Christmas gift ideas from local brands

As Christmas rolls around for another year, we have much to celebrate after a year of so much chaos, and being with family is more important than ever if we can, as many of us spent a good part of the year being apart from them. A big part of the Christmas tradition is gift-giving so as always we have compiled a curated list of some of our favourite Christmas treats, however, this year we have decided to keep it local and support Kiwi brands, who have made it through this tough year and deserve some support from us. So share the love Aotearoa and most of all have a very Merry Christmas from us!

Gift guide 2020

Ahhh Limited Edition Kiwi Gift Set $35
Spoil friends and family this Christmas with a selection of vibrant bath and body products, lovingly handcrafted in New Zealand using natural and organic ingredients. Proving that natural, sustainably motivated beauty can also be playful, Ahhh products are colourful, smell divine and look good enough to eat, while leaving your skin feeling soft, cleansed and nourished.

COOP Easy Lover Dress

COOP by Trelise Cooper Easy Lover Dress $289
This pretty COOP by Trelise Cooper dress is perfect for women of any age and is designed in embroidered 100% cotton fabric. It’s a timeless style that features lace, a scalloped hem, sleeve details and a tiered skirt. It’s perfect for lots of different summer outings and even has side pockets!

Barkers Lucian Panel Tee

Barkers Lucian Stripe Panel Tee $59.99
Barkers can always be relied on for the perfect tees for guys and this Lucian Stripe Panel Tee is a great classic choice that will appeal to the man in your life. If you don’t think it will be quite his cup of tee Barkers have lots of other tees on offer too.


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Aesop The Seasoned Wayfarer Gift Set $125
This is a stunning gift set from Aesop that features a luxurious trio of aromatic essentials for the home. The Seasoned Wayfarer gift set includes an interior fragrance to uplift any space, a bathroom deodoriser, and a beautiful hand wash, housed in recycled paper pulp, accompanied by stories by Rabindranath Tagore – Famed Indian Polymath.

Maggie Marilyn 01 singlet

Maggie Marilyn 01 Singlet $75
Maggie Marilyn’s latest Somewhere range features some great summer staples like this 01 Singlet available in sizes 6 – 20. You can pair this singlet with all your favourite pieces and then layer it in the winter months. It’s also 100% organic cotton and sustainably produced so it’s a feel-good gift in every way.

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Me Today Discovery Trio Gift Set $59.99
This New Zealand skincare company has a range of beautiful products that are filled with natural botanicals providing targeted treatment for your skin. Their products are also cruelty-free and vegan. The skincare fans in your life will be delighted this year with their Discovery Trio Gift Set, which includes a daily cleanser, mist toner and moisturiser.

Nichola Te Kiri earrings

Nichola Earrings Bamboo+Yellow $30
These earrings are designed by Hamilton based designer Nichola Te Kiri and are based on the brand’s Matariki pattern: Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. It rises in mid-winter and for many Māori, it heralds the start of a new year. This pattern (the niho Taniwha – triangles) represents the nine stars in the Matariki constellation; Matariki, Waitī, Waitā, Tupuānuku, Tupuārangi, Waipunarangi, Ururangi, Pōhutukawa, Hiwa-i-te-rangi. Each cross-stitch cluster on the earring represents one of the stars.

Saben Lily Bag

Saben Lily Crossbody Bag $229 
This pretty Lily bag is from Saben’s latest collection and offers great versatility with its removable chain strap. The sweet pink hue is called Ballerina and it’s a perfect addition to any outfit, not to mention just the right size to take to a summer party or wedding.

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Bohemian Beard Beard Grooming Gift Set $39.99
The bearded man in your life will love this grooming set by the Bohemian Beard, which includes beard oil, a comb, trimming scissors, beard balm in a gift box. Their products are handcrafted in New Zealand from only the finest, natural ingredients.

Cathy Pope lapis ring

Cathy Pope Lapis Silver Ring $269
Cathy Pope is know for her beautiful, meaningful jewellery which makes for the perfect gift. This silver ring features Lapis Lazuli which is a stone of communication that can bring truthfulness, openness, and mental clarity. It is used to help you say just the right thing.

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ManukaRX Healthy Hands Bundle $51.85
It has undoubtedly been the year of the hand sanitiser, so why not give the gift of healthy hands this Christmas? With this natural, New Zealand brand that harnesses the poser of manuka, the ManukaRX healthy hands bundle features their new luxe hand cream, along with their gentle yet effective antibacterial cleansing soap and alcohol-free hand sanitizer, aiding to support hands this summer suffering from skin dryness, irritation and impaired skin barriers.

Kowtow Odyssey Top

Kowtow Odyssey Top $199
Kowtow’s sustainable take on fashion is a smart choice for any thoughtful fashion fan and this short sleeve rib knit top made from 100% organic cotton. It has a relaxed, boxy fit and features narrow ribbing at the neckline and side seam splits, and it’s available in earthy brown and steel.

RUBY Bloom Earrings

RUBY Bloom Earrings $39
These winsome earrings from RUBY feature a large floral stud with an ivory freshwater pearl pendant.  They’re a beautiful choice for any woman and perfect for accessorising any pretty summer occasion look.


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Trilogy Rosehip Radiance Collection gift pack $54.99
The Trilogy limited-edition Rosehip Radiance Collection set includes the Rosehip Transformation Cleansing Oil, Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and Eye Contour Cream, housed in a reusable and keepsake bag made from vegan leather – the perfect Christmas gift for any natural skincare lover.

hej hej linen shirt

Hej Hej The Equality Shirt $150
Linen is such a great fabric for shirts as it’s breathable and long wearing. Any guy will love Hej Hej’s new collection of long-sleeved men’s linen shirts which feature a button-down collar and real shell buttons. The shirts are made from 100% linen in a medium weight and are available in blue, grey, sage green and classic white.

Karen Walker Seahorse Necklace

Karen Walker Seahorse Necklace $259
This charming seahorse necklace is from Karen Walker’s new jewellery collection The Navigator which features gorgeous maritime-inspired jewellery. This detailed necklace is also available in gold and is a sure to win anyone’s heart.

Adrienne Whitewood hat

Adrienne Whitewood Olive Mangopare – Bucket Hat $59
Rotorua Designer Adrienne Whitewood was inspired by garments from the early 80s which saw a huge revival of contemporary Māori print and mixed it with a 90s style classic bucket hat. The nostalgic hat (which is a summer essential) features Kowhaiwhai patterns which themselves involve symmetry, translation and rotation. The elements of Kowhaiwhai design found in the Wharenui make each one interesting and unique. One of the main patterns for this print is the Mangopare (Hammerhead shark) which represents strength, leadership and determination and it’s layered with a multi splatter print with each piece being slightly unique.

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Ethique Trial pack for sensitive skin and hair $19.90
A budget-friendly gift for those with sensitive skin, this beautiful little trial pack from eco-conscious brand Ethique contains minis from the sensitive range. There’s a shampoo bar, conditioner bar, face bar and deodorant bar and none of contain any fragrance, scents or essential oils so they’re ideal for those sensitive skins.

Allbirds Trino Quarters

Allbirds Trino Quarters Socks $24
Yes, we know the idea of giving socks can be a bit of a cliché but these Allbirds Trino Quarters are not your average socks. They’re made from soft, breathable eucalyptus tree fiber and ZQ Merino wool so they’re a sustainable choice, not to mention they come in a great range of colours. They’re also cleverly designed to wick moisture so they’re comfortable as well as good for the planet.

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Karen Murrell three-piece gift set $96
Give the gift of beautiful lips this Christmas with a three-piece selection of appealing lipsticks from natural and sustainable lipstick brand, Karen Murrell.

Aotea x Superette Wellness Pack

Aotea x Superette Wellness Pack $99
The Aotea x Superette Superskin Wellness Gift Set is made from natural ingredients like manuka and kawaka sourced directly from Great Barrier Island and made using traditional Māori herbal remedies. This collaboration offers three of Aotea’s best-sellers – a mask, oil and balm – each in travel-friendly minis and available exclusively at Superette. Shoppers who opt to get their gift beautifully wrapped in custom Superette packaging for a $2 donation, will be helping charity partner Everybody Eats tackle New Zealand’s food poverty problem through its open invitation dining spaces.

Mi Piaci Lillian Wallet

Mi Piaci Lillian Wallet $140
Mi Piaci always have chic bags and shoes on offer and the Lillian Wallet is a suitably stylish choice for any fashion fan. It’s understated in a subtle camel with embossed (faux) croc leather while still practical with plenty of card holders and sections to keep things organised.

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Linden Leaves soy candle and fragrance diffuser set $84.98
Linden Leaves does a delightful hand-poured soy wax candle and fragrance diffuser set in Clementine and Basil scent. The gift that keeps on giving, with a beautiful scent to fill your home this holidays.

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