Clueless about what to buy you

Clueless about what to buy your family and friends this Christmas?

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Clueless about what to buy you

This festive season, my friends back home are celebrating their first Christmases with their new-born babies or toddlers. Seeing that I won’t be there to celebrate with them I have decided to surprise each with an awesome kiddie’s toy from Sensational Kids — where kids play is encouraged, the purpose of toys explained and instructions provided on how to prolong the life of the toys. They’re said to supply the best educational kid’s toys and games that have been carefully curated by a pediatric Occupational Therapist meaning these are toys that can be trusted to enhance play, learning and fun.

I also like how the website provides tabs for different age categories, and has themes like arts and craft or shapes and numbers, and especially active outdoor toys. Not to mention the skills tab, where you can get clued up on what toy serves what purpose for your child such as fine motor, perceptual, cognitive, social and emotional, sensory and self-care to name a few.

Here are the toys in my trolley:

oMagnetic Dress Up Nina Ballerina
Magnetic Dress Up Nina Ballerina
Vehicle Sound Blocks
EduBeans Beanbags

Do you have a boyfriend back home? Well there’s no reason you can’t surprise him with his very own personalised gift pack filled with his favourite treats to munch on. Yes people, we’re talking about personalised edible Christmas presents! I absolutely love giving yummy snack packs as gift because you know that every last morsel will be appreciated and enjoyed.

So when my guy gets a knock on his door, I can imagine he’ll be pretty darn chuffed to be handed a fabulous biltong and braai hamper as a Christmas gift. This hamper includes biltong, dried wors, a digital barbeque fork, a fire lighter, braai mitt, apron and Gift Lady’s famous Braai Master Marinade. The braai kit – which is right on time for the festive season and for when the boys come over catch the rugby, drink beer and eat boerie rolls. The biltong I suspect will be gobbled up by the bf before the boys can even say go bokke!

However, if your sweetheart back home can’t indulge in the sugar-packed sweet treats and the decadent Christmas puddings then why not surprise him or her with a sugar-free hamper. The team over at have put together a packaged selection of yummy sugar-free spoils for your loved ones who are limited to their intake of sugary delights.

Last but not least of the Gift Lady gift hampers, I just had to buy my Grandma the Sweet Snowflake Treats hamper. Hand wrapped in Christmassy decorations – Christmas candy cane, ginger stars, Christmas tree soetkoekies, chocolate stars, reindeer droppings, fudge, sweet hearts and a festive iced fruit cake  – all gorgeously displayed in a round, red, white and mint green snowflake cake tin…  without a doubt my Ouma will be biting into that Christmas cake over a lekker cup of tea.

This gift is perfect for a family member, friend, loved-one or a treat for the whole family. Or why not create your own hamper with Gift Lady.

Note: sharing is not compulsory of course!

Here are the three hampers in my trolley:

Sugar-free goodies
Sugar-free goodies
Fabulous Braai Hamper for those who Love to
Fabulous Braai Hamper for those who Love to braai
Sweet Snowflake Treats
Sweet Snowflake Treats

Still not sure if it’s the right Christmas hamper for?

Why not visit Gift Lady for more tasty treats:

Sunshine and Wine
“Be Merry” Share Box
Yay! Christmas!


When it’s Christmas in SA I know I’m definitely going to miss the family weekend braais. We never need a reason to have a lekker ‘Bring and Braai’. We gather around a fire to share stories, tell jokes, sing karaoke — Lionel Richie is a favourite — and debate about who the real ‘braaimaster’ / ‘potjie kos master’ is. Dad is always the winner, for his fiery curry potjie. So for Christmas I’ll buy him a new cast iron pot from bidorbuy, and seeing that I can purchase gifts on the site at a steal of a price,  I can afford to spoil him a lot more so I’m throwing in an iPhone 5 Incipio Atlas Waterproof Case.

Cast Iron Potjie Pot
Cast Iron Potjie Pot
iPhone 5 Incipio Atlas Waterproof Case
iPhone 5 Incipio Atlas Waterproof Case

As for Mum, the ‘hostess with the mostess’, she gets a Magic Decanter Wine Aerator. She enjoys her red wine – and because a lady can never have too many handbags I’ll throw in a Nine West Sport Nines bag.

Magic Decanter Wine Aerator
Magic Decanter Wine Aerator
Nine West Sport Nines bag
Nine West Sport Nines bag

Sensational Kids offers free courier delivery anywhere in South Africa. The majority of their deliveries take three days to arrive (five if the delivery isn’t to a main centre). If you’re undecided as to what gift to buy, you can send a Sensational Kids Gift Card and let the recipient do the picking. Best of all, the gift card will be sent via email instantly or on a particular date in the future.

As an online florist and gift delivery services, Gift Lady makes it possible for you and I to send gifts to loved ones in South Africa from anywhere in the world. They deliver anyplace in South Africa, including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and all the regions in between. This online gift service take pride in making sure every order is delivered, picture-perfect and arrives prettily wrapped with your personalised message.

With bidorbuy you have the option of choosing not only the gift, but the seller too. Opt for a seller who offers door-to-door delivery; as long as you provide a physical address not P.O. Box address. I was careful to choose the sellers who distribute parcels Monday to Friday; excluding public holidays and aim to dispatch all orders within a 12 to 48 hour period. This way your family and friends get to enjoy a personalised package hand delivered directly to their doorstep.

So what are you waiting for? Get online and visit the sites, sign up and start shopping!