Has shopping for the perfect gift for a woman in her 30s and older got you stumped?

Let’s be honest, women over 30 appreciate thoughtful gifts that are practical, pretty, and useful in some way or another. This requires a little more effort and thought when putting together the perfect Christmas idea.

Whether they’re kitchen wizards, badass working women, or just in need of a little love and appreciation, we asked 5 dynamic and diverse women for 5 of the best gifts for the sisters, friends, and moms in your life who are in their 30s and older.

Founder and CEO of KDT Comms and KDT Sports – Kirsty du Toit, 32 

Believe it or not, a pair of pajamas can make or break a good night’s sleep. It may seem like the easiest option is to grab an old Tee but think about it like this – you spend good money investing in quality bedding and pillows, why would you not do the same with your sleepwear? Feeling good, being comfortable and relaxed in your sensual satins help get you comfortable and ready for some good solid sleep. Their Christmas Collection is bright, colourful, fun and includes my ultimate favourite – animal print!

I highly recommend One Boutique Store, as their products are not only luxurious but their brand just speaks “holiday gifting.”



Owners of SkinPhd Queenswood – Carla Monteiro, 38, and Mariette Monteiro , 42.

As we prepare to unpack our summer wardrobes, dig deep in our kitchen cupboard for our summer salad recipes and prepare to stock up on our favourite summer coolers, why not treat your loved ones this festive season to a pamper day and kick-start “Summer Ready Skin”. As we get older, our skin may need a little more TLC, and what better way than to show your skin some love than at your favourite spa.

We suggest a special Christmas Voucher for a Hydro Plump K2 Facial – The Hydro Plump uses K2 biotechnology and instantly increases moisture and anti-oxidant levels. Visibly plumps out fine lines, wrinkles and refines pores.

And whilst vouchers may sometimes seem impersonal, why not pop by and put together a personalized skincare hamper to go with it?



Founder & CEO of Hustle Media SA – Cindy Furman, 43 

I recently had a custom stacked bracelet made by Cape Town-based Denise Varkel from Tassyl to celebrate the love I have for my hubby and furbabies, who I affectionately refer to as my “Furclan”. It consists of crystal and seed beads with stainless steel discs with their initials engraved. I travel a lot and miss them terribly when I am away. It feels like I am wearing a whole lot of love around my wrist. It’s simply exquisite and makes the ideal personalized Christmas gift.



Founder and CEO of Macaroon Collection & TV Personality – Michelle D, 39

The best Christmas gift I would recommend for ladies over 30 would have to be a gift box from Macaroon Collection. From cute boxes of accessories, to larger pamper boxes – there is a box for every woman. The mom… the executive… the girly girl… They’re fun, and there are a variety to choose from!



Mrs South Africa 2020 Top 25 Finalist and Businesswoman – Chandre Goosen-Joubert, 37

Life is too short to carry a boring handbag… So if you want to get your friend, mom, sister or that special lady in your life a fun and stylish handbag, I highly suggest Vovarova SA. Super-light, exclusively designed collections by international design teams, the Vovarova bags and pouches are ideal for everyday use, from the office, to the gym, stylish bags for school, or even the beach! Plus, moms-to-be, they make for the perfect nappy bags too!


All that’s left for us to say is, HAPPY SHOPPING!