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Unwrap Joy: Eva Sonaike's Top Picks for Black-Owned Gifts

Unwrap Joy: Eva Sonaike's Top Picks for Black-Owned Gifts

'Tis the season of warmth, love, and the joy of giving. As we embark on the delightful journey of finding the perfect gifts for our dear ones (and perhaps a little something for ourselves), there's a treasure trove of charm waiting to be discovered. Join our Creative Director and African textile aficionado, Eva Sonaike, as she unveils her favourite Black, Female-owned brands that infuse a touch of magic into this year's gifting spree.

1. Africana Cook Book by Chef Lerato

Kicking off the list is the delightful Africana Cook Book by Chef Lerato, a culinary masterpiece that beautifully merges the art of cooking with style, featuring a vibrant touch of Eva Sonaike's African fabrics on its pages. This cookbook is not merely a collection of recipes; it's a sensory journey through the rich tapestry of African cuisine. Immerse yourself in the flavours, colours, and textures that tell a story of love and tradition. Get ready to embark on a gastronomic adventure that transcends the ordinary: Explore the Africana Cook Book.


2. Mama is Gold T-shirt by Kemi Telford

Celebrate the golden bond between mothers and their loved ones with the heart-warming Mama is Gold T-shirt from Kemi Telford. This unisex tee is not just clothing; it's a declaration of love and appreciation. Wrapped in comfort and adorned with a message that resonates, it's a gift that speaks volumes: Discover Mama is Gold.

3. Lisou London’s Olivia Pink Blue Mirror Print Silk Jacquard Playsuit

For the fashion-forward soul, Lisou London presents the Olivia Pink Blue Silk Jacquard Playsuit. A mesmerizing blend of colours and prints, this playsuit is a celebration of individuality and style. Embrace the joy of self-expression: Indulge in Olivia's Magic.

4. Charlotte MENSAH Manketti Oil Salt Scrub

Treat your loved ones (or yourself) to the luxurious indulgence of the Manketti Oil Salt Scrub by Charlotte MENSAH. Crafted to pamper the scalp and nourish the hair, this scrub is a spa day in a jar. With a blend of exotic salts and oils, it's a rejuvenating experience for both the hair and the soul: Revitalize with Manketti

5. AAKS Sinsi Wavy Handbag

Elevate your style with the exquisite Sinsi Wavy Handbag by AAKS. Handcrafted from woven raffia in Ghana, this bag is an upgrade from the beloved Sinsi Mocha. It's not just a fashion accessory; it's a statement piece that effortlessly transitions from city streets to the bar. Step out in style: Upgrade with Sinsi Wavy.

6. Elevate Your Style with Aiye's Basque from Nubian Skin 🌟

Adding a touch of elegance to our curated list is Aiye's Basque from Nubian Skin – a debut that combines sophistication with comfort in every detail. This fully boned and wired bra is not just lingerie; it's a statement piece designed for versatility.

Featuring a dipped back, adjustable back and shoulder strapping, and a fully-embroidered 2-piece cup, the Jaiye's Basque is strategically crafted for modesty, allowing you to wear it as underwear or outerwear, depending on your desire. The balconette-style cup with a scallop-edged neckline adds a classic touch, while a single adjustable strap secures it around the back, empowering you to create your perfect fit and desired lift - take it to the next level by dressing it up with your favourite jeans and a blazer for a killer evening outfit: Discover Now. ✨👙💫

7. Ateh Jewel Beauty Blush of Dreams

And that's not all—let your beauty routine shimmer with the radiant hues of Ateh Jewel Beauty Blush of Dreams. Radiant Rav, a vibrant coral and Eva’s absolute favourite blush, is designed to celebrate and honour all skin tones. Inspired by Ateh's childhood best friend, Radiant Rav pops beautifully on South Asian skin while remaining a complimentary coral for all.

The Blush of Dreams features a bespoke formulation crafted to enhance and pop on every skin tone and turns up the volume on self-expression, inclusivity, and celebration. It's more than just makeup; it's a celebration of individuality. Unleash your inner glow and let your beauty shine from the inside out: Discover the Beauty of Dreams

8. Okan Topax Ottoman by Eva Sonaike

Last but certainly not least, indulge in the timeless elegance of the Okan Topax Ottoman by Eva Sonaike from her the Soho Home collection. A perfect addition to any interior, this ottoman is a fusion of art and functionality. Elevate your space with a touch of African-inspired luxury: Explore Okan Topax.

This season, let your gifts tell a story, share a message, and spread joy. With Eva Sonaike's curated list of Black-owned treasures, each present becomes a heartfelt celebration of culture, craftsmanship, and the spirit of giving. Unwrap joy, and make this holiday season truly special.

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