I love Christmas more than any other holiday in Kenya. When Christmas is approaching, no one has to remind you. You will see by the look of things in town.
You will notice glittering Christmas trees in many shop outlets and massive crowds of shoppers. At the supermarkets, you will be welcomed at the door by smiling Father-Christmas dolls.
There are many different things that people buy for their loved ones. But these are the 7 most popular Christmas gifts in Kenya 2018.
1. Crucifix pendants
Most Kenyans start their Christmas day in the church to celebrate the birth of Jesus. A pendant necklace with a cross makes the event more colorful. This is a gift that is popular with both men and women and tops our list of 7 most popular Christmas gifts in Kenya 2018.
2. Christmas cakes
A celebration will never be complete without a cake. Most cakes signify unity among those who share it. It is a sign of bringing people together. Bakers enjoy lots of business this season as there has been an increase in demand for cakes frosted with Christmas lettering and decorations.
Candles can brighten up any occasion, especially if they are brightly colored. Currently, most people are buying candles with Christmas color themes like pink, green, red, white, purple, etc. to help them decorate their rooms.
4. Travel bags
Most families that live in urban centers travel back to their rural homes to spend time with their family and other relatives.
Other families opt to go for a trip to holiday destinations like Mombasa. Travelling bags are currently on demand and are one of the most sought-after Christmas gifts.
5. Lovely outfits and shoes
When I was a young girl, we had something called “Christmas clothes.” Every child would pressure their parents to buy them new clothes, which they would wear on that day.
This is still a trend today, and the best thing is that most parents take their kids out on Christmas day. Lovely outfits and shoes are one of the most sought after gifts whether they are for kids or adults.
6. Swimming outfits
One of the most unique activities that most people engage in this holiday season is swimming. Most people go to relax at the beach; swimming outfits are one of the gifts that people will do anything to have.
Ankara or kitenge is colorful African fashion. Women can make dresses, skirts, blouses, shoes and even earrings out of ankara fabric.
Men make cute ankara shirts as well. It looks that this season many have fallen in love with them.
Christmas is a lovely holiday, and many families celebrate it in style. As everyone is preparing for this day, these are among the top-rated gifts that many are buying right now.