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Best Unique Mother’s Day Gift 2015

Mother’s Day is approaching and finding a last minute gift for the woman in your life can be hectic. Don’t panic and splurge on a fancy overpriced brunch or settle for department store gifts. We’ve put together a list of some unique gift ideas to help you find the right one.


The Bold Necklace

If your mom is more fashion forward, here’s a great statement necklace. It can be worn for virtually any occasion, from work to a fancy evening event. These beads are made from recycled glass.

African Necklace

Recycled Glass Bead Necklace



For the Philanthropist

For donations of $50 or more, Books For Africa will send a handwritten note card or email notification to your honoree.
Please provide his/her full name and address or email.


Call the BFA office at (651) 602-9844 if you have questions.

Books For Africa





Conversation Starter

Does your mom love hosting dinner parties and cook outs with family and friends? This is a awesome salad bowl set. These handcrafted salad servers are carved from wild olive wood, an East African tree prized for its dramatic grain patterns. A portion of the handle is embellished with a batik dyed, decorative inlay of cow bone. These durable salad servers are an essential kitchen accessory for any hostess, plus they help support Kenyan artisans, Measures 12”L x 3”W.


Handcrafted African Wood Bowl

Salad Bowl Set







For The World Traveler

Has your mom traveled the world and back? If so we guarantee that she’ll appreciate a trip to the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis, Mn a internationally-themed public market with groceries, great food and unique gifts. There is no better place in the Twin Cities to satisfy her senses. So if you have no clue what to buy, plan a visit to the Midtown Global Market and explore African, Tibetan, and Scandinavian and many other cultures.

Gift Certificates available for purchase.









 Baby Bag

 What new mother doesn’t need the perfect bag. If your’e shopping for a new mother who needs to carry around a lot of baby items, why not buy a chic all purpose bag.

Animal Print

African Print Bag









iPhone Case

IPhones aren’t cheap and can be costly to repair if damaged. Surprise her with a protective and stylish phone case. She will thank you later!

African Print Design Phone Case



Are You Shopping Ethically This Season?

Did you know that Dec 2nd is Fair Tuesday? In response to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Fair Tuesday is devoted to shopping ethically and saving a ton of money. Studies show that if every Black Friday shopper supported Fair Tuesday on Dec 2nd, $1.15 Billion would go directly to fair trade workers and their families.

Now that is something to support!! #Fair Tuesday is for the creative, fun loving and open hearted individual. Check out our selection of Fair Trade items and support the cause!!



Don’t worry if you miss #Fair Tuesday great deals last throughout the holidays!!


1. Assorted African Batik Headbands -  Handmade In Ghana


African Batik Headband


2. Five Pack Christmas Greeting Cards – Handmade In Rwanda



Handcrafted African Christmas Cards




3. Sisal Handbag -  Handmade In Kenya

Sisal Handbag

4. Recycled Tin Art – Made in Zimbabwe

African Tin Art


5. Recycled Metal Art – Made In Zimbabwe

African Metal Shavings



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