Gift guide: What to get the beauty & style junkies

I think we can all agree that shopping for Christmas can be a bit of a headache, especially when it comes to shopping for the trendy AF peeps in our lives. There are so many things to consider, from finding something that will match their personal style, to wondering if they may already own the item you want to buy. That’s why we mixed special pieces from local designers and unique beauty finds, all sure to make their hearts beat faster.

Button Bag from Mia Mélange

R575, miamelange.com

For the love of one-of-a-kind quality pieces, Mia Mélange is a go-to spot and boy did we fall in love with their beautiful woven bags. Carefully handcrafted from 100 % cotton (locally sourced, of course) in their Stellenbosch studio, Mia Mélange offers an impressive selection of hand clutches, shopper bags and net bags.

Catching sight of a Mia Mélange Button Bag was like instant attraction. With light, earthy neutral tones and contrasting black stitching, this woven bag will compliment a light summery dress or linen jumpsuit beautifully; and it’s just what you need to add a touch of texture to your outfit. So, if you’re looking for a useful gift that is also effortlessly stylish, pop into their Stellenbosch store or visit their online store.

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Multi Cool Man Neck Scarf from Desray

R280, desray.co.za

There’s a reason why the silk scarf is making waves in the fashion world at the moment – the styling options are endless, draped around your neck, tied into your hair or casually hanging over your handbag. This certainly is a great gift option for this summer season! When it comes down to choosing the right silk scarf, Desray is our go-to place, with many beautiful designs to choose from. Lovely and light in texture, we were seduced by their Multi Cool Man Neck Scarf. With a bold design, this silk scarf is perfect for the artistic fashionista and will add a electric colour accent to offset any outfit.

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Olive Ladies Clip Wallet from Freedom of Movement

R795, freedomofmovement.co.za

A South African lifestyle brand that certainly knows how to work with leather, you can’t go wrong with a prezzie from FOM. Where each piece is stitched together with “quality, longevity, value and worth” in mind, a mere whiff of these leather pieces is enough to know your money will be well-spent.

Their Olive Ladies Clip Wallet is a gorgeous gift for those effortlessly chic ladies in your life. If you are as sold as we are on the slick and slim design and trendy olive leather tone of this wallet, scratch another gift off your list and add to your cart.

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Malinki Scrunchie

R80, visit their Facebook page

Have you seen the ultra hip Malinki Scrunchies sold at Freedom of Movement? Why not make all your friends look too cool for school with a funky scrunchie in their gift bag? With a variety of vibrant colours, patterns and textures to choose from, these 90’s-inspired hairpieces will certainly add a touch of sass to any outfit.

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non-european OBI Leather Belt

R495. For more, visit their Facebook page

Looking for a quality item, that will be a bit more of a personal and meaningful gift? A true African brand, non-european is all about using inspired creativity to craft quality pieces that will allow wearers to express something of themselves; and we just adore their genuine leather belts.

A distinguishing accessory for all ladies’ wardrobes, their tan OBI Leather Belt is a win! Use it to bring together a flowing summer frock or even a loose linen shift dress.

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non-european Slider Belt

R395, For more, visit their Facebook page

For a more versatile choice, go for the non-european slider belt. While slim and streamline in design, this Slider belt also has an authentic feel and will add a beautiful effect to any outfit, be it jeans and a t-shirt or a casual summer dress.

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Watches from Rosefield AMS | NYC

R1799 – R1899, rosefieldwatches.com/za

Rosefield Watches recently launched in South Africa and they definitely have us swooning. For those looking to treat someone special, these aesthetically designed watches tick with the sound of quality, with fashion-forward collections that will definitely appeal to the trend-setters in your life.

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Gold Indaba Silhouette Necklace from KiiRA African Fine Jewelry

R1 950, kiira.co.za

Where authenticity meets refinement, KiiRA African Fine Jewellery echoes a sentiment of the iconic landscape of Cape Town. The perfect keepsake gift, this 9kt Yellow Gold Table Mountain Silhouette Necklace on a 45cm Rolo Chain is enough to make that special lady in your life feel loved.

The Body Shop Moringa Small Gift Set

R310 (clicks.co.za)

The Body Shop always brings out the most beautiful selection of Christmas gifts and this year they have have outdone themselves. Offering an irresistible lineup of delicately scented shower gel, body scrub, body butter, soap and bath lily, The Body Shop Moringa Small Git Set is a perfect package to pamper the women in your life.

Africology Natural Scented Candle

For R430 (za.africologyspa.com)

While scented candles may not always be at the top of your shopping list, they are a luxury that you really do appreciate when you have. A natural and pure beeswax and soy flake candle enhanced with Neroli essential oils, the Africology Natural Scented Candle will certainly light up the festive season and bestow a sensationally uplifting experience for your friends and family.

Holiday Collection from Crabtree & Evelyn

Showcased with a fun and funky retro look, we just love Crabtree & Evelyn’s Holiday Gifts collection. With all sorts of scented candles, gorgeous beauty gift sets and delectable delights, we’ve selected a couple of great products to add to your gift list.

Crabtree & Evelyn Noël Poured Candle 67g

For R400 (crabtree-evelyn.co.za)

With a vibrant and quirky package, the Crabtree & Evelyn Noël Poured Candle is a joyous surprise to any Christmas stocking. For the love of the festive spirit, this black candle was created specifically for Christmas! Lighting up any room in a warm ambient glow, you will be embraced by enticing festive scents such as nutmeg, orange and fir. Sounds just wonderful to me!

Crabtree & Evelyn Pinkie Power Hand Therapy Trio

For R550 (crabtree-evelyn.co.za)

Just what every lady needs in her handbag. This set of three botanically fragrant moisturising hand creams is a perfect festive season treat. With revitalising herbs, hints of calming lavender and sensual rose scents, you can mix and match these according to your every mood.

Which of these would you want under your tree? Pop your thoughts in the comments section below, we’d love to hear from you.


Compiled by Angelique Malan, Isabel-Marié Weerheim, Maria Turner and Liezel Malherbe

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