A Curated Gift Guide To Festive Shopping In Cape Town

This festive season, more than ever before, we should be shopping responsibly and in a considered fashion. Supporting our local artisans, makers, creators and small businesses who have been beavering away during lockdown to design and make their treasures is the new way to go about gifting. We may not be in as close proximity as we’d like to be this season, but let our gifts do the hugging for us! Whether you’re after something snug and cosy, a bit of sparkle or a special piece of cloth to put a smile on someone’s face, there’s masses of inspiration this festive season. Without further ado, let’s saddle up African Santa’s fleet of graceful gazelle and go shopping!

 

For Those Who Can’t Live Without Their Knits

MISS KNITWEAR

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Miss Knitwear’s SHAGGY SHRUG is a luxuriously handcrafted, award winning piece created by local designer Candice Johnson from ethically sourced mohair boasting over 500 fringes. Guaranteed to make you believe you’re a Hollywood diva, but will also keep you super toasty.

www.missknitwear.co.za

 

For Those Who Want Their Chocolate And Eat It

JACK RABBIT CHOCOLATE STUDIO

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Internationally acclaimed chocolate studio Jack Rabbit is famous for their whimsical approach to creating the most delectable, impeccably precise and artful chocolate creations, using exotic ingredients like Mexican guavas and blood oranges.

http://www.jackrabbitchocolate.co.za/

 

For Those Who Want To Put Their Best Foot Forward

COAST AND KOI

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Without a doubt Coast & Koi produces the most divine foot art fashion in Cape Town. Every pair is a one-off creation, stunningly embellished and in the boldest of colours. The dilemma is, it’s very difficult to choose just one pair!

www.coastandkoi.com

 

For Those Who Believe Life Is A Beach

CAPE ISLAND

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Cape Island is at the heart of African luxury and creates fragrances that ooze exotic elegance. CLIFTON BEACH with tones of sun-warmed coconut, layers of soft white flowers, sea salt, vanilla and fresh lime, is a holiday in itself.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and www.capeisland.co.za

 

For Those Who Want To Give Back To Our Planet

SEALAND

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Sealand’s epic range of sustainable, upcycled bags and carriers are made from old yacht sails, hemp and organic cotton. The ROAMER BREEZE rucksack is highly functional, durable, comes with a lifetime warrantee and last but not least, a feast for the eye.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http:///www.sealandgear.com

 

For Those Who Believe Cooking (And Life) Never Need To Be Dull

SHINESHINE

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Say hello to Shineshine’s JULIE JUU apron. Quintessentially African with a modern twist, this range of Cape Town textiles – fabrics, moon bags, hats, beach towels and more – is an explosion of all things vibrant and local.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http://shineshine.co.za/

 

For Those Who Adore All Things Skandi

ALEXANDRA HOJER

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Alexandra Hojer designs and manufactures limited edition pieces that reflect modern nostalgia from a quaint Cape Town city centre studio. Throw on this burnt sienna PEACE frock in the morning and it’ll take you dancing at night.

http://alexandrahojer.com/

 

For Those Who Like To Keep Their Animals On A Very Short Leash

THE LOT

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With their finger firmly on the pulse of contemporary street fashion, The Lot’s snazzy one piece leopard print swimsuit will sizzle in the Southern Hemisphere heat. Now off to the beach!

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http://ilovethelot.com/

 

For Those Who Covet The Midas Touch

KIRSTEN GOSS JEWELLERY

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South Africa’s undisputed queen of ultra-glam statement jewellery, Kirsten Goss’ spun-gold, modern-tribal earrings transform the lucky wearer into African royalty. This particular piece was inspired by a trip to Ghana, with its magnificent contrasts of form, colour and texture.

http://www.kirstengoss.com/

 

For Those Who Respect Ubuntu (‘Togetherness / ‘Humanity’)

MAL

 

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In buying a MAL product you actively help build a beautifully designed library in an under-resourced part of South Africa. Quintessentially African, a product like this luxe Xlarge knitted cotton blanket is ethically made, from scratch, in collaboration with small partners.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and www.ideas4good.co.za

 

For Those Who Live In The Hope That Life Can Be An Eternal Safari

LEAF APPAREL

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Undeniably Urban Street, Leaf Apparel’s padded leaf green GILET waistcoat speaks volumes of the brand’s commitment to comfort, style and quality.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http://www.leafapparel.co.za/

 

For Those Who Like To Look Like Their Best Friend

SKINNY LAMINX

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Well known for their very distinctive, uber chic homeware textiles, creator Heather Moore has recently ventured into scarf design. FORTUNA and PROMENADE scarves are printed on cotton-silk for the ultimate 50s glam.

http://www.skinnylaminx.com/

 

For Those Who Crave Their Arm Candy

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The KALEIDOSCOPE FLAPPER bag certainly wants to make you jump for joy. From the stables of Missibaba’s Chloe Townsend, this, like all her creations, is made in Cape Town, using local leather and oodles of feel-good inspiration.

http://www.weareegg.co.za and http://www.missibaba.com/

 

For Those Who Have Perfected The Art Of Lounging

ALTESSA

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It’s hard not to look glamorous in this playful and graphic satin lounge gown that’ll take you from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Dinner at The Ritz. Equally fabulous at home!

http://www.weareegg.co.za/

 

For All The Woman Warriors, Wherever You Are

PICHULIK

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Pichulik’s PLENTY FULL bracelet is a bold piece for a brave woman. Made in her Cape Town studio, Katherine-Marie Pichulik’s pieces are inspired by ancient traditions and cultures. This piece promises to empower its wearer with sacred feminine wisdom!

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http://www.pichulik.com/

 

For Those Who Believe That Every Day Is A Reason To Celebrate

A LOVE SUPREME

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A Love Supreme explodes with fresh, playful, whimsical and quirky designs inspired

by the beauty of nature. Whether it’s a cushion cover like the PIN CUSHION PROTEA, beach umbrella, bomber jacket or tea towel you’re after, this brand will add a good measure of love to your life.

http://www.weareegg.co.za/ and http://www.aLoveSupreme.co.za/

 

Cecile Paul

Author at Pynck

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