Finding the Perfect Kwanzaa Gift
Finding gifts for special occasions and holidays can be a tough
task in many instances. Coming up with great ideas in the first
place can be a big part of that overall gift giving challenge.
Our article has been prepared and now is presented to you to help
you in coming up with some terrific gift ideas, in this case gift
ideas for Kwanzaa. We think that with these suggestions you will
end up being able to give some truly fablulous gifts for a truly
Take a moment to consider these suggestions. Then, head out (or
online) and find exactly the Kwanzaa gifts that you are looking
for, that you will love giving and that will be treasured by your
friends and family for years and years to come.
The History of Kwanzaa
First celebrated in 1966, Kwanzaa is a week-long holiday that was
designed to draw together all people of African heritage throughout
the world. The celebration lasts from December 26 to January 1,
and includes music, candle lighting ceremonies, and a feast. Gifts,
mostly given within the immediate family, may be exchanged throughout
the seven-day celebration, but are often given on the last day.
A Gift Centered on Africa
A thoughtful Kwanzaa gift should include representations of Africa
and the rich culture of Africans. The fun and entertaining Mancala
game and its variations are quite easy to come by. Gifts of African
art and sculpture are especially appropriate, as are home-crafted
gifts created with meaning and thoughtfulness. There are books on
making Kwanzaa crafts available on the internet-and that would make
a good Kwanzaa gift as well.
Learning and Kwanzaa
Because learning is placed in high regard, a book is required as
a Kwanzaa gift. The most thoughtful book one could give at this
holiday is a book about Kwanzaa, or about African heritage. Music
is an important part of Kwanzaa, and perhaps a book about African
music would work well. Much is written about African art as well,
and there are many coffee table books with stunning photography
of African artistry.
African Jewelry and Kwanzaa
African jewelry is also highly artistic, and may work well as a
gift in certain cases. Ethnic dolls are also an appropriate gift
for some, as is the more artistic clothing offered in African boutiques.
Often a beautiful gift is an outfit of African fabric and style.
Whatever you choose, however, remember two words-culture and education-and
you should be able to find the perfect gift for Kwanzaa.