Wednesday 22nd of March 2023

Nairobi, Kenya

Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Men

Finding the perfect gift for the men in your life can be complicated. While there are a few standbys that you can always count on (a trusty pair of socks, for example), you should feel excited about whatever you’re giving, and more importantly, you want him to be just as happy. No matter what you’re celebrating his birthday, your anniversary, Christmas, or another special occasion go with something tailored to him and your budget.

Get all the inspiration you need by taking a look at this list of the best gifts for men, which includes ideas for all the important guys in your life: your grandpa, dad, son, husband, boyfriend, brother, friend, and so on.

We have the best Christmas gifts for men to make him extra cheerful from luxe gifts he would never buy for himself, like the latest Apple product, to fun and quirky novelties he never knew existed, like a craft beer subscription. No matter what man you’re buying gifts for this Christmas, he’s sure to love what he finds from you under the tree for years to come.

1. Sweatpant

Giving the gift of comfy sweatpants might just be one of the best Christmas gifts for men ever. Outdoor Voices claims that they’re “the softest sweats you’ll ever wear,” made with lightweight, breathable, and stretchy CloudKnit fabric, so don’t be surprised if he never wants to take them off.

2. Sneakers Shoes

Sneakers shoes are stylish, but they’re extremely comfortable, too. They’re made of renewable materials (a eucalyptus upper and sugarcane midsole), lightweight, and machine washable, meaning he will never have to live with stinky running shoes ever again.

3. Cotton Robe 

Men deserve a cozy robe, too. This soft number is made of a waffle knit fabric, meaning it’ll keep him cool when he’s hot, and keep him warm when he’s cold. Now all he needs is a matching set of slippers.

4. Lounge Short for Men

Time for him to ditch his ratty basketball shorts for actual sleepwear. With this Christmas gift from Nice Laundry, he’ll upgrade his lounge shorts with fun embroidered icons to match any guy’s personality.

No need to sacrifice style for comfort because the breathable mesh fabric is just what men like but with a seriously soft lining that feels like a touch of heaven.

5. Apple AirPods Max

There’s a reason these headphones are a favorite of ours. With theater-like sound quality, he’ll never want to listen to his music or podcasts without these on ever again.

6. Shave Travel Kit

Nothing is more frustrating than running out of your favorite products while you’re traveling. With this kit, you’ll ensure he has all of his shaving essentials in one place.

It comes with a razor, cover, travel-sized shave gel, and a Dopp kit, so everything stays nice and neat in his suitcase.

7. Carhartt Legacy Gear Bag 30-Inch

Just like Carhartt’s durable outerwear, the Legacy Gear Bag can take on the elements with tough, water-repellent fabric and an abrasion-resistant base.

In the iconic Carhartt brown colorway, this stylish and sturdy bag is perfect for him to lug around his gym gear, camping equipment, and just about anything else a rugged man can think of.

8. The Fragrance Wardrobe For Him 

Buying a cologne for a man is hard, so let him decide. This eight-piece set allows him to try different scents by famed perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, who is known for his clean, delicate scents.

9. Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones

Got a guy with a rigorous workout regimen in the house? These powerfully great wireless buds will keep him in the zone with rich bass beats and a no-slip, sweat-proof design.

10. Sunglasses

These frames channel everything that was good from the ’70s (effortlessly cool eyewear) and none that was bad (chest hair sprouting out of wide-brimmed button-ups). Not only that, but they also work on any face shape.

Content courtesy of NFH Digital Team 

Two Rivers Mall Gift Card

Two Rivers Mall recently launched a Gift Card with eGiftAfrica. It is one of the most versatile gift cards in Kenya and allows one card to be redeemed at over 80 outlets at the mall. It is the perfect gift for family, friends & staff.

The partnership offers the options of the card being bought from the mall customer service desk as well as an eGift option.

This means that one can simply log onto Two Rivers Mall Gift Card from anywhere in the world and purchase the gift card for a loved one. Payment can be done via credit card or Mpesa mobile money and the recipient will receive the gift card in their email with a QR code.

The gift card offers more value through access to a variety of retailers and is redeemable in over 60 participating stores within the mall such as Chandarana Supermarket, Bata, La Elegant, Delvis Exclusive, Dr Jays, Manix and a variety of over 13 food and beverage restaurants.

The minimum gift card value can also be used to treat children to a fun day at Magic Planet and access an array of video games, trampoline, bumper cars and drop tower.

It gets better, one can redeem the cards full value or partially depending on their preference due to the extended validity period of 6 months from the date of purchase, unlike most shopping vouchers, the Gift Card is digitally monitored with every purchase redeemed real time hence the customer can keep track of his balance.

The perfect gift card for everyone 

Sharouk Jiwa – CEO of eGiftAfrica says, ”

Just imagine how many Kenyans living in the diaspora would like to gift their loved one living in Kenya, but are stuck with limited options?

Sharouk Jiwa – CEO of eGiftAfrica says,

“When we first launched operations in Kenya, we knew we would bring the best in class technology that would benefit many merchants.

By partnering with Two Rivers, it is a win-win for the mall, merchants and the end customer. It has always been difficult to gift someone living in Africa from outside the continent, but we have solved the problem with our eGifting solution.”

Rosemary Mutava – Customer Service Manager at Two Rivers says,

“We are excited to be working with eGiftAfrica and are amazed at the uptake of this product. Customers are lining up to buy the gift card, corporate companies are calling everyday to purchase the same for their staff and valuable clients. The product fits every occasion and we would encourage anyone thinking of the perfect gift to try the Two Rivers Gift Card.”

Two Rivers Development in Nairobi is a world class destination, being the largest mall in eastern & central Africa. The mall boasts a variety of international brands such as Carrefour Supermarket, Burger King & LC Waikiki.

eGiftAfrica is a brand of Giift, which is now the world’s largest loyalty & gift card network. Giift currently has over 1700 clients, 20,000 brands across 50 countries affiliated on the platform, which include airlines, banks, hotels and retailers. In Kenya, they work with Standard Chartered, KCB, Amex and Etihad Airlines. The company has operations across all continents and is seeing record growth year on year.

Content courtesy of Two Rivers Mall & Nairobi fashion hub Digital Team 

Top 10 gift shops in Kenya

Gift giving is something that should not be a chore. It must come from the heart. When you give gifts, you are giving something willingly without wanting something in return. Making someone feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the receiver that you were thinking about them.

This article gives you detailed information on the top gift shops in Kenya.

Swahili African Modern

More than 22 years ago, Swahili African Modern founder walked Nairobi’s vibrant city markets and fell in love with East African crafts and the men and women who create them. Over the past two decades, their team has helped that love blossom into an extended family of creative artisans across Africa and appreciative individuals around the world.

Since our earliest days in Kenya, we have expanded our network to Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Sudan, Mali, Nigeria, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and Senegal. Each of Africa’s 54 nations offers a unique array of beautiful crafting traditions, so we’re always excited to begin working in a new country!

At Swahili Modern, they believe that adaptation helps traditional African craft forms thrive. Artisans can earn a living from the comfort of home by doing creative work, so they have options beyond seeking work in cities. Through export, skills inherited through generations sometimes with deep rooted cultural significancecontinue to bring meaning, stability, and a sense of pride to entire communities.


1. House of Leather & Gifts

House of Leather & Gifts is well established company that has been in existence for over 20 years. We are located at Kenrail Towers Westlands, NHC Building Aga Khan walk, Elysee Plaza Kilimani Road , Panari sky Centre Mombasa Road and Hazina Towers in Nairobi.

2. Purpink Gifts & Florist

Purpink Gifts and Florist is Kenya’s leading online gift store. We love to make people happy and putting a smile on their faces each and every day.

Purpink Gifts was founded in late 2012 as a small business selling jewellery. Since then, the company has significantly grown to selling more than 1000 different products. It has also gained the trust of 10,000+ people in Kenya and all over the world.

They have a constant flow of new and exciting products that enter the market on a regular basis and believe in providing our clients with excellent service and personal touch.

3. Signature Kenya Gifts

Signature Kenya is a wholly owned legal entity based in Nairobi, Kenya providing quality gifts to all over the world with our well fully hand-made African inspired items for corporate entities and exotic gift baskets.

What sets Signature Kenya collection apart from the competition is that we develop Kenyan pieces, with a corporate touch and we take into consideration the corporate client’s brand messaging.

Quality and professional packaging is what we assure, each hamper is packed full of quality foods, drinks & produce. If you desire a customized /bespoke hamper, then you can build your own hamper by selecting the basket of your choice and filling it with any number of your favorite products, Everything is local, It’s all about Kenya, That’s why they are called Signature Kenya!

4. Rupa’s Gift Shop

Established in 1977 by the founder, Kirit Shah, Rupa’s Gift Center started off from very humble beginnings; a one man show concentrating on selling curios and African art. In 1985, with great vision and swashbuckling drive, he ventured into the world of engraving and sign making.

Rupa’s Gift Center has been a pioneer in engraving and trophy making since 1985. With five branches around Nairobi, our customers are guaranteed excellent service, creative design and immediate solutions. We strive to cater for all our clients’ needs by ensuring that all the goods and services are created in-house, maintaining our seal of quality and excellence.

Rupa’s supplies wholesale souvenirs and African artifacts, creating a signature range of exclusive products under the Blue Coral brand, supplying not only the Kenyan market, but various destinations including Uganda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

Rupa’s is responsible for the creation of customized trophies and awards for a range of award ceremonies and sporting events. We are able to create and customize trophies, awards, corporate gifts, promotional items and much more to your specifications. The Blue Coral range of signature gift items is the brain child of our in-house team of designers

5. Blueline Gifts

Blueline Gifts was established in year 1995 in Nairobi Mama Ngina and Wabera Street. Initially Blueline opened as stationery and travel goods shop with 3 employees. In 2011 Blueline relocated from CBD to Westlands – with this relocation came an investment in technology, training and stock. Followed by a focused, strategized growth which resulted in us triplicating our client base.

We have a huge range of gifts and giveaways in ready stocks. We work very closely with prime stockist with widest distributor base across the globe. We also engage factories directly for production of garments, leather gifts and bags.

With over 1000 products available from UK, Middle East and Asia, we have the ability to respond at short notice to short lead times, especially in relation to plain stock orders. Our tried, tested and trusted relationship with manufacturers and suppliers allows us to meet your bespoke requirements.

Their valued customers include corporate gifts distributors, advertising agencies, corporates’ & retail distributors.

6. Inscribed Gifts Kenya

Inscribed Gifts Kenya was established in 2016 with one particular objective… to be the premium resource for distinctive gifting. Since its inception, it has simplified the gift giving experience, making it a pleasant and uncomplicated process through which its customers signify special moments and significant events with the finest in personalized gifts.

In order to facilitate this process, we invested its efforts into developing an in-house operation for providing  top quality personalized gift items delivered within minimal time.

This innovative operation allows customers the option of personalization. Gifts that are personalized with a name, special message or even a unique logo or a picture.

7. The Banana Box Company

The Banana Box Company was founded in 1991, to empower people and effect positive and sustainable change in society, collaborating with communities, refugees and individual craftsmen and women to create and produce hand made crafts that have a deep story, products with a social mission and an environmental mission.

As an East African Company, we promise to foster partnerships that enhance local economies and encourage a deeper appreciation and understanding of African Art, Culture and History.

8. Spinners Web 

Spinners Web was originally created to provide a showplace for Kenya’s many spinners and weavers. The shop has grown to encompass ‘the best of Kenya’ at every level of handcrafted products. Because over 200 groups provide their products for sale at Spinners Web, the shop is a must see experience for residents and tourists alike.

In addition, we have the best prices in town. With our wide range of furniture and home furnishing suppliers, we can custom design any interior — be it an office, hotel or a home.

Finally, we are the exclusive outlet of Kenya Weaver bird Ltd , which makes beautiful hand-woven, custom-dyed pure wool or cotton fabric for curtains, upholstery, bedspreads, carpets, cushions, wall hangings and clothing.

9. Utamaduni Craft Center 

Utamaduni is the best African artisan market in Nairobi. Perfectly located in the leafy suburb of Langata the shop is easy to drop into on you way to some of the exciting venues in Nairobi such as the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust or the Giraffe Centre.

You can sit in the beautiful garden with refreshments and then wind your way through a treasure trove of shops, with friendly staff to assist and help pack or ship if needed. Make sure you make Utamaduni a part of your Kenya holiday itinerary.

10. Blue Rhino Africa

Blue Rhino is a “design-led” gift shop that evokes memories and dreams of Africa. Blue Rhino works with small local businesses, women’s groups, the handicapped and the many gifted but under privileged artisans in Kenya.

On top of its fancy gifts repertoire, Blue Rhino has developed an attractive range of cards using timeless Joy Adamson watercolors through the help of the National Museums of Kenyan and its Afromania Range. Blue Rhino’s collection of illustrated maps is a geographical delight that was created in the early 1900’s style of safari and wildlife, which Africa is famous for.

The Blue Rhino currently has four retail outlets – at the ABC Place in Westlands, at the Village Market, at the Hub in Karen and in Nanyuki. We also have a wholesale department and supply a large number of Hotel gift shops and lodges all over East Africa as well as export to Europe and the United States.

Crafting handmade products provides a particularly vital employment option for rural African women. The backbone of the family, rural women cook, clean, garden, care for the extended family and often shoulder the burden of paying school fees. Creating products from home around daily responsibilities empowers rural women as earners,

Content courtesy of Nairobi fashion hub Digital Team

Gift Shops In Kenya

Are you looking for best place to shop for gifts during this valentine’s  day don’t worry we got your back ,below are some of the gift shop where you can buy valentine’s day gift for her and him,”A home is a man’s castle.” So it deserves to be filled with lovely home gifts that complement your decor and furnishings.

1.Keswick Books & Gifts Ltd
2.House of Leather & Gifts
3.Signature Kenya Gifts
4.The Banana Box Company
5.Gift World Kenya
6.Purpink Gifts & Florist
7.Rupa’s Gift Centre Ltd
8.Gifted Hands Kenya
9.Rupa’s Gift Shop
10.Blueline Gifts
11.Inscribed Gifts Kenya
12.Langata Link Shops
13.Mt Kenya Sundries Ltd
14.Blue Rhino Ltd
15.IML Corporate Gift Shop
16.Pablo Gift Shop Nairob
17.Pablo Gift Shop Mombasa
18.Corporate Gift Center Limited
19.Kenyan Curio
20.Six Eighty Gift Shop

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub 

The Day After Valentines

The city has been caked in red with lots of balloons & roses to liven up all the restaurants.

Men crying foul because his date ordered fries, chicken burger & finished up with a chocolate brownie and caramel. Of course, she’s petite but she eats like a rabbit. 

Likewise, rose vendors have hustled through the day & all the extra coins are making their pockets heavy.

While, every love song has been playing on loop at your favourite radio station & you’re tired of hearing John Legends’ voice. 

Definitely, Facebook is filled with ‘I can’t believe he did it,’ ‘my bae is better than yours,’ ‘love conquers all,’ or ‘love is for birds.’

Whereas, your man has gone underground then you’re plucking off your red press-on nails as you breathe fire. If he did everything right, then, you’d be walking on sunshine.

Here are a few phrases, he might tell you and how to decode them.

a) It’s just a day I don’t know why you’re turning it into such a big deal. Since, you’re a not a big deal to me, I want you to drop this right now.

b) I’m busy till next week. I want to be alone. It’s not even a real holiday.

c) My phone died. Furthermore, I have limited imagination and don’t feel like making up excuses about missing Valentines.

d) Why can’t you treat me instead? Si life is all about equality nowadays. Similarly, I’m trying to push your buttons.

e) Ati a gift… I’ll give you the gift that never ends.  Of course, I’ll confuse you with sex so you can leave me alone.

f) I know what you like & I wanna treat you right. Definitely, it’s going to be an awesome day. 

g) You’re not really putting everything into one day. I thought that you weren’t like the other girls. Naturally, I’m trying to guilt into you giving me a pass on Valentines.

h) Why waste money on such silly things? In fact, I’m super broke & well I can’t really eat flowers so why waste money on that.

i) Is it a real day? Si i celebrate you every day. Finally, I wish you could stop bothering me with this nonsense.

Valentine’s Day Gift

What are meaningful gifts for Valentine’s Day? A gift from the heart speaks volumes, so give them a unique handmade item or something personalized to show just how much you care. For the best Valentine’s Day gifts, celebrate with a gift that holds significance for you and your sweetheart. Discover heartfelt jewelry for her or personalized bar ware for him and much more,Set the mood for a romantic evening! Shop for unique collection of personalized romantic gifts to find the perfect way to show the one you love how much they mean to you. Customize your romantic gifts for anniversaries and birthdays to make the night even more memorable, or create one-of-a-kind Sweetest Day or Valentine’s Day gifts your sweetheart will swoon over, for example you can buy sentimental glass keepsakes or picture frames her/him.


Valentine’s Day Gift for Her

Buy your Husband or Boyfriend a Valentine’s Gift as unique as your love for each other. Whether he’s a suave Gentleman in need of some new personalized cufflinks, undergarments for a true romantic or needs a few tips, location where you can buy those gift don’t worry we’ve got you covered! For more male gifts to tickle his fancy

Valentine’s Day Gift for Him

Are you looking for best place to shop for gifts during this valentine’s  day don’t worry we got your back ,below are some of the gift shop where you can buy valentine’s day gift for her and him,”A home is a man’s castle.” So it deserves to be filled with lovely home gifts that complement your decor and furnishings.

1.Keswick Books & Gifts Ltd
2.House of Leather & Gifts
3.Signature Kenya Gifts
4.The Banana Box Company
5.Gift World Kenya
6.Purpink Gifts & Florist
7.Rupa’s Gift Centre Ltd
8.Gifted Hands Kenya
9.Rupa’s Gift Shop
10.Blueline Gifts
11.Inscribed Gifts Kenya
12.Langata Link Shops
13.Mt Kenya Sundries Ltd
14.Blue Rhino Ltd
15.IML Corporate Gift Shop
16.Pablo Gift Shop Nairob
17.Pablo Gift Shop Mombasa
18.Corporate Gift Center Limited
19.Kenyan Curio
20.Six Eighty Gift Shop

Content Courtesy Of Nairobi Fashion Hub

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