20 Awesome gift ideas for men and women this festive season

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Looking for gift ideas? We are quickly approaching the ‘season of giving’ and time is running out fast to find that perfect gift for him or her. Remember to browse Junk Mail for some great deals on amazing gifts this festive season.

There are so many wonderful things that you can gift your loved one, and it doesn’t need to be expensive. Be creative, look for bargains, or do some research and find some great DIY gift ideas.

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We’ve compiled a list of popular Christmas gift ideas, but remember to use it as a guide to stir your inspiration to find something that is just right and suited to the person that will be receiving the gift.

10 Gift Ideas for Women

1. Fragrance

Which lady does not love to smell absolutely irresistible? Nothing says ‘I adore you’ like a bottle of her favourite perfume, so spoil your lady with a lingering scent this Christmas. Tip: You can’t go wrong with Jimmy Choo’s sensual EDT spray that retails at around R799.

2. The Jamie Oliver Portable Braai

Who says a woman can’t be the next ‘Braaimaster’? Gift her with this adorable, but quality turquois portable braai from Jamie Oliver. She’ll be the queen of the next braai and can take it with her on fun picnic outings. If budget allows, also throw in other Jamie Oliver branded essentials, like a cute apron, and salt and pepper grinders or spices.

jamie oliver portable braai for her

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3. Fitness Gear

Does your lady love to stay fit and active? Then fitness gear is the perfect gift for her this season. If you know her shoe size (secretly find out if you don’t…), then get her the fabulous lightweight, flexible and breathable Womens Nike Flex Supreme 4 Training shoe. Get it in pink. Girls love pink. Or whatever colour you know is her favourite. Expect to pay around R899 for a pair.

4. Handbag and accessories

Women love to accessorise their outfits. A handbag and the right accessories can take an outfit from being just ‘okay’ to a total show-stopper in a matter of seconds. A lady can NEVER have too many handbags or accessories like earrings, bracelets, necklaces, watches etc. Accessories for every outfit. So this Christmas spoil her with something that will make her look and feel like a million bucks.

5. Red SMEG Toaster

Is her style retro or vintage? Does she love to put funky, unique pieces in her home? Then the SMEG product range makes for great gift ideas for women. Although a bit more pricey, these SMEG kitchen appliances are top quality, they look amazing and come in the yummiest colours. It would make the perfect gift this festive season.

gift ideas for women - red smeg toaster

6. Peppermint and Eucalyptus Spa therapy set

If you want to pamper and indulge her senses, then a Spa therapy set will make the perfect gift for her. This peppermint and eucalyptus one is perfect. It contains the invigorating and luxurious shower gel, lotion and body puff in a cute little pouch she can take with her in her travel bags.

7. Russell Hobbs crystal champagne glasses

Does she love to entertain? To throw awesome dinner parties? Well, then a set of Russell Hobbs’ crystal champagne glasses is just what she needs to impress her guests. Make the gift extra special and add a bottle of her favourite bubbly to the parcel.

perfect gift for her - crystal champagne glasses

8. Voucher at Sorbet

If she loves to look polished and perfectly groomed from head to toe all the time, or she wishes she could, then this is your opportunity to spoil her with a voucher from Sorbet. Great gift ideas for women, she can use the voucher to go for a manicure or pedicure (their gelish application is such a treat), get a hot stone massage, Dermalogica facial or even some waxing done for a perfectly smooth summer bikini body.

9. Maxwell and Williams teapot

A lot of girls, no matter how old they are, love to attend or throw swish tea parties. If your lady love is one of them, the exquisite tea pots from the Maxwell & Williams collection will make for great Christmas gift ideas. Their tea pot ranges come in beautiful, unique designs, including the cashmere enchante, floral muse, charming bluebells, café culture, Hampton court and more…

teapot christmas gift idea for her

10. Vir Altyd box set

This one is for the hopelessly romantic lady that love to watch her favourite romcom over and over. Vir Altyd was one of this year’s top releases on the South African movie scene, breaking box office records. Starring local stars, the stunning DonnaLee Roberts and heartthrob Ivan Botha, it’s a beautiful tale about the ‘forever’ kind of love. The box set also contains other movie hits like Pad na jou hart, Ballade vir ‘n Enkeling and more, making it onto our list as a perfect gift for her.

10 Gift Ideas for Men

1. Sennheiser RS 120 II Wireless Headphones

If the man in your life loves his music and is always on-to-go, Sennheiser headphones are the perfect gift for him. These wireless headphones are sleek, deliver incredible sound reproduction and allow him freedom to move while he listens. Expect to pay around R1500 for one of these.

cool gifts for him - headphones

2. AB: The Autobiography

Is he a reader and into sports? Making for great gift ideas for men, this is one the bestselling hardbacks of the season. This book is all about one of the finest batsmen of our time, giving his own account of a very successful career in cricket, his life and his multiple sports achievements.

ab the autobiography gift for him

3. Garmin Fenix 3

If you really want to splash some cash, (around R7500 to be exact) and your guy is quite active and athletic, go for the Garmin Fenix watch. He’ll love it. This watch is GPS enabled, has a high sensitivity receiver, built-in memory and can log activity hours of up to 100 hours. It has amazing running and workout features, including a virtual pacer, heart rate monitor, auto multisport and interval training.

4. Braai Hamper

Which man doesn’t love a good braai? Spoil him with a decent braai hamper, including all the tools and accessories he needs to show who’s the boss of the braai next time he is with his friends. Great gift ideas for men here that you can add to the gift include a personalised apron, braai utensils, spices, beer cooler, glasses etc.

braai and braai accessories for him

5. Star Wars Gear

Is the force strong with the man in your life? Then Star Wars apparel makes for great gift ideas for him. How about a Stormtrooper shoulder bag? Or a box set of the latest Star Wars releases? A Star Wars mug? Whatever will make his heart happy…

6. Apple TV

If he loves to watch the latest series and movies, and you’re looking for cool gifts for guys, we have the best idea – the Apple TV. Apple TV moves away from the conventional way of watching TV to connecting innovatively to your screen and watching through an app called tvOS.

apple tv as gift ideas for men

7. Bear Grylls multi-tool

This is the perfect gift for him because every man should have a multi-tool, right? How about this very ‘manly’ one from the Bear Grylls Survival Series? This tool was designed according to Grylls’ extensive adventure and survival experience in the wild, and is a necessity for any man that loves to spend his nights under the stars in the outdoors. Expect to pay around R1500.

8. PS 4 Dualshock controller – GOLD

Is he an avid gamer, obsessed with his PlayStation 4? PlayStation accessories make for ideal gift ideas for him. Think the PS4 Dualshock 4 Controller in GOLD. With intuitive controls and innovative new features, such as the multi-touch, internal speaker and integrated light bar, this is a fantastic gift idea for him.

9. Guess Man

It’s not just women who love to smell divine, men, while some of them won’t admit it openly, love it too. Making for perfect gift ideas for men, spoil your guy with the masculine, sexy and intoxicating Guess Man EDT 75ml that retails at around R1200.

10. GoPro Hero 5 Session Full HD Action Camera

Is your loved one an adventurer at heart that loves to capture his wild adventures? The GoPro Hero 5 will make for great Christmas gift ideas this year! Help him live his dream out with this awesome gift that is waterproof, has an ultra-wide, glass lense, can capture 10mp photos, supports 2.7K, 4K, 1080p, 1440p video, Wi-Fi for remote control and monitoring and a host of other great features.

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So, now that you have some great gift ideas, are you ready to go shopping to find that perfect one for that special person in your life? Visit Junk Mail for amazing deals on gifts for him or her.

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