SPONSORED: Finding the perfect present can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some sweet gifting ideas for yourself – and your loved ones
Mr & Mrs Claus Salt & Pepper Set
Set the scene for the perfect holiday party with this salt and pepper shaker. Add a festive pop to your Christmas table with the adorable ceramic set priced at under R100. Winning! Check out the rest of the Nifty Gifts Christmas collection for more festive goodies and browse more affordable stocking stuffers.
Price: R89, Nifty Gifts
It’s the season of sharing, giving and connecting. And what better gift than chocolate? Share the love with The Cadbury Festive Range that includes three limited-edition 150g slabs – delectable Festive Gingerbread, mouth-watering Cinnamon Crunch, creamy Butterscotch & Crushed Almonds – as well as the popular classic, Cadbury Dream Coated Whispers Snowballs.
Show your generosity and help Cadbury co-author a library of children’s festive stories in their home languages, by translating just one word. What better way to show someone you care than by gifting your words and sharing the Cadbury Festive range? Find out more about #InOurOwnWords and the festive range at www.cadbury.co.za. Ts and Cs apply.
Price: From R31,99 at leading retailers, nationwide
Carmen Niehaus’ 100 Best Recipes
Perfect for the foodie family member! Check out the magazine packed with delicious food-spiration and be sure to share a copy with a loved one too. Created by YOU magazine’s seasoned food editor and chef, Carmen Niehaus, it’s bound to be a special addition to any home and a prized possession of home cooks who love dishes inspired by South Africa and the world.
Price: R59, YOU Store
Assorted Nougat Gift Box
Treat the sweet tooth in your life to assorted nougaty delicacies by Ma Mère. This nougat gift box contains French-style handmade honey nougats bars in various flavours, including:
1 x Salted Macadamia Nut Nougat 50g
1 x Roasted Almond Nougat 50g
1 x Almond & Cranberry 50g
1 x Luxury Chocolate Nougat 50g (nut-free)
1 x White Chocolate, Vanilla, Olive Oil & Almond Nougat 50g
Price: R170 for 250g, Made by Artisans
Brut French Champagne
Bubbles, anyone? When all fails, say it with champagne! Bring on the festive cheer with a classic blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Delicate floral aromas, citrus freshness and a fruity berry structure make for lively, fine bubbles that are simply irresistible.
Price: From R399,99 for 750ml, Woolworths
Kombucha DIY Kit
Do it for the culture – and #healthyliving – with this fun starter kit from Crafty Cultures that gives you everything you need to make your own kombucha at home. Kombucha is a probiotic-rich, health-boosting and tasty fermented drink with a little fizz. Anyone can feel like a food scientist and simply use the Crafty Cultures Scoby and sweetened tea to brew up a batch of this hearty refreshment.
Price: R349, Faithful to Nature
Taurus Stand Mixer Chef Compact
Make a baker’s dreams come true with this extra-special gifting idea. The nifty appliance helps you do all your kneading, whisking, mixing, mounting and emulsifying. Combine its three hooks according to your preferences and make all kinds of recipes, from meringues and biscuits to breads and cakes. It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Price: R1 999, @home