Durban's Alternative Christmas Gift Showcase! (Evening Event)

Fri Nov 29, 17:00 - Fri Nov 29, 19:30
Founder Foods


Does Christmas have you feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Are you struggling for ideas on what to get your loved one who seems to have everything? Are you looking for something different this year - a gift that will create a lasting impression on your child, spouse, family member or special friend and not just become another thing in the cupboard? Our annual Black Friday event is here and this event is absolutely for you!

At Founder Foods we focus on creating community, connections and memories, not collecting things. To help you do exactly that we, together with the wonderful Estelle Van Gelder from Dandyline Organisers, have researched and put together a list of the TOP 25 ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS available from businesses in Upper Highway and Durban that will help you connect and create more lasting memories, and less stuff this Christmas. The list includes indoor adventures, outdoor adventures, incredible courses, lessons and classes to suit every fancy, activities for all ages and so much more. And we are set to make sure this event is a ton of fun ...!

Proceeds from ticket sales go towards Upper Highway Baby Home.


  • A brief introduction on Upper HIghway Baby Home by Kerry Stanton (Founder and head of the baby home)
  • An introductory talk on having the best Christmas EVER by the wonderful Estelle Van Gelder, professional organiser, life coach and simple living advocate (read more about Estelle below)
  • THE SHOWCASE of our Top 25 Alternative Gift Ideas including booking details, reviews and costings
  • THOUSANDS of rands in GIVEAWAYS on the day! Literally!! You don't want to miss this!
  • Delicious cheese and whole food snack platters


Estelle has owned Dandyline Organizers for the past 6 years offering Home staging consults, Home and office decor Consults and one to one sessions on Decluttering. She specializes in "Chaos Coaching" and uses her life coaching skills to graciously let people feel comfortable enough to let their possessions go. 


Estelle is a key note speaker, hosts workshops on minimalism, a wife, and mom to a gorgeous, and talented 8 year old Artist. She is familiar with clutter and chaos and passionate about helping others create a deeper happiness through terminating the chaos and embracing simplicity! For more info on Estelle's services see

She absolutely CANNOT wait to empower our guests!


Founder Foods is a dedicated Whole Foods Store that has just opened at 2 Village Road in Kloof. It is the aim of Founder Foods to facilitate connection, empowerment and community through access to more Whole Foods by more people in a way that encourages exploration, inspiration and experimentation. The store really is an outstanding model of an innovative and modern shopping experience and well worth a visit.

The store offers quality whole foods as direct from producers as possible, with most of their range on a pay by weight system, allowing you to scoop, pour and weigh as little or as much as you need. The range of foods includes a huge variety of ancient grains, dried beans and pulses, baking ingredients, nuts, dried fruits, oils and vinegars, herbs, spices and whole food snacks, as well as an array of pesticide and herbicide free fresh produce sourced from local community farmers in the area. 

Whole Foods is more than just food. It is the key to transforming our world.

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