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Quirky, Sexy, Cool Last-minute Christmas Gifts

Festive gift and experience ideas

 

Last Update:  10 December 2019

Even the best among us sometimes leave our gift shopping a little late. Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things at all but experiences; and they make for easy gifts when you’re short on time, especally when you can book them all online.

READER DISCOUNT ON OCEAN ADVENTURE
You can spot seals, penguins, sunfish, whales and dolphins on the Ocean Safari run by Ocean Experiences, who guide top-rated ocean adventures. You have the choice of the 1.5 hour or shorter Table Bay Safari (45m, also good cause it allows kids from 5 years old), and you can get them at dicounted prices when you book the Ocean Safari using this deals page. It's a bucket-list-worthy experience that anyone of any fitness level can enjoy. Watch for more more awesome boat trips in Cape Town.
Price: Ocean Safari R765 (usually R850); Table Bay Safari R450 (usually R650)

Shop 8, Quay 5, V&A Waterfront, +27 (0)21 418 2870, info@oceanexperiences.co.za 

THE PERFECT YOGA MAT  
This yoga mat made from recycled natural cork is naturally antibacterial is non-slippery, even when wet, and has an attractive design and markings to help you place your hands and feet correctly. It offers a guide for hip, arm, knee, and chest alignment and you can take it along to yoga classes with The Om Revolution. You could also give the gift of a few classes: here’s the weekly yoga schedule.
Price: R960 online

Clifton 3rd Beach, yoga@theomrevolution.co.za, +27(0)63 868 0899, website           

VISIT A WINE FARM AND GIVE THE DRINK OF THE GODS
Don't forget the classic gift of wine to your hosts this festve season. La Motte wines has a wide range, from classic reds to refined whites, a jubilant Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wine or a sweet and sultry Straw Wine. La Motte wines are distributed around the world and you can order and buy wine online. If you opt to visit La Motte Wine Estate you can have a meal at their exquisite Pierneef Restaurant.
Price: From R80

La Motte Wine Estate, R45, Franschhoek, pierneef@la-motte.co.za, +27(0)21 876 8000

ZOOM ACROSS THE CAPE WITH THE TOP DOWN
Get the gift of a ride in an open-top vintage-style Cobra for a day for someone who loves to hear the roar of a powerful V8-engined Cobra sports car thunder in their ears as it hug the bends of the snaking coastal roads. Gift this experience to someone who will appreciate Cape Town’s ultimate sports car adventure with Cobra Experiences. It’s possible to purchase this experience as a gift by booking online.
Price: From R1 900

48 Rose Street, Bo-Kaap, info@cobraexperience.co.za, +27(0)83 666 8321, +27(0)83 376 0376, Cobra Experiences website

MEMBERSHIP TO A MODERN ART JEWEL
It’s fitting for a modern art museum to be housed inside an architectural masterpiece. That’s what the converted grain silos at the V&A Waterfront have become. With nine floors spanning 6 000 square metres, you need some time to see everything at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). Different tiers of membership offer you benefits like unlimited admission, preferential queue at the entrance, special member events such as talks and tours, extended opening hours, and more. Buy a membership online.
Price: R290–R10 000

V&A Waterfront, Silo District, South Arm Road, +27(0)87 350 4777, info@zeitzmocaa.museum 

LIGHT UP THE TREE WITH A DIAMOND
It’ll be hard to find something that sparkles more than Shimansky’s patented My Girl™ diamond. The unique eight-sided square displays a diamond-shaped table, which is most visible when moving the diamond under light. While the majority of diamond cuts reflect light from the top of the stone, the My Girl diamond sparkles from every angle, displaying a perfect balance of scintillation, fire and brilliance. View more signature designs from Shimansky

Unit 6, Victoria Junction | 57 Prestwich St | Green Point | +27 (0)21 421 5364

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