‘Tis the season to be jolly … and gift people lots of cool stuff! Of course, there aren’t many people who would say they LOVE braving the malls this time of year so why not figure out exactly what you’re after before you get there? Or, better yet, do all your gift shopping online? No matter where you choose to shop for your loved ones this festive season we’re making your life just a little bit easier with these great gift ideas to treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas. Whether it’s a gift for your special someone, your mom, dad, children, or even your closest friend, there’s something for everyone on this list.
MRP Lilo Banana Leaf Chair – R349.99
This inflatable pool chair with a banana leaf print is the perfect summer gift. Whether you take it to the beach or use it poolside, this comfy chair offers a stylish place to tan, read, and relax this summer.
Available online or in-store from MRP.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM – R1,499
This super-portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker offers surprisingly big sound. Enjoy 10 hours of clear, crisp, non-stop sound with big, beautiful bass. Simply power on, pair, press play, pause or skip a song right from your speaker. Invite friends over for dinner and easily connect two WONDERBOOM speakers for even more sound and double the fun.
Available online from Takealot.com.
Logitech K780 keyboard – R1,799
The perfect gift for tech fundies and multi-device fans, this keyboard allows you to type on your computer, smartphone and tablet with one keyboard. The K780 Multi-Device lets you switch typing easily between all the devices you enter text on, whether Windows or Mac, Android or iOS. A rubber cradle holds phones and tablets at a perfect angle as you type comfortably on whisper-quiet keys.
Available online from Takealot.com and Incredible Connection.
Bontrager Solstice Helmet – R699
The ideal gift for a cyclist this helmet is all about staying safe and looking good while doing it. Suitable for both road and mountain biking this new helmet offers safety at a modest price tag. The Solstice is an all-purpose, value-packed helmet which balances performance and comfort – proof you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a great fitting, great looking, and easy-to-use helmet. Plus, the best thing about choosing Bontrager is their Crash Replacement Guarantee, which provides riders with a free replacement helmet if an impact occurs within the first year of ownership.
Gentleman Jack Double Glass Pack – R319.95
Gentleman Jack Tennessee Whiskey gets it extra smoothness from a mellowing process that it undergoes not once but twice. Raise a glass to the finer moments and memories this festive season with this stylish and sophisticated gift pack that includes a 750ml bottle of Gentleman Jack with two weighty bespoke Gentleman Jack whiskey glasses.
Available at select liquor merchants.
SoyLites Coconut Glass Jar Candle – R130
Light up someone’s festive season with this SoyLites Coconut Glass Jar Candle, with citronella, lavender and lemongrass. Ideal to burn around food, buffets, braai’s and anywhere else where flies and mosquitoes are bothersome, this candle is both stylish and functional. All products in the SoyLites range have been endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, so you will be giving a gift with good conscience.
Available online from the SoyLites website.
MRP Novelty Beach Towels – R99
Give the gift of fun with these super soft, towelling novelty beach towels from MRP. With various prints on offer, you’re bound to find something to appeal to anyone. The perfect gift for a beach-loving lad or lass with a sense of humour, these towels will make for the ideal stocking filler or stand-alone gift this Christmas.
Available online or in-store from MRP.
Whimsical Collection Placemats – R350
Each year the Whimsical Collection offers a special Christmas Collection to warm the hearts and homes of their fans. This year the team chose the six most popular animals to welcome to your table this festive season. The hues of the African plains and the traditional symbols and colours of Christmas inspire the range and this beautiful collection of placemats is an ideal gift for a house-proud woman or man.
Available online from the Whimsical Collection website.
Wet Brush Detangle Professional Brush – R129
Specifically designed to detangle wet hair, this hair brush is being hailed as the saviour of sanity by hair stylists the world over. The brush comes in a range of sizes and detangles like an absolute champ. The brush works like a bomb because of some clever features including the IntelliFlex Bristles (thing and strong, yet flexible, these bristles help to gently detangle hair), ultra-soft polytips SofTips (which help protect the hair and sensitive scalps), and the ergonomically designed rubber handle which ensures the brush doesn’t slip out of your hands when it’s wet.
Wet Brush-Pro Detangle Professional Brush is available online from Hairhouse Warehouse and is priced at R129.
Cadbury GLOW Chocolate Praline – R76.95
Treat the people you cherish the most with a beautifully packaged box of luxurious Cadbury GLOW pralines this festive season. These treats wrapped in delicious Cadbury Chocolate with an indulgent chocolatey filling are oh-so-moreish and are guaranteed to be savoured. Cadbury GLOW is available in stores nationwide in two sizes, the 160g with 16 pralines as well as the 240g with 24 pralines.
Find the box of 16 at Clicks stores nationwide.