It’s that wonderful time of the year tra la la…when the panic sets in and you swear you’re not going to get freaked out like you did last year and all overly panicked about having 20 people for Christmas lunch but hey – it’s going to happen anyway! If you want one less thing to stress about – take a look at my selection of Hello Pretty lovelies – you might find something you like to buy someone you love.
I couldn’t resist posting these adorable pumps on this post since i know many people who would a bit of pink sparkle in their lives. Whether they’re for a small person (i’ve given two pairs of sequinned pink shoes to very happy recipients in recent years) or a big person who loves bling, i think they’re a festive and fun buy. They’re from Teplov Shoes – the people responsible for all the ballet shoes in the Cape – so you’re guarenteed of a quality product. These cost R495 and you can buy them here.
I love that brooches are back! I’ve always had a thing for brooches and i have loads! This handpainted, wooden geo number is by Be Kind Anyway and is an on-trend buy that’s not too fashion slavey. I like it a lot. It costs R85 – and also comes in yellow. Buy it here.
For the pregnant fairy who can’t have Champagne at Christmas – here’s a sweet spoil – it’s a box of memory cards for her to fill out in her baby’s first year – it’s really gorgeous and such a wonderful keepsake. Friends of pregnant fairies – if her baby shower is in January, buy this now! Buy it for R360 from So Toot.
I love Handmade by Me products at the best of times and this absolutely beaut tea towel is even more reason to love the brand. Such a lovely gift for a keen cook, someone who loves their home and well, someone with a taste for Scandi-influenced design. it costs R260 – i’d frame one in a heartbeat – to me it feels like a work of art. Buy it here (also available in other colours).
Natasha Wood is a GREAT bet for gifts – from her wooden wedding rings which i absolutely love (i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again – sometimes i wish The Captain would lose his wedding ring again so i could buy him a wooden Natasha Wood one). These 3D heart pendants are great – and they look so nice on. A really thoughtful and love-ly gift. It costs R580, and you can buy it here.
Hello Pretty has some great South African-made ceramics and this citrus juicer is a case in point. I think it’s an amazing piece – firstly, you won’t believe how hard it is to find nice citrus juicers (i’ve been looking for months) and secondly, not only is this piece totally practical, with its greeny blue hues, it’s really pretty too. It would work really nicely as a ring dish too.It costs R120 and is from Patat Design.
I love this teaspoon idea as a gift. For someone who loves their tea – this is such a whimsical, fun buy. The Captain has a specific teaspoon he uses every morning when he makes tea for Charley Bird and himself – i’d love to get a partner for it – i absolutely love this! It costs R150 and is from Wanna Spoon.
These sweet watercolour prints cost R100 each and are by local talent Susan Brand – i like them a lot! Sweet for a tween for decorating her room. Buy them here
So there you have it lovelies – hope you found one or two things that piqued your interest and remember there are thousands more things to buy on Hello Pretty.