Give The Perfect Gift
Giving gifts should be a joyous occasion that is guided by creativity and forward thinking, but sometimes you just have to keep in mind how much you have to spend.
If you still have some last minute gifts to shop for and you're finding it difficult to source great gifts for certain family and friends, let your thought process be guided by their personality, likes and interests. Once you have that in mind, it's simple to create a gift basket filled with incredible goodies that is fun to make and fun to receive.
The Fashion Diva
We all know at least one fashion diva. She's that friend who is up to date on all the trends and knows what to wear for any occasion.
What to buy: From bangles to belts, you don't have to break the bank to find a gift for the fashionista - you just have to shop around. There are plenty of stores around these days that offer great prices on fashion goodies. For a beautiful ready-made gift basket get online to view belleandbeau.co.za.
A friend who has an increasing appetite for only the best in the latest food trends.
What to buy: Foodie websites like Yuppiechef.co.za have a great selection of gifts for every budget. Alternatively, check out the EatOut gourmet gift guide (http://www.eatout.co.za/article/21-best-christmas-gifts-foodies/) or Yuppie Gadgets (https://www.yuppiegadgets.com)
The Home Body
No judgment! It's that friend who has to be dragged out when they would rather sit at home and binge watch the latest series.
What to buy: To be honest, this is probably going to be the easiest buy! Shop for anything home-related that you know will be truly appreciated. We found some great South African gifts on mungo.co.za (https://www.mungo.co.za/blog/a-holiday-gift-guide-for-the-people/), or pop into your nearest home decor store to see what's on offer for the festive season.
The Pet Lover
Mans best friend deserves only the best. Find the perfect combination for dogs, cats and owners alike!
What to buy: Let's be honest, anything pet related will be a great gift for the pet lover, whether it's a dog, a cat, or a bird! There are plenty of websites that offer online pet goodies at prices great and small for any pet lover. Check out pawfect.co.za, shingavet.co.za or magicinthebox.co.za for unique gift ideas.
The Outdoors Type
This one would prefer to be camping out under the open skies rather than staying in at home.
What to buy: Think camping and outdoors activities and look for suitable gifts to create your own gift box or gift basket. If you want to shop from the comfort of your living room, try sites like giftlady.co.za or capeunionmart.co.za.
The Gym Fiend
Not happy unless he or she is on a treadmill or pumping iron for a sleek, fit body.
What to buy: One of my favourite websites has a range of natural gifts that any gym fanatic would enjoy. Visit faithful-to-nature.co.za for a variety of gifts at affordable prices, or shop at health and fitness stores for the ideal gift.
Shop for small items that can be placed in a suitably sized gift box or gift bag and that are tailored to his or her personal likes. No budget-breakers here - you can shop for items that fit in with your budget but that will be truly appreciated, no matter how small. Like they say, "it's the thought that counts!"