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Local Christmas shopping 2022 | South Africa

by | Nov 1, 2022 | Celebrations, Made in South Africa, Things we love | 0 comments

It’s only 54 days till “the most WONDERFUL day of the year“. Mr. Bublé is already playing as I’m writing this and I can almost taste “Ouma Myra’s” gingerbread cookies. It’s also time to place those festive orders because… Supporting local means we have to plan ahead so that we give our incredibly talented creators time to make, package, and send our Christmas goodies in time. So, just to make things a little easier for everyone we put together the perfect guide to Local Christmas shopping 2022 | South Africa Edition!

You’ll want to send this post to all of Santa’s little helpers…wink wink.

Kicking off our Local Christmas shopping 2022 South Africa guide with advent calendars.

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christmas advent calendars made in south africa
  1. Christmas Calendar and Personalised Advent Calendar Box both by Liley & Luca. Available in various colour options as well as raw wood.
  2. Wooden Advent Calendar by Ma Petite. Made from natural birchwood and finished with mirror gold acrylic lettering and a star. Gold ring included for your little ones to move from dowel to dowel as you count down the days till Christmas.
  3. Advent Town – An all-in-one kit. Fill these pretty little kraft houses with treats, toys and activities! A unique twist on the classic Advent Calendar! Available in 3 options: white, kraft and red.
  4. The Little Banner Company has 2 lovely options. Either go for a minimalist 25-day Advent Calendar OR a set of Jesse Tree Ornaments – 31 hand-cut and handstitched ornaments to celebrate the days leading up to the birth of Jesus. Each ornament is numbered and refers to an event or person in the Bible. The set also includes a printout with verses that correlate to each ornament – there are however other verses you can use too.
  5. Forest Friends Advent Calendar and Festive Advent Calendar printed on 100% natural cotton canvas by EnviroKid. (Personalisation takes up to 2 weeks.)
  6. Minimalist Personalised Advent Calendar by Anna Soo Design. Available in 3 fabric options with various tassel colours too.
  7. Advent “Give, Make + Do” Chalkboard Calendar by Kikki & Franki. Not only a countdown to Christmas. This calendar also includes little “give, make and do” clips where families can write down what needs to be done by Christmas.
  8. Feltessa created such a special Advent Calendar this year with 25 pockets, and 25 little figures to decorate the Nativity scene. Put one figure in each pocket (there’s extra space for notes, bible verses and other little treats and treasures too) and count down to Christmas, while remembering the true reason for the season.
  9. A truly South African Christmas Advent Calendar from Watercolour Heart illustrating some of South Africa’s most loved wildlife. The quality and detailed design make this calendar a sought-after family heirloom to enjoy year after year. It would also make a fantastic gift for friends and family abroad.
  10. Advent Spiral from Thornewood Treasures – Wooden spiral with 24 holes, Mary on a donkey figurine and a manger ornament with a tiny baby peg doll Jesus. Start the countdown to Christmas on 1 December. Every morning Mary moves one space closer on her way to Bethlehem. On Christmas morning, remove Mary and place Baby Jesus in the center.

*Remember to check out our FREE Printable Christmas Advent Calendar extras for scripture countdowns and more fun activities.

Now for the festive Decor!

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  1. Pom-Pom ornaments from Anna Soo Design.
  2. Personalised Initial Christmas Bauble made by Little Wildflowers.
  3. Beaded ChristmasTree ornaments from Anna Soo Design.
  4. Personalised clay Christmas tree name tag decorations with 22ct gold. Handmade by Melt Ceramics.
  5.  Modern Perspex Christmas ornament set from Kikki & Franki. Each set consists of 4 personalised ornaments and are available in gold, silver and rose gold.
  6. Pom pom wreath by Anna Soo Design.
  7. Whimsical ceramic tea light houses by Calico Ceramics.
  8. Personalise reindeer place settings (sold individually) and Festive napkin ring set also from Ma Petite.
  9. Beautiful 10-piece hand-carved Christmas decoration set consisting of 2 houses, 2 angels, 2 stars, 2 birds and 2 trees created by Liv Bespoke.
  10. Wooden nativity set by Liv Bespoke. Available in a 10-piece or 18-piece natural beech wood set. Perfect for play and display. Liv Bespoke. also makes the prettiest wooden star ornaments that can be personalised with a name and cute Father Christmas plates.
  11. Limited Edition artisanally handcrafted, heirloom Christmas ornaments by Lucky Mistletoe. You’ll need to be quick… These sell out fast!
  12. Personalised premium paper placemats to finish off your table decor available from Oh YAY Kids.
  13. Christmas Countdown Plaque and Santa Plaque made by Ma Petite.
  14. Have the entire home smelling like Christmas with a Christmas Tree candle from Luminosity Candle Co.
  15. COAL Christmas tree. It comes completely flat-packed and makes for a fun-loving & memorable experience. The wooden ‘branches’ also rotate in all directions which allows you to customise your tree in any design.
  16. Initial mugs in gold made by Melt Ceramics.
  17. “SANTA’S MILK” personalised mug from Panda Love.
  18. Durable personalised 100% bamboo Santa Board from Panda Love. We’ve used ours since Eliana’s 1st Christmas.

Christmas eve essentials…

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  1. Knitted stockings with wooden name tags from Kikki & Franki.
  2. Personalised Christmas stockings featuring traditional festive watercolour artworks from Ma Petite.
  3. Initial and name personalised stocking by Panda Love.
  4. Handmade, custom-embroidered Christmas Stockings that are chic, sophisticated and understated for the minimalist in all of us by Baskiti.
  5. The Little Banner Company has a wide selection of handmade Christmas stockings with themes that include Wild African animals, The Nutcracker as well as Religious themes.
  6. Ma Petite has a variety of Personalised Santa Christmas Bags available in Afrikaans and English. These pair perfectly with their Mistletoe Christmas Eve Boxes.
  7. Frankie and Friends make up the loveliest Christmas Eve boxes. Your wooden box, sure to last a lifetime, can be bought and filled at home OR choose between the Oliver, Josie & Lily box. Each comes with a soft toy to cuddle, a Christmas Book and Christmas Cookie Mix. (Note the 2-week lead time due to personalisation.)
  8. Personalised pom-pom Santa Sacks by Anna Soo Design.
  9. Kikki & Franki also have Christmas Eve Box that can be personalised with your child’s name or the family name. These are available in 2 designs: A letter to Santa AND Vintage Christmas plaque.

Locally made Christmas stationery…

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  1. Make your own Christmas card this year with Fynn Photo Books.
  2. Mayalief Christmas Journal to document all your Christmas memories and traditions. This journal has space to capture the magic of 20 Christmases on a 3-page layout for each year. Prompts include – “We decorated our tree… , Traditions we enjoyed… , books and movies we enjoyed… , On Christmas Eve… , On Christmas Day…” and many more.
  3. DIY Christmas Crackers Kit by Growing Paper made from 100% recycled paper. Each kit contains: Growing Paper mini cards – made from 100% recycled seeded paper that will grow into something beautiful when planted, cracker snaps, pre-cut eco twine and Christmas tree-shaped confetti also made from 100% recycled seeded paper. You’ll have enough supplies to make 6 crackers. Growing paper also sell pretty greeting cards and gift tags also made using seeded paper.
  4. Pretty watercolour Christmas gift tags for all your festive gifting needs by Moon & Brush. Printed on luxurious linen paper.
  5. DIY cardboard Christmas tree made by Little Beehive. Perfect for hours of play and decorating.
  6. Personalised Christmas storybook with your little one as the main character designed and made by Beautiful Stories. Customise this book by adding your kids’ names and choosing between a selection of illustrations. This book is sure to be a forever treasure.
  7. Feature your little one(s) as the hero of the story in Characterful’s…. saves Christmas.” Brave an adventure to save Christmas from the Grumpy Grouch, meeting Santa’s elves and puzzle-solving along the way. Available with one child or two children as the stars!
  8. Karel die Koddige Kersboom is a “different” kind of Christmas tale filled with lots of heart from the talented Mel die Storieverteller. Slegs beskikbaar in Afrikaans. ‘n Lekker voorlees storie vir die kleinspan of eerste leesboek vir 7-9 jariges.

A Festive treat for your Sweet!

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  1. If baking isn’t your thing… Keep an eye on the Artful Biscuit Co. social media pages. Gen will be doing spot sales throughout the month of November, just need to be quick to order.
  2. Quality hot chocolate is a Christmas must in our home and only NOMU Decadent Hot Chocolate made with organic dark chocolate pieces will do.
  3. Celebrate in style with BABYLONSTOREN and their delicious Festive Selection of hampers, treats, drinks and even decor.
  4. The MaMére Festive Collection includes nougat, gourmet popcorn, gift boxes, “reindeer food” and more are all delicious and pretty to display.
  5. What would Christmas be without some baking BUT we can’t all be Mary Berry… You won’t find a better or tastier, FLOP PROOF festive baking kit than from Annie’s Baking Club. Loads of options are available from cupcakes to cookies, brownies to muffins, cakes and more. Don’t forget the Gingerbread house! We have made a few and the Annie’s Baking Club kit has been our number 1 pick.

More Festive favourites…

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  1. Celebrate baby’s FIRST Christmas with a “First Christmas Eve Box” from Little Wildflowers. Each box includes: A personalised Christmas Eve Box and Onesie with a matching Christmas Hat. 1x Personalised Ornament. A Christmas Dummy Clip and teether. They also sell “Christmas Eve Boxes” filled with: A personalised tee, 1x Kit Kat Santa, Hot Chocolate, Microwave Popcorn, a “Nice List” Certificate, Personalised Christmas Bauble, magic reindeer food, a sheet of Elf footprints and 1 Christmas Cracker. Alternatively, you can fill your own Personalised Christmas buckets too.
  2. Complete your festive look with some Christmas-themed polymer clay jewellery and accessories. Handmade by Turkey Dimple.
  3. Do you know Winston? Or maybe you have another beloved Christmas character… Let Selfie Feltie needle felt a character for your family to enjoy. These are great Christmas Eve box gifts or decorative figurines.
  4. Use these beautiful personalised leather tags from Tags by Elysian as reusable gift tags.
  5. Feltessa has the toddlers sorted with their beautiful Nativity Silent Night Busy Book and Toddler Safe Christmas Trees, perfect for little hands.
  6. More meaningful creations from Thornewood Treasures. This wooden nativity set works great for play and display. The Mini Peg Doll Version is a sweet stocking filler or addition to the Advent Calendar surprises.
  7. Squiggle has all your Christmas crafting covered this year with a selection of fun activities sure to keep little fingers busy. You’ll find giant colouring posters, themed playdough and paint sets, DIY placemats and more in their 2022 Christmas collection.
  8. Another very sweet Nativity set is from Harper + Sloane. This set features 8 handcrafted wooden stamps for your little one to use and enjoy as they bring the story of Jesus’s birth to life.
  9. Pretty “Christmas Boxes” by The Arty Party. Everything needed to add a special touch to your Christmas movie nights, letters to Santa, festive games and more. Build your own kit or choose between the various boxes available.
  10. Reusable wooden gift tags from Liv Bespoke for everyone following the “Something rules of gifting”. CLICK HERE just in case you’re a little unfamiliar with the “rules of gifting”.
  11. Add a touch of festive flair to every snack time this season with wooden Christmas kiddies plates from Woodworkn.
  12. Christmas Shadow Play with Where’s Octi? and Friends to make those load-shedding evenings a bit more exciting!

Don’t forget the cute Christmas outfits.

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  1. “MY FIRST CHRISTMAS 2021” babygrow from Panda Love. Available in long and short sleeves in sizes newborn up to 18 months. Print can be done in glitter red, gold and silver.
  2. “JOY, MY FIRST CHRISTMAS” Ringer baby vest by Lucky Little. Sizes start at 0-3months and go up to 2 years.
  3. My First Christmas Onesie OR Tee available from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  4. My First Christmas set with matching slouchy Elf beanie by Little August.
  5. Visit Carina Jayne Boutique for the BIGGEST selection of onesies in just about any design you can imagine.
  6. Family Tees by Lucky Little. (MANY more designs available in sizes for the entire family – you’ll have a hard time choosing…)
  7. Family Christmas Pjs from Carina Jayne Boutique. More colour and design options available.
  8. Summery family sets available from Pikkie Kids.
  9. Personalised Rudolph ringer tees from Lucky Little. These would make a super cute sibling set. More options from Lucky Little include Festive Rompers as well as Summer Pj sets. Size options on the different designs vary BUT you’re sure to find something for every member of the family, thanks to Lucky Little’s HUGE Christmas selection.
  10. Various Festive sets, adorable rompers and who can resist those Reindeer Homeboy shorts by Little August.
  11. Christmas rompers from Rain Berry Baby. Choose between either the “Reindeer” or “Merry” design. In sizes 0-3 months up to 18 months old.
  12. Tiny Tots Shop went all out this year with loads of cute designs for boys and girls. From frilly rompers to skateboarding dinos, wrap dresses and adorable 2piece sets.
  13. For something more traditional have a look at the Matching Me Summer Christmas Collection. Mother-daughter TULLE CHRISTMAS DRESS and well as tulle skirt onesies. Or matching Father-Son button-up shirts and shorts. All items are made from 100% linen with a few patterns available to choose from.
  14. The prettiest linen Christmas dresses and rompers for boys and girls from Olly & Molly. Choose between deep red, emerald green or stripes. Perfect for little ones ages 3 months to 4 years old. (Pre-orders are closed but may open again soon.)
  15. Dandy Lion Baby & Kids designed the prettiest Cherry inspired Christmas sets and Peter Pan dresses. Now if these don’t scream “Summer Christmas” I don’t know what does… The only downside is, I can only order one for our littlest lady seeing as sizes stop at 6-7years.
  16. Something for the little “princesses”… A Christmas Flower Tulle Dress from Princess Gabi. Our girls all have an eye on this one.
  17. For Christmas Couture, look no further than House of Swan Apparel. This red Poplin dress is a SHOW STOPPER! Best of all… Sizing goes up to 15 years! YAY – something beautiful for our older girls too.

Now, this post should have our Local Christmas shopping covered!

However, please be sure to let us know (in a comment below) if we forgot to mention your favourite local brand.

Happy local Christmas shopping friends!

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Want to support more local businesses this festive season? CLICK HERE for more proudly South African brands we love. Also, be sure to check out our various Kids‘ Gift Guides HERE.

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