A guide to Christmas gifts

Johannesburg The festive season has arrived and shopping is about to become a nightmare, but regardless of how you feel about it, gifts must be bought. Here’s a list of top buys from local stores...

For the adornment aficionado

Atlas Mountain Rose gift box R250, The Body Shop. Picture: Motshwari MofokengPen Revolution R290. Picture: Motshwari MofokengGo Pro Hero3 R999. Picture: Motshwari MofokengFrench citrine & diamond pendant 5.8carats R13 995. Picture: Motshwari MofokengBell & Ross vintage collection watch R58 000. Picture: Motshwari MofokengHairmonies doll R199. Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng

This vintage collection watch has a strap made of baseball leather. It ages well as the leather softens and darkens.

This gift is great for young adults who want to add colour to their funky outfits but wish their look to remain simple.

For the kids

This cute toy will be lots of fun for both kids and adults. It’s been a best-seller for the past three years because of the laughs you get from your furry friend mimicking everything you say.

An electronic robotic toy resembling a hamster/owl-like creature.

This doll sings and plays an instrument while you comb her hair.

Great for little budding musicians.

Your little ones can now have their own touch-screen tablets to play with and learn from while you are busy with your own (real) tablet.

For the gadget fiend

This mount is great for keeping back-seat passengers entertained during the drive. It includes a keyboard stand.

These pocket-size speakers come in all colours to suit different moods.

This gift pack includes three games and an extra controller.

For the outdoor devotee

The perfect camera with which to capture all your adrenalin-pumping adventures. It has built-in wi-fi and takes quality HD videos.

A simple GPS running watch that tracks your steps, your distance and your calories burnt.

For the beauty buff

This lovely lollipop-shaped gift pack includes five fragrances of body butter.

In a book-like package, this gift needs no wrapping and the scent will surely make the receiver extremely happy. The luxurious pack includes perfume and body lotion.

These designer laptop bags are also sold at Harrods and come in a number of colours to complement your look and suit your mood.

For the homeware admirer

This piece would make for a great way to serve your platters at a Christmas lunch.

A great gift for an aspiring writer, a loved one or a colleague. - The Star