Of course, not everyone celebrates Christmas. And all of those who do, spend and celebrate it in their own unique way, often how they’ve been taught to value it. So really, in theory, it doesn’t have to measure up to other people’s day or way of celebrating.

Everyone’s way is just that, their way. For many this means eating yourself into oblivion and already spending next year’s salary on gifts. 

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For me this day has never been about celebrating it with a big family. It’s usually me, my mom and dad. My brother lives in Prague. 

So say you find yourself without family this Xmas and feel like celebrating in some way or another, here’s a few tips to elevate your day in the best way: 

Eat, watch, sleep, and repeat

This never fails. Today is not the day to feel guilty, so let loose. Get all your favourite foods, series and enjoy them in bed. 

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What to watch tip: She’s Gotta Have It.


Time to get your skin and hair glow on. Try these pamper perfect products: 

Brazilian Hair Grow Oil – Hair Line Rescue With Caster Seed, Coconut and Tea Tree Oil, R96.95, Clicks.

It assists in restoring your hairline, is a light-weight formula that promotes hair growth, it is also excellent as an all-natural hot oil treatment to silken, rejuvenate, moisturise and repair dry and damaged hair.

Try the Glamglow Supermud mask, R850, Foschini for Beauty.

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Pedi time!

Treat your feet and be sure to shop these ahead of time. 

Dual sided pedicure file, R89.95, Foschini for Beauty.

Skin Republic Foot Mask, R55.00, Red Square.

Essie gel couture nail polish, R85.00, Foschini for Beauty.

Gift yourself

Whether this means getting yourself that book you’ve been meaning to read, cooking something you’ve never tried making or providing yourself with some much needed stress release/pleasure, we got you boo:

Shop these:

The Blessed Girl by Angela Makholwa, R235, Takealot.

Or visit Desir for some fun grown-up toys. 

Charged Vooom Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator, R599.

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Then why not try making this delicious frozen chocolate and ice cream Swiss roll for 4, for one? 

Invite a friend

Having a few glasses of wine with a friend who’s also going it alone can be ideal. Just be safe and make sure you don’t have to drive anywhere. 

(Also, Uber might have a massive surge charge on Christmas day.) 

Or head outside together

Lucky for us residing in the southern hemisphere, it’s nice and toasty already without us having to light a fireplace. So head into nature for a walk or a picnic with a friend. In other words, just take the wine outside.

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