The month of love is here and there’s still time left to shop for an amazing gift for that special someone in your life. But what do you get the person who has everything or the guy or gal who wants for nothing? If you’ve exhausted all your options here in SA, or even if you just want something ultra memorable and cool, then it’s time look a little further than the SA border… think the UK, USA, or even Hong Kong!
No plane ticket necessary, because Postbox Courier (which is free to sign-up to) is bringing online stores from around the world to your doorstep with no-fuss, affordable international shipping. Offering affordable, express courier services to and from South Africa, Postbox Courier is officially the solution every international online shopping addict has been waiting for. Here are our picks for killer and unique gift that you won’t see on a shelf down here in the Republic!
For the secret geek:
If the man or woman in your life loves all things geek, then you no doubt need to go on an overseas shopping trip to find the best stuff! For the Star Wars-loving braaimaster, check out the Star Wars Darth Vader apron ($12.95 from Amazon), Batman Adult Snuggie Blanket ($34.99 from Superhero Stuff), and this hilarious Don’t Touch box ($49.77 from Amazon), which will keep guests and friends busy for hours. Seriously, gifts don’t get any geekier, or cooler than this!
The beer lover:
Popular in British pubs since the late 19th century, a black and tan combines a stout and a bitter ale into a beautifully layered drink, and you can easily make your own with this unique beer layering tool ($9.95 on Amazon). It allows one beer (typically dark stout) to be gently poured over another lighter coloured beer to achieve a dramatic layered effect. The perfect gift for a beer connoisseur. This tool lends to lots of experimentation possibilities.
For the person who likes to take their beer out and about, you can’t go wrong with this Buzio Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Beer Growler ($68.99 from Amazon.com). The to-go drink cup can hold more than five cans of beers (or any other cold liquid) and keeps it ice-cold for more than 24 hours! This is the perfect gift for a beer-loving lad or lass who loves camping, long days on the beach, or other activities that take them far away from the fridge.
Nothing beats staying home and cuddling up on the couch with your special someone so why not get him or her something to make his home a little more exciting? Help create a home cinema to take Netflix to the next level with this affordable but oh-so-cool Blitzwolf BW-VP1-Pro LCD Projector (R1,329.20 from BangGood.com), which is quite unlike any portable projector you’ll find in SA. It features a 2800 Lumens rating for a clear, bright picture, along with smartphone mirroring and WiFi capabilities. If your partner loves staying in and playing board and card games, then check out the crude and quirky card game Drawing Without Dignity ($24.99 from Amazon.com), which will make for a hilarious night in with friends too!
For something a little more personal, take them down memory lane with amazing personalised art and homeware from The Drifting Bear Co. (various prices from NotOnTheHighStreet.com), including a personalised song lyrics print, as a great idea.
The guy who has everything:
What do you get someone who seems to have everything? The trick is to think outside the box and go a little crazy or even a little odd to find something you know they’ll love but would never think to get for themselves. For the guy who loves to have fun with his mates why not try the Hexcup Beer Pong Set ($19.99 from Hexcup.com)? This unique set gives you a perfect re-rack every time – the cups’ bottom has a channel for the liquid to flow through so that the cups will maintain their perfect honeycomb shape each time.
And for those who are dealing with a long-distance relationship, or perhaps just want the cutest way to send a message, check out this Spinning Heart Lovebox Messenger (R1,499.74 from UncommonGoods.com), which lets you send heartfelt messages from anywhere in the world, which will then pop up on the box’s internal LCD. It really is the modern take on the classic love note.
While you’re shopping don’t forget to register on PostBox Courier so you’re ready to go when you find the ideal gift. Registering is FREE, quick and easy and once you’ve registered you’ll get your very own delivery address in the UK, Hong Kong, US and Australia. Then, when it comes time to shop, all you need to do is have your goods delivered to your most appropriate address.