Budget (under R300)

Basically anything from Lush. Everyone loves this brand, that is just a fact, I say. 

We are completely smitten with the no packaging options now available for the festive season.

Get the Naked Shower Cream for just R165. And add a bath bomb to your gift pakkie or some Naked Body Conditioner, R135.

Then one thing I've often given to people as a gift is the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Skin Protectant Limited Edition, R285.

Ideal for summer, it soothes almost any skin ailment imaginable.

A watermelon pool float, R299. Because, who doesn't want one?

Or a unicorn powerbank for that matter. Also R299.

Tassel and Epoxy Ethnic Drop Earrings, R150 at Old Khaki.

Mid (R700 or less)

A Woolworths/Sportsmans Warehouse/Yuppiechef voucher is definitely always a good idea.

And then, there is makeup.

The Sisley Phyto Lip Twist is a tinted balm with an intense matte finish. It is divine. And you need it. R576, Red Square.

Phyto Lip Twist - colour & care in a single twist #MySisley #SisleyParisSA

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Gift sets are always great, especially if you want someone to experience a few products from one brand. I love Clarins and especially the scents they create.

This cute bag includes the • Eau Ressourcante 100ml • Eau Ressourcante Body Lotion 100ml • Exfoliating Body Scrub 30ml, R555.

Delicious looking earrings from local brand Lichen and Leaf. Prices vary between R200 and R500.

All lined up and ready for market ? . . . . . . . #statementearrings #polymerclay #earcandy #handcrafted #shoplocal

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Whiskey rocks kinda gal? Or maybe you're looking for the perfect gift for him. Get the Monkey Shoulder Blended Malt Scotch Whisky, 750ml, R569.

Or get this Inverroche Amber Gin, 750 ml, R399. It will change your life.

Your mom will luuurve this. The new Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum (60 Piece), is there to activate her 20s, R655. 

And up your undies-and-socks-as-gifts game with some Under Armour goodies. Shop them here.

Luxe  (over R850)

The classic Urban Decay Naked 3 palette is a firm favourite among beauty lovers. Get this for R850.

Elegant and practical, Chanel's new hand cream LA CRÈME MAIN is made for travel and is the essential accessory to carry in a handbag, R1010 at Woolworths and Red Square.

Issey Miyake L'Eau Majeure D'Issey Eau de Toilette smells like my dream man. I'm sure of it. Both crisp and intense, it's a definite winner, R965 at Red Square.

This is a very woody one, Zadig & Voltaire Just Rock! Pour Lui Eau de Toilette, R 1,075.

Okay, so out of everything on this list I want this the most! Sport bluetooth on ear earphones, JVC, R1199. It fits around your ear and hangs down your neck as it connects to your phone via bluetooth.

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