9 Unique Gift Ideas from The VISI Shop

9 Local Gift Ideas from The VISI Shop

WORDS Michaela Stehr

VISI is teaming up with local designers to create a range of stylish and exclusive products for you and your home. Here are some of our favourites, all of which are currently available through the VISI shop.

1. Concrete Studio & Skinny laMinx Coasters

Playing and having fun creating patterns has always been at the heart of Heather Moore’s Skinny laMinx brand. “After spotting the patterns I generated during my #100daysofpattern challenge last year, Charmaine Nolte of Concrete Studio approached me about producing a range of concrete tile designs,” says Heather. And so a collaboration between the two brands formed and a range of fun tiles was launched.

Fast forward a few months and the idea behind the tile range was transferred to coasters. Our limited edition concrete coasters come in four different patterns and add a pop of colour to any table.

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Concrete Studio & Skinny laMinx Coasters

Available in Breeze Blue, Palmetto, Sunny Day and Breeze Brown.

R430 (Set of 4) | shop.visi.co.za

2. Plantr Minilux Planters

Locally designed and made in Cape Town, Plantr’s Minilux planters present a luxurious and contemporary home for your smaller plants. The limited edition textured white and gold VISI Plantr Minilux is available in Small and Medium and makes a wonderful gift for anyone with ‘green thumbs’.

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Plantr Minilux Planters

From R399 | shop.visi.co.za

3. Freyá Hats ‘Avery Bucket Hat’

Inspired by the original bucket hat, the limited edition Avery Bucket Hat in “Sicilian Summer” from Freyá Hats is a timeless unisex sun hat. These special VISI hats are made from 100% cotton and the fabric is scientifically tested in South Africa to ensure UPF 50+ protection (essential for those lazy days on the beach).

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Freyá Hats ‘Avery Bucket Hat’

R475 | shop.visi.co.za

4. Rekindle Co. Scented Candles

We do LOVE at scented candle! They make ideal gifts and elevate any space. We recently teamed up with the Rekindle Co. to create a limited edition VISI Rekindle Co. Candle inspired by the Tsitsikamma (available in two sizes).

Notes of rosewood, patchouli and eucalyptus represent the ancient green canopies that shade the forest floor in dappled light.

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Rekindle Co. Scented Candles

Available in Medium and Large

From R380 | shop.visi.co.za

5. African Jacquard Flamboyant Wraps

These new vibrant African Jacquard Flamboyant Wraps are named after and inspired by the magnificent red Flamboyant Tree. Christine, the founder of African Jacquard, first laid eyes on the Flamboyant Tree many years ago when she lived in Gabon and was enchanted by its rich red.

Featuring a range of bold hues and woven with 100% African cotton, these versatile large wraps are perfect for year-round wear; whether you’re layering up in winter or shielding yourself from the sun in summer. The ultimate luxe local gift!

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African Jacquard Flamboyant Wraps

Available in Green & Chartreuse and Yellow & Turquoise

R1 750 | shop.visi.co.za

6. Tea Towels by Sumien Brink

Sumien Brink, the former editor of VISI, has always loved print and cooking, and now has had the chance to combine the two. Sumien’s range of printed vintage tea towels celebrates historical illustrations of plants and animals done in the style of bygone times.

These limited edition tea towels are made from 100% linen and come in four bespoke designs, featuring local photographer Paris Brummer’s snaps. 

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Tea Towels by Sumien Brink

R350 each | shop.visi.co.za

7. PICHULIK Mendini Earrings

Founded by Katherine-Mary Pichulik, this local ethical jewellery and accessories atelier is inspired by ancient traditions and cultures from around the globe, while celebrating femininity and wisdom through considered design. The PICHULIK Mendini earring is a celebration of the 1980s Milano Memphis design movement.

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PICHULIK Mendini Earrings

R850 | shop.visi.co.za

8. PICHULIK Lucchi Earrings

Another limited edition earring you can only get via the VISI Shop – The Lucchi. Another PICHULIK piece inspired by the 1980s Milano Memphis design movement. Delicious colours are contrasted in this sporty and energetic statement earring. These limited edition VISI Collab earrings are made with thin rope wrapped in wax cotton thread with brass caps and custom brass studs with silver pins.

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PICHULIK Lucchi Earrings

R850 | shop.visi.co.za

9. Sealand Gear Zeplin Sling Bag

Local sustainable brand Sealand Gear has created a limited edition version of its Zeplin portrait sling bag in a brand-new colourway, exclusively for VISI.

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Sealand Gear Zeplin Sling Bag

R925 | shop.visi.co.za

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