With only 8 days till Christmas, and very  limited time left for shopping (if you’re like me who left everything for last minute), I thought I’d share my favourite finds (for him and her) for those who still need to brave the busy shopping centres.

  1. PANDORA Jewellery

This season promises exciting colour combinations and extreme embellishment as PANDORA unveils the Crystallised Snowflake series.

Fusing one of the season’s biggest trends – embellished accents –PANDORA’s new series of jewellery features snowflake motifs encrusted with sparkling stones. Like a secret landscape with petite pretty blooms frozen in time and covered with freshly fallen snow, snowflakes are frozen in time by layers of ice-blue crystals and translucent cubic zirconia stones.
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  1.  Instax Mini 8

The camera that brings instant fun and excitement to your everyday life! Cute and compact body design available in five different colors! Simple operation for stunning instant pictures with the easy to use brightness adjustment dial that makes sure the right exposure is used every time.

Instax mini 8 automatically determines the best brightness for taking a picture, and informs you of the suitable setting by lighting the corresponding lamp. Turn the brightness adjustment dial to the position (mark) of the lit lamp. Press the release button and watch the photo come to life in front of your eyes.

This easy to use Instax camera is the latest fashion item to have. Enjoy endless fun while snapping your friends and family anywhere and enjoy holding the images in your hand 2 minutes after taking the picture.


  1. Matt Arend timepiece

Matt Arend Timepieces is a South African based Watch Company and Brand.

The first Matt Arend Timepieces Collection was launched in April 2014 and are inspired by the fascination of time and fine mechanics. The breath-taking Collection of Timepieces will open a new world to you and at prices that you previously did not think imaginable.

Matt Arend is dedicated to the ultimate experience of true style, elegance and value.

Purchase your favourite Matt Arend timepiece online.



  1. Monopoly

Pick up classics like Monopoly, which are available in a variety of options. Get ready for Monopoly play in a portable way with Monopoly Grab and Go. Monopoly Junior, the first Monopoly game for kids, where they earn money the fun way. Kids will learn how to pass Go, buy fun properties like an ice cream parlour, and collect rent while single banknotes keep the transactions fast and easy. Not forgetting the exciting new Monopoly Frozen edition as well as the Monopoly Here and Now World Edition that features Cape Town, the 80th anniversary edition and the soon to be launched Monopoly Cape Town edition (manufactured by Winning Moves under license from Hasbro).


  1. Something Lou Harvey

If you love all things Lou Harvey, you’ll fall in love with her new beautiful summer collection that’s filled with her much-loved classic designs, and a few new creative additions.

Designed and manufactured locally, Lou Harvey has become a much-loved home-grown brand.  Inspired by current trends, Lou, the creative mind behind the designs, wanted to bring a contemporary edge to her range that would simultaneously fit in with her most popular prints.

For the first time ever, Lou has introduced a convenient and innovative curved cosmetic bag as well as a stylish clutch cosmetic that can double as an evening bag for your your lipstick and other little lovelies.   All of her new items and designs make fabulous gifts (just in time for the festive season) and with such a wide collection –  everything from kids’ backpacks to pencil cases, aprons to bags and more − you’ll find something for all your family and friends.

So, whether you’re looking to update your existing collection, searching for that perfect gift or simply bringing a little Lou into your life for the first time, this is the ultimate bag and accessory collection for any lover of all things colourful, beautiful, fun and practical.

And the best part, Lou Harvey now has an online shop: louharvey.co.za, which means that you can do all of your shopping – for yourself, plus any last-minute gifts – and have it delivered directly to your door, without any additional time or energy. It’s fuss-free and fabulous


  1. Stationery

Glitter made a sparkly appearance on the 2015 runways and generally it is a style that is always well received, who doesn’t love a bit of glitter?

Typo’s latest campaign stems from the popular ‘Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle’ poster and quote. It became clear that customers wanted more pizzazz, so Typo have extended their glitter range to notebooks, bags, pencil cases, phone cases and luggage tags, just to name a few.

The new range and campaign is scattered with glitter and diamonds and features the inspirational quote ‘Leave a little sparkle wherever you go’ on many of the key items. Available in Typo stores around the country. This festive season be sure to live on the sparkly side of life – courtesy of Typo.

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