Superbalist is a great site for gifts. I can spent hours just browsing through their goodies, trying to justify exactly why I feel that I need another pair of shoes … Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get a gift for him – there are so many options to choose from, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for. Shop by brand, look through the ‘men’ category or go straight to their ‘offers’ tab because they always have some kind of special available so just keep your eyes peeled to ensure you get the latest deal.
Our pick: these Nikes are bound to make any outfit your guy might wear even more stylish. Black is a safe colour to go for as it matches just about everything and these shoes are classic!
Mantality is rated as the number one store for men in South Africa! They stock all kinds of gadgets, grooming gear, accessories, clothes and tech – how could you go wrong here? Their site is oh-so-user-friendly and will really take the hassle out of trawling through the mall in search of the perfect who knows what! They even have a ‘man cave’ section if you want to get your man something for his … er … lair.
Our pick: if your guy loves his gadgets, why not get him something from their LifeProof range? These are cases that are designed to withstand all kinds of knocks, meaning that your smartphone or tablet can come with you on all sorts of adventures. Plus, they’re waterproof – how cool is that?
Everybody loves Woolies. And for good reason – they know how to make great quality stuff … and I’m not talking about their food (although I could go on about it for days. Yum!). Click through to their ‘men’ section and start browsing through everything from work-style office wear and stylish shoes to ties, scarves and belts – this is definitely the go-to site for the more practical man out there who’s not all that into the mushy Valentine’s Day stuff.
Our pick: a great shirt always makes for a great gift – especially for those guys out there who hate shopping for themselves! Check out Country Road’s shirts … they can be dressed up for work or dressed down for a casual weekend outing.
From books and gadgets to camping gear and games, Takealot.com has a huge range of gifts to get your hands on … they’ve got over nine million products to pick and choose from so there’s something for every kind of guy out there! Plus, they offer free delivery on all mobile app orders, so be sure to order from their app if you can!
Our pick: a classic Leatherman. Every guy needs one, right? This handy, all-in-one multitool has got a knife, scissors, pliers, wire cutters … the whole shebang! It’ll definitely come in handy at some point!
Do you date a fashion-forward man? If you answered ‘yes’, then he will love a gift from Spree! They’ve got a range of clothing that oozes style and sophistication, while their accessories will work as the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. You want shoes? You got it. Jackets, tops, sunglasses and more – it’s all there.
Our pick: you can never go wrong with a classic pair of Ray-Bans … a good pair of sunglasses is totally an investment. How about these classic Aviators? They suit just about everyone and will never go out of style!
The Gadget Shop
Perhaps you’re with a geeky guy (and I mean geeky in a good way, I promise), in which case, The Gadget Shop is the perfect site to visit. Jump on the Star Wars bandwagon and snap up a cute figurine, splurge on a pair of wireless headphones or just go for a fun novelty gift that’s bound to get him giggling.
Our pick: this one’s a bit of a splurge but it’s just so cool, I couldn’t resist! The 3Doodler 2.0 is the world’s first 3D printing pen. Yes, you read that correctly … it allows you to draw in the air and, instead of ink, it releases heated plastic that cools and becomes stable. How awesome is that?
Don’t just think flowers when you think Netflorist … although flowers aren’t just for gals, you know! But if your man is more of a manly kind of guy, Netflorist has got your back … in fact, they have a whole ‘for him’ section on their site, where you’ll find whiskey and chocolate platters, mini whiskey bottle and biltong combos and even aftershave!
Our pick: the 54 piece chocolate truffles and bottle of merlot combo – that way you can have some, too!
If your guy has got a sense of humour, Big Blue is the perfect shop to seek a great gift. They’ve got a whole lot of funny t-shirts as well as a range of band shirts if your guy is into music. Under their ‘gifts for men’ section, you’ll find gimmicky lunch bags, books on how to brew your own beer and cool flashlights for those pesky power outages.
Our pick: definitely this Beetle-shaped washing bag! How cute is it? It’s something your guy will use daily, which means he’ll think of you pretty often!
Camden is a great gift buying site … it’s got cute coffee table books, shopping bags that say things like ‘random crap’ (haha) and ever-so-useful cutlery sets that are presented so well they’ll make any guy smile. You could even pick up a biltong board and knife set if your guy is a fan of biltong!
Our pick: this weekender bag is beautiful and classic. Spoil your guy and know that all bags are made using locally-produced fabrics and genuine South African leather – rad, huh?
Not The Mall
How great is the name of this online shop? Not the Mall has got a dedicated guys’ section that features braais, wine glass sets and even binoculars. If he’s a whiz in the kitchen, he will love one of the many cookbooks on sale … plus, you can get him to cook dinner for you ASAP so that you can both enjoy your thoughtful gift!
Our pick: Reuben Cooks Local by Reuben Riffel. In this cookbook, the renowned local chef spills the beans on his fave local ingredients, highlighting seasonal items and local producers.
By Nikki Samakosky