We know that preparing for Christmas can often become a flurry of quick dashes around town desperately searching for the perfect gift, listening to inexhaustible Christmas jingles and tripping over tinsel at every turn, and then thinking you're finally done before remembering Aunt Carol and the in-laws and the lovely new neighbours you wanted to buy gifts for and, before you know it, you're sitting on Santa's knee in the middle of a busy mall begging, not for gifts, but simply for some peace and quiet.
Well, breathe easy, because this year, we've got a stress-free Christmas sorted with our gift buying guide. Order online from the comfort of your home or come in store, grab a relaxing cup of tea, and buy everything you need in one place, hassle-free. You're welcome!
Gifts Under $20
This ‘Slice of Italian Heaven’ from Bakeworks really does taste like Christmas on a plate. It’s gluten and dairy free and contains cinnamon, dried fruit, orange oil - everything you need to get into the Christmas spirit.
These chocolate-dipped spiced honey sticks are a traditional holiday treat in Switzerland. Containing dried fruits, spices and nuts, they are dairy and egg free and are a perfect treat for the holidays.
3. Zealong – Origins Collection tin 5 sachets $14.99
This delightful tin of loose-leaf teas is 100% New Zealand grown and certified organic. With its variety of delicious flavours, it’s a sought-after gift for a tea lover in your life.
Start each day of the holiday period pampering yourself with these pomegranate, citrus and sea buckthorn creamy body washes!
5. Tio Pablo – Chocolate Azteca tin 200g $11.99
Spice up their Christmas with the rich taste of traditional Mexican Hot Chocolate with warm milk, great to drink while opening presents!
6. Moo-Free – Organic Santa Bar 32g $3.90
These tasty treats are an ideal stocking filler for someone in your life who avoids dairy and gluten. These limited-edition Santa shaped bars are a great way to get into the festive spirit. They are also available as ‘Organic Snowmen’!
Gifts Under $30
7. Vynfields – Bliss Sparkling Riesling 750ml $29.99
A premium organic Sparkling Riesling which comes straight from the vineyards of Martinborough. Bring it along to a dinner party this Christmas, or save it for a cheeky mimosa on Christmas morning.
Kefir has long been known to contain beneficial bacteria which can help keep your gut healthy and this Kit contains everything you need to make your own Kefir at home! A great gift for a creative foodie in your life.
Hohepa develops and maintains curative education and social therapy for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Candle making is one of their adult programmes and they work with only the best New Zealand beeswax. Make your gift buying extra special this year by supporting this wonderful organisation.
10. Nutra organics – Velvet and Golden Lattes 90g each $24.99
These healthful latte mixes are a delicious treat for the Christmas period. Including manuka honey, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cardamon and more to create deliciously indulgent milky blends. A perfect treat for a food-trend junkie!
A revelation in beauty care, these deliciously-scented shampoo and moisturiser bars are a beautiful gift for those on the cutting edge of living plastic-free. Each bar contains unique ingredients and smells good enough to eat!
This Pure Plant Body Oil and Ultra Hydrating Hand Cream comes in a beautiful gift box and is a perfect gift for someone who deserves to be pampered this Christmas.
Gifts Under $60
This mini kit is a perfect introduction to Tailor skincare. These sizable carry-on essentials are great as a gift to someone who loves to travel.
Calming Lavender Body Oil, Soap, and Bath Essence make up this indulgent gift box from Dr. Hauschka. These are perfect for someone who deserves a quiet, calming time this Christmas (whether they get it or not!).
15. Scout Cosmetics – 2 x Nail Polish and 1 x Remover gift bag $38.90
These nail varnishes are a perfect gift for conscious consumers who like to avoid chemicals in their cosmetics. Breathable, cruelty-free, this healthier choice comes in many different colours.
16. Cameron Family Farms – Premium Manuka Honey 250g $52.99
This Manuka Honey comes from our Wairarapa locals – Cameron Family Farms and has an MGO rating of 480+. It’s a perfect gift for a keen foodie in your life and a great immunity booster for the holiday season.
17. J. Friend & Co – Raw Honeycomb 340g $36.90
This New Zealand artisan honey is a great gift to send to a friend overseas to show them the beauty of this country. Collected in Lake Tarawera in the Bay of Plenty, it is completely pure and unprocessed. An original accompaniment to your cheeseboard this Christmas.
This beautiful brew flask is a perfect gift for a tea or coffee lover in your life. Simply add your tea leaves and hot water and the flask will keep your tea hot for up to 4 hours. It can also be used to make fruit water!