We all need those more affordable gift ideas.
With Secret Santa gifting, stocking fillers, and hostess gifts just around the corner, I thought I’d share some suggestions. We all need some help choosing something other than that plain old slab of chocolate or bottle of wine!
1.The Sheba Shop Pouches (R90 each on their Instagram) – I own a little gold one of these and they are SO useful! I keep it on my car keys and keep any spare change and a lip balm in it.
2.Mirror Moon Eco Glitter Mermaid Mix (R103 from Faithful To Nature) – Gorgeous glitter for the eco-concious beauty lover.
3.Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers in Peony, Fig & Cherry (R99 each on Takealot) – These little lip balms pack not only a juicy burst of hydration, but also a pretty impressive amount of pigment! I own the Cherry shade, and am so planning on adding to my collection.
4.L’Oreal Les Chocolats Ultra Matte Liquid Lipstick in 70% Yum (R150 at Clicks) – These liquid lipsticks smell incredible, wear amazingly without transfer and are super comfortable.
5.Woolworths Le Bain room mist in Rosewood Spice (R140 from Woolworths) – These bottles are so chic and luxe looking, and they come in 3 varieties. The Rosewood Spice is my favourite, and such a nice touch to freshen up your room or your guest room for when you have visitors.
6.Pink Cosmetics Birthday Cake Soy Wax Melts (R125 for 5 on their site) – Wax melts are a lovely and much more affordable alternative to pricey candles, and these sound like they’ll smell amazing!
7.Ellips Hair Vitamins Smooth & Silky Treatment box of 12 (R89 on Takealot) – I recently finished my own stash of these gorgeous individually portioned hair treatments and I need to restock badly. These yellow ones were some of my favourites!
1.Nuxe Lip Moisturizing Stick (R100 from Woolworths) – Their infamous lip balm in a stick form. Wonderful stocking filler!
2.Pierre Rene Lip Matic lip liner (R89 from Glamore Cosmetics) – These are some of the best lip liners I have EVER used – plus if you use my discount code ‘Sugar&Spice’ you’ll get 15%!
3.Miyo Sprinkle Me Pigments (R75 on Glamore Cosmetics) – Yes, you can use that sneaky code on these too, and they are gorgeous used both dry and wet. They’re also vegan!
4.The Body Shop Warm Vanilla Shower Gel (R110 from TBS or Clicks) – Yummy scented shower gel from The Body Shops Christmas line up.
5.Real Techniques Setting Brush (R115 on Takealot) – This brush is all-round amazing. You can use it to set under your eyes with powder, apply highlighter, for a more defined contour, and it’s AMAZING as a powder touch up brush – you can get into the necessary spots without powdering your whole face.
6.Revlon Kiss Cloud Blotted Lip Color (R129 from Foschini) – These have the most interesting formula, matte but not drying at all. They are beautifully pigmented too!
7.Richard Branson ‘Screw It Let’s Do It’ (R58 on Takealot) – A book of life lessons and how Sir Richard Branson has used them? I think it’s definitely worth a read!
1.I Heart Granola Cocoa-Nut Affair (R95 from their site) – This is the most luxurious granola I have EVER eaten. Plus IT’S HEALTHY! I actually need to restock on this myself!
2.Oh Mega Chocolate Almond Butter (R118 from Faithful to Nature) – Uh… YUM! Nut butters are pricey, especially delicious ones like these. So, what better than to gift a jar as a stocking filler?
3.Nova Goodbye Malaria Salted Caramel Cashew & Chilli (R40 from their site) – How amazing does this combo of flavours sound? And it’s sugar-free! Plus, they’ve teamed up with Goodbye Malaria, a nonprofit organization that fights against Malaria, in Southern Africa, eSwatini and Mozambique. Doing good AND gifting delicious treats at once!
4.Lindt Milk Chocolate Santa (R69.99 from Woolworths) – Something a little different to the usual Lindt golden bear, but still just as beautiful and delicious.
5.Fynbos Chilli Gift Set (R145 from Mantality) – Great gift for the person who likes their food HOT!
6.Woolworths Christmas Soetkoekies in tin (R99.99) – A really lovely gift to take along, if you’re attending a party at someone’s house over the festive season.
1.Eat Naked Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter cups (R27.50 from Faithful to Nature) – Sweetened with nothing more than a little raw honey, these are like grown up Reece’s peanut butter cups, and they are INSANELY good. Great as an indulgent treat for someone who’s trying to be healthier.
2.Lady Bonin’s Moulin Rouge tea (R96 from Faithful to Nature) – Loose leaf tea with rooibos, vanilla and real rose buds. Beautiful and delicious!
3.Woolworths Cherry Genoa rusks (R129.99 from Woolworths) – Woolies always releases this delicious and unique rusks at Christmas time, and the tin they come in is gorgeous too!
4.Nova Pinotage Chocolate Balsamic (R70 on their site) – Sugar-free deliciousness! This is AMAZING on freshly braai’d steak, I know because I have it.
5.Cocoafair Citrus & Cardamom Dark Chocolate slab (R53 from Faithful to Nature) – Handcrafted, artisan chocolate in a deliciously unusual flavour. I wouldn’t mind finding this in MY stocking!
6.Bloedlemoen Festive Gin pack (R129 on Bottleshop) – Gorgeous trio of gins, one being an amazing Christmas infused gin!
7.Woolworths Grapefruit & Gin Marmalade (R59.99 from Woolworths) – This would make a lovely hostess gift, with a pretty ribbon tied around it.
8.Woolworths Chocolate Peanut Brittle Chunks in tin (R119.99) – Woolies really does know how to make beautiful gifts. I love how you can reuse the tins.
9.The Final Straw – Reusable Copper Straws (R150 from I Heart Granola) – Amazing deal, with 6 straws and a cleaner. I own a set and imagine it would be a wonderful stocking filler.
So – do you think you’ll be picking up any of these stocking fillers for Christmas?