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Our 2019 Local Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season for merry cheer, some fun in the sun and lots of laughter & relaxation.

When it comes to a season of gift-giving there are two ways to approach sustainability; one is to simply buy less and the second is to buy better. We have put together a simple guide to help you shop our favourite finds by brands in Africa, sold both on and off the AFRENAI Shop.

Our aim was to bring together a collection of products that would add lasting value to the life of the one being gifted, in nourishing the skin, adding a unique touch to ones look or making life easier in a clean and sustainable manner.

Our gift guide is filled with gift ideas to suit different sized pockets, with items from under R50 and up and have a nice mix that we’re happy to be gifting as well as to be adding to our own wish lists; so don't hesitate to add in one or two items for yourself too in the name of #selflove.



1. Rose Gold Alice Watch with Natural Leather Strap by Freedom of Movement

2. Anti-hangover Shooter by Lohocla is an all-natural concentrate that works with your body to alleviate the symptoms of a hangover. Perfect for those ever-flowing summer cocktails that stretch into the night!

2. Blue Leafy Scarf by Array the Label

3. Renew Face Balm by Hemp at Heart is a soothing balm perfect for revitalizing that dry and sensitive summer skin.

4. The Crowd-Pleaser Shampoo Bar by Be Bare is one of few new shampoo and conditioner bars in our new plastic-free range. TO SHOP 3 BARS FOR LESS & USE CODE TAKE3BEBARE AT CHECKOUT NOW!

5. Destined for Greatness Gratitude Journal by AFRENAI is a heart warming gift for yourself or someone close to you, that will help in cultivating the habit of being more grateful for what one already has, while pursuing their dreams and all that you want.

6. Let It Flow Earrings by Lorne Jewellery



1. The Ultimate Luggage Tags by Journey Leather

2. Meet Your Matte Sunscreen by CF Suncare is the perfect last step in your skincare routine this summer, with its lightweight, non-greasy finish; that's also great for sensitive skin.

3. Stainless Steel Straws by Cultivate Conscious Living

4. Tau Bow Sliders in Pink Gold by Matsidiso

5. Gold Coast Earrings by CarryAnn 

6. Fresh Beige II Turkish Towel by Summah is lightweight and versatile, softening more with every wash; and the luxurious weaves are more absorbent and make a great companion at bath time or on a day out to the beach.

7. Matte Gold Carry-On Suitcase and Sunglasses by Escape Society


We love sharing the well-made products from our local brands and that's often not limited to those that are stocked in our online shop. We hope you will give a gift that is thoughtfully made and support brands made close to home.