Typical gifts Ghanaians receive at Christmas

Typical gifts Ghanaians receive at Christmas

From heavy traffic to decorations to a hike in prices and even most noticeable of all, the Harmattan weather, the Christmas holidays are here again and the need to give and make merry is upon us.

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Gift ideas for that special Him or for Her may have already been laid out but what are the typical gifts Ghanaians tend to receive during the festive season?

This week YEN.com.gh finds five common gifts that can be found in any Ghanaian home:

1. Hampers. Good old woven baskets filled with all kinds of edibles; this is a classic gift that never goes out of style during the holidays.

typical gifts Ghanaians receive at christmas
Christmas hampers are a family favorite gift

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2. Livestock/Poultry. Family members, especially from outside the main capital cities, tend to gift their relatives live goats or poultry to help them celebrate the happy season.

typical gifts Ghanaians receive at christmas
Goats are so popular, it is almost impossible to not receive one as a gift during Christmas

3. Foodstuff. If you don’t get a large bunch of plantains, a sack of cassava or many tubers of yam, are you really from a Ghanaian home?

typical gifts Ghanaians receive at christmas

4. African print cloth. This is another very popular gift especially around Christmas. Have no idea what to give your mum, dad or that favourite cousin? African Prints are your best bet.

typical gifts Ghanaians receive at christmas
This is an easy-to-find gift that won't break your budget

5. A crate of soft drinks. You can’t say this never happened. This was and still is (sometimes) one of the popular Ghanaian Christmas gifts; a whole crate of Coca-cola, Fanta or Sprite.

typical gifts Ghanaians receive at christmas

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