If finding gifts for friends, family and colleagues is not your forte, look no further. Our gift guide for this festive season brings you the best of the best. Think exclusive, luxurious and out-of-the-ordinary spoils that will melt any heart.
An exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced 100% from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. The legendary decanters have been made from fine crystal for generations, mouth-blown by some of the most skilled master craftsmen.
Bright but elegant, both strong and soft, a scarf from Mantua Silkwear is the perfect gift for the woman who is difficult to shop for. Renowned for its hand-painted watercolour artwork printed on limited edition silk scarves, Mantua Silkwear has recently launched this stylish Pink Passion scarf.
There’s no present more intimate than a special fragrance. Experience the classical romance of Amouage’s latest offering, Love Tuberose, which forms part of the luxury brand’s The Secret Garden Collection. As an enigmatic love story continues to unfold within the collection, this floral fragrance evokes the heart’s pleasures, as well as the delights of Russian literature and classical music.
For fans of motorcycle engineering and high-end wristwatches, look no further.Baume & Mercier’s latest collaboration with America’s first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle, has resulted in three unique timepieces: the Clifton Club Indian chronographs. Housed in a 44mm steel case, the range’s sculptural aesthetic will appeal to all lovers of fine mechanics and powerful performance.
A gift box from Graff will put a sparkle in her eye. The House of Graff represents the world’s rarest and finest gemstones and is especially famous for its yellow diamonds. Graff’s Diamond Promise Ring is no exception, boasting a fancy light yellow radiant-cut diamond with white tapered baguette diamond shoulders set in platinum and 18ct yellow gold.
The lady of the house is bound to be pleased by a decor item from La Grange Interiors. We’re particularly taken with the Pols Potten marble disc lamp, one of the firm’s many internationally sourced pieces. This stylish lamp features a striking combination of brass and marble that makes it a gorgeous focal point in any space.
Shopping for someone with discerning tastes? Inspired by Cape Town’s radiant and creative energy, Durbanville Hills Collectors Reserve is a premium collection of wine crafted from the finest grapes. This exclusive range has been designed as a collectors’ item for both wine lovers and art lovers alike.
Earn the enduring affection of your globetrotting offspring with Tumi’s 19 Degree Aluminum International carry-on. Available in an assortment of colour options, the 19 Degree Aluminum range is the pinnacle of travel gear. The new collection impresses with a reinforced frame case design, die-cast corner caps for additional protection and a lightweight lining.
A bottle of cognac isn’t a once-off gift, it’s a series of special moments waiting to be enjoyed. Unchanged since its creation, Hennessy X.O never ceases to surprise the connoisseur, revealing more of its multiple facets every time it’s tasted. Aged for a minimum of 12 years, this is a deep and powerful cognac. Hennessy X.O may be unchanged but the transparent gift box by Marc Newson perfectly conveys the company’s forward-looking spirit.
Steal her heart with a unique handbag by Thalia Strates. This designer creates more than just sophisticated adornments for women – these are investment pieces with a story. Made from materials indigenous to Africa, the Large Kai bag pairs raw leather and springbok fur. Features include an internal pocket and a removable strap.
Africa in a bottle is the best way to describe Amarula and now there is a special limited edition, ideal for the festive season. Vanilla Spice is a premium cream liqueur that presents the spicier side of Africa. Infused with Madagascan vanilla extract and African ginger and expertly blended with cream, the new liqueur is richer and smoother than ever, with a hint of the unexpected.
The quintessential Winelands gift is a bottle of premium wine from a legendary estate. Kanonkop Wine Estate’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon shines with notes of supple blackcurrant, prune and perfumed spice, giving life to a more medium to full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Cue a feast on the palate not soon to be forgotten and a perfect fit for any meat dish.
An unusual gift for an unusual person… Giving a creative twist to a familiar object, the nail, the Juste un Clou collection transforms the ordinary into exquisite pieces for him and her. The bracelets are available in 18ct pink, yellow or white gold, with or without brilliant-cut diamonds.
Want to gift the great experience of the latest iPhone X technology? The iPhone XR comes in gorgeous designs at an affordable price. It has a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display – the most advanced LCD in the industry – while its breakthrough camera system offers Portrait mode, Portrait Lighting enhanced bokeh (blurred background effect) and the all-new Depth Control.
This iPhone comes in six beautiful new finishes: white, black, blue, yellow, coral and red. Visit www.digicape.co.za for pricing.
The iPhone XS is everything you love about iPhone and more, featuring a 5.8-inch Super Retina display with custom-built OLED panels for an HDR display that provides the best colour accuracy, true blacks and remarkable brightness. The iPhone XS is available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB capacity models in space grey, silver and a new gold finish. Visit www.digicape.co.za for pricing.
Featuring the largest display ever, the iPhone XS Max comes with a 6.5-inch Super Retina display, an A12 Bionic chip with a next-generation Neural Engine and a breakthrough 12MP dual-camera system that takes portraits to the next level. Its iOS 12 is Apple’s most advanced operating system, with powerful tools that make this iPhone more personal than ever. Who could ask for more? Visit www.digicape.co.za for pricing.
Imagine your special someone unwrapping a package and discovering one of these beauties inside. The MacBook Pro is not only portable and lighter, it has the brightest and most colourful Mac notebook display ever. It does everything faster, with high-performance processors, cutting-edge graphics and blazing-fast storage. The ultimate tool for every trade, the MacBook Pro is available in 13-inch and 15-inch models with Touch Bar. Priced from R19 999.
Apple Watch Series 4
The Apple Watch Series 4 is a first-rate fitness partner right on your wrist. Redesigned and re-engineered, it now has displays which are more than 30% larger and enables users to stay connected and manage their health in powerful new ways.
With its automatic workout detection, yoga and hiking workouts, advanced features for runners and personalised coaching, it helps you to be even more active. The watch also comes with an ECG reading app and a new electrical heart-rate sensor that ensure you can monitor your heart health consistently.
Apple Watch Series 4 requires an iPhone 5s or later and iOS 12.