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Four gifts you should give yourself this Festive Season

‘Tis the season to be spoilt. You’ve worked hard all year long and we think that it’s time to treat yourself to a few gifts that will make you feel like a million bucks this festive season. Our list is compiled of proudly South African designed items and holidays so you can support local while looking and feeling fabulous.

Brand new sunglasses

The sun is out and that means you will be too. Socialising, attending end-of-year functions and lazing on the beach all require a killer pair of shades. Woodworks is a local brand that makes handcrafted bamboo sunglasses with UV-protected, polarised lenses. Not only are you supporting local fashion, but for every 25 pairs sold, Woodworks plants a tree in the Botrivier community. They offer three different styles in various shades of bamboo depending on your taste.

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Woodworks Dusk Dark R650

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Woodworks Earth Light R650

Luxurious body care

There is something magically inexplicable about buying new cosmetics and body care products. When the time comes to use them, you feel utterly pampered. The Wema Body Care range is handmade in South Africa from essential oils and soy, and is also free from animal products, chemicals and preservatives. The range includes face serum, hair butter, body butter, lip balms, soaps and much more in scents like rose and geranium, sweet orange, ylang ylang and cedarwood. Browse their site for individual items or opt for one of their amazing gift boxes.

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Cold process soap, candle, body oil and lip balm set R159


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Massage oil and two-soap set R159

A luxury safari holiday

Ensure the work that you’ve done all year is rewarded with a holiday you won’t soon forget. There’s nothing like getting away from the urban jungle and escaping to the solitude and pristine beauty of the bushveld. With African Welcome, you don’t need to worry about where to stay or what to do. Choose from any one of their comprehensive packages fit for singles, couples, families or tour groups travelling to destinations like Namibia, the Kruger National Park and Botswana. These are all beautiful places fit for a luxurious stay and ideal for recharging your batteries.

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Elephant back riding in the Kruger. Photo by African Welcome Safaris.

A stylish travel bag

Going on holiday requires a travel bag fit for a style icon. Burgundy Collective, based out of Stellenbosch, uses genuine leather for all their products. Expert craftsmanship, timeless design and leather suited for wear and tear, ensures that the item stays as beautiful as it was when you first bought it. Their travel collection includes two options that would complement any holiday.

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The Traveller R 2,700

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The Hold-All Traveller R3,900

Now that you have your own wish list settled for December, all that’s needed now is to find those perfect gifts for your loved ones and for you to relax on a wonderful holiday.


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