In the spirit of celebrating Marching to the Beat of your Drum this month at Nutreats, we are sharing with you our March to the beat of Your Drum shopping guide – aka. products that celebrate uniqueness and or are one-of-a-kinds.
1. Suzelle DIY The Book
R280 at suzellediy.com
Suzelle, portrayed by Julia Anastasopoulos, is undoubtedly South Africa’s favourite DIY Queen. What makes her addictive to watch, is not only her unique style/delivery and comedic performance genius but that the DIY projects she shares, are genius and make you want to give them a go. With SuzelleDIY the Book – now you can.
2. On-The-Go Lunchbox
R259 at Yuppiechef
The only way to avoid generic fast food with ingredients you can’t identify or unhealthy snacks, is to plan ahead by making customised lunches at home, that cater to your individual needs. These On-The-Go lunchboxes make it so easy to go a step above a cellophane wrapped sandwich. It has two layers allowing you to separate dry ingredients from wet or putting your lunch at the bottom and snacks on top. It has a locking ring to fit it all together and has a ‘spork’ and knife set that fits in the lid.
3. Personalised Bamboo butcher’s block
R449.95 at The Gift Factory
Every kitchen could use a butcher’s block. Why settle for a generic chunk of bamboo when you can get a laser engraved butcher’s block with your own personalised message or name? Heads up, this one is currently on sale.
4. Hanging Cedar Blocks
R109 at Faithful to Nature
This month we shared expert opinion on how to prevent moth holes. We know your wardrobes are filled with clothes that fit you and probably took years to build up, so why risk moths “eating” holes through your favourite items?
I recommend you give it a read and after you’ve done the extensive cupboard cleaning method, you’re going to want to order these cedar hanging blocks. We love how the elegant hanger attachment helps them to slide in between your clothes.
5. Customised Onesies
R450-1090 at aFREAKa Clothing
Winter is coming and anyone who says they don’t want to be enrobed in a polar fleece onesies to ward off the icey South African indoor temps is lying. aFREAKa Clothing don’t just have an online store filled with the coolest Adult and Kids onesies (animals included) but they will custom make whatever design you want, to your dimensions. Get ordering.
WIN: aFREAKa Clothing are giving away one customised Bunny onesie. Yes we said customised i.e. it will be made up to your dimensions. Don’t miss out and click here to enter.
6. ONEOFEACH Clutch Bags
From R565-R1400 at One of Each
A clutch bag is easily one of the most functional wardrobe accessories. What makes these our top pick is that not only are they beautiful, but they are (As the name suggests) one of a kind.
ONEOFEACH, based in Cap Town, is proudly South African, created by mother & daughter design duo Tamburai and Pauline Chirume. Each bag is turned into a luxury high end fashion product with traditional patterned African fabrics, leather and suede.
WIN: ONEOFEACH are giving away one of their clutch bags worth R565. Click here to enter. (entries must have a Cape Town delivery address).
7. Custom Wood Design
We are all for furnishing your home and office with unique pieces that fit within the space you have and cater to your exact needs. Why walk into a furniture store and buy a generic when you can have a unique masterpiece made up for you?
Custom Wood Design creator Meir, turned a 30 year woodworking hobby into an incredible business that creates one of a kinds out of real timbers.
Their project repertoire includes: Audio- Visual Units, Entertainment Centres, Built in panelled studies/offices, Book Cabinets, Display Cabinets, Coffee Tables, Bed Frames, Desks, Built in shelving displays, shoe display units, Miniature Displays and Wood Refurbishing.
Check out their website and drop them an email for a quote.
R65 – R345 at Nifty250.co.za
In the age of smartphones we are always snapping photos but stuff them into folders on our computers, never to look at them again.
Nifty250 was created to revive the photographic print culture. They offer “basic” prints in various styles including strips, posters and stickers and also offer products that enable you to display your prints in the best way.
They allow you to order from your Instagram feed or upload photos, so crank open those folders and let your unique memories shine every day.
9. Creative Travel Alfresco Picnic Blanket
R219 at Takealot
I love a great picnic. Why go out to a crowded noisy restaurant with friends when you can sit outside in nature and each bring your favourite foods or specialities.
One can argue that a picnic blanket is a picnic blanket, but this one rolls up into a “bag” which makes it easy to tote around.
10. Physicians Formula Nude Wear Blush
R249.95 at Dischem
Spoiler alert, we’re working on a gym friendly makeup special (subscribe here if you want to be alerted when it’s published). In my month long tests I discovered many amazing products but this incredible blush became a favorite because of its subtelty.
It gives you a very natural glow that enhances your features without making you look like you plastered pink circles on your face. And, the best thing about it is that the back of the case flips open to reveal a mirror and brush.