November 26, 2019
December 2, 2019



Steenberg Hotel & Spa General Manager, Catherine Schulze has an incredible eye for style and quality. She is known for keeping her finger on the pulse of current design trends and is often seen sporting a new item of clothing or accessory from a talented artisan she has just discovered.

We thought we would take a peek at Catherine’s Christmas gift list for this festive season to see what she currently has her eye on.

DAY ONE: Steenberg 1682 Chardonnay MĂ©thode Cap Classique

With the festive season upon us, it is always a great idea to have a cold bottle of 1682 on hand as a welcome treat to any friend or family member.

Instagram: @steenbergfarm

DAY TWO: Jo Malone Room Diffuser: lime, basil and mandarin scent

This is an investment gift, but worth every cent (scent) 🙂 It lasts for up to 6 months and leaves a beautiful lingering fragrance that you will never grow tired of.

Instagram: @jomalonelondon

Purchase at a Jo Malone Boutique closest to you

DAY THREE: Jane Valken Dress

These are the most magnificent locally made dresses for the summer season. They can be slipped over your swimming costume or dressed up for cocktails.

Instagram: @janevalken

Available at or in-store

DAY FOUR: DoTerra Calming OIL

No matter what your life involves, a roller of calming oil is a silent friend through the demands of any day. They are small enough to pop in your purse for emergencies.

Instagram: @doterra

Available at

DAY FIVE: Alexa Lily Diary

With the new year approaching, these ladies have created a faultless diary. Whether you need to plan your day, week or month, a to-do list or a monthly reminder; all your needs are covered in one thoughtfully crafted diary.

Instagram: @alexalilyshop


DAY SIX: Dear Deer Satin Pillowcases

These are a hit and tick all the boxes. Sleeping on satin offers an array of benefits for your skin, health and hair. The pillowcases come in a variety of beautiful pastel colours to choose from.

Instagram: @hello_dear_deer

Available at Steenberg Spa

DAY SEVEN: Local Jewellery

We are surrounded by so much local talent. Markets are the best place to find this talent and discover new artisans.

Nina Bosch Jewellery

Nina Bosch is quite well-known and creates beautiful jewellery that any woman would be thrilled to receive as a gift.

Instagram: @nina_bosch_porcelain

Available at

Anine Jewellery

A lovely newcomer is the lovely Anine Jewellery. Remember that name, as you will be seeing their creations more and more in the future.

Instagram: @aninejewellery

Available at

DAY EIGHT: “The Kinfolk Home: Interiors for Slow Living” or “The Kinfolk Table” by Nathan Williams

I don’t think you can go wrong with a beautiful coffee book. Either one of these books will be a welcome gift.

Available at Exclusive Books

DAY NINE: The Clean Plate by Gwyneth Paltrow

A beautiful cook book is also a wonderful gift. Gwyneth Paltrow illustrates the ease of clean eating.

Instagram: @gwynethpaltrow

Available at Exclusive Books

DAY TEN: Chommies Shopper

With a global movement towards more mindful and responsible shopping; this shopper is a great gift to promote a plastic-free Christmas. This bag can also double up as a trendy beach bag for those sunny days.

Instagram: @chommiescom

Available at

DAY ELEVEN: Chommies Cellphone Sling

Depending on your needs; this cleverly crafted phone holder is a great hands-free option and is very popular in Europe. They can become a staple in one’s outfit and suits adults and teenagers alike.

Instagram: @chommiescom

Available at

DAY TWELVE: Africology Skin Conditioning Body Oil

With the joys of summer and time spent outside under our African sun; a nourishing skin conditioning oil that uplifts your senses and feeds your soul; should be on everyone’s gift list.

Available at Steenberg Spa

An added extra for your festive table…

These beautiful items created by Elsje Designs will take your festive table to the next level with a subtle South African touch. Items include paper placemats, nativity scene candle wrappers, protea crowns and festive crackers.

Instagram: @elsjedesigns

Available at Steenberg Spa from 5 December

I hope these ideas have sparked some creativity! Happy shopping and I wish you a wonderful festive season!