Marketplace Africa – Eco Friendly Gifts That Give Back to the Community #GiftGuide

If you want to shop sustainably this year, support small business, or like to avoid big box stores, I’ve got a shop for you. If you just like unique and high quality products at a reasonable price- this is a shop you will love. Marketplace Africa has clothing, bath and body products (and I’m in love with some of these already), purses, bags,- really, gifts for everyone on your list. GREAT hostess gifting as well. Thoughtful gifts anyone would love to receive.

This online platform lets Africans can sell their one-of-a-kind handmade goods to the US, UK and entire global market.  Now customers seeking to purchase a unique gift this holiday season can feel good as they are buying directly from the source in Africa which in turn helps boost the economy. The site offers fabulous products in fashion, jewelry, handbags, body care, and select home décor items.

shop small is an E-commerce platform created for African designers and entrepreneurs to tell their stories and sell their products directly to consumers everywhere, with no start-up costs. Business owners can stay focused on what they love to do most while expanding to international markets. They have a partnership with DHL, the leading global logistics experts in Africa,that lets these small businesses navigate international shipping regulations and meet the delivery time expectations of global customers. As you shop from African small businesses, you can select from familiar, safe payment methods, and have the products shipped to your home with confidence and security. It’s totally a win-win.

For more information on Marketplace Africa visit

La Bella Pink Bath and Body

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 la bella pink

Bathes are a thing of wonder. They not only cleanse the body but also soak the soul, rejuvenating and re-energizing. After a long day of home tending or office tending a bath is a great way to de-stress. After keeping Tommy from either putting gum in Tina’s hair or gumming up the copy machine, a nice hot bath can make the day melt away.

 fizzing soaps

La Bella Pink has a line of soaps and fizzy baths to further induce soul soaking. With creative designs and conscientious products like those of their pink lemonade soap which includes curly swirls or their slice of Frosted Black raspberry vanilla cream soap which looks good enough to each and is as fun to use as any kids bath toy. Also available is the Ultimate Bath Cupcake which looks as good as it smells. You can feel good about using these products, too, since they are approved cruelty-free and vegan.
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