Here are 12 unique, locally made items to gift your loved ones this festive season

Photo by Pauline Bernfeld
Photo by Pauline Bernfeld

We have all heard of a wedding gift registry but never heard of one for a birthday, graduation, house-warming or Christmas. So we have taken the time to invent the concept and create a list of some of South African’s best artisans where you can grab something special for Christmas for family, or better yet, add it to your Christmas gift registry.

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We gift each other to show love and appreciation to our family and close friends. This year, make some time to think about what you would love to receive for Christmas and in doing so, try to add something unique on your list.

Here are some of our favourite stores where you could find something unique:


Without a doubt 2020 will come with some changes, therefore your home should also feel the change, you can add unique décor, lighting for the living room, outdoor furniture or wall art that is proudly made in South Africa and is of a good quality.

Shop these items:

- Mungo

- Smelt Glass Studio

- Coote & Wench

- Ashanti Shades

- Sarah Cronin Designs

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Luggage and Travel

It is almost the festive season and travelling will be a firm favourite among those who are on leave or planning to take time out to spend with loved ones. Here are some items that may come in handy for those upcoming road trips.

Shop these items:

- There And Back

- Rowdy

- Tarp and Twill

12 Locally made items to add to your Christmas gif

Tarp and Twill 3-piece leather toiletry bagPhotographed by Scot

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Diamonds have been known to be a girl’s best friend, however since Christmas is about exchanging sentimental gifts, try gifting jewellery that has a story behind it. Here are a few of our favourite items.

Shop the jewellery:

- Louise Carver

-Yol Nomadic Jewellery

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- Mambu

What will you be adding to your Christmas gift registry? Tell us here.

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