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Holiday Gift Guide

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!

UNDER $20
African Mineral cube candle$12 – 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 $18.50.  Great for friends, co-workers and customers who you want to give a little something to light up their holiday.



Pair of Taper candles$14 – 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.



Beaded African Animals$15 – Lions and Elephants and Giraffes… Oh my!  Handmade beaded African animals, perfect for any animal lovers on your list.






hand painted ceramic bowl and spoon rest$15 – ceramic bowl
$18 - ceramic spoon rest – You’ll love these handmade ceramic pieces so much, you’ll want to buy a gift for yourself!  Multi Color Ethnic or Blue Moon designs are full of color for all those bright sparks on your shopping list.


UNDER $35

Hand painted candles$22 – 3"X4" pillar, burns 60 hours
$26 – 3"X6" pillar, burns 80 hours
$30 – 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, and the like.




hand painted ceramics$23 – ceramic mug
$23 – ceramic square dish – Bring out the animal in your boyfriend or husband with an Animal Print hand painted mug or square 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.


UNDER $60
Combo’s!!
Every candle needs a holder - so these combination gifts are the solution.  Ideal for the new home owners, recently married
friends & family, and candle lovers
on your list!
Hand Made Candles
$36.50 – 3"X8" pillar and a candle coaster.  Try a Multi Color Ethnic pillar with a black Candle Coaster, beautiful for splash of color for any home.






Pair of Hand Painted Taper Candles
$42 – pair of tapers with taper candle holders.
Safari gold tapers in Brown or Black taper holders, stunning.

Hand made ceramics
$46 – ceramic mug & square.  Someone special on your list will enjoy the start of each day with a hand painted Carousel coffee mug and square dish, perfect for fruit or cereal. Full of color and whimsy, great for early risers or those who need a wake up call! 
Hand painted linens

$50 – For those chefs, bakers, and food lovers in your life, a perfect selection is a hand painted apron.  Fun & colorful in three different designs – each one a unique piece of art.

 Hand Crafted Candle Holders
$56 – small pillar stand/vase and 3"X6" pillar.  Our unique pillar stands have a distressed look, perfect for summer cottages or casual rooms.  As it stands one way, it shows off a colorful pillar, turn it the other way, and it holds your flowers.  Terrific two-in-one.  The Yellow stand with a Summer pillar say it all.

And for some special people on your list, there is no budget –
Best Friends & Loved Ones
Hand made ceramic friendship bowl$40 - Friendship tea lights
$65 – Friendship bowls
Charming African Ladies extending the open arms of friendship adorn these beautiful hand crafted tea lights and bowls. No better way to send the message of friendship and love.

Celebrating Kwanzaa?
We are excited to offer these Kwanzaa Collections made exclusively for Thumbprint Artifacts!  And as this is a celebration of African American culture, how special to light your week with candles hand made in South Africa.
Kwanzaa taper candle collection

$40 - Kwanzaa Taper Collection
7- Hand painted taper candles; 3 red, 3 green and 1 black





Kwanzaa Cube Candle Collection$84 - 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.





For those who have everything – Join The Club! 
The Club - 6 month deliveryNew, fun, and a great way to always have something to anticipate!  With the Candle Club subscription program, fresh candles are delivered to your home every month, every-other month, or 3 times a year!

12  Deliveries per year – save 15%
Plus FREE candle holders!
Pair of Tapers only $11.90* each month
PLUS a pair of taper holders FREE with first delivery

3"X6" Pillar only $22.10* each month
PLUS our black and white candle coasters FREE with first delivery

6 Deliveries per year- save 10%
Pair of Tapers only $12.60* each month you receive a delivery
3"X6" Pillar only $23.40* each month you receive a delivery

The candle club - 2 month delivery3 Deliveries per year; our Holiday Package! - save 5%
Pair of Tapers only $13.30* each month you receive a delivery
3"X6" Pillar only $24.70* each month you receive a delivery
*Note: pricing does not include handling and shipping

For full details, check it out at The Club


Looking for a Gift Box?
Hand painted candle Gift BoxEasy and complete.  Our selection of Thumbprint Artifacts Gift Boxes start at $28 and are inclusive of gift box, and personalized enclosure card with your message.  Perfect for those on your list who you are not able to give your gift in person – we’ll take care of all the details!


Just can’t decide…..
We also have Gift Cards! With so many splendid colors and designs, you might just want to let the special people in your life select the items that best match their personal taste and home décor. Starting at $25.

Thank you for browsing our Holiday Gift Guide.  We hope this helps to make your shopping easy and stress-free. ‘Tis the season to be jolly!  Each purchase from our selection will bring joy to not only the lucky person on your list, but also to the hands and hearts and homes of those artisans who make these beautiful products.

Happy Holidays!