Christ­mas shop­pers choose pri­or­i­ties wisely

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - BUSINESS -

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

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