My final gift guide is officially here! If you’re on the hunt for festive buys for your Secret Santa, stocking fillers, hostess gifts or small tokens – this post is for YOU!
Have you checked out my previous 2 posts yet?
I do these posts every year – if you’d like, why not check out last year’s post: –
FESTIVE FOOD GIFTING
1.Faithful To Nature Milk & Dark Chocolate Truffles R76.46 (marked down from R89.95) on Faithful To Nature – I love that FTN has been increasing their own branded products on their site, and these chocolates sound delicious. How pretty is that packaging too?
2.Fudge variants R40 a bar from The Counter – I have heard nothing but amazing things about The Counter’s fudge, and they have so many lovely flavour combinations.
3.Fabrica do Prego Piri-Piri Sauce R75 from The Counter – I have really become a big fan of hot sauces in the last few years. I know many friends and family who’d love a delicious festive foodie gift like this.
4.Biomedcan CBD Milk Chocolate R101.15 (marked down from R119) from Faithful To Nature – I actually tested and reviewed both slabs of the Biomedcan chocolate. Not only is it utterly delicous, it’s proper Belgian chocolate made by Von Geusau, a top chocolate maker! The benefits of CBD are an amazing bonus.
5.Kleinsky’s Everything Bagel Sprinkle R40 from The Counter – I love different seasonings, and for the bagel lover, this will be ideal!
6.Eat Naked Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups R22.06 (marked down from R25.95) for 3 from Faithful To Nature – these are not only INSANELY delicious, they’re healthier for you too! Peanut butter sweetened with a little raw honey, and smothered in 72% dark chocolate. They also have a coffee variant.
7.Soft Cheese Making Kit R149.99 from Woolworths – a really unique gift for the foodie.
8.Chocolate Chip Cookie Duo R149.99 from Woolworths – how pretty is this animal print tin? Filled with chocolate chips, it would make a lovely hostess gift.
9.Fat Santa Bar R50 from The Counter – I am DYING to get my hands on some goodie from The Counter, as they all look so decadent. This is a ginger biscuit base, topped with dark chocolate fudge, vanilla bean marshmallow, cherry marshmallow and smothered in white chocolate. Festive treats at their best!
10.Mini Choc Chip Panettone R55.99 from Woolworths – panettone is one of the most festive treats around, and I love seeing them pop up in the shops at this time of year!
FESTIVE DRINK GIFTING
1.Astoria Prosecco DOC R74.99 for 375ml from Woolworths – a half size (or shall we say ‘personal size’) bottle of prosecco would make a lovely festive gesture, or would be great added to a Secret Santa gift.
2.Crystal Head Vodka R79 from Barkeeper – we actually saw these in our local Tops the other day and they are SO COOL! Hubby got one, as he has a skull decanter already, so he can add it to that shelf of the bar.
3.Refresh Tea Ceremony R139.99 from Woolworths – a really lovely gift for the tea lover, this is a hand crafted ceramic mug, with a wooden coaster and 10 teabags. There are a number of tea blends, but this one specifically caught my eye, as it’s citrus and buchu.
4.Nettari Gin Syrup Kit R130 from Musgrave Spirits – I love mixing up gin cocktails, and I know basically half the world also loves it! This kit comes with 3 different flavoured syrups (Elderflower, Cucumber and Ruby Grapefruit) to create different gin flavour combinations.
5.Secco Festive Gin Infusions pack of 8 for R149 from Yuppiechef – I know many people who love the Secco Infusions sachets to add a punch to their GnT, so this festive pack is sure to delight.
6.Musgrave Copper Vanilla Brandy mini R49 for 50ml from Yuppiechef – I’ve already raved about the Musgrave Coppers HERE, so you know how much I love the Copper brandies. The mini’s are a great festive gifting option, and a wonderful way of seeing if you like a spirit enough to splurge on the full size.
FESTIVE LIFESTYLE & FASHION GIFTING
1.Dear Deer pack of 3 satin scrunchies R150 from Dear Deer – I received a white scrunchie from Dear Deer in our Blogger Meetup goodies bag, and it’s GORGEOUS! On top of this, satin is much more gentle on your hair, so you’ll find you get less breakage from tying hair up!
2.UltraTool Credit Card R125 from Cape Union Mart – a multi tool with 10 different elements, it’s a nifty gift for those men who love a gadget.
3.Rose Gold Diamante Snowflake Earrings R130 from Lovisa – how absolutely beautiful are these? What I love most is that they can be worn again in winter, as it’s not a Christmas specific design.
4.Red Festive Poinsettia R99.99 from Woolworths – the most ideal festive-season hostess gift there is!
5.Safari Days mini candle R120 from Cape Island – even though this is a mini, Cape Island still ensure the packaging is just as gorgeous. The fragrance sounds divine too – patchouli, bergamot, cedarwood and wild sage.
6.Luxury Pouch R99 from The Sheba Shop – these little zip-up pouches are awesome for carrying bits and bobs or change in your handbag. I’ve even tossed some cash and my bank card, along with a lippie in it before, hooked it onto my keys and gone out like that!
7.Biocopper Multi Tool R170 from Ebonymoon – yes, this is over R150. I had the link for Faithful To Nature originally and it fell into the correct price bracket, but in the space of a week it’s obviously sold out or discontinued! Either way, this is a fab gift for opening doors, touching buttons and generally existing without coming into contact with germs.
8.Factorie Festive Socks gift pack R112.50 (marked down from R150) from Cotton On online – I’m a sock fan, and cute socks like these would be an exciting gift. I’m sure there are many others out there who would love them just as much.
9.Diamante Heart Drop Earrings R44.98 (marked down from R89.95) from Woolworths – a really sweet pair of sparklies for many different age groups.
FESTIVE BEAUTY GIFTING
1.LovisaSkin Facial Rounds R35 for 8 from The Beautiful Store – reusable cotton rounds are now trending, as it’s so much better for the environment and your bank balance. You add your makeup remover or cleanser to them, and remove makeup while giving a gentle exfoliation. When you’re done, just pop them in the wash or hand wash!
2.Golden Wonder Bath Bomb R82.50 from Lush – my all-time favourite bath bomb from Lush, this smells divine and creates the most festive atmosphere during your pamper time!
3.Smitten makeup removing glove R110 from The Beautiful Store – you can get these for men, women and littlies, and they can be used for cleansing, gentle exfoliation and makeup removal.
4.E.L.F Hydrating Water Sheet Mask R70 from Betty Online – sheet masks are ALWAYS a win, and an affordable gift.
5.Skin Republic Hemp Seed Oil biodegradable sheet mask R43 from Superbalist – one of the newer offerings from Skin Republic, I’ve tried this mask and it gives skin the most gorgeous glow! Great gift for the beauty junkie.
6.Skin Republic Probiotic Skin Balance biodegradable sheet mask R43 from Superbalist – another of the new masks that Skin Republic has out, I’ve also used a couple of these, and they are sublime for thirsty, sensitive skin.
7.De-Stress Aromadough aromatherapy stress ball R110 from The Beautiful Store – I’ve owned a few of these Aromadough products, and they’re so great! There are different aromatherapy blends for different issues, and it’s basically playdough, but for any age. Playing with the dough allows you to smell the oils, and allows them to absorb into your skin, giving the oils a double shot at helping whatever ailments you have. Plus – they’re fun!
8.SOME BY MI Glow Luminous Ampoule Mask R45 from Butterkup Beauty – there are a few different variants in this sheet mask brand, but they look and sound divine! I love trying out new sheet masks from different brands, and I’m sure many skincare fans do too.
9.Glamglow THIRSTYSHEET™ S.O.S. Intensive Hydrating Cream sheet mask R93 from Superbalist – I’ve previously tried the ThirstyMud in a sample, and it’s a lovely hydrating mask, so this sheet version is bound to be good.
10.Ellips Yellow Smooth & Shiny 12 capsules R50 from Ellips – you guys know how much I adore the Ellips hair capsules, so this post wouldn’t have been the same without them! These are so affordable, yet they are incredible quality, and amazing for your hair – plus they’re suitable for all hair types!
11.E.L.F Bite-Size Face Duo R140 from Betty Online – these E.L.F bite size products are getting so much hype right now, as they’re teeny tiny but pack some punch in terms of colour.
12.E.L.F Bite-Size Eyeshadow palette R140 – such cute little palettes that are amazing for travel.
13.CBD Sleep Bath Bomb R85 from Prana Naturals – I have honestly really been enjoying the benefits of CBD, and this bath bomb sounds utterly divine for those that enjoy a little extra pampering, or who battle with sleep.
14.Inoar Resistance Lotus Oil R130 for 7ml from The Beautiful Store – I was sent a bottle of this oil to test out, and at first I thought the little bottle wouldn’t last very long, so I just popped it into my travel toiletry bag. On a trip up the coast I tried it for the first time. A teeny bit goes a long way, it smells absolutely gorgeous and is so extremely nourishing on the hair!
15.Daily Peach Makeup Removal + Toning Bamboo Pads R102 for a tin of 6 from Faithful To Nature – another variant of the reusable makeup wipes, and a brand I’ve heard quite a bit about!