Local Brands Gift Idea Guide for men

Celebrating the men of our homes is such an honour, and I thought what a better way than to celebrate them whilst also supporting small businesses who have survived lockdown by the skin of their figurative teeth 🙂
I hope you love the guide as much as I do and please do tag me in your purchases on Insta so I can reshare and know who you supported


Hartland is a new Cape Town based online store supporting local manufacture and providing sophisticated quality products to our customers, bringing them closer to the heart of adventure, comfort and style. We source products from all over the country to equip our customers for the for their every-day-adventure lifestyle.

We offer the most comfortable Veldskoen, 3 different styles in 4 different earthy colors; oatmeal / tan / brown / black –  R900.
We have travel accessories like;Hand stitched Leather Toiletry Bags – R950
Genuine Leather Briefcase satchels – R3550
We have other duffel bags and wallets etc. even one of a kind handmade knives, house blend coffee beans and beard oil coming soon!


Eleganza is a Luxury group that was established in 1985. What began as small trading company has now progressed to be internationally recognised. Over the years we have gained invaluable experience in the jewellery industry both locally and internationally. We are well known for establishing ourselves in the high end manufacture of exclusive once off pieces, wholesale of diamonds to the trade, imports of high end pieces and wholesale and retail.

We manufacture jewellery, custom made or to the clients specifications. We also source all types of watches which could be a great Father’s day gift idea. Here are a few gorgeous options:
– Michel Herbelin:
Newport – R10500
The Newport Classics cushion-shaped stainless steel case is a perfect balance between a classic round shape and a chunky square, measuring 38 mm in diameter.
Epsilon – R9950
The Michel Herbelin Epsilon timepiece showcases classic French design with a precision Swiss movement and superior materials, creating an understated luxury watch that will stand the test of time.
– Rotary:
Cambridge – R7250
The Rotary Cambridge Automatic is the ideal watch for the sophisticated man, it is a triumph of form and function. The sophisticated aesthetic is augmented with a number of meticulously designed features, including domed sapphire crystal, curved hands and hidden crown.
Aquaspeed – R4950
The Rotary Henley chronograph caters to an active audience. This model features a refined and dynamic case shape with a 316L stainless steel 5 link bracelet secured by a deployment clasp.

Tel: +27 87 822 1331


A brand that has stemmed off the well-known Blu Betty brand, are fortunate enough to have one of the most talented shoe designers in the country on their team and their own factory that manufactures in Pinetown #properlocal . This contributes to the brand being able to set itself apart in its agility to offer and to produce original, relevant and contemporary South African footwear with a whimsical/quirky/funky spin on things!

Blu Betty launched the start of their women’s shoe range in 2015 and is a proudly South African brand with its roots firmly planted in Durbz, KZN and is an e-Commerce brand. They strive for authenticity, quality and individuality in design and execution. They are artisanal in context and in our offering. Whilst we have seen fantastic growth since the inception of Blu Betty and are proud to be one of the leading shoe brands in the country, we still subscribe to the concept of “slow fashion”. Our newly launched men’s range speaks of a styling ethos that maintains practicality whilst looking towards rich leather colours, artisan-inspired yet singular shoe design, all-the-while combined with an easy-to-wear element that keeps the chaps coming back for more! It includes our Lando shoe available in our Black, Old Brown and Karoo Brown leathers, a wallet available in three leather colours as well and some men’s belts in black. This is just the start of the range and just as we have worked fervently to grow Blu Betty, so too are we excited to do just the same with the Blu Bert range.  
The Landos are R950, our wallets are R850 and the belts are R385. 

L2 (LSquared)

My name is Lise Lyon , hence the name L2 ( L squared). 

I started my business in 2011 when I opened a menswear boutique in the heart of Pretoria. A few years in i started doing markets with my tshirt that I designed myself. In the beginning i had four little piles of stock , after selling out most of the time. I decided to expand my range. 

The part of my job i love the most is dressing and connecting with customers. Seeing them come back after years of purchase, commenting on the interesting illustrations and the excellent quality of my Tshirts. Playing around with multimedia art forms such as illustration , watercolor And ink sketches I found the best way to print these on fabric was with a digital printer. Dtg printing is the best printing method.The ink then soaks into the fibers of the garment and It’s like printing on paper. We also heat seal the image afterwards which means the print will last longer and is sealed in the fabric. 


The Flynn Jaxon brand was born out of a noted necessity for cool, monochrome, unisex fashion for kids, made with quality and comfort in mind and FJ has always remained true to this philosophy.Flynn Jaxon is all about offering stylish options in a mostly neutral colour pallete, now offering trendy accessories and clothing for adults & kids

Father & child matching beanies!
Hint: get your cart value up to R500 and add in your adult beanie, then use code SHANFOURIE to get Dad’s beanie FREE!


Havilah offer unique one-of-a-kind custom jewellery pieces for clients who prefer individual attention and want to know that their jewellery was created for them, as opposed to being picked out of a counter full of mass produced stock that comes from some far off land instead of our own beloved SA.

Father’s Day – This year we developed a small collection of Men’s Bracelets that were inspired by one I had custom made for my husband when our first son was born. The bracelet is made from leather and has charms engraved with meaningful dates and charms cut out to the pattern of our children’s heart beats. So, this year we decided to put a small collection of men’s bracelets into production, as you can see featured in our Father’s Day Gifts gallery. 


DISRUPT Shop are a proudly South African, KZN based company supporting local brands.

The choice is yours to buy their gorgeous products BRANDED, PERSONALISED OR UNBRANDED

Shop from 10 000 products from Braai Gear to Laptop Sleeves, Apparel to Technology Gadgets – we really do stock it all.Products: (images attached)
Gary Player Leather Overnight Bag – R2,473.46
Doodle’s Buff – R120.00
Dolan Steak Knife Set – R218.58
Swiss Cougar Denver Bluetooth x-Sports Earbuds – R432.84
Andy Cartwright “The Chopping Block” Biltong Slicer – – R398.94
Harbin Travel Fridge – R1,248.06
Bristol Wireless Charger & 4000MAH – R294.49
Chilli Cooling Sports Towel – R35.95 


My Legacy Book is for us to remember those that we love, when the unfortunate time comes when they can’t share these memories in person. We can also fill in the questions and gift a book to a mother, brother, father, sister, best friend, or child with all of our answers in to leave our legacy.
I adore this ! – Shan

Do you know your gran’s favourite memory of you? Or your sister’s bucket list? Or your dad’s dream car? Or your best friend’s favourite holiday? Or your child’s favourite meal and why?
These are all questions that make up a big part of your legacy, why not capture it in time?
The perfect Father’s Day gift to give him filled in, or for him to fill in for his child. 


House of Mangar is a family business specializing in French Provencal inspired furniture. The Maingard family, (pronounced Mangar in French) has strong roots in Mauritius but moved to Durban over 60 years ago.

Store: www.houseofmangar.co.za
Email: ballito@houseofmangar.co.za
Instagram: houseofmangar
Shop: Shop 13, Sage Centre, Salt RockContact: Jenna 082 404 3775


Craig has worked in the Flooring industry for about 30 odd years – he laughs as he admits that is around half his lifetime which he says makes him sound old! “But I am young at heart and still full of energy and passionate about what I do and how I do it!

We supply all types of flooring such as carpets, laminates, vinyl and solid wood, including sanding and sealing of wood floors. We also have an online rug catalogue which I thought would be a good fit for the Father’s day guide, perfect for that work from home office/gym/man cave to add an aesthetic appeal to the space. There is a range of indoor and outdoor contemporary, classic and nature inspired rugs being offered at an extremely affordable price!


Lockdown has pushed Chelsea & her boyfriends to start a business called CJW Creations and it is making scrabble blocks for people. We are also introducing a noughts and crosses set this weekend just in time for Father’s Day (solid wooden blocks in a small box) 

The blocks are made to order and I have a variety of colours to choose from and each block is R25. The noughts and crosses set will be R250. They also offer a variety of other wooden products – follow them and get in touch for more options!

Email: chelseajadew@gmail.com
Facebook: CJW creations
Instagram account: cjw_creations


Matt is a hand engraving artist based in Durban, South Africa. The first thing that comes to mind when you mention engraving is jewellery… Matt is not that kind of engraver.

His focus is creating one of a kind wall decor, signs and just some really amazing artwork that will last a lifetime.  

I use a Dremel engraving machine on all of my work and here are a few things I hand engrave:
• Welcome Signs
• House Numbers
• Wedding – Mr & Mrs (Surname)
• Memorial Plaques
• Motivational Wall Art
• Animal Portraits
• People Portraits
• Corporate Logos, signs and so much more.

Matt is also sponsored by Dremel South Africa.
“As far as I am aware I could be the only hand engraving artist in South Africa that focuses on my style of engraving.”

Website (his online shop is in final stages)


Macaroon is well-known for their personalised products – and these aprons are perfect for Dad!


We are two young women who have moved away from family with the hope of growth, self-discovery, and purpose. living in Strand in the Western Cape. Myself and Lorraine have been best friends for the last three years. From the beginning of our friendship, we developed a tradition of randomly spoiling each other with unique gifts. And so from that love, shared values and tradition Moments By Design was born.

At Moments by Design,  we curate special experiences and gifts for intimate and special occasions. Some of our most popular gifts and experiences have been around Valentines day, Mother’s day, and now Father’s Day. However, that’s not where it stops, once lockdown and the pandemic is officially over, we look forward to curating special moments, engagements and date nights for people all over the country.  

Email: lm.momentsbydesign@gmail.com
Cell/WhatsApp: 079 323 3301 / 073 004 6135
Instagram: www.instagram.com/momentsbydesign 


This new business was birthed during Lockdown and is made up of 5 business ladies, who share a vision of Empowering South African entrepreneurs, while providing unique gifting.

There are subscription and once off gift boxes available.  The boxes are filled with / curated with local products from all around South Africa.  These artisanal products are handmade, organic, unique and in most instances made with the founder’s direct involvement.  It varies from generational recipes to family skills-based products made with you in mind.  The catch phrase says it all:  Get it or Gift it.  When you purchase an African Beauty Box gift set you are not only supporting A.B.B, you’re also empowering whole lot of small business owners and artisans whose products you would not have known about.  Let us rally behind small businesses who are the ones that create jobs and let us help them to shine and be celebrated.  You are welcome to contact us if you would like to have your local product included in an African Beauty Box gift.

E-mail: info@africanstylehouse.co.za
Tel: 083 296 8155 / 082 968 1750 / 084 465 4944


Bella Luce “Beautiful Light” is another local product that started off as a casual conversation between friends with love of fragrance and creativity. Their home fragrances encapsulate luxury and invoke memories, emotions and experiences that fill your home with Bella Luce Love. Their home fragrance range consists of soy-coconut candles, reed diffusers and room and linen mist. Their candles are natural, vegan friendly and hand poured right here in the KZN Midlands.

If your man loves his office to smell good then these are the answer for him as these unisex diffusers would look great in any mens or ladies office


Pretty Cool are a local Ballito company and have launched a drop ship online store recently as a “pet project” during lockdown.
They currently list many items across a wide range of genre’s and try support other small businesses and suppliers who are not able to easily setup their own online store.

We’ve got a father’s day gifting range that we are excited about particularly the Personalized Frame Wall Mounts which allow Kids names to be added to the print – these are R350 each

Email hello@prettycool.co.za
Whatsapp: 072 234 5555
Instagram: @prettycoolza


Brendan Cooper is the owner and director of LuxCut Vinyls – a home décor and signage company based in Hillcrest, KZN.

We are a young company, having only officially started working in November 2019. We specialize in Vinyl cutting, creating wall stickers/decals. So far, our most popular items have been wall art, all completely customizable. Our clients have contacted us, told us what they want, and between us and them we put together a design that they love, and then we install the vinyl on their walls. We can also do car branding and fun bumper stickers, laptop stickers and many more.

Email: brendan@luxcutvinyl.com
Facebook: @luxcutvinyls
Instagram: luxcut_vinyls
Phone/WhatsApp: 076 667 2145


Labels4school proudly claim being one of SA’s favourite personalised label companies and have just launched their new website with loads of exciting new products and themes. They are proudly South African company. 


Colombo Coffee & Tea is a 100 year old coffee roaster. They are a proudly Durban company. Their coffee is sourced from the finest growers in Africa, South and Central America.

This Father’s Day we have created two gift bundles for coffee loving dads.
Our first package combines an original KeepCup with two bags of 250g coffee.
Our second package includes an Aeropress coffee brewer, 2 bags of  250g coffee and a RECUP reusable cup
Package 1 is R350 incl. VAT
Package 2 is R900 incl. VAT

Coffee beans can be ground on request and Package 2 can upgrade to Aeropress Go for R50 incl. VAT.


GEORGIE’S PORK is a local KZN pork farm, supplying good quality, delicious wood-smoked pork products.

GEORGIE’S will very soon be dropping an awesome Father’s Day gift pack onto the website listed in Contact details below, who will deliver to your door. This pack will contain Dad’s favourite Georgie’s braai products, as well as an incredibly beautifully crafted solid oak meat board by WoodNewz. If you are looking for anything wood related, Thinus from WoodNewz is your guy!
The vacuum sealed products will last in your fridge for up to 28 days, so the perfect gift! Supermeats website.

Georgie’s Father’s Day Hamper includes;

1 x Georgie’s beautifully crafted solid oak meat board 

1 x Georgie’s Rack of Ribs

1 x Georgie’s Cherry Sticks

1 x Georgie’s Bacon Cheese Wors

1 x Georgie’s Pork Burger packs

1 x Gerogie’s 200g Streaky Bacon

1 x Georgie’s Honey Glazed Rashers


Hi! We are Adrian and Natasha and we own Bethany Coffee. The brand symbolizes: Fellowship and building relationships over coffee. Bethany symbolizes the village/ home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus where Jesus was always welcome. A place He always went back to. May we cultivate a Godly atmosphere where people always feel welcome. 

We are a small up and coming mobile coffee shop.. 
We are currently selling “uncomplicated coffee” sachets. It’s absolutely amazing! Our mobile van is undergoing some jazzing up and we will hopefully be up and running soon.

Email: bethanycoffee0@gmail.com
Phone number: 082 631 4184
Instagram and Facebook: @bethanycoffee


Hello there! I am Andrea. As a young girl I baked biscuits and sold them in little packets at school. Fast forward 20 odd years now a working from home Mom of an amazing 9 year old son, and I have found my love of baking again. This time in a specially curated box of your choice bringing a little bit of homemade delicious heaven to your home. Our original creations and signature products are sure to exceed all of your expectations.

I am a passionate baker with a commitment to our community and we plan on continuing this tradition for years to come. We welcome you to come on in and have a bite. Give your taste buds a treat with My Biscuit Box – perfect for dads with a sweet tooth!

INSTAGRAM: @mybiscuitbox
076 993 5649


The Daily Bagel is a family owned artisanal bakery and cafe situated in Mount Edgecombe. We specialise in authentic baked goods, other unique treats and offer bespoke catering for all special events.

Contact No: 031 502 3336
Whatsapp Order Line: 081 467 1692
Facebook: The Daily Bagel 
Instagram: The Daily Bagel 


Grace Creations is a small which Charne started in 2016. She specialises in hand crocheted handbags, baskets, rugs, plant covers, body scrubs and body lotions. 
For Father’s Day she is doing awesome wooden goodie boxes

The Snack Box – R350
The Braai Box – R450
The Coffee Box – R300
The Sweet Tooth Box – R320


BeeCo started out with beehives as a hobby and to do their part to help the environment and have recently decided to take it a step further by making products from the beeswax they get from their hives.

We have a 2 products available at the moment
– Beeswax lipbalm @R40
– Beeswax beard balm @R280 but as a launching special it is currently going for R200.
– When available we do raw honey.
For fathers day we have two different hampers available
Priced from R450 – R500 but there are only 40 available.

What’s The Buzz Father’s Day Hampers.
Grizzly Bear hamper :
360g bottle of raw unadulterated honey, Honey dipper, 100g packet of Homemade biltong, 60g packet of Roasted & Salted Cashew nuts, Lindt chocolates, Our signature beeswax lip balm, our signature Beard Balm (available in either Drone or Buzz)
R 500. 00 excluding courier
Boss Bee Hamper :
360g bottle of raw unadulterated honey, Honey dipper, 100g packet of Homemade biltong, 60g packet of Roasted & Salted Cashew nuts, Lindt chocolates, Our signature beeswax, lip balm, Our handmade Shaving cream & Shaving brush.
R 450.00 excluding courier



A creative at heart Lucy enjoys creating and sharing recipes that arefamiliar yet on trend and she believes that food fosters connection and can be a vital part of many of our fondest memories!!  
Lucy’s is self taught with 17 years of industry experience,. This along her unique style mean her classes have a comfortable and relaxed tone making them accessible to  Both the ametuer cook/baker and the out and out beginner! 

She loves encouraging people to find their way into the kitchen, taking the fear and trepidation out of cooking with many useful tips and interesting yet simple to prepare recipes.  With a focus on wholesome and nutritious food along with a splash of decadence and indulgence, Lucy is best known for her baked goods and her family style dining.
Father’s Day Gift Ideas:
Group Class

Chocolate salted caramel no churn ice cream Father & child group cooking class
Saturday 20th June 10am R195 per family
Pvt Classes
1) Couples Night private class – book a private couples night class for your hubby and yourself. Choose one of his favourite dishes to learn to cook together. R395 per couple. 
2) Private Father and child classes – choose a family favourite for dad and the kids to learn to cook together R395 per family (dad and kids)

Email: cakegirl@mweb.co.za


Holla Trails was started by Nic Jordan, a local Farmer who wanted to create a place for cyclists to ride without the dangers of the roads.
Today Holla Trails consists of over 375km’s of running and riding trails that wind through scenic farmlands inland from Ballito.We’re passionate about providing you with the tools to suit your adventure; be it for mountain bikers, trail runners or those who simply enjoy walking in the outdoors.

Whether you are hard core racing snake looking for a tough 6 hour ride or just out for a walk in the country, choose your adventure at Holla Trails. We have something for everyone.
Treat your Dad to an ultimate morning on the trails with a day permit (R75 for riding / R28 running)
Or go all out with an annual membership (expires 28/02/2021)
Riding R1657.50
Running R510
Or even better get the whole family out on the trails to enjoy the day together, stop for a picnic and take in the scenic spots along the way.
Don’t have bikes? Book our hire bikes easily online. We have children and adults bikes available.

I hope you all enjoyed the curation of incredible local businesses and I really hope you are able to support them as we celebrate the special Dads in our lives!

If you need any more information on these products please contact the relevent brands.

Author: Shan Fourie

Shan Fourie is a busy mom of three, based in Ballito, and is a full-time lifestyle blogger/Content Creator. With over 14 years of experience in marketing, Shan began blogging in 2018, and embarked into full-time content creation in 2021. Shan uses her platform to share brands, businesses as well as to raise awareness and funds for causes and initiatives close to her heart. Somewhat of an activist, Shan has helped bring people together for multiple causes, including A21 Walk for Freedom, multiple Bone Marrow & Blood drives, a peaceful protest to stop NetCare Alberlito from closing its paeds ward, as well as other movements she is passionate about. Her biggest focus this year is on raising funds, alongside The Rise Up Movement, for a GBV safe house in Kwadukuza, along with a lab for facilitating rape-kits on site, instead of having to send them to Pretoria. Shan is an official Ambassador for (a) The SA Bone Marrow Registry, (b) the Red Movement (a movement intent on eradicating period poverty), and (c) and a partner of the Rise Up Movement - an NPO that stands against GBV, Child abuse, and Human Trafficking. Shan was a Mrs South Africa 2022 finalist, 2023 CANSA ambassador for Mrs South Africa, and Discovery Bank was her gold sponsor. Shan is also the official Wellness influencer for Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The Pencil Club Umhlanga. Shan believes that wellness is all-encompassing - mental, physical and emotional. She believes it is important to keep your life clean of toxicity. Self-care is super important to her.

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