The Ultimate Gift Guide

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If you’re still hunting for that perfect Christmas gift, there’s a good chance you’ll find it on our list. Everything below is available from our favourite South African online shops, so forget the crowds and consider this your ultimate gifting portal. We guarantee that you’ll find something for your in-laws, best friend, colleagues, and even the tricky ones you don’t really have a choice but to gift! Maybe you’ll even find something for yourself…

We’ve used three categories: a small tokena special treator an indulgent splurge Whatever your budget, we’ve curated the best gifts that complement our five fragrance moods, ensuring that stockings of all kinds will be stuffed with delightful pleasures this year.

The ultimate gift guide from us to you… Ready? Let’s go! 


Be Relaxed with Clifton Beach  

What’s Summer without the beach? For those who are familiar with our Clifton Beach collection, you will know that there’s nothing like winding down and relaxing with the sweet & captivating smell of summer in the air (in this case coconut, vanilla, sea salt, tolu balsam and fresh lime). Our first gift collection will inspire you to take a break from all the fast-moving busyness, clear your mind and most importantly, be Relaxed 



A small, budget friendly gesture…

1. COCOGOLD TINT & TONE LUXE BODY OIL R149 – A 100% natural travel sized dry oil which can be used year-round on the face, hair and body. Can be used as a protective tanning oil or for an instant shimmering glow. Available here from Platform 23

2. EMERALD GREEN ROUND BUTTON SCATTER CUSHION R385 – Made from the best quality velvet fabric with a neat, simplistic button in the center, this deep emerald green cushion is made for relaxing in style. Available here from KNUS

3. GREEN HANGING PLANTER R285 – Adding greenery has never been this beautiful! These planters are made from 100% cotton rope which are carefully sewn together in a coiling technique. Available here from KNUS

4. CAPE ISLAND CLIFTON BEACH HAND CREAM R95 – Celebrate the natural beauty of the Cape Coastline with this 75ml luxury natural hand lotion made with indulgent coconut oil and fine fragrance oils. Available here from Cape Island

5. YUPPIECHEF SWEET HONEY AND TOFFEE SWEETS R65 – The most delectable old-fashioned, handcrafted sweet and salty toffees! Available here from Yuppiechef



Thoughtful, luxurious, and guaranteed to put a smile on their face…

6. L’ABEILLE JADE BODY ROLLER R500This body roller can be used on tense & tired muscles, to help ease them to relax. The needle-like texture on the roller allows it to reach deeper, stimulating elastin & collagen production, breaking up cellulite & helping to erase those unwanted dimples. Available here from Jimnojean

7. CHILL WINSTAN BEACH BATS R475 – The ideal balance between quality, function and design. These marine plywood beach bats are designed and manufactured in Cape Town, South Africa and 100% guaranteed to make any summer holiday a fun one. Available here from Platform 23

8. CAPE ISLAND CLIFTON BEACH DIFFUSER R395 – Clifton Beach, a fragrance that never fails to delight the senses. A sweet and playful summer scent, the coconut note has energizing and uplifting effects on both the mind and the body, easing anxiety and tension. Available here from Cape Island



Pulling out all the stops for that, extra special someone… 

9. JOY WALL HANGING R1000 – This stunning piece of wall art is made from 100% natural cotton cord on a wooden dowel. Perfect boho chic decor for above a bed or living room lounge suite. Available here from KNUS

10. SIREN NECKLACE by COAST THE LABEL R2000 – Inspired by the ocean, this Siren Necklace has been made from a shell found on a beach just outside of Cape Town along the West Coast and has the tell-tale colouring of 18 karat gold. Available here from Jimnojean



Be Uplifted with Summer Vineyard  

From hand crafted ceramics to the finest champagne and beyond, this gift range inspired by Summer Vineyard will elevate you to a world filled with sophistication, elegance and luxury.  

This collection has the perfect gift for anyone that would appreciate the finer things in life… 



A small, budget friendly gesture…

1.  TEA TREE & POPPYSEED FACE POLISH BY DEITY SKIN R240 – Kaolin, chamomile flowers, poppy seeds, and arrow root powder along with many other natural ingredients will perfectly cleanse and exfoliate without stripping your skin of its natural protective moisture layer. A great little gift for the skincare gurus on your list.   Available here from Jimojean

2. RITUAL VASE MEDIUM R199 – An elegant and slim vase to suit almost any classic interior.  Available from KNUS

3. YELLOW CERAMIC BOWL R59Bring a dash of colour into someone’s kitchen with this beautiful ceramic bowl with vibrant yellow design. Available here from Shopfomo

4. CAPE ISLAND SUMMER VINEYARD MINI CANDLE R120 – For the perfect token gift we’ve created a cute but ultra classy mini 100ml candle packaged in the same eye catching box as the classic 250ml candle. Available here from Cape Island



Thoughtful, luxurious, and guaranteed to put a smile on their face…

5.  GILLY TOTE BAG R599 – This trendy and stylish ivory tote bag is 100% polyester and hand washable. Available here from Colourbox

6. ELVAS-GREY CUSHION R359.99 – For the lover of interior design who would agree when we say that ordinary cushion covers are a no-no. Available here from Platform 23

7. SET OF 6 OPERA CHAMPAGNE GLASSES R719 – These traditional cut glass Champagne Coupes featuring a luxurious faceted design, add timeless elegance to any dining table and are great for celebrating special occasions. Available here from Yuppiechef



Pulling out all the stops for that, extra special someone… 

8. MOET AND CHANDON IMPERIAL BRUT CHAMPAGNE R719Vibrant, generous and alluring, the Moët Impérial is the house’s iconic champagne! Available here from Yuppiechef

9. NICOLSON RUSSELL TITANIUM CUTLERY SET R1999Elegant gold and white titanium plated cutlery set. This set is both modern and elegant and made to last. Available here from Yuppiechef

10. CAPE ISLAND SUMMER VINEYARD DIFFUSER, SOAP & LOTION SET R745 – Celebrate the natural beauty of the Cape Winelands with the ultimate boxed set in white. Beautify your favourite space in an instant with our Constantia Heights home fragrance set – our iconic white bottle has a refillable, timeless design and will add a touch of luxury to any interior. Available here from Cape Island



Be Grounded with Safari Days 

For this selection our inspiration was derived from Safari Days – an earthy, unisex fragrance with a splash of bergamot.  Inspired by the iconic orange accent colour, this gifting collection is completely fitting for that special someone on your list who loves the outdoors and encourages you to be grounded 



A small, budget friendly gesture…

1. IMITATION LEATHER COIN PURSE R45 – The leather coin purse can be used for cosmetics and travel documents, making it the perfect stocking filler.  Made from high-quality distressed-look imitation leather. Available from Shopfomo

2. SMALL BRASS SPOONS R70For someone who prefers a rustic aesthetic these brass plated mini spoons add texture and a dose of whimsy. Available here from Shopfomo

3. SAFARI DAYS SCENTED SACHET R105 – Take the Safari Days scent anywhere. Perfect for use in travel bags, gift baskets, guest rooms, closets, bathrooms and even your car. Available here from Cape Island

4. ORBS ROASTED CHICKPEAS R45 – Inspired by the classic chocolate-coated snack, Cheaky Co set out to create something familiar yet completely new by dipping dry-roasted chickpeas in the finest single-origin 70% dark chocolate with a dash of pure, cold-pressed orange oil. Available here at Yuppiechef



Thoughtful, luxurious, and guaranteed to put a smile on their face…

5. RED QUARTZ RING R340.99 – Made with a solid piece of natural quartz that includes a wonderful moss like texture within the stone. Red quartz encourages positive action and produces an abundance of physical energy and vitality. Available from Platform 23

6. ORANGE BULLET PLANTER R345 – These gorgeous unique planters are handcrafted from fibreglass exactly like the original 1950’s planters. Available here from KNUS

7. SAFARI DAYS CLASSIC SCENTED CANDLE R320Celebrate the natural beauty of the African Bushveld with this classic single wick scented candle packaged in a beautiful orange and gold box. Our candles are hand poured in South Africa, using a soy wax blend and fine, imported perfume oils. Available here from Cape Island

8. IDOL EARRINGS IN TERRACOTTA R400 – These stunning orange earrings from Lichen & Leaf are completely unique and designed to make a stunning statement. Available here from Jimnojean



Pulling out all the stops for that, extra special someone… 

9. VANITY BAG IN CHEETAH R670The vanity bag to complete your travel packing! This leopard printed beauty is made with genuine leather sides, base and handles. And did we mention that its leopard print?! Available here from Jimnojean

10. CAPE ISLAND SAFARI DAYS SOAP, LOTION & CANDLE SET R695 – A home fragrance extravaganza. A rich, spicy fragrance with a base of earthy patchouli which blends effortlessly with the evergreen woody note of cedar and citrusy top note of bergamot, which captures the untamed majesty of the African bushveld. Available here from Cape Island

11. MR. BOHO ANIMALIA FITZROY SUNGLASSES R1350Another irresistable animal print gift for the wild at heart! These Italian made Animalia sunglasses are the perfect spoil for someone heading out on an African summer holiday. Available here from Colourbox



Be Bold with Black Gold  

If there’s one fragrance in our collection that speaks the language of sleek, stylish and daring, it’s our newest addition to the family, Black Gold. These gifts are ideal for that someone who doesn’t mind standing out from the crowd and being the boldest in the room.  



A small, budget friendly gesture…

1. NOUGAT DARK CHOCOLATE AND ROASTED MACADAMIA BOX R120 – Mouth-wateringly decadent! This box of dark chocolate and roasted macadamia nougat is handmade from only the finest natural, preservative-free ingredients. Available here from Yuppiehchef

2. CAPE ISLAND BLACK GOLD HAND CREAM R95 – Celebrate Africa’s natural abundance with this intensely luxurious Black Gold 75ml hand lotion made with indulgent organic coconut oil and fine fragrance oils. Available here from Cape Island

3.  STAINLESS STEEL STRAWS R189Environmentally friendly and super convenientAvailable here from Platform 23



Thoughtful, luxurious, and guaranteed to put a smile on their face…

4. CAPE ISLAND BLACK GOLD DIFFUSER R395A dramatic bamboo reed diffuser in our geometric black glass with black sticks and filled with the intense Black Gold – a gourmand composition of aniseed, black cherry, tobacco and rich oud. Available here from Cape Island

5. KUBA CHARCOAL & ROSE GOLD CUSHION RR550We are all about locally made South African products and that’s why this one is on our list. This luxury foiled cushion is printed onto 100% hemp base cloth and are handmade in Cape Town, South Africa. Available here from KNUS

6. HUMANITY BOWL R399 – This contemporary African inspired bowl will make snack serving a little more unique – also stunning as a home decor piece. Available from KNUS

7. CAPE ISLAND BLACK GOLD CLASSIC SCENTED CANDLE R320 – Hand poured, hand processed and giving back to charity, our Classic Black Gold Scented Candle is a unisex fragrance that is intense and decadent, inspiring you to be bold. Purchasing this candle helps to support local non-profit organisation, Care For Wild, a specialised wildlife orphanage that cares for baby rhinos affected by poaching. Cape Island is able to support their important work by donating a percentage of sales from our Black Gold Classic Candle. Available here from Cape Island



Pulling out all the stops for that, extra special someone… 

8. SILICONE MOSAIC COLUMN VASE R1100Beautiful, yet durable silicone mosaic column vase in charcoal that is almost indestructible and when touched wobbles like a good panna cotta. Available from Curated Africa

9. PICHULIK ANAHITA CUFF R760 – This piece honours the Persian goddess Anahita. The ancient-Middle Eastern golden embellishments and tassels are a mark of your own feminine regality, encouraging us to not shrink away from our boldness. Available here from Jimnojean

10. SHELLY DAHARI BRASS BLACK DROP NECKLACE R1250 – Made from acrylic beads, brass plated chain, silicon beads, jade beads, and brass beads. Gift this exclusive necklace for that someone who loves a bit of drama! Available here from Colourbox

11. MATTER OF FAKT VISTA DROP EARRINGS R900A pair of elongated oval earrings featuring a circle link handmade from brass. Available here from Jimnojean



Be Rejuvenated with African Storm 

The African Storm inspired gift collection urban, contemporary, and inspired by rejuvenating rain storms on hot summer days. From hydrating face mist to fresh decor pieces, you’ll find something in this collection for that person who is creative and unapologetically themselves…



A small, budget friendly gesture…

1. FACIAL MIST R250 – Made from natural and organic ingredients, this facial mist restores the ebullience of the skin, allowing you to beat the heat while leaving your mind & spirit rejuvenatedAvailable here from Jimnojean

2. ANTILOPE SILK BANDANA R399 – 100% made from silk, this bandana can be used as a hair accessory, scarf, bracelet, or to give any bag a great new look! Available here from Colourbox

3. CAPE ISLAND MINI AFRICAN STORM CANDLE R120For the perfect gift we’ve created a cute but ultraclassy mini 100ml candle packaged in the same eyecatching box as the 250ml candle. African Storm’s leading herbaceous note is energetic at first but settles into the soft, feminine notes of jasmine and sandalwood, creating a dynamic and warming fragrance. Available here from Cape Island

4. KLOMP MARBLE CUPS R250A hand marbled black, white and grey stoneware collection. Mix and match with others in the Marble Range or any of our other ranges to create a unique dining set, or use on their own as a special decorative or functional piecesAvailable here from Jimnojean



Thoughtful, luxurious, and guaranteed to put a smile on their face…

5. KNUS ELEPHANT CANDLE HOLDER R399 – The Elephant bowl is as diverse as it is beautiful. The bowl is created to carry anything from your favourite snacks to small items of jewelleryAvailable here from KNUS

6. AFRICAN CONTEMPORARY CHARCOAL TOWEL R490Each African Contemporary towel is handwoven from pure cotton and has its own authentic signature. Create a stylish summer for someone special. Available here from KNUS

7. CAPE ISLAND AFRICAN STORM CLASSIC SCENTED CANDLE R320 – 250ml luxury scented candle packaged in a beautiful amethyst and gold box with a donation to charity thrown in for extra giving this Christmas. Purchasing this candle helps to support local non-profit organisations, Hope Risen and S-Cape, both of whom are dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. Cape Island is able to support their important work by donating a percentage of sales from this African Storm candle. Also, our luxury candles are hand poured in South Africa, using a soy wax blend, cotton wick and fine perfume oils. What’s not to love? Available here from Cape Island



Pulling out all the stops for that, extra special someone… 

8. IN THE EYE OF THE STORM ART PRINT R495Limited Edition Art print using the female figure to tell a story. Available here from KNUS

9. EMTHUNZINI BRETON SUN HAT IN PLUM R499UV protection factor of 50 with internal drawstrings to adjust fit – ensuring ultimate protection from the sun this summer. Available here from Colourbox

10. JANGI SUNSET STORM EARRINGS R790 – With stunning Swarovski crystals, these statement earrings are a fun way to express individuality. Available here from Colourbox


If you’ve read to the end and absolutely none of these ideas appeal, then you can always grab a Cape Island Christmas Cracker! Our hand poured mini scented candles and luxurious natural hand lotions are available in our elegant festive crackers this year for a special price of R100 until the 19th of December 2019…

We hope our five fragrance moods have inspired you to find the perfect gift without spending time wondering the shops. Please do note that although products and prices were checked before they were published, things can change, so be sure to check with the online store to see if they still have these products in stock.

Wishing you a wonderful festive season. Happy shopping!

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