So, ready or not, Christmas is around the corner!
And if you want to help your budget and absorb the inevitable expenses sooner rather than later, now might be the time to check out Meekel's suggestions on gifts under R250.
The list is put together by Meekel creators Kerry and Bobby Hugill, and is full of unique options for festive gifting. Incidentally, Meekel is an online store that showcases furniture, homeware, artwork, clothing, accessories and lifestyle products. Brands range form the well-established to the future stars, and often explore the very best in South African design.
But, without further ado, Meekel's top ten gift suggestions under R250:
1. Heart Money Purse (R112) – Jesse Breytenbach
Hand-printed coin purse with coordinating zip. Outer fabric is a thick cotton-linen blend while the inside fabric is unbleached cotton. Each purse is printed using carved linoleum blocks and water-based silkscreen ink.
2. Bath Oil (R150) – Arrow & Hart
Wonderful and indulgent bath oils perfect for pampering.
3. Just Pure Salt Body Scrub (R240) – Just Pure
Sea salt body exfoliator enriched with oils to polish the skin removing surface impurities, dead skin cells and toxins, leaving the skin nourished, refreshed and energised with Just Pure’s blend of Lavender, Lemongrass & Lime Essential Oils.
4. Loogaroo the Lion (R200) – Mie Arts & Crafts
Loogaroo the Lion is part of the BOO!beloobie range of animals. The range is named after the artist's two-year-old son, one of his many whacky nicknames! Made from a combination of suede, felt and buttons in cream, yellow, chocolate brown and orange with white accents.
5. Recipe Cards (R185) - Essie Letterpress
These beautiful recipe cards come in a box of 20 and are printed on thick, ivory paper. The set is wrapped with a red and white bakers twine and placed in a box.
6. Blue Pig Dividers (R100) - Nest
Perfect for sorting your favourite books, CDs or DVDs, this vibrant pig divider is laser cut from mild steel and powder coated in blue.
7. Duck Book Ends (R230) - Nest
This quirky set of two yellow duck bookends is laser cut from mild steel and powder coated in vibrant yellow.
8. Charcoal Pincushion Flower Napkins (R135) – Skinny LaMinx
These linen napkins come in a set of two. They are screen-printed with the Pincushion design, which started out as a paper cut of a pincushion protea - a flower endemic to the Cape Peninsula.
9. Acacia Twig Sugar and Spice Spoons (R170 for a set of 2) - Aboda
Forms, textures and shapes of Africa are subtly captured and intricately reflected in these individual, handcrafted spoons. Ideal as salt, pepper or spice spoons, these works of art are modelled on Acacia twigs, and are available in silver, brass, bronze and copper.
I could've personally found a gift-home for each one of these items - in my own home! Have fun and happy Christmas shopping!
For further information or to shop online, visit http://www.meekel.co.za/