of exotic Ylang Ylang essential oils from Madagascar & the Comoros Islands, refreshing Bergamot, and sweet Gardenia. Perfect for unwinding in the bedroom or to have burning in the bathroom whilst taking a nice relaxing soak. A sensual, feminine scent, the perfect treat for her.
The perfect spoon to enjoy your morning bowl of porridge with, the African Blackwood Porridge Spoon is expertly shaped and finished by hand using traditional methods. Made in Tanzania, this unusual and elegant design would make a wonderful gift.
What could be a better treat than breakfast in bed? Made in Tanzania from natural ugwafu grasses this circular serving tray with handles will make a lovely addition to the home. Available in 3 sizes, this serving tray has so many other potential uses, place on a coffee table, console, or dressing table, and use as an organiser for storing personal items or simply as a decorative item. Would also make a wonderful housewarming gift.
The Mninga Wood Sugar Scoop is made in Tanzania and expertly carved by hand to create a bowl-like shape and unique pointed handle. These quirky little spoons are perfect for placing in the tea, coffee, and sugar bowls, and can also be used for serving condiments, sauces, and spices. An ideal gift for anyone who loves cooking or baking.
The Mninga Wood Breakfast Set consists of a butter knife and jam spoon, which is perfect for serving a traditional cream tea with scones, clotted cream, and jam. A gift Wedding Gift idea for foodies who will appreciate ethically made items that are a little different.
The Horn Tumblers are handmade in Uganda from ethical and sustainable Ankole horn, that would otherwise be discarded. Available in white or black, the Horn Tumblers are beautifully crafted, with each one revealing a unique pattern. Perfect for serving spirits, a pair would make a wonderful gift for a couple who enjoy a cheeky evening tipple!
Made in Kenya, the Citrus Burst Basket features a contemporary hand-woven design, with beautiful contrasting colours that make it so distinctive and unique. QÄSA QÄSA’s sisal baskets can be used in a variety of different ways and are perfect for use in any room in the home. We love the idea of using one as a decorative plant pot holder, as above.
Produced by hand by a group of female weavers in Kenya, these highly skilled women are so proud of their work that each finished piece gets given their seal of approval. The weaver’s name is placed inside the basket so you can see who has produced it, a wonderful touch that makes these baskets a truly special gift to receive.
The hand-spun and hand-dyed OMO Ethiopian Cotton OMO Hand Towels will look great in any bathroom or kitchen. We also like the idea of using them as placemats in the dining room to create a colourful table setting, or in the living room on a sofa or armchair as decorative armrest covers. Available in 6 colours, choose one shade or mix and match.
A top seller, the Zanzibari Gift Storage Pouches are handmade in Tanzania from Zanzibari caps. These brimless, circular hats called Kofias are worn by the local men and are made from colourful Tanzanian Kitenge print fabric. The pouches can be used as wash bags for storing makeup and toiletries, as decorative bowls in the living space for holding potpourri or dried flowers, or in the kitchen for displaying fruit, nuts, or bread. Give something unusual and inspiring, a gift with history and meaning from QÄSA QÄSA.
Avenue15 readers can enjoy 10% off with our exclusive reader offer, simply enter the promotion code AVENUE10 at the checkout. For more information on QÄSA QÄSA’s fairtrade handmade gifts and to shop the collection online, visit: qasaqasa.co.uk