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Small Christmas gift ideas for everyone

So, the petrol price is going up again and I’m sure that Eskom is waiting for my bonus to be paid into my bank account and then I still have to buy food for the entire holiday season which will probably only last me till two days after Christmas. Did I mention that we’re less than 2 months away from Christmas? Where are we supposed to get the cash to buy Christmas gifts from? I’m broke just by the thought of all the cash I’m going to need to get though my vacation.

Let’s be honest guys, we all want to gift our family and friends with special gifts on Christmas but the way our finances is set up, it seems impossible. I guess it’s okay to splurge when it comes to our kids and partners but for family and friends, smaller gifts that won’t necessarily break the bank can be just as special. It’s the thought that counts, right? This list of ideas would be great if you shop way ahead of Christmas like I’ve mentioned in my previous post.

Let’s get into that list. Shall we?

This list is basically a few items you can either give on its own or grouped together. Some of the items can be gifted to any age group. You can use your own discretion when it comes to which items is appropriate to which age.

Gifts ideas for any age


One can never gift too much books. Little ones can enjoy them for many years. Check out places like Pan McMillan, Bargain Books, CNA, etc.

You can also check out places like CUM Books where you will find great christian reads.

Sun hats and glasses

This is a great combination. Mr Price is a good place to look at.

Small Toys

  • Bath toys for the littles
  • Rubix Cube
  • Plush dolls
  • Small cars


Check out The Crazy Store for the cutest stationary items

  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Colouring books
  • Puzzles
  • Play Doh
  • Journals/Devotionals/Cute notebooks – CUM Books is the place to be!

Gift ideas for the ladies

  • Lipgloss
  • Hand creams – Clicks usually have 3 for 2 specials. I love the Oh So Heavenly ones
  • Nail polish – basically stocked everywhere!
  • Mini manicure set – Pepstores sells these cute ones
  • bath salts/bombs – Lush & The Body Shop even Clicks
  • hair accessories

Useful gifts (male & female)

  • Flip flops
  • Travel mug
  • Water bottle
  • headphones ( those gets lost or breaks so quickly)
  • Toiletry bag
  • key/bag chains

Most of the items I’ve listed is available from Clicks and stores like Pepstores, Mr Price and The Crazy Store will also stock some of it. You can also never go wrong with the Oh So Heavenly gift sets exclusively stocked at Clicks. There is something for everyone. From foot care, hair care, hand and nail care to fresh scents and bath essentials. Also, most of their gift sets is featured in the 3 for 2 promotion.

I hope this list helps. Let me know what are some of the things you usually buy as Christmas gifts for friends and family members? Let me hear your thoughts.

Till later

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