From missing our besties to itching for that much-needed endorphin fix at the gym, it’s been a rather strange past few months for everyone. 

This means it’s never been more important to practise self-care. Fortunately, there’s no need to brave the chilly outdoors (or malls) these days. Instead, savvy shoppers have moved online to eCommerce sites like Takealot.com which offer convenient and safe online shopping from the comfort of their own home. 

Takealot.com even has a free shopping app for quick and easy shopping anytime and anywhere using your smartphone. And, if it’s your first time shopping with them, you’ll get FREE contactless delivery to your door anywhere in South Africa. For those wanting to collect, there are over 50 Takealot Pickup Points for quick, safe and hygienic collection.

Takealot.com has your self-care shopping list sorted! 

There’s nothing better than cosying up with a great read, especially one with a great title. In the words of Eloise Vermeulen, Takealot.com’s Department Manager for all things books: “This inspiring book will show you how to fulfill your dreams, face your fears and become the creative force in your own life.”

“Whether it’s keeping track of goals, jotting down reminders or penning your inner thoughts to help process these strange times, these affordable (and colourful!) journal sets are great for those needing to put pen to paper… best of all? The pen comes free,” says Uhlricht Adendorff, Takealot.com’s Department Manager for Stationery.

Treat yourself to an award-winning, utterly timeless indulgence. Formulated in 1930 by Miss Arden herself, the Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant cream is, objectively speaking, the best thing ever.

When in doubt… stretch it out! The yoga studios might be closed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your meditative fix. These budget-beating mats are perfect for newbies and pros alike.

And for those who need a little cheeky self-care, there’s always fine wine! After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup, right? Right! 

Takealot.com Liquor Department Manager, Yrin Belelie, calls it as he sees it: “Most likely the best red wine blend you can currently find. Rich and dark in taste, it’s perfect for winter indulgence.” 

Chocolate Block.

Just because the weather is more than a little chilly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a glass or two of your favourite white wine. In fact, Yrin goes as far as to say it’s one of the best white wines he’s savoured this year, and judging by the 5-star reviews, shoppers agree. 

Need that extra nudge to shop online? Takealot.com offers hassle-free returns and will even come to collect from you so that you don’t have to leave your home. Need some sunshine? Pop over to a Takealot Pickup Point and drop off your return at a time that works for you.

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by Takealot.