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The Edit: 7 Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Him or Her


Yes, we’ve all been there: you though you had plenty of time to make your lists and get everything right but, all of a sudden, you’ve just run out of time. If you’ve still got gaps on your holiday shopping, we’re here to help. And you don’t have to make do with a gift card, either. 

Below, we’ve selected some of our favorite pieces that will make great presents. From chic accessories they can wear all year-round to classic workwear that will last for years, choose from out shortlist of easy gifts to tick off right now. 

Emerald Docker Beanie by Crystal Birch

For the fashion-forward friend in your life who wants to match their outfits with the season, the Emerald Docker Beanie from South African accessories brand Crystal Birch is the perfect gift. The striking emerald color can be worn year-round while also perfectly complimenting any red or silver holiday outfits. All beanies from Crystal Birch are handmade in South Africa from 100% wool. It is the perfect blend of classic style and contemporary fashion.

Ceramicist Black Jacket by GOOD GOOD GOOD

You can’t go wrong with a black jacket, whatever their personal style. Inspired by the classic uniform worn by artists, the Ceramicist Jacket from South African apparel brand GOOD GOOD GOOD is a simple utilitarian design that will easily fit into any wardrobe. It’s cut for a relaxed, oversized fit from a cotton-blend fabric, which means it is as comfortable as it is stylish.

Lingerie by The Underargument

Give her the gift of really good taste with a luxury set from lingerie brand The Underargument. The Unique is the New Normal Triangle Bra is designed for a comfortable fit and a chic look. It’s made from mulitcolored French embroidered lace with Swiss velvet straps that will lay softly against the skin. Finished with gold hardware and a hook-and-eye closure, it will pair beautifully with the matching Brazilian briefs for a complete look.

Rust Lovu Overalls by ALC

Is the man in your life looking for original new addition to their wardrobe? Then the Rust Love Overalls by South African workwear brand ALC is just the thing. They display the brand’s expert craftsmanship and focus on functionality. The pockets are great for stowing daily essentials, leaving the hands free while out and about.

Three Wise Women Ring by Pichulik 

A feminist take on a holiday classic, the Three Wise Women Ring in pearl and sodalite is a fantastic stocking stuffer for your best friend who understands looking amazing while fighting the patriarchy. Sodalite is known for creating soothing energy, while pearls will improve wisdom, in total creating a piece that symbolizes the inner strength of womankind. South African brand Pichulik creates jewelry based on the belief that it can serve as a conduit for healing, strengthening community bonds and heightening wisdom.

Cactus Leather Bucket Hat by Simon and Mary

The Cactus Leather Bucket Hat by South African milliner Simon and Mary is available in an array of colors, but black is always a chic choice. Using centuries-old artisanal skills that have been passed from generation to generation, it’s made from vegan leather with an internal brow brand for maximum comfort and are a simple way to add some personality to an outfit.

Slip-On Slides by Rhita Sebti

Gift them happy feet with standout shoes from Moroccan footwear designer Rhita Sebti. The brand’s signature slip-on slides are inspired by the traditional Babouche slippers worn in the North African country. The Rafina II slides have been crafted by hand from natural raffia and adorned with gold bands while the black Anya pair are finished with silver studs. They are a chic yet comfortable way to step out in style for any occasion.