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10 Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

10 Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

Dear Santa…

‘Tis the season for giving and we’ve got a few great Christmas gift ideas for everyone.

Take the cake

What would Christmas be without a slice (or two) of traditional fruitcake? Chef Mynhardt Joubert has baked a limited amount of delicious fruitcakes, according to a Free State family recipe, for the festive season, with the sale proceeds supporting non-profit company Monte Christo Miqlat in Paarl. Win one of five Chef Mynhardt fruitcakes valued at R350 each.

Time to sparkle

No holiday celebration is complete without a bottle of bubbles. Krone Kaaimansgat Blanc de Blancs 2016 is South Africa’s first terroir-specific MCC, which has citrus aromas that develop into white-fruited Chardonnay elegance with a flinty finish. Win one of three bottles valued at R500.

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Little treasures

Based in Cape Town, artist Lella Kondylis of Porcelain Petites handmakes dainty porcelain items that range from vases to small dishes and bowls that can hold trinkets, jewellery, soap or even condiments. Win three porcelain pieces valued at R600.

If you’re looking for more kitchen ideas, take a look at these country kitchen must-haves.

Spa and away

If you’re heading to the bush for the holidays, save space in your luggage (and look good) with the Africology Safari Kit. The travel set consists of a natural spring-water mist, a body lotion, rose-water wipe, citronella insect repellent spray, SPF 30 sun cream and lip balm all in an attractive toiletry bag. Win an Africology Safari Kit valued at R915.

Sweet success

Almost too beautiful to eat, The JackRabbit Chocolate Studio’s confections are handmade with the finest ingredients that include Valrhona French couverture chocolate. Choose from boozy truffles and chocolate-coated nuts to bonbons in the Artist Collection box. Win a JackRabbit Chocolate Studio voucher valued at R320.

Say cheese

With Finest Kind’s Cheese Kit, cheese lovers can make their own feta, halloumi, fromage frais, paneer, ricotta, to name a few. The kit includes ingredients and equipment – all you need is milk – to make about 30kg of cheese at home. Win one of two Finest Kind Cheese Kits valued at R498 each.

Work of art

One for the collector’s trove, Between Dreams and Realities (Print Matters Heritage) by Marilyn Martin, with a foreword by Albie Sachs, critically explores the history of the South African Art Gallery from 1871-2017, while celebrating our country’s heritage and cultural wealth. Win a copy valued at R699.

Journal entry

Write, sketch and ink paint in the Attenborough journal, named after everyone’s favourite naturalist, from Stockton Goods. The journal’s pages are made of luxurious archival paper from a mill in Italy, and it’s wrapped in a leather cover, sourced from a tannery in KwaZulu-Natal. Win a journal valued at R650.

Carry it all

Ideal for both the daily commute and weekend adventures, the Thule EnRoute Backpack has a capacity of 18 litres and carries laptops, phones, sunglasses and other valuables safely, thanks to its SafeEdge construction. Win a Thule EnRoute Backpack in black valued at R1 499.

Valuable member

A year long general admissions membership to the Norval Foundation is a great Christmas gift idea or stocking filler for December 2019

General admissions membership to the Norval Foundation

Enjoy free entry for a year to one of the Cape Wineland’s finest artistic attractions, with general membership to the Norval Foundation. Aside from invitations to exhibitions at the art museum, and the opportunity to regularly admire the amazing sculptures in the garden (see page 50), members also receive discounts at the restaurant and exclusive offers at the shop. Win one of four general memberships to the Norval Foundation valued at R350 each.

How to enter

Each month we run a competition with the products featured in our Country Kit. For a chance to win one of the items, fill in the form below and let us know which products you’d like to win. The competition closes on 31 December 2019 at midnight.

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Photography Bruce Mars; Supplied

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