African Inspired Mother's Day Gift Guide

african inspired mothers day gift guide

African Inspired Mother's Day Gift Guide

"I'll always love my mama, She's my favorite girl, I'll always love my mama, She brought me in this world" sing it with me ya'll! This classic song by the Intruders sums up how we feel about our Mothers especially around Mother's Day. So we've curated a list of 8 African inspired Mother's day gift ideas she'll love. No cookie cutter, cliche gifts here I'm talking striking patterns, ancestral meaning and of course African print fabrics.

Let me know in the comments which one(s) you're thinking of giving your favorite girl. I've got my eyes on 2, 4 and 1!

African Inspired Mother's Day Gift Guide

8. Ancestral Chain - Peace Images Jewelry

peace images jewelry ancestral chain necklace afrocentric jewelry mothers day gift ideas black mom


Our ancestors are always with us and guide how we and our mothers live this life. Think of her grandmother or great mother for example. Gift your mom a reminder of their greatness with this beautiful necklace by Peace Images jewelry.  Handmade with gold vermeil and brown enamel this grand but petite necklace represents so much of who we are and where we've come from. 

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7. Mom The Legend T Shirt - Three Little Bird Tees

three little bird tees mothers day legend t shirt queen tee shirt black moms gift


Three Little Birds must know your mom. She’s not a myth, she is a legend and queen of your family. What I love about this tshirt besides the message is how versatile it is. She can rock it with her power suit at work, your little cousins little league game or an art exhibit opening. Your mom is dope af! Show her how much with this cool tee.

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6. Adinkra Symbol XL Shoulder Bag - Reflektion Design

colorful red orange purple large tote shoulder bag with African symbols

Your mom carries it all with style and grace it's time she had a bag to match. This extra large plum, red and orange African pattern tote bag or beach bag no matter how it's used she'll enjoy the ample space and durable quality.

Features a vibrant African pattern that will elevate her favorite looks from jeans and a t-shirt day to a flowy sundress.

There's a large inside pocket for her phone, keys, shades and more plus the bag itself is sizable her books, snacks, beach towels or travel gear.  Made with a flat bottom and thick webbing handles wide too so the straps won't slip off your shoulder.

The pattern is an Adinkra symbol - rams horns which means strength and humility. We love the colors though it's such a statement bag.

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5. Dawole Bandana- Printed Pattern People

african fabric boho bandanas


Bandanas are a staple accessory and so multi functional. Your mom can wear it as a hair scarf, a face mask alternative, a handkerchief, a picnic placemat...the possibilities of how this bandana can be styled and worn throughout her  everyday adventures are a plenty. I'm a huge fan of the beautiful and colorful African print fabric used here. Unique and vibrant just like mom.

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4. Block print dinner napkins - Reflektion Design

red cranberry block print dinner napkins


Is your mom the hostess with the mostess? Always ready to entertain at a moments notice? Then these block print dinner napkins are the perfect gift. The deep red almost cranberry color is so rich these African inspired napkins will wow dinner guests or add something special to her own meals.  Create an amazing gift set, pair with our olive wood salad servers and placemats. 

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3. African Print Fabric Bib Necklace - Cloth & Cord

cloth and cord african print fabric bib necklace multi layered mothers day gift guide


She's vibrant and bold with a hint of sass, this African print fabric bib necklace checks all the boxes for your mom. Made from layered Ankara fabrics in red, yellow, black, green, and blue this jewelry piece commands attention. For a unique gift set, the earrings are an additional option. Either way, this necklace is like wearing a regal crown around your neck. It is the punctuation mark to her power suit in the boardroom or her favorite casual weekend outfit. 

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4. African Print Fabric Scrap Bag - Reflektion Design


african fabric scraps by the pound


If your mom loves craft projects this is the perfect gift for her. African print fabric scrap remnants are ideal for a variety of small projects: quilting, decor, art jewelry, scrapbooking or wherever her imagination takes her.

It's nice to have some scrap fabrics on hand for when the grand babies or nieces and nephews visit too.

The fabric is colorful, soft and durable it's a mix of patterns and colors which is a nice surprise. Ankara fabric remnants are a diy lover's dream.

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2. African Print Fabric Apron - Bespoke Binny

purple yellow african print fabric apron oven mits mothers day gift guide


Your mom is a celebrity chef without the restaurant or TV show. She’s that good and everyone knows it. So let’s make her look as good as one of her signature dishes. Imagine your mom commanding the kitchen while looking cute in this vibrant, handmade African print fabric apron at the next cookout or holiday dinner.  Your mom is going to receive compliments on the food and the apron this year.

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1. Woven Hand Fans - Reflektion Design

woven african bolga wall hand fans


For church, festivals or while strolling at the park, mom needs a fan worthy of her royal status. These woven African fans with leather handle are functional pieces of art - keep you cool then hang on the wall when not in use.  Available in a variety of beautiful and often one of a kind colors they'll keep mom cool festivals, picnics, lounging at the beach or at home. Grab a bundle so you can gift one to your mom, Nana, God Mom and aunties!

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We hope our African inspired Mother's Day gift guide inspired you to grab something special for the women in your life. There’s nothing boring or mundane about these items because they are a reflection of our traditions, culture and vibrancy. Whether given to your mother, aunt, mother figure or mentor these fabulous gifts are as special as the woman who will receive them.

For more African inspired gift ideas check out our shop Reflektion Design. 

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