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We just all over boy buys this June with girl-sharing strongly encouraged!

Go on an extraordinary wildlife safari without leaving your armchair. Photo Safari Kruger is a collection of images by Armand Grobler highlighting the natural splendour and extraordinary wildlife of the Greater Kruger region. R795 from hphpublishing.co.za

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Apples with peach and nectarine … the Loxtonia Stone Fruit Apple Cider is delicious to the core. There’s this original, but also a new non-alcoholic version … same delish taste, without the alcohol. R100.92 for a four-pack, including delivery, from loxtonia.co.za






Celebrating our heritage

This Heritage Unity Basket collection is a tribute to the skilled Zulu artists who create the unique woven baskets traditionally gifted from bride to groom at Zulu wedding ceremonies. Similar to how it is constructed, the baskets symbolise a new union and represents the wealth and power of a family.


These candles – with up to 35 hours of burning time, diffusers, and room sprays scent your room with Patchouli combined with earthy green apple, a hint of musk and rich amber. Candles from R229, diffusers from R249, room sprays from R199. Heritage products, made locally, are cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, and aquatically safe and are available from heritage-africa.co.za


Let the games begin. This leather and cowhide Backgammon Box Set, with die tumblers, is all old-school charm and heirloom material. You could, to make it more special, attach a luggage tag with personalised monogram to the handle. R3980 (R200 for the personalised luggage tag) from journeyleather.co.za




We love these – soft, comfy, warm, with 100 per cent wool, sheepskin collars, and thick durable rubber soles for when you need to go out at midnight to let the dog out. R690 from parkas.co.za






Acqua di Parma Colonia C.L.U.B. (Community, Life, Unique, Bond). It’s citrus. It’s elegant. It’s Italian. If you’re buying for the dad who enjoys the lusso lifestyle, here’s your gift. From R1899 from skins.co.za




Rare, limited Husk Spirit

What Port is to Portugal, Cava to Spain, and Champagne to France, so now too is Grappa to Italy. This is thanks to a relatively recent change in terminology. If it’s made elsewhere in the world, then the spirit which is distilled from grape skins that have been removed during the wine-making process, is referred to as Husk Spirit. The ‘husks’ or skins find new life in a clear, refined spirit that is anchored in wine production but takes flight in delicious new directions. Like the virgin release of De Toren Private Cellar ultra-premium De Toren Fusion V Premium Husk Spirit. This rare and limited edition is an ideal digestif, meal accompaniment, or enjoy it the traditional Italian way as a Caffè corretto, which is an espresso shot ‘corrected’ with a small amount of grappa. Be sure to drink at the correct temperature – 14 ºC to 16ºC – and in the optimal grappa stemware – a tulip-shaped or cognac glass. You should also let it breathe for 10 to 15 minutes. Only 529 bottles exist, each one individually numbered and carefully packaged by hand in its special edition wooden case, making it a true collector’s item. R1259. Reserve your bottle at de-toren.com

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