It’s the time of year to be jolly and spend lots of money. For most of us Christmas can be a very expensive time, what with the presents, feasting, holidaymaking and general merriness.

And not to mention the hassle of going to a mall or shopping centre during this frenzied shopping season.

If you would like to skip the isles packed with harried shoppers, give your feet a well-deserved break and save some money, why not do this year’s present shopping online?

These are great South African websites for gift shopping this festive season:

Top SA websites for Christmas

1. Takealot

Probably one of South Africa’s biggest online shopping destinations, Takealot has a wide variety of products. Whether you’re looking for gifts for kids, men or women, you’ll find something here.
You can also pick some great Daily Deals specials. Every day they release these deals at 7am, and on weekends at 9am.
If you buy for more than R200, shipping is free. Alternatively, you can order through their app and pay no shipping, no matter the size of the order.

2. Superbalist

Superbalist is a great site for artsy gifts. Although some of their items are pricey, you can find a few great deals. They are constantly running promotions and sales, and you can choose to browse these according to price.
Best of all, they deliver for free, no matter the size of your order.

3. is South Africa’s version of eBay. But you don’t just have to bid on items in order to buy them. The site hosts a variety of vendors selling a huge variety of products, and you can pick up some great deals.

bidorbuy South Africa - Bid, Buy or Sell cameras, computers, diamonds, coins, cars & more on auction at cheap prices

4. Hello Pretty

Hello Pretty features art, crafts and jewellery by a collection of artists and designers, creating the “designer marketplace” for you to find something you like.
Prices on Hello Pretty range from super affordable to expensive, and everything in between.
You can order products directly from each individual designer. Each designer has their own shipping policies and prices, so make sure you factor this in when ordering.

5. We Heart This

We Heart This is another platform for South African artists and designers to showcase their goods. However, here the website serves as the “middleman”, which means you can order from as many different artists as you like and only pay the shipping fee once when placing the order.
Prices on We Heart This range from super affordable to expensive, and everything in between.

6. Mantality

Mantality is a site devoted to all things male, from quirky gag gifts to clever gadgets. Some of their products are pricey, but you can find a few bargains for the men in your life.

7. Baraka Gifts & Décor

Baraka Gifts & Décor is a Cape Town-based business selling mostly handmade products.
Although some products are a bit expensive, like their beautiful leather bags, they have a collection of extremely well-priced and funky posters, as well as cheap jewellery pieces.

8. Big Blue

If you like the funky products sold at Big Blue stores, you will love their website. Not only will you be able to browse ALL their products, you can find sale items at incredible prices.

9. Rebel Road

You can find a variety of trendy jewellery pieces for men and women on Rebel Road. You can pick up a unique gift here for as little as R50.


You can find almost anything on They also run frequent deals, so remember to check back every now and then to not miss out on a Christmas gift bargain.

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Ula Van Zyl

Ula van Zyl is a sub-editor at a major news outlet. She has been a bibliophile since she could recognise the little squiggly things as letters and words. Ula is the person you want to have on your pub quiz team, but is, unfortunately, already committed to a team at present.

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