It's Not Too Late! 5 Last Minute Gift Ideas that Give Back

One week to get your present under the tree, and we know you've been busy. Don't worry though - it's not too late to get a thoughtful gift that empowers artisans around the world! Order from Far & Wide by Friday and choose the expedited shipping option and we will guarantee your present arrives by the 24th. 

To help you out, we've picked out some gifts that are sure to please..

1) Studs from Afghanistan 


Delicate yet bold, these studs feature uncut precious and semiprecious stones, including tourmaline, lapis lazuli, rubies, aquamarine and emeralds, which are left mostly uncut to reflect an ancient and rustic Afghan tradition. They are set in silver or 18 kt. gold-plated silver. You can read more about the artisan who makes them here and shop handcrafted Afghan studs here.  

2) Scarves from India and Afghanistan

Whether you are shopping for someone with a polished, refined style, or someone who likes to dress a little more eclectic, we have the scarf for you. Our Afghan Silk Scarves are handwoven from pure silk, and can dress up an outfit for any occasion. Our Kantha Scarves from India are one-of-a-kind, made from vintage silk saris. Both support the livelihoods of the artisans who make them. Browse our whole scarf collection here

3) Fun Jewelry from Swaziland

These collar necklaces are fun and easy to wear, and they make the perfect gift for eco-conscious fashionistas. To make them, recycled magazines are collected and transformed into original and stunning beaded necklaces available in an array of beautiful colours. Shop these necklaces from Swaziland here and browse all jewelry here

4) Limited Edition Wall Art from Afghanistan

Give the gift of art this year. The vibrant blues in this work of art are ground from the semi-precious stones lapis lazuli and turquoise, both native to Afghanistan, and made into a limited edition print of only 100. Created with breathtaking detail, this striking print is not scripted, but rather a natural miniature, portraying freedom, expression and modern art. Having lived through the oppression of the Taliban years, Tamim Sahib Zader, as an artist, is determined to give his people and his country a voice. His work has been shown in contemporary art museums from Doha to London. You can find this print here. 

5) Gift Card

Right up until the 24th we can provide e-gift cards so you can let them choose! 


See more gift ideas here

Hedvig Christine Alexander
Hedvig Christine Alexander


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