There’s no excuse not to buy local when shopping for the perfect gift this December. In a bid to support our world-class South African designers, makers, and entrepreneurs, we’re bringing you Wishlist, an annual festive season series/gift guide. We’re asking creatives what homegrown covetables are on their wishlists right now.
This is what she wants, and why she wants it:
“My motto for this Christmas (as a struggling artist) is gifts that keep on giving.”
1. A membership to The Creamery‘s Ice Cream Club.
Every month The Creamery makes three limited edition flavours for club members. Limited edition flavours are either: very labour intensive to make, special ingredients we only have in small amounts, or sneak previews of soon-to-launch flavours. Bottom line: they’re not available yet to the general public. You get 9 pints in total for R495 (3 month membership). Plus with the hot weather we’ve been having you might as well cool down with something delicious made locally!
2. The Nirvana backpack from Rowdy Rucksacks
My housemate has one and I’ve been living in jealousy for too long. I’m a complete bag-lady. I like to have a pair of flats, some extra makeup, random books and sometimes a peach or three in my bag. Plus everything goes with tan leather. R1 350
3. Another bikini from locally made swimwear range, LoveWaterlove.
It’s pricey but I swear I feel like the hottest girl on the beach whenever I step out onto the sand. All a girl needs is a well fitting, well made bikini made from amazing fabric. The skirted sling bottoms and frill boobtube tops are my favourite.
4. The Mini B Lamp by The Artisan on Superbalist.
I spend late nights painting and having proper lighting is very important. You could have your crappy little 100watt desklamp, or get lit stylishly. R799 on www.superbalist.com
5. Decorative Bookends by Michael Chandler at Chandler House (53 Church street, Cape Town).
I’m cursed with a love for books and plenty of them. Michael’s Decorative Bookends are in the form of the bisected and stylized Rococo gable, each half with a fan-shaped crest above a moulded and shaped edge, raised on a stepped and moulded plinth base, with embossed maker’s mark, wear consistent with age.
6. A painting by Black Koki
Keeping all your necessities in a safe place. R879
8. A cat ashtray from Feral Goods.
9. This Here’s The Future Primitives by The Future Primitives in LP form…
…because seriously, a psychedelic garage rock three-piece band from Cape Town is pretty worthy of support!
10. Any party dress from Coppelia at Mungo and Jemima (108 Long Street).
It’s the silly (and wedding) season. I own approximately 98 dresses and one more wouldn’t hurt.