Christmas gift guides and shipping dates

If any of you are like me, and always end up leaving your Christmas shopping to the last minute, and you hate going to the shops this time of year, we have some lovely gift guides to share with you where you can order online and have your gifts delivered straight to your door. We are truly delighted to have had some of our favourite products featured in these guides, we hope they bring you that Christmas gift inspiration you may be looking for.

We are also delighted to let you know that our new pillowcases have arrived just in time for Christmas. In the photo below we mixed our Prickly Pears pillowcases with our Green Sprigs cushion, don’t they look so lush together?

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The new pillowcase designs are Prickly Pears, African Aloes, Striking Strelitzias and Pink Flamingo – all available to order via email until they are available online.

Even though there are less than 3 weeks to go until Christmas, there is still plenty of time left to order your gifts online. For any orders from the Handmade By Me online shop, we recommend you order no later then the below dates to avoid chaos and/or disappointment.

International: Sunday 13 December
SA via Post: Tuesday 15 December
SA via courier: Tuesday 22 December

Click on the links below for more details on the products featured in the gift guides.

Visi magazine put together a great gift guide for her and included our Prickly Pears phone cover

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Vamp have done a series of daily gift guides. We’re so happy to have our Imari and Delft placemats included. Vamp also has a fantastic selection of our Christmas Jumper Christmas stockings, tea towels and table runners in stock if you’re looking for some Scandi-inspired Christmas decor for your home.

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Livingspace magazine put together a decor inspiration list which turned into a gift guide for the homemaker in their December issue. They chose to feature our Christmas Jumper Christmas Stocking in red.

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9 lives blog put together this fantastic selection of gifts for that foodie friend of yours and included our Imari placemats.

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For Christmas, every Wednesday, Vicki Sleet from I Want That chooses her favourite finds on Hello Pretty. She thought our Christmas Jumper Christmas tea towel in minty green would make “such a lovely gift for a keen cook, someone who loves their home and well, someone with a taste for Scandi-influenced design” and our Christmas Jumper Christmas Tea Towel in redis sure to make you feel jolly and is Bridget Jones / Mark Darcy approved“. We love that – Thanks Vicki!

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Kim Gray thinks our phone covers make great gifts and we think she knows what she is talking about : ) Also available to order through TAKEALOT if you are looking for ways to use up those eBucks and/or earn Discovery miles.

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Kimmy and Bear featured our new Pink Flamingo nappy cover in her list of gifts for baby girls who’s giggle is music to your ears and who’s hand dimples melt your heart. Ah isn’t that sweet!

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And last but not least, our Prickly Pears tea towel made it onto Cactus Love‘s list of 35 gift ideas for your cactus lover…for those with Prickly Pear cactus love that is…

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Happy Christmas Shopping!

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Hello Pretty market and official launch…and you’re all invited : )

And finally the day is almost here when one of my favourite online stockists Hello Pretty officially launches their shop to the public with a lovely designer market consisting of all the lovely products they stock. Now you can see everything you’ve been drooling over the past few months for real! And meet the people who make them! I myself already have a few items I have been eyeing out for a while now and can’t wait to see what the day has to offer. Its on at the lovely Woodstock Foundry and apparently there’s free candyfloss!!  What more could a girl on a public holiday ask for : )

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And a few of us lucky Hello Pretty designers found some of our products featured in Fair Lady‘s Fabulous Gift Guide. Here’s my Pink Flamingo! cushion cover…available from…..Hello Pretty : )

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My Pink Flamingo! Cushion Cover up close…

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Some more exciting news from a slightly more wintery cape town today…handmade by me is now stocked by a beautiful online store called Hello Pretty. They are a marketplace for South African independent creatives and only stock high-end designs. They are so new in fact, that they are aiming on entering public beta mid-August, and will be having an official launch in November. They are also still actively recruiting and adding new sellers to the site, so the number of stores is growing every week. So far I am very impressed with the selection and have even spotted a few items I have my eye on for our new house : )

Check it out for yourself here

And while being in spirit of all things made in South Africa I thought I might post a little snap I took the other afternoon after hearing that Ireland has had yet another record breaking month of rain! Here’s a big giant incentive to come visit you guys : )