Lily Young

No matter what theme you're after for your big day, be it romantic, vintage, classic, modern, shabby chic or even your favourite destination in the world, Lily Young is here to bring your stationery and creative visions to life. They offer a whole range of stationery to tie your special day together, from save-the-dates and online or printed invitations to wedding menus, programmes, thank you cards and more. And not only can you have your save-the-dates and invitations done in stunning patterned papers, you can also consider having them in wood or laser cut. You can shop online and even get in touch with them if you would like to discuss your ideas.

Details: www.lilyyoung.com | 012 348 1311 | [email protected] | 450 Jacqueline Dr, Garsfontein, Pretoria.

Papermoon

Prefering doing everything online and don't really want to travel to get all your wedding stationery done? then be sure to take a look at Papermoon, an artisan online stationery shop. We offer their clients creative and bespoke design services, all tailored to your specific requirements. We enjoyed scrolling through their gallery of wedding invitations they've created in the past. Absolutely gorgeous! They offer wedding invitations, signage, stationery, as well as logo and branding portfolios.

Details: www.papermoon.co.za | [email protected]

Wedding Stationers In The City

Rebelle Design

Another studio from Pretoria that's worth mentioning is Rebelle Design. This boutique design studio offers their clients beautifully styled custom paper stationery, including wedding invitations, event stationery and corporate identity designs. Their mission is to crafts and create original and unique paper keepsakes that tell a story with passion and purpose. The bespoke services include save-the-dates, websites, digital invitations, seating charts, cale toppers, menus, wedding signage and so much more. Visit their website to see their full list of services available, not matter what your stationery needs,

Details: www.rebelledesign.co.za | [email protected] | 073 844 6696 | Irene, Centurion, Gauteng.

The Invitation Gallery

If you don't have the time to make an appointment and visit stationers to decide on styles, colours and themes of your wedding stationery, then head to The Invitation Gallery, an online stationery store. They have everything from save-the-dates, invitations, programmes to confetti holders, e-invite, menus, name cards, seating plan, table numbers, tags and thank you cards. And best of all – once you've made your order, your custom wedding stationery will be delivered right to your doorstep, no matter where you live in SA. Not only is this convenient, it also saves you time to do more important things, like finding that perfect wedding gown!

Details: [email protected] | www.invitationgallery.co.za | 021 872 4946

Wedding Stationers In The City

Eventations

Handmade and crafted to your exact specifications, theme and colour scheme, you know that a lot of love and attention to detail goes into your wedding stationery at Eventations. They have an absolute flair for weddings and offer you a range of beautiful invitations, seating plans, place cards, thank you cards, menus, programmes and much more. Take a look at their portfolio online. Not only do they cater to wedding stationery needs, they also do custom creations for all other special occasions and corporate events.

Details: eventations.co.za

I Do Creative Concepts

You can find inspiration everywhere, and if there is a certain look and feel you'd love to incorporate into your wedding stationery, then I Do Creative Concepts are just the stationers to help you. They love coming up with a variety of ideas and combinations to see what stunning creations they can create for your special day. They offer a range of stationery, including save-the-dates, invitations, e-vites, maps and directions to the ceremony, registry cards, place cards, table numbers, seating plan, guest books, thank you cards and more. With I Do Creative Concepts, you know you'll be walking away with a unique, one-of-a-kind design.

Details: www.i-do.co.za | 082 571 0086 | [email protected]

Wedding Stationers In The City

Secret Diary

Now, although Secret Diary is based in Cape Town, doesn't mean they cannot provided stunning wedding stationery for soon-to-be-wed couples in Johannesburg. They offer a wide range of design work, prints and finishing that's sure to match your vision and create the perfect stationery for your wedding day! Visit their website and take a look at all the beautiful designs. They offer everything from design and create stationery, letter pressing, printing and graphic design to die cutting, laser cutting, foiling, embossing and more.

Details: www.secretdiary.co.za | 021 914 7224 | [email protected] | Cape Town.

Fralenco

For an easy wedding stsationery solution, be sure to take a look at Fralenco and their services. They produce and create professional, custom-made invitations and print-related stationery, as well as laser cutting products for special events. A few items they have to offer include invitations, menus and programmes, table place cards, thank you cards, boxes and bags, and order of service booklets. Visit their website to take a look at their list of services and products available for all of your event stationery needs.

Details: www.fralenco.co.za | 011 764 3893 | [email protected] | 4 Wilrama, Naboom Street, Wilropark, Johannesburg.

If you have no clue where to start when it comes to getting your little one ready for another year of learning, then take a look at our Back To School Guide below. We have everything you'll need from information on the best schools in the province – government and private, from preschool all the way to college – and the best stationery deals to where to find their school uniforms, lunchbox ideas and much more.

What Are You Looking For? 

Schools In Johannesburg
School Stationery & Supplies
Uniforms, Grooming & Routine
Extra Curricular Fun
Services

Schools In Johannesburg

Schools In Johannesburg

From the building blocks of preschool to the career defining tertiary institutes, Joburg has plenty of schools for you to choose from to ensure the best education possible for your kids, and even yourself. So, if you're in the process of enrolling your child into school for the first time, are looking to change your choice of school, or simply want to see how you can further your education, be sure to take a look at our school listings here.

Click here for Schools in Johannesburg. 

Drama Schools In Joburg

Are your little ones born to be famous? Then why not get a head start on their performance skills by enrolling them into one of these top-notch drama schools in the city? You'll be able to find them at all corners of city, offering a creative extra mural activity that they'll love.

Click here for Drama Schools in Johannesburg.

Swimming Schools In Joburg

For both safety and sporting athletic reasons, taking your children for swimming lessons is highly beneficial! From baby swimming classes to training for the school swim team, take a look at this list of swimming schools throughout the city. There's a wide range of classes for you to choose from, no matter you reason for enrolling your little ones.

Click here for Swimming Schools in Johannesburg.

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Stationery & Supplies

School Bag Essentials

While you're stocking up on all of your stationery, why not grab a new other school bag essentials to add to your backpack? Here are a few suggestions of what you should have handy in your bag while you're at school, attending your varsity classes, or working from the office.

Click here for school bag essentials.

Back To School Deals 2021

To ensure you get more bang for your buck and stick to your stationery budget, be sure not to miss out on these Back To School Deals 2021 at many of our favourite stationery shops and stockists throughout the city. From calculators and mathematics sets to colouring pencils, erasers, pens, painter, files, examination pads, books, book covers and much more, you're sure to fins everything you need right here.

Click here for Back To School Deals 2021.

Stationery Stores In Joburg

There are plenty of stores for you to visit and browse through when you need to shop all things stationery! From the usual items to something personalised and even a little bit quirky, you're sure to find everything you need on your school/varsity/office list at these well-known stores. And best of all, you can also do your shopping online and have it all delivered right to your door!

Click here for Stationery Stores in Johannesburg. 

Uniforms, Grooming & Routine

School Uniform Stores & Suppliers In Joburg

Whether your kids are starting their school careers or are simply just growing out of their current uniforms too quickly, we know just the places to get your hands on all the clothing they could possibly need. From suppliers and stores to blazers, shoes, white shirts, jerseys, windbreakers and much more, you're sure to find it at one of these stores.

Click here for School Uniform Stores & Suppliers In Joburg. 

Back To School Haircuts

Does your child need a fresh haircut before they head back to school? Not to worry, there are plenty of kid-friendly salons throughout the city that'll make their haircut experience not only fun, but tear-free too. Specialising in all hair types, styles and ages, here's our list of kid-friendly salons to get your little ones tidies up and looking dapper before the term begins.

Click here for Kid-Friendly Salons in Joburg. 

Get You Kids Back Into Routine

Let's face it, after the school holidays, your kids routine has gone out the window! But not to fret, getting them back into their usual routine to ensure they're bright eyed and bushy tailed for school is a lot easier than you think. We have a few tips to help you get the kids back into their daily week day regime, patience and consistency are the key! Good luck!

Click here for Back To School Routine Tips.

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Extra Curricular Fun

After School Activities

To balance education and entertainment, fun extra curricular activities is a must! Other than the various sports activities and drama clubs available, there are other activities you can consider if your children are looking for something unique and different. Take a look at our list of other fun and exciting extra curricular activities you and your kids can consider.

Click here for Fun Extra Curricular Activities in Joburg.

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Services

Au Pair Services

Struggling to juggle your time and resources and need some additional assistance in fetching, caring and helping your kids with their homework? If you answered yes, then why not contact one of these au pair services to find and hire the perfect fit for you and your family.

Click here for Au Pair Services in Joburg.

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Stationery Checklist

We have based this checklist on what students may need for school or varsity. Then again, there's no harm in having all of this stationery handy for the office too. You know, just in case.

Other than getting their school uniforms, stationery is a necessary part of your child’s education. For everything you need when it comes to stationery requirements, you can find it all from these stationery stores in the Joburg.

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The Usual Stores

CNA

CNA is one of the most popular and trusted stationery stores in the country! They offer everything from books and examinations pads, to every other basic stationery item that you can think of! Click here to find a store near you. You can also shop online at www.cna.co.za.

PNA

From stationery, arts and crafts supplies and equipment to office items, educational goodies and plenty of inspiration, PNA has a vast selection of stationery to choose from. Click here to find a store near you. You can also shop online at www.pna.co.za.

Typo

To add something trendy, funky, fun or quirky to your or your kid's back-to-school gear, be sure to pay a visit to Typo and check out what's on their shelves! They have a creative selection of notebooks, diaries, pens and pencil cases, and other accessories! You can visit one of their stores or you can shop online and have all of your goodies delivered right to your door.

Woolworths

Not only does Woolies offer great lunchbox ideas and snacks to keep yourself and your kids fed and fuelled for a day filled with classes and meetings, it also offers stationery essentials to get your kids (and even yourself) ready to get back to school (or work, in your case). You can also shop online at www.woolworths.co.za.

Checkers

Forgot a few stationery essentials or looking to save some money on your stationery shopping? Well, look no further, as Checkers has some awesome deals and offers great back-to-school savings! Visit your nearest branch and pick up a few things while doing your weekly groceries.

Pick ‘n Pay

Get back into the swing of things with Pick ‘n Pay and their Back-To-School goodies, offering all the stationery essentials you need, as well as lunchbox ideas and treats! You can also shop for your stationery stock online and have it delivered to your desired address.

Makro

Need to buy stationery in bulk without busting your budget? then be sure to visit Makro and take a look at their wide range of stationery items ranging from stamps and ink pads, rulers and geometry sets, punches and staplers to markers, pens and pencils, board dusters, school bags and much more. You can visit one of the stores throughout the city or shop for all of your needs online.

Game

For a wide range of stationery at amazing prices that won't cost you a fortune, Game will have everything you need school stationery wise, as well as a much of other useful items such as school bags, lunchboxes, funky accessories and even lots of Back To School snacks! You can either shop in store or online!

School Bag Essentials

Something Unique

Yokico

Looking for school stationery and accessories that's uniquely designed, colourful, playful and engaging? Then be sure to visit Yokico and take a look at all the delightful items that they have in store! Their products will most certainly delight and inspire children of all ages to put their tech gadgets down and draw, create, play and write for a change. Click here to take a look at their vibrant range of back to school goodies.

BLOTT Stationery

BLOTT is a stationery and novelty gift store that offers a wide selection of quirky and trendy items that's sure to put a smile across anyone's face. Pay them a visit and take a look at their selection of interesting yet fun erasers, funky pens, vibrant notebooks and stickers, cool school bags, as well as unique lunch tins and water bottles. Click here to see what's on their Back To School Cool List for 2021.

Labels4School

Other than hunting and getting your hands on all the stationery you could possibly ever need, you'll also have to label them with your kid's name. And if you're looking for unique name labels to stick or iron onto all your child's school clothing, books and pencils, then be sure to take a look at Labels4School. They have plenty of cool label designs that come in packs in various sizes, including the starter pack, super pack and budget pack if you're not looking to overspend during your stationery run! You can expect a wide selection of labels, including iron-on labels and special wrap around labels perfect for pens and pencils.

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PNA

Back To School deals valid from: 01 December 2020 – 07 February 2021.

Whether you're heading back to the office or need to get your kids ready and prepared for another year of fun and learning, PNA has you covered with 2021 Back To School deals that you certainly don't want to miss! Click here to check out their catalogue, which is jam-packed with a kaleidoscope of stationery goodies. And that's not all, you could also stand the chance to WIN R50 000 for your school when you download the full PNA Back to School catalogue! Click here for more information about the competition. For more information about their Back To School deals, visit www.pna.co.za.

CNA

Back To School deals valid from: December 2020 –  February 2021

CNA has always been one of the top Back To School spots to get you and your loved ones stationery ready for school, work and varsity. You can get your hands on everything from art supplies, exercise books and colourful paper, to flip files, highlighters, pens of all sorts, crayons and pencils, backpacks, pencil cases, puzzles, dictionaries and so much more. Click here to check out what they have to offer with their Early Bird Back To School deals.

Bidvest Waltons

For a stationery solution that covers all bases, be sure to check out Bidvest Waltons during the stationery shopping season. They make Back To School stationery stock-ups super easy and convenient with various purchase options to choose from. Schools can get stationery bulk orders for all their supplies, parents and students can make catalogue orders allowing them to get exactly what the school has requested on the stationery list, pre-pack orders are also available for young children entering the school system and last but certainly not least, online orders for those who prefer the convenience of shopping without leaving the comfort of your home. Getting ready for school has never been this easy.

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Takealot.com

Back To School deals valid for: A limited time only and while stocks last.

Skip the queues and the Back To School rush by doing all of your shopping at Takealot.com! What we love about stocking up on school essentials here is the fact that they have everything you need, all on one site. They have recommended stationery packs for various age groups (for Grade R - Grade 3 and Grade 4 - Grade 7), a school wear range where you can get their uniforms sorted, sports and tech gear, all the stationery you could ever imagine, backpacks and cases, cool lunchboxes and there's even something for the teachers! Click here to check out the catalogue.

Ackermans

Another thing we mustn't forget when it comes to going back to school is sorting out those uniforms! Be sure to head to Ackermans to stock up on new school wear, because you know how kids are - they grow up far too quickly and seem to get those white shirts and socks absolutely filthy. Also, don't forget to get them a brand-new pair of Toughees school shoes! Click here to see what they have in store.

Makro

Back To School deals valid from: December 2020 January 2021

You can get stocked up on all your stationery essentials at Makro! They have awesome Back To School deals that won't bust the bank. They have everything to start off the new year on the right foot. You can get everything from pre-cut book covers and stationery, maths sets, backpacks and pencil bags, and so much more. Click here to see their catalogue.

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The Crazy Store

Back To School deals valid: from 26 December 2020 31 January 2021, while stocks lasts.

Just in time for the Back To School frenzy, the Crazy Store has gone crazy with amazing deals you don't want to miss! There's something to get kids of all ages creative from the arts and crafts goodies. Then there's the filing and storage options to make sure you keep everything organised and in order. Preparing to go back to school is not complete without the annual stationery shopping spree. And don't forget about lunchboxes and water bottles.

Game

Back To School deals valid from: 15 December 2020 – 28 Febuary 2021

You can find all the Back To School basics at Game! They have a wide range of stationery products at amazing prices that won't leave your wallet feeling extra strained this January. To get the best stationery and Back To School deals, click here to take a look at their catalogue for 2021.  It's a long way until pay day, so make sure you take advantage of this deal and save a few bucks before it's too late!

Pick 'n Pay

Back To School deals valid for: A limited time only and while stocks last.

For all your back to school needs, Pick 'n Pay has you covered! There's stationery everywhere at great prices, they also have you sorted with lunchbox ideas for the kids online, and let's not forget that you can do all your shopping online, in your slippers, curled up on the couch, Back To School rush averted!

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Level 3 Lockdown Update 

As the country entered level 3 lockdown on Monday, 01 June 2020, many businesses and trade sectors were allowed to reopen. As Eastgate Shopping Centre welcomes back more of their tenants and their loyal customers, stringent safety and hygiene measures will remain in place. This is to ensure the health and safety of all who visit the centre. Your cooperation and support is appreciated during this time.

Safety Precautions In Place At Eastgate Shopping Centre

There are various health and safety measures implemented across the centre, which include:

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Trading Hours 

Under level 3 lockdown, Eastgate Shopping Centre will be extending its trading hours from 09:00 - 18:00 from Monday to Sunday. However, some tenants may be trading outside of these hours. Please see a list of stores trading with their relevant trading hours below:

Stores Open In Level 3 Lockdown

Eastgate Shopping Centre is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and world-class fashion, beauty, retail and homeware offerings. Most of the centre's stores will be open in level 3 lockdown, apart from those not permitted to trade, such as hair salons, certain restaurants and tobacconists. Find the full list of stores not trading in level 3 lockdown at Eastgate Shopping Centre here.

Nevertheless, if you are in need of grocery essentials, winter clothing and bedding, cellular services, medicines or stationery for the kids, Eastgate Shopping Centre is the place to go.

Banking Services

Groceries & Fresh Produce

Restaurants (delivery only)

Clothing & Footwear 

Jewellery & Accessories 

Homeware

Eyecare

Cellular & Gaming

Health & Beauty 

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Parking Information

To further ensure your safety and convenience, Eastgate Shopping Centre parking will be free until further notice. Upon arrival the boom will automatically open and no ticket will be dispensed. When exiting the centre, proceed straight to the booms.

For More Information

Visit www.eastgateshops.com for more information. Also, follow Eastgate Shopping Centre on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for regular updates on their stores, trading hours and special offers.

Details: (Tel) +27 11 479 6000 | [email protected]

Creative Fun With The Canon Creative Park

As the lockdown continues, it's becoming more and more difficult to keep the little ones entertained indoors. Especially with activities that'll have them learning new skills to keep their little minds active. Thankfully, Canon offers families a free Creative Park to help keep everyone occupied with thousands of fun paper craft kits available on their website and mobile app. This is the perfect activity to bring the whole family together, creatively.

About The Canon Creative Park 

From personalised greeting cards and calendars to picture frames and 3D art, the Canon Creative Park makes crafting simple and fun with easy to follow instructions. Tiny tots and seasoned crafters will have something exciting to challenge and inspire, as well as unleash their creativity. All you have to do is simply download and print one of the easy design templates and get started.

What Fun Paper Craft Kits Are Available? 

Combat Loneliness With A Personalised Card

During social distancing, loneliness is more prevalent than ever. But it's never been simpler for people to show they are thinking of someone than with a handcrafted, personalised card from Canon Creative Park. There are multiple designs for any and every occasion that can be used to show loved ones how much you care, even when you're apart. Try the Carnation Card pattern to brighten someone’s home, or for a message that truly pops, download and print the Pop-up Heart card.

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Bring The Outside In

Have fun creating your own safari or zoo at home. Families can spend some time together making paper animals. With everything from cats to capybaras, everyone is sure to find their favourite animal from the selection of templates available. Children can let their imaginations run wild and transport themselves to the environments where their favourite animal might live in. Keep the boredom at bay by creating a striking white tiger or a cuddly giant panda, while also building them a home in an Asian Bamboo forest.

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Spark Curiosity

With schools closed, it's very important for kids to have time for creativity and opportunities to learn new skills. The Canon Creative Park hosts a plethora of educational content to stimulate pre- or primary school children's minds during lockdown. Pop-up fairy-tales, picture matching flash cards, puzzles and time telling tools offer little minds fun and exciting challenges. Parents can make story time memorable with Little Red Riding Hood, help children tell the time with the paper clock or practice naming everyday items with Flash Cards.

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Hobbies At Home

Spending extra time at home means you can get started on brightening up your space. From wall hangings and decorations to ornate floral paper crafts, the Creative Park has a collection of patterns that allows homemakers to add personal touches around their home. This Bonsai Paper Craft Cherry Blossom pattern will bring serenity to any room, while these Tile Decals offer a nice change of scenery to a kitchen.

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Easter Fun!

Easter might be on crackdown, but it doesn't mean we still cannot celebrate and enjoy this special time of the year! Gather the kids and have a blast getting crafty with these egg-citing Easter paper crafts as a family. Create an adorable resting Holland Lop, craft a festive Easter Bunny Wall Sculpture, or how about decorating your home with these beautiful hanging Easter ornaments?

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Educational Yet Creative Musts

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Download The Canon Creative Park App

To get in on the crafty fun, download the Canon Creative Park App for free at either the iOS App store or the Android App store.

For More Information

For more information on the Creative Park, visit www.canon.co.uk.

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Who Are They?

For all of your postage, courier, mail, print, digital and stationery needs, PostNet Radiokop has you covered.

What Do They Offer?

Where Are They Located?

Shop 17, The Ridge Shopping Centre, Corner Paul Kruger and Mozart Avenue, Honeydew, Johannesburg.

Safety Precautions In Place

They have a sanitising station at the entrance of the store, clients can sanitise when they enter the store and sanitise again when they leave the store. They've put up posters on their sanitising station to educate customers of how the virus spreads and how infection occurs. They also sanitise their workstations, credit card machines, keyboards, mouses and desktops, pens, etc numerous times daily.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information about PostNet Radiokop, visit their website.

Details: 011 475 1172 | [email protected]

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Who Are They?

For all of your postage, courier, mail, print, digital and stationery needs, PostNet Greenside has you covered.

What Do They Offer?

Where Are They Located?

139 Greenway Road, Greenside, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Safety Precautions In Place

They have a sanitising station at the entrance of the store, clients can sanitise when they enter the store and sanitise again when they leave the store. PostNet Greenside have put up posters on the sanitising station to educate customers of how the virus spreads and how infection occurs. They also sanitise workstations, credit card machines, keyboards, mouses and desktops and pens numerous times daily.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information about PostNet Greenside, visit their website.

Details: 011 027 8434 or 010 900 4446 | [email protected]

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Who Are The Thembelenkosini Care Givers?

Born and raised in Soweto, founder Ms. Witness Khosi Ntshangase, has worked tirelessly to enhance the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through the Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. She does this by bringing positive change to her community, which was an inspiration from her late father, Thembelenkosini. His love for his community and his compassion for the disadvantaged truly inspired her to establish this foundation, which is why the centre is named in his honour. Their mission is to physically, emotionally, creatively, and intellectually enhance the lives of children in the community of Senaoane, Soweto.

Killarney Mall's Stationery Drive Mission

Do you accept this mission?

From now until 31 January 2020, Killarney Mall will be collecting stationery, (dried, non-perishable) food and clothing to assist in the financial and educational development of Thembelenkosini Care Givers Centre. If you value education as much as Killarney Mall does, you will be able to find the donation box placed outside of Pick 'n Pay. If your donation is too large, take it to Centre Management at the Office Towers. Any and all donations will be appreciated. For more information, click here.

Killarney Mall Stationery Drive

When Is It?

Friday, 03 January 2020 - Friday, 31 January 2020.

Where Is It?

Killarney Mall, 60 Riviera Road, Killarney, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Killarney Mall's 2020 Stationery Drive, visit www.killarneymall.co.za.

You can also contact them on 011 646 4657 or [email protected].

Don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news, events and offers.

Fan Gear 

Teens are avid fans of almost everything. Whether it be music, a television series, movies or gaming. So, why not treat your teen to a funky fan gift from Typo this Christmas? With Harry Potter, Friends, Stranger Things, Disney and Marvel gear, there is tons to choose from here. You can pick one item or go all out with a notepad, water bottle, accessories and a cute mug. Your teen is sure to be super chuffed with their new collection of geeky trinkets.

For the teenage musos out there, Typo's sister store, Cotton On, has a great range of distressed band t-shirts. Featuring all the bands that most likely formed way before your teen was even born, including Guns N' Roses, Queen, Metallica and The Beatles. But, we know how much adolescents love to claim old things as their own, so gift your rock star in the making with an iconic t-shirt this Christmas.

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Accessorise

Don't blow your budget on Christmas presents this year. After all, there are still the dreaded school registration fees and uniforms to pay for in the new year! Pop into your nearest Lovisa jewellery store for on trend, affordable stocking fillers and special prezzies for your stylish teen. Get a set of five earrings for only *R100 or pick up a couple of chunky rings. If you dare, gift your teen with a matching Mom and Daughter charm necklace (they may only wear it around the house, but it's the thought that counts anyway).

Is your teen a fitness fanatic? Gift them with a FitBit this Christmas. These accessorised fitness trackers are just as popular as ever, now boasting even more exciting features such as sleep tracking and step challenges. While we don't recommend purchasing a FitBit with SMS and email notifications, there are a number of models perfect for young athletes. The FitBit Ace is designed specifically for children aged eight years and older. This showerproof wristband tracks active minutes, steps, sleep and fitness milestones. Available on Loot.co.za for *R1899.

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Let's Get Cooking

The teen years are an excellent time to start learning basic kitchen skills. Let them experiment a little these school holidays by gifting them with handy kitchen appliances and unique ingredients. The Bubble Tea Online Store will have you and the kids whipping up Taiwanese-inspired milk drinks in no time. You can find everything from Rooibos-infused iced tea syrups, to tea powders, tapioca pearls and boba bubble toppings here. They also stock DIY freezo starter kits, so your teen can create their very own Instagram-worthy chocolate or cookie flavoured ice drinks.

Keep the kitchen fun going with an ice cream maker from Clicks! The Safeway Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker is the perfect gift for the summer season. With a non-toxic freezing solution, this ice cream maker allows you to craft your own delicious summer dessert from scratch in just minutes. Teens will be enthralled by this nifty gadget, so get your hands on one this Christmas.

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The Gift Of Choice

If you really are at a loss over what to buy for your teen this Christmas, offer them the gift of choice. Think a book voucher from Exclusive Books, an iTunes voucher to get them jamming along to their favourite artists or an Xbox Live Gold Card. Available at most large retail outlets, such as Checkers Hyper, Pick n Pay and Makro, these cards offer teens the opportunity to buy their ideal Christmas gifts.

Do you have any ideas on what the best Christmas gifts for teens are? Let us know about them! 

Sunglasses

Vision Works puts emphasis on quality eye care, quality service and fashionable eyewear.

These optometrists are statement makers with fashionable frames that are absolutely gorgeous. You can definitely find something unique here, whether its for sun protection or prescription glasses. You can enjoy amazing benefits and special promotions, thanks to their partnership with Dischem.

With Vision Works, getting trendy glasses won't cost a fortune.

Find more information here.

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Stationery 

Typo offers unique products, from stationery to everyday items like mugs and purses.

Typo has changed the stationery game, making stationery a fashionable statement piece.

They have perfected the art of quality and beauty.

Find more information here. 

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Jewellery

Nomination offers jewellery pieces that are the epitome of simplicity, elegance and creativity.

They have a wide offering of necklaces, earrings and accessories, to name a few. They have a unique and quirky design approach, ensuring that each piece has character and pizzazz.

At Nomination, you have the option to create your own bracelet by personalising your jewellery to fit your style. This also makes a thoughtful gifting option.

Find more information here.

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Books

Who doesn't love a good book? Exclusive Books has the perfect gifting options for book lovers.

Exclusive Books offers a good variety for the best buy, whether you are getting something for a toddler or an adult.

Here, you can choose from ample genres, and enjoy a quick coffee while you are shopping.

Find more information here.

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Sneakers

Urban street lifestyle is the first thing you will notice when you visit Archive's stores.

Archive are known for their amazing exhibits and depiction of street culture through their sneaker collection.

They have unique sneakers, with a range of limited editions.

Find more information here. 

Make Up

For all things make up, head to M·A·C.

They have everything from lip to brow, shade to base, accessories and tools.

With a signature array of products, you will leave with gifts that are not only on trend, but sets trends.

Find more information here. 

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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

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

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!

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...

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Miniso

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.

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Exclusive Books

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.

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Typo

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.

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Cardies

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.

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Musica

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!

Flowers Are Always A Win

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.

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Or How About An Edible Bouquet? 

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.

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Pamper Sessions

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.

Personalised Stationery

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?

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Nifty & Cool Gadgets

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.

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Build A Hamper Of Their Favourite Things

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.

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Chocolate!

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.

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Vouchers 

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,

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Keeping organised is a tough task for us all. Whether you have a knack for organising or not, Typo is about to change your life.

Typo is a great solution, offering all your stationery needs. But be warned, their stuff is absolutely gorgeous. You might get stationery obsessed!

Typo is known for its effortless finesse when it comes to creating products that stand out.

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This Is The Typo Order You Need

Typo has built a reputation of having unique products, whether it's for creating order or for cuteness overload.

How Will This Help You?

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They Make Stationery Fashionable

Typo has changed the stationery game, making stationery fashionable enough for people to fall in love with all their products.

They have perfected the art of quality and beauty.

Typo Johannesburg South Africa

Bag It Up

They have awesome bags in store, including laptop bags (we love the vintage leather laptop bags, which are a timeless classic), gift bags, backpacks, sling bags and much more.

You can even get matching wallets and bags!

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Daily Use

Typo has a great range of mugs, with many designs to choose from. They also have flasks and water bottles. So if you are looking for some unique gym bottles, this is where you will find them.

Putting the cool in music, Typo offers headsets and headphones so you can start jamming to your playlist in style. And Typo has really cool phone pouches. There are ample accessory options to choose from.

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Gifting

Typo has a lot of amazing products for gift giving, and you collect different colour coordinated items for the perfect gift. You can choose from a vast variety, such as hand lotions, lunch cases, motivational accessories and more.

What More Can We Ask For?

Typo has all that you need, now let's get organised, Jozi!

Books

Textbooks

Kids need a lot of textbooks! History, Geography, Life Science, Physical Science, Mathematics, English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Life Orientation, Visual Art, Computer Science, Business Studies, Accounting; the list is endless. However, it is a school bag essential. If your kids' school doesn't have lockers, pack necessary textbooks according to their timetable to lighten the load. Not sure where to get all these textbooks? Check out this article for some suggestions.

Notebooks

Apart from all the textbooks, kids also need notebooks for each of their subjects to make notes and complete exercises in. Notebooks come in a range of soft covers, hard covers, thin, thick, small and big. Most schools will specify the type of book necessary for each subject in the required stationery list. Just remember to keep some spare books or an examination pad handy in case one of the books runs out. We love the bulk options available at Makro, that way you can buy all the notebooks all your children will need in one swoop, and maybe have a few extra for next year.

Diary

Kids have a surprisingly busy schedule with their various classes, extra mural activities, homework and after school activities. Help them stay organised with an awesome diary. These are available in all shapes, sizes and colours. This is a great way for them to add a personal touch to their school stuff. The diaries and journals available at PNA makes us wish we were teenagers again.

Files

Let your kids keep a flip file handy to keep spare pages such as worksheets, notes and school newsletters safe from the rest of the rumble in their bags. Most stationery stores have a wide range of files, but we are fond of the options at Westpack.

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Stationery

Essentials

All stationery cases need a few essential items. These include blue and black pens, an HP pencil, an eraser, sharpener, ruler, glue, scissors and calculator. Even in adulthood, we need these items on a regular basis. CNA has a diverse range of all your stationery needs.

Organises

One of the best things about stationery is that it helps us stay organised in a fun and creative way. We suggest keeping some sticky notes or notepads handy, as well as a range of colourful highlighters. Check out The Crazy Store for some affordable and fun choices.

Something Extra

As we said before, we think stationery is super fun and creative. So why not indulge in fun stationery? We're talking colour and glitter pens, in many different shapes and sizes. We love the paw pens available at Typo.

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Food and Drink

Lunch

Kids need nutrients to keep their brains fuelled all day long. Pack them a healthy lunch consisting of carbohydrates, protein, fruit and vegetables. Check out this article for some healthy lunch ideas.

Snacks

Remember, kids wake up super early and spend just about the whole day learning and running around. One meal just won't cut it. So, pack some extra snacks for them to nibble on throughout the day. Good snacks include fruit, vegetables, nuts, biltong and yoghurt. Read this nifty article for some more healthy snack ideas.

Water

We want our little ones to stay hydrated. Pack them a bottle of water along with their juice, Milo or drinking yoghurt boxes to keep them hydrated through all their sports and long classes. Woolworths has some great lunch bag and water bottle options for the little ones that will keep their lunch, drinks and snacks cool and lasting throughout the day.

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Other

Extra Murals

We recommend having a separate bag for extra mural items, as there is already so much stuff loaded into their school bags. Pack a sports bag with the correct sporting shoes, clothing and, don't forget, a pair of clean socks. Some of these uniform store specialise in school sporting uniforms too.

Health & Beauty 

Remember to include health and beauty essentials in your kids' school bag. These include a bottle of hand sanitiser, sun block, feminine hygiene products for older girls, tissues and plasters. Also, if your child has any health issues, it is very important to pack the necessary healthcare products such as glasses for children with eyesight problems, an asthma pump for kids with asthma, an Epi-Pen for allergies, insulin for children with diabetes, etc. It is also important to inform the school and/or teachers about any such health problems.

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University is completely different from high school in many ways. But, it's much the same when it comes to stocking up on the essentials. Of course, textbooks, notepads, stationery and art supplies top the list of important items to stock up on for the semester. However, there are a whole range of handy accessories that can make your study life way easier. Here are our top picks for back to varsity must-haves 2020:

The Essentials

Textbooks

Finding university textbooks can prove to be a true test of patience. Nevertheless, there are a number of reputable retailers in and around the city. The most well-known textbook outlet has to be Van Schaik's. They have six stores in Johannesburg and are the official suppliers of UNISA textbooks. Alternatively, check out Book Express in Westdene. These guys have been in the business for over 14 years and are conveniently located opposite the University of Johannesburg's Kingsway Campus.

Accounting and Law students, you have a discount textbook store in Parktown dedicated solely to your learning. Established in 1998, Discount Textbooks offers students, as well as big and small auditing firms, legal firms and banks throughout the country, the very best in marked down textbooks. English literature and theatre students, don't forget to pop into your nearest Bookdealers. These specialists in out of print and rare books have a large store of fiction which is likely to appear on your setwork lists.

Most of these bookstores also have online shopping options, so you won't have to spend precious petrol or transport money on tracking them down. Alternatively, visit takealot.com to browse through their stock of academic books.

Stationery and Notebooks

Sometimes all you need to get yourself motivated for the new semester is a few quirky pens and a funky notebook. Stationery from Typo is creative, cheeky and caters to almost any taste. Their frequent two-for-one notebook sales are definitely student-budget friendly.

If you are looking for more understated, less ironically cool stationery, pop into PNA stores. Art students will be especially impressed by PNA's vast range of affordable art supplies. Their stores also now offer loyalty cards to help you earn rewards and receive discounts on your favourite varsity must-haves.

Have some money saved up to spend on yourself? Pop into Herbert Evans Art Shop to find an array of fine tipped felt pens, graphite pencils, paint and journals. You can either visit their flagship store at Rosebank Mall or take a trip to trendy Maboneng to stop by their new location on Main Street.

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The Fun Stuff

Tech 

Having your own laptop can make varsity life a whole lot easier. For student budget-friendly tech gear, check out takealot.com's Back to School sale on laptops. With no item priced over R5000, this is a bargain hunt worth taking note of. Looking for something more portable? Their online store also has a wide range of tablets and iPads perfect for note taking and reading.

In need of a printer? Pop by your nearest Incredible Connection for an awesome deal on an Epson L3110 3 In 1 Ecotank Printer. Available for only *R2699 until 26 January 2020, this definitely tops our list of back to varsity must-haves.

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Clothing and Sneakers 

The start of the first semester is the perfect time to freshen up your wardrobe. First year students in particular are likely to need a couple of new wardrobe staples (no more uniforms guys!). This is a period in your life to experiment with as many different clothing styles as possible. For on-trend casual wear, we recommend shopping at Cotton On stores. While they may be a little pricey, you can easily mix and match key staples like jeans and band t-shirts from their extensive range.

If you are more into online shopping, check out the Vintage Lover online store. Established in 2010, this unique brand offers both vintage inspired wear and bang on trend fashion items. They even have an entire shopping selection dedicated to scrunchies!

Alternatively, spend a day thrift hunting at one of the many second-hand stores or Wits Hospice Charity Stores around Joburg. Not only will you find great bargains for one-of-a-kind vintage items, you will be contributing to a good cause.

Backpacks and Snacks

A great backpack is essential to making your everyday tasks a lot easier. Walking around campus to classes is often exhausting. The weight of textbooks, laptops and stationery can make the walk even more strenuous. Avoid using your old school bag and visit Zando to shop their wide range of backpacks. They offer everything from sports bags to compact leather drawstring shoulder sling-overs.

Now, the campus "cool" kids may never be found carrying around dorky lunchboxes filled with healthy snacks, but we can't all be cool. So, stack up on some delicious goodies from Checkers' new health food range, Simple Truth. We love their sugar-free Mango fruit gum snack pack and assorted convenience meal bowls.

Happy learning! 

For all of your stationery and bedroom décor needs, Typo offers a number of quirky, funky, and interesting products for school, the office, and even your home.

You can expect to see a selection of colourful and fun pens and pencils, patterned and glitzy diaries and notebooks, printed pillows, creative stationery accessories, and a variety of décor items that will add a splash of uniqueness to your rooms.

Personalised Jewellery from Silvery

Spoil mom with a sentimental piece of jewellery from Silvery this Mother's Day! There's nothing that shows your love for your mother more than a piece of jewellery personalised just for her. It makes the gift unique and different from everything else. Take your pick from their collection of necklaces and bangles and get a special message engraved onto your chosen piece of jewellery. It could be anything from the names of her children to a special message that will mean the world to her. There's a two to three day handcrafting time (not to mention delivery time). Although orders for personalised Mother's Day pieces are now officially closed, there are still many other stunning options to gift and delight mom with!

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NetFlorist Has Great Personalised Ideas

If there is one place you need to visit for personalised gift ideas, it's definitely NetFlorist! Visit netflorist.co.za and check out all the sweet and unique options available in store (and when we say store, we mean online!) All you have to do is choose your favourite, personalise the piece with your mother's name or a special message and click "order". It's that simple. It'll be delivered right to your door, just in time for Mother's Day. We love all the personalised stationery, kitchen utensils, purses, cosmetic bags, phone coversvintage mirror vanity trays and so much more. Even better, why not create your own personalised pieces and make your own hamper? We like that idea!

Mothers Day Gifts

Photo Puzzles For Some Family Time

Why not take your favourite photo with mom or a family portrait and turn it into a photo puzzle? Not only is it something different and unique, but it's also a great way to get the family together to spend some quality time. At Puzzles 4 Africa, you can get your picture printed and cut into a 500 or 1000 piece puzzle. And once the puzzle has been completed, you can frame it and hang it up somewhere for everyone to see and admire. Definitely makes a unique alternative to the usual canvas portraits.

Mothers Day Gifts

Capture Your Fondest Memories In A Photobook

Photographs hold a lot of sentiment and memories, so why not take some of mom's favourites and create her very own photobook? Basically, you're putting together a hardcover book filled with years of memories into one unique, beautiful and meaningful gift. What's not to love ? Check out Canon South Africa Photobooks - hardcover photobooks printed on 200gsm satin-coated paper for great image quality and durability with laminated, fine-art quality covers. You can also opt for a softcover photobooks printed on 150gsm satin paper stock and saddle-stitched. And the price... a lot more affordable than we thought!

Mothers Day Gifts

Gift Mom With An Unforgettable Experience 

One of the best things money can buy is the experience of a lifetime, so why not treat mom to an experience that she'll never forget? Whether she's a sports lover, a foodie, a pamper bug or a thrill seeker, Gift Experience South Africa will have just the experience for her! Choose something fun and exciting like a delectable gourmet experience, sublime spa pamper treatments and photo shoots, or fantastic adrenaline junkie experiences.

Mothers Day Gifts

Book A Family Photo Shoot

Get beautiful and professional pictures taken as a family. Not only is it a fun experience for everyone, but it's also a great way to capture those wonderful moments forever. Just think, you can use these pictures from the photo shoot to create that photo puzzle! All you have to do is find a photographer, order your photo shoot package and you're all set. We really love the look of Elke Engelbrecht's family portraits.

Mothers Day Gifts

Get Crafty With Some DIY

The beauty of a DIY gift is the fact that you put a lot of energy, love and time into creating something beautiful and thoughtful for your special mother. It definitely carries more meaning. For flowers, why not put your crafting skills to the test and make mom a bouquet of origami flowers? Best of all, they don't need water or sunlight - they last forever! Click here for a few origami flower tutorials.

Forget buying a card and rather make a special one from scratch. This is the perfect idea if you're looking to get the kids to do something for mom or grandma. Keep it simple: make one out of cardboard and decorate it with cute scrapbooking elements. Or you can go all out and add more of a creative twist to it. You can make anything from pop-ups to chandelier/hanging-type cards. If it sounds like too much admin, don't be alarmed, visit this site for ideas and how-tos.

And one last idea for good measure... and guess what, it uses photographs too! Photographs are something we all treasure. A unique gift is to make your mom picture frames to house her treasured photographs or a heartfelt letter you've written for her. For ideas and tips on how to make your own, visit this site.

Mothers Day Gifts

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