The Lifestyling List: our 2020 gift guide

This was meant to be ‘twenty plenty’! Perhaps not; but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a thoughtful, generous, rewarding Christmas. 

This will, for all of us, be a very different Christmas. No doubt we’ll take a moment to reflect on a very tough and strange year – and make the most of time spent with loved ones. Together with our friends and partners, we’ve curated a festive season gift guide with everything from signature pieces to stocking stuffers. We’ve really put some effort into it… it’s fun without being frivolous, beautiful without breaking the bank. Even the top-end pieces here offer real value: from décor to design, food to fragrance, homeware to ready-to-wear…

Rediscover the ‘season of giving’.

The Lifestyling List: our 2020 gift guide - Neautrals and Naturals
1. Bespoke ‘Jaguar’ Cotton Velvet Scatter Cushion, from R1,800.00 from Juj Living  |  2. Matera Woven Throw, R1,395.00 from Weylandts  |   3. Las Vegas Vase, R549.00 by KARE  |  4. Jardin de Delaire Wash and Lotion set, R900.00 from Delaire Graff  |  5. Moroccan Tamegroute Tuareg Candlesticks, from R699.00 each at The Storer  |  6. Double Oxford Pillowcases in ‘Shadow’ detail on ‘Oyster’, from R1,060.00 a pair from Falucca Linen  |  7. Jute and Charcoal Cotton Rope Floor Basket, R1,180.00 from Design Store  |  8. Bamboo Ice Bucket, R1,540.00 from Cecile & Boyd  |  9. Pi-No-Pi-No Vase Set in Green, Yellow and Brown designed by Maija Puoskari & Tuukka Tujula, R1,450.00 from Establishment  |  10. Single-Stem Perspex Vase, R299.00 from LIM  |  11. Kizu Table Lamp with white marble base designed by Lars Tornøe, R8,100.00 from Establishment. 

The Lifestyling List: our 2020 gift guide - Keep it Festive
1. ‘1987’ Keith Haring Artwork, R7,995.00 from Weylandts  |  2. ‘Zwerg’ Decorative (19cm) Figurine,  R229.00 from KARE  |  3. Cabernet Sauvignon 2018, R100.00 from Nederburg  |  4. 100% Turkish Cotton Sarong in Tie-Dye Mustard, R500.00 from Brompton Cross  |  5.  Rio Largo Olive Oil in Reindeer design, R260.00 from Rio Largo  |  6. Moroccan Suede Babouche Slippers in red, R599.00 from The Storer  |  7. Twelve Days of Christmas White Wine Box Set, R1,049.00 from Wine of the Month (*use voucher code lifestyling at checkout for 10% discount)  |  8. Mixed Box of 8 Sorbet Ice Lollies, R219.00 from Popco  |  9. Seattle Santa Mug from Le Creuset’s Noel Collection, R369.00 from Le Creuset  |  10. Botany Bay Diffuser for Ellerman House, R2,300.00 by Wild Olive  |  11. Santa Signature 31cm Oval Casserole from Noel Collection, R5,999.00 from Le Creuset.

The Lifestyling List: our 2020 gift guide - all things bright
1. Your Daily Edit-Planner 2021 in Leopard Print, R600.00 from Alexa Lily  |  2. Coach Blue Eau de Toilette 100ml, R1,355.00 from Woolworths  |  3. 100% Turkish Cotton Sarong in Rainbow Colour Scheme, R400.00 from Brompton Cross  |  4. Handcrafted Scented Candles in various fragrances, R480.00 each from Cecile & Boyd  |  5. ‘My Palace’ A3 Art Print, retails at R1,600.00 from Design Store  |  6. Selection of coffee table books: ‘A Perfect Stay Inside the Royal Portfolio’ and ‘A World of Design by Stephen Falcke’, R800.00 and R1,500.00 respectively from Victorian Bathrooms  |  7. Jolly Vase no. 53, R2,129.00 from KARE  |  8. Parfum Discovery Set containing an assortment of 5 x 3ml glass vials of 100% natural perfume, R550.00 from Wild Olive  |  9. Ginato Gin in Pompelmo, Clementino and Limonato flavours by Truman & Orange, R395.00 from Takealot.

The Lifestyling List: our 2020 gift guide - Bling to Black
1. Botany Bay Hand & Body Lotion and Hand & Body Wash for Ellerman House, R1,200.00 for both from Wild Olive  |  2.  ‘Sedimentary’ Stoneware with 18 Carat Gold Lustre by Léan van der Merwe, R4,200.00 from Ebony Curated  |  3. Moroccan Gold-Rim Beldi Glasses, R899.00 for set of 6 from The Storer  |  4. MCC 2013, R195.00 from Nederburg  |  5. Ringlet Vase in polished clay, from R795.00 at Weylandts  |  6. Le Creuset 12-Cup Holiday Bakeware Tray, R499.00 from Le Creuset  |  7. Picasso Le Pingouin Framed Print, R3,595.00 from Weylandts  |  8. Heritage Heroes The Motorcycle Marvel Red Rhone Blend 2017, R225.00 from Nederburg  |  9. Fancy Colour Salt ‘n Pepper round diamonds (0.87ct in total) on rose gold ring, 18k rose or yellow gold at R24,000.00 and 14k rose or yellow gold at R21,000.00 from Verus Jewellery  |  10. Black Epoxy Coated Round Drinks Trolley, R5,990.00 from LIM  |  11. Limited Edition ‘Stella’ Dress in Copper, R1,295.00 by Michelle Ludek  |  12. ‘Open Sesame’ Bottle Opener in sand cast and polished brass, R1,399.00 by Skultuna. 

Words: J-P de la Chaumette
Production: J-P de la Chaumette, Martin Jacobs, Mila Crewe-Brown and Greer Krige
Photography: Supplied