Well, now that the 395 days of January are over and our fabulous president has allowed us a little more movement and… most importantly, brought back BOOZE!!… We can now focus on the day of love! Do I think Valentines day is overrated?! ABSOLUTELY! However, no one needs a little love these days than Couples! Any couple really… any couple that has weathered this storm. Any couple that has found each other in this storm. Any couple that has had to postpone their wedding due to COVID (some more than once), extend their engagement or even had to wait for a better time to propose so, get out there and get that special someone in your life a thoughtful gift this valentine day!
I have even searched for the best suppliers to ensure you get bang for your buck
I have assembled a super list of amazing gift ideas for him and her. You are sure to find something amazing for the one you love on one of these lists. What is more, I have even searched for the best suppliers to ensure you get bang for your buck so, go check them out!!
GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM
Here are some gift ideas for the discerning man!
Quality local men’s skincare –
Men are looking after their skin more and more these days. For those that enjoy looking good, this CBD skincare power pack makes for the perfect gift and Superbalist has it on now with 20% off!
A box of his favourite wine –
For the wine lover, nothing says “I love you” like a box of his favourite wine. The local wine industry has taken such a huge knock during lockdown so, now is the time to support your local wineries!
The best part… Order Wine have the most amazing mixed boxes on sale now for a massively discounted price. You don’t want to miss this!
A personalised notebook –
Starting the year with a fresh notebook is so refreshing… It represents all the amazing opportunities and possibilities of the coming year! Personalising it, means he will be thinking of you every time he uses it…. Aw!
Typo stores have these at such an amazing price and their turnaround time is usually really quick!
A box of local craft beer –
South Africa has a wealth of amazing breweries that produce award winning beers and ales. Not only keeping it local but, supporting the small breweries is vital during this time.
Treat your man to a box of 6 Tiny Keg craft beer from Woodstock Liquors. It is sure to be a winner!
Wireless earphones –
For the man on the go! These wireless earphones are the perfect gift for the busy man. No more pesky cables tying itself into impossible knots or getting tied up while you exercise.
These earphones from takealot are simply the best! What’s more, they are currently on discount with 11% off!
Expert lego –
I can’t promise that your man will not disappear for a couple days while he dives into an expert piece of lego… snacks will be required but, this would go down a treat for any lego loving man!
Loot has this one on special saving you R143 AND they do free delivery. Go grab it quick!
Resusable coffee pods –
For the coffee connoisseur…. These reusable coffee pods are an amazing gift for a coffee lover who likes the idea of being sustainable. The best part, you can fill the pods with your favourite coffee without having to make do with the coffee that is in the ready filled pods. Italian blend today and mocha Java tomorrow!
Check out the Great Cape Trading Company as they stock the pods but also AMAZING local coffee brands!
Couples shoot –
Because every couple needs gorgeous images to keep forever. Investing in photos of you both as a couple is so important. A photo shoot offers you amazing quality time together and you get something tangible at the end!
Expressions Photo are running a special for you and you alone… a 60min couples shoot for only R1 650.00 Discounted by a whopping R600!!! Simply use the voucher code: MKONO when booking it in.
GIFT IDEAS FOR HER
Here are some gift ideas for your special lady
A personalised statement piece of jewellery –
What better way to show the lady in your life how you feel about her than to say it on a beautiful piece of jewellery.
Tora Grace have a huge range of affordable pieces to choose from. From bracelets, to earrings and rings, there really is something for everyone! This brand has caught the eye of some of our local icons such as Rachel Kolisi who love to wear their pieces too.
Beautiful curated napery –
Did you know we make napery? Yes!!! Mkono will curate a beautiful piece of napery perfect for your special lady. For the lady that loves to entertain, we can make napkins, table runners, table cloths, place mats and tea towels all to your specifications.
We specialise in 100% natural linen, offering a sense of luxury to every piece. Orders for valentines close on Monday morning (8 Feb) 8am to allow us time to make and deliver the goods to you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order yours!
A box of amazing local MCC –
Order wine online have done it again! Buy a box of incredible local MCC and they have discounted the cost so you essentially get a bottle for FREE! So, support the struggling wine industry AND surprise your lovely lady with amazing local wine to enjoy this valentines day!
Now, how do I hint to my hubby this is the one I want?
At home fine dining experience –
Experience the luxury of fine dining in the comfort of your own home. Chef and Guests have this service down to a T! You have a qualified chef arrive at your home a few hours before your meal. They will prepare the meal in your kitchen, set your table and serve you.
Once done, they clean the kitchen and leave the house cleaner than what they arrived! We used them last month to celebrate my hubby’s 40th and it was incredible! Go on! You know you want to!
Essential oils and diffuser –
It is no secret that essential oils have amazing healing properties. They have been used for centuries to alleviate many common ailments and they have recently gained traction once again. The diffuser is a wonderful way to make you feel energized, relaxed, at peace as well as making your home smell incredible.
SOiL is a local essential oil producer that carry the certified organic stamp. They make incredible oils, many of which I have in my home! This is a gift that will be very well received, for sure!
A hand crafted woven basket –
Tatenda Baskets in Oranjezicht make the most incredible selection of baskets at the most affordable prices! From beach baskets, to planters… from laundry baskets to place mats… these incredibly talented weavers have something for everyone! I cannot think of a single lovely lady that would not be delighted to received a stunning basket! The only trouble will be deciding which one you will get!
Whatsapp Richard on 084 830 0175 or visit their instagram page
This valentines, add some lovin to your “to do” list! Ok guys, we are all adults here so lets speak frankly. Part of a healthy relationship is great sex! So, let’s not make it awkward! My hope is that you enjoy each other during this time and a pretty little number goes a long way to feeling sexy especially when your significant other buys it with you in mind!
Luna Intimates have the most divine delicate pieces for you both to enjoy. If you are looking for something more supportive for those bigger busts or simply something more interesting, Lollipop Lingerie is your go to place. They have everything you can think of as well as items in every colour and size. They are sure to impress! Really…. take this time to reconnect and HAVE SOME FUN!!!
So there you have it! Everything you could possibly wish for and more. I hope you find this list useful? And please… do share it with anyone else you feel may benefit from it! Most importantly…. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY LOVELIES!!