I received this question:
“I am looking for a gift shop that makes lovely wedding gift boxes. Do you know of any shops in Cape Town?”
This was my reply:
Thanks for your email. Although I am not familiar with Cape Town’s shops personally I did find the following information for you.
How about Theletterpresscompany.co.za who are based in Cape Town. They sell a selection of handmade linen boxes, lined in paper and tied with satin ribbon - I had a look on their website and they look beautiful. Their contact details are:
P.O. Box 50189, Waterfront 8002, Cape Town
I also found a selection of handmade gift boxes in a variety of sizes made in Cape Town at Capementalhealth.co.za.
Alternatively, how about checking out online retailers at Bidorbuy.co.za. I found these reasonably priced handmade boxes which looked very pretty.
You could also consider buying from an online seller at Ebay.com. I found many sellers on Ebay who are willing to ship their gift boxes to South Africa. Of course you will incur a standard international flat rate shipping fee but you might well recoup this with the savings you make by buying from an Ebay seller.
Finally, you should take a look at artisan studios or craft markets in and around Cape Town. If craft markets are anything like British ones then will be an ideal place for you to find stalls with people selling their unique gift boxes. When I researched it I found that craft markets are held regularly at Kirstenbosch and Hout Bay.
I hope that this information helps you. Good luck with your wedding plans!
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