We all know how frustrating it can be running around from shop to shop trying to find the perfect gifts for your partner, kids and favourite aunt. That’s why we think buying Christmas gifts online is a great idea!
1. Where to shop: www.lecreuset.co.za
What you’ll find: The full range of Le Creuset’s covetable kitchenware ranges. Plus, from now until 27 December, you’ll find loads of great special offers.
Delivery details: Expect to receive your package within three to four working days. Free delivery anywhere in South Africa.
Our best buy: Utensil Set (R790).
2. Where to shop: www.superbalist.com
What you’ll find: The freshest fashion and décor from more than 500 of the world’s best brands.
Delivery details: Free standard delivery (dependent on product, option and area) across SA within one to four working days. Same-day delivery will cost you R50.
Our best buy: Instax Mini 8 Camera, R1099
3. Where to shop: www.rubyroadafrica.com
What you’ll find: The finest in luxury bespoke gifts and décor.
Delivery details: Parcels to be delivered within two to five working days via courier. Delivery charges vary according to area: Cape Town R75, other main cities R90, regional towns R175.
Our best buy: Africa Serving Board (R375).
4. Where to shop: www.hellopretty.co.za
What you’ll find: Independent designers’ jewellery, clothes, digital gadgets, homeware and much more.
Delivery details: Delivery time and prices vary according to the sellers’ choice of shipping. Expect to pay between R22 and R150 for delivery within three to 20 working days.
Our best buy: Handmade wooden blocks from YogiBlocks (R185).
5. Where to shop: www.streepsak.co.za
What you’ll find: Locally manufactured unique handmade décor items, gifts and fashion accessories. #ProudlySouthAfrican
Delivery details: Normal post-office delivery within four to 12 working days and courier delivery within two working days.
For orders under R500: R45 per parcel for normal post-office delivery or R70 per parcel couriered to your home or office.
For orders between R500 and R999: Free postal delivery to your nearest post office or R45 per parcel couriered to your home or office.
For orders over R1 000: Free delivery by courier to your home or office.
Our best buy: Hand-printed cotton pillowcases in a variety of colours and designs (R175 for a set of two).
6. Where to shop: www.mrphome.com
What you’ll find: Homeware and décor inspired by trendy themes, as well as essential key pieces.
Delivery details: Economy delivery within five to seven working days to a store (for pick-up) costs R15 and door-to-door delivery within three to seven working days costs R50. Express delivery within one to three working days to a store (for pick-up) costs R35 and door-to-door delivery costs R70. Please note that furniture cannot be delivered to a store.
Our best buy: Contemporary Wooden Wall Clock, R399,99
7. Where to shop: www.monoshop.co.za
What you’ll find: Locally manufactured homeware and interior accessories inspired by Scandinavian-style décor.
Delivery details: Furniture and bedding can take up to two weeks for delivery. The delivery of smaller items takes from one to seven working days. Delivery prices vary based on the item and distance to delivery point.
Our best buy: Contemporary Clothing Rail in cream (R1 950).
8. Where to shop: www.home.co.za
What you’ll find: All your favourite household essentials and entertaining needs, plus they have various special offers from now until 25 December 2016.
Delivery details: Free standard delivery for all orders over R500, otherwise a R50 delivery charge can be expected. Standard: three to five working days. Express: two working days. Overnight express: next working day, when ordered before 2pm, Monday to Thursday (R125). Express and overnight express: only offered in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban metropolitan areas.
Our best buy: Bella Wine Dispenser with wooden lid (R599, special offer).
9. Where to shop: www.lush.co.za
What you’ll find: Fresh handmade cosmetics for the whole family.
Delivery details: Delivery is offered via a courier and prices vary from R45 to R90, depending on the weight of the order. Delivery can take between one and five working days.
Our best buy: Shoot for the Stars Bath Bomb (R64,50).
10. Where to shop: www.makro.co.za
What you’ll find: Everything you can think of from DIY to appliances to kiddies’ toys. Plus they have a BIG festive sale from now until 25 December 2016.
Delivery details: Estimated time of delivery is within two to five working days from the time the payment is cleared. Delivery costs vary and are charged according to weight, dimensions and the delivery area. The minimum charge for delivery is R55.
Our best buy: LIVELEKKER Beverage Buddies (R99 for a pack of two).