If you’re on Santa’s good list this year, you’re in for a treat. We’ve searched the four corners of Mzansi to put together the ultimate holiday gift guide. Here’s what you need to put on your Christmas list.
Leica X2 Digital Compact Camera | R27 999 | Cameraland | www.cameralandsandton.co.za
IGers will love the Leica X2 Digital Compact Camera. Its small size makes it easily portable, but that doesn’t mean it won’t deliver the goods. Perfect for street photography and travelling, the X2 is the hippest point-and-shoot in town. Plus, it’s really pretty.
Phantom 3 Advanced Drone | R17 795 | DroneWorld | www.droneworld.co.za
Here’s one for the boys – or the man in your life who still likes his toys. Gift him with the flying camera he’s been dreaming about. The Phantom 3 Pro drone and fully integrated camera will let him shoot his view of the world in unprecedented clarity and style. And for that day when he makes you hike Lion’s Head with him (to get the perfect shot), it comes with a fancy custom-made rucksack.
Champagne Star | R190 | Le Creuset | www.lecreuset.co.za
Add a touch of sophistication to your celebration. For the girls who love bubbles, the new Champagne Star from Le Creuset is a must-have. This nifty little gadget – with its sturdy, four-prong design – effortlessly lifts the cork out of any bottle.
Crosley Cruiser in pink or blue | R1 499 | The Gadget Shop | www.thegadgetshop.co.za
If you’re shopping for teenagers, check out the Crosley Cruiser range of turntables. With vinyl making a comeback, this portable music system with built-in speakers is as hip as they come. Constructed of wood and bound in pink or blue leatherette, the briefcase-styled record player is lightweight and perfect for sleepovers.
Let’s Get Tropsi jewellery | R280–R12 000 | Dear Rae | www.dearrae.co.za
We’re completely in love with the handmade Let’s Get Tropsi range of jewellery from Cape Town designer Dear Rae. Made up of natural lines and forms that harken to palm leaves and summertime, each functional piece celebrates the beauty and ease of simplicity. Expect to pay anything from R280 for a pair of silver earrings to R12 000 for a lust-worthy black diamond ring set in gold. If you need a stocking filler for your best friend, this is a great place to find it.
Nespresso Gran Maestria | R7 950 | Yuppichef | www.yuppiechef.com
Coffee lovers, take your Nespresso obsession up a notch with the Gran Maestria. Not only do you get perfect shots of coffee and barista-worthy frothed milk with this sleek machine, but you can even heat your cup. Your morning coffee just got better.
Seyvr Power Saver Wallet | R999 | The Gadget Shop | www.thegadgetshop.co.za
Need a gadgety gift for your father-in-law or boss? The power-saver wallet from Seyvr takes practicality to a whole new level. It’s got a built-in battery charger, meaning he can go from one important meeting to the next and charge his smartphone on the spot.
Cookoo 2 Connected Watch | R1 899 | Mantality | www.mantality.co.za
One of the world’s first connected watches, the Cookoo 2 links effortlessly to both Apple and Android. While it works as an easy extension to your smartphone with essential notifications delivered at a glance, it’s got an analogue time face, and feels like any conventional watch. Choose between the Urban Explorer or Sporty Chic collections.
Aurora Bag | R18 000 | Jennifer Middleton | www.jennifermiddletonbags.com
Here’s a little something for you. Inspire handbag-envy among your friends with this chic and versatile – use it every day – handbag by South Africa designer Jennifer Middleton. Made from soft ostrich leather and lined with suede, this must-have accessory oozes subtle luxury. The genuine bangles from Malawi, Congo and Zimbabwe give it a whimsical touch.
Mungo Sunglasses | R1 390 | Ballo | www.ballo.co.za
Give the gift of giving this festive season with Ballo, the eyewear industry’s answer to eco-friendly design. These frames are not only gorgeous, but are handmade in Cape Town out of recycled paper and offcut timber. They’ll make a nice stocking filler for your girlfriend.
Seafolly Bikini | R789 | Seafolly | www.superbalist.com
The summer holidays mean plenty of time soaking up the rays beside the pool, or beneath the palm trees on an island getaway. Make sure you put a sexy bikini on your Christmas list. We love this mix-and-match Goddess set from Seafolly.
Moleskine Le Petit Prince Gift Box | R1 136 | Exclusive Books | www.exclus1ves.co.za
A thoughtful stocking filler for your niece going away to college, or your bookish best friend, the Le Petit Prince gift box by Moleskine is fashionably Prussian blue and holds six ruled volant notebooks (three of which are orange-yellow). All contain poignant images from the French novella, Le Petit Prince.