Gifting Holidays of the Year
Annual Special Occasions and Gifting Holidays to Diarise
Never miss an important gift-giving occasion again. Here, you’ll find a list of all the important gift-giving holidays and special days to celebrate. Add them to your calendar or bookmark this page. Click on a holiday to learn more about the occasion or find gifting inspiration.
We’re always on the look-out for reasons to celebrate. So we will keep adding the list as we uncover more special days. We’d love to hear from you. Let us know if we’ve missed any dates that you would like to see included by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Each Important Gift Giving Holiday of The Year
Known as the day to celebrate love, Valentine’s day is the perfect occasion to let the object of your affection know how you feel. The holiday is rooted in religious tradition in honour of St. Valentine. As love is universal, millions around the world (regardless of their religion) celebrate this ever-powerful emotion on February 14th as well.
Related reading: Romantic Ways to Woo Your Valentine
Gift Ideas: Romantic Gifts
Boys and girls can’t wait to go hunting for chocolate eggs that have been hidden by the Easter bunny! Easter is also one of the oldest festivals in the Christian community, so this day is truly a special day to many. If you can’t be with loved ones on the day, or wish to send someone Easter wishes, chocolates make the most appropriate gifts.
Gift Ideas: Chocolate Gifts
Second Sunday of May
Moms give unconditional love and generosity without ever expecting anything in return. They deserve a day to be doted on and receive an extraordinary gift to show your gratitude.
Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day Gifts
Third Sunday of June
We don’t often get the chance to shower dad with love and say thanks for always looking after (and out for) us. Show your real-life superhero that you really appreciate him and all he does for you with a personal gift on Father’s Day.
Gift Ideas: Father’s Day Gifts
9 August – South Africa | 8 March – International
Acknowledge the strong and magnificent women in your life on Women’s Day with a fantastic gift. Whether they are corporate high-flyers, entrepreneurs, hardworking full-time mothers, or even retired, they all deserve to be celebrated.
Related reading: Celebrating Strong Female Leaders In South Africa
Gift Ideas: Shop
Time to shake the winter icicles off! Everybody loves the start of spring, which also happens to the beginning of national Arbor week in South Africa. Spring day is usually celebrated by sending our colleagues and loved ones bright flowers to cheer in the new season. If you’re planning on sending a gift to an environmentally conscious friend, consider a Bonsai as the perfect way to pay homage to our trees.
First Wednesday in September
On Secretary’s Day, we honour the unsung heroes of the office. The people that keep the business together by doing the important jobs that are too often overlooked. Of course, we thank them daily, but sometimes it’s just not enough. Secretary’s Day—a.k.a. Office Professional’s Day—is the perfect opportunity to present office professionals, administrators and executive assistants, with a true token of your gratitude.
Related reading: Gift Ideas For Spring and Secretary’s Day
World Rhino Day
A day for an animal close to all South African’s hearts. World Rhino Day seeks to grow education and awareness on the plight of these endangered animals.
We are proud to stock Royal Rhino Liqueur which contributes to the endangered life trust in support of our dwindling Rhino numbers.
Gift Ideas: Royal Rhino Liqueur
First Sunday in October – South Africa | First Sunday in September – United States of America International
There’s a special, almost indescribable, bond between grandchildren and grandparents. Perhaps it’s because grandma and grandpa have years of wisdom under their belts, or it could be that their only responsibility is to shower the little ones with love. Either way, we relish the opportunity to celebrate our beloved nonna, oupa, avô, yaya, gogo, or gramps.
Gift Ideas: Shop
5 October 2019
If you can read this: Thank a teacher!
Thank your teacher, lecturer or mentor for their long hours, their wisdom and their tremendous caring. They go to great lengths to plans lessons that are engaging, and often help us in matters way beyond the classroom!
Related reading: The ABCs of End-of-term Gifts for Teachers
It’s rare to find an occasion where giving a small gift to your boss is endorsed. This day is a chance to thank your boss or supervisor for their leadership, mentorship and fairness.
Related reading: The Subtle Art of Giving a Gift to Your Boss
Gift Ideas: As long as your gift is not too lavish or overly personal, the world is your oyster.
Year-End Gifting Season
Mid-October to mid-November
Another year is almost ebbed, but, before we gear down for the holidays, we need to rev-up the thank you’s. Year-end thank you gifts are the perfect way to strengthen client relationships (and stay top of mind in the New Year). The key to making a lasting impression with your corporate gift is not to be the last person to send one! Get the cream of the crop by shopping year-end gifts early and set your delivery date ahead of time.
Gift Ideas: Corporate gifts
Trick or treat? Smell your feet, give me something good to eat.
No tricks here, only yummy treats will do. Take the scary out of the 31st of October by brightening up your colleagues, friends and family’s day with candy delivered right to their desk or door.
Gift Ideas: Candy galore
1 – 30 November
Most men know that the beardy best way to raise awareness for men’s health issues is to get super hairy in November. If you Moustache your pal to join you with your Movember missions or you want to say good luck to someone already participating, then say it with a gift.
Gift Ideas: Mane must-haves
Show Santa who’s boss by sending the best stocking stuffers in town. Christmas is a blessed time that we enjoy with family wherever possible. If you can’t be with loved ones at this sacred time of year, you can fortunately still continue the tradition of gift-giving with national delivery from Hamper World.
Gift Ideas: https://hamperworld.co.za/shop/
New Year’s Eve
Get your friends excited for the New Year by sending bottles to pop as the clock strikes twelve! We can’t resist the urge to send a cork flying into the New Year as we look forward to a clean slate with endless possibilities. And the best way to celebrate is ALWAYS with a glass or two of bubbles.
Gift Ideas: Bubbles