#Madeinnigeria Holiday Gift Guide for Women and Men

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It's the season of giving as the Holidays approach or should I say are already here, I mean Christmas is next week!  I'm not sure if Nigerians actually give gifts during the festive periods but I thought it would be great to share a gift guide featuring our very own Made in Nigeria brands. So without further ado, let's hop right into the Made in Nigeria gift guide.

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1. Perfume Oils from Iiish Lagos
Perfume is a great gift because smelling good is just as important as looking good. And Iiish Lagos stocks affordable perfume oils for both men and women; they smell amazing. I've had mine for a few months now and guys, I feel so great and get compliments each time I wear it. Plus it lasts in clothes in spite of washing.  The one I got is called addictish, it details for N5,500. You can read my full review here 

2.  Dresses from Virtue Clothiers
This brand stocks affordable pieces most especially trendy dresses for as low as N2,000, no joke! I've styled several pieces from them in the past, some of which I bought with my own money and others which I received from the brand. Check out how I styled this brand in the past here

3. Mules from Beaufeet
Beaufeet is an Abuja-based brand that is now dear to my heart, most especially for their mules. So far, I have two pairs from the brand in my collection and I plan on getting more. Here's the awesome part, they make custom designs both for men and women all at various prices, even proper shoes! The mules below cost N8,500 and the slides go for about N5,000. I've had mine for a short while and I must say they are sturdy. 

4. Skin care products from Arami Essentials 
Your skin will make or break your beat face hence it's so important to achieve skin goals! Arami Essentials is a brand which I was initially skeptical about but after trying them, I must say they are worth all the hype! The onyx polish (black soap) is my favorite. I wrote a detailed review here, dig in. You can get their products for as low as N2,500 which is cheap for a gift. They also offer customized boxes which include all their range of products. 

5. Accessories from Aham Jewelry
We all need that one accessory to take our outfits from drab to fab! Aham is a jewelry brand that makes customized pieces for women and even men. This afro-inspired necklace by the brand has slowly become my go-to piece for spicing up my basic outfits.

6. Ready-to-Wear Ankara pieces
My number one tip to avoid Nigerian tailor horror stories is to purchases your favorite ankara pieces from ready to wear brands. The reason is simple, you get to see the pieces before you buy them so no fear of receiving items that look completely different from your choice of style. Fhibbs Signature and Bubu Blaq are my recommended brands. You can get items between N10,000-N15,000.
 By Bubu Blaq 
By Bubu Blaq 

7. Scented Candles from Col 
If you love getting in your feelings, having your home smelling great then try scented candles by Col. Col is a brand founded by fellow blogger Attics by Chinju and I hear it's good.

8. Slides from Arike
Last but not least Arike, another Abuja based footwear brand that makes affordable slides for both men and women. What I love most about this brand is how colorful their designs are, I mean look at those colours! My red pair below has been on repeat and I love it! Check out my detailed review here

 A lot of these brands are ones I've worked with in the past, purchased from and highly recommend. I do hope you found this post helpful. 

So what are your favourite items to give as gifts to people? Nigerians will you be buying gifts for your loved ones this season? Any favourite Nigerian brands that I should add to the list? I'd love to know. 

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  1. This is a very helpful post....thank you.
    I will be buying gifts but food items and fabric.

    1. I'm glad, thank you for reading. I think food and fabric are good gift ideas for Nigerians, food especially in this recession and fabric well you can't go wrong with it.

  2. very helpful post , loving the photography.

    1. Thanks Damie, long time no see on the blog, good to have you back.