Africa

Why we celebrate Africa Day

The 25th May is a day used specifically to celebrate Africa’s independence, freedom and liberation strife from colonial powers. The event commemorates the Organisation of African Unity, which is commonly known as the African Union – 25 May 1963. The move was originally inspired by Ghana’s independence. Ghana was the first country in the South of the Sahara gaining its independence on March 6, 1957. Ghana’s independence inspired other countries to fight against colonial rule.

“The evolution of humanity says that Africa reaffirms that she is continuing her rise from the ashes. Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace!” – Thabo Mbeki former President of South Africa, “I am an African” speech delivered on 8 May 1996.

The day is celebrated annually, in many different countries across the continent. Events include formal gatherings and panel discussions, street marches, speeches by political and social leaders, and rallies featuring cultural entertainment, poetry and speakers. Choose to celebrate Africa Day the NetFlorist way. Honour the day by surprising a special someone with an Africa-themed gift. Keep the memory alive among the ones you love most.

One of our favourite options for the day reads:

“Africa is one of those places where you get to see the glory of the Lord, the wonder and miracles of restoration just, quite literally, unfold before your eyes.”

We loved the quote so much, we put it on a piece of wall art!

Personalised Africa Board With Poem

R499.95

Africa

This special gift will add some meaning to any home! An Africa board features a special poem design in English or Afrikaans and is also personalised for that special touch. This piece of wall art will look great on any wall, so send now!

Here are some of our top picks for the day:

LAID BACK WEATHERED OAK AFRICA COASTERS

R369.95

Africa

Spoil a loved one to a piece of Africa in their own home. These stunning weathered oak coasters in the shape of Africa shows the heart of South Africa engraved at the bottom and will make a statement piece in any home. Included in this set is 4 coasters tied together with twine and is the perfect gift for celebrating a housewarming, saying thank you or any other special occasion!

DIANA CARMICHAEL CHEETAH AFRICA PICKLE FORK

R269.95

Africa

This beautiful Cheetah Africa Pickle Fork from the talented Diana Carmichael is the perfect addition to any table or home, with its unique pewter African Cheetah handle design, and highly polished finish. This quality gift is perfect for any loved one, so send now!

CAFFELUX AFRICAN COLLECTION GIFT BOX

R639.95

Africa

If you don’t want to settle for one flavour, why not choose them all? This Caffélux African Collection Gift Box is a coffee lover’s dream, as it contains an assortment of the continent’s finest coffee pods, with a box of each variant (10 capsules per box). The six variants are African Blend, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Tanzanian, Ugandan and the newly launched Rooibos Espresso. Send this gift to a friend or family member and make them smile.

AFRICAN BREW COOKBOOK HAMPER

R489.95

Africa

Struggling to find the perfect beer-ific gift for a friend? The African Brew cookbook hamper is the answer! Starting with the history of beer and taking the reader on a journey of discovering the best beers paired with a gastronomical feast by top chefs, this cookbook will surely delight! The hamper consists of the 2013 Gourmand SA’s Best Beer Cookbook, African Brew, Steph Weiss Craft beer and Barrets Ridge beer bread. Spoil a beer-loving friend or family member and send this gift from NetFlorist.

 

Congratulations

Crazy Amazing Congratulation Gift Ideas

Saying the word ‘Congratulations‘ truly matters. It is a joyful exclamation people use when someone has reached a milestone of some sorts. Offering congratulations is one’s way of commending someone on achieving a goal or accomplishing something difficult. We, therefore, congratulate someone if they have graduated, or have received a promotion at work they worked incredibly hard for. Saying the words ‘congratulations’ is also a way of recognising and supporting someone’s happiness and good fortune. This is why we congratulate people when we hear they have gotten engaged or have tied the knot!

See more: SAY IT WITH THANK YOU GIFTS

When good things happen, we should react positively and acknowledge the event because it’s polite. It is also important to recognise the good things. Bad things happen daily. It’s very easy to get caught up in the negative and consequently cultivate a cynical attitude towards life. Be grateful for the positive things in life and celebrate the blessings of others. After all, “The surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.” – Martin Luther King Jnr.

So, congratulate someone today, whether the milestone overcome is large or small (or maybe somewhere in between). Employ NetFlorist’s expert skills to execute the task with proficiency! Here are some of our top Congratulations gifts for any and every occasion:

WELL DONE SPEECH BUBBLE CANDY JAR

R299.95

Congratulations

Say ‘Well Done’ with a candy jar full of sweetness! A clear candy jar has been personalised with a bright and beautiful speech bubble design, complete with the lucky recipient’s name. Inside the jar are mouth-watering Lindt Milk Truffles (30). Send this congratulations gift for him!

CONGRATULATIONS CUPCAKES

R369.95

Congratulations

Send a loved one your best wishes with the Congrats Cupcakes from the Bakery at NetFlorist! Decadent chocolate cupcakes with vibrant red butter icing are decorated with fun edible toppers with sayings like “Congrats” and “Cheers to you” as well as cheeky sparkling wine glasses! When a loved one has done something super special like graduate, start a new job or gotten engaged then these special cupcakes are the perfect gift to send them. Order these delicious cupcakes from NetFlorist today!

CONGRATS HAT BOX

R249.95

Congratulations

Say congrats to that special someone with this treat-filled hat box which has a unique ‘Congrats’ sticker design. Inside, is a selection of yummy chocolates including Milo Bar (80g), Milky Bar (80g), Aero Milk (85g), Tex (40g), Smarties (70g), Peppermint Crisp (49g), and Bar One (3 x 21g).

CONGRATULATIONS MIXED ROSE AND BALLOON BOX

R449.95

Congratulations

Say congratulations in style with this colourful and vibrant Mixed Rose & Congrats Balloon Box. Twelve gorgeous roses in a variety of colours are nestled among ruscus and green tissue paper in a polka dot occasions box. Accompanying them is a playful congrats banner balloon, making this a gift that will show the recipient just how proud you are.

PERSONALISED GOURMET CONGRATS HAMPER

R399.95

Congratulations

Say congrats with this fantastic gourmet hamper which consists of mixed nuts (100g), sliced biltong (100g), Lindt Coconut Truffles (8), and a bottle of red wine with ‘Congrats’ label design which is also personalised with a message.

CONGRATULATIONS PLANT BASKET

R1199.95

Congratulations

You can’t say congratulations without popping a bottle of bubbly. At NetFlorist, we have the perfect gift for congratulations – white gift basket with an areca bamboo, a bouquet of roses and chrysanthemum, a Congrats balloon, a cute and fluffy teddy, Ferrero Rocher chocolates and a bottle of non-alcoholic J.C. Le Roux bubbly is the perfect way to celebrate special achievements!

PERSONALISED GENIUS BRO BUCKET

R299.95

Congratulations

Surprise that Mr Know-it-all in your life with this awesome Bro-Bucket! This bucket is branded with a unique ‘Genius’ label design which is personalised with his name, and inside you can choose from two amazing variants: An alcoholic option which includes Pringles (110g), Aero (85g), Japanese Crackers (100g), Droewors (100g) and Nederburg Baronne (250ml) OR a non-alcoholic option which includes Oreo Cookies (175g), Aero (85g), Japanese Crackers (100g), Droewors (100g), and Pringles Hot & Spicy (110g). Either way, this is one gift that is sure to impress!

See more: 2018 MUST-HAVE GIFTS ACCORDING TO YOUR ANNIVERSARY

 

Notebook

Notebook Day: What is Bullet Journaling?

This international holiday is worth taking note of! Today, 17 May 2018, is officially Notebook Day. Everyone has tried journaling of some kind, in their life. Whether they actually stuck to the practice, is a different point entirely. Journaling involves writing down your thoughts, ideas, feelings, goals and more. By putting them down into words, you are able to understand them better. There are numerous benefits associated with journaling. These are five of such benefits:

PERSONALISED NO MATTER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘No matter how you feel’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Stretching your IQ

According to various studies, language learning has a positive correlation with intelligence. Journaling gives you the chance to explore language in a meaningful way. If you spend a lot of time writing, you will eventually find the need to expand your vocabulary in some way. The extent of one’s vocabulary is often directly related to a person’s intelligence.

Achieving Goals

A journal becomes the context of your dreams. A journal is not only where you record your insights and inspirations, it is also where those insights become solidified and real. The ‘achieving goals’ aspect comes into play once you begin strategising a plan to execute those insights and ideas. Writing your goals down signals to your brain that ‘this is important’. Your brain will, therefore, flag any opportunities and tools to achieve that goal.

PERSONALISED DON’T QUIT NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Encourage a loved one with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Don’t Quit’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

Emotional intelligence

We’ve already discussed the benefits that journaling has on your IQ, but let’s take a look now at the benefits it has on your EQ. Among other things, EQ relates to your ability to perceive and manage your emotions, as well as that of others’. By journaling, you are working through your emotions and are, therefore, increasing your self-awareness. This internal familiarity will help you to relate better to others.

Healing

Translating events into language can actually affect the brain and immune functions. It helps lower stress levels, reduces anxiety and depression. By describing negative emotions in moderation correlates with improved health. Once events are organised, they become smaller and smaller, and then they eventually become easier to deal with.

PERSONALISED GOAL DIGGER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Help them reach those goals with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘#GoalDigger’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to jot down their thoughts!

Creativity

Writing brings out thoughts and ideas that you never even thought you had. Journaling helps you exercise those expressive muscles. Practice free thought writing when you can. Giving yourself the opportunity to think freely without judgement will improve your ability to generate ideas.

What is bullet journaling?

Bullet Journaling is a method of journaling and note-taking that uses bullet form as the core structure. The main idea behind the journal is that you jot down quick notes instead of writing long sentences – rapid logging. There is not a specific journal you need to use to do bullet journal although, if it is too small, it will be impractical. It is ultimately a combination of a To-Do List, a Planner and a Diary. When you’re jotting down your quick notes, you’ll use a few symbols to mark them:

PERSONALISED EVERYTHING TOGETHER NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Product Description: Spoil that organised someone with this A4 or A5 blank notebook which features a unique ‘Keeps everything together’ cover design which is personalised with a name. It’s the perfect gift for any occasion!

  • Write an “x” over the bullet to mark to-dos that are now complete.
  • Write the less than symbol (<) over the bullet to show that that task has been scheduled
  • Write the greater than symbol over it (>) to show that the task has been “migrated”. This means that you didn’t finish it today/this month and that you’ve therefore moved it to another day/week/ month list.
  • Use a dash for quick thoughts, notes, or smaller events.
  • Write an open circle to mark big events.

Whatever way you look at it, journaling is beneficial. It has a way of organising your thoughts, processing your feelings and achieving your goals. The process helps clear the mind and keep calm in times of chaos. It helps with memory retention and comprehension. It just helps. NetFlorist also helps in that it delivers personalised stationery (journals, notebooks, pencil cases and more) to customers, nationwide! Do it now. Place your order and try your hand at journaling this Notebook Day!

PERSONALISED FRIENDSHIP NOTEBOOK

R229.95

Notebook

Show a true friend how much you value them with this special gift. This A5 or A4 60-page blank ring-bound notebook is branded with a unique friendship cover design, which is personalised with a name. Make your bestie’s day with this special gift!

 

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day: May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars Day is a fully-fledged Star Wars holiday that is officially celebrated once a year. The idea of a holiday was not created by Lucasfilm, but the film company has fully embraced the day in the spirit of fandom! Ultimately, the day was created by the fans for the fans. Fans choose to host movie marathons, dress up in Star Wars attire, and host parties on 4 May, every year.

The phrase, ‘May the 4th be with you’, is a clever play on words. If you are not familiar with the franchise then you may like to know that the original line in the movie is, ‘May the force be with you’. The use of ‘May’ and ‘4th’ in one sentence is a clever play on words. The wordplay therefore perfectly lends itself to the special occasion!

This year, NetFlorist has chosen to embrace the world-renowned Star Wars Day. Our site is populated with various themed gifts, perfect for fans of the Star Wars culture. Here are our top 10 picks for the special day. Place your order online today for Star Wars gift delivery across the country!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS CANDY JAR

R299.95

Star Wars Day

May the force be with you this Father’s Day! Surprise your dad with this sweet candy jar, which has been personalised with a unique ‘May the force be with you’ sticker. The candy jar is filled with either an assortment of Lindt truffles(30), Ferrero Rocher chocolates, or mini Bar One chocolates.

PERSONALISED R2 TEA2 MUG

R149.95

Star Wars Day

R2-D2 would be really proud of a mug like this! Impress the Star Wars fan in your life with this adorable R2-Tea2 mug design, which is personalised with the recipient’s name. The cute gift is undeniably punny!

PERSONALISED PETROL YOUR SPOTTER T-SHIRT

R169.95

Star Wars Day

Surprise someone special in your life with this awesome t-shirt with a unique ‘Luke I am your spotter’ design. The t-shirt is also personalised for that special touch. *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

PERSONALISED STAR WARS GIANT CUPCAKE

R599.95

Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans will just love this Star Wars Giant Cupcake, no matter their age! A giant vanilla sponge cupcake is covered in fondant and is detailed with butter icing. Star Wars decorations made out of fondant, top the cake. To make it even more special, the cake can be personalised and it comes presented in a black luxury keepsake box. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg, dairy. All our products are Halaal.

PERSONALISED FATHERS FORCE WINE CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil your father, who knows the ways of the force, with a bottle of Raka Spliced (750ml). The bottle of fine alcohol comes presented in a wooden crate with perspex lid, which is engraved with an amazing ‘Ways of the force’ design. It’s also personalised with a message, making this one special gift for him!

PERSONALISED STAR WARS T-SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Make that Star Wars fan’s day with this black men’s t-shirt, which features a cool Star Wars design. This is a great personalised gift for him! *Available in small, medium, large and extra large.

STORMTROOPER MAN CRATE

R399.95

Star Wars Day

If the man in your life loves his music, all things Star Wars and craft beer then this is the perfect gift! The Stormtrooper Man Crate contains an ultra cool Stormtrooper Notebook, a CBC Lager Craft Beer, and Reverb Folding Headphones, which is presented in the coolest man crate. He’ll be able to enjoy his craft beer, whilst listening to music and writing in his notebook. Spoil him with this amazing man crate filled with hours of entertainment!

COFFEE TROOPER BRO BUCKET

R399.95

Star Wars Day

Have this coffee trooper bro bucket delivered to the ultimate coffee lover! The bro bucket includes personalised ‘Coffee trooper’ mug, 100g Mexican coffee beans, a powerbank with the capacity of 2200 mAh, a USB and a Micro USB cable. The powerbank has a lithium-ion battery and it comes in an aluminium casing. Place your order and have the unique gift for him delivered next-day, countrywide.

PERSONALISED FLORAL TROOPER SHIRT

R299.95

Star Wars Day

Spoil the ultimate trooper with a black ladies t-shirt, which features a unique personalised floral trooper design. It is undeniably the perfect Star Wars gift for her, for any occasion. *Available in small, medium, large, and extra large.

PERSONALISED STORM POOPER ONESIE

R179.95

Star Wars Day

Brace yourselves, the storm pooper is here! This white long-sleeve 100% cotton onesie features a cute ‘storm pooper’ design which can be personalised with a name. This unique baby gift is perfect for a baby shower or just because! *Available in 0-3 months and 3-6 months.

Mother's Day

Leave your mom jarred this Mother’s Day!

Naturally, we will encourage you to place your Mother’s Day gift order for nationwide delivery via NetFlorist BUT, we’re also always interested in bringing you other gifting solutions. A common, inventive and money-saving gifting option is always DIY. Pinterest is packed with DIY projects that the recipient of your gift is bound to appreciate, but is ‘appreciate’ enough for you? Wouldn’t you rather love to leave your gift recipient absolutely jarred?

Lilac Bath Time Jar – R269.95

Mother's Day

Wash away those troubles and have a soak with bubbles. Spoil a loved one to the perfect bath time treat – small round glass keepsake jar filled with a large bath fizzer, 2 medium fizzers, a body sensations soap and a massage oil. There is really no other way to enjoy a bath. Send this pamper hamper with NetFlorist today!

Mother’s Day is around the corner, which means that you have less time to find the perfect gift for the special occasion. It is incredibly difficult to find a gift that shows your mom the respect and appreciation she deserves; one gift simply doesn’t sum up the roles she has played throughout the course of your life. So, although it is is nearly impossible to find that one gift that does it all, we can always try our hardest.

Personalised Floral Mothers Day Candy Jar – R239.95

Mother's Day

If you want to keep your mother happy this Mother’s Day, surprise her with our Personalised Nougat Mother’s Day Candy Jar. The jar is bound to satisfy her sweet tooth. Order this personalised candy jar with her name on it and have it delivered in a medium gift box.

Consider skipping the traditional gift wrapping route and rather opt for a jar. There are numerous online tutorials that instruct you how to assemble a gift jar. We’ve taken the time to comb through those articles and select the top DIY options specifically suited for Mother’s Day. Below are our top three picks. We have, however, decided to add some of our favourite ‘jarred’ gifts to the article just in case you decide that DIY just isn’t for you!

Spa in a Jar

She has spent countless hours running after you and your family. She works herself to the bone trying to balance work, family and regular household chores. Your mom, without a doubt, deserves to be treated to some pampering. Do so in the form of this Spa in a Jar!

You will need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Handcream and lip balm.
  • Nail file.
  • Face mask.
  • Bath bomb and bubble bath.
  • Hair treatment sachet.

Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set – R189.95

Mother's Day

Add your own personal touch this Mother’s Day with this Personalised Mothers Day Fruit Jar Set. Two jars have been filled with dried and diced strawberries, macadamia nuts, and speckled eggs. One jar’s lid reads, ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ and the second is available for personalisation. Add your personal touch with a special message for your mother. The jars are neatly and safely packaged in a gift box.

Winter Survival Kit

South Africa is officially in autumn but winter is fast approaching! Here is a winter survival kit that is everything your mom didn’t know she needed! This is the ultimate gift for mom this Mother’s Day.

What you’ll need:
  • A clean mason jar.
  • Gloves and thick socks.
  • Hand cream and lip balm to combat the dry air.
  • Hot chocolate sachets and mini-marshmallows for garnish.
  • Hand sanitiser, because washing your hands can be quite a challenge with the water being so cold.

Mothers Day Black Forest Cupcake Jar – R99.95

Mother's Day

Wish mom a Happy Mother’s Day with an individual Black Forest Cupcake Jar which is filled with layers of chocolate cake and a sweet cream filling, which is then layered and topped with a black cherry filling and shaved dark chocolate. This yummy treat is packed in a black keepsake box with unique ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ label. Allergens: wheat, gluten, cow’s milk, egg and dairy. This product may contain nuts.

Sewing kit

This Mother’s Day gift is both inventive and practical. As your mother will most likely be the one to sew that loose button back on or hurriedly fix that loose hem, this portable sewing is sure to come in handy! Kit the jar out with sewing essentials but choose to go the extra mile when it comes to the pincushion. Surprise your mom by transforming the lid of the jar into a pincushion!

What you’ll need for the pincushion:
  • A clean jar with ring and snap lid.
  • A small, colourful piece of material.
  • Pillow stuffing.
  • A glue gun.
What you’ll need:
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Pins
  • Buttons
  • Tape measure
  • Thimble
  • Stitch ripper.

Perfectly Manicured Gift in a Jar – R499.95

Mother's Day

Make her feel extra pampered with this amazing hamper which consists of a compact mirror and hair brush, a white turban head wrap, a manicure set, EOS lip balm, and EOS hand cream, all packed into a 2-litre glass jar! This unique gift will make any gal’s day!

There is certainly no harm in opting to take the easy way out. Seriously, you will find no judgement here! Scroll through our Mother’s Day range and simply place your order for delivery. Order before 9 May 2018 and NetFlorist will throw in a free box of Lindt chocs. Do all of this from the comfort of your device!