Christmas season is here and we have prepared a guide for painless Christmas shopping. The best and most important part is we've featured all Kiwi brands so that you can support local and ensure your gifts arrive on time!

1. Hand poured candles

    Candles are always gifts that are well-received. Medusa Candle Company creates hand poured candles inspired by Greek Mythology. Our personal favourite scent is the ‘Heracles’ candle which features notes of jasmine, bergamot and ylang ylang. 

    Place your order on Instagram @medusacandlecompany or email medusacandlecompany@gmail.com

    2. Cardholder

    A cardholder is a compact way to carry all your essentials without the bulk. Designed by New Zealand designer - Nicole Rebstock, the Carol cardholder is available in 4 different colours. This handmade calf leather cardholder features 6 card slots and a zipper component to ensure all items are safely secured. 

    Available at https://www.nicolerebstock.com/collections/bags

    3. Chocolate

    Instead of gifting chain bought chocolate, how about supporting your local chocolatiers? Honest Chocolat is a chocolate business run by husband and wife duo - Nico and Emily Bonnaud. Honest Chocolat carries a full range of chocolate flavours and types that will satisfy every taste palette out there. 

    Available at https://www.honestchocolat.com

    4. Fresh Flowers

    Gifting flowers is one of the sweetest presents one can receive. The florists at Bourbon Rose are committed to creating beautiful floral arrangements for everyone. They also create fresh Christmas wreaths that are perfect for bringing festive cheer.

    Place your order at https://bourbonrose.co.nz

    5. Pet accessories

    Know someone who is obsessed with their pet? Sunday Paws is a boutique run by an Auckland couple who share their passion for fun pet products. Their online store is stocked with a variety of leashes, accessories and toys that will surely spoil one’s furry friend.

    Shop online at https://www.sundaypaws.co.nz

    6. Books

    These guys are close to our hearts, sitting opposite our first ever store on High Street in Auckland. Unity Books is an independent bookstore that carries every book worth reading. From novels, poetry and children’s books, find the perfect book for your loved one to enjoy this summer.

    Available at http://unitybooks.nz

    7. Skincare 

    Switch up their normal skincare products with something that is kinder to the earth! Dust & Glow is a New Zealand brand that produces powder based face and body products. Their products are easy to use and leave skin feeling refreshed!

    Shop online at https://www.dustandglow.com

    8. Sweet Treats

    Celebrate the Christmas season with something delicious! Bluebells Cakery is the one stop shop for all things sweet and they are the BEST. Order their festive boxes or Christmas cupcakes for the sweet tooth in your life, even if it is just for yourself!

    Order online at https://bluebellscakery.com

    9. Handbag

    If you're wanting to spend a little more, there's no denying that handbags are the ultimate gift for a mother, sister, wife or friend. Treat her to Nicole Rebstock's luxe range.

    https://www.nicolerebstock.com/collections/bags

     

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