BECOME A GIFTING GODDESS | Best Gifting Stores in SA Online and Off!

Looking for gifts in Cape Town and tired of the run of the mill chain stores? Here are five of of Cape Towns finest specialty stores which are guaranteed to win you brownie points and secure you gifting goddess status. 


Online or Unit G3 Salt Circle Building, 19 Kent Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
Think: Screen printing and beautiful typography on a variety of homeware products such as cushions, aprons, laptop and tablet sleeves. 

Oh Lief 
Online or stocked by a number of stores in Cape Town including Wellness Warehouse on Kloof, not to mention Woolworths (Canal Walk, Cavendish, Tygervalley, V&A, Blue Route and Adderley Street) 
Think: Organic products which are environmentally friendly and made with love! Incredients include beeswax and exotic oils like baobab, avocado and lemongrass, to create body waxes, oils and hand washes in flavours like Green Rooibos, Lavendar & Roman Chamomile and Grapefruit, Sweet Orange and Tea Tree! I have the Grapefruit body wax and it smells divine!  

Photo: Oh Lief 
Black Betty Design 
OnlineV&A Waterfront (Cape Town) and Hyde Park Corner (JHB) 
Black Betty jewellery is to die for! They offer precious & semi precious designer jewellery at accessible prices, and their collections are always on trend. It is easy to shop in your budget as they categorize their products in pricing bands on their site, e.g. less than R300, R300 - R500 and so on. I own the double stone bangle and the Kink ring in silver, both from the Kola range ; as well as the Stellar Cluster earrings from the Cosmos range. My favourite section of the website is their broad range of stacking rings

Online with a Durban collection point on Florida Road
Tilone is a t-shirt line inspired by fashion icons like Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, The Olsen Twins, Iris Apfel and Coco Chanel. The label is minimalistic and conscious, making it the perfect gift for your favourite fashionista friend. My aunt gave me the Iris Apfel tshirt and I have been rocking it with pride ever since.

Photo: Tilone website 
Laset Bags 
Available on Takelot 

Okay okay, not technically a gifting store, but these gorgeous bags are fresh out of Sydney Australia  and are newly available on Takealot! They are the most beautiful perforated neoprene totes. They are perfect for gymming, shopping, lazy lunching. They have the larger totes in black, olive and grey for R1000 with mini tote versions in navy, burgundy and glossy black for R650. The style is big globally with brands like Prene Bags offering similar versions.  I in fact found a whole neoprene bag guide, which is guaranteed to get you drooling! Anyway for now I am delighted there is a local equivalent so shop to your heart's content! 

Photo: @laset_bags 

Present Space 
50 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town or Shop Number G72, Willowbridge Store with an online shop coming soon! 

Think: A showcase of local designers with products spanning from beautiful ceramics, to crochet pot hangers, to intricate jewellery. This is a one stop shop for thoughtful gifts which are kooky and clever! 

Want to be a part of this chic list or know of a shop which should be? Contact me! 

All my love,

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