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10 Heritage-Inspired Gift Ideas

gift ideas-caftan, headwrap, necklace & earrings, shoes, gray bow hat, flowing white shirt

Gift-giving rule #1: never give the extraordinary women in your life an ordinary gift!  Whether you’re celebrating a special lady’s birthday, looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas or another occasion, take the time to choose a standout gift that says “you’re special to me.”

At Ashro, we’re partial to Afrocentric gifts that honor both the recipient and her African American heritage. And for that special fashionista: unique clothing and accessories that complement her unique sense of style. With that in mind, here are 10 of our buyers’ favorite gift ideas for Mother’s Day, birthdays and beyond:

Black woman wearing white shirt with 'Black Women Rock!' bling wording
  1. Does she love to relax at home, or entertain in casual, elegant style? Then we bet she’d love a flowing, luxurious Afrocentric caftan—long, short or somewhere in-between.
An African-American woman wearing a short red, white, and black floral print caftan and black leggings.
Anya Short Caftan
African-American woman in zebra and cheetah print caftan with matching headwrap
Gaia Caftan Dress
A smiling black woman wearing a long caftan in a black with white circles print and a matching headwrap.
Shantell Caftan

2. Would you love to see your favorite lady treat herself to some serious pampering? How about gifting her with a mom-and-me spa or salon day—complete with facials, massages, manicures, whatever she loves best.

3. Another heritage-inspired choice for fearless fashion plates: a glamorous headwrap in a stunning African print. (She’ll find ideas and tips for tying it on our website, too.)

A smiling black woman wearing a yellow, black and white sunburst print headwrap, and a matching Afrocentric print top.
Black woman wearing black, red, orange, white print headwrap
Black woman wearing orange and black geometric print headwrap

4. Speaking of headgear, if your mom has a well-known weakness for church hats, consider treating her to a coveted Jack McConnell hat. Known as the “King of the Milliners,” McConnell’s timeless style and meticulous handcrafting lives on in our exclusive Jack McConnell collection.

Black woman wearing gray hat with white flower ribbon
Jack McConnell Floral Cloche
black woman wearing straw hat with elegant blue florals and clear beads
Jack McConnell Mesh Band Hat
African-American woman wearing big yellow mesh overlay with flower hat

5. For the woman who has everything, experience gifts make wonderful choices. A trip to the theater, a concert, dinner at the hottest restaurant in town—these will all be remembered long after those Mother’s Day bouquets have wilted.

6. A queen deserves to be adorned in sparkling jewels! Fine jewelry always makes a great gift, but don’t overlook dramatic fashion jewelry that she’d love indulging in but wouldn’t think to buy for herself.

gold circle necklace with matching earrings
silver diamond glitzy necklace and earrings
gold faux-pearl and diamond bracelet and drop earrings

7. Many African Americans have fascinating family histories waiting to be discovered. If she has an inquiring mind when it comes to your family’s roots, she just might love to receive her very own DNA test kit.

8. What woman doesn’t go wild for adorable—but comfortable—shoes? Give her the best of both worlds in a pair of leopard print or faux snakeskin flats or slides.

1 black and 1 yellow simple open-toe pump shoe
red, black, and lime green geometric-print slide shoe
blue slide shoe with diamond jewels and beads

9. Spoil her a little, with an outfit designed by one of the hottest black fashion designers on the runway! For starters, check out our exclusive Reuben Reuel collection of flattering misses and plus size fashions!

10. Want to give her a truly extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime gift? Treat her to a weekend trip to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. It’s an experience you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives.

African-American woman in yellow, black, white sunburst print off the shoulder dress from Reuben Reuel Collection
black woman in pink and blue print dress in front of big wood doors
Nefertari Dress
African-American woman wearing pink and blue multi-print headwrap

2 thoughts on “10 Heritage-Inspired Gift Ideas

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  2. I have a ?. How much approximately are your Gaia caftans. The gold one on sight is beautiful. I’m just looking for ahead for birthday gift for my best friend who is African American thanks

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