The ultimate Christmas Gift Guide FOR HER + WIN a R1000 voucher from Clicks!

I can’t believe it’s just three days till Christmas… and that I don’t have any plans to do some frantic, last-minute gift shopping this weekend! Every year, I have the very best intentions of getting my Christmas shopping done and out of the way well ahead of time, but I’ve never managed to succeed with this.

Until this year, that is! As I type, all my pressies are wrapped up and sitting underneath our twinkling Christmas tree, and a lot of that is with thanks to Clicks. I don’t know how they manage to do it, but every year – without fail – Clicks manages to up their Christmas gift game and I end up buying the majority of my gifts from them. I’ve bought about 90% of this year’s pressies from Clicks, and I even managed to sneak in a few spoils for myself by taking advantage of Clicks’ amazing offers and great 3-for-2 offers. Some offers to keep an eye out for:

  • 20% off certain brands and products
  • 30% off certain brands and products
  • Mix and match 3-for-2 deal on specific products
  • The purple gift sticker – you’ll want to keep an eye out for this sticker, believe me! Buy any three gifts – across all categories – that feature this little sticker and you’ll get the cheapest one free! 

If you’re still on the hunt for a few last minute gifts, read on… I’ve made a list (and checked it twice), featuring some of my personal favourite gift ideas, and I’m also giving one For The Beauty Of It reader the chance to win a R1000 voucher to splurge at Clicks. Could today get any better? 

… for the friend who’s always on her feet

Whether you have a family member who’s a nurse (there are two nurses in my immediate family!), or a friend who works in retail, I’m pretty sure that there’s someone you know who deserves a little foot pamper! The Sorbet Pedi-Care range features some of the sweetest smelling foot treats you’ll ever come across – I got a whole bunch of goodies that I’ll be gifting, but I’ve kept aside the Sorbet Pedi-Care 4-in-1 Pedi Kit (R79,95) for myself and I have every intention of showing my feet some TLC while catching up on Christmas movies later this evening. The kit contains everything you need for a professional-style pedicure at home: a softening foot soak, and exfoliating foot scrub, a foot mask, and a deliciously nourishing foot souffle.

More feet treats to try:

Sorbet Pedi-Care Cooling Foot Spray (R49,95)

Sorbet Pedi-Care Intensive Foot Serum (R79,95)

Sorbet Pedi-Care Rejuvenating Heel Balm (R49,95)

Shop the range here

One of my favourite beauty ranges, Oh So Heavenly, also have some great gifting options on offer, as always. Whether it’s Christmas or a birthday, Oh So Heavenly is usually my first stop for beautiful gift ideas that won’t break the bank.

They’ve also got some amazing pampering goodies for feet on offer, and I’ve been using the Oh So Heavenly Foot Spa Sole Retreat 3-in-1 Spa Pedicure and Oh So Heavenly Foot Spa Sole Therapy Overnight Foot Treatment for a good couple of months now, so I can vouch for the fact that they really do work and leave your feet feeling ridiculously soft and smooth after just one use. They also smell absolutely gorgeous, and all their products are cruelty-free. Just thinking about these products has me itching to get them out and give myself a pedicure right this minute!

… for your niece

Try the Oh So Heavenly Pony Party Bubble Bath (R52,95), the Oh So Heavenly Pony Party Bubble Lip Balm (R29,95), and the Oh So Heavenly Pony Party Body Spray (R21,95)… and since these products form part of the Clicks Mix and Match 3-for-2 offer, you’ll only pay for the Bubble Bath and the Lip Balm.

… for the newest baby in the family

Oh So Heavenly has the most beautiful range of baby skincare goodies on offer, and they also have a few gift sets on offer at the moment, with my favourite being the Oh So Heavenly Mum & Cherub Baby Bath Time Book (49,95), which includes a waterproof bath time book and fragranced skin mist (which I’d use on myself, to be honest!)

… for the deadline driven friend who doesn’t get much sleep

I’ll be honest, I’ve had so many late nights and deadlines to meet these past couple of months (not that I’m complaining!) that I slipped this Sorbet Sleep Rescue Shooting Star Gift Pack (R129,95) into my shopping cart for me, myself, and I. I also happen to really love the sleep range – I’ve used the Sorbet Sleep Rescue Sleepy Bliss Pillow Spray (R29,95) for so many years now that the soothing scent instantly helps me to drift off to sleep.

Shop the whole range, here

… for your sister or your besties

I first spotted the brightly coloured Bubbles ‘n Bliss bottles lining the shelves at Clicks a couple of month ago and I’ve been itching to try their goodies ever since, so these were the first items I popped into my online shopping cart. They have three different scents to choose from (Magnolia and Lemon, Candy Floss, and Coconut and Lime), and with prices ranging from R29,95 for a hand cream to R49,95 for a body wash, body scrub, or body lotion, there’s no denying that these are the ultimate in spoilicious gift giving. If you can manage part with them, that is…

These goodies also feature Clicks’ purple gift sticker, so you’ll pay just R99,90 when you buy the body wash, body scrub, and body lotion, as I’ve done. I haven’t had the chance to sniff the other scents, but I’m so happy with the Coconut and Lime range I bought. They smell deliciously sweet and fruity, but the scent isn’t even remotely overpowering, as I expected. (In fact, I opted not to buy the Candy Floss variant because I was worried that it would be too sickly sweet, but after sniffing the Coconut and Lime range, I fully intend on getting the Candy Floss range for myself soon!)

Shop the range, here.

… for the host with the most

Anyone else have those friends who seem to have it all together, despite their packed schedules? You know, the mom whose kids are always impeccably dressed (and whose  lunchboxes are crammed with delicious, healthy, and homemade snacks) and who manages to whip up a gourmet three-course meal without breaking a sweat? Yep, I have one too, and I always find it particularly difficult to shop for her as she tends to have it all already. With that in mind, I figured that a fancy hand wash and lotion gift set from The Body Shop would do the trick. Not only does it smell fantastic and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth, but it also looks great on your kitchen counter or on your bathroom vanity.

The Body Shop Strawberry Special Edition Hand Duet (R220) is also on the Clicks Mix and Match 3-for-2 offer, so I was also able to stock up on a couple of other gifts (mostly for myself, because who doesn’t love a bit of The Body Shop action?!)

… for the friend whose nails are always done

I am such a fan of Sorbet’s range of nail colours that I couldn’t resist tucking a few of these incredible nail colour collection kits under my arm last time I popped into Clicks. Sorbet has the most incredible line up of nail colours, and the colour lasts on my nails for a good 3 or 4 days (without chips!), despite the fact that I’m pretty hard on my nails.

This Sorbet Naturally Me Nail Colour Collection (R99,95) contains five 5ml bottles of Sorbet Long Wear nail colour in the most exquisite, easy-to-wear shades. You just can’t go wrong with this gift, and with colour options to suit all tastes (think pastels, brights, nudes, and more) there’s a gift set for everyone.

Shop the range, here.

… for the friend that’s addicted to all things beauty

Have you ever seen anything more beautiful that this Real Techniques Cold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials brush roll, which includes a super-nifty (and absolutely gorgeous) brush roll? Didn’t think so. I’ve had this set as part of my brush collection for the past three days, and I still haven’t been able to bring myself to use it… it’s just that beautiful!

If you’re struggling to buy a gift for a friend (or sister) that’s even remotely into beauty, I don’t think you could go wrong with this gift. I have a few Real Techniques brushes in my collection and they are by far my most-reached-for brushes out of the lot. The brushes were designed by Sam and Nic Chapman, sisters and super-successful makeup artists who are also the brains behind the incredibly well-known (and well-loved) YouTube beauty channel, Pixiwoo. Every single Real Techniques brush I’ve had the pleasure of trying has been of exceptional quality, and I love that they’re cruelty-free to boot.

Clicks is offering shoppers 20% off all Real Techniques brushes at the moment, so now’s the perfect time to try them.

Shop the collection, here.

… for your hair-obsessed friend

You know the one… the friend that makes sure that she has her roots touched up every 4 – 6 weeks, come hell or high water, and who easily spends half her salary on the latest haircare products. As someone who swore that I’d only use salon-professional hair products from that point on just a few short years ago, I’m totally that person… and I’m also here to tell you that Clicks has some of the best haircare products on offer – and at really amazing prices to boot! Some of my favourites include the new Not Your Mother’s range of cruelty-free and vegan-friendly hair care products, as well as the Noughty range of products, which are 97% natural. This is my second tube of Noughty Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner (R149) with shea butter and Argan oil, and it’s a real treat for dry, damaged hair. I have a feeling that it’s going to be a life saver this summer!

I’ve long been a fan of Colab’s range of dry shampoos, and at just R39,95 for the travel-sized can and R79,95 for 200ml, they make great stocking stuffers. Shop the range here.

Something that I’m really excited about and that I’m sure anyone would love to have beneath their tree this Christmas is the new Revlon Triple Complex Styler (R399), which boasts ceramic coated plates that heat up to 230 degrees to ensure fuss-free styling, whether you’re opting for a smooth, sleek look or want to try your hand at creating beachy waves.

The plates are infused with a triple complex of hydrating mango, shea, and coconut butters to ensure that your hair is nourished while you style it. At just R399 for a flat iron, this is a steal – I’ve tried them, and they also work really, really well when compared to my expensive ghd, nevermind more budget-friendly stylers. What’s more, Clicks is offering shoppers an additional 20% off if you shop this styler before 24 December 2017.

… stocking stuffers everyone will love

I don’t know about you, but a Christmas stocking filled to the brim with beauty goodies is my kind of heaven! With 20% off selected beauty products and Mix and match 3-for-2 deals on a bunch of goodies, you have every reason to pop in store to stock up on some extra pressies and stocking fillers. Not sure where to start? I’ve been waiting patiently for Rimmel’s Kate Moss The Perfect Contour range, so I was excited to find the range at Clicks – and I can’t wait to try the Bronzing Palette pictured above.

I also really love Wet n Wild’s range of makeup, as their products are amazing quality, really affordable, and cruelty free. They’re well worth checking out!

Looking for gift ideas for the man in your life, or for your kiddies? I did a round up of some of my favourites – click the link to each blog post, below:

Gift ideas for HIM

Budget-friendly finds for babies and toddlers (all gifts featured here are under R100!) 

WIN! WIN! WIN!

Are you feeling lucky? Pull up your sleeves and get ready to enter to WIN what’s arguably my biggest Christmas giveaway yet! I’ve partnered with Clicks to give one reader the chance to win a R1000 Clicks voucher to splurge any way you see fit… it might be too late to stock up on Christmas pressies, but it’s the perfect opportunity to spoil yourself to some beauty goodies! (There are some amazing summer offers on the go – see more here).

This giveaway will end on Sunday, 24 December 2017, and the winner will be sent their voucher code via DM over on Instagram, so you’ll immediately be able to hop on over to the Clicks website to shop up a storm from the comfort of your couch. You can then choose either home delivery (Clicks will deliver your goodies straight to your door), or you can select the ‘Click and Collect’ option, which allows you to collect your order from your nearest Clicks store. (I opted for the Click and Collect option, and was blown away – I placed my order on the Thursday evening, and I got an sms alerting me that my order was ready to collect from my nearest Clicks bright and early the following Saturday morning. So easy, and so convenient!) But back to the giveaway…

All you have to do to enter to WIN the R1000 voucher from Clicks is:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post telling me which item you can’t wait to add to your shopping cart
  • Head on over to this instagram post, then: like it, leave a comment telling me which product you’ll be adding to your cart, and tag a friend. 

That’s it! As I said, this giveaway ends on 24 December 2017, and Clicks will send the voucher code to the winner via DM in Instagram. Good luck, and happy early Christmas! 

  • Zeenat Carrim

    I would really love too buy body shop and claires items @ clicks as well as some make up items and baby toys for my newborn

  • Cait McLachlan

    Make up brushes and the strawberry body shop wash 😍

  • Chloe Adams

    The bodyshop! Everything bodyshop is my best friend! It works perfectly for my sensitive skin and they have everything I could ask for! 😻🦋

  • Jess

    Bubble’s ‘n Bliss looks amazing especially the coconut & lime range! ❤ Instagram: @capetown.meow

  • Nicole Jansen van Vuuren

    I would love to try the Real Techniques brushes 😊 One of my new year’s resolutions is to better my make-up skills and I can’t think of a better brand than Real Techniques to assist me in reaching that goal. I have watched tons of youtube videos where the vloggers use the RT stippling brush and I’m also eyeing the Smokey Eye set to help me perfect the one look that I’m struggling with the most! Thank You so much 💖

  • Jadie Jones

    The Real Techniques Brushes are definitely on my must have list!

  • Riette

    Definitely the Real Techniques brush roll! ❤❤❤

  • Lucinda Singh

    Awesome giveaway with clicks ! 🙂 Definitely want to get my hands on some sorbet nail polish the colours are so pretty and the body shop body butters x entered on Instagram @lucindaleila

  • Mrs Cokayne

    I’ll definitely be buying goodies for my first baby – due in just 6 weeks! I haven’t bought a single nappy so will definitely start with a pack of Pampers.

  • Siya

    Definitely the real technique brushes ❤❤

  • Sarah-jane Van Heerden

    I’d love to stock up on some of the body shop goodies. Entered on Instagram. Done

  • Kim Muller

    The COLAB Dry Shampoo

  • Henriette

    I would definitely add several Sorbet products –
    including the pomegranate foot serum you mentioned!

  • Vee

    Definitely the RT bold metals brushes

  • Zaynab Saloojee

    Real techniques brushes

  • Kanya Banda

    I would definitely get the Sorbet foot care products!! Summer feet are the prettiest!!!

  • Claire Bałasz

    Definitely the Real Techniquestion Bold Metals Collection!

  • Justine

    Those real techniques brushes are necessary in my life but that Sorbet pedi kit has also grabbed attention.

  • Zanél Potgieter

    looove the Sorbet Naturally Me Nail Kit. Fab prezzie for mom, sister or bestie!

  • Depashni Marie

    I love the sorbet range and body shop range, especially when you can purchase 3 and only pay for 2

  • Nicole Jowett

    Im definitely adding Real techniques brushes to my cart, the rose gold obvi.

  • Taryn Spark

    Definitely need the Sorbet foot spray after all the Christmas shopping I’ve been doing- my feet are so hot and tired! 👣

  • Nadia

    I definitely need the wet n wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick as it does not transfer. My boyfriend will no longer need to wipe my lipstick from his lips. Lol

  • Lucia

    I can’t choose one product! But the Sorbet range is great for men and woman! Love shopping at Clicks!

  • Rae Tigere

    Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Brush Set. It’s beeeeen on my Wishlist. 😍

  • Tracey Stroebel

    The Real Technique brushes are TO DIE FOR! 😱😱😱😍😍😍

  • Salochana Naidoo

    DONE ✔ I can’t wait to try out the Sorbet Pedi-Care 4-in-1 Pedi Kit

  • Tharishia Naidoo

    I can’t wait to add the Sorbet Nail Gift Set Naturally Me to my shopping cart!

  • Katekile Mashele

    I love the real techniques bold metals collection,beautiful!

  • neelofah

    I’m no doubt getting myself a load of Sorbet body and bath products, especially for my feet what with summer creeping on us and having to deal with swollen feet – you can thank pregnancy for that haha

  • Roanne Naidoo

    I’ll definitely be adding the Body Shop Strawberry Hand Duet to my shopping cart! ♡

  • ameliaplpl

    Sorbet 4-in-1 pedi kit pomegranate.

  • Kaltoema Lopez

    I’ve heard about Real Techniques brushes and would definitely add them to my shopping cart! And maybe (definitely!) also throw in the Revlon Triple Complex Styler..

  • Tanzila

    The real technique brushes😍Also absolutely love body shop products and not forgetting the amazing play gro toys for my little one.🙌🏻

  • Carolyn Augustus

    Definitely the Triple Complex Hair Styler from Revlon

  • LOVE the Oh So heavenly range from Clicks! It is a must have for any beauty routine

  • Mandi Barensché

    I’d love to get some The body shop, Oh so Heavenly and Sorbet products for me. It’s been a tough season and this mama could do with some spoiling. ❤️

  • Angelique Greyling

    Love love love anything from the body shop.❤❤❤

  • Thando Twala

    Definately the real techniques bold metal collection brushes 😍😍😍

  • Vion-inez Groenewald

    I could blast my whole salary at @clickssa 🤸🏽I live for oh so heavenly and the body shop products ♥💅🏽🛍💦💄

  • Sinomvuzo

    Real techniques bold metalics brushes and the body shop products, love, love, love😍😍😍😍😍

  • Tracy Jacobs

    RT brushes, The Body Shop and Sorbet scrubs for feet, hand creams, Rimmel mascara 💕

  • Nicky Smith

    Done ✅ can’t wait to try the new Matt lipglosses!

  • Ayesha Khan

    I’ll definitely be adding the Detox Dynamo shampoo from the Noughty hair care range.

  • Bianca Balutto

    I cant wait to add the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection Spotlight Essentials brushes to my shopping cart.

  • I really love the look of the RT Brushes!

  • Monique Ungerer De Kock

    I would love to treat myself with the RT makeup brushes. And definitely some Sorbet and body shop products.

  • Caroline Hickson

    I would love the body shop strawberry set and wash gloves

  • ANUSHA NAIDOO

    The Revlon Triple Complex Styler is definitely a must have for me. 🌼🌻🌼🌻🌼🌻

  • Marchelle

    Wow, we spoilt for choice here. Honestly if u could I would add every single items to my basket. My all time favourite items are definately the bodyshop range 😄

  • Pinky Carlos-Jacinto

    I would love to add to my shopping cart anything from The Body Shop olive range! 💕💕💕

  • Nonkululeko Kubeka

    Would absolutely love The Body Shop Strawberry Special Edition Hand Duet as a festive treat! 😍🎅🏼🎄🎁

  • Saakiena Isaacs

    I would love to get the real technique brushes 😍😍😭😭 . I never tried these brushes and I would really love to try them out . Plus a girl can never have too many brushes to be honest 😂😂 . The bonus part is how beautiful these brushes look , damn 😭😍 .

  • Charlene Kimar

    Real techniques bold metals brushes

  • Nena Tenji

    I love everything from the Body Shop range. Their products smell good enough to eat.

  • Janet Watson Perry

    I can’t wait to add wild argan oil shower gel from the body shop at clicks to my list!!

  • Roxanne

    AAAH LITERALLY ALL body shop 😍😍

  • Caitlin O’Connor

    It’s a great time to treat yourself! Definitely going to grab a face mask by clicks and some bubble bath by the body shop!

  • Hayley

    Yay I really want the real techniques brushes!!

  • Ra-eesa

    The Sorbet shooting stars range 😍

  • Nasrene Sheik

    Would love to add the Real Techniques brushes to my collection. Slight brush obsession…

  • lynnith andreou

    Hi Chereen and happy christmas! Would love to put those gorgeous naturally me sorbet nail colous in my bag! Also the real techniques makeup brushes are lovely!

  • simone

    Would love the Sorbet foot serum💚

  • Adele

    I would definitely get the Sorbet cooling foot spray! Would help with my puffy feet (joys of being pregnant in summer)!! Such stunning gift ideas! Shopped online at clicks for some of my Christmas shopping, super impressed!!

  • Daniela Cardoso

    I would so love the Real Techniques Bold Metals gift set #ClicksChristmas

  • Cathy Badenhorst

    would be awesome to get my hands on the Real Techniques Bold Metals gift set #ClicksChristmas

  • Elizabeth

    The Sorbet pedi set so I can get my feet summer ready. And I would love a Real Techniques brush set as I only have 2 makeup brushes.

  • Wisaal

    I would absolutely looooove the RT brushes 😍😭