Now, Here’s How to Do It!
Think back to your shopping mode for holiday gifts. Are you the shopper who starts in July, looking for the perfect item for everyone on your list? Or are you the one who goes to the department stores on December 24, hoping that the shelves will be empty so you can find just what you’re looking for. With the pandemic, you may need to think about a balanced shopping excursion, so to speak.
You’re not going to be able to wait until the last minute, especially if you’re planning to ship any gifts. If you’re thinking unique handmade gifts for your loved ones, shopping online will help make sure you’re ready for the holidays. The Curious Tour has an array of gift ideas to suit everyone on your list—Naughty, Nice, and everything in between!
Tips to Help You Choose the Right Gifts
One of the best things about the holidays is seeing your loved ones light up when they open your gifts. This year, we may have to settle for gratuitous thanks through video chat, but you get the idea. We’d like to share our secrets for helping you choose the perfect gift without spending hours in the store.
- Listen. Your family members will tell you what they want. Many people would rather receive something they specifically ask for than be surprised.
- Be practical. People want functionality, not something that will just collect dust.
- Give gifts that keep on giving. Choose a unique handmade gift that helps support women or rural artisans in some of the harshest communities around the world.The person receiving the gift will treasure it much more, and you’ll feel good about supporting a good cause.
Gift something that is best in class or ultra-unique. Keeping in the mind the above; a luxury home décor item, a handcrafted piece of jewelry or a one-of-a-kind ceramic vase, are some good ideas to consider this holiday season.
Our Favorite Holiday Gifts
The Curious Tour features handcrafted products from South Africa, supporting local artisans and artists by giving them a larger platform. Our artists are able to achieve self-reliance by creating unique handmade gift items that combine traditional methods with modern materials for a beautiful piece of jewelry or décor that you won’t find anywhere else.
Anthony Shapiro Collection: Cobalt Vase
This cobalt blue & white ceramic bottle with vertical lines is a stunning example of a one-of-a-kind gift that will fit into any home. Anthony Shapiro is an award-winning ceramicist who hand coils or hand throws his ceramic pieces. His work can be found in museums and galleries around the world. This work of art makes a great holiday, housewarming, or birthday gift.
Potina is the creator of this beautiful platter that will look great on any holiday dinner table or through any seasonal festivity round the year. It’s an original dish that blends in beautifully with all types of décor.
Eye Vase in Red and White Lozenges
From the JP Meyer Ceramic Collection, this stunning sophisticated vase will delight anyone who loves floral arrangements. It’s hand-painted and unique, and it will continue to bring joy to the recipient long after the holiday season.
The Baobab Key Tree
The Baobab tree is legendary in African life for providing food, water, clothing, and shelter. This metal sculpture is adorned with keys that could unlock her heart or her secrets. It’s a wonderful gift for your loved one.
Horn Fruit Bowls
This horn fruit bowl is made of a cow horn turned into a practical and beautiful one-of-a-kind item that will adorn any table for years. Talented artists have created an exquisite work of art that is functional, food safe and stunningly polished. It will be a special gift your loved one can use and cherish forever.
Shop The Curious Tour for special gifts for the holidays. We have a diverse collection of unique handmade gifts from around the world. Don’t be surprised if you decide to put yourself on your gift list…more than once! 😊Contact The Curious Tour online today or call (212) 691-9153 for help with your holiday gift shopping this year.