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Valentine’s Day gift ideas for under R500

By Alina Hardcastle

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. For those who haven’t, it’s best you start planning something special for that certain someone in your life. And if you’re unsure where to begin, don’t worry Justmoney rounds up a list of potential gift ideas for both him and her for R500 or less.

Flowers and sweet treats

Netflorist (Nationwide)

Netflorist is offering a range of gifts this Valentine’s Day. From flowers and plants to homeware, the list is endless. Orders over R250 will receive a complimentary box of Lindt chocolates (excluding bakery, perfume and jewellery) which will be delivered on 13 February to Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Netflorist also includes an “Under 299” gift range which includes alcohol, chocolates, candles, personalised travel mugs etc.

The image below is red roses in red and white ceramic pot priced at R299.95  (Nationwide) offers a range of flowers and hampers, champagne, chocolates and other treats. Enjoy the “Love Treat” hamper which consists of Sally Williams almond and cranberry nougat, all butter fudge, Treat Company strawberry papaya mix, Treat Co butterscotch brittle, a slab of Beyer’s chocolate and two Cote d’Or Bouchee chocolates valued at R315; or “The One” bouquet which is a glass vase with a (standard) one single rose surrounded by 10 white roses and Hypercom.

Images below from left to right: Love Treat hamper and the The one



  • Love Treat hamper: R315
  • The One bouquet: R425

The Velvet Cake Co(Cape Town)

The Velvet Cake Co is offering a romantic limited edition red velvet heart cake, blush heart shaped cakelette consisting of six layers of buttermilk, layered with velvety cream cheese frosting topped with a touch of sparkle and sprinkles and decadent pink sweet pie cupcakes which consists of pink meringue dipped in dark chocolate with a touch of love sprinkles and sparkles in the centre.

Images below from left to right: Blush heart shaped cakelette, Valentine’s Day Sweet Pie kisses, red velvet heart sponge cake.

Blush hear shaped cakelette



  • Sponge cake (classic, strawberry, chocolate or red velvet): R395
  • Blush heart shaped cakelette: R435
  • Valentine’s Day Sweet Pie kisses: R25 each

Dunkin’ Donuts (Cape Town)

Buy a dozen heart shaped donuts and get four cappuccinos or lattes free; or purchase half a dozen and get two cappuccinos or lattes free. This special is available from 11 until 13 February; and 15 until 28 February 2017.

Prices: Dozen Dunknin’ Donuts for R135 and half a dozen Dunkin’ Donuts for R75

Liquor/ Champagne (Nationwide)

Pongrácz Rosé Méthode Cap Classique

Recently awarded Gold at the 2016 Veritas Wine Awards, Pongrácz Rosé Méthode Cap Classique is inspired by a nobleman and refugee from the Hungarian uprising, Desiderius Pongrácz, whose sheer genius and vision revitalised viticulture in the Cape. It is a tribute to the genius to whom we owe its name. Its delicate strawberry tones are layered with whiffs of baked bread, while on the palate; it is balanced with clean acidity and juicy blackberry fruit. It’s a great treat to share with someone special in your life. Available at all leading liquor outlets and online at

Images below: Pongrácz Rosé Méthode Cap Classique

Vinoteque’s prices:  

  • Pongrácz Rosé 750 ml: R140
  • Pongrácz Rosé 1.5 L: R310
  • Pongrácz Rosé gift set: R145


Cointreau, triple sec orange liqueur, boasts two cocktail kits, the Carafe Pack and Cointreau Fizz Kit. The Carafe Pack consists of a bottle of Cointreau and a Classic Carafe. The Cointreau Fizz Kit consists of a bottle of Cointreau, a lime squeezer and Classic Goblet.

Image below: Cointreau gift pack 


Prices: Ranging from R339 – R389


Disaronno, Italian liqueur, has partnered with fashion powerhouse Etro for their fourth limited edition bottle. The bottle boasts paisley colours and prints inspired by the striking garments produced by Etro.

Image below: Disaronno

Price: Retailing at R269 and available at all leading liquor stores.


Just Say Maybe Lingerie(Nationwide)

Just Say Maybe Lingerie is a proudly South African brand which stems from the dream of Janine Greyling, who identified a gap in the local lingerie market for women to purchase affordable, sexy and comfortable lingerie. The neutral coloured garments are designed and handmade from lace and material in South Africa. Each garment strives to provide the wearer with style and comfort while still feeling sexy.

Image below: Just Say Maybe Lingerie


Prices: products range from R195 – R295 and are available for purchase on their website.

Hank Panky (Cape Town)

Hanky Panky offers a selection of thongs and boy shorts in an updated mix of soft neon pop colours and rich tropical hues. This range is available at Inner Secrets Lingerie.

Image below: Hanky Panky thongs 


  • Thongs: R445

 Local chain stores

Woolworths (Nationwide)

Make sure you don’t miss out on Woolworths’ Valentine’s Day “Say it with heart” gift range. This range offers something for him and her. Ladies can be spoilt with chocolates, fragrances, hand creams, flowers, lingerie, nail polish etc. While men can get kitted out in sleepwear and underwear.

Prices: Gifts start from R60

Pick n Pay(Nationwide)

Pick n Pay is offering discounts off a selection of chocolates this Valentine’s Day such as Lindt, Ferrero Roche, Quality Street and Sally Williams.

Prices: Chocolates range from R32 to R70

Clicks (Nationwide)

This Valentine’s Day, Clicks is offering a wide selection of gifts. You can get gifts for less than R50 such as chocolates, Sorbet nail polish and bath salts etc. Men can enjoy a range of fragrances, electric grooming, fitness devices, novelties and gadgets as well as gifts from The Body shop. Clicks offer some of the following fragrances for men:

  • The Body Shop Eau De Toilette 100ml: R300
  • Guess Seductive Homme Eau De Toilette Natural Spray 30ml: R405
  • Yardley English Blazer Eau De Parfum Spray 100ml: R369.95

Women can get their hands on celebrity fragrances, bath and body gift sets, beauty and toiletry bags; and more.


Sorbet (Nationwide)

Sorbet is offering the following giftsets for the ladies:

The Royal Spoil:


The giftset includes products from Sorbet’s Sensual range:

  • Soak it up - body wash
  • Body bliss – body cream
  • Tender touch – hand and nail cream

Prices: R399

Take me to the stars:


  • A Sorbet Mug
  • Easy does it – hand and nail cream
  • R75 off selected treatment voucher

Prices: R130

Love the palm of your hands:


  • Balancing hand and nail cream
  • Firming hand and nail cream
  • Sorbet Nail file

Prices: R90

Sorbet Man (Nationwide)

This one is for the men; Sorbet Man offers a range of gift sets:

Sorbet Man Game changer:



  • Sorbet Man 3-in-1 body wash
  • Sorbet Man exfoliate wash sponge

Price: R110

Sorbet Man travel man gift pack:


  • Sorbet Man travel lotion
  • Sorbet Man Face wash
  • Sorbet Man 3-in-1 body gel
  • Sorbet Man moisturiser

 Price: R110

Sorbet Man VIP gift pack:


  • Toiletry Bag
  • Sorbet Man 2-in-1 face wash & Scrub
  • Sorbet Man post shave balm
  • Sorbet Man moisturiser

Prices: R199


Mii Cosmetics (Nationwide)

Get kissable lips this Valentine’s Day with Mii Cosmetic lip lovers and liners:

Alluring lip liner: The Alluring Lip Liner consists of Vitamin C and E for a smooth and gliding application. It offers a soft and smooth application. Whether you are outlining, enhancing or correcting the lip line, the ever sharp tip delivers definition ad frames with finesse.

Retail price: R260

Moisturising Lip Lover: The moisturising Lip Lover consists of Vitamin E to help soften and improve the condition of your lips with every wear. Weightless, non-drying formula glides on lightly and delivers a long-lasting sheen.


Price: R300

Passionate Lip Lover: The passionate lip lover consists of peptides and vitamins that hydrate and condition lips.

Price: R315

Shimmering Lip Sheen: This product offers a naturally polished look that makes lips shimmer and sparkle.

Price: R270


Essence (Nationwide)

Ladies can get their hands on the following fragrances from Essence:

#mymessage – Love 30ml:

This fragrance consists of tangerine, grapefruit, raspberry and pear in the head note, while red orchid, heliotrope and jasmine add a floral component in the heart zone. The basis of the fragrance is made up of dried timber, sandalwood; creamy caramel and musk come together in this wonderful composition.

Price: R99

Like an unforgettable kiss 50ml:



This is a sparkling, fruity-floral fragrance with a top note consist of pink grapefruit, mango, tangerine creating a fruity fresh scent. This is combined with lily of the valley and raspberry in the middle note, this results in a sweet and floral composition. The base has a creamy sandalwood, musk and vanilla in the base note to the fragrance a warm touch.

Price: R114

#mymessage – Kiss 30 ml:

This fragrance top note consists of red and black currant, as well as apple and raspberry giving it a fruity start which leads into a light, sparkling and sensual heart with a creamy almond scent. The basis rounds off this soft fragrance with sandalwood, vanilla, musk and cotton candy.

Price: R99


No matter how big or small, a gift shows that you care. Make sure to check out our sister website Moneybags for sales and deals for other Valentine’s Day meal or gift specials.

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