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Sleigh the festive season with this gift guide

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Stuff it, it is time to splurge a bit this festive season. After almost two years of lockdown and zoom meetings, we could all do with some retail therapy. But what do you get your mate, the accountant? Socks? And Jack the adrenalin junkie? And what about your best friend, the party starter who’s now a mom-to-be?

ALL in December while avoiding turning January into Januworry?

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We did our thing and picked some of the best gifts and experiences from our friends Hyperli, Faithful to Nature, UCOOK, SafariNow and Pets Heaven for you– all on the Spot app.

Check them out below and remember the discounts you get when you shop on Spot.

The Adrenalin Junkie Friend

Invite your friend to dinner and a movie, the movie being Jaws, and then give a Hyperli Voucher to go shark cage diving. This may strengthen or damage the friendship, but it will be fun!

Or take your friendships to new heights and book a Tandem paragliding experience for 1 person, overlooking the wilderness on Hyperli.

Joburg based? Get a group of mates and book an off-road go-kart experience for R99 per person. That’s less than the secret Santa requirement.

The Digital Nomad friend

Get this quick before they jet off to their new location. Book superb getaways and hideaway opportunities, like the Villa Tarentaal and the superb Treehouse River Lodge in KZN.

PLUS, if you spend R300 or more when booking on Spot, you get R100 off your first purchase.

For the all-natural friend

Many of us are very conscious of our footprint in our world and the effect it could have on climate change. If you are climate aware or have friends that are, Faithful to Nature offers a host of great gift ideas.

Shop their range of cruelty-free care products like this dynamic duo from SKOON that includes a nourishing vitamin C serum for morning use, and a replenishing vitamin A treatment for overnight use. View the SKOON. Dream Team pack here.

Or this Back 2 Nature Miracle Mix Bundle for clearer, healthier and more radiant skin.

Or get work (ing from home) ready with this Noapop laptop stand for R549.00. The humble skoff tin also got a major upgrade and these stainless steel bento lunch boxes are all the rage. Make sure you’re getting in all your H2O for a healthier body and mind with these great copper water bottles.

The parents-to-be

Toys that last a lifetime not just a season. Shop the incredible range of wooden toys on Faithful to Nature like:

This Tigerlily rattle for R225.

The Coco-Mat Argos Balance Bicycle for a bigger present.

On a purely practical level, disposable nappies are a problem. Parents with babies go through a ton of them and their environmental impact is HUGE. Give the gift of biodegradable nappies made from bamboo. Shop them on Faithful to Nature here.

Tap the Faithful to Nature tile and use the promo code at checkout and you will get R100 off your first purchase of R300 or more!

And for the new parents, give them the gift of not having to cook. They’ll thank you for it.

There’s a grown-up Mac n Cheese with smoked salmon, delicious pizza’s and Vegan Chana Masala and more. UCOOK’s frozen meals have you sorted.

The fur-parent

Pets get presents too. Obviously.

Treat your furbabies to a wide range of high-quality pet products, so every pooch can hit the streets in style.

View their range of funky dog shirts here (we think Rover would look great in the Cool Bananas print) and yes they even have PJs for winter nights at home.

And if your pet is more of an outdoors kinda gal, these carriers are what you need for your next trek.

How can we forget the stocking fillers? Toys, bowls, blankets and beds. All online at Pet Heaven. They even have a range of anti-anxiety products to keep calm with the New Years fireworks hit the sky.

PS: Keep the surprises going with these monthly surprise boxes for your pup or cat.

The Foodie Friend

It’s cooking in here!

Cooking and cooking well has become a thing (thanks to lockdown bread baking and pineapple beer). Whether it’s to impress your other half or socialize with friends, UCOOK  makes cooking a range of upmarket and exotic meals easy with the delivery of ingredients in a box. With a suitable wine pairing from UCOOK, of course.  BONUS, as a Spot user, you will get 20% off your first cart checkout with UCOOK!

And if you’re more into giving the gift of experiences, Hyperli has a range of cooking courses for every level of chef. Like this Lifetime Access to the Authentic Spanish Paella MasterClass with Chef Jose at 50% off (whilst deal lasts) for R199.00. Or this

Perhaps you’re feeling inspired to try eating a vegan diet to improve your health or lose a little weight. Maybe you need a bit of inside info to assist with creating vegan or plant-based dishes in the workplace. The Plant-Based/Vegan Workshop for One or Two with The Chef School SA is what you’re looking for.

  • Plant-Based/Vegan Workshop for One – R599 (valued at R1200)
  • Plant-Based/Vegan Workshop for Two – R999 (valued at R2400)

About the Class

  • Classes are Wednesday evenings (18h00 – 21h00).
  • 3-hour course. min 10 people per class.
  • Focus: main courses, also theory, notes and recipes

SafariNow for the serial getawayer

A great gift can be more than a thing, it can be a shared memory. Browse on SafariNow for great deals on great getaways. One of those fancy tented camps? A safari, or a week on a yacht? Perhaps an active golfing holiday is what you need. With Spot Money’s shared account, you can all chip in equally to make the best memories.

Book your first trip with Spot and SafariNow and you will get R200 off.

The Instagrammer/ metrosexual or all-rounder beauty lover.

Payflex for guilt-free shopping

Sometimes you will have a friend who would really like to be pampered, designer shoes or jeans or other expensive things. Money can be tight over the festive season, but with Payflex you can treat your friends’ guilt-free with its great interest-free plans. Shop with Payflex and you will get R200 off your first purchase.


You can use your Spot app to shop for these deals and get discounts and promotions. Ts& Cs apply.

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