Christmas is all about giving but it can be hard to find gifts that offer something different. At Nkuku we are always trying to develop new products that tick all the boxes: sustainable, ethically made and gorgeous. This year we have pulled together a gift guide to help you find something unique.
Our Savannah Leather accessories are hand made from start to finish by one craftsperson. The skills and techniques used today are those once used to make saddles. The untreated leather is dyed with tree bark and vegetable extract which creates this beautiful golden tan colour that enriches with time. Choose from a selection of styles elegant shoppers and stylish satchels.
Our iconic Kiko’s provide the perfect way to personalise a gift, capturing and sharing a memory with a keepsake or photo or creating your own work of art with a sketch or collage using fabrics, feathers or foliage. These versatile frames come in a wide choice of sizes and orientations and materials from antique zinc to brass. The frame is literally shaped and soldered around the glass, leaving faint soldering marks that hint at the crafting process behind each creation.
Treasured and Individual
Our jewellery collections are skilfully created by a fair trade enterprise in northern India. Each detail, bead and join is carefully crafted by talented artisans honing skills that have been passed through the generations and also some new ones learnt along the way. The delicate pieces come in a variety of striking and unique designs and each one is gift wrapped in an elegant suede pouch, making them a lovely Christmas gift.
Our leather journals are rich with character and ripe for adventure, the leather cover is filled with tactile cotton paper and a generous leather strap. The paper is handmade from recycled cotton rags and given new life in these beautiful notebooks. The perfect gift for travellers and writers and a stylish addition to meetings and keeping day to day life in order.
Stylish Ceramics for the Home
Every kitchen needs a piece from our Indigo Drop Ceramic collection, be it the generously sized mug that just nests perfectly in your hand with a warm cup of coffee or tea, or a stunning bowl for serving festive treats. This beautiful collection is handmade. The pattern is painstakingly painted by hand using brush strokes in this eye catching Indigo Drop design, it is a humbling process to watch and really makes you appreciate the qualities of these handmade pieces.
Gifts for Creative Cooks
Our mango wood chopping boards are perfect for budding chefs, the Nalbari collection has a rich patina created from different natural shades of mango wood. Practical and stylish, these chunky boards are great for serving anti-pasto, pizza and other culinary delights. Our mango wood is a sustainable product working with trees that have stopped bearing fruit and providing farmers with a complimentary income for their wood. We love the colours and textures of this wood.
All our gift ideas have been skilfully and beautifully handmade by artisans who have a profound knowledge and understanding of the materials they work with; with patience and dedication that provides consistent quality and attention to detail, illustrating astounding traditional skills that can never be reproduced by machine, bringing pleasure and purpose to our homes and providing the perfect Christmas gift.