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.

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Featured Products

  • Pewter Coaster Set - Africa
  • Wine & Snack Carry Bag
  • Pewter Trophy - IRF 25th Anniversary
  • Bead & Wire: Guinefowl
  • Wooden Key Ring: Lasered with animal design (60mm)
  • Small Beaded Frame - BRICS 2013 Invite

Hand Painted Ceramics

Nettie was a full time employee, in 2000, for a candle manufacturing company in the Overberg area in the Western Cape. At that time the Department of Labour identified this specific area as one with a very high rate of unemployment. They then identified various skilled individuals in the area to train those who were unemployed, and so they selected Nettie.  She thought it would be an easy ...