This one is a no-brainer. Find your nearest Lindt Chocolate Studio and get your hands on all the different types of chocolate that you know your Valentine loves, throw them into a gift bag or wrap them and voilà – a sweet Valentine’s Day gift is ready! You can either create your own “lucky packet” from choosing a selection of decadent chocolates in the many different flavours, or you can take your pick from the boxes they have ready and waiting. The LINDOR Strawberries & Cream chocolates look just divine and nothing says “I love you” like a LINDOR Heart Tin filled with choccies.
We all know and love Woolies, and they’re always there when we need them, especially on Valentine’s Day when we have NO gift in hand for our special someone! Here, you can pick up a bouquet of flowers (if they haven’t all sold out yet), grab a box of chocolates or a few sweet treats, pick out the best bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, maybe even get your hands on his or her favourite fragrance and shop for some sexy lingerie. There are so many options to choose from. And if all else fails, there’s always a Woolies voucher or a homemade dinner for two, thanks to all the goodies at Woolies Food.
You wouldn't associate The Crazy Store with Valentine's Day, but here we are! And to think about it, they have quite a few cute and cheesy Valentine's Day goodies to put a smile on your sweetheart's face. Let's be honest, if there's one day you can be cheesy, it's definitely on Valentine's Day. Best of all, their gift ideas won't bust your budget. They have cute little things from helium foil balloons, plushy toys and lovey dovey mugs to novelty voucher booklets, wooden plaques with sweet messages on them and heart-shaped candy.
Whether you’re looking for something for the special lady in your life, the man of your dreams, a little something for friends and family, or need something to throw together a glamorous look for your hot date this Valentine’s Day, The Body Shop will have just the thing. Everyone loves a little pampering here and there, and this is a great place to stock up on all the good stuff. Take your pick from bath and body goodies, skincare items, beautiful gift sets, fresh fragrances and much more.
Speaking of pampering, you can also treat your loved one to something special from Sorbet. Get them a gift card for a massage or Dry Bar session, get your hands on a bunch of lovely products or choose a pretty gift set. Here, you’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Just pop into your nearest store. Luckily, you can find one almost everywhere you go. And for him, why not gift him with a pamper session at Sorbet Man! There's also a nice selection of products if he's into that sort of thing.
Edgars is your one-stop for all things makeup, skincare, fragrance, nails, brands and gift sets. And to make your last-minute gift shopping even easier, they also offer free signature gift wrapping. Crisis averted! For her, take your pick from fragrance and skincare treats that you know she’ll love. And for him, there’s everything from Nivea and Tom Ford to Aramis and Givenchy gift sets available.
If your partner is more into the outdoorsy stuff, then why not get them a quick gift from Cape Union Mart. They have a bunch of fab gifting ideas for him and her. “Like what?” you might wonder… well, let’s share a few ideas with you. Gifts for him: Hydroflask coffee mug, a Red-E RSP80 Power Bank, a GoPro Hero 5 and a Zartek ZA-748 Two Way Radio. And for her: Volcano Motion Bluetooth headphones, the Victorinox Cape Protea tool or Sunski Originals sunglasses. The options are endless.
There's no better gift than giving someone an experience of a lifetime, and there's no better place to find those than at Gift Experience South Africa. No matter where you are in South Africa, you'll find something fun, exciting, thrilling or even relaxing for that special someone. What can you expect? Well, you can spend some quality time together making chocolate truffles in Muldersdrift, indulge a little with a chocolate and champagne pairing or spend an afternoon quad biking out in Parys. Visit Gift Experience South Africa to see what else they have to offer.
Another idea if your partner is a little bit of a bookworm, get them their favourite book for Valentine's Day from the best book stop of them all - Exclusive Books! Make it a romance since it IS Valentine's Day (they have plenty of those). And if you're not too sure if he/she is the romantic novel type or if they enjoy the thrills that a gripping mystery offers, then there's always the option of getting them a gift voucher, which leads us into our next gifting idea...
You can’t go wrong with vouchers! And best of all, you can find them absolutely anywhere and everywhere. Sure, it might be a little less personal, but as long as you get the right store voucher, at least some thought went into it. If she likes clothes shopping, get her an Edgars, Woolworths, Truworths or YDE voucher. If he enjoys gaming, visit BT Games or Steam and buy him some new games.
We will admit, this one is pretty cliche, BUT it works! NetFlorist has a variety of Valentine's Day gift sets that'll be delivered to your sweetheart, no matter where she or he is. She could be on a business trip in Durban and you can still spoil her with something sweet. Click here to take a look at all the Valentine's goodies they have lined up, pick your favourite, enter all their details, pull out that credit card, pay and BOOM. Done. As easy as that. See, Valentine's Day doesn't have to be difficult.
We all know and love NetFlorist, which is why we just had to add them to the list for Valentine's Day gifting options. Since Valentine's Day is on a Sunday this year, you'll need to order something well in advance to ensure that they get it in time. You have the entire weekend to make this lovey dovey day extra special. From personalised items and cute hampers to the usual chocolates, flowers and teddy bears, they'll definitely have something special to spoil your Valentine. Check out their separate gift ranges for both Him and Her, add to cart, set the date for delivery, pay and click. You're done. Now to get onto planning your special evening.
But what if the usual chocolates, flowers and romantic dinner for two isn't your Valentine's thing? Not to worry, surely Celestial Gift Experiences will have the thing! They offer a variety of experiences for him and her to try - perfect if your sweetheart has an adventurous spirit. We love the sound of the Xtreme Drifting Experience at RedStar Raceway in Mpumalanga, the opportunity to drive a Ferrari racing car, or the gyrocopter fly-in safari day for two. The options are endless, all you have to do is visit their site and check out what they have in store. There's something for everyone.
Has your Valentine got their very own Pandora bracelet? If so, why not help them add a few charms to their collection? Pandora offers a wide selection of ranges that's sure to delight your sweetheart, whether they're a die hard Harry Potter fan, have a deep love for Disney, or adore all things Star Wars. Other than an extensive collection of bracelet charms, they also offer beautiful rings, necklaces and earrings, you certainly will be spoiled for choice... well, your Valentine will be. Everything they have to offer in-store and on their website are all too beautiful to pass up. Click here to see their 2021 Valentine's Day Collection!
Let's face it, shopping for your man can be quite a difficult task. We never know what they want and most of the time, we cannot find any awesome, 'not so lovey-dovey' gifts ('cute' gifts can be a little cringy). So, if you're in search of gifts that are more manly and rugged, then check out Mantality.co.za. They have something for any type of man - the gamer, the tech guru, the adventurer, the stylish, the crafter and even the DIY man.
Speaking of manly gift ideas, have you checked out Mancrate just yet? We mentioned them last year in our Christmas gift guide, and we must say, we're still totally in love with them and their awesome crates packed with great goodies. And not only do they look amazing, they also come with their very own mini pry bar to get into - we think that is a rather interesting twist to the experience. A favourite of ours in the Braai Man Crate, filled with a black braai apron, seasoning grinders, aluminium braai tongs, a True Utility Firestash, Timber Lites, a camo cap, sunblock and lip balm. There are a variety of packs to choose from. No matter what your man loves and enjoys, there's sure to be a crate perfect for him.
For a delivery that's extra special, why not check out InMotionFlowers.co.za? We discovered them just recently and love absolutely everything on the site. They have a selection of goodies to choose from, including custom gifts and hampers, Valentine's goodies, flowers and even corporate gifts. We were looking for something 'different' for Valentine's Day and came across the Red Roses & Willow Heart, Love In A Bag and Pink Lilies & Roses In A Vase. But don't take our word for it, go take a look for yourself.
Gents, you know a lady cannot go anywhere without her handbag. It's an essential for us ladies, so why not spoil your wife/girlfriend/Valentine with a stunning handbag from Via La Moda? These genuine leather handbags are designed in a variety of styles, leathers and colours. All you need to do is find out which one she loves without busting the surprise. Easy enough, right? We hope so. Good luck!
What will you be getting your Valentine this year? Tell us in the comments below!
Please note: Products were available and the product information was correct at the time of publishing (November 2020). Also, products are subject to availability.
Spoil your little ones with delightful gifts from the awesome land of Toy Kingdom. They have everything you... oops, we mean... Santa Claus will need to excite the kids this Christmas. And to ensure that shopping for the little ones is a breeze this year, take a look at Toadie's Festive Gift Guide 2020 here. The guide has tons of toys that your children will absolutely love, including the awesome LEGO® sets, assorted Hape educational toys for the littlest ones, Build-A-Bear cuties along with a wide range of beautiful accessories, Thomas & Friends and Dragons goodies, and much more. Click here to take a look at their gift guide now. Best of all, you can shop online, 24/7!
This festive season, you can get your hands on a variety of awesome toys at Toys R Us. Be sure not to miss out on their Big Book of Wishes Gift Guide 2020, filled with a wide range of toys, games, goodies and more! There's something for all ages, ranging from garden and outdoor fun, sports and wheels, gaming and tech, preschool and infant toys to waterplay, workshop and building, dinosaurs, action figures, LEGO® sets, plushies, Barbies, and much more. The Big Book of Wishes deals will be available until 24 December 2020, so be sure to visit your closest Toys R Us branch or shop online on their website before time runs out!
For educational toys, furniture, dress-up stuff, puzzles, and arts and crafts, Polly Potter's Toy Store will certainly have something special and unique for your little ones. A few of our favourites include the Deluxe Toolbelt Set, perfect if your little darling loves to tinker and 'build' around the house and let's not forget the cute Mermaid Blanket, because who doesn't want to be a mermaid? There's also a wide range of educational toys that'll help develop your child's skills, pretend play goodies to let your children's imaginations run wild, as well as arts and crafts and music toys that are sure to delight. Visit their online store and take a look at what else they have to offer.
Do your little ones have a love for LEGO®? Then why not take a look at what the Great Yellow Brick Company has to offer! From LEGO® filled advent calendars and exciting LEGO® building sets for both young and old, to LEGO® accessories and much more, you're bound to find the perfect gift here. There are also themed goodies including Star Wars™, Harry Potter™, Jurassic World™, Minions, Minecraft™, Powerful Girls™, Super Mario™, Unikitty!™, and many more! Best of all, you can order these sets and accessories online and have them delivered right to your door. Talk about easy shopping!
You can never go wrong with a bicycle! It's one of the key experiences we all go through while growing up: learning how to petal, learning how to steer, learning how to ride it without the training wheels. It's a must for all children. Also, it's great for improving their coordination and balance. And at Makro, they have a few kids' bicycles on promotion. For boys, girls, toddlers and older children, head to Makro and take your pick from their options. Also, be sure to take a look at their Kids Gifting Catalogue 2020 for more present ideas for the little ones.
Takealot.com is known for having a wide range of products, which makes it the perfect place to do all of your festive Christmas gift shopping. They have plenty of toys for kids of all ages, ranging from active play and superhero action figurines; trading cards and LEGO® sets to board games, puzzles, Barbies and much more. Visit their app or website and get started on your Christmas gift shopping now.
We have a few options for everyone you need to shop for this Christmas: something for him, her and the kids. We also have a few stocking fillers and 'lust-haves' for you to check out. We hope this helps those of you who need ideas and giftspiration. Happy shopping, guys!
Planning on doing some of your festive shopping at Northgate Shopping Centre this holiday season? Then you'll definitely not want to miss out on their Spend & Win Competition. Spend R150 or more at any Northgate Shopping Centre store, answer a simple question on their website, and you’ll be in the running to WIN one of 5 Big Boy Scooters bi-weekly, from 23 November 2020 to 30 January 2021. Click here to find out more about the competition and how to enter.
For that special lady in your life, your loving mother, your wise grandmother, the fun aunt, the best sister in the world, your best friend – we have a selection of stunning gifts for her that you can choose from. From skincare goodies and gift sets to perfume, beauty treats and more, we have it all covered if you’re fresh out of ideas.
Having trouble finding the perfect gifts for the important men in your life? Not a problem... grab some giftspiration here! We were thinking Sorbet MAN treats, Jack Daniel's gift sets, beard kits, an awesome Man Crate (click through to find out what that is), grooming items and maybe even some cologne. What do you think? There are so many awesome gifts out there for men, such a pity we can't list them all!
Christmas gift shopping for the kids is easy! Just find out what they love, head to your closest toy store and shop ‘til you drop. It’s that simple. But sometimes it's nice to surprise them with something they weren't expecting. We have options for you to suss out from toys for boys and girls, games, tech gadgets and even a few clothing necessities with their favourite cartoon characters on them.
We all have a something expensive and extravagant that we lust after, be it a stunning Louis Vuitton handbag, a Rolex watch, Le Creuset kitchenware for the food savvy, or a Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee machine. So, if you’re looking to spoil a loved one (or yourself) with a ‘lust have’, check out our favourite luxury gifts here.
If you’re taking up the tradition of hanging those Christmas stockings this year, you’ll definitely need to find a few bits and bobs as stocking fillers. Think small toys, some festive candy and chocolates, a cute pair of socks, phone covers, stationery for the little ones and gimmicky items to put a smile on your loved ones’ faces. Here are a few ideas.
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!
This advent calendar will most definitely put a sparkle in your (or that special someone's) eye! Available at Takealot.com for R1 800 (on special at the time of writing this) and Zando, the Destiny Jewellery Advent Calendar with Crystals from Swarovski, will delight with this dainty box containing a variety of sparkling jewellery pieces. The box contains four pairs of earrings and four pendants with crystals and pearls from Swarovski; and 13 charms (some with crystals from Swarovski). There are also two necklaces and a bracelet for your charms. And to ensure that you are buying authentic crystals from Swarovski, the Swarovski seal comprises the latest security features. To establish the authenticity of the Swarovski seal tag or sticker, you can verify the tracking number on the Swarovski website. How fabulous!
Another one for the makeup lovers! If you're a big fan on M.A.C.Cosmetics, then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity of purchasing the limited-edition Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar. Filled with 12 M.A.C. Cosmetics makeup surprises, this is a fun and exciting way to add to your makeup collection and count the days until Christmas! This is another advent calendar that sells out fast, so be sure to visit M.A.C. Cosmetics online store and get yours now!
We all know and love The Body Shop! And this year, they're making Christmas extra merry with some cool advent calendars, jam-packed with your favourite Body Shop goodies. There are three options for you to choose from depending on your festive budget. First up, there's the Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent (from R2 750*). If you're not keen on spending that much, there's the Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar (from R1 800) or the Make It Real Together Advent Calendar (from R1 200). A few goodies include the Mango Hand Cream (30ml); Moringa Fragranced Bath Bubble (28g); Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub (50ml); Coconut Lip Butter (10ml); Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter (50ml); and much more.
Do you love Clarins beauty and skincare products? If yes, then you're definitely going to love this! Available online at Clarins.co.za ONLY, you can get your hands on their 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar from R1 985! Enjoy 24 make-up and skincare surprises that will give you a gorgeous glow during the festive season! They also have a 12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar for R1 050 with 12 Clarins best sellers if you're looking for a smaller option. Please note, these sell out FAST! So, order yours online before it's too late!
Count your way down to Christmas with the festive Mood 12 Mini Gins Collection Box from Yuppiechef! This is a deliciously refreshing rollercoaster of flavour, featuring 12 fun-sized 40ml bottles of gin from a variety of local distillers. It's the perfect opportunity for you to savour and explore the South African craft gin scene. It's also a great gift for a loved one who enjoys a good G&T. A few gins you can expect in this advent calendar includes 48 Gin Pink Gin, Cape Town Gin Rooibos Red Gin, Monks Mary Jane Gin and Indlovu Original Gin, just to name a few. Be sure to order this beauty before stock runs out!
This one is for the makeup lovers! If you have a fondness for essence cosmetics, then be sure to pick up their 2020 essence Ho Ho Home for X-Mas Advent Calendar (R499* exclusively from Takealot.com). Each day until Christmas Eve is a surprise with this stunning calendar, gifting you with 24 carefully selected and lovingly arranged Christmas-themed presents from Essence. Jam-packed with beauty favourites from the standard range in original size and limited products in a Christmas design, it is THE must-have for the festive season.
Christmas is not Christmas without chocolate! And Lindt has the perfect advent calendar for all you chocoholics. Take your pick from the LINDOR Advent Calendar (158g) filled with milk, dark and white chocolates with a smooth melting filling OR the LINDT TEDDY Advent Calendar filled with even more sweet thrills. As for prices, you'd have to visit a Lindt store near you. You can also find these at select Clicks and Woolies stores, or order them online!
Why not gift your little ones with the joy of LEGO®? They have a variety of LEGO® advent calendars that are sure to delight this Christmas. This is certainly a fun way to get into the festive spirit, with 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the season. There's the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (R349.99), the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (R549.99), and the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (R449.99). Take your pick and have a blast building a mini LEGO® world! Do keep in mind that these sell fast, so be sure to get your hands on them ASAP! If they are out of stock, simply just provide your details on the desired advent calendar page and they'll notify you when they receive more.
How about something different this year? We're absolutely loving the Funko Pocket Pop! advent calendars this year! Head to Takealot.com and add the Funko Pocket Pop!: Harry Potter Advent Calendar (R1 249) to your cart! Each calendar has miniature figurines of your favourite Harry Potter characters, making it the perfect addition to any Funko Pocket Pop! collector.
Another great treat before Christmas is NetFlorist's 12 Days Of Christmas Gourmet Advent Calendar. A unique touch for this calendar is the fact that you can personalise it with your name or the name of the person you're gifting it to, along with a festive message for the holiday season. Now onto what's important - what's inside! Each day brings an envelope filled with candy and treats. The envelopes contain Kit Kats, Skittles, M&Ms (peanut and chocolate), Haribo Happy Cola sweets, Oreos (original and golden), Jelly Teddies, Cadbury Nutties, Cadbury Astros, Liquorice Allsorts and creamy vanilla pieces. This advent calendar costs R499.95 and can be ordered online at NetFlorist.
Not keen on any of these? Not to worry, there's always the option to create your own for your family and friends, and have them do the same for you! All you need to do is by a ready-made advent calendar box – Takealot.com has one, the Christmas Toyshop Advent Calendar! It's a great option for the kids, but you can use it for anything and anyone. It's R595 per box* but the best part is you can reuse it every year. Or why not get your hands on the Christmas Tree Advent Calendar for R1 095? Now for the fun part – buy 24 bits and bobs that you know your kids/partner/recipient will enjoy. This definitely adds a lovely personalised touch to the advent calendar.
Love all things chocolate? Then you need to subscribe to My Chocolate Box for your dose of this rich treat. By joining this subscription, you'll receive a box filled with decadent chocolate goodies every month. What sounds better than that? Some of the brands you'll receive include the fine quality Afrikoa, Nova and Lindt chocolates. This is the perfect sweet treat for any chocolate lover.
Contact details: 0861 777 279 | mychocolatebox.co.za
The Yuppiechef League Of Beers Monthly Club is the perfect subscription for beer aficionados. With this subscription, you can choose between a monthly curated collection of six, 12 or 24 new craft beers and old favourites. This package comes with free online tasting notes as well as a free Introduction To Craft Beer Course. If you want to test the waters before diving into a monthly subscription, you can opt for a once off box instead.
Contact details: 0861 702 4969 | www.yuppiechef.com
Is there anything better than receiving a monthly selection of newly released books? We think not, which is why we are so enthralled with The Secret Book Box. This subscription offers a themed monthly book box for children (up to 12 years), teenagers (13 - 19 years) and moms. Each box contains a book straight from the publishers, as well as a few extra age appropriate goodies.
Why not join a wine club? With traffic, screaming kids and looming deadlines, you deserve to splurge on your fill of fine wines. Wine Of The Month has four clubs - Wine Appreciation, The Best Value Club, Wine-Of-The-Month and The Reserve Club - that gives you a monthly or bi-monthly selection of lovely wine. These boxes include six or 12 bottles of panel selected wine, SA Connoisseur Magazine, neck tags, tasting notes and food pairings.
Meat and biltong lovers will adore the monthly subscription box from York's Biltong. With this subscription, you'll receive four yummy biltong products delivered to your door between the 2nd and 6th of each month. And, you'll receive a free chopping board with your third delivery. Biltong products on offer include beef, chicken and bacon biltong as well as droëwors, salami and cabanossi. Yum!
Gin is in. If you have yet to discover why, then The Gin Box is just what you need. South Africa's premier craft gin club, The Gin Box offers monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly box subscriptions. In your box, you'll get a 750ml bottle of unique gin, a selection of local or international tonics, three gourmet food items and all the inspiration you need to craft your own gin masterpieces.
Do you know of any other subscription boxes? Let us know about them in the comments section below!
Discover an African tale at Bridge Books. This bookshop is filled with fictional stories about our continent and people. Offering books for kids and adults, you won't be disappointed. With both new and second hand books, Bridge Books has gifts to fit any pocket. Stop by and find the perfect read for your friend or loved one.
Typo takes stationery to a whole new level, making order and administration fashionable. However, Typo offers more than just stationery.
They have products for both men and women, such as cups, water bottles, bags and more.
Typo is one of the best spots for gift shopping. They offer a wide variety of tote bags, including Harry Potter, Friends and Mickey Mouse themed bags.
Check out more from Typo here.
Sorbet Man is one of the best spots to get a voucher as it provides a variety of treats to choose from.
They offer a great selection of treatments for the modern gentleman who loves to look and feel good. Offering haircuts, shaves and hand and foot treatments, a voucher at Sorbet will be a great gift for any man.
Miniso is one of the most unique retail stores around and is home to some of the best gifts. Their wide variety of unique and interesting items makes gifting easy.
We suggest that you check out their beauty products. Offering more than 5000 products for both men and women, you'll find something for anyone. Fragrances for him and her, body lotion, lipstick, face powder, eyeliner and foundation are just some of the beauty products you'll find at this store.
For more, check out our Miniso vs Typo article.
Buying gifts for women has been made easy, thanks to the power of online shopping. Now it's possible to buy anything from jewellery to spa vouchers in a jiffy. But if you prefer something a little more personal, try these gifts for her or these top ten gifts for women. So what are you waiting for? Go and get the lovely lady in your life a surprise gift or spoil her for Women's Day.
Shopping for men is notoriously difficult. They just seem to always have everything they need. But no more! We have found a multitude of gifts for him. From classy booze and beard care products, to nifty gadgets and delectable cologne, we have something for every man out there.
Make festive season shopping a breeze with our great festive shopping guides for him, her and the kids. Shopping for a lot of people? Then stock up on stocking fillers for adults and for the little ones. Or gift families with something they can enjoy together. Forgot someone on your list? No worries, this last minute gift guide will make gift giving a breeze.
After all moms have done for us throughout our lives, from cleaning and cooking to nursing and supporting, they deserve an extra special gift. Any old piece of jewellery or box of chocolates just won't do. Instead, she deserves a personalised gift made just for her.
Our dads are our heroes and as such, they deserve fantastic father's day gifts. But somehow they're always so difficult to shop for. Whether's he's a gadget geek, an outdoor fanatic, a bit of a nerd, the guy who always saves the day or just your dad, we have something he'll love.
We all love spoiling our kids, from their baby shower all the way until adulthood. There's just something about their happy squeals of joy and ebullient giggles while pulling apart wrapping paper that delights us. Luckily, spoiling them is easy with the bright and colourful toys and gadgets all around.
Bring the romance to life with a well thought out Valentine's Day treat for the love of your life. Whether it's a gift for him, a gift for her, a last minute spoil or even a treat for your little one, a Valentine's Day gift is the perfect way to show that special someone how much you love them.
After spending years working hard and studying, graduates deserve a little something special. Spoil them with a journal, alarm clock, trinkets, watch, work bag or an engraved pen. These gifts will be something for them to cherish forever.
Sometimes, you need an exceptional gift for an extraordinary person. Whether the recipient is a friend, partner, family member, child or colleague, you can show them how much you value them with a custom made gift. For something even more significant, gift them with a lovingly hand-made gift.
For a great engagement gift or for the perfect wedding present, why not spoil the couple with gifts for their new home? That way, they will always remember you as they grow from strength to strength, from moving in together, to having their first child, to the time they retire.
If you still can't find a gift, even after all these guides, then perhaps consider gifts based on their hobbies. Try finding awesome outdoor gifts, gifts for writers or what about gifts for car enthusiasts? These gifts will be greatly appreciated and put to good use, too.
So you've gone out your way to make sure your loved ones have the perfect gift for all occasions. But you still need to wrap them. Whether you choose traditional wrapping paper or dainty gift bags, check out these quirky stores for all your gift wrapping needs.
Wrapped in an iconic shade of night blue and elevated by the sparkle of crystals, the Holiday 2019 Collection evokes magic, wonder and nostalgia. Delicate angel wings, asymmetrical shooting stars and shining details remind us of our important place in the galaxy.
Created with mixing, stacking and layering in mind, the coordinating styles and matching pieces of Timeless Elegance and Pandora Celestial are ideal for meaningful holiday gifting.
Completing the celestial theme of the season is the new Pandora Zodiacs Collection in sterling silver. The astrological symbols style seamlessly with the holiday collection’s other styles. Wear your zodiac sign proudly or show your loved ones that you know them by gifting them their star sign.
Contemporary designs and updated stone settings compliment the celestial expression. Raised stones increase the brilliance and sparkle of the stone, and they've introduced a healing heart cut on select pieces. It’s a perfect expression of love in time for the season of giving.
In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Pandora introduces a collection of Harry Potter-themed jewellery. Pandora will debut a capsule collection of 12 hand-finished products, including charms, pendants and a bracelet inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter.
Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley are brought to life as sterling silver charms, along with recognisable symbols from the popular books and movies, like the Hogwarts Castle and a limited edition ‘Golden Snitch’ pendant in Pandora Shine.
Completing the collection is a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry charm, Dobby the House Elf holding Harry Potter’s sock behind his back and a Hogwarts Express charm with “Anything from the Trolley, dears?” engraved on the bottom.
All four Hogwarts house charms are represented in sterling silver double dangles with craftsmanship details that will excite super fans, like a front disc detailed with the house logo surrounded by crystals in house colours. On the back disc, the edges are detailed with crenellations, in reference to the battlements of Hogwarts Castle and a bail shaped like the Hogwarts crest.
Style the pieces from this collection on the Golden Snitch Bangle, which is an update of a classic Pandora Moments bangle, featuring the iconic Quidditch symbol at the clasp.
The Harry Potter x Pandora Collection will be in Pandora stores worldwide.
Cotton:On Kids offers a range of kids clothing. The little ones will love the fun and youthful colours and prints.
The store has exciting kid's clothing and many options to choose from. Although the clothing is for kids, the clothes are fashion forward and on trend.
Who says kids cannot accessorise? Soda Bloc has a wide variety of accessories, which include jewellery, sunglasses, watches and more.
This is the perfect spot to grab some stocking fillers for your little trend setters.
It's a world of storytelling and imagination at Skoobs!
Your children's reading journey starts here. This spot is filled with adventurous tales for little kids, tweens and young adults.
It's a definite must-visit!
Bargain Books is one of the best bookstores around.
This bookshop has a wide range of books, with endless genres for the kids to immerse themselves in.
They also sell some quirky book accessories for book loving children.
Toy Kingdom has all the toys your child could ever dream of as well as the Build-A-Bear Workshop.
With over 15 categories to explore, this is the perfect place to go gift shopping. Not only do they have bright, colourful toys, they also have a range of education toys, making learning fun and exciting.
Is there a spot we missed? Tell us about your secret spots for gift shopping for kids in the comments below!
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and The Crazy Store has everything you need to make this jolly occasion extra special.
No matter your festive season needs - from stocking fillers, toys for the kids and Christmas decorations - The Crazy Store is your one-stop shopping destination for a stress-free Festive Season.
Offering a wide array of gifting and festive options across 18 product categories, you’re guaranteed to find just what you need to get your into the holiday spirit.
The Crazy Store has over 375 stores nationwide to cater for convenience and ease of shopping. Head to your nearest store to tick everything off your Christmas list – you might need a bigger stocking!
This offer is valid from 01 November 2019 to 24 December 2019.
Running low on gifting ideas for your loved ones? Then be sure to visit The Crazy Store ASAP. You'll never have to worry about keeping your loved ones entertained this holiday season! They've just unwrapped a bunch of entertaining gifts for all ages:
To view their festive catalogue, click here.
Time to put up that Christmas tree and decorate your home will all the bells and whistle, tinsel and twinking Christmas lights. But if you need to stock up on some new festive decorations, then be sure to head to the Crazy Store and see what they have in store for you.
To join The Crazy Store community and to keep up to date with the latest promotions, visit www.crazystore.co.za.
Have you heard? Sandton City Shopping Centre is the NEW home of the festive and oh-so jolly Christmas Village!
The Christmas Village will be showcasing all things Christmas and African this holiday season! Exhibitors are housed in custom-built wooden huts, reminiscent of some of Europe’s most famous markets. And as if that wasn't merry enough, an enormous 6m tall Christmas tree will take centre stage at the village, offering the perfect backdrop for those annual family Christmas photos.
Expect to see twinkling fairy lights, hear cheerful Christmas music and taste the delicious cinnamon treats while you marvel at the beautiful decorated Christmas trees to get you into the festive spirit.
Nibble on everything from delicious homemade Christmas puddings, roasted nuts and moreish pancakes to churros, koeksisters and toffee apples. The market is jam-packed with indulgent treats for everyone wanting to stock their pantry for the holiday season.
And as for Christmas gift shopping, it can all be done under one roof at this stunning village. Shoppers can browse and shop through a variety of unique items that have been carefully curated throughout the year.
But the Christmas cheer doesn't end there! There will also be daily Christmas Carols at sunset performances at 17:00 by Graeme Watkins from the Graeme Watkins Project a fan-favourite on The Voice SA on 4th and 5th December, Yahto Kraft on the 6th and 7th December and renowned South African vocalist, Timothy Moloi on the 8th and 9th December. There'll also be outdoor Christmas-themed family movie screenings on the big screen.
In addition to the exciting ensemble, is an outdoor cinema playing children’s Christmas classics over 70 festive stores and all in a traditional European Christmas setting draped in fairy lights and tinsel.
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - Monday, 09 December 2019 from 16:00 - 22:00 daily.
Sandton City Shopping Centre rooftop, Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Entry is FREE, but be sure to take along some cash for shopping and fun activities.
For more information about the Christmas Village at Sandton City Shopping Centre, visit their Facebook event page.
Joburg is a place where everything needs to be instant. This means getting a wide variety of items in a short time. Two of our favourite stores that give us just that are Miniso and Typo. These stores allow us to find what we need, without having to break a sweat.
Why These Two Stores Should Be Your Go To
So, let's check out these awesome stores to find out which one is our favourite.
Miniso is one of the most unique retail stores to hit Johannesburg and has quickly become one of our favourites. They have a wide variety of unique and interesting items for sale.
Miniso's philosophy is, “simplicity, nature and good quality”. Offering more than 5000 products, you'll be spoiled for choice.
This is the perfect store for gift shopping. You will definitely find something here, whether it's quality driven, style driven or just simply unique.
Typo takes stationery to a whole new level. They make order and administration fashionable. However, Typo offers more than just stationery. They also stock products that makes life more convenient.
They have products for both men and women, such as necessities that make our lives easier like cups, water bottles, bags and more.
Typo is one of the best spots for gift shopping. Not sure what to get? Simply mix and match to create one big gift.
Which do you prefer, Mimiso or Typo? Let us know in the comments section below!
What started out as an animal charity collecting donations for Christmas has now evolved into a full online store. They sell many unique items, such as mugs, baubles, blankets, toys, jewellery and bags, all of which are wonderful gift ware. Most of these adorable handmade items can be customised with a name, while the mugs are fully customisable. Simply choose your print, colour and text, order it and you're good to go. Collection from Kempton Park or Weltevreden Park is free, but you can opt for delivery at an extra charge. And best of all, all sales go towards animal charities around the city.
Besides offering a huge range of delightful gift options, Netflorist also offers personalised gift ware. Have your choice of photo printed on a delicate flower vase, get a fluffy monogrammed gown, your very own crafted chocolate box or even pillow cases specially made for you. Other personalised items include alcohol and liqueur crates, baked confectionery, baby apparel, gourmet snacks, gifts of faith, homeware, kiddies goodies, electronic gadgets, bath goodies, clothing and even something for your four-legged friend.
This Durban based online store offers personalised jewellery for him and her. Not only can you get your rings, bracelets, chains, earrings, pendants and key rings specially made for that special someone, but you can also design it yourself for the ultimate gift. Crafting time takes two to three days and delivery, which is free of charge, will take three to five working days. But you can opt for an Express Courier Service, which will take one to two working days, or opt for an urgent next day delivery, for an additional cost.
For a personalised selection of aprons, canvases, cushions, door mats, mugs, bottles, embroided apparel, ribbons, slippers and toddler chairs, check out Honeybunch. All of their gift ware is unique and diverse with the option of customised names, dates and slogans. Their wedding ware is a bestseller and includes bridal party and wedding gifting items such as slippers, gowns, baubles, signage, cups, tumblers and canisters, among the many others. Other popular merchandise include Christmas gift ware and goodies for the little ones.
This clothing store has become the go-to for Joburg residents looking for affordable yet stylish clothing, footwear and accessories. But, did you know that they also offer personalised gift ware online? Their range includes an eye mask and pillow set, journals, denim jackets, plush gowns and even tights. These are available in various colours and you can get them engraved or embroided with your name, initials, title or a quotation. You can also choose the colour and positioning of the engraving.
Contact details: https://cottonon.com/ZA/gifts/personalised-gifts/
Engelsrufer creates specialised guardian angel pendants encased in a 925 sterling silver basket, plated with rhodium for increased comfort. Inside the basket is an exquisite sound ball, that is available in ten different colours; white, black, brown, green, red, turquoise, blue, purple, gold and pink. The charm is available in a choice of small, medium and large sizes. Each charm has a unique sound, specific to a guardian angel. Apart from these pendants, they also offer a variety of other intricate pieces.
Getting a good gift is not always the easiest thing to do. Even though you might think you are not the best gift giver - we are about to change your mind with these Awesome Gift And Stationery Stores At The Rosebank Mall.
If you want to explore the variety that the mall has to offer then you are going to love these stores. You are about to become the best gift giver.
Let's take a look...
Miniso has to be one of the coolest stores we have seen. They have everything you probably need. The variety is what will help you get a step closer to that perfect gift.
Miniso is all about giving you value for money, not to mention good quality and cuteness overload. They offer variety with the bonus of inexpensive products.
You can get anything from fashion accessories to beauty products, food accessories and much more. This is a great gifting store so pay them a visit.
Who does not love a good book? Apart from the debate about what's better between the books or the movies - to us, it's a given. Exclusive Books is just the fix you need for the reader and cinephile.
Exclusive Books offers a good variety for the best buy, whether you are getting something for a toddler or their grandmother. They have everything for everyone.
You will get to choose from ample genres, maybe even squeeze in a quick read and coffee while you are shopping.
Typo is absolutely awesome when it comes to both stationery and gifting options. They have unique products that will have you obsessed about getting organised.
The receiver of the gift will appreciate it, Typo prides themselves with the quality driven offering. They have products for both men and women, with the added option of getting an awesome gift for the average fitness bunny. Did we mention that they have cool bottles?
This is just what you need to have more options to choose from. Tip: You can also build a colour coordinated gift to make the perfect combo.
Cardies is all about perfecting the admin of gift gifting and providing amazing gift options, this is a world of options to bring your gift together.
Cardies offers all your wrapping, packaging and styling. Not to mention the spontaneous touches that warm the heart like a beautiful card with a heartfelt message.
They have unique items that finish off that gift like a boss.
Music is a universal language, however everyone has that specific taste that makes them feel good and that's where Musica comes in.
Nothing says 'thoughtful gift' like a detail oriented gift, going for a gaming or music gift allows you tap into the genre that the receiver likes or better yet - the artist.
If you want to switch things up then you can also look at other items like headphones, vinyl player for the purist amoungst other awesome music accessories.
Now that we have explored the diversity of what Rosebank Mall has to offer, go ahead Joburg - let's find that gift!
The 6th annual By Word of Mouth Festive Market takes place this October at The Polo Room, Inanda Club, Sandton.
Established by Karen Short in 1993, By Word of Mouth has built a reputation far and wide for producing the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa. Karen now brings her excellence, experience and special touch to this, her own annual event. If there’s one market you go to before the silly season hits, The Festive Market must be it! The popular event is well known for being highly organised, fun and an absolute must-visit.
Plus, it’s fun for the whole family— kids are catered for with a jumping castle, so that moms and dads can browse, eat and sip their G&T’s. The festive market attracts hundreds of visitors each year. Come and buy gorgeous gifts and spoil yourself with wares from the carefully curated vendors. There will be around 40 stalls, including unique goods such as hand-made jewellery, fashionable clothes and pretty accessories, as well as divine décor and trinkets.
Fabulous food will be available to buy for those who become peckish during their shopping. Browse the market taking in the delightful ambience and all it has to offer. What better way to count down to the holiday season? We'll see you there!
Saturday, 5 October 2019 at 9:00 to 19:00 and Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 10:00 to 17:00.
The Polo Room, Inanda Club, Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Entrance to the market is R70 per person at the door. But, you can pre-book your tickets by contacting By Word of Mouth on [email protected] or 011 553 7600.
Visit their website for more information, or follow their social media pages:
Facebook - facebook.com/Bywordofmouth.sa
Twitter - twitter.com/ByWordofMouth1
Instagram - instagram.com/bywordofmouthsa
This is at the top of our list as it's a given. Show your appreciation for everything they do for you with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Who doesn't like receiving flowers to brighten up their day? Head over to NetFlorist to see their collection of Secretary's Day gifts. There are a variety of options to choose from, and best of all, you can add a few little things to the delivery to make it extra special.
Flowers not really their thing? Then why not get an Edible Bouquet delivered? This takes a unique spin on the traditional flowers, delivering stunning handcrafted arrangements of gourmet fruit dipped in chocolate or fruity bouquets that look just like flowers. It's definitely something rather unique... and delicious! Visit their website to view their array of sweet treats. They even have sugar-free options.
Secretaries work under a lot of pressure, and it can be quite stressful keeping everything in order. How about treating them to a pamper session to help them de-stress, unwind and relax a little (especially after month end)? There's always the old faithful Sorbet Man or Sorbet that offers a variety of pamper delights. Take your pick from a selection of treatments, ranging from shaves, hair cuts, massages, facials, manis and pedis to waxing, products and vouchers.
You can never go wrong with some personalised stationery! Personalised notebooks, mugs, pencil bags, journals, mouse pads, laptop accessories and stationery sets are available at NetFlorist. Simply select which goodies you'd like to gift, add their name to the products and you're all set. Who doesn't like personalised stuff that has their name on it?
We're living in the day and age where gadgets have become a part of our everyday lives. So, why not spoil your secretary with the gift of nifty gadgets and tech accessories? This can range from power banks and phone covers, to personalised USBs, pop sockets, a desk fridge to keep their refreshments cool and much more. Visit NetFlorist to take a look at their selection of interesting tech gadgets for the 21st century secretary.
You work closely with your secretary on a daily basis. So surely you know quite a bit about them, like the things that they do or don't like or wish they had more of. So, why not go on a little shopping spree, pick up a few of their favourite things and create a personalised hamper just for them? It's one of the easiest and most thoughtful gifts you could ever give. Buy a desk organiser (that they can use at the office) then jam-pack it with a few of their faves - wine/brandy/whiskey/beer, a selection of snacks, stationery, gadgets and power banks, quirky items and coffee or tea goodies. Get creative. If you can't think of anything amazing, NetFlorist has a selection of hampers to choose from.
What goes well with flowers? A box of chocolates, of course! Chocolates are another winner and Geldhof has a lovely selection in spirit of Secretary's Day. Take your pick from basketed hampers filled with indulgences, beautifully wrapped gift and keepsake boxes or a variety of assorted chocolates. Also, if you need sugar-free options, they'll gladly assist in store.
Lastly, if in doubt, get vouchers for them to spend on something they'll enjoy. We know vouchers can be seen as a lazy gift option, but it gives them the freedom to pick something that they would like as the perfect gift. Vouchers are also available everywhere and anywhere. Great options include spa vouchers,