No Time Like the Present: Quirky Online Gift Shops

With the great gifting season coming up, finding ideal gift shops to source presents for your loved ones can feel like an impossible task. Especially if you don’t know where to start! It feels like every time you turn around, there’s a new pop-up store demanding your attention and your hard-earned money. How are you supposed to know which one is the right one for a friction-free shopping experience?

Payflex is here to help! Our store directory is essentially an online gift shop that offers a huge variety of unique and quirky gifts for everyone on your nice list. Whether you’re looking for something funny, sentimental, or just plain weird, we’ve got you covered with our top picks of offbeat online gift shops.

Honey, I’m home! Gift shops for the homemaker

Looking for the perfect online gift shop for the homemaker in your life? We’ve got just the thing to tickle their fancy. The Giftery ZA sports a For The Home section that stocks everything you could possibly need to kit out a home. Shop cute blenders and airfryer kits in the Kitchen Appliances category. Browse classic cast iron cookware and matching knife sets in the Kitchen Essentials category. If you’re shopping for a home cook, this is the place to go!

On the other hand, for decorative knick-knacks, check out the Home and Garden category in the Nifty Gifts gift shop. These tchotchkes are guaranteed to add a touch of quirky kitcsh. We’re talking offbeat gifts like these Cat Butt Magnets and these Toaster Coasters. Who doesn’t love a gift shop that makes them chuckle?

Our gift to you – buy now, pay later!

We’re all about giving gifts, so we want to give you one we know you’ll love! Sign up with Payflex and you can grab all the gifts on your gift list at the same time! Buy what you love and pay for it in 4 instalments over 6 weeks with zero interest and zero fees! Experience the magic of Payflex and get that special someone the gift they deserve – it’s our gift to you!

The purr-fect gift shops for animal lovers

Everybody’s got a passionate animal lover in their life, right? At least you know what kind of gift to get them! But, did you know which gift shops to visit in the first place? Look no further. We’ve got just the thing.

Firstly, Nifty Gifts is on the ball with their Animal Lovers category. When you visit this part of the gift shop, you’ll find little treasures like these Cat Bag Clips or this Kitty Kitchen Timer. However, if you’re on the hunt for a gift shop designed to please your pet-obsessed friends, look no further than Pawcasso!

In addition to appealing to the general animal lover, Pawcasso offers a boutique gifting option for people who really love their pets. Pawcasso offers personalised pet portraits made in 3-5 business days from your friend’s favourite photo of Fido. There are three art styles to choose from: watercolour, Royal Renaissance, and classic vector.

Personally, we’d recommend the Royal Renaissance portrait as a pawsome gift for your pet-obsessed friend. But that’s just because we enjoy a good laugh at Payflex. Plus, who doesn’t think of their beloved kitty or hound as anything less than royalty? It’s cute, it’s quirky, it’s memorable. What more can you ask of a gift shop?

Teachable moments: online gift shops for educators

Don’t neglect the teachers in your life when you’re running down the list of people to gift this year! If you have children in school, then you know firsthand what an essential role some teachers play in your kids’ lives. A thoughtful gift will go a long way in recognising the work that they do.

Thankfully, local heroes Nifty Gifts have an entire category devoted to teacher gifts! It’s a super-helpful directory to have on hand as the school terms start to wrap up. Here, you can find great little presents like this Adult Range of AromaDough Stress Therapy doughs (let them squeeze the stress away!). Or, check out this hilarious “This Is Fine” Mousepad! A little laughter is the best gift of all.

Gift shops for just about anybody

If you’re looking for the Jack of all trades of gift shops, then you don’t have to look much further than Takealot. You can shop hundreds of categories and products on South Africa’s premier online store. And now, you can do it with Payflex! Shopping for the perfect gift just got a lot easier on the wallet.


When it comes to finding the perfect gift shops to start your year-end shopping at, there are hundreds of options. And trust us – it’s not too early to start your Christmas shopping! As you know, filling your cart with presents for everyone on your list can get really pricey really quickly.

That doesn’t have to be the case when you shop with Payflex. Take a load off your wallet and ease the burden of gift shopping this year. Check out with Payflex and take your perfect presents home today, but only pay for them later. Six weeks, four installments, zero interest. Consider it our gift to you! Get a headstart on your gift shopping today.