Updated 10.03.2023

Best Christmas Gift Ideas 2023

Christmas is around the corner and that means it’s time to start looking for gifts. However,  finding the perfect gift can often be very challenging. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of the best Christmas gift ideas.

In this article, we will cover the best Christmas gifts for just about anyone. Whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge, we’ve got you covered. This Christmas gift list is full of unique and fun ideas that your family will love.

Best Christmas gift ideas for men

Shopping for men can be rather challenging if you don’t know what their likes and hobbies are. However, it’s safe to say that there are certain gifts that are fail-proof. Let’s take a look at what they are.

Grooming Box- R150

Most men have all their grooming items hanging around in a drawer. This unique grooming box is perfect for storing grooming essentials in one place. You can also personalize this box by choosing some custom engraving.

Order now

Fun “Feed me” Bowl- R199.99

This unique bowl is perfect for noodles, cereal, or soup. It’s made from stoneware and comes in a variety of styles. It also has built-in cutlery grooves along with reusable chopsticks.

Available from Typo

Personalized Passport Holder and Luggage Tag Set- R450

People love personalized gifts, and that’s just what PCD offers. Furthermore, Clients can choose the font color, text, and emoji to place on the set.

Anyone who loves to travel will appreciate this passport holder and luggage tag set.

Purchase now from PCD

Braai box- R479

Every man needs a Braai box filled with all the essentials. Mantality offers a collection of braai accessories which include the following:

  • Firelighters
  • Gas lighter
  • Leather gloves
  • An apron
  • Essential sauces
  • Tongs
  • Spices

 Purchase the Mantality Braai Box here

Clarins Men Hydration Collection- R678

Clarins is well-known for its excellent skincare products. This set includes the following:

  • 50ml Clarins Men Super Moisture Balm
  • 125ml Clarins Men Exfoliating Cleanser
  • 3ml Clarins Men Shave Ease Oil
  • 30ml Clarins Men Shampoo & Shower

Each of these lux items is excellent for daily use.

Shop this gift set now

Daniel Wellington men’s watch- R3190

Watches are the perfect way for any man to accessorize. Daniel Wellington offers a wide variety of edgy and classic watches. The Petite Evergold is one of the latest additions to their infamous collection.  They also offer free gift wrapping with every purchase made.

Purchase online

Best Christmas Gift ideas for women

There are endless gift options available to purchase for that special woman in your life. Here are some of our best choices for 2021.

Sheet masks- R110

Sheet masks have become increasingly popular over the last few years. These masks are perfect for at-home pampering. They’re filled with ingredients that leave the skin feeling silky and smooth. The Body Shop has a wide variety of sheet masks available. Furthermore, these sheet masks are extremely budget-friendly and make a great gift.

Shop Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask

Personalized robe- R399.95

Having a personalized robe makes any women feel special. Netflorist offers wonderfully personalized robes to choose from.

Shop Netflorist robes here

Poetry candles and diffusers- Price varies

Poetry has a wide variety of fragranced candles and diffusers. Just about any woman will be thrilled with this Christmas gift. These candles and diffusers can be used in any space. Furthermore, these scents will leave any environment feeling cozy and harmonious.

Available via Poetry

Hydroponic Smart garden- R1199

Users can grow organic herbs all through the year, using this smart garden. This Hydroponic smart garden includes the following:

  • Water sensor
  • Basin
  • 2 Pods with plugs
  • LED grow light
  • Water soluble fertilizer
  • Power adapter

Available on Takealot

Bee Brooch- R1799

Brooches add a unique touch to any outfit. It’s the perfect subtle accessory that can be worn at any time. American Swiss has a dainty sterling silver black and white Bee brooch that any woman will adore.

Now available on American Swiss

Best Christmas gift ideas for Boys

Little kids love the idea of getting gifts during the festive season. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular wish list items.

Smart watch for kids- R595

Smartwatches are a must-have accessory that any kid should have. They have built-in GPS trackers, alarm clocks, and many other cool features.

Shop Boss Smart watch

Board games

Board games are the perfect go-to gift. Holidays are just around the corner and the kids will truly appreciate this present. There are a bunch of different board games to choose from. However, here are the classics that everybody loves:

  • Monopoly
  • 30 Seconds
  • Scrabble
  • Checkers
  • Pictionary

Professional Printing 3D Pen- R1793.99

Kids will love watching their creations come to life with this 3D pen. Who knew that doodling can be so much more fun!

Shop MYNT3D Professional Printing 3D Pen here

Electric Scooters- R1999

Get your kid around in style with this electric Hook scooter. Furthermore, the handlebars are completely adjustable. The top speed on one of these scooters is 12km/h.

Available now from Makro

Best Christmas gift ideas for Girls

Shopping during the holidays can be daunting. However, when it comes to finding the best Christmas gift ideas, we’re here to help. Hereunder are some of the best gift ideas for the season.

Wireless LED speaker- R149.99

This super sleek LED speaker can be used on the go or at home. It’s compatible with most smartphones and can be charged with a USB cable.

Shop now online  

Charm bracelets- R324

Every girl dreams of owning a charm bracelet. American Swiss has the perfect Christmas collection available. The bracelet is 18ct gold plated and can be customized with different charms.

Order now

Instax Polaroid camera- R1437.50

This unique Christmas gift is ideal for tween girls. Instax produces instant credit-card-sized prints. Furthermore, allowing young girls to create memories of a lifetime.

Shop now at Foto Discount World

DIY Christmas gifts

Nothing is more sentimental than making your own gift for a loved one. Not only are DIY Christmas gifts budget-friendly, but they can be extremely personal too. Here are some fun and unique DIY Christmas gift ideas that you can make at home.

Christmas candles

Candles are a great gift to give to anyone. Here’s how you can make your own candles in no time:

What you’ll need:

  • Wax (either Paraffin, Soy or Beeswax)
  • Wicks
  • Fragrance oil of your choice
  • Colouring (optional)
  • Double boiler
  • Mason jar

How to make DIY candles:

  1. First, insert the candle wick in a mason jar. You can always use an old candle container if you do not have a mason jar.
  2. Heat the wax in a double boiler until its completely melted.
  3. Thereafter, add in your fragrance oil of choice. Next, add in colouring if you choose to.
  4. Carefully transfer the wax into a Mason jar. Take extra caution when pouring the wax, as it will be very hot.
  5. Use a skewer or pen to keep the wick in place

You can now decorate the jar with ribbons and a name tag to make it look more personalized.

DIY Gingerbread Sugar Scrub

Sugar scrubs are an excellent Christmas gift idea because they’re affordable and easy to make. These scrubs are perfect for exfoliating the skin. Let’s take a look at how to make your own gingerbread sugar scrub.

What you’ll need:

  • Ginger bread spice (combine ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and ground cloves)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • 2 Cups brown sugar
  • Mixing bowl
  • Mason jars


  1. Mix the gingerbread spice with some vanilla extract until combined.
  2. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the mixture.
  3. Next, add in the sugar and brown sugar.
  4. Stir until well mixed. If the mixture is too stiff add in a little coconut oil.
  5. Transfer to a mason jar.

Optional: decorate the Mason jar with twine and a label.

Bath bombs

Bath bombs are one of the best Christmas gift ideas.

Learn how to make your own bath bomb at home by following our step-by-step guide below.

What you’ll need:

  • Bath bomb moulds
  • Food colouring
  • Half a cup citric acid
  • 1 Cup baking soda
  • Half a cup Epsom salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of water
  • Half a cup corn-starch
  • 2 Tablespoons essential oil
  • A mould
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

How to make DIY bath bombs:

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl besides the citric acid.
  2. Next, pour the liquid ingredients in a jar and seal well. Shake the container well until everything is well mixed.
  3. Pour the liquid into the bowl with the dry ingredients. At this point, use your hands combine everything together.
  4. Add in the citric acid.
  5. Place the mixture into a mould and press down firmly
  6. Allow the bath bombs to dry and set (this could take up-to 48 hours)

Once the bath bombs are completely dry, you can hand them out as gifts.