South African Christmas gift guide 2018

The holiday season is fast approaching – and while this is a time for family, friends, and relaxing, it is more importantly a time for buying presents and sweet deals.

With Black Friday sales already kicking off, and Cyber Monday and festive season deals on their way soon, it is a good time to buy something nice for yourself or get gifts to hand out.

To help you decide what to purchase, we have put together a gift guide with a mix of tech items which will hopefully inspire you, or remind what you want to buy.

Check out our tech gift guide below, and please put in any gift ideas you have in our comments section and forum.

Please also remember that the items listed below may come on special in the coming weeks, so the price you see now is not necessarily what you will have to pay.

2018 holiday gift guide

MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming – R7,000+

You can pick up this powerful graphics card at a discounted rate thanks to the recent release of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2018 cards.

GTX 1070 Ti

Galax GeForce RTX 2080 Ti – R20,000+

If you need the latest in graphics card technology, however, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is the GPU for you. It is Nvidia’s most powerful gaming card on the market.

GTX 2080 Ti

Samsung 55-inch UHD TV – R10,000+

At 55-inches and sporting a UHD resolution, this Samsung TV is the foundation of a great home entertainment experience.

Samsung 55

Braun Series 7 Shaver – R2,900+

Keep a clean face this holiday with the Braun Series 7 wireless shaver.


PlayStation Classic – R1,700+

Relive your youth with the PlayStation Classic, now available for pre-order.

PlayStation Classic

JBL On-Ear Headphones – R600+

For holiday music listening, or work purposes in 2019, new headphones are always a cool gift.


PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 4 Pro  – R5,000+ / R7,000+

The ultimate gaming consoles from Sony to keep you playing the best titles.

PlayStation 4

Dell 27-inch PC Monitor – R2,900+

A 27-inch monitor is arguably the best size for your average PC user.

Dell Screen

Xbox One / Xbox One X – R5,000+ / R8,000+

If you are not a PlayStation fan, Microsoft’s Xbox One console can also hit the spot.

Xbox One X

Powerbeats3 Wireless – R2,900+

Gym and exercise earphones with good sound and the Beats name backing them.


Apple iPhone Xs – R21,000+

Apple’s latest iPhone is undoubtedly one of the most-desired tech gifts this season.

iPhone Xs

Razer Blackwidow Keyboard and Deathadder Elite Mouse – R2,800+

A great keyboard and mouse combo for serious PC gamers.

Razer Mouse

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 – R17,000+

For Android and Note fans, the Galaxy Note 9 offers a wide array of powerful features.

Galaxy Note 9

Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ Kit – R1,000+

The perfect gift for the DIY friend.

Pi 3 Model B

Huawei Mate 20 Pro – R18,000+

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is packed with AI features that give the phone next-level performance and functionality.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro header

MSI GL73 Gaming Laptop – R13,000+

With an 8th-Gen Intel Core CPU and GTX 1050 GPU, this laptop will crunch most titles.

MSI laptop

2TB Seagate Hard Drive – R1,100+

Keep all those files you were considering deleting with a big mechanical hard drive.


Nintendo Switch – R6,400+

The handheld console you can plug into your TV – with all of Nintendo’s best games.

Nintendo Switch

Kwese Roku Player – R900+

Get Netflix and more on Kwese’s branded Roku player.


Red Dead Redemption 2 – R900+

Billed as the biggest game of 2018, the PS4 and Xbox One title takes you back to the days of the cowboys.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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