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Your Yuletide wish list from Poetry

poetry That time of year has come around again. We’re in the thick of the festive rush and the gift-giving season is well underway. The best part of experiencing Christmas in South Africa is that it’s also the height of summer – the sun is out, days are longer and the beach beckons. At Poetry, this summer season’s design theme is whimsical encounters and fresh, botanical motifs in a serene palette of blues, aqua, teal and blush pink with accents in gold. Poetry is the ideal gifting destination if you’re shopping for a homemaker, a hostess or someone special who deserves a beautiful treat after a long year. Expect a curated collection of unusual treasures and unique trinkets. Practicality meets exotic expression in block-printed Indian tablecloths, Thai glassware, Vietnamese sea-grass baskets, brightly decorated terracotta planters, and handmade crockery in Portuguese designs and colours. These far-flung finds live happily alongside locally crafted items, such as Kapula candles and ceramics from Bredasdorp, as well as bath-and-body products, candles, diffusers and room sprays, all of which have been produced in South Africa. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite gifting ideas – be inspired and enjoy the shopping experience at Poetry.

for the foodie

1) Petra patterned mini bowl, R99 2) Marble and wood rectangular board 38x18cm, R350 3) Two-tone round paddle board 30x38cm, R250 4) Bone salad server set, R350

for the teacher

5) Watercolour Rose notebook, R150 (large) 6) Watercolour Wild Roses notebook, R150 7) Pastel Watercolour notebook, R150

for the hostess

8) Clear Melilla tall glass, R75 9) Marble and brass inlay board, R299 10) Belvoir elderflower cordial, R99 11) Belvoir rose elderflower cordial, R99

for someone special

12) Gypsophila & Hyacinth bath oil, R130 13) Rose Gardenia bath oil, R130 14) Wild Blooms bath oil, R120

for the homemaker

15) Sakura porcelain diffuser, R375 16) Rain lily porcelain diffuser, R375 17) Gardenia porcelain diffuser, R199 (small) 18) Rose Gardenia diffuser, R399 To browse the Poetry collection, visit or contact 0860 5555 29.