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The Expat’s Guide: Sending Gifts Home to South Africa

By December 9, 2020January 16th, 2023FinGlobal

The Expat’s Guide: Sending Gifts Home to South Africa

December 9, 2020


Just because you can’t make it back to South Africa this festive season, doesn’t mean you can’t still spoil your loved ones with gifts. You totally can! We’ve put together a list of lovely local gift ideas and Christmas hampers available for delivery in South Africa to inspire you. Best of all? The exchange rate is obviously in your favour here, so you can pull out all the stops and show your loved ones how much you care – without putting too much of a dent in your festive budget. With only two Mondays left until Christmas, here’s the South African gift delivery guide you’ve been looking for.


Gift Delivery South Africa

Alyssa-Rose Designs

  • Handcrafted earrings, locally-flavoured accessories and stunning home decor treasures.
  • All components and prints used are locally produced and sourced, so you’ll be supporting local artisans with your gift purchase for delivery in South Africa.

Check out the store here.


Hope & Haig

  • Bright, cheery ceramics, funky homemade jams. Gorgeous drinks coolers, nifty lunch bags and covetable scatter cushions. Christmas decor and so much more!

Check them out here.


Hello Pretty

  • For men and women, babies and children, you’ll find a carefully curated selection of South African gift delivery ideas, all conveniently located on one website.
  • Shop cool stuff from South African creatives – anything you can possibly think of –  from skincare to babywear, homeware or casualwear and everything else in between.

Check out the Hello Pretty marketplace now. P.S: they’re having a lockdown sale over here.


The Counter

  • Handmade confectionary that will blow your mind. Gingerbread fudge, Fat Santa Bars, Peppermint Salted Caramel Sauce – this is the ultimate gifting for people with a serious sweet tooth.
  • If you’re not in the mood for festivities, they’ve got some amazing everyday gift boxes available so you can surprise your loved ones with sweet treats and baked goods delivered straight to their door.

Need to have a gift delivered in South Africa? Check out their festive Christmas hamper ideas here.


The Joinery

  • Luxury products made from recycled plastic bottles. How incredible, right?
  • 100% sustainable, environmentally-conscious gifting – shop office, tech, fashion, storage and more. R100 flat fee delivery anywhere in South Africa makes this a great option to give the discerning, hard-to-please individual in your life.

Check out their online store.


MandiMadeIt Shop

  • If you can imagine it, this store can print it. On anything. Think custom tees, onesies, mugs, puzzles, mouse pads, wine coolers and more.
  • Completely unique, one-of-a-kind gifting on request, with affordable delivery anywhere in South Africa.

Check out the MandiMadeIt store on Facebook.



  • South Africa’s first GOTS-certified (Global Organic Textile Standard) textile weaving mill and a real family-run enterprise.
  • Heirloom-quality luxury woven goods produced with integrity in an open and transparent manner – shop towels, bed linen, kitchen linen, picnic blankets, throws, wraps, gowns, baby blankets and more – perfect gift ideas made to last a lifetime or longer.

Shop Mungo online now.



  • There’s nothing like a big bunch of gorgeous blooms to put a smile on a loved one’s face this festive season.
  • From proteas to roses, orchids and St Joseph’s lilies through to Christmas wreaths, and thoughtful gift boxes, Bloomable offers a trusted  platform that connects people looking to buy fresh flowers and beautiful gifts with the artists who create them.
  • Nationwide flowers and gift delivery in South Africa.

Check out the Bloomable festive gift options.


Open Sesame

Not sure what to get someone who has everything? That’s where vouchers come in handy. Send them a voucher! Choose from South African businesses that cover a wide range of gifting options: from foodie finds to luxe jewellery, decorative details as well as services (think facials and massages) or once-in-a-lifetime adventure experiences.

Check out their online store.


FinGlobal: Cross-Border Financial Services for South African Expats

Now that we’ve taken care of your gift delivery requirements back home in South Africa, how about we take care of your cross-border financial requirements, too? Your peace of mind is worth it, so give yourself the gift of seamless, convenient financial services:

To discuss the many ways in which we can make your life easier, leave us your contact details and we’ll be in touch!







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