If anyone thought that Kenyan goods might be a little unsophisticated or unfinished, then think again. With so many super slick home grown Kenya brands, Christmas shopping has never been so awesome and frankly, so expensive..but what the hey, it’s aspirational, fabulous quality luxe. This post is #notsponsored!
Penny Winter – thank goodness for her incredible clearance sale last month for local residents and those in the know. My friends and family are in for a treat this Christmas.
Bush Princess – you are never fully dressed without a Bush Princess bag, or clutch. Kenya leather with a luxe finish. To die for pashminas for over 100 pounds and small leather beaded purses loved by teens and mums alike.
Oceano pearls – Mauritian pearls presented by the beautiful Harriet Patrizi. Covetable jewellery. She makes it all look beautiful. TBH, my motto, as you get older, add jewellery….plus a bit of sparkle.
Sandstorm luggage – luxe travel bags. Leather and canvas old school luggage. #no-wheels #throwoveryourshoulderandgo #makeitlookeasy #defnotcompatiblewithyoungkids #onlysinglesneedapply
Cinnabar Green – homemade soaps, lotions, made in Kenya. #forgetimportedsoap #buylocal
Safari Lounge coffee, herbal and Kenya tea. Don’t miss the Christmas blend Kenya coffee. My personal favourite, Hibiscus tea…
Browns Cheese. I’m always so impressed by their power of invention. First cheese, then dips, then ice-cream, cordials and more but for the classic Christmas blue cheese – Browns can’t be beaten.
As a footnote, I’d like to add the beautiful Aman, Lamu brand of beautiful clothing (again, pricey but guaranteed stand-out-in-a-crowd outfits).
Other favourites include Nairobi-centric quirky t-shirts and home accessories by Peperuka.
Happy Shopping peeps….
*featured image: Bush Princess