ANKARA GIFT IDEAS: Unique and Empowering Gifts that Last a Lifetime
THE SEASON OF GIVING
Giving is often linked with Christmas. Something special I’ve learnt in my career journey is that there’s power in giving with purpose. Gifts from those who’ve seen and supported my quest to become a professional fashion designer have aided my growth because their gift had a purpose. So, in the spirit of Christmas, I’d like to share this path with you and explain giving with purpose.
A GIFT FROM MY MOTHER
It all started at age 7. My wonderful mum bought me a DIY sewing kit that had to be hand-stitched to create the cute pink pig soft toy pictured on the packet. As a painfully shy child, to the extent where I’d hide behind my mum’s skirt, piecing together this toy ignited confidence. I realised the power in my hands and that I could actually achieve anything I wanted! This mind-blowing discovery sparked my curiosity, and I became eager to explore what else my talent could do. I’m forever thankful to my mother for giving me that gift.
MY TEEN YEARS
My lovely Aunt Yvonne also saw my talent and gifted me with my first sewing machine at 14 years old! I still use it to make samples today. Yet another powerful example of giving with purpose.
A GIFT FROM THE PRINCES TRUST
Another memorable gift I received was in my early 20’s. I was awarded a £500 grant from The Princes Trust. Having a wider range of people support my craft further fuelled my confidence. The prince's trust funding enabled me to buy an overlocking sewing machine that allowed me to take my sewing skills to the next level of high craftsmanship, which I also still use today.
So this is how giving with purpose has played a part in shaping my career. Having people believe in your talent makes a big difference!
GIFT IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS
This Christmas, I’d like to encourage you to partake in giving with purpose. We all have gifts to inspire- whether it’s a word of advice or a physical present. Choosing a Christmas gift with purpose is an excellent way to spark confidence in others. Life-changing gift ideas that will last a lifetime include Ankara gift ideas, sewing African print designs, and giving other life-changing Christmas gifts.
AN INSPIRATIONAL GIFT
Comment below and tell us who you will be giving with purpose this Christmas. If you’re looking for inspiration on giving with purpose, consider giving an Ankara gift, a symbol of African fashion that will last a lifetime. Our African Store has a range of Ankara gifts that will inspire and spark confidence in the recipient.
From all of us at MamMaw, have a very Merry Christmas!