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1Stylish wreaths, advent calendars and decadent spreads – these elements are the perfect recipe for a fantastic Christmas holiday.

The festive season, although a wonderful time of the year, can be a bit manic and stressful. With Christmas around the corner it is often a challenge to fit gift shopping into your busy schedule, however with a few gifting ideas from us you can get the job done with ease.

We want your Christmas shopping to be an enjoyable experience, and this holiday our aim is to bring joy to your home. So, if you are stressed about getting it all done, follow our gifting survival guide and make shopping a breeze.

  1. Live by the list

2A crucial mistake most people make when Christmas shopping is to veer off their list. To simplify the process, write a list of all the people you need to buy gifts for. Whether it’s your mother-in-law or a colleague, put down everyone you think might need a Christmas gift. Then write down a suggested budget for each person, and a rough idea of what they like or might want to receive. Once you’ve compiled this list, planning is much easier and you’ll avoid buying too many gifts.

  1. Gifting inspiration

Now that you’ve got your list, you’ll need some inspiration from the experts. The festive season is all about giving and we have created great gifting ideas in our Christmas catalogue to help ensure that you 3purchase the perfect presents. If you know someone who loves hosting cocktails parties, and is all about the glamour and experience that comes with it, then our beautiful bar essentials like a champagne tub or rose gold ice tongs are ideal presents. If your friend or family member is all about sophisticated dinner parties, then our gifts for the table like a raw wood serving board or oval antique tile platter, will brighten up their lives. If your loved one is a bit of a master chef, then gifts for the kitchen drawer and countertop will make their cooking experience that much better this festive season. If they love spending lazy Sundays in bed then gifts for the bedroom such as a jersey knit gown or Walter Battis framed print will aid their relaxation. If they are in need of a good pamper session, then gifts for the bathroom 4like a plum and jasmine gift set or waterproof speaker will definitely lift their spirits. And finally, if you’ve truly run out of ideas, you could let them choose their own gift with a personalised gift card.

  1. Make the most of Black Friday and discount offers

If you’re on a tight budget this Christmas, make the most of our Black Friday sale and promotions.  Browse our offers page for all our latest promotions and bestsellers right now. If you are eagerly awaiting the Black Friday sale, we’d suggest signing up to our newsletter so that you’ll be the first to find out what time the sales begin. Things might get a bit crazy, so have a couple of items in mind before you are glued to your computer screen! Black Friday is all about strategy, so make sure that you have a plan in place as to what you need.

  1. Free delivery

5If your loved ones are based in remote locations across the country, then one of the best solutions is to ship their gifts straight to their door or nearby post office. We offer free shipping for all orders over R500, and on checkout you can indicate whether you’d like the items gift-wrapped and purchase a card to accompany the present. Not only will this mean your loved ones will get their gifts delivered straight to their door, it also allows you to save time on wrapping and costs on travelling!  Make sure to get your Christmas shopping done early this year so the gifts can arrive with plenty of time to spare, our cut-off date for deliveries is 20 December.

  1. Don’t forget the décor

6Although not technically a gift, you’ll need to add Christmas decorations and a tree to your list. This is one of the most important elements of Christmas, and something that will truly get your family and guests into the festive spirit. If you get your décor shopping done early you’ll get 30% off from today until 24 December so browse through our stylish décor pieces for inspiration. Our festive stockings will add the perfect touch to your Christmas tree or living room mantle, so make sure to get one for every family member. Add the final touch to your home with a Christmas wreath to welcome your guests.

Now that we’ve given you that warm fuzzy feeling and filled you with excitement about the Christmas holidays, you’ll need to find a moment during the week to get going on your Christmas shopping and use our helpful tips!

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