Looking for cute and unique gift ideas for your better half? What’s On In Cape Town has compiled a few innovative, original, and locally made gifts options to help you spoil that significant person beyond just Valentine’s Day.
What began as a hobby and side project has now bloomed into a full-time business, with the team at Petal & Post proud to have set up shop in 3 major cities – Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, as well as online. All products are locally made and sourced, with the team’s combined efforts ensuring fresh, wholesome flower cuts and gifts.
Petal & Post believes in spreading love throughout the year and have some amazing treats available.
Have a look at the other gift sets available such as the Glow Gift set which includes Sunbird Rooibos and Chai/Buchu and Rooibos tea bags as well as Antji’es Foot Soak Salts, or the Foodie Set guaranteed to make mouths water with items such as Guzzle and Wolf Cinnamon and Pretzel Flavoured Popcorn and Valenti Chocolate Chip Biscotti.
Where: The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town
When: Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 5pm
This one is for the chocoholic in all of us – a recommendation to indulge a loved one or yourself in a taste sensation only Belgian Handmade chocolate can evoke.
Since 1991 the Geldhof family has been providing families and companies alike with authentic, handmade chocolates. Over 30 years later they continue to do so, keeping in mind how well Chocolate and the 14th of February pair so well together.
Another green tick for these delicious chocolates goes to the company’s efforts in sourcing African ingredients and thus strengthening international relations between fellow African countries. Their cocoa mass is imported from Ghana and is one of the most difficult ingredients to maintain, however it is also this ingredient that adds to the magic flavour sensations one experiences with these chocolates.
Have a look at their website for some delicious and delightful gifting ideas that keep on giving no matter what time of year it is. Their online catalogue has recently expanded to prepare for Cupid’s appearance and they’re ready to make your gift shopping experience that much more delicious.
Where: 11 Montague Dr, Montague Gardens, Cape Town
Bloomable is the perfect way to express your love with a spoil of the senses. Bloomable delivers beautiful handcrafted flowers and gifts across South Africa. In addition to their range of specialized gifts and flowers, Bloomable also offers a gorgeous selection of thoughtful gift boxes and flowers for birthdays, anniversaries and romance,and new babies.
Want to set your loved one up to create the ultimate moment of relaxation and restoration? Bloomable’s luxury pamper bathtime gift will do the trick. If you’re looking for something for that special man in your life then you will love their stylish luxury gift box for him – it’s a beaut.
While Bloomable has many beautiful blooms to choose from, they predict that the Unique Wild Fynbos bouquet will be a definite favourite amongst Protea lovers. The Romantic Rose Vase arrangement with Lindt chocolate is a super cute and affordable treat which no doubt is always well-received and we’re just obsessed with the dreamy shades of the Pastel Elegance bouquet. All these bouquets and hampers are absolutely bloomtiful.
Drink Nil is the perfect way to go if you are looking for a way to indulge but don’t want the consequences attached to drinking. Whether you are trying to get fit and eat healthier or have cannot drink alcohol, Drink Nil has the solution for you with their wide range of alcohol-free and non-alcoholic beverages.
Anyone can feel the love with their gorgeous range of ciders and sparkling wines leaving one positively bubbly and relaxed. Take some time out for the two of you or celebrate yourself with this gentle range of drinks.
With years of industry experience in events, tastes, and trends, the team at Drink Nil pride themselves on sourcing the best alcohol-free beverages for any occasion.
Brands from John Ross and Robertsons Winery to the Duchess’s wide range of aperitifs are just some of what can be found in their extensive catalogue.
Silvertree Jewelry created by Sonia Stander has become a name synonymous in Stellenbosch and surrounds after trading for over thirty years with a niche and bespoke range of sterling silver jewelry and accessories. Silvertree has also become renowned for its wide range of unique and affordable, quality jewelry pieces.
Stock ranges from sterling silver to brushed silver, gold plated and rose gold plated jewelry to pearls and marcasites as well as vintage and semi-precious stones. Some pieces are one of a kind and are often not stocked again, an added bonus on sentimentality in your choice of gift.
The jewelry can usually be located at the Slow Food Market Nederburg Paarl and Route 44 market in Stellenbosch as well as some of the pieces being displayed on their website. Please note if you are looking for a specific item it is better to contact them directly for their extensive range.
Send A Surprise is the ultimate online gift store when it comes to original, artisanal and custom-designed gifts with a rarely-found personal touch. From fresh-cut flowers to hampers and gifts, ideas for almost any celebration at any time of year can be found here.
Take the Chocolate Smash Heart, for example, a beautiful gourmet heart made with Tomes chocolate and filled with candy that you get to smash open with a mallet.
For those who enjoy snacking, take a look at their range of tastefully arranged bites and finger foods from individually wrapped decadent chocolate brownies to a local and lekker Biltong Box.
Send A Surprise pride itself on efficiency and attentive care to each and every gift sourced. One can find gifts for both him and her, such as an Andre Verdier folding knife or a “Sweets for my Sweet” hamper of goodies for her.
Haliema’s Flowers have established themselves well in the community of Cape Town with their range of beautifully packaged fresh flowers and gifts. Haliema’s Flowers caters to almost any occasion from Birthdays and Anniversaries to Corporate Events, Family Events and Weddings, and Sympathy Events or Funerals and if there is something they have not yet done, they are happy to assist you further with the challenge!
Do you want to order bespoke bouquets for your home decor or that special someone in your life? Check out the amazing line of products and cuts of flowers available on their website. Haliema’s Flowers pride themselves on same-day delivery too in certain areas of Cape Town.
Haliema’s Flowers are there to see your botanical ideas come to life. With love from the community and some age-old family knowledge, Haliema’s Flowers are fast becoming the family name behind major flower arrangements.
Where: 63 Ernest Rd, Rylands, Cape Town
The name subtly suggests what we at What’s On already know: these gifts are indeed, masterfully created. With that bold, yet refined statement at the helm, the crew at Fusspot are well-known in their trade when it comes to sourcing artisanal gifts and arranging them tastefully in gifting baskets custom made to suit your needs.
All gifts are locally sourced or made in South Africa and follow a code of ethics making sure to use organic and environmentally conscious products and packaging. From pampering spa goodies to deluxe snack and treat packages, Gifts by Fusspot has what you’re looking for, with an added touch of sophistication.
Have a look at their gift baskets – private, picnic, as well as his and hers. Keen for a date night? Have a look at the Date Night basket which includes 5m fairy lights, Banoffee Walnuts and Moet & Chandon champagne!
Fabulous Flowers specializes in luxury bespoke flowers and gifts to suit almost any budget and occasion. With years of experience in the gifting industry, you can be certain that Fabulous Flowers delivers only the best.
Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s day with their novelty range of custom gift boxes and treats such as the Family Picnic Time Gift Box which includes red wine, meebos and Lindt chocolates! Up for something a little more personal? What about the Red Rose Fantasy gift? This amazing set features 50 red roses, all arranged beautifully in a golden lace box.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through their stomach. Why not test this theory with Fabulous Flower’s Fabulous Premium Platter? You get an array of fine foods such as Cape Fig Jam, Bread and Butter pickles and boerenkaas as well as other fine cheeses to wine and dine with your loved one.
Tomes chocolatiers are a chocolate company based in Cape Town that pride themselves not only on quality of product but care and quality of their staff too. After humble beginnings and at times, sheer endurance, the company was able to bring chocolate to the root of Africa by producing their own premium African Origin chocolate.
With their milk chocolates there is a cocoa content of a massive 46% to a 30% sugar content. One can taste the finely cultivated ingredients are enriched with love. These delicious chocolates are also available in bite-sized treats such as Caramel, Nougat and Cashew squares, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate buttons not to mention their range of “shots” – Peanut Butter, Amarula and Triple Chocolate flavours.
Where: Victoria Wharf Shopping centre, Shop 6198, Ground Level, Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, Breakwater Blvd, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
When: Monday to Sunday: 9am to 9pm