Gift ideas for the Festive Season

Gift ideas for the Festive Season

It’s almost Christmas time again and choosing the right gift for a friend or relative can actually be relatively easy – if you follow these simple rules, that is. If you actually enjoy shopping amongst a busy crowd, then buying a gift at a mall or retail store could give you many options. The big buzz now is online shopping, however, and has been for some time. Choose a gift from the selection and have it delivered to your door. These can also be wrapped and labeled for each person it is being sent to. Just make sure you order before the Christmas cut off time.

Make a list of what each person likes, or something which you may have picked up in a conversation with them. Only buy what is on the list. Cards are usually more appreciated if they are made by you. A simple app downloaded from the net can give you a host of different designs and words for a card. Gift cards are also quite popular, as it gives the recipient a chance to buy what they like.

If you are heading to a mall, note that shops are quieter in the morning. Check out the festive discounts and always ask if the item can be returned after Christmas if the person is not satisfied. Do not cram all the shopping into one day. Have a plan, a list and shop with a budget in mind. This will save on impulse buys and make sure you have everyone you need covered.

Christmas is really at its core a time of giving, so consider giving a donation in that person’s name. You would brighten the lives of the less fortunate and make you loved one feel blessed.

Here are a few of my favourite gifts for 2018:

Armani Si Passione – Trending this season, this eau de parfum has the combination of rose and jasmine – a soft touch of an irresistible scent that is just perfect for summer. RSP – R1120

‘Recipes DIY’ by Julia Anastasopoulos – this is another one of Suzelle’s fun DIY books packed with great stories and local recipes. From breakfast waffles, papterts to popcorn lollies, this book is for anyone who loves to cook. Available online at R280.

Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa – With breathtaking views, convenient facilities and a tranquil setting, this hotel and spa makes an excellent gift for him and her.Indulge and experience the ultimate relaxation with spa treatments from R720 upwards. Call 021-8762735 to make a booking, or to get a gift card.

Whatever you choose, make sure that it is special and something that the person can use.

May you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lentils and Lace by RoxyK

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