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Love Local | online Christmas shopping South Africa

by | Oct 30, 2021 | Celebrations, Made in South Africa, Things we love | 8 comments

It’s our 1st post of the season! And yes, it may seem a little early (for some) BUT supporting local means placing those orders sooner, rather than later. “Handmade” doesn’t mean “always available” and most local creators are actually closing orders soon. So here we are, sharing the best online Christmas shopping South Africa has to offer this year!

Every product, lovingly handmade in SA by fellow South Africans because when spending our hard-earned money, we may as well make sure we’re giving back to our own country and its people.

cute Christmas Outfits for the family

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  1. “MY FIRST CHRISTMAS 2021” babygrow from Panda Love. Available in long and short sleeve 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 designed by Wooden It be Nice available from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  4. My 1st Christmas onesie and bloomer from Pikkie Kids.
  5. My First Christmas set with matching slouchy Elf beanie by Little August.
  6. Matching “My First Christmas” cotton set by The Tiny Tots Shop. Personalised Afrikaans, “… se eerste Kersfees” option also available.
  7. “Jesus is the reason for the Season” 1st Christmas onesie with shorts from Carina Jayne Boutique.
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  1. Family Tees by Lucky Little. (MANY more designs available in sizes for the entire family – you’ll have a hard time choosing…)
  2. Family Christmas Pjs from Carina Jayne Boutique. More colour and design option available.
  3. Various Christmas Tee designs for ladies by She Shirt & Co. (Order close 31 October 2021.)
  4. Christmas Tree pjs by Lielieboo. This design is available in sizes 0-3 months up to 14 years with matching options for mom and dad too.
  5. Festive Family set from Noo Noo’s Nook. 2 more design available HERE.

More festive fashion!

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  1. Various Festive sets by Little August in the sweetest designs.
  2. Cotton Christmas set from The Tiny Tots Shop. Loads more design options and festive slogans in sizes 0-3 months up to 5 years.
  3. More cute matching sets also from The Tiny Tots Shop – The “Christmas Dinos” and “Nutcrackers” are our favourite but there are many more designs available. Sizes 0-3 months up to 5 years.
  4. Minimalist onesies and T-shirts available in baby, toddler, kids and even adult size from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  5. Limited edition Christmas rompers from Rain Berry Baby. Choose between either the “Reindeer” or “Merry” design. In sizes 0-3 months up to 18 months old.
  6. Christmas Llama onesie from Pikkie Kids in sizes up to 12-18 months.
  7. 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 option 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.
  8. Classic Christmas sleepwear from Olive Button Co. Beautiful sleep dresses in “candy red and white”, snuggly summer pjs in the same or “forest green” and our choice (order already placed) – The 100% cotton Christmas Grid Button down set. Available up to age 9-10years.

Now for something a little fancier…

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  1. For something more traditional have at look at the Matching Me Summer Christmas Collection. Mother-daughter cross over dresses and well as tulle skirt onesies. Or matching Father-Son button up shirts and shorts. All items made using 100% linen with a few patterns available to choose from.
  2. 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.
  3. Something for the little “princesses”… A Christmas Flower Tulle Dress from Princess Gabi. Our girls all have an eye on this one.
  4. Pretty rompers for little girls and little boys from The Tiny Tots Shop. Find 2 more designs in their online store. Available sizes include 0-3 months up unto 5 years.
  5. Keep an eye out on the Lullaby Rock website… They will be launching their Festive Collection within the next few days and it’s sure to add a bit of Rock n Roll to your Christmas.
  6. We ordered one of these adorable Rudolf the Rompers the moment we saw them and it’s even cuter in real life! Can’t wait for Ava to wear it soon. Another Little August design for kids up to age 5.

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  1. 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.
  2. Jesse Tree Ornaments from The Little Banner Company – 31 handcut 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.
  3. Fillable wooden Christmas calendar tree from DreamHeartsSA – Made from untreated birch plywood with 24 cookie shaped holes with enough space for sweets, cookies, toys or trinkets. The 600 mm tall tree also comes in a beautiful storage box, engraved with ‘Christmas Tree Calendar.’
  4. 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.
  5. Christmas Calendar and Personalised Advent Calendar Box both by Liley & Luca. Available in various colour options as well as raw wood.
  6. Personalised Felt Christmas Advent Calendar from The Little Banner Company.
  7. Forest Friends Advent Calendar and Festive Advent Calendar printed on 100% natural cotton canvas by EnviroKid. (Personalisation takes up to 2 weeks.)
  8. Christmas themed countdown board by Wooden It be Nice available from Full of Beans 4 Babies. A wooden crafted, engraved and printed board perfect for your festively decorated nook. Your little ones can replace the numbers everyday as they count down to Christmas opening each bag to reveal a tiny surprise.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Minimalist Personalised Advent Calendar by Anna Soo Design. Available in 3 fabric options with various tassle colours too.

The prettiest Christmas decor

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  1. Pom-Pom ornaments from Anna Soo Design.
  2. Covid gingerbread man – just to add a smile. Handcrafted by The Little Banner Company.
  3. Personalised Initial Christmas Bauble made by Little Wildflowers.
  4. Personalised clay Christmas tree name tag decorations with 22ct gold. Handmade by Melt Ceramics.
  5. Beaded ChristmasTree ornaments from Anna Soo Design.
  6. 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.
  7.  Modern Perspex Christmas ornament set from Kikki & Franki. Each set consists of 4 personalised ornaments and are available in gold, silver and rose gold.
  8. Boho macrame Christmas ornaments handmade to order with 100% unbleached cotton. Available alone or as a set of 2 from Rainberry Baby.
  9. Calico Ceramic baubles for the most special family heirloom. Personalised with your own names, colours or typography tomake them your own to love forever.
  10. Xmas Dangles by Calico Ceramics. Available in two designs, Botanical and Words, and in either white or light terracotta. Both designs come in a set of 4 – The “Botanical ranges” features 4 different plant imprints and the “Words” range features the words ‘MERRY’, ‘LOVE’, ‘JOY’ and ‘PEACE’.
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  1. Personalised premium paper placemats to finish off your table decor available from Oh YAY Kids.
  2. Pom pom wreath by Anna Soo Design.
  3. Durable personalised 100% bamboo Santa Board from Panda Love.
  4. COAL Christmas tree. It comes completely flat pack 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.
  5. Whimsical ceramic tea light houses by Calico Ceramics.
  6. Christmas Countdown Plaque and Santa Plaque made by Ma Petite.
  7. Personalise reindeer place settings (sold individually) and Festive napkin ring set also from Ma Petite.
  8. Initial mugs in gold made by Melt Ceramics.
  9. “SANTA’S MILK” personalised mug from Panda Love.
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  1. Knitted stockings with wooden name tags from Kikki & Franki.
  2. Minimalist stocking available from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  3. Religious themes customised Christmas stockings handmade by The Little Banner Company.
  4. Handmade, custom-embroidered Christmas Stockings that are chic, sophisticated and understated for the minimalist in all of us by Baskiti.
  5. Wild African animals festive stockings by The Little Banner Company.
  6. Initial and name personalised stocking by Panda Love.
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  1. Wooden nativity set by Liv Bespoke. Available in a 10 piece or 18 piece natural beech wood set. Perfect for play and display.
  2. A variety of Personalised Santa Christmas Bag available in Afrikaans and English by Ma Petite.
  3. Christmas Eve Box personalised with your child’s name or the family name available in 2 designs: A letter to Santa AND Vintage Christmas plaque.
  4. Personalised pom-pom Santa Sacks by Anna Soo Design.
  5. Various minimalist Santa Sacks from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  6. DIY cardboard Christmas tree made by Little Beehive. Perfect for hours of play and decorating.

Festive treats, stationary and more

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  1. Personalised Christmas Stationery Set by Wooden It be Nice available from Full of Beans 4 Babies.
  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. Personalised Christmas story book with your little one as the main character designed and made by Beautiful Stories. Customise this book by adding your kids name and choosing between a selection of illustrations. This book is sure to be a forever treasure.
  6. Christmas gift tags with natural twine by Sunny & Bear printed on luxe texture paper with ample space on the back to write a special note.
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  1. What would Christmas be without some baking BUT we can’t all be Mary Berry… You won’t find better or tastier, FLOP PROOF festive baking kit than from Annie’s Baking Club. Loads of options available from cupcakes to cookies, brownies to muffins, cakes and more.
  2. Don’t forget the Gingerbread house! We have made a few and the Annie’s Baking Club kit has been our number 1 pick.
  3. The MaMére Festive Collection includes nougat, gourmet popcorn, gift boxes, “reindeer food” and more are all delicious and pretty to display.
  4. Quality hot chocolate is a Christmas must in our home and only NOMU Decadent Hot Chocolate made with organic dark chocolate pieces will do.
  5. 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 just need to be quick to order.
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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 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 a1 Christmas Cracker.
  2. Use these beautiful personalised leather tags from Tags by Elysian as reusable gift tags.
  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. Complete your festive look with some Christmas themed polymer clay jewellery and accessories. Handmade by Turkey Dimple. Orders aren’t open yet BUT the teasers are already getting mama EXCITED to order. These are available in English and Afrikaans.
  5. Personalised Christmas buckets to fill as you please from Little Wildflowers.
  6. Feltessa has the toddlers sorted with their beautiful Nativity Silent Night Busy Book and Toddler Safe Christmas Trees, perfect for little hands.
  7. 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. Orders close Friday, the 5th of November 2021.

AnD That’s our picks for the best online Christmas shopping South Africa

Now don’t be a Grinch… Spread the Christmas cheer by sharing this post with EVERYONE you know and 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 business 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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8 Comments

  1. Michelle

    Dankie ML love die lysie. So volledig en lekker LOCAL ♡♡♡♡ Lovit!!!

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    • Mari-Louise

      Dis die grootste plesier vriendin! Dankie vir jou pragtige produkte wat jy altyd uitdink. Maak dit maklik om plaaslik te ondersteun.

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    • Mari-Louise

      Thank you so much for letting us know Tris. We love have our own Elf visiting soon. Will go have a look for sure!

      Reply
  2. Lauren

    This is such a lovely collection that you have put together! Such great effort and so helpful!
    Thanks so much

    Reply
    • Mari-Louise

      My pleasure Lauren. Hopefully post like this helps with the “small” stuff. Now you can just focus on making special memories with the fam. x

      Reply
  3. Zelle

    Take a look at @foxi_original on Instagram! She has the cutest Christmas collection! And she is also busy with Christmas dresses in red and cream😍

    Reply

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