Can you believe it’s that time of year again? The holiday season has crept up on us fast with Christmas being less than 10 weeks away!
Getting a head start in gift buying not only will relieve you from the holiday stress but will give you a head-start in avoiding potential shipping delays.
We have created our ultimate Good gift guide to help you choose the perfect gifts for your loved ones this Christmas.
The go-to for all things gifting, Father Rabbit has created a collection of beautifully designed festive gift and hanging tree boxes, so you can spend your free time on the important things this year. From gifts for gardeners, cooks and more – each gift box features Father Rabbits’ most-loved products – expertly curated by the Father Rabbit team.
Choose from festive favourites featuring FR X Six Barrel Soda Co. Collab, Kitchen Kit including the cult kitchenware Pallares Solsona, The Garden Bunch and more.
Hanging gift boxes include Sophie accessories Hugs and Kisses, Sunday Nail Polish Duo in Candy Cane and Grey Cloud. Festive boxes range from $69 – $122, hanging gift boxes range from $50 – $60.
Tourism New Zealand’s Gift Hub
Give a gift that means as much to your giftee as they do to you by selecting from hundreds of unique experiences and accommodation options to suit any taste or budget!
The Gift Hub exclusively features those that offer gift vouchers, enabling Kiwis to contribute toward or gift an entire experience. Visit The Gift Hub here to see their range of experiences to gift!
Spoil your dog
Santa Paws is coming to town and the good dogs of Aotearoa can enjoy their very own deluxe Christmas crackers thanks to Gourmate Pet Treat Co.
Not your average dog treat, Gourmate’s bright crackers are stylish enough to adorn your table or tree (so long as they’re out of reach).
Each cracker is filled with New Zealand made natural dog treats and a doggy joke. Because they are specially designed for canines there is no loud popper.
Gourmate Pet Treat Co.’s dog treats Christmas crackers will be in-store and online throughout November and December at PetStock, Farro, Pet Central, and boutique pet stores across New Zealand.
Glasshouse’s Night Before Christmas candle is the perfect festive gift for your loved one and to celebrate the holiday spirit. With a charismatic blend of cinnamon, apple, and red berries, your loved one won’t be able to resist the scent!
Available to shop online, $59.99.
Christmas Memory Book
Successful author and influencer Megan Hutchison of She Said Yes fame adds another string to her bow this year by starting a new business and creating her beautiful Christmas Memory Book.
Hutchison’s exquisite heirloom-quality Christmas Memory Book is set to become a family Christmas tradition. Complete with whimsical Christmas illustrations and 200 pages to document your family’s Christmas memories each year, this journal will be one to treasure and delight in.
Available in Holly, Pine and Oat, from Department and gift stores, and online for $75.
Trees That Count
Here’s an opportunity for your business to invest in New Zealand’s big backyard and celebrate the holiday season.
Trees that Count offers a quick and easy native tree gift for your staff, clients, customers, or partners.
Native trees are waste-free, cost-effective, with their research showing 96 per cent of staff would rather receive a native tree gift rather than any other $10 gift. Your giftee will receive a beautifully illustrated gift certificate – along with a follow-up email next year telling them which of our amazing projects is planting their tree.
If you’re looking for secret Santa ideas, Whittaker’s new luxury Cocoa Pods will make the ultimate gift. Who doesn’t love hazelnut praline!
Following more than five years of development and investment in state-of-the-art new factory equipment, Whittaker’s Cocoa Pods reflect Whittaker’s uncompromising commitment to quality in all its dimensions.
The individually-wrapped Whittaker’s Cocoa Pods® come in two pack sizes, a 125g pouch and a 200g gift box, perfect for gifting, sharing or for treating yourself. Available in supermarkets nationwide and online for an RRP of $9.99 – $17.99.
This year, the Lush Christmas range has been created with the idea of togetherness in mind after long periods apart from loved ones and designed with the intention of providing joy for all who receive them.
As part of Lush’s mission to Leave the World Lusher Than We Found It, Lush launched a new packaging returns scheme, Bring It Back, enabling customers to bring back any full-sized Lush plastic packaging to their local Lush shop to be recycled. For each plastic Lush item returned, customers will receive a $1 deposit to spend on their Lush basket that day.
The Lush Christmas 2021 collection will be available in stores and online.
Gift an Experience
Chuffed is on a mission to change the world of gift giving for good. They see a future where people don’t gift stuff but instead gift inspiring experiences.
Working with over 200 experience partners across New Zealand, Chuffed makes gifting experiences simple and easy. Each Chuffed tube contains a choice of 80+ unique Kiwi experiences, from the mild to the wild. Created as a way to support local tourism, and get people to enjoy their own backyard, Chuffed is the perfect gift for your adventure seeking loved ones.
Chuffed tubes are available online starting from $99.
Know anyone who’s always wanted to try pottery? Modeletto is a purpose-driven brand on a mission to introduce more play into everyone’s day through art therapy and to guide their pottery journey. What’s the best part? No previous skills, wheel or kiln required!
Modeletto general kits come with everything that you need to have a creative, relaxing time and junior kits giving the little ones a sensory + explorative experience.
Kits are available online for $69.
Vania’s A BIT OF FUN range is mindfully hand-crafted in New Zealand, utilising an eclectic but vibrant mix of Murano glass, seed beads, natural gemstones and a huge range of freshwater pearls Vania has collected from her travels over the years.
Each piece in this collection is a one-off design, making it the perfect unique gift to yourself or others.
This up-cycled collection seeks to evoke escapism to simpler times, giving the wearers space to express themselves through jewellery, and have fun with no agency. Available online, necklaces priced between $99 – $120, bracelets at $79.
A Gift to save Nature
Want to buy a gift and save the Earth at the same time? Sounds a bit too good to be true. Nature’s Grace Aotearoa has made it their mission to raise awareness of the plight of some of our lesser-known endangered species like our beautiful butterflies and geckos.
By buying a Nature’s Grace jigsaw puzzle, gift cards or journal you are donating 10% of the sales price to one of the charitable trusts who are working to protect these animals from extinction. Nature’s Grace Aotearoa gifts are an opportunity to learn more about nature, make a small positive difference and give a meaningful gift to someone you care about.
Available online, priced between $14 – $42.
Tickets to the Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet has announced its 2022 season, so why not treat your loved ones with tickets to one of their shows!
With returning classics including Swan Lake, and a brand-new show, Cinderella, tickets to the Ballet is perfect for any theatre lover out there.
Expect the unexpected as highs, lows, fairy-tale endings, and happy-ever-afters spill from the stage. Tickets are available now ranging from $44 – $150.
Teva Kids Footwear
Even little adventurers need shoes that will support their every step. Teva’s collection of kids shoes are comfortable shoes for your child’s next hike or trip to the park. From kid’s sandals to kid’s hiking boots, Teva has got your child’s new favourite shoe.
For girls and boys shoes that can withstand the elements (and your child’s eager feet), Teva’s waterproof kids hiking shoes are the perfect pair. For easy casual comfort Teva’s girls sandals and boys sandals should be a staple of your children’s shoe collection.
Explore kids footwear that your child will love to wear. Shop Teva’s collection of kids shoes here.
Ethique Festive Gift Bundles
Whether you’re out in nature or in the comfort of your home, all you need is Ethique’s multi-tasking Tip-to-Toe Shampoo & Shaving Bar and Flash! Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover to come to the rescue.
Tip-to-Toe works fantastically as both a shampoo and a shave bar. It combines kaolin clay, cocoa butter, glycerine with orange, lime and mint oils for a zesty, clean scent.
Flash! is a multi-tasking solid laundry bar, ideal for handwashing clothing, dishes or even hands when travelling or right at home. Made with 100% biodegradable ingredients, pure essential oils and white kaolin clay to remove oils and dirt.