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The end of the year has rolled by quicker than you can say mince pie. It’s time to crack on with the Christmas gifts. 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.
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.
Skoon Skincare is spearheading the clean skincare game in South Africa. Their advanced formulas and ethical practices make them the best for skincare that works for YOU and the environment. I personally love their Retinin Retinal 0.1% cream and their OH SHERBET! Azelaic Acid face mask.
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 someone’s year. They also have an impressive array of take-home beauty products. Please quote my name upon booking!
Body, Fashion and Haircare Gifts:
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!
THE GIFT OF CLASSPASS
Classpass is an all-access app that gives you the chance to book into an array of workout spots across London. If you’re stuck with what to get your fitness friend or gym-loving cousin – this is the gift for them!
HEY HARPER JEWELLERY
Nothing says “I love you” like jewellery. But what about gold, water-resistant, super cute jewellery? That screams “I really love you”. Hey, Harper’s pieces are really affordable but here’s a little discount code to make those bucks go further: HEYMORGANSHELLY.
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.
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.
ALL SHE DOES TOTE BAG
Share the love by gifting your bestie, sister, mother or brother an extra-large tote. This gift is perfect for your beach-lover, on-the-go hustler and all-around missioner. It fits a large number of goodies and a portion of the proceeds goes to charity. A win for all.
If you’re from SA, Babylonstoren will be a familiar name. A place like no other – their farm forms the basis of a hefty array of products such as wine, body balms and butter, room sprays, candles, oils, honey and vinegar. Any gift from here is sure to go down a treat.
Based between South Africa and Istanbul, Summah.co have a range of luxurious textiles from towels to blankets. Their designs boast picture-perfect patterns and summery colours. They’ve also got some really cute stocking fillers too.
Stocking Fillers and More:
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.
LELIVE MARULA 30 SPF
A local brand pushing the skincare boundaries, Lelive has been all over my Instagram recently. Their bold formulas and eco-friendly values are what sets their skincare products apart. This light SPF is perfect for every skin tone and texture. From your sister to your surfer boyfriend – it’s a win.
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.
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. Plus, their spot in London has some amazing infared saunas. A voucher would be doubly as nice.
A PUBLIK WINE BAR CURATED CASE
Publik Wine Bar is a firm favourite amongst locals. Their menu has a wide range of fun and funky vino’s alongside a cool vibe and very, very tasty snacks. I love this place a lot. Their curated cases of wine are not only the way to MY heart, but the way to any wine-lover’s soul. However, even just a bottle or two would suffice.
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.
A PLANET ORGANIC CHRISTMAS HAMPER
Food is the way to many-a-heart. My favourite health and wellness store, Planet Organic, has carefully curated hamper boxes that are filled to the brim with deliciously healthy and addictive snacks and drinks. Best to order this and hide it from yourself – I know I would have to try really hard to resist the urge to tuck in. Use MORGAN15 for 15% off your purchase.
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.