Your Gift Guide to gifts that keep on giving!

Your Gift Guide to gifts that keep on giving!

It's that time of year again!  Welcome to the Thumbprint Artifacts Holiday Gift Guide providing you with a selection of unique and beautiful, fairly-traded gifts for the lucky people on your holiday shopping list. Choose from a wide variety of items, all handcrafted in South Africa. Each gift includes a story card that enables the receiver to learn more about the hands that created it.  And these are gifts that keep on giving as each purchase helps to provide self-sufficiency to the artisans, most of whom are single mothers. We hope this Gift Guide will make your shopping easier and the joy of giving even better!


African Mineral cube candle
$10 – 2"X2"X3" cube candle; hand poured and hand painted in one of our holiday designs, African Mineral, Christmas, Judaica or Kwanzaa.  Make it complete by adding a candle coaster for a total of $16.00.  Great for friends, co-workers and customers who you want to give a little something to light up their holiday.

Pair of Taper candles
$12 – pair of tapers tied together with a story card about the hands that made the product. You might want to purchase several pairs of these as they are not only ideal hostess gifts, but also great gifts for teachers, Secret Santa, or next door neighbors. Try Desert Rose or Blue & Green for a colorful, year round option.

African Beaded Animals

$14 – Handmade Beaded African Animals  Perfect for any animal lovers on your list.


$10 - NEW Soylites Travel Lites. Aromatherapy oils allow these candles to be a deep skin moisturizer. Available in three different scents.  A great travel companion!


Shabbat Candles

$16 - Shabbat Candles in a variety of designs; Judaica, Hamsa and White on White. These hand crafted candles come in packs of two pairs and make a perfect hostess gift.

Christmas Votives

$18 - Box of Votives. Pick your favorite candle collection and get a set of 6 votives in a box with a story card. They make a special stocking stuffer! 

Hand painted candles
$20 – 3"X4" pillar, burns 60 hours
$24 – 3"X6" pillar, burns 80 hours
$28 – 3"X8" pillar, burns 100 hours
Pillars, pillars and more pillars make a home cozy and enchanting over the winter months.  Excellent for girlfriends, aunties & moms!

Hand Painted Ceramics
$22 – ceramic mug
$22 – ceramic square dish – Bring out the animal in your boyfriend or husband with an Animal Print hand painted mug or dish.

Original teabag Design tea lights
$24 – What can be more creative than a tea light made from painted recycled tea bags?  Artsy friends, fair trade supporters, daughters and sisters will truly appreciate the terrific story behind this product and the warm glow of these lights

Gift Boxes




Gift Boxes

Kwanzaa Candles!

Kwanzaa taper candle collection

$38 - Kwanzaa Taper Collection
7- Hand painted taper candles; 3 red, 3 green and 1 black

Kwanzaa Cube Candle Collection

$80 - Kwanzaa Cube Collection 
8 – Hand painted 2X3 cubes, 7 of these display a symbol of Kwanzaa and a bonus cube is multi-color in red/green & black.

This selection is just a sample of the beautiful hand crafted products that we offer.  Have a browse of the website to mix and match and come up with your own gift combinations.  All orders can include a personalized gift card - and take advantage of our Flat Rate Shipping of only $9.95 on retail orders to anywhere in Continental US! 

Thank you for shopping with us and making a difference.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season!
The Team & Artisans at Thumbprint Artifacts







$24 - $36 - Pick from a selection of Gift Boxes that make your shopping even easier.  Presented just like you wrapped them yourself with personalized enclosure card.