artisan gift ideas

5 artisan gift ideas

Our curated gift collection is filled with artisan gift ideas - sustainably made and creatively crafted by independent artisan potters, weavers and small brands based across Africa. If you're looking for gift ideas for loved ones, thank yous or your four-legged friends, browse our edit below:

What makes our artisan gifts sustainable?

Our artisans work using traditional heritage skills, many of which are hand-crafted, using minimal machinery. This slow production method is something we honour at Hadeda, meaning no two pieces alike and each collection is limited edition.

Natural and recycled materials
Many of our artisans utilise the natural materials found indigenously around them, from grasses to clay. These are harvested sustainably and locally to minimise carbon emissions of importing raw materials for production. Some of our pieces, including our beaded designs (above) utilise recycled glass beads, whilst our coloured glassware is hand-blown from recycled glass. Upcycling existing materials is another way for our artisans to produce sustainably. 

Made to treasure
When curating our gift collection, we are looking for pieces that will be treasured forever in their new home. Handmade, artisan gifts will always outlive their mass produced counterparts, both in quality and value.

Who make our artisan gifts?

We work directly with a collective of artisans and co-operatives across Africa - including studio potters in Cape Town, cane weavers in Malawi and basket makers in Ghana. You can learn more about the talented artisans who make for Hadeda here.

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Gifts for Children

kids cane furniture

We have a range of woven cane furniture and accessories, perfect for children's nurseries or playrooms. Plastic and toxic free, woven from natural grasses and cane, they are perfect for a family home. Our animal heads are charming for the wall, whilst our elephant basket is great for toys or laundry. We have also introduced a child-size range of our signature traditional cane furniture, in single seater and 2-seater styles. Available in a range of pastel shades and natural finishes.


Gifts for Girlfriends

Our artisan gift edit includes a range of fun home accessories to gift a girlfriend - joyful bright, beaded candlesticks, perfect for at-home entertaining; or thoughtful pretty touches, including ring bowls for her nightstand, or statement market baskets, hand-woven in Ghana.


Gifts for Teachers

If you're looking for a teacher thank you gift that's outside the usual 'wine/chocolates' remit, we have a range of beautiful ceramics - from mugs to soap dishes - that are thoughtful tokens for Christmas, or end of term gifts.


Gifts for the Hostess

If you are being hosted for the holidays, we have a beautiful edit of homeware gifts to delight the hostess. Including finishing touches for the table, timeless homewares and beautiful kitchen ceramics.


Gifts for Dogs

Our 4-legged friends are not neglected in our artisan gift guide. We have a new collection of woven dog baskets from Ghana, in a range of sizes - as well as an edit of stylish, colourful rope and leather collars and leads from independent dog brand, Chommies.



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Cotswolds Studio

Visit our studio in Kingham, Oxfordshire to view our collections in-person