Please note: Products were available and the product information was correct at the time of publishing (November 2020).
There is nothing more luxurious than satin! So, why not spoil that special lady in your life with locally handcrafted, luxury satin robes, pillowcases and sleepwear cami sets from Blue Willow Boutique? This brand-new e-commerce store offers shoppers their choice of stunning gifts packs (that include a cami set, robe and satin pillow case in your choice of white, navy or blush), or the option to choose each of the products separately. Be sure to visit their social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram to see their range of beautiful satin products.
How about a handcrafted personalised piece of jewellery that she can cherish forever? It doesn’t get any more personal and special than that! Silvery offers stunning engraved necklaces, bracelets, bangles and rings, as well as beautiful name necklaces. Just a fair warning, you’ll want to buy EVERYTHING, they’re all so beautiful. Make sure you get your orders in soon though, as their personalised jewellery Christmas orders close on 11 December 2020. Click here to shop now.
Is she running low on her favourite perfume? Then why not get her a brand-new bottle at Ascot Cosmetics? This online beauty store is the go-to place for ALL types of perfumes and scents from a wide variety of brands from across the globe. Expect brands such as Bvlgari, Yves Saint Laurent, Vera Wang, Hugo Boss, Chanel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana and many others. You’re bound to find the perfect fragrance here. Also, be sure to take a look at their online exclusives and cosmetic offers.
Why not give that lovely lady in your life the gift of stunning jewellery or watches? At Bella Luna, you can shop the widest range of international watch and jewellery brands and have it delivered right to your door. Think brands including Thomas Sabo, QUDO, Lorus, Nomination, Engelsrufer, Olivia Burton, Daniel Wellington and much more. Visit their website to take a look at their various ranges and shop now! Did you know that they offer free gift wrapping for every order and that you qualify for free delivery with orders over R750? Score!
Most ladies won’t leave the house without their handbags. So, why not gift her with a stunning Guess handbag to carry all of her everyday essentials in, in style. Guess offers a wide selection of gorgeous handbags in an array of colours, styles and sizes. You can either shop these handbags at one of their various stores across the country or simply visit their website, shop and have it delivered.
Add some extra spoilage to her Christmas with a beauty gift set from Edgars Beauty. They have sets for makeup, skincare, perfume, lipsticks and much more from plenty of different well-known, popular and much-loved beauty brands. Click here for more festive gift sets.
Please note: Products were available and the product information was correct at the time of publishing (November 2020). Also, products are subject to availability.
Do you have a man in your life that loves to grow, groom and maintain a beard? If yes, then you need to check out the Honuol Beard Grooming Care Kit from Takealot.com. This beard grooming set comes with beard oil, beard balm, scissors, a wooden brush, a wooden comb and a cloth bag to keep all the goodies together. This is an all-in-one set ideal for his daily beard grooming needs. The unscented beard oil and beard balm both have organic ingredients to keep facial hair and skin hydrated, moisturised, silky soft, healthy and groomed. You can get one from Takealot.com for R850* (but currently on special at R599).
Most men appreciate a nice bottle of tipple. And just in time for the festive season, Jack Daniel's has a variety of gift packs perfect for that special man in your life. You can get yours at various bottle stores around the country. We think a Christmas gift winner is the Gentleman Jack Gourmet Crate. This crate is packed with 750ml Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack, 16 x Ferrero Roche chocolates and 140g milk chocolate nougat for R1 039.95* at Netflorist. All of the products have been arranged on wood wool in a wooden crate.
Now, when it comes to Mantality, we can't suggest only one gifting idea. We absolutely love everything on their site. You can find items for every type of man, whether he's geeky, sporty, likes being well-groomed or is the ultimate braai master. A few of our favourites of ours includes the Man Stand Organiser & Charging Station (R749*); the Star Wors three-piece braai set – May The Sauce Be With You (R265*); and last but certain;y not least, the KettleCaddy Braai Pizza Oven With Pizza Stone & Paddle – Gen III (R2 899*).
Give him the gift of a cologne or fragrance! We know just the place where you can get your hands on a wide variety of brands from all over the world. Ascot Cosmetics is an online fragrance and cosmetics store that stocks the biggest names, including Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Aramis, Hugo Boss, Mont Blanc, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, YSL, Mugler and many others. And if he's looking into get a brand-new cologne, why not check their wide range of international brands and find something that might tickle his fancy?
Now, onto ManCrates! We love these as they make awesome gifts for any occasion, including Christmas. From the Outdoors Man Crate (R2 020*) for those who like to spend time out in nature and the Camping Man Crate (R1 370*) for those like to camp out and rough it to the Braai Man Crate (R1 320*) for the dudes that love to braai up a storm. There are a variety of options to choose from, click here to see the full collection. They also have other cool gifts available on the site if you want to add a little something else to his prezzie.
Everybody deserves a little pampering, including that special man in your life, so why not treat him to something relaxing and indulgent from Sorbet MAN? Get him a gift card to cover a few indulgent and relaxing treatments, such as a Sorbet Man Shave (R245*), a Power Manicure (R215*) or some manscaping (between R30 and R810*). Or you can get him some Sorbet MAN products to use in the comfort of his own home.
When it comes to cosmetic and fragrance gift sets, be sure to visit Ascot Cosmetics. Offering a wide range of international brands from across the globe, you’re sure to find the perfect gift here. Take a look through their selection of super gift sets here, ranging from big names such as Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Prada to Payot, YSL, Paco Rabanne, Pure XS, Elizabeth Arden and many more. There’s something for both men and women.
Want to be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping gift sets? Edgars Beauty has plenty of options for you to choose from! Take a look at their variety of skincare sets, makeup gift sets, fragrance gift sets, and bath and body gift sets. No matter what sort of beauty goodies your loved one is interested in, you’re bound to find the right one at Edgars Beauty.
Is the person you want to gift this festive season a lover of Daniel Wellington accessories and watches? Then why not spoil them with one of their amazing gift sets? There’s something for everyone, whether they prefer a minimalist look or love to make a statement with a bold piece. Click here to take a look at Daniel Wellington’s selection of accessory and watch sets for him, her and couples.
This festive season, Clicks has an amazing Christmas Gift Guide that’s jam-packed with loads of hampers ranging from luxury fragrance sets for men and women, bath and body sets, makeup sets and much more. Also, plenty of the items within the Click Christmas Gift Guide make for ideal stocking fillers. Click here for more stocking filler ideas.
For some gift set inspiration and ideas, why not hop onto the internet and take a browse through Takealot.com? They offer a wide selection of products across a variety of categories, making this a great place to get your hands on a couple gift boxes for mom, dad, the kids, your wife or hubby, friends and colleagues. You can never go wrong with the Chocolate Lovers gift box! Or a Chroma Handcrafted Gin Gift Pack. Or the Johnny Walker Black Label Whisky and Snack Gift Box.
Looking for a stunning gift set to put a little sparkle into someone special's eye? Then be sure to take a look at Pandora's collection of festive gift sets. You'll have a choice from the Sparkling Snowflake O Pendant; the Sparkling Snowflake; the Sparkling Pink Heart Family Tree; the Free Heart and the Sparkling Heart Bracelet. These are absolutely stunning!
Simply — what a hidden gem! Tucked in the business district of Meadowdale, Adriatic supplies the food industry with catering equipment and Italian food products. And yes, they're also open to the individual consumer looking to feed four mouths. Find rows and rows of food products: pasta, pasta sauces, coffee, sweets, cheese and wines. These imported foods can be bought at ridiculously low prices. Buy a tin of humble chickpeas for R14.27*! Plus, if your lucky stars are aligned, you will be served a cappuccino on the house while you shop. Even though you're in a warehouse, you are sure to feel at home with the warm staff.
Take a short trip from Adriatic to the Green Cross Outlet Store, also located in Meadowdale. Most people overlook a good pair of comfortable shoes in favour of the pretty pieces of trash that can’t get us from one side of a mall to another without killing our soles. Recently, I invested in some trendy Green Cross boots (yes, Green Cross may not scream stylish or trendy, but you will be surprised what you find). Well, those shoes have got me walking on sunshine (the “I used to think maybe you loved me, now baby I'm sure” kind). What’s even better is this outlet store gives you the previous season’s shoes at clearance low prices! We spend half our time sleeping and the other half on our feet, so invest in a good mattress and good shoes … at Greencross!
Artists, craft lovers, home renovators, listen up! If you haven’t been to Herbert Evans yet, where have you been all its life? Seriously, this IS your little heaven. They stock everything your creative heart could ever desire. And their prices are much more reasonable than most art supply shops. Don't forget to get there in August and stock up on their half price sale! You will thank me later. You're welcome.
Ladies, we all have our favourite spots to stock up on beauty products, but without wanting to gloat or anything, I’ve found the best. And the cheapest. This little secret in Turffontein takes you into a beautiful world of shiny bottles, elegant fragrances and welcoming, knowledgeable service. From Dior to Clarins and Lancome to Chanel, get the very best prices in fragrances, makeup and skincare at Ascot Cosmetics. Their low prices are even competitive with duty-free! And if, unlike me, you are not a fan of driving all over Jozi to find great deals, they deliver to your door!
Here is a haven for the flower lover, the flower arranger, the florist, the caterer, the decorator and ... you get the picture. All the flowers. ALL the flowers — at low prices. With its many stores, they also sell candles, serviettes and loads of party accessories, so you can kit yourself out for your next dinner, child’s party or any other big event.
If you want a deli shopping experience and you're not in the mood for the Adriatic's big warehouse shopping, get to Super Sconto. Centrally located, this family run business is passionate about Italian food. Find a large range of excellent imported goods. From pastries to pasta, biscuits to cheese, olive oil to cold meats, water to cleaning products, they have the foodies smiling. That smile gets even bigger when said foodies sit down for delicious lunch and coffee at the restaurant!
I may have lost your trust by adding a pharmacy to this list, but hang in there. You will find medicine, soaps, razor blades, shampoos, burn kits, tissues and everything for human existence at lower-than-competitive prices. Yes, you read that correctly: lower-than-competitive. If you pop down to this unassuming centre in Alberton, you will find yourself in a mega-store almost the size of Joburg. Shop for everything, except — or possibly including — the kitchen sink. You can also order online or over the phone and they will deliver anywhere in Joburg — FREE! No one ever seems to believe me, but I have saved a whole lot of coins at Springbok.
The perfect place for gifts! This factory shop is a calming treat. Find bowls, solar lights, glasses, storage containers, glass bottles, olive oil bottles and much more at lower factory shop prices! Plus, every time you go there, they have redesigned the layout of the shop with new, fun décor ideas to get you inspired. How lovely.
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