First of all, if you’ve been sent a link to this post - *take the hint.*
Amongst the chaos, one great trend on the rise in 2020 is supporting NZ businesses and shopping local. To help you #ShopLocal this Christmas, here are 20 gift ideas from smaller, NZ-owned businesses.
If we had to put a label on it, this gift guide is perfect for the conscious woman in your life, the one that loves quality, sustainably-made products, cares about the environment and her wellness (wow, she sounds like a catch!)
But first, remember: 2020 has been a wild ride. Above all else it’s the thought that counts - there is absolutely no need to get tangled up in financial stress to show people you love them - the gift of time is worth its weight in gold.
On that note, Merry Christmas Eve Fam, let’s put up a tree and call it a year.
Rad Ball Mixes ($13.99) - The easiest (and tastiest) way to have a healthy treat at home. Filled with plant based goodies and gluten, dairy & refined sugar free ingredients, these balls are perfect for sharing (or for enjoying all yourself).
Moon Turtle Journal ($20.00) - This 28-Day Mood Journal is a guided journal to help nurture mental wellbeing. You can think of it as a friend who checks in with you each day to see how you’re getting on.
House of Chocolate Mixed Selection Box ($18.00) - Beautifully handmade chocolate with the highest quality ingredients, the perfect gift for the chocolate lover in your life.
Ethique Gift Pack ($19.90) - Incase you haven’t heard, plastic is sooo 2019. These pre-wrapped trial kits are designed to give those you love a taste of the plastic-free life (and healthy skin and hair!)
AWWA Period Proof Underwear ($35.00) - A different kind of Christmas gift but hear us out - AWWA period panties look and feel just like your normal underwear, but can hold and absorb up to five regular pads or tampons worth. Life changing.
He’s With Saskia Body Candle ($38.00 launching soon) - The kind of candle you’ll never want to burn, these handmade decorative body-shaped candles will add the perfect touch of spice to your coffee table.
Micropod Sprouts Starter Kit ($49.00) - Everything you need to grow your own hormone-loving microgreens! Micropods are designed to sit on your windowsill, coffee table or in any sunny spot. Just add water and you’ll be enjoying fresh microgreens in no time.
Mist Ceramic Mug ($32.00) - Handmade in Tauranga, Mist Ceramic mugs make a thoughtful gift that the coffee or tea lover in your life will adore.
Ruby 2021 Diary ($79.00) - Here’s one for the organiser (or the one that could do with a little more organisation in their life). The Ruby 2021 diary is made from start to finish in New Zealand and each diary’s cover is made from five recycled coffee cups - how cool!!
Penny & Bennett Silk Pillow Case ($99.00) - Silk pillowcases are a beauty product disguised as bedding. Silk allows your skin and hair to breathe all night long, and is naturally so soft it’s anti-crease and anti-bed head - sign us up!
Sophie Store Little Letter Necklace ($58.00) - You can’t go wrong with a little personalised jewellery and these initial necklaces from Sophie Store are the perfect every-day, timeless piece.
Eve Gift Voucher ($*Any value you like*) - Give the gift of health, no matter what your budget is with our new Eve Gift vouchers. Perfect gift if you have a friend who has been considering getting a test to help them on their way.
BePure Every Day Health Pack ($178.00) - The gift that keeps on giving - 60 days of everyday wellness with BePure One (a high strength daily multivitamin) & BePure Three (a high quality Omega-3 fish oil).
The Eve Stress Test ($199.00) - The ultimate tool to help assess and manage stress levels, The Eve Stress Test is perfect for anyone experiencing signs of stress and burnout to help bring their stress hormones into balance in 2021.
Dear Dylan Set ($149.90) - If there’s one thing that’s had a serious glow up in 2020 it’s loungewear. Dear Dylan creates everyday, luxury basics that can be worn to bed, around the house or as underwear.
Sansceuticals Runaway & Reset Kit ($139.00) - The French word ‘sans’ means ‘without.’ The Sans [ceuticals] collection is pure, clean and without any unnecessary or harmful ingredients developed here in NZ.
The Eve Test Complete ($249.00) - The gift of hormone health. The Eve Test Complete helps you understand what’s going on with your hormones, and what you can do about it by testing 18 markers of key sex hormones and provides a comprehensive personalised report complete with in-depth results and recommendations.
George Street Linen Duvet Cover ($399.00) - Linen bedding is the perfect gift leading into summer, it’s super light and breathable and keeps you cool all night long - dreamy!
Sunday Beach Umbrella ($271.00) - The perfect addition to your beach trip, deck, pool or backyard- these umbrellas are super cute (and sun-smart)!
Rachel Mataria Prints ($185.00 - $680.00) - Rachel is an award-winning photographer based in Auckland that takes stunning photos all around New Zealand. Her prints are available in a range of different sizes and are sure to transform any room.