Thursday, 6 December 2018

ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

It's that time of year again - time to go on 10 mall trips and STILL not find good enough Christmas gifts for everyone! Christmas shopping can be so frustrating, I for one know the struggle.

That's why I'm hoping to make Christmas shopping a little easier for you and give you some gift inspo so that you can go to the mall with a plan and know exactly what to get everyone! This should save you from the multiple mall trips that end up being a waste of time and energy. You'll find something for everyone (and then some!). Hope this helps!






ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE



FOR THE SELFIE LOVER: NOKIA 7.1




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The Nokia 7.1’s stunning HDR display lies within a masterfully crafted, gorgeous design and offers an advanced imaging experience powered by a dual rear depth sensing camera with 2PD, for fast accurate autofocus and ZEISS Optics to ensure you never miss a moment.  

The Nokia 7.1 released in South Africa in November and proves to be a mid-range smartphone packed with features. With it's 12MP/5MP dual camera, it ensures you capture all those special moments (And have tons of content for the 'gram!).


It retails from Vodacom and selected retailers from R5999.



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FOR THE FASHIONISTA: BLUEBERRY BLUSH



It’s about a lady who loves shoes and fashion, a guy whose mission is adventure and opportunity, and a team with passion for our country, it’s people, it’s bright colours and it’s carefree style. It’s about a business who’s sole purpose is pleasure, adorning your feet with both local and imported ranges of shoes and sandals that are a pleasure to wear at prices that will make you smile.


One of my favorite local brand, Blueberry Blush is a shoe brand based in Durban, South Africa. They produce beautiful summer sandals that make the perfect gift for a special woman - be it your mom or even a co-worker (Spread kindness like confetti!).


You can purchase shoes directly on their website.





FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: MINI ME


Personalized gifts are truly my go-to and this is no exception. Mini-Me allows you to create a totally customized lego figurine. That's right, you can create a lego of yourself, your mom, your best friend and even your maths teacher! All you have to do is onto the mini me website and get creative! I created my own mini-me and will have a full post review up soon.


You can design your lego figurine directly on the website: www.mini-me.co.za and the price varies depending on the different parts and accessories you choose. 


My own mini-Asha!




FOR THE BEAUTY QUEEN: DERMALOGICA 12 DAYS TO GLOW


Shine the spotlight on your natural radiance! These brightening, firming favorites will reveal your healthiest skin, keep it smooth and protect it all day long.

If you're looking for a gift that's practical yet thoughtful, this is the one. This gift set has 12 Dermalogica products that will keep his/her skin glowing long after Christmas. 

It retails for R1,795.00.


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MUSIC LOVER: SONY EXTRA BASS™ wireless speakers


Portable and highly durable SRS-XB31 and SRS-XB21 wireless speakers provide listeners with the ultimate music experience with EXTRA BASS TM sound and a LIVE SOUND mode. The pocket-sized SRS-XB01 offers powerful EXTRA BASS sound on-the-go and is designed to provide superior quality for an ultimate party experience at an affordable price.


Dezember vibes call for year end parties, Christmas parties and, of course, NYE celebrations. These Sony speakers ensure that you're ready to bring the vibe whatever the occasion. The EXTRA BASS TM wireless speakers SRS-XB31, SRS-XB21 and SRS-XB01 are priced approximately at R3,299, R2,499 and R699 respectively.


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FOR AT-HOME-SPA DAYS: MILK SOLUTIONS


Milk Solutions is a results-driven and luxuriously pampering manicure and pedicure line for professional and at-home use. It features a classic, fruity and recently-launched natural range, as well as it star heel peel alkaline wash for softer, smoother heels and feet.

If you haven't tried a milk solutions scrub you're seriously missing out! And if you have tried them out, you'll know why milk solutions products make the perfect Christmas gift. They have a few different ranges (Milk&Honey range, fruit range, garden range, professional range) but my favorite would have to be the Fruit range! It smells AMAZING and lets you experience that "Just got back from the spa" feeling, right from the comfort of your home.  





SNEAKER LOVER: SNEAKERLAB FESTIVE KIT



You can’t go wrong with the Christmas Deluxe Kit. It contains all your Sneaker LAB must-haves, packaged in a limited Christmas edition box.


Sneakerlab is the OG brand I use to keep my sneakers clean. For the festive season you can get him/her their  own Festive Kit which includes all the essentials to ensure their sneakers stay clean during all the adventures in 2019.

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FOR THE GIRLBOSS: SPALICIOUS 


Spalicious is your one-stop-shop for all your treat yourself essentials to have an at-home spa experience. With their different gift sets, they have something for every taste! You can purchase the Elderflower and Cranberry Twist set, the Watermelon and Granita set or the Spacious Smoothie Set, that each include a scrub, body butter, shower gel and smoothie. 

We all know that girl boss in our lives who's been killing it it in 2018, constantly working 80 hour weeks and doing the mostest (Or maybe that's us!). Well, she needs to chill. And what better way to chill than with a Spacious gift set? Each set retails for R674.00 (While the Spacious Smoothie Set costs only R608.00). You can purchase all of these from the Spacious website







TREAT HER: DELLA ACCESSORIES


A local Umhlanga based jewelry brand by Pippa de Charmoy. She built the brand as an innovative outlet with a focus on high quality investment pieces that are inspired by practicality and yet offer a stylish take on modern jewellery.


Della accessories are elegant and high-end - the ultimate gift for a mother or girlfriend. I particularly like the earrings; the collection features unique pieces that feel more personal than your average jewelry. 

You can purchase accessories from the Della online store: www.della.co.za

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FOR THE QUEEN IN YOUR LIFE - MEMI JEWELLERY 



Gary Nathan, Founder of Memi Jewellery says, “We don’t want to be just another jewellery brand, we want to stand out. We want to give woman the ability to express themselves through the jewellery they wear. Our jewellery is no longer just a beautiful accessory, but rather a woman’s story, her feelings, dreams, hopes and memories - everything encompassed in her journey.”

Memi Jewellery is another local brand that includes stunning personalized pieces, all made of precious metals - solid white, yellow or rose gold, or sterling silver - all of which are fit for a queen! Quality jewellery is timeless and being able to make a personalized piece for someone is all the more special.

You can purchase personalized pieces directly from the Memi online store: www.memijewellery.com








A GIFT WITH A STORY: PICHULIK

PICHULIK is an intentional and ethical jewelry, accessories and womenswear brand handcrafted in Cape Town, South Africa. Through distilling sacred storytelling from ancient traditions, myth and an experimental use of materials and form, PICHULIK celebrates empowering feminine narratives that echo from the women who make the brand to the women who wear it. The PICHULIK brand essence is the pursuit of imparting sacred feminine wisdom for the modern woman through organic materials like jade, shell, horn and hemp assembled in gentle forms that communicate powerful messages.


Pichulik is a Cape Town jewellery brand that is the product of a group of pan-African women in a small studio in Cape Town. Their pieces are artistic and completely unique and one-of-a-kind - it's no wonder they're sold at some top museum stores around the world.







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2 comments

  1. I love the minime customize lego! omg that is so epic! I need to buy fifty lol thanks!

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  2. So honoured to have made the list!! Asha Singh you make us very proud! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!!

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