Gift Ideas For Christmas 2012

05.12.2012   /   bynatalie
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I’m not sure if you’re aware, but Christmas is happening again this year and it’s less than a month away. I won’t be doing much shopping this year- Nash & I are taking each other to Thailand, so we won’t be doing the whole family Christmas gift-swapping. But that doesn’t mean I’m not keeping my eyes peeled for amazing gifts for you to buy and/or add to your own wish list. You know they say, if you’re not sure what to buy for someone, buy them what you would like to receive.

A Spa Treatment

Spa treatments are one of those things that most people LOVE, but never spoil themselves with. There always seems to be something else to spend your hard earned money on. That’s why I think they are the ultimate spoil gift. The Spa at Cape Grace is my most favourite spa in town. The luxury and service are just amazing and every visit is a truly relaxing experience. Facial, manicure, pedicure… Pretty much the ultimate spoil.

Havaianas


In my opinion, you just cannot have too many pairs of Havaianas. So many colours to choose from! They are the perfect gift for any age, male or female- basically, anyone who has feet could use a pair. Lucky for us South Africans, Christmas falls over summer. These are a great stocking filler or a nice gift for a brother/sister.

Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay

I am so obsessed with the smell of this. Perfume is super personal, so I’m not suggesting that this is for everyone. But a voucher and a sample would make an amazing gift! Jo Malone products are another one of those spoils that I would love to receive, so this is definitely something that I would give.

A Thai Massage


There is absolutely nothing like a good full-body Thai massage. When you’re stressed, when you’re not stressed, whenever the hell you feel like it. I think a massage voucher is an awesome gift. Bear in mind though, that some people aren’t keen on being touched by strangers, but I’m pretty sure you’ll know what your friends and family’s feelings are on this. My favourite place to go for a massage in Cape Town is Ruan Thai Spa on Long Street. The ladies are all from Thailand and hardly speak any English at all. I’ve been there twice and both times I’ve had amazing service and left feeling thoroughly massaged. They also have couples rooms if you’re shopping for a partner. A 60 minute Thai massage costs R350.

Glasses

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In my home, we can never ever have too many glasses. I go through about two a week. I’m not sure if my fingers are made out of butter of if I’m hexed, but if I ever come to your house for drinks or dinner it’s probably a good idea to give me my drink in a plastic cup. Entrepo stocks some really really beautiful glasses for people who are grown ups and know how to hold a glass without dropping it.
ANYTHING from LeCreuset
Ever heard anyone say “nah, I don’t really like LeCreuset’s stuff”? No, no you have not. That’s because everyone likes their stuff. And why wouldn’t they? It comes in every colour for every kitchen. Their range comes in a whole variety of price points (you could buy a mixing bowl and spatula set for around R350) and you can order in their online shop- they deliver for free.
A Backpack
It’s summer and we all need some kind of cool bag to carry our things to the beach in. I’m really into backpacks at the moment and I particularly need one for Thailand. I am completely obsessed with these Chapel bags I saw on Lucky Pony’s site

Amazon Gift Card

I just bought myself a Kindle for Christmas so I’m shopping for books to fill it up. So far I’ve got two; The Internet Is A Playground by David Thorne and Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts. So an Amazon Voucher would not go amiss in my Christmas stocking. Obviously it goes without saying that you would know if the person you were gifting actually owned a Kindle before buying them a voucher for an e-book. Obviously.

That’s all I’ve got for now. What is the girt that you would like to receive this Christmas?

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