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His and Hers Christmas gifting ideas

By Danielle van Wyk

With Christmas around the corner and retailers sounding the sleigh bells with specials, the race to get all your gift shopping done is on. This sometimes presents a challenge. It’s not that easy buying a gift for your partner or special soeone. For those who are still scratching their heads about what to buy their significant others this Christmas Danielle Van Wyk, shares some fun and budget friendly gift ideas for you to take advantage of, in spoiling him or her this season. 

For Him

Gift shopping for the man in your life can be tricky, especially if you’re working within a budget. Below are a few gift ideas that may suit your pocket and is bound to put a smile on his face.

-Fragrance: No one can resist a man that smells good, and the good news is that Woolworths sells men’s fragrances for R70 – R200. So go ahead and spoil your man.

-Sunglasses: With summer officially here, there is nothing as appreciated or handy as a good pair of sun shades, but these can get rather expensive. Again, with Woolworths you can pick up a stylish pair at a reasonable R200 – R250.  There is bound to be something to suit every style.

-Whiskey stones: If your man considers himself a bit of a whiskey connoisseur, then why not buy a whiskey stone? “Carved from soapstone, they can be chilled in the freezer to keep chilled drinks cool without diluting them, as ice does. Simple and easy to use, just store in the freezer and pop a couple into your drink as needed,” states Yuppie Chef. Score a set of nine from Yuppie Chef, for only R250 this Christmas. Alternatively other stores like Woolworths or Pick n Pay also stock them.

-Grooming kit: It has often been said that man’s new best friend is a well-groomed beard, and if your man subscribes to this why not help him along with some quality beard grooming products this Christmas. Visit beard grooming online stores like Bonafide Beards and score products for anywhere between R70 for a cleansing bar to around R600 for the full grooming kit.

-Braai accessories: South African summers and braai have been synonymous since the beginning of time, and usually men are the ones who pride themselves in being masters of the braai. If your man is an expert with cooking meat on the fire, or on the flip side needs a bit of encouragement to braai more often, why not consider getting him the right tools. From salt slabs and tong sets to leather braai gloves and a sauce/spice giftbox, Yuppie Chef will have you covered. Visit their online store and pick up accessories from between R250 – R500.

For Her

Buying a gift for your lady can be taxing because you really don’t want to disappoint, and with all of the hints for gift ideas that she may have been dropping, you’re also potentially confused. Below are a few gift ideas that is bound to land you on the ‘Nice list’ this Christmas.

-Bath spoils: There are very few things that women appreciate more than being pampered. Lush, is one such store where you can pick anything from fragrant bath bombs to shower gels and divine soaps, from R80 and up.  Other brands include The Body Shop and Sorbet. 

-Beauty voucher: Whether it’s a nail treatment, facial or massage, spoil your other half with a luxurious day of relaxation. There are a number of beauty salons that offer treatments and vouchers including Sorbet, Dream Nails, Life Day spa and Mangwanani spa.

-Fragrances: Treat your partner to a lovely fragrance this Christmas. This often is something that women neglect buying for themselves as it can get pricey. So whip out the Christmas cheer and your bank card and visit your local retail fragrance counter in making your woman feel like a million bucks. If you are finding it difficult to get to the shops you can now shop online with Clicks: Fragrances start from as little as R200 with Elizabeth Arden’s Sunflower range.

-Handbag: Why not spoil her with a new handbag? You can never go wrong with a quality, versatile handbag. From only a few hundred rand to several thousand rand, you are sure to find a clutch, tote or shopper in the colour and style to suit your lady love, while also sticking within your budget. Check out Spree and Zando if you want to shop online.

-Edibles: Go for the safe option of chocolate and other treats to tantalise her taste buds. Woolworths, being one store that has various chocolate gift boxes and offerings from R40 to about R250. Pair that with a good bottle of bubbly and you’re set.

While Christmas is meant to signify spirit and cheer more than gifting per say, it is always nice to know you were thought of. So whatever you decide to gift your beloved with this Christmas, make sure you keep that in mind.

Handy tip: Should you not have saved enough this Christmas season, why not consider opening a savings account through Justmoney.

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