It's that time again, Christmas is around the corner! It's becoming a tradition to compile a list of goodies by some of my favourite local businesses. This list could go on forever. As a market veteran, I have many friends in business selling top-quality products. Keep an eye out at the bottom of this post for some others to look up. I wish I could mention everyone but it would go on forever. It goes to show there is so much talent and innovation in little ol' NZ.
Camille Co. Ginger & Wild Honeysuckle Range
Perfect for: The fragrance lover, the conscious consumer, home decor lovers or the person who has everything
This range smells like Christmas! Honeysuckle and citrus blended with ginger, clove, and cinnamon create a spicy fragrance. Unwrapping a Camille Co. Ginger & Wild Honeysuckle soap or candle is bound to get the recipient into the festive spirit. Want to ensure your gift arrives all ready to pop under the Christmas tree? Write us a note at checkout that it is a gift and we will wrap it for free!
Judge Bao - House Blend Peppersalt
Perfect for: The entertainer or the foodie
I fell in LOVE with this house blend Peppersalt by Judge Bao when I attended a Collaboration between them and Lovebucket. I was hesitant to try a dish which had the main ingredients of cucumber and peanut butter but am I ever glad I did? This dish was a flavour explosion, topped off with this Peppersalt. I will be gifting this to my Dad this Christmas.
Where to buy: Online here
Madison Drinkall - Fantail Cushion
Perfect for: Friends overseas (Kiwiana and light to send), home decor enthusiasts and lovers of quality
Madison Drinkall is a Canadian-born artist living in New Zealand. She specialises in watercolour paintings and pencil drawings. Lucky for us she now calls NZ home and has transferred some of her beautiful art onto high-quality textile items to decorate our homes. The quality of these items have to be seen to be believed. Her native NZ teatowels and gift cards are also a must see!
Little Blues Chocolates
Perfect for: The chocolate lover, the person who has everything or the foodie
You may remember that we did a Pop-Up shop last Christmas with a bunch of local, boutique businesses. Ryan from Little Blues Chocolates was one of the collaborators and I have been dreaming of her chocolates ever since. Ryan gets creative with flavours and is passionate about delivering top quality chocolate. My favourites are PB Jam and Salted Caramels (pictured above). These choccies make a great stocking stuffers too!
Price: From $6
Where to buy: Buy Online
Googee Design Hooded Towels
Perfect for: Surfers, swimmers and lovers of the beach
Do you know someone who spends all summer at the beach? Then this is the perfect gift for them! These hooded towels by Googee Design are designed in New Zealand for New Zealanders. The pictures on the pockets are taken by local photographers and surfers. Offering protection from our harsh sun and a convenient way to change out of that wetsuit without everyone watching, these towels are a must under the tree this summer.
Where to buy: Buy Online
If you're looking for more great gift ideas, check out: Jennifer Strange, Bohome + Roam, CareOf, Home Hampers, Tuesday Blooms or come see us this weekend at The Co.Lab Project in Milford. Please feel free to share any in the comments below. I love hearing from you.
Until next time,