essay GIFTS is a Proudly South African company with a unique business model that brings you a collection of handcrafted gifts to consider, each with its own story of empowerment. Buy from our range and you directly better the lives of our artists, most of whom have no other income. We draw from the best of South African creativity and skills for our range of products to best represent your brand.

Did you know that essay GIFTS were the runner up in the Premier's Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards 2014?

Featured Products

  • Wine & Snack Carry Bag
  • Bead & Wire: Tea-light Holder - Xhosa Lady
  • Bead & Wire: Tea-light Holder - Xhosa Lady
  • Hand Painted Ceramic: Ball Candle Set
  • Pewter: Customized Wine Label
  • Hand Painted Sushi Plate - Bird Design

Ceramic Art

These pieces were born from of a job creation project.  Fifteen artists were trained on a Craft Production Learnership course in 2004. A selection of these artists was chosen to partake in a Learn-and-Earn program. This led to the creation of a small business making and selling unique, hand crafted ceramics.  While South Africa has no shortage of extremely talented artists, the challe ...