Gift Experience South Africa
Good for… when you want to give someone an experience, not an object.
The concept: Visit www.giftexperiencesouthafrica.co.za to choose from 270 options around the country, from shark-cage dives and falconry lessons to sports-car drives and professional photoshoots. Flying, boating, adventure, gourmet, spa, getaways – virtually every dream-experience is offered on this website. Postal gift vouchers or e-tickets for an experience are bought online, and then couriered or e-mailed to recipients, who simply activate the voucher and book their experience. Or, buy an open-value voucher, which your recipient can put towards any of the experiences offered.
Call 021 813 6060 or 079 931 1944
Good for… when you want to give money as a gift but don’t want to hand over cold, hard cash.
The concept: It’s like giving a gift voucher, but GiftBucks isn’t restricted to a particular store. This gift card works as a debit card, and can be spent at any store throughout SA. See www.giftbucks.co.za to buy or top up a gift card, or call 0860 392 737.
À la Card Celebrations
Good for… when you would like your friends to contribute towards your desired gift/s, but you don’t want to ask them for cash.
The concept: Basically, it’s a gift registry with a difference. Register your event or celebration online at www.alacardcelebrations.co.za. There, you create your dream-gift wish list, and your invitations are automatically e-mailed to your guest contact list. Guests log on and gift you with a cash contribution towards your dream gifts, which get loaded onto a MasterCard gift card that’s sent to you just prior to your big day, to spend in any store in SA.
Johannesburg: 011 463 0759; Cape Town: 021 762 6575