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hristmas is just around the corner… and so our final edition for the year is loaded with gift ideas and holiday activities for the family. We are so excited to include many wonderful ‘green’ gifts that are well priced and take the environment into consideration. Children are natural preservationists! They get it when we explain that it makes sense to do things that are good for our world and they get that giving is a greater delight than receiving. They experience and express gratitude with such purity when we ‘hit the mark’ with what they want most –to have some fun with mom or dad. Summer holidays will soon be here and we’ll have time and energy to give that precious gift of TIME to our children. Enjoy it! Please join in our family giving initiative – which we are calling ‘THE POWER OF ONE’. We invite every family to find a BIG glass bottle and put it somewhere prominently in your home. From time to time, go through your wallet or purse and place your R1 coins in that bottle. Once your bottle is full –use it to give something to your community. Whether you give it to a local charity or buy a food hamper for a local family in need – it is up to your family to discuss and decide together. Perhaps schools could start ‘POWER OF ONE’ jars for their special projects? What a lovely way to demonstrate saving, sharing, caring and the power of every single one to make a difference in this world.

Blessings to you all this festive season! Mia, Jacqui & the SG team

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A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.

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“I am not young enough to know everything.” - Oscar Wilde


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Karate can be

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enjoyed by all ages Advantages of karate: • several sensory and motor skills e.g. orientation, laterality, coordination and balance, • concentration and memory, • discipline and perseverance, • self-worth and confidence, • fitness.

& genders & often becomes a family sport.

Contact Numbers: Cell: +27 72 532 9999 E-mail: karate@eagles.co.za

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DEAR santa Wow! These micro scooters really make the most fantastic gift for a child! We love the way the lean steering uses the child’s body weight to turn and how quickly the kids grasp the concept. Even the under 2’s can have great fun on them - big front wheels and low deck make them stable and safe to ride. Kids can have so much fun while getting good exercise. A definite hit! www.micro.co.za Tel. 076 373 4796 sg@micro.co.za

New heights with Toby Tower! Toby Tower makes tracking kids’ growth fun for both parents and kids with Toby Tower Height measurers. The colourful height measures can be stuck to a door, cupboard or wall in a child’s room. Small labels are included for the convenient recording of your child’s growth. Website: www.tobytower.co.za

Imagine how impressed she’ll be with a Wooden Doll House you assembled yourself and transformed with your personal touch? Large enough to accommodate most fashion-dolls, yet conveniently folded away for easy storage. Various sizes available. Assemble in minutes and step into a world of pretend!

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By ‘By My Shelf’ – queries and orders: 083 561 0981 / 082 653 7967 bymyshelf@gmail.com Looking for a really fun and original gift? You can’t get better than a Marshmallow Shooter! A safe toy that shoots marshmallows up to 30 feet provides huge excitement for all. With harmless edible ammunition and a range of shooters, blasters and blowers to choose from, everyone can have lots of delicious FUN this summer! www.micro.co.za | Tel. 076 373 4796 | sg@micro.co.za


Educational and fun, Quercetti Fantacolour Junior is an ideal gift! Youngsters, starting from 1 year of age, can easily compose their first beautiful mosaics. Pegs and cards are neatly stored inside the practical carrycase that doubles up as a functional easel for the board. This toy develops eye-hand coordination, fine motor skills and encourages creative thinking.

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A peek at what’s popular on the Christmas wish lists of girls and boys this year!

Beautifully crafted children’s jewellery and accessories from Stellarbelle make a wonderful gift that will last forever… Give that special somebody a truly unique gift of a personalised ‘name’ necklace or a Heart foot / hand print. Other favourites include charm bracelets, charms, tiaras, brooches and christening pins. Order yours today: 021 715 6178 or 082 468 3201 www.jewellerybyjanine.co.za

CONTACT: Think Toys 011 615 6594 011 615 3816 www.thinktoys.co.za jenny@thinktoys.co.za

Fairy Dust, an old favourite for young and old… Bringing over 80 colours of glitter to our shores, packed in economically sized 10g to kg quantities, a superfine crafters glitter that wont break the bank, but will add sparkle to just about anything… www.theglitterfactory.co.za tamryn@theglitterfactory.co.za or call 073 351 5791

Thumbelina is trendy, fun and offers hours of enjoyment without being harmful to your little princess’s skin or body.

Get them right now and experience the magic … Available from Edgars, Toys r Us, Reggies and Independent pharmacies. For further stockists call 011 868 5637

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Their delicate fragrances uplift a young girl’s spirits and refresh her soul.


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MOSAIC is a non-profit community sewing project, designing and producing fairy dresses, princess dresses and a unique range of everyday designer clothing for kids.

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You can order online at www.mosaickids.co.za or call 083 604 0817


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Who Says Christmas Is Just For Kids? NEW! An innovative new sunless tanning product to hit South African shelves! With no chemical smells, only delicious vanilla latte, mint and cherry almond fragrances, one application will leave you looking as if you’ve spent a week lounging in the sun. Xen-Tan is an internationally recognized brand, using only natural ingredients. Many celebrities use this product. www.xen-tan.co.za Tel: 021 914 4554

A gift to use all year - Sojournal diary and personal guide. Daily pages consist of Mayan teachings, Western Astrology ephemeris, Tissue salts and Gardening. Topped with an inspirational quote and the celebrations of a variety of cultures. Monthly recipes and Astrology and Angel readings. A page for your budgeting and one for your soul’s inspirations. Order via www.sojourney.co.za or connect@sojourney.co.za or call 072 933 5123 or 044 382 4272

Give a luxurious gift of quality linen from Linen Drawer. Specialised seamstresses in Cape Town manufacture this range of superbly crafted quality bedding. The pure combed cotton percale, used by Linen Drawer is an exceptional fabric that offers many benefits. User-friendly website to order online and delivery is free! For more information visit www.linendrawer.co.za or contact them on 021 8720108.

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The MICHAELgamePLAN skin care range is an ideal gift for men of all ages! Developed using the latest technology, the products are water based with moisturisers, vitamins and natural extracts which include tea tree, rooibos & aloe vera. Botanical and Citrus extracts give it a distinctive fresh scent. Available at Edgars & Clicks nationally. For further stockists MichaelGamePlan 011 868 5637 // www.michaelgameplan.com


Forget cucumber slices – the eyeSlices® Biotanix Retail Range will leave you clear-eyed, refreshed and ready to take on the world!

African Extracts Rooibos skin-care is pure, non-allergenic and highly effective. A patented green tea extraction method, used by African Extracts Rooibos, captures 11 times more anti-oxidants than conventional extract of the Rooibos plant. Ideal for all skin types - does not contain paraben and is not tested on animals Available in pharmacies, health shops and leading retailers. For further stockists call African Extracts 021 514 3100 or visit www.africanextracts.com

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Here are some great gifts that will show those special adults in your life that you care… without breaking the bank!l

This innovative creation combines science with the best of what nature has to offer. Encapsulated in a unique award-winning patented cryogel, are natural organic ingredients that deliver real, noticeable results in minutes. STOCKIST DETAILS: The eyeSlices® Biotanix Retail Range is available at Clicks and in salons & pharmacies. Web: www.eyeslices.com Tel: +27 11 315 0394 Email: info@eyeslices.com

White Glo are THE Teeth Stain Experts Give the gift of a brilliant white smile with the White Glo! The range was originally developed exclusively for actors and models and was rated most effective by a leading independent consumer trial. White Glo offers best oral care products through market leading innovation and advanced research. Available nationwide at Dis-chem, Clicks, Pick n Pay, Checkers and other leading retail outlets H/O 011 444 7132 or visit www.whiteglo.com

Carefully formulated with the most effective natural nail care ingredients, Deeply soothing and uncomplicated, Tip Top’s product line consists of only honest, simple and easy-to-use hand and nail care treatments. Tip Top Nails are exclusive to Clicks. You can view all of Tip Top’s natural hand and nail care products at www.tiptopnails.co.za.

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Just for her… Beautiful Nails; Healthy Nails; Natural Nails - the Tip Top way!


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BUY A TREE…… and HAPPY HOMES

• Restore a local ecosystem • Reduce your Carbon Footprint • Plant a tree and leave a legacy • Become a “Points Partner” • Enjoy many benefits, using your Carbonworx card where you see our logo For more info, contact: Amanda Prinsloo 082 825 3698 amanda@virtualbusinesscentre.co.za

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www.wallpaperdecor.co.za

The fun & easy way to decorate a kids’ room. Popular American imported wall decals, peel & stick borders, growth charts & giant wall murals for babies, toddlers & tweens.(boys & girls) Contact Gina Morris 084 677 0423 • E-mail: info@wallpaperdecor.co.za


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Green Gifts

GardenGoods.co.za has now launched its online nursery section to make your garden shopping easier than ever! With lovely paintings and photos, the Planting Calendar and Garden Guide is the ultimate tool to assist in your daily gardening. The calendar is accompanied by a guide book which provides the meanings, reasons and significance behind garden activities. With articles and introductions to various organic growing techniques.

They now have hundreds of trees, shrubs, groundcovers, grasses, perennials and annuals available for delivery around Gauteng. Add this to our wide range of seeds, bulbs (which will be sent to you countrywide) & accessories and you’ve got everything you need to make your garden complete! Visit: www.gardengoods.co.za

Order via www.gardenguide.co.za or connect@sojourney.co.za or call 072 933 5123 or 044 382 4272 Keep it pure and natural with the Pure Beginnings range of revitalising everyday personal hygiene products. Great care has been taken in formulating products that are luxurious and effective whilst using the highest quality natural and certified organic ingredients. Pure Beginnings products do not contain petrochemical, parbens, synthetic fragrances, aluminium or animal products. Available at selected health shops nationwide & online at www.purebeginnings.co.za or call 031 705 4435 for further stockists.

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The Soylite range of all-in-one toxin-free soy candles and nourishing skin oil are ideal gifts! These amazing moisturizing and massage candles reap many therapeutic benefits for the skin. 100% natural soybean oil Moisturising and Massage body candles. Hand poured in South Africa! Available Nationwide – visit www.soycandles.co.za or contact info@soycandles.co.za or call 011 534 2073 082 858 8095.


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Some great gifts that take the environment into consideration ….

AHAVA is driven by a deep passion to unearth the secrets of the revitalizing effects of minerals on the skin. The only cosmetics enterprise indigenous to the Dead Sea region, this superior skincare product line is based exclusively on the rich resources of this magical region. Available at selected Truworths, Stuttafords, Spa’s and Salons, as well as a few health shops and pharmacies. Tel 011 3151766 / Mail: info@ahava.co.za

100% natural and biodegradable, free from preservatives and pH balanced. Do the best for yourself, do the best for our planet. It’s the intelligent, caring thing to do. Visit www.africanorganics.co.za Clean body. Clean conscience.

Body-Botanix is a locally manufactured natural based body care range. The home spa treatments have been designed to nourish and improve skin condition. BodyBotanix prioritises environmental sustainability in all their choices - from biodegradable ingredients to fully recyclable packaging. Product is available at selected salons, spas, health shops, pharmacies and on-line from www.body-botanix.co.za or 072 431 7299 or info@body-botanix.co.za

SOiL is a South African company producing certified organic Aromatherapy and Bodycare products locally. They supplied SA’s first range of certified organic aromatherapy products and are continually adding to their range - so keep a lookout! Visit www.soil.co.za to view the stunning range. Also available through selected spas/salons and pharmacies nationwide. Tel: 031-2012778

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African Organics is a new holistic hair and body care range designed to bring Africa’s most powerful plant ingredients to you.


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