gift guide

Get ready for the festive season with our carefully curated gift guide of exquisite collectables that will suit all manner of tastes

Classically Elegant 

Replace multiple trendy trinkets with one perfectly poised and timeless treasure in crystal, silk, ceramic or suede

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(clockwise from top left) handbag Serpenti Forever handbag R38 995, BVLGARI; Champagne Veuve Clicquot Brut Champagne R789, Yuppiechef; Champagne flute Tivoli Champagne flute by Solitaire R280, Spilhaus; glass Hybrid-Clarice glass R2 548 for set of three, Generation; brandy balloon Joan Lead brandy balloon by Solitaire R280 and decanter Lismore Ships decanter by Waterford R9 630, both Spilhaus; brooch Web bow brooch R5 500, Gucci; books You’re Invited! R883 (Gestalten) and New Architects 3 R843 (Merrell), both Exclusive Books; heel Sulvie leather pumps R10 100, Gucci; vase Diamond bud vase by Bohemia R140, Spilhaus

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(clockwise from top left) cushion Tape edge scatter cushion R495, Weylandts; wine glass French Bee special-edition green wine glass by La Rochere R425 for set of four, Yuppiechef; pouffe Sea Urchin pouffe from R1 550, The Collection Studio; tumbler Lead-free crystal Aspen whiskey tumbler by Nachtmann R329 for set of three, decanter Lead-free crystal Noblesse decanter and whiskey glasses by Nachtmann R1 299 for set of three and nougat Rose Turkish Delight almond nougat box by 1701 Nougat R109, all Yuppiechef; earrings Shaken Not Stirred earrings from R2 150, Kirsten Goss; olive oil Flavour-infused extra-virgin olive oil R149 for 200ml, Yuppiechef; throw Cotton velvet throw from R695, Weylandts; bowl Arizona bowl R7 900, Casarredo; bowl Batter bowl in Crème R540, Le Creuset; scarf Geo flower scarf R2 800, Blandat

Softly Sophisticated

Characterised by their rounded forms, muted palettes and refined sensibilities, these offerings prove you don’t need to be loud to stand out from the crowd

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(clockwise from top left) gin Musgrave pink gin R539 for 750ml, Yuppiechef; bracelet B zero1 bangle bracelet in 18ct yellow gold POA, BVLGARI; glass On the Rock martini glass by Lee Broom R1 970, CRĒMA; watch Frederique Constant ladies Carrée watch R12 995, Picot & Moss; studs Pearl On Pearl studs R2 500, Tinsel Gallery; mirror Circular mirror in brass R14 200, Anatomy Design; candleholder Hals candleholder by Ferm Living R690, Mezzanine; box Memory box by Sam Baron for Bosa R2 650, Limeline; cake slice Form cake slice by Tom Dixon R960, CRĒMA; kettle Whistling teakettle in Mineral Blue from R1 155, Le Creuset; candle Blanche candle by Costes R900, fragrance Costes Noire EDT R1 400 for 100ml, bag Large Pierce bag in Grey by JW Anderson R22 500, all Maison Mara; mirror Series IV mirror from the Death Becomes Her collection R2 100, Stay Evil Kids

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(clockwise from top left) lamp Ornate table lamp R495, Block & Chisel; duvet cover Washed cotton duvet cover R749, H&M Home; candleholders Telescope candlesticks R4 800 for set of two, Billy Moon; casserole Signature round casserole in Ombre Grey from R2 295, Le Creuset; scarf BB Logo Moonbean scarf R6 260, BVLGARI; decanter Lismore Ships decanter by Waterford R9 630, Spilhaus; bronzer Diorskin Minimal Nude bronze in 005 Warm Sunlight R755, Dior; Champagne flute Tivoli Champagne flute by Solitaire R280 and plate Baroque Nero plate by Versace R990, both Spilhaus; sunglasses Square-frame glitter acetate sunglasses R4 710, Gucci; fragrance Girl of Now Shine EDP from R845, Elie Saab; fragrance Cartier Carat EDP from R1 015, Cartier; lipstick Dior Addict Lacquer Plump lipstick in 456 Dior Pretty R655, Dior

Gorgeously Glam

Gilded finishes and vintage styles meet natural materials and minimalist silhouettes in charming buys that are all about the beautiful things in life

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(clockwise from top left) vase Alexandria footed vase by Bohemia R1 260, Spilhaus; bell Fingers brass bell by Seletti R3 392, Generation; Champagne saucers Ripple Champagne saucers by Ferm LIVING R660 for set of two, Mezzanine glasses Palace Torre transparent glasses by Seletti R3 703 for set of six, Generation; banana lamp Dewey banana lamp by Seletti R5 244, Generation; shoe Princeton leather shoe with bow R27 200, Gucci; teapot Gold I-Wares teapot by Seletti R1 897, Generation; decanter Style prestige Fiesole wine decanter by RCR R1 370, Spilhaus; vase Hybrid Adelma vase by Seletti R7 935, Generation

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(clockwise from top left) olive oil Cold pressed extra-virgin olive oil by Baleia, Yuppiechef; charm Ostrich feather bag charm R1 550, Okapi; sidetable Slit side-table by HAY R10 480, CRĒMA; Champagne saucer Sense saucer Champagne glass E2 R849 for set of two, Yuppiechef; basket bag Khokho Thembi natural grey woven basket bag R5 700, Merchants on Long; soap bell Showcase glass soap bell R1 795, La Grange Interiors; easel Vintage gilt carved easel R7 900, The Crown Collection; candleholders Issima candleholders by Sam Baron for Bosa from R1 650 each, Limeline; candle Jar candle with glass dome and tassel R169, @home; soap Sultana of Soap R53 for 100g, LUSH; spoon Teakroot serving spoon R125, Weylandts; kettle Smeg kettle in Cream R2 599, @home; sugar pot Lyngby grey glass sugar pot from R1 700, Anatomy Design

Sumptuously Chic

Give your loved ones the royal treatment with decadent and luxurious pieces in plush fabrics, striking shapes, rich tones and alluring accents

(clockwise from top left) skin polish Ecofoliant skin polish from R285, ECO DIVA; tealight holder Star purple tealight holder R159, KARE; lamp Bilia table lamp R14 200, Casarredo; bag The Iris bag with shearing R5 300, Thalia Strates; teapot Bump teapot by Tom Dixon R2 635, spice grinder Stone spice grinder by Tom Dixon R1 920, both CRĒMA; earrings Faisán earrings R1 700, The Storer; coat stand Black Epoxy-coated mild steel coat stand R2 480, LIM; side-table Portman side-table from R5 925, Lemon; roomspray Rose roomspray by Costes R750, Maison Mara; panforte Nero Panforte Nero R45, Yuppiechef; soap Respect Your Elders soap R53/100g, LUSH; mirror Gilt-framed rectangular mirror R27 500, The Crown Collection

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(clockwise from top right) fabric Magical fabric in Nostalgia R290/m, Hertex; styling kit Styling kit F R7 400 for brass decorative object, glass decanter, tray and two glasses, Casarredo; Champagne flute Haze Medusa Lumière Champagne flutes by Versace R7 990 for set of two, Spilhaus; sheepskin Icelandic sheepskin in Off White R2 995, Weylandts; atomiser Atomiser by Seletti R1 377, Generation; handbag Holo Python Diva flap cover handbag R44 900, BVLGARI; brooch Bee brooch with beads R11 200, Gucci; server Beaded glass dome server R50, MRP Home; bust Verona bust R6 850, Billy Moon

Photographs: Sarah de Pina Production & Styling: Sanri Pienaar Assistant: Pieter von Wielligh

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