In case you haven’t noticed, I love Christmas. And with loving Christmas comes the huge responsibility of loving presents too. (Responsibility on Hubstopher, I mean). If you love PE brands and you’re a big Christmas gift giver and receiver, you’ll love some of the funky and enduring gift ideas made by the hands of our very own Nelson Mandela Bay residents!
Alethea Ross is the mama behind one of my favorite Port Elizabeth based brands, Alove Creations. This lady literally just decided to follow her passion and started creating the most amazing clothing pieces and gift ideas! From body scrubs and scarves to kimonos and the most adorable little kiddie accessories, there’s something for everyone!
My favorite item in her range, at the moment, are these brightly colored chiffon kimonos. They are available in basically any colour, with a variety of plain, beaded and fringe designs to choose from. And at a cost of R220 to R260, they would make for a great Christmas gift. And husbands, for this week only Al is giving My Spreadsheet Brain readers a cool 10% off all kimonos! Simply mention this blog post, when making payment, to qualify.
I think that Ella over at JustEllaBella comes up with the cutest and most thoughtful gift ideas! If you’ve been following, you’ll know that Ella has recently closed her kids apparel and decor store, Oh! Boy. But this young lady is not putting down her crafting tools just yet. Her recent addition is A Cup of Cute. I mean, I wanted one before I even knew what it was! Who wouldn’t want a cup of cute?
Her Cup of Cute initiative features hand made beaded jewelry, hair accessories and earrings that are both fabulous and “guilt free treats”, as she would say. You can find Ella’s Cup of Cute at the soon to open CASA – a boutique store owned by PE local, Cleo Allison. The up and coming store will stock stunning ready to wear and bridal fashion, designed by Cleo and selected local designers. If you’re in Port Elizabeth on the 15th December at 7pm, do pop into CASA’s grand opening on the corner of 67 2nd Avenue and Mc Adam Street, Newton Park.
And now for the FANTASTIC news! As part of our Christmas Crazy promotion, Alove Creations and Just Ella Bella are giving away a beautiful chiffon kimono, a Cup of Cute and a set of JustEllaBella notebooks to one very lucky My Spreadsheet Brain reader!
To enter, please follow the rafflecopter prompts below and keep your eyes peeled to my Facebook page this coming Friday, where I’ll announce the winners. As always, winner must please respond by noon on Monday 5th, to claim the prize.