What’s on our wishlist for December


Something sweet for your skin

Who runs the world? Oui do! Oui Juicy Couture is a show-stopping, wear-anywhere fragrance that is young and feminine and modern. From R999 to R1499 at selected department stores. And for a limited time only, you’ll get a great tote free when you buy the 100ml scent.

The gift that keeps on giving
This Christmas Wonderbag – the much-loved revolutionary cooking tool that has served as a catalyst for change around the world – has taken the guesswork out of gifting with a fab selection of gorgeous items from picnic mats, festive grocery hampers and value bundles all of which are available in different prints and sizes. For those who don’t know, this simple but revolutionary heat retention slow-cooker, continues to cook food, which has been brought to the boil by fire, stoves or any conventional method, for up to 12 hours without the use of any additional fuel source. As if all of this and the multiple money-saving, nutritional and environmentally-friendly benefits of the Wonderbag aren’t enough, you can also avoid the chaos and crowds this Christmas by shopping online at www.wonderbagworld.com


We are giving away two Wonderbag Value Bundles (including one large and one small Wonderbag at a discounted price) to the value of R520 each. To enter visit durban.getitonline.co.za before 2 January 2019, find the competition on our home page, fill in the entry form and hold thumbs.

Handmade with love
Starting to feel the holiday vibes? We just love these little stocking fillers that smell divine, are vegan, cruelty-free with no nasties and most importantly, are handmade locally, with love. Infused with essential oils and crafted using fine oils like olive oil, coconut oil, Shea butter and cocoa butter, these organic soaps from Ella and Ash Creations will take the stress out of your Christmas gifting, meaning that you can give from the heart without breaking the bank. For R40 each, you can order yours from Ashleigh on 072 339 6439.

State-of-the-art skincare
Let’s be honest, most of us are going to be doing some kind of overindulging during the hols, so if your New Year’s resolution is to start taking better care of you and your skin, then we highly recommend Timeless Retinol Balm by Dr. Grandel, a brand that has been around for 60 years or so and has finally (much to our delight) made its way to SA shores. With its creamy formula, this night care balm containing retinol and vitamin A in a highly active form, gives skin the feeling of immediate wellness, and helps to counteract the signs of time. It is available exclusively at Deluxe Laser salons for R945 (50ml).

A sophisticated blend
Now here’s a bubbly that’s absolutely fabulous for the festive season. Renowned for consistently creating champers with character, there’s a lot that’s special about Bollinger’s Special Cuvée. With its golden hue, fine bubbles and aromatic complexity, this bottle of bubbly boasts roasted apples, ripe peaches and pear with gentle citrus nuances, brioche flavours and notes of fresh walnuts with a long refreshing finish. Packaged in an elegant gift box, Bollinger Special Cuvée can be served at any special occasion, instead of afternoon tea, at a picnic, as a pre-dinner drink or as an ideal accompaniment to sushi, prawns and crayfish, good cured ham or seared beef fillet. Available nationally for around R960.

Chocolaty bliss
A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips? Well… we don’t really care when it comes to Lindt do we? It’s not like we’ve ever needed an excuse to add a slab or a box or two or three to our shopping baskets, but this year, not only does Lindt’s range of exciting new products make a great add-on to any gift, they also contribute to a good cause. Up until Christmas day, you can get your hands on Lindt’s 40g milk chocolate Teddy, indulge in a Lindor Assorted Pillar or treat your kids to an advent calendar. And if you buy two Lindt Teddy 100g Chocolates (R54.95 each) and enter the unique codes on Lindt.com, Lindt will donate one school bag to a child from the SOS Children’s Villages South Africa.

Chic chandeliers
Chandeliers are anything but boring – whether contemporary, rustic or adorned with shimmering crystals – they demand attention and can add whimsy, charm and a certain sense of drama to any interior space they grace. Out shopping for festive gifts and goodies, we stumbled upon this absolutely gorge chrome Orb chandelier The Lighting Warehouse. A truly timeless design, this 600mm diameter hanging leading lady is the perfect complement to a wide variety of classical and modern styles. Best suited to larger rooms, its innate ability to instantly draw attention and offer any décor composition a sense of confidence and glamour, make this a winner in our books. It’s priced at R4 999, 95 and you find the closest store to you or shop online at www.lightingwarehouse.co.za

Easy chairs
You’ve probably seen those great big bean bag chairs in shopping malls, or envied one in the living room of a friend. Well, we have and can totally visualise the endless possibilities of this comfy creation from Okha. It’s called the Sumo Easy Chair and it’s perfect for all kinds of home adventures, for the kids to flop around on in a family room. Our ideal scenario of course would be snuggling up on one with a blankie, a good book and a glass of red. A little more on the glamorous side, these hand-stitched panelled leather occasional seats, designed by Adam Court, with a polystyrene inner are almost considered investment pieces, priced from R9396 to R17053 depending on the fabric and finish. Contact 021 461 7233 or visit www.okha.com

Inspired by summer holidays
Summer has never looked this hot since jewellery designer, Kirsten Goss, launched her Vay-Kay Collection, inspired by the summer holidays. Sensual and organic, the collection is made up of one-off, hand-crafted spun gold and gems that perpetuate the element of surprise. The collection features a range of earrings in 18kt rose gold vermeil, 18kt yellow gold vermeil and sterling silver. Prices range from R790 to R6 140. Visit the KG Morningside shop, call 031 312 7982, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.kirstengoss.com