Christmas shoppers choose priorities wisely
A WEEKEND Argus team, reporter Stefni Herbert and photographer Jason Boud, asked shoppers in Cape Town what were the most important items on their shopping lists this festive season, and whether they were splurging,or saving.
from Cape Town: “I am looking for things for university next year, like bags. The next most important things would be gifts for my dad and my brother. I’m not buying any other things really – things are quite expensive.” from Cape Town: “Buying my grandchildren’s gifts is the most important thing on my list and after that, it’s food. We’ve been invited for Christmas lunch at my daughter’s house.
“We cannot buy anything and everything because things are expensive and the economy hasn’t been very good.”
from Claremont: “I have to think carefully about how I spend my money. I can’t just spend like I want to. The most important items would be my gifts for my mother and my sister for Christmas, then what I spend on clothing and my holiday in January.”
from Lotus River: “Food is the most important item this time of the year. I have to be more aware of what I buy. Things are really expensive and luxuries aren’t as important.”
from Melkbos: “The most important item on my list is a pillow for a friend who practically lives in a lazy-boy chair. I am cutting back on shopping this season; I’m not buying as many gifts and other things.”
from Retreat: “The most important items would be clothing for my grandchildren and me, but I most definitely find myself cutting back and watching what I buy this festive
GRANDKIDS: Saphia Koopman
FOR SCHOOL: Andrea Schoots
GIFTS: Beryl van Schalkwyk
STILL THINKING: Tyrone Niekerk
FOR FRIEND: Naomi Schreuder
FOOD: Fairuz Mitchell