Tis’ the season to get gifting 🎄

Tis the season to get gifting 🎄

Men we know how stressful and intimidating this side of the year can be for you! So, we thought to make it a little easier for you when finding a gift for the women in your lives be it a new girlfriend, your sister or your mother, we’re got you covered! We also have a little something for you at the end of this article.

Here are some general tips on how to gift the women in your life:

It’s okay to ask for help:

Gift shopping is so tough but you don’t need to do it alone. Of course, you could do the simplest thing and ask her what she’d like, but if you want it to be a surprise rather reach out to her close friends for a second opinion instead. Remember asking for help doesn’t make the gift less special in fact it shows you how much more you care.

It’s not all about how much you spend:

If you had to give most women the choice between an expensive gift or a thoughtful gift they would probably go for the latter. Of course, the quality isn’t mutually exclusive, but our point is that it’s the thought that counts. You can spend a month’s salary on something impersonal and not get the reaction you want or you could take time to consider your options and make it unique that could be a gift she’d never forget.

Experiences make the best gifts:

This gives you an opportunity to create lasting memories, fulfil a long-held ambition or discover a brand-new hobby. When you think about it spending quality time together is most important.

Why wait for a special occasion?

Men there is one thing you must know – Women love surprises and sometimes the best gifts are the ones we don’t expect. Don’t wait, rather give more often because practice makes perfect 😉

So, let’s get down to the nitty gritty stuff –

Gifts for Mom

This could be a fun outing with you and your mom so you can spend some nice quality time together because there isn’t a truer love then one between mother and son. We’re talking wine farm visit or a high tea experience. If you’d prefer gifting her something else – skincare is always a good idea.

Gifts for wives/girlfriends

This is probably one of the highly anticipated gifts of the year. This is the gift you spend most time thinking about so why not make it romantic with a little overnight break for just the two of you. A little remote eco-cabin for the two of you with a hot tub – if that doesn’t say romance I don’t know what does.

Otherwise another fan favourite would be jewellery because diamonds are a girl’s best friend. We’re kidding – you don’t have to get her diamonds but a beautiful necklace, ring or bracelet is something she’ll treasure forever and wear your gift as a token of your undying love and affection.


Have you got male friends?

Why not get them to also join Manbox and YOU can both WIN!Each time one of your friends joins Manbox YOU get an entry into a lucky draw on the 15th of December and could WIN a R1000 takelot voucher! PLUS each friend that joins Manbox will also enter the lucky draw and could WIN a R1000 takealot voucher!

Tap the button further below to submit a friend’s name and email address:

Invite Friends NOW

(NB – Remember to use the email address that your friend will join with as this is how we track it)

That’s it for 2023 from us gents.

Stay safe & happy festive!


Competition terms & conditions:
The competition ends at midnight on the 13th of December and the lucky draw will take place on 14th of December. One friend will win R1000 takealot voucher and one member will win a R1000 takealot voucher. The friend and member do not need to be connected in any way – both draws are at random. If the winners have a full complete manbox profile, delivery address, and profile photo they will get an extra R500 added to their voucher, which means that will win R1500 instead of R1000. The winners will be drawn and their profiles will be checked before they are notified via their Manbox profile email along with the final voucher. Prizes cannot be exchanged for cash. The judge’s decision is final.

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34 thoughts on “Tis’ the season to get gifting 🎄

  1. Itumeleng P. says:

    One thing I have realised is that my wife’s love language is gifts. She loves giving and receiving gifts. I have always went for expensive gifts as opposed to unique gifts but with this very informative article I am now prepared to changing to buying my wife meaningful gifts which will allow us to create memories. It’s not about how small the gift is but its the thought that counts. I will take my mom out for lunch more often or taking her to the spa. This article came in at the right time. Love it

    • Bongz says:

      I grew up in a rural area in Eastern Cape, it was public knowledge that taking care of skin was only meant for girls until I came and worked at the City, that’s when I realized that man also need advice on how to take care of their skin. Thanks MANBOX 🙏

  2. Philani N. says:

    This is actually talking to me, today is our 2nd year anniversary since we’ve got married but we have been together for 9 years. So today I wanted to surprise my wife as I have pretended asni don’t remember anything, to cut the story short I have fetched my daughter from school and I told that I want to surprise her mother, then she started taking over, I am talking about someone who’s 8 years. I must say I am happy with the what we have bought and the idea of how am going to give up t to her tonight as we’re going out.

  3. Maldwin W. says:

    So ive given up on gift shopping – party due to large crowd anxiety and then, stores NEVER have what I wantto give…so now instead its the gift of moola that works for me – give a small envelope and draw or write something personal on it – That way it comes from the heart and the cash goes a loooooooong way during Januworry…