On A Budget? Here’s Our Ultimate Gift Guide For Under R500

We put together a host of incredible deals, with products that are built to last.


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The festive season is upon us, and we’re already in holiday spirit. That means lots of family time and great food, but it also means it’s gift time. At Men’s Health HQ, we love a good deal: quality stuff at a great price. We’ve put together a host of incredible deals, with products that are built to last. Here’s our gift guide: you can thank us later.

Wacaco Nanopresso Barista Kit

Does the thought of bad coffee leave a sour taste in your mouth? Say goodbye to horrible coffee with this Nanopresso Barista Kit. It comes with all the equipment you need to make good coffee on the go: a water tank, a larger espresso cup, double and single filter baskets, and an adapter ring and tamper. All these fit neatly together in the container.

Whether you’re hiking up Table Mountain or spending the week in an electricity-free zone, this kit will power you through the holidays (and loadshedding).

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R 495

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BondiBlu Platinum Polarized Sunglasses

Summer brings lots of things: family time, warmer weather and tons of sun. But it’s not good enough to shade your eyes with a pair of sunnies bought at the beachfront. Polarized sunglasses are a must, and thanks to BondiBlu there are finally polarized sunglasses that don’t cost a fortune. Plus, they’re stylish too.

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BondiBlu Platinum Polarized Sunglasses

R 499.99

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FCS Travel Wallet

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Getting ready for a trip abroad? You might want to pack this wallet. With plenty of space to store your cards and transport documentation, you’ll be sorted wherever you go. It also has space for pens – an important item to have if you’re suddenly asked to sign a document. This FCS travel wallet is made of polyurethane-coated nylon, making it durable and lightweight.

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R 369.95

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Billy The Bee Acupuncture Energy Mat

Let’s be honest, most of us don’t take the care of our body like we know we should, all because of the cost. But this mat can seriously help with that. Start by using your mat for five minutes a day to boost your circulation, digestion, and soothe aches and pains. You can experience the benefits of acupuncture, acupressure and reflexology in the privacy of your own home.

Buffalo Trace Bourbon 

Recently, the MH team had an office bourbon tasting. Unlike whisky, there aren’t any rules to drinking the American staple. Have it on the rocks, with a dash of water, with Coke, or on its own (our favourite).

The Buffalo Trace, with its sweet taste and spicy notes, stood out the most. It’s priced at a steal and you can use it to make a legendary Old Fashioned cocktail, too.

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R 290

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Quoin Rock Méthode Cap Classic MCC

Over the past six years Quoin Rock, based in Stellenbosch, has undergone a complete transformation. The Ukrainian based Gaiduk family purchased the 200-hectare property on the slopes of the Simonsberg in late-2012, and immediately set about rehabilitating the farm. Their goal? To make world class wine.

This MCC is 54% Pinot Noir and 46% Chardonnay. We tasted it and loved it, you can also age it more than 15 years from vintage. While this wine is a perfect match to salmon tartare, oysters and sushi, it can be enjoyed on its own and at any time and for any occasion. That makes it our go-to MCC to gift.

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R 349

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Skullcandy On Ear Headphones

Everyone needs a good pair of headphones. The Skullcandy headset is stylish and robust in performance. It is equipped with powerful audio drivers that reproduce superior sound quality. But all this tech is packed into a slim design so you can enjoy high quality sound without the extra weight on your ears, too.

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R 369

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Star Wors Braai Set

May the sauce be with you! Braai your wors in style with this neat and quirky Star Wars-themed braai set containing 3 essential braai implements. A perfect gift for your geeky friend who also enjoys a good braai.

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R 265

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