This year has been a challenge for many people in South Africa. But there is a silver lining. Several people have used the difficult economic situation to pursue a passion for creating beautiful items.
We sell some of these stunning, locally-made items on our website, giving these creatives an opportunity to make money from their passion. Each of these items is made with the intention to be beautiful, nurture the space and bring a smile to your face. They also happen to make the perfect stocking filler as a small gesture of love this festive season.
Here are a few ideas to give someone a small but meaningful gift this festive season.
There’s little as gratifying as watching the foam of freshly-scented soap cover your hands, leaving them clean. We stock a range of handmade artisanal soaps that are made from natural ingredients.
Lighting a candle is a great way to kick back, relax and enjoy some pamper time. We all deserve a bit of a break after the difficult year, and our range of scented, soy candles are perfect for setting the scene.
A bold, handmade pouch is the perfect accessory to keep special items such as jewellery, makeup, hair items and stationery. These useful gifts will hold your objects in a beautiful way. Each of the patterned accessories is handmade with love and care.
The gorgeous, handmade raku holders and vases on our website are made by a local ceramicist. They are the perfect gift to give a loved one this festive season, allowing them to hold a range of items such as a rose and flower buds, jewellery and other special items to beautify a space.
It’s been a strange year, meaning that the unsuspecting gift of a handmade mask and fun, scented sanitizer is a great stocking filler gift. Not only are you giving someone something that they really need, but you are also making sure that they stay safe this festive season.
These five gift ideas are just the tip of the iceberg. We have several other lovely items that have been created by local makers available for sale. From unique rope bowls and hand-stitched Forever bears, to lip balms and smudge sticks.
Make both your loved ones and local makers happy this Christmas and shop with Mzansi Beautiful.
To celebrate the many talented makers in South Africa, we’re running an incredible giveaway, put together by a collaboration of local partner businesses. This competition ends on Sunday, 28 February 2021 - so make sure you read the instructions below to enter to win!