Lots Of Chocolate From Lindt

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.

There’s Loads Of Stuff At Woolies

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.

Something Cheesy From The Crazy Store

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.

Pamper Treats From The Body Shop

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.

Get That Feeling With Sorbet

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.

Get Your Spoils At Edgars Beauty

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.

Gift Ideas For The Outdoor Lovers

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.

When In Doubt, Check Out Gift Experience South Africa!

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.

Spoil Your Bookworm With Exclusive Books

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...

Just Go Crazy On Vouchers!

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.

The Old Faithful - NetFlorist

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.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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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Time To Get Shopping!

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. 

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Christmas Gifting Ideas For The Whole Family

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.

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All Your Festive Decor Needs, Sorted

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.

For More Information

To join The Crazy Store community and to keep up to date with the latest promotions, visit www.crazystore.co.za.

Also, follow @TheCrazyStoreSA on InstagramFacebook and @TheCrazyStore on Twitter.

Don't Miss The Halloween Promotion At the Crazy Store

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to prepare and unleash your Crazy side. So, grab your witch brooms, spell books and invite all your trick-or-treating friends to help spook up your house, all whilst enjoying candy - lots of candy.

Whether it is dress-up, sweet treats or Halloween decorations that you’re after, The Crazy Store has you covered: from skeleton gloves and stockings to spooky cloths and foil Halloween balloons. Witch skulls, bloody prints, bat balloons and crazy string are a few hair-raising products The Crazy Store has to offer you. And best of all - you don't need to bust your budget for a spooky celebration!

The Crazy Store has over 375 stores nationwide to cater for convenience and ease of shopping. Head to your nearest branch and get creepy with The Crazy Store!

This Halloween Promotion is valid from 14 – 31 October 2019 while stocks last. All promotional prices include any discount.

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Time To Dress Up

Playing dress up for Halloween doesn't have to cost a fortune! Just head to the Crazy Store and create a creepy and spooktacular costume from the selection of items they offer in store. Wondering what you can expect to find at the Crazy Store? Well, here's a few products worth mentioning if you need to throw a Halloween costume together, pronto:

To see what else they have regarding dress up and costume accessories, check out their Halloween flyer here.

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Creepy Decor

Set the scene of your Halloween party with some creepy decor that'll put a little fright into the occasion! Here are a few options that the Crazy Store has to offer from a decor perspective:

To see what other decor they have for the spooky season, check out their Halloween flyer here.

Candy Galore

Need to stock up on sweets and treats, too? No to worry! The Crazy Store also offers a selection of goodies perfect for the spooky season. Their variety ranges from candy necklaces, bracelets and watches; Sherbet Astro Pops; lollipop strips and choccies to Funkee Dips; an assortment of gummies; Love Hearts and so much more. To take a look at the confectionery range, click here.

For More Information

To join The Crazy Store community and to keep up to date with the latest promotions, visit www.crazystore.co.za.

Also, follow @TheCrazyStoreSA on Instagram, Facebook and @TheCrazyStore on Twitter.

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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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Bella Luna 

To celebrate their reopening after weeks of lockdown, Bella Luna offers their shoppers an amazing Reopening Sale on a huge range of watches and jewellery. Between 01 - 30 June 2020, get 50% off your order when you shop brands like Sissy Boy, Police, Daniel Wellington, Thomas Sabo, Engelsrufer, Timex, Qudo and Superdry online at bellaluna.co.za. Also, you'll get free delivery on orders over R750.

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Georgini 

Don't miss Georgini's Un-Lockdown Sale between 01 - 30 June 2020! Visit their website and enjoy 50% off all of their jewellery sitewide when you shop online. This is the perfect opportunity to get your hands on stunning pieces to go with your winter wardrobe at unmissable prices! Think rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, pendants and more. They also offer free express shipping on orders over R750!

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Cotton On 

For some of the best on-trend and coolest styles, Cotton On is the place to check out. They often have sales, the trick is to sign up for their newsletter to get the latest deets. You even get previews of upcoming sales before everyone else! You can also visit their online store and suss out their sales tab if you feel like going on a little online shopping spree. The latest offer at Cotton On is their online Outlet Sale offering between 50 - 70% off select styles as well as 40% off select intimates. But hurry, these offers are only available for a limited time.

Baby Boom 

Kids, they grow up so fast. Not only that, they grow out of their clothes, prams, baby chairs and toys faster than we can say “stop growing up!”. So, if you need to find new baby stuff or need to upsize or upgrade, Baby Boom has June specials on some baby goodies! From prams, nappy jumbo packs and play centres to toys, highchairs and manual breast pumps for breast feeding mommies, you’ll find some awesome deals here. Also, follow them on Instagram to see their Crazy Daily Deals.

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The Crazy Store

On a bit of a budget at the moment but need to stock up on a few winter essentials to keep the chill at bay? Then don't miss The Crazy Store's Winter Sale offering snuggly deals on various seasonal items, including comfy slippers, hot water bottles, cuddly blankets, fuzzy socks, trendy gloves, fleece beanies and animal design hats, knitted scarves and so much more! This amazing offer will certainly keep you warm.

SA Toy Trade

Parents, get ready! It's time for SA Toy Trade's annual Winter Sale 2020! During June and July 2020, shoppers will get up to 50% off ALL educational toys and products when they shop online at satoytrade.co.za. Sale items include everything from baby and toddler bath, playtime and bedding items to educational mathematics and science activities.

HomeChoice

For all your bedding, bathroom, kitchen, luggage, decor and blanket needs, visit HomeChoice and take a look at their latest offers and specials. You can expect everything from discounts to buy-2-get-1-free deals, and much more. And best of all, you can now shop all of their products online and have them delivered. Click here to take a look at what's on sale from their online store at present.

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BT Games Days Of Play Sale

Need to stock up on some new games for your PS4? BT Games will be saving you big bucks with their Days of Play Sale between 03 - 17 June 2020. You can expect to get up to 50% off selected games for PS4, as well as hardware, including gaming headphones, wireless controllers and consoles, if you haven't got one yet.

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Bubbles

Bubbles are always fun for kids and adults alike. They provide safe and inexpensive fun for everyone. But we are taking bubbly entertainment to the next level with the Shark Bubble Blower. This device, which includes bubble solution, shoots out bubbles faster than you can pop them. To spoil a little princess, try the Ice Cream Bubble Blower. Complete with bubble fluid, this gift makes for the ultimate bubble extravaganza. Both the Shark Bubble Blower and Ice Cream Bubble Blower are available from Clicks.

Chalk Bombs

These are bombs made from chalk and are available in all sorts of different colours, so the little ones can have a super colourful fun war. Each bomb lasts for over 200 throws and for an added bonus, they're fully washable so you don't need to worry about the mess. The Sports Chalk Bombs are available at The Crazy Store.

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Slime

Every kid loves squishy and colourful slime. Heck, even we do! But why? Well, because it feels good! Don't ask us why, but there's just something about the slippery sludge and vibrant colours that's so captivating. And best of all, it'll keep them (and even yourself) entertained for hours. Slime is available in several assortments, such as rainbow slime, unicorn slime and galaxy slime. You can even get the kids their very own slime lab available in small and large. These slime products are available at The Crazy Store.

Finger Paint

For children who are too young to use a paintbrush but still enjoy the fun and mess involved with creating an artistic masterpiece, finger paint is the perfect gift. Teddy Finger Paint can be found in both poster paint and powder form in green, blue, red and yellow. These are available at Takealot.com.

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Play Dough

If your children are the world's future leading architectures, then play dough is a must-add to their Christmas stocking haul. Get their creative juices flowing with this colourful ball of stretchy gob, which they can use to build and mold for hours and tear apart in a matter of seconds, only to start all over again. Get a Colour Dough 10 Piece Set at Takealot.com.

Water Bombs

Every kid enjoys making a mess and fighting one another in a thrilling water fight. Something that is sure to get them outside, away from their gadgets and cooling down in the sweltering summer weather is a water fight. These reusable water bombs only need to be soaked in water and then it is every man, woman and kid for themselves. The Wazooka Splat Attack Reusable Water Bombs are available at Takealot.com. Let the games begin!

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Beyers Animal Droppings

Kids always seem to find themselves playing with something "gross" or "dirty". Parents, you know what we mean - them picking up things they shouldn't be. But there's one "gross" thing that's acceptable - 'animal droppings', and not just any animal droppings - Beyers Chocolate Animal Droppings. Not only will it make them laugh but they make the perfect milk-chocolaty treat. It's just chocolate coated shortbread, peanuts or almonds available in various animal dropping flavours - giraffe, buck and zebra. Beyers Animal Droppings are available at Dis-chem.

Beach Balls

For some more fun in the sun, a beach or pool volley ball is perfect. All you need for this is some family and friends, a beach, garden or pool and, of course, the ball. Blow up the beach ball, divide into teams and let the fun commence. Just remember the sunscreen! Beach balls are available in various sizes from small to jumbo at The Crazy Store.

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