As with any birthday celebration, there should be gifts to commemorate the occasion, and this very special day should be no different.

In keeping with that spirit here are gift ideas inspired by some of Madiba most captivating quotes.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”






There are quite a few books that was written in honor of Mandela, but the ones that are most treasured, would be those where his favorite quotes are found. To mention but a few…




and obviously the famous Long Walk to Freedom will top the list of great gift ideas…



On his way to the Parade to give his famous speech, Madiba stopped at an old friend for a cup of tea. We partnered with the Mandela School Library Project, because of his love for tea and above all his love for education. This is why a portion of the profits of the Mandela tea are donated to benefit this worthy cause.







“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

The most important gift you can give to your own children is the opportunity to learn. The history of our country and the struggles and sacrifices that have been made to where we are.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”



When our Constitutional court was opened, we saw that all eleven official languages are represented.



This year you can gift yourself by learning phrases in a new language. We have eleven official ones in our country so there are plenty to choose from and it’s scientifically-proven to be great for your brain.

“When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat”

A perfect Madiba quote that highlights the importance of persistence and determination.

So, when you drink you next cup of tea, think of all the organic benefits that Mandela tea offers, the tea is rich in antioxidant that helps to maintain a healthy immune system and an active mind. Please proceed to buy honeybush, rooibos, and buchu teas here.

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