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Christmas gift guide

Christmas gift guide

Toast the Season

Whether you give it as a gift or simply reward yourself for shopping done well, bubbly is a fool-proof choice. Three local bottles we love are the gorgeously presented Pongrácz Desiderius Méthode Cap Classique (Pongrácz recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary so there’s something extra to celebrate); Villiera Brut Monro 2008, also from Stellenbosch; and the 2011 Charles Fox Cipher from Elgin.


Gifts for Her | Appeal to her senses with something elegant or indulgent


01 Stardust ‘Bo’ cami-and-shorts pyjama set, R1 595, Daddy & Fox,

02 Marble-print dish, R129, H&M,

03 Gold triangle fabric and leather pouch, R240, Zana,

04 Tea Forté Lapsang Souchong tea, R180, Sagra Food and Wine Merchants,

05 Bespoke stationery: notecards, priced to order, The Letterpress Company, personalised pencils, R135 for a set of 12, Love Letters Stationery,

06 InstaLens polarising lens, R299, for alternative stockists

07 GRAFF (Rizzoli), R1 300, Delaire Graff Estate

08 Wood Sage and Sea Salt candle, R800, Jo Malone,

09 Ostrich-hide ‘Yemaja’ bag in Chestnut, R24 500, Okapi,

10 Bohème Date watch with silver guilloché dial, R70 200, Montblanc,

11 Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, R1 480 (100ml), Jo Malone,


Gifts for Him | Cater to both his inner child and his current connoisseur


0110 Year Anniversary Edition Grappa, R2 325 (cellar price), Dalla Cia Distillery (also available at Wine Concepts and Norman Goodfellows),

02‘Specks’ black laptop sleeve, R390, Zana,

03Skull Candy Crusher headphones, R1 599, Luksbrands,

04Master Co-Axial Seamaster 300 Diver watch, R100 000, Omega,

05Beard wash, R200, and beard wax, R150, The Captain’s Beard,

06Shaving brush, R540 (comes with stand), Crabtree & Evelyn,

07Assorted bamboo socks, R139 per pair (for every pair bought, one pair is given to a child in need), Sexy Socks,

08Meisterstück Selection Document Case in Burgundy, R17 600, Montblanc,

09(In glass) Chivas Regal 25-year-old, R4 999 for Luxury Gift Box set, Norman Goodfellows,


Gifts for the Traveller | Multipurpose, practical and pretty pieces perfect for the jetsetter


01Luxe travel guides, R170 each, Exclusive Books,

02Bikini top, R1 186, and bottoms, R1 186, Maaji Swimwear,

03Travel-size Set for Normal/Oily Skin, R770, Dermalogica,

04Idéal Soleil SPF20 Dry Face and Body Oil, R260, and SPF50 Tan Optimising Hydrating Spray, R295, Vichy,

05Persol ‘Caffe’ fold-up sunglasses, R3 160, Sunglass Hut,

06Green Abstract Michael MacGarry silk-twill scarf, R1 790, L’MAD Collection,

07Polaroid print gift vouchers, from R155, Nifty250,

08Artisan camera strap, R350, Joie d’Vivre,

09‘Paul Newman’ bag in Tan, R6 800, Wolf & Maiden,


Gifts for the Foodie | Kitchenware for those with discerning tastes


01Stand mixer in Cream, R6 999, Smeg,

02Can canister, R135, Weylandts,

03Black mix-and-match crockery, price on request, Wonki Ware,

04Assorted pods, price on request, Nespresso,

05Espresso cup and saucer in Shiny Black, R350 for a set of two, Le Creuset,

06Two-tone Glass Cloth, R153, Utility Cloth, R196 and Country Cloth Glass Cloth, R125, all Mungo,

07Copper range solid spoon, R160, Woolworths,

08Black mix-and-match crockery, price on request, Wonki Ware,

09 & 10Bamboo colander, R79,95, and virgin walnut oil, R219, both Woolworths,


Gifts for the Nature-Lover | Practical pieces to make spending time outdoors stylish


01Picnic basket, R399, @home,

02, 03 & 04Outdoor glasses, R39,95 each, outdoor ombre jug, R180, and XXL braai marshmallows, R199, all Woolworths,

05Printed paper plates (available in assorted patterns), R49,H&M  

061,5-metre round Azdebele-print ‘Blankoi’, R1 750, Kikoi,

07Boule set, from R499, Giant Garden Games,

08Watering can, R229, H&M,

09Solar jar, R154,90, Consol,

10Wall planters, from R95 each, Weylandts,

11Gardeners Ultra-Moisturing Hand Therapy, from R200, Crabtree & Evelyn,

12Garden trowel, R129,99, Woolworths,


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Production:Julia Freemantle
Photographs:Micky Hoyle and Stocksy


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