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Here's Where To Support Local This Christmas!

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Want to shop local for your Christmas gifts this year? Then why not support these small, unique and local South Africa businesses. Just know that when you purchase from their ranges, they do a happy dance! So, why not make their festive season extra special by giving them some well-deserved support, even if it means following them on their social media platforms, liking and commenting on their posts, and of course, purchasing something from their stores. 

Beauty

SWAE Accessories

SWAE Accessories are a quirky husband and wife team, who have been working as a Management Couple at various prestigious lodges and hotels throughout South Africa for over a decade. When Covid hit, they decided it was time to shift gears, combine their passions and skills, and turn their side hustles into a full-time venture. They packed up their '72 Volksibus and moved back to Joburg where they've set up studio!

The concept of their first product launch – the Rotating Makeup Carousel – was born from her obsession with makeup artistry and his incredible skills as a craftsman! For years, he has been creating innovative and space-saving ways to help his wife store and display her makeup, fragrances, jewellery, and scarves. The Rotating Makeup Carousel is made from natural materials such as wood and cork. And their design wouldn't have been complete without including patterns that reflect the love for their unique African experiences. These patterns include Shwe Shwe prints and succulents to offer something truly unique. They also offer custom-made items as well.

Also, they're kindly offering Joburg.co.za readers 10% discount when using the promo code "joburg" at their Yaga store.

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KiKi Beauty

Looking for luxury skincare and makeup to add to your collection and incorporate into your daily beauty routine? Then be sure to take a look at local beauty brand, KiKi Beauty. Their skincare range contains a large percentage of the finest natural or naturally derived ingredients (also, animal testing is not tolerated!) and as for the makeup – beautiful and exciting additions that's sure to add a burst of colour to any makeup look! A few of our favourite products include the Volcanic Gold Face Exfoliator for radiant and smooth skin; the Moon Drops Serum Skin Rescue for problematic skin (a godsend for pesky breakouts); and the Peppermint Priming Water (oh-so refreshing, and smells amazing!) Yours truly has tried these products and highly suggests them! They will make perfect stocking fillers for those who love skincare and all things beauty.

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Clothing

Takkleberry

There's nothing that boosts one's confidence more than beautiful underwear. And if there was one local brand we'd suggest for this lovely gifting idea, we highly suggest Takkleberry. Visit their website and browse their collection of stunning, colourful, and beautifully crafted underwear, all handmade in Cape Town. There are plenty of different designs, cuts and colours for you to choose from. Also, you can either buy your beautiful undies in sets (bottoms and bras) or separately. Be sure to take a look at their size guide on the site before placing your order, just to ensure you get the right size. We have been eyeballing this brand for weeks, and have our favourites ready and waiting in our carts!

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Blue Willow Boutique

How about a luxurious cami set? Or a lovely and oh-so elegant robe? Or smooth and silky pillow cases? Wander over to Blue Willow Boutique online and take a look at their beautiful selection of clothing items, available in a range of colours. Also, other than supporting a local brand, you'll also be empowering South Africa women! All of these stunning garments are carefully handmade with love by local seamstresses. These garments are sure to make the perfect gift for someone special, or for yourself if you're looking for a spoil. Click here to take a look at their collection of satin garments.

blue willow boutique

Vintage Lover

Vintage will always be cool. And if you're looking for some cool printed tees like we used to wear in the 90s, vintage clothing, sunglasses, patches and themed collections, then be sure to visit Vintage Lover! Shop online or visit their store in Cape Town if you happen to be heading that way for the holiday season! We love their themed collections that range from seasonal goodies (think Halloween and Christmas) to various TV shows and movies including Brooklyn 99, Harry Potter, American Horror Story, Stranger Things, Rick and Morty, Riverdale, Twilight, Grey's Anatomy and many more. Click here to take a look at what else you can find on their online store.

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Jewellery

Poppy Dots Design

Beautiful jewellery that's great quality and affordable are difficult to come by. So, if you're looking to spoil that someone special with something that's sure to dazzle them, then Poppy Dots Design is sure to have just the piece of jewellery they will love. Also, shopping on their online store is super convenient and easy. The sizing guide is accurate, so be sure to do your necessary measurements before ordering a beautiful ring (we did just this, and it arrived and fit perfectly). Delivery is quick (two days to get to us in Joburg), and the packaging is just lovely!

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