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We’re spicing it up this festive season with these Afrocentric Christmas decoration options. Most are made in South Africa, and we’ve chosen any that aren’t for their heart for Africa and her people…

Africa wall light

Brighten your festivities with this number, designed for anyone who’s proudly African or just loves Africa!

How much? R320
Where? Shop this motif and more at festivelights.co.za and have it delivered within 3-4 working days

Mini driftwood Christmas tree

There’s something about driftwood that we cannot resist. In fact, we would keep this tree on show for the whole of 2019. Just imagine it festooned in tinsel and fairy lights – fabulous! Available in heights of 50cm, 100cm, 150cm and 200cm

How much? R300-R1200 depending on the size
Where? Head to www.buythesea.co.za to order your driftwood tree from Roger or email him with your order directly on roger@buythesea.co.za


Table bomb

Light the fuse and watch this ‘bomb’ explode with confetti, party hooters and loads more surprises which we can’t really tell you about because then it won’t be a surprise. Glenart is Fair Trade-accredited, and strives to treat others in the spirit of Ubuntu [compassion for our shared humanity], while also understanding the importance of caring for the environment

How much? Around R169 for one or R862.50 per carton of 10 from Glenart

Where? Cape Town: Oxford Stationers, Gardens Shopping Centre, 021 465 7654 or contact Candace from Glenart on sales@glenart.co.za or 071 360 1364 for a stockist near you


Christmas baubles (vinyl stickers)

Looking for a hassle-free way to decorate? That Little Decor Company has created a variety of wall decorations (in a variety of colours too) in the form of vinyl stickers that don’t take up any floor space and require no cleaning. We think we might keep these on our wall for the rest of 2019 too

How much? R475
Where? Shop online at www.hellopretty.co.za. They take 1-2 weeks to deliver, so don’t delay too long if you want to get your hands on some by Christmas

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Silver bell table weights

There’s nothing worse than having the wind picking up your white linen tablecloth so that chocolate mousse gets splattered all over it. What a waste of chocolate, right? How about these festive table weights, handmade by Naturally Young? Have these lovelies dangling from your lunch table this Christmas and turn the wind into jingle bell joy

How much? R160-R350
Where? Buy these online at hellopretty.co.za. They are made to order so you will need to wait 1-2 weeks for delivery


Engraved ornament

What a perfect way to create a Christmas tree timeline of memories. This customisable light wooden ornament is a tradition we plan on keeping! Also makes an enduring gift

How much? R65-R85
Where? Get your customised ornament at polkadotbox.co.za and allow up to two weeks for delivery. Last order date for 2018 is 26 November


Funky reindeer

We love this denim reindeer that fits in perfectly with modern household and office decor. If you like the reindeer that much, you might consider ordering the matching Christmas tree too. We absolutely love this African-inspired duo! And that’s not all… Gifts With A Conscience has carefully sourced all its products from HIV programmes, shelters, self-employed crafters and job-creation groups

How much? Variable (made to order)
Where? Order from Helene at Gifts with a Conscience, Call her on 021 439 0869, 082 897 8239 or email your order to beans@worldonline.co.za. Corporate orders are welcome


3D Christmas tree decoration

How cool is this 3D ‘acorn’, made from 3mm wood and finished with a non-toxic varnish? We think we might just have a wooden Christmas this year. They come in different shapes too: little stars, acorns and more

How much? R40
Where? Get to hellopretty.co.za to purchase these 3D wooden Christmas ornaments by Wood Be Nice. Ready for collection in 2-4 working days in Kommetjie, Cape Town, or delivered within 3-5 working days


Personalised Christmas stocking

Some traditions we cannot let go of, especially when it involves a stocking stuffed with surprises. Make it extra special by printing a name on it (thus helping Father Christmas out in his old age)

How much? R150
Where? Glitter Bug SA’s Christmas stockings are made to order and can be purchased online at hellopretty.co.za. Allow 1-2 working days for manufacturing, after which they will be delivered to you via the Post Office or you can collect in Somerset West, Western Cape

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Beaded napkin rings 

These handmade beauties for your festive table are another pretty yet practical design by Naturally Young. Sold in sets of 6, 8, 10 and 12

How much? From R300 per set
Where? These napkin rings are made to order and require a 3-5 day lead time before they are ready for delivery. Order online at hellopretty.co.za

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