Mom’s & Dad’s Christmas Gift Guide

I love me a gift guide, I do, but this year I’m a little pushed for time, and in fact, everyone else seems to be too – so, I’ve decided to combine the Mom’s and Dad’s Guide into one. Simple. A one stop shop so to say. If you’re going to shop online, best to get cracking, orders take longer right now (also check, if you’re placing orders for multiple items to check the delivery deadline on each – you don’t need you entire order delayed for one item).

  1. Gosh! One of my favourite things is to have is a beautifully scented home. I’ve owned a Stoneglow Diffuser before, and it lasted so well – this Luna Diffuser in Cedarwood & Cypress sounds like heaven! Bespoke Home – R635 – https://www.bespokehome.co.za/product/luna-diffuser/
  2. The best kitchen appliance I’ve tested in AGES, that deserves a spot on everyone’s Christmas list, is the Instant Pot. It’s completely revolutionised my time in the kitchen and I’m beyond impressed. Seriously an investment you need to make! @home – R1699 (on the Black Friday sale! on now) – https://www.takealot.com/instant-pot-duo-7-in-1-smart-cooker-6-litre/PLID53710272
  3. The cloth everyone is talking about (thanks for originally sharing it with us Ros!) – the Wow Jude Cleansing Cloth. This magical makeup remover only requires water, and WOW, it really works! Shop from their brand-new online store now – the perfect gift or stocking filler this Christmas! Wow Jude – R90- http://wowjude.co.za/product/cleansing-cloth/
  4. Sneakers for Mom and Dad, um, YASS! First up, it has to be Superga – my all-time fav sneaks brand. How cool are these Superga Sport for the Dad in your life? Superga – R999 – https://www.superga.co.za/2750-cotupanatta-946.html
  5. For those of you who watch my stories on Insta, you’ll know I’ve been crushing on these babies for a while (totally Gucci vibes, right?). Superga – R899 – https://www.superga.co.za/2750cotu-flagside-l01.html
  6. Summertime means pool time (or beach time for that matter) and what better to bathe in than a pair of these locally-made boardies? There’s so many awesome prints I had a hard time picking just one, but I just love these Sea Urchins! Don’t forget you can get matching pairs in certain prints for Father and Son to twin! Breazies – R545 (on the Black Friday sale on now) – https://www.breazies.com/collections/swim-shorts/products/urchins-orange
  7. A South African craft gin I genuinely love – Wixworth – makes a fantastic Christmas gift for Mom or Sipping on a refreshing gin cocktail on a summer day – sounds pretty darn good, right? Takealot – R299 – https://www.takealot.com/wixworth-gin-750ml/PLID44944942
  8. This well-known South African sister duo has released a recipe book that would make anyone swoon! Takealot – R219 (on sale) https://www.takealot.com/delish-sisters/PLID55398453
  9. I’ve always been a fan of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her latest release from Penguin – Shopaholic Christmas! Takealot – R215 (on sale) – https://www.takealot.com/christmas-shopaholic/PLID59102101?gclid=Cj0KCQiAiNnuBRD3ARIsAM8Kmlug8WmZ3J_4uvT2Q0KIScc2w-aDJYjZrPwod7OMp4GBQm2eENXgYGcaAkThEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  10. The Daily Edit planner has been on my own wishlist for months and months and I finally caved and ordered myself one (Merry Christmas me). I love how beautifully laid out each day is – perfect for helping me maximise my time and be as organised as possible. They do a Daily, Weekly and Monthly Edit – so those prices range. Alexa Lily (Daily Edit) – R600 – https://alexalily.co.za/products/your-daily-edit-2019?variant=14072938496042
  11. I smelt the new Superdry Sport range in Clicks the other day and it’s incredible! How fab is this PVC toiletry bag with three of their body range products? Clicks – R309 – https://clicks.co.za/superdry_body-wash-plus-hairwash-gift-set-4x50ml/p/325855
  12. Okay, yes, so this is Johannesburg specific, but I just had to include this as it’s my absolute favourite salon to visit. The atmosphere is both relaxed and friendly (the complimentary homemade lemonade is my fav) and the therapists are just divine. Spoil the Momma in your life with a NUDE voucher! NUDE – https://www.nude-sa.com/Home/
  13. I absolutely adore the NUXE products and I’ve heard such rave reviews about the Huile Prodigieuse Riche Oil – a multi-purpose nourishing oil for the face, body and hair – in gorgeous packaging as always. Woolworths – R530 – https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/Bath-Body/Bubble-Bath-Bath-Salts/Bath-Oils/NUXE-Huile-Prodigieuse-Riche-Oil/_/A-504544508
  14. The comfiest pair of shoes I own happens to be from Saint & Summer. There’s nothing of theirs that I don’t love! But, this pair of LURE espadrille platforms I absolutely adore! Saint & Summer – R799 – https://saintandsummer.co.za/collections/frontpage/products/lure-1
  15. Zoku serves up the perfect ice ball for your whiskey or gin – I love the black set of two! Yuppiechef – R339 – https://www.yuppiechef.com/zoku-ice-makers.htm?id=11548&name=Zoku-Ice-Ball-Maker-Set-of-2
  16. Horizontal stripes, yes please! I love the quality at Old Khaki and their styles, so for me this is a winner! Old Khaki – R650 – https://www.oldkhaki.co.za/franca-dress-wmns
  17. Nothing wrong with gifting a gorgeous indoor plant this Festive Season (I’d never say no to this Areca Palm in my home, and it’s in a beautiful basket!). Woolworths – R569.99 – https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Food/Flowers-Plants/Plants/Succulents-Other-Plants/Areca-Palm-in-Large-Basket/_/A-6009204227521
  18. The perfect Summer accessory – a beautiful woven sunhat from Witchery (currently on sale, online only). Woolworths – R479.20 (on sale) – https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Women/Accessories/Hats-Gloves/WITCHERY-Helena-Woven-Sunhat/_/A-504542668
  19. How cool would it be to have your own telescope to stargaze with the kids? This Celestron one looks brilliant! Dion Wired – R1299 – https://www.dionwired.co.za/dionwired/en/All-Dionwired-Categories/Photography-%26-Navigation/Photo-%26-Video-Cameras/Binoculars-%26-Telescopes/Powerseeker-60AZ-Telescope/p/00501046
  20. Everyone loves a bath bomb – and of course it can only be from LUSH! Too many to pick from, I had to close my eyes in store and pick just one – The Comforter! LUSH – R69 – https://za.lush.com/products/bath-bombs/comforter
  21. Who wouldn’t appreciate this Festive Nordic Limited Edition Triopack of Nespresso pods? Made up of 1x sleeve Nordic Black, 1x sleeve Variations Nordic Almond Cake Flavoured and 1x sleeve of Variations Nordic Cloudberry Flavoured. I don’t know about you, but I can never have too much coffee! Nespresso – R270 – https://za.buynespresso.com/coffee/festive-nordic-limited-edition-triopack
  22. If you haven’t already smelt this – do yourself a favour and go try it! The beautiful Orchid Soleil by Tom Ford is one of my fav scents. Woolworths – R1900 – https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Beauty/TOM-FORD/Signature/TOM-FORD-Orchid-Soleil-EDP/_/A-503733116
  23. A fabulous product – tried and tested – this product is a hot fav for good reason – Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate – R860 – https://www.edgars.co.za/midnight-recovery-concentrate-c30475430
  24. My husband is very easy to please, and these Festive Collection Whispers Snowballs always signal the start of the Festive Season for Dyl! Can be found at most major retailers nationwide.
  25. You can never have to many classic tees in your wardrobe (in my opinion) – how fab is this Country Road Men’s Linen T-Shirt? Woolworths – R599 – https://www.woolworths.co.za/prod/Men/Clothing/Tops-Tees/COUNTRY-ROAD-Linen-T-Shirt/_/A-504632380
  26. Every lady needs a Wet Brush in their life – I couldn’t survive brushing my (or Sophie’s) hair without one! Clicks – R149 –https://clicks.co.za/wet-brush_detangler-brush-pink/p/301464
  27. With a description as glowing (and interesting) as this, how could you not buy a bottle of Monkey Shoulder Whisky – and it has an awesome bottle to boot – “Some say it tastes just like riding bareback on the wild moors of Scotland with a flame-haired maiden on Christmas morning. Others agree it tastes like 007 wearing a tuxedo wetsuit.”. Takealot – R369 – https://www.takealot.com/monkey-shoulder-blended-malt-scotch-whisky-750ml/PLID40724385
  28. One of the most incredible scents I’ve smelt lately for men is Dior Sauvage! Edgars Beauty – R2060 – https://mag.edgars.co.za/2019/11/the-freshest-mens-fragrances-to-bag.html
  29. The Zoku Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel water bottles are next level! You have to check the whole range out – they’re just exquisite! Yuppiechef – R499 – https://www.yuppiechef.com/zoku-hydration.htm?id=37585&name=Zoku-Vacuum-Insulated-Stainless-Steel-Bottle-500ml
  30. The ultimate nourishing saviour – for Mom or Dad – Kiehl’s Crème de Corps. Edgars – R460 – https://www.edgars.co.za/64303365-30774098-beauty

*All prices were correct at the time of publishing

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