Can you believe Christmas is less than one month away? I’m still trying to wrap my head around how quickly 2020 has flown by and we’re already thinking about Christmas shopping – eek! For today’s festive gift guide, I wanted to focus on some of my favourite local lovely, South African brands who have awesome gifts your friends, family (even yourself) would love.
This is an all budget gift guide, so whether you want to spend R100 or R1000, you’ve come to the right place.
This item is high up on my wish list and since it usually rains all of January (can you remember a New Year’s where it wasn’t raining? I can’t), this gorgeous rain coat will come in handy.
I absolutely love the Yellow Long Length RainCoat (R1699). Not only is it cute as a button, but the 100% waterproof and windproof coat is accented with funky Shwe Shwe lining that is gorgeous and very unique to our beautiful country.
Forecast Raincoats are manufactured in the Mother City of Cape Town and they have a wide range of colour options for women, men and even the little ones too. Can you imagine the whole familia in matching Forecast Raincoats? So cute!
Go check out their website: www.forecastraincoats.com
Antelo Leather Card Holder & Leather Scrunchies
If you’re looking to gift on a budget but still give friggin’ fabulous gifts, then I’ve got you covered! While Antelo, another proudly South African brand out of Cape Town, makes the most luxuriously soft leather items, they’ve also got some really budget friendly options too. So if you want to give quality without breaking the bank, then you’ll love these suggestions.
First up is the Mustard Ty Leather Scrunchie (R100). I mean can you think of anything else you can buy for R100 that’s actually good quality, well made and really awesome? Well, there’s one more thing actually. Also from Antelo is the Cole Leather Card Holder (R100). These gifts would make such cute stocking stuffers.
PSST! These come in a range of various colour options and some of of the colours are on sale, which means you can pay even less! I’m talking like R75 a piece. Don’t miss out.
Go check out their website: www.antelo.co.za
You can never go wrong with a cute summer hat, and this item will probably get well used on Christmas Day when it is sure to be scorching outside. I discovered Freya Hats on Instagram and am obsessed with this brand from my old home town of Durban. Their hats are all sustainable, local and made by hand. I particularly love their linen hats, because I think they will travel so well.
This one is The Cora (R259) in natural linen, but also check out their Darling and Nora hats for some various styling options.
Go check out their website: www.freyahats.co.za.
Simply Bee Hand & Body Gift Set
I am in love with this brand! I am obsessed with anything bees, so much so that I want my own bees, but that’s another topic for another day. One of the Bee brands that I’ve been using a lot lately is Simply Bee. I’ve got the hand wash and body lotion in my kitchen (the glass bottles are so cute) and the smell is incredible, especially since I wash my hands all day every day. My hands don’t feel dry and feel really cared for.
I spotted the Simply Bee Hand & Body Gift Pack (R170) on Faithful To Nature (another favourite local shop), and thought this would make an ideal gift for anyone who you really love. The set includes the hand and body wash and hand and body lotion in glass jars. They are made from organic ingredients, with Fynbos honey.
Go check out the full Simply Bee range on Faithful to Nature here
Bena Turkish Cotton Pajama Set
I fell in love with Bena when I purchased one of their fabulous Tracksets – which by the way I lived (and am still living) in. Their quality is fantastic and they make clothing that is fitted really well – which I like.
Now, considering the brand started as a sleepwear brand, their sleepwear, I am certain would be incredible. I love a good sleep set and this Classic Short Pajama Set in Turkish Cotton(R1150) is my dreamiest one of the moment. It’s chic, elegant and can you just imagine sleeping in regal and luxurious Turkish Cotton? Yes please!
Go check out their website: www.bena.co.za
Do you have any favourites? Comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.