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The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Gift Shopping

NEW  |  MAR 1, 2024

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Diving into a gift-shopping adventure can be exciting and a tad overwhelming, but worry not – Somerset Mall has your back. With a myriad of stores, each tailored to different tastes and preferences, you'll find everything from distinctive accessories and home treasures to locally crafted gems and quirky gifts.

This guide is here to walk you through the diverse offerings at Somerset Mall, making sure your gift choices are thoughtful and memorable. Let's get started.

The Ground Rules of Holiday Shopping 

In case you need a little reminder on how to survive holiday shopping, we’ve singled out two of the most common ground rules to help make your festive shopping a little less stressful and a little more seamless.

  • Don’t procrastinate: It may be tempting to think you have time, but we all know how it goes. One minute, it’s 1 December, and before you know it, you’re rushing to the shops on Christmas Eve to get your loved ones' gifts before the big day. This year, start early to avoid the panic, crowds, and overspending on gifts you don’t need.
  • Plan ahead: Make a list of all your loved ones and their interests so you can check which stores should be on your radar ahead of time. This will help save you time and walking around aimlessly trying to think on your feet.

Onto the Gifts 

Now, let's get to the good stuff – the gifts! The real magic happens when your present shows you've put thought into it, aligning perfectly with the recipient's interests. So, buckle up for a fun ride as we explore the delightful world of thoughtful and exciting gifts.

For the Homebodies 

Shopping for the people who love their homes is easy with these homeware stores in Somerset Mall. Stocking more than just kitchen appliances, Le Creuset and Carrol Boyes are home to functional works of art that many adore. Choose from a selection of top-quality kitchen and homeware products that will surely delight your loved ones and hit two birds with one stone when shopping at Carrol Boyes — shop collectable and local items that your loved ones can cherish and show off for years to come. 

Local Love 

Speaking of shopping locally, Freedom of Movement is a born-and-bred South African company that offers a range of apparel and accessories, including its renowned leather bags and shoes. Spoil your loved ones with a piece of local treasures and let them wear it with pride while spreading the local love this festive season. 

Another local brand that you can shop at in Somerset Mall is Rain. Here, you’ll find an array of luxury bath and body products. Made from natural ingredients with African botanical actives, Rain's extensive selection of beauty products is the perfect gift for those loved ones who love to pamper themselves and enjoy natural beauty. 

We can’t talk about local presents without the favourite South African snack that doesn’t just make the perfect stocking filler but a stand-alone gift in itself — biltong. For meat lovers and snack enthusiasts, visiting a quality biltong shop such as Anysberg Biltong & Deli is a must. Choose from various high-quality biltong, droëwors, and gourmet snacks, which can all be packaged in attractive gift boxes, making it the perfect place to shop for your local gift.

For the Nerds 

Big Blue and Gadget Time are the go-to stores for the tech enthusiasts in your life. At Big Blue, you’ll find niche board games and accessories you can’t find anywhere else. And who doesn’t love a gift you know is hard to come by? An easy way to impress the board game lovers in your life!

Gadget Time is more than just an electronic accessories shop. Here, you’ll find a selection of gaming accessories and novelty gadgets that make the perfect gifts for the tech enthusiasts and gamers in your life. Be sure to find out who their favourite characters are before embarking on your shopping trip so you can get them something they’ve always wanted. 

Quirky Gifts for All 

When searching for quirky gifts for various ages, look no further than The Crazy Store at Somerset Mall. With a vast range of affordable and fun items, this store is perfect for finding unique gifts for all ages. Whether you're shopping for children or those young at heart, The Crazy Store offers a diverse range of lighthearted gifts that will bring smiles all around. 

Final words 

Deck the halls with joyous gifts from Somerset Mall this festive season! Whether you're seeking stylish accessories, luxurious homeware, or unique gadgets, the mall's collection of stores ensures that you'll find the perfect gifts to delight your loved ones. Take the stress out of gift shopping and visit us today to explore the possibilities at Somerset Mall for a truly memorable and enjoyable shopping experience.

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