Friday, December 13, 2013

South African gifts for Christmas ...

With just over a week to go till Christmas, I wanted to share some South African inspired gift ideas with you ...  these are all available in the States. 

1. Ghana Bolga Basket from Baskets of Africa $36.50. I love these baskets and have a few of them at home. They make a great gift on their own but would also be fun to give filled with South African goodies like biltong, Romany Creams, chocolate and chutney. You can order South African and British goodies online in the States from African Hut.

2. Clinton Friedman Wall Art, from West Elm $149.00 each. See more of his work on his website. I love these photos - they are definitely on my wishlist for one day.

3. Rustic South African Heart ornament from Zazzle (price ranges depending on sales, but around $ 20.00). They have a wide variety of shapes and designs to choose from and sell mugs and T-shirts on a South African theme too, it's a great website to browse in.

4. Tin Can Angel ornaments $ 6.95 from Come Together Trading Company

5. For me Christmas is not complete without the classic South African drink - the Dom Pedro. There are different ways to make it but here is a step-by-step recipe from the blog of Lotta Madness (i stole the photo from her blog post too). It's usually made with either Kahlua or Whiskey, ice-cream and cream but can be made using Amarula or Baileys too and can be kept very simple with just the liqueur of choice and half melted vanilla ice cream. Serve in a frosted glass with grated chocolate sprinkled over the top. Throw in some festive red and white straws from Oriental Trading ($4.00 for 24) and you're all set for the festivities to begin.

6. For lovers of South Africa and interior design (like Moi), give a gift subscription to House & Leisure magazine - now available to read online via Zinio. I've been subscribing for years now and it's a lovely way to keep up to date with some of the happenings at home - new restaurants, trends in design, people to watch. And most of all, beautiful homes showing South African living at its best.

(All images used are not my own - they are taken via Pinterest or from the direct websites).

Happy Shopping !


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