Gift Guide No.4

i received a comment the other day from a fellow south african asking for more local gift ideas, which made me pause and reflect for a second. personally i only buy local products for christmas. i think we have amazing designers & makers and i am lucky enough to live in a city that brings all that to the fore. i usually go do my shopping sometime in the week before the 25th so that i absolutely leave everything to the last minute and stress myself out as much as possible. kidding. i like going out and buying gifts, looking at things myself, discovering new places and new people! around this time of year we have great pop-up shops and markets selling the wares of a multitude of designers. i will always ask if their products are available online, sometimes they are – but a lot of the times they aren’t. that’s the only reason why i don’t make solely south african gift guides.

that said, i don’t want to leave you hanging. so i made an effort to peruse some local online shops and find products from a few designers that i like – if you are too scared to leave home and brave the masses this holiday season. here are some pop ups in Cape Town where you can buy local gifts at the moment: South African Market in Bree Street, Present Space at the Lifestyle Centre in Kloof Street, The Fleet in the Bo Kaap and Fabricate in Cavendish. also be sure to check out my City Guide for more shops to visit.

see the rest of the gift guides here.

Gift Guide No.4

Tote
by Soil Design

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Mali Neckpiece
by Pichulik

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Aftershave + Body Wash
by Naturals Beauty

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Quuasar 5 Print
by Lauren Fowler

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Ghostie Tote Bag
by Spookasem

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Prints
by Katrin Coetzer

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Limited Edition Fox Sock
by Feat & Lauren Fowler

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Nirvana Bag
by Rowdy

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Golden Moon Necklace
by Steffany Roup

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No, It Is
by William Kentridge

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Cut Out Coin Bracelet
by Oh Dear Megan

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Breadbin
by Pedersen + Lennard

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Calming Bath Oil
by Lulu & Marula

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Bokkie pot
by Marina Walsh

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Suede Tote
by Ilundi

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Scarab iPad sleeve
by Missibaba

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Brancusi Stripe Cushion
by Skinnylaminx

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Leather Sunglass Case
by Wolf + Maiden

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Raw Chocolate
by Honest Chocolate

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Ceramic Herb Jar
by Vanilla Stone Earthware

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Message Plates
by The Detailsmith

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Jormungandr Print
by Essie Letterpress

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Life of Pi rings
by Dear Rae

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Canvas Duffel
by Dark Horse

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Table Shard
by Cinderwood

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Stellenbosch Prints
by Fanakalo

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Plastic Shopper
by Design Afrika & Joya

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Wise Cat Wise Dog Notebooks
by Past Present

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Tribal Triangle Mug
by Love MIlo

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Dippy Egg Board
by Alice May

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Rider Backpack
by Chapel

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Coffee Mug
by Be Kind

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Milnerton Market
by Dave Southwood

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Toiletry Bag
by Chartermade

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Flapstand
by Kraftisan

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Colander Bowl
by Chandler House

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2014 Artist Almanac
by Essie Letterpress

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Eye Print Tee
by Adriaan Kuiters

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Kimberley Rug
by Airloom

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Serving Bowls
by Sarah Ord

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Stella Bag
by Jane Sews

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Fiela Lamp
by The Artisan

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13 Responses to Gift Guide No.4

  1. Tamarin Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    This is fantastic! Thank you :)

  2. Becka Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    Love this gift guide :)

  3. Chantelle C Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Awesome round up of the amazing talent to be found locally!

  4. Gina Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    Thanks, Diana! I always struggle with finding South African made gifts for my family back in the States (at this point, a beaded penguin no longer suffices). I can’t wait to check out the markets you mentioned. Really appreciate your work – keep it up :)

  5. Lala Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    You are the best Miss Moss!
    That was my comment and I commend you!
    Happy Christmas and well done on a blogtastic year :)

  6. Serena Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Lovin everything !!!

  7. Karolina Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 3:54 pm #

    Personally, I don’t leaving Christmas shopping to the last minute either but it’s sometimes just inevitable when I have no idea what to get for some of my friends or relatives. By the way, these fox socks are so so lovely, thanks for sharing them here :)

  8. Leila Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

    Thanks so much for mentioning Fabricate. The support of locally made products has been fantastic. Thanks for the feature.

  9. joanna goddard Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    this is awesome, diana! thank you!

  10. Eloisa Bonjour Wednesday 11 December, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Hi,

    I just wanted to come and thank you and everyone who commented on your New York post earlier. We visited New York early November and had many tips for your blog. I’m now posting my New York trip photos this following week. I loved the city!

    http://eloisabonjour.blogspot.com

  11. Christina Thursday 12 December, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    That kimberly rug is going straight to my wish list!

  12. casey Thursday 12 December, 2013 at 5:18 am #

    This totally fills the gap – thank you!

  13. Sini Thursday 12 December, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    I love all the colours! It is so different from the nordic design that we have here in Finland. :) Thanks!

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