i’ve had a few requests for gift guides this year (2016’s colour gift guides were a huge hit!) but dang, i just haven’t had the time. also we are leaving for our summer holiday on Thursday!!! we’re actually taking holiday way earlier than we usually do, since Anton and i both freelance we decided to take the gap – after a long, hard year – and just go for it.

that said, i made some time to put together a list of things for totally last minute treat yo self gift guide. these are basically the things i would go out and buy myself. so if you know someone who is anything like me, or likes the things that are posted on this blog, then this is for them! or forward this to your significant other – a hint is always welcome. or perhaps you ultimately just want to treat YOURSELF? then go ahead, you don’t need an excuse. not even Christmas, this is for any day of the year.

A Great Watch

the less branding, the better. these ones by Steven Alan fit the bill.

A Fancy Plant Mister

have you ever wanted a fancy plant mister? oh, you didn’t know that you did? me neither!

The Perfect Jeans

this might seem like a weird gift, but the perfect pair of jeans go a looooong way.

A Cool Belt Buckle

a brass belt buckle hand crafted by Kaye Blegvad. why wouldn’t you want one?

Boy Brow

the only beauty product that any girl needs for the perfect brow.

A New Scent

i wear Santal 33, and i’ve never been complimented more by strangers “what are you wearing??”

Earrings by ZOJA

these are the Dessa earrings. i also like these and these and these and these and these and these.

A Beautiful Vessel

this particular one is by Basin and Range. i also like this one and this one and this one and these.

A Stripe Tee

i know, i know. do i need more stripe tops? maybe not. do i need this pink one? YES.

A South African Print

50ty50ty sells amazing original prints by SA artists. this one by Nkuli of Ninevites is a fave.

The Best Hand Cream

i am predictable like this, but this Aesop hand cream (ahem, ‘balm’) never leaves my bag.

Cool Luggage

a Carry-On that charges your devices? sign me up. also the colour choices are just fantastic.

The Ideal Mug

mugs are honestly one of my favourite gifts. i also like this one and this one and all of these.

A Beanie with Built-In Headphones.

what can i say? i like avoiding people on the streets and this is the best way to do that.

A Wrap Dress

the most flattering thing to wear on Christmas Day, whether it’s hot or cold. i like the polka dot one too.

A New Bag in a Bold Colour

i like this little blush one too. don’t like colour? classic black always works.

2018 Planner

These ones are by Marjolein Delhaas. i also like this one and this one and this one and this one.


I’m also going to keep adding ideas to the 2017 Gift Guide Pinterest board.

HAVE A HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

1 Comment

  1. Love this list!

    I don’t know if you’ve tried the everlane jeans but I did. I wanted so badly to love them (real denim!) but they were all sorts of weird. The back pockets sat really low and the length was short. Even the normal 32″ length was more of an ankle length especially if you are over 170cm.

    That dress is lovely – I’ve been trying not to buy polyester and that makes finding a nice dress SO HARD.

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