A Gift List of Fabulous Festive Spoils
Christmas is around the corner and if you haven’t started shopping yet, what are you waiting for? If the thought of reams of sweaty people and crowded malls makes your skin stand on end, fear not! The Crush team has come to the rescue. We’ve collaboratively come up with a nifty bunch of Christmas gift ideas to help you out. Yes, we love food but our interests stretch way beyond that. We’ve got gifts for guys, gals, crafters, cooks and more. Take your pick.
Christmas Gift Ideas for One and All
This large candle combines an ancient scent from the orient with one of SA’s best-loved local ingredients, diffusing an evocative and calming aroma. Oudh, the resin from an agarwood tree, is highly valued for its sweet, woody fragrance, which complements the earthy notes of rooibos. Made in South Africa from high-quality waxes.
Lionheart Workshop Gift Voucher
Gift the cakelet in your life with the ultimate skills boosting experience – a workshop hosted by the gorgeous gals at Sweet Lionheart Pâtisserie. You can purchase a voucher for the full amount or contribute towards a future workshop. You’re not only gifting them a fun day out of learning but they’ll also walk away with skills they’ll have for a lifetime. Plus, you’re guaranteed that there’ll be plenty of beautiful cakes in your future, it really is the gift that keeps on giving.
R500 – R2500
Pineapple Drinks Dispenser
Add some fun and quirk to your poolside party this fab pineapple drinks dispenser. Fill up with whatever your heart desires, throw in some ice cubes and let the fun begin. A great gift for someone who loves to entertain with a sense of fun.
KitchenAid 1.5 L Pro Line® Series Electric Kettle
This gorgeous KitchenAid Kettle is a real spoil. For the tea or coffee aficionado, this kettle has settings that allow it to boil to just the right temperature for whatever it is that you are brewing, taking your hot beverage drinking to new levels. Comes in plenty of fun colours to suit your giftee’s kitchen and personality.
Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi, Tara Wigley and Esme Howarth
This book is the latest in the collection from famed chef, Yotam Ottolenghi. The idea is just as the name says, to cut through the fuss and make dishes that are flavourful but also manageable. Ever the stylish addition to a recipe bookshelf, this gift will be appreciated and adored by any foodie worth their salt. WIN A COPY
Douglas and Co. Mcsorley’s Wonderful Saloon Trolley
Drinks trollies have made a comeback and with so many beautifully labelled craft spirits available, it’s no wonder we want to show them off rather than sticking away in a cupboard. We adore this whimsical take on a classic drinks trolley made by local brand Douglas and Co. A really special gift idea for the person who has everything. Check out these festive fine spirits perfect for your new drinks trolley.
There are an absolute plethora of amazing craft gins on the market but we’re suckers for this one’s stylish look and glitzy label. Almost all the botanicals are grown onsite at Autograph Gin’s home at 13 Distillery Road in Bosman’s Crossing, Stellenbosch. Perfect to gift with the gorgeous drinks trolley up above.
Leather Messenger Bag
Buying a quality leather bag is a long-term investment and if you treat it well, it will give you years of use. We absolutely love the super stylish Alex and Marla range, made locally in the Overberg area. This leather Messenger Laptop bag is understated and slick and will definitely make going back to work in the new year so much more doable!
JAN The Journal
This gorgeous journal by chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, of JAN in Nice, France is page for page a visual feast. Our very own Michelin-starred export and his team produce this beautiful journal that includes recipes, storytelling and imagery that will boggle. With a strong focus on South African ingredients and themes it truly is a gift for the gourmet guy or gal that appreciates the finer things in life. Ensure plenty of time to pore over and enjoy. (Currently, 2 volumes are available).
Kai Shun Hammered Santoku Knife
Santoku means ‘three virtues’ and in the kitchen that relates to slicing, dicing and mincing, the three things most commonly done with a knife. This Japanese-style knife is designed to perform those tasks with precision. This beautiful hammered knife by Kai Shun will be a very special addition to any kitchen.