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All She Does: Christmas Edit

As December has rolled by quicker than you can say mince pie, it’s time to crack on with the Christmas gifts. 2020 has been a shit one for most. Can we just agree that if you are able to safely be around your loved ones this Christmas, that’s a gift in itself? However, I am a traditionalist at heart. I love a Christmas tree with a few wrapped presents underneath it.

Here’s my edit on what to buy who for this time of celebrating. I’ve also included some gifts that require zero moola.

Skincare Gifts:

UNDONE STORE GIFT CARD

The Undone Store is an online hub for all things beauty related. Clean ingredients and solid products. What’s not to love? Use my code UNDONEXMORGAN for 10% off a purchase.

SAMIKA STORE GIFT CARD

A South African’s access to world-wide beauty products. SAMIKA boast a wide array of highly sought after skin, beauty and make-up products from around the world.

DRUNK ELEPHANT MINI’S

Kickstart someone’s love for this brand with their super cute and affordable mini kits. Not only are they good for most skin types, but they are free of all nasties!

LINNAEAN LIVING GIFT VOUCHER

Linnaean Living is an oasis for all things beauty. Their relaxing facials, pedicures and massages are sure to make someones year. They also have an impressive array of take home beauty products. Please quote my name upon booking!

Body and Haircare Gifts:

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10X CLASSPACK FOR THE MOVEMENT LAB (SA)

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, this barre and pilates studio is set to leave your glutes and abs on fire. Jess and Lisa are powerhouse women whose business is worth supporting. Perfect for the exercise lover in your family!

BODY OIL BY FARRYN AMBER

Founded by an Aussie who had a vision to create affordable, fuss free and highly effective natural skincare products. Farryn Amber’s body oil is not only a feast for the eyes but is the perfect post-bath spoil. Use my code MORGANXFA15 for 15% off your purchase!

SILOU LONDON LEGGINGS

Silou is a thoughtfully designed activewear brand based in London. Beautiful colours mixed with curated lines and fits, Silou offers an elegant approach to activewear. Their fabrics are non-toxic, moisture wicking and perfect for the modern woman.

WAVI HAIR SALON VOUCHER

WAVI is a woman-owned salon based in the heart of East London. Their motto, Women Are Very Important, resonates with me. Why not treat your loved one to a voucher for a pamper and prosecco at their cute spot. Quote my name upon booking.

Homeware Gifts:

ASTRID WILSON PRINTS

One of my favourite artists at the moment is Astrid Wilson. Her “May” print holds a big space in my home and brightens up any space. They come unframed which makes them super affordable for something so special and bold.

OTTOLENGHI & IXTA BELFRAGE’S FLAVOUR

For the foodie in the family, any Ottolenghi cookbook is a must. Filled to the brim with exciting recipes that are not only healthy, but full of flavour. They are sure to satisfy any palate and will leave you cooking more.

CAIA CANDLE

Nothing says cheeky like a cute little candle from Caia Candle. Enhancing the beauty of women’s curves, their candles are the ultimate gift for the women in your life. Also bodes well in any home setting for that extra feminine touch.

SUMMAH.CO TOWELS

Based in South Africa, Summah.co is the perfect accompaniment to your beach missions. Their designs boast colours to really push that summer vibe and picture-perfect patterns. Bonus: They’re also doing curated Christmas gift boxes with something extra!

Stocking Fillers and More:

BARBARA’S SCRUNCHIES

A small business with a big heart, Barbara’s scrunchies are the perfect hair candy. Barbara is a queen entrepreneur who strives to produce the cutest scrunchies on the scene whilst providing an education for her kids. Shop at Visage Collective for UK orders.

THE STRANGER’S CLUB

A carefully curated space found in the heart of Cape Town, TSC offers an array of local talent’s designs. My personal favourites are the Daisy Earrings by Pina Jewels but everything you find in this oasis is a treat.

COSI WEAR

A local brand pushing the athleisure boundaries, COSI wear has been all over my Instagram this festive season. Stuck on what to get for your cousin, aunt, brother or sister? A pair of COSI socks or maybe even a full tracksuit should be well received.

A GUA SHA

One of my favourite skin care tools, Gua Shas are the ultimate beauty accessory. They are a great addition to any skincare routine and are a cute little add on to most gifts. The one I use is super affordable and effective.

Snacks:

GLOW BAR MOON MILK

Glow Bar London is a hub for all things adaptogenic, warming, hearty and wholesome. Their Moon Milk is a nourishing blend of cacao, ginger and Shatavari. This functional latte will soothe any ailment and ticks all of the chocolatey boxes.

PIENAAR AND SON GIN

Carefully crafted in South Africa, Pienaar and Son gin is the perfect accompaniment to any celebration. With small-scale production and big flavour, make this your tipple of choice when gifting.

4WKS PODS

Know someone with a coffee machine that uses pods? Why not give them the gift of their neighbourhood favourite packed in machine-compatible pods. The best part? 4WKS pods are environmentally friendly.

TOP CUVEE CHRISTMAS HAMPER

Whats better than good wine? Good wine with a carefully curated selection of banging snacks. Top Cuvee is up there with one of the best wine connoisseurs in London and they’ve put together the perfect Christmas hamper.

Give to others:

ONE BAG FULL

One Bag Full aim to help alleviate the hunger problem for the Langa Community by delivering nutritionally balanced food packs. For just R150 or £7,50 you can donate a Christmas hamper to a family in need.

MOZ SCHOOL LUNCH

Mozambique School Lunch’s mission is to improve child nutrition and education outcomes in rural Mozambique. We address the immediate needs of child hunger and poor school performance by providing school lunch programs in rural schools. Consider donating to this cause this Christmas.

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