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Tiny teepees for the kids, a spin ‘round the track for adrenaline junkies, and aFREAKa onsies for everyone.

Last update: 8th March 2018

Why have an ordinary picnic when you can have one in the sky? Or spend your birthday around a dinner table when you could be on a champagne cruise? Celestial Gift Experiences is an experiences company that offers cool gift ideas and experience vouchers for every occasion. From private speedboat cruises to horseback rides on the beach and private cinemas for two, their range of experiences are the perfect gift for anniversaries, birthdays, wedding proposals and just about any other occasion you can think of.
Note: Head to the “signature experiences” to take an experience personally facilitated by the Bucket List Genie.

Turkish delight is a tasty treat enjoyed the world over, but what’s great about the ones sold by TURKSPIRIT is the fact that is preservative and gelatine free! Great for anyone including vegetarians and vegans too, these delicacies by TURKSPIRIT Cafe also come in a sugar free variation as well as being Halaal certified. Now here is a sweet treat to enjoy without feeling guilty about breaking your diet.

Note: To order these delectable treats, fill out the form on

aFREAKa Clothing Online Store
It’s top quality handmade onesies and trendy streetwear. With more than 100 onesie designs in two different styles – the animal and character-inspired onesies (pandas, dragons and lions) and the INYE onesies – there a suit for everyone’s taste. The sportier, more fitted INYE onesies come in a wide range of colours and sizes
Note: aFREAKa offers free shipping across South Africa, they also have a store located in Gardens, Cape Town.
Opening Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays: closed | Tuesdays and Thursdays 12pm - 4pm | Friday and Saturdays: by appointment only

This dinner kit delivery service is the answer for everyone who is either too busy to cook or is culinarily challenged. UCOOK create packages that come complete with prepped (chopped and washed) ingredients and a recipe. All you do is follow the basic instructions of the recipe for a delicious meal in a short space of time.
Tip: Order UCOOK’s Christmas meal (their collaboration with local chef Franck Dangereu), and spend more time with loved ones instead of craned over a stove.
This beautiful local brand was born from the principals of quality, longevity and femininity. Founder and Cape Town resident, Shelley Lee, started her hand-stitch trade in the Karoo where she was taught the age-old craft of working with leather. Today, you’ll be able to pop over to this incredibly modern and clean online store and make a few (many) purchases of a few truly lovely and superior products. Items range from cigarette rollie pouches (perfect for Capetownians, no?), belts, camera straps and belts to her hand-stitched handbag range.
It’s a platform for up-and-coming local designers, artists and crafters and sells some of the most beautiful pieces of art and accessories you’ll find anywhere. Their handmade clay lighthouses would be a welcomed addition to a kid’s room. Put a tea light inside it and the ornament transforms into a night lamp.
Note: Delivery is free within South Africa (via Post Office).

The Gin Box
Perfect for the budding host or hostess looking for a reason have regular soirees. South Africa’s only craft gin club sends it’s subscribing members a box of craft gin, paired tonics, quality handpicked products, comprehensive distiller's notes and cocktail recipes. Note: You can sign up for a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscription.


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Black Insomnia Coffee Company
Ranked as the world’s strongest coffee by international caffeine reference website, the Caffeine Informer, this locally roasted and brewed will certainly push your hair back. Black Insomnia has 57.7mg of caffeine per fluid ounce, which is more than double the standard 20.38mg found in standard coffee. Buy their wide range of products from its online store as well as at a number of coffee outlets in Cape Town and surrounds.
Tip: Black Insomnia Coffee Company offers free delivery for online coffee orders over R500.
If you’re planning something special for you and your significant other, Date Box is worth considering. The company sends a package of secret treats and surprise for couples to enjoy. There are numerous packages to choose from: a naughty but nice option, chocolate- and coffee-tasting package, movie night kit and other festive themed boxes.
Note: The Date Boxes take 2-5 days to arrive after being ordered, do keep that in mind.

Biltong Making Kit at Beerlab
Crack open a cold one and pair it with a South African favourite; biltong. This online shop supplies brewers with quality ingredients and equipment to make their own hop drink but the fun doesn’t stop there. DIY guys and gals can produce their own dried cured meat with the biltong making kit available on the Beerlab website.
TIP: Beerlab has a number of recipes for Pale Ale, Pilsner, Stout and Weiss beer. The store also has a comprehensive recipe for making biltong

Love Milo
This local homeware store has a cluster of decór, furniture, stationery and toys. Each item pays homage to the country it hails from, whether highlighting nature, our diverse cultures, or by utilising precious minerals found in our land. The Dragonfly napkin set is the perfect gift for the tasteful homemaker looking to add some refined excitement to their dining set.
Tip: Pick up the message mugs: They are porcelain cups, that come with a ceramic pen, so you can scribble love notes and encouraging messages to loved ones.
This online gift store has an array of unusual and unforgettable ideas that will replace a physical present with vouchers for memorable experiences. If you, or someone you know, has the need for speed, book a supercar track driving experience. Take a Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini for a few laps around a racecourse in either Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Note: you can also buy a package that allows you to race world-class one-seater race cars around a racecourse for up to an hour.
You’re sure to find your favourite musician’s album in one of the endless virtual aisles jam-packed with the coolest LPs. Their selection includes classics like Bob Dylan’s New Morning, Emergency on Planet Earth by Jamiroquai, as well as local favorites like Felix Laband ( Dark Days Exit, Deaf Safari and Bag of Bones). 
Note: There are three shipping options: domestic orders via the post office take 1 - 10 days; courier packages take 1 - 4 business days; and vinyls are carefully packed and shipped in a custom box.


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Clever Little Monkey
It carries baby and kids bedding, furniture and decor. Expectant parents can get their nurseries ready or let your toddlers personalise their rooms with creative wall art and decals. The child-sized teepees this local store stock will make any sleepover a whole lot more exciting.
Note: delivery is free across South Africa for purchases over R400.


For more information on additional unconventional market experiences, have a gander at our listing of Cape Town City Bowl Markets or Markets in Cape Town and Surrounds. If you want something special to treat your sweetheart, we have a list of romantic gift ideas here


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