Our first Christmas Gift Guide for Gals is filled with great gift ideas and inspiration ranging from stocking fillers, like a charcoal sponge, to more expensive items like Riedel champagne glasses or gorgeous jewellery. We’ve included a great deal of proudly local products and you can even make donations on her behalf to a very worthy cause. Click the links to learn more or shop the items.



1. Lulu & Marula Calming Bath & Body Kit, R399. This giftset contains Lulu & Marula calming bath oil and body balm, which are crammed with floral ingredients like neroli, geranium and ylang ylang that will soothe and restore the skin and uplift the mind. BUY

2. Little Eskimo Face Mask, R185 or Eye Mask, R95 or why not get her both these fabulous cold therapy masks for R269. BUY

3. Valdo Prosecco, R1590 for a case of six. You can also find Valdo Prosecco at Dry Dock Liquor in Jozi. Contact them and they’ll deliver to your door. BUY

4. Daily Concepts Konjac Sponge Charcoal Pebble Shape, R219. The sponge includes bamboo charcoal that helps to absorb impurities to deep cleanse the skin. BUY

5. Bena Long Kimono Inspired Gown in Navy with Ivory Anglaise Embroidery, R840. We love this gorgeous, luxurious gown by homegrown brand, Bena. BUY

6. Soylites Urbanesque Desert Rose & Orange Blossom Gift Candle, R299. Beautifully packaged for easy gifting. BUY

7. Riedel Veritas Coupe/Cocktail Glass, R489 per glass. So she can sip her bubbles in style. BUY

(RELATED POST: For a greater selection of gorgeous lounge- and sleepwear items see our post here.)



 1. SKOON. The Basic Four skincare set for either normal, sensitive, dry or combination skin. R639. There’s even a set for teens or adults with blemish-prone skin. The mini pot kit includes a cleanser, moisturising day cream, rich serum and overnight mineral mask. Read our review of some SKOON. products here. BUY

2. Juice Beauty Daily Hydrating Solutions Kit, R790. You can’t go wrong with this brand favoured by Gwyneth Paltrow and her GOOP brand. BUY

3. Lula Ecolux Body Artisan Body Whip, Sandalwood and Orange, R220. I’m in love with this local, natural body balm. BUY

4. Skin Creamery Travel Gift Set, R950 This beautiful travel gift set has all five of the Skin Creamery products. Facial Cleansing Powder, Oil-Milk Cleanser, Skin Tonic, Facial Hydrating Oil and Everyday Cream (which is one of Mich’s fave products at the moment). BUY

5. Hairprint Restore Kit Women For Dark, Brown or Light Brown hair, R950. Hairprint is a one-of-a-kind scientific breakthrough that treats greying hair in a completely natural way. BUY

6. Davines OI Shampoo, Conditioner and All In One Milk. One of our favourite natural, non-toxic hair care ranges. The gorgeous packaging makes this a perfect gift. Available in selected salons which you can locate here.

7. Esse Plus Probiotic Serum, R1250. Spoil her with this revolutionary world-class serum produced by local natural skincare brand, Esse. Read all about our review of this product hereBUY

8. Veldt Riverine Rabbit Charcoal Toiletry Bag, R410. To store all her lovely gifts. BUY



Gift Guide For Girls

1. Mia Mélange Handle Clutch, R590. BUY

2. and 9. L’MAD scarves. Prices range from R750 (for silk twill neckties), R1790 (square scarves), to R1990 (for long silk chiffon scarves). Available from Guillotine in Jozi. Contact them for pricing and if you’d like to see more items from this limited edition range of digitally printed artist scarves. This will make a very special gift! Email: [email protected]

3. Famke black aventurine necklace, R790. Black aventurine set in sterling silver with sterling silver or gold plated or rose gold plated 60cm chain. BUY

4. Thalia Strates The Athena bag in indigo, R2800 (available in 5 other colours). The design and quality of this Cape Town designer’s bags is world class. BUY

5. Kirsten Goss Avril Earrings 18kt rose gold vermeil, R2,525. Also available in sterling silver or 18kt yellow gold vermeil. BUY

6. Beryl Dingemans Gold Signature Cuff, R1385. BUY

7. Famke luxury stud 9ct gold – london blue topaz, R970. BUY

8. Mimco Phenomena Jewel Wallet, R749. Cute wallet to store jewellery. Great for travelling. BUY

2. and 9. L’MAD scarves. Prices range from R750 (for silk twill neckties), R1790 (square scarves), to R1990 (for long silk chiffon scarves). Available from Guillotine in Jozi. Contact them for pricing and if you’d like to see more items from this limited edition range of digitally printed artist scarves. This will make a very special gift! Email: [email protected]


FOR THE BEACH  Gift Guide For Girls

1. Lalesso Dorado Kaftan //SS in Papaya Happiness, R2590. She’ll be over the moon with this beautiful locally made kaftan. It’s a very relaxed fit so fits most sizes. BUY

2. The Storer Berber Ladies Basket, R500. Available in-store at 44 Stanley Avenue, Johannesburg. Contact them here.

3. Vogue Gigi Hadid Cat-eye Sunglasses Black, R1590. BUY

4. Exclusive Books Gift Voucher. Beach time is book time. Purchase a digital voucher or gift card which she can use either online or in-store. Or check out our book reviews and find a couple of our favourite books online for her. BUY

5. Havaianas Slim Tropical Flip Flops Mint Green, R499. Everyone loves these iconic flip flops for the beach. BUY

6. Captain Fin Sancho Beach Blanket Multi, R899. Because beach towels just aren’t big enough. BUY

(RELATED POST: For more beautiful beachwear and accessories check out our post here.)



1. Jane Sews Leather Care Kit, R499. The perfect leather care kit with everything she needs to revive and protect her leather shoes and accessories. BUY

2. Benji + Moon Kitty Kit, R620. This cute gift set has all the handcrafted basics for her kitty including a bottle of Muca 100% Organic Catnip. BUY

3. Tempur Sleep Mask, R799. A best buy! The Equilibrio team simply cannot live without ours! BUY

4. Ray-Ban Blaze Sunglasses Violet, R2590. These are just so darn cool. SO hot right now!  BUY

5. Hanky Panky Lace Bralette – Black, R990. Every girl needs a nice black lace bralette in her cupboard. Available in 6 other colours as well. BUY

6. Hanky Panky Rolled Signature Lace Thong in Pink, Navy and Grey, R490 each. The most comfortable pretty thongs. BUY



Why not make a difference this Christmas by making a donation on her behalf to one of these amazing causes?

1. Meals on Wheels is an incredible organisation that delivers meals to the struggling elderly every day (over 29 million meals a year).  Besides the daily deliveries, they host other initiatives like an annual Christmas dinner where they treat 20 000 elderly people to an evening for celebration where they would have otherwise been alone. Please consider supporting them either through a once-off donation or a monthly debit order that can be stopped at any time. You can donate via Paypal, GivenGain or even via SMS. DONATE

2.-4. Spoil yourself, a friend or a family member with a collectors bag, adorned with the original art from local South African artist Bev Butkow. The bags are hand-stitched with elements of leather and art. For every bag sold, one school bag will be donated to Save the Children’s Bags of Hope Initiative.

2. Portfolio bag with Uzwelo waste lining and leather (size: 25 x 35 x 8cm), R800. BUY

3. Backpack with Uzwelo waste lining and leather (size: 40 x 30 x 16cm), R500. BUY

4. Field Bag with Uzwelo waste lining and leather (size: 45 x 25 x 30cm), R900. BUY

5. Saving the Survivors, Creating Hope from Hurt donation.  This conservation group treats injured endangered wildlife that have fallen victim to poaching or traumatic incidents. Most of their efforts are directed at our precious and endangered rhinos because of the huge incidence of viscous attacks that many of them have fallen prey to. Mich and I had the privilege of hearing the amazing founder, Dr. Johan Marais, deliver a very emotional talk at last year’s Panorama Tour. DONATE


(RELATED POSTS: Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for Cool Guys. We also received some expert advice on how to have a green Christmas which we’ve shared with you here.)

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