As Christmas rolls around this year, celebrating with the people we love and cherish the most is so important, as many of us have spent the past few months apart from each other. A big part of the Christmas tradition is gift-giving so as always, we have compiled a curated list of some of our favourite gift ideas, however, this year we have decided to keep it local and support Kiwi brands, who have made it through this tough year and would love some support from us. So share the love and show your support for Aotearoa, and have a very, Merry Christmas from us.
Anihana (formerly Ahhh) is a New Zealand natural body product brand, that uses sustainable packaging and naturally derived ingredients to create beautiful bath products. Loaded with luxurious New Zealand Manuka Honey, this gift set includes a shampoo bar, conditioner bar, shower bar, handcrafted soap and bath bomb.
VANIA Margarita Porlamar Necklace RRP: $110 (released 1st December)
Local jewellery brand VANIA is launching a beautiful new collection called Margarita – an ode to freshwater pearls – on 1st December. The collection was created as a love letter to Margarita Island in Venezuela, where designer Vania Truchsess spent her childhood summers wandering through the markets, wading the waters of the Caribbean. The new jewellery is inspired by the foreign travellers she saw selling pearl necklaces to fund their South American travels and is named after notable locations across Margarita Island. Made from New Zealand freshwater pearls, Vania hopes wearers will feel the serenity of summer when wearing these pieces.
From Kowtow’s new Summer range comes this Classic Tee in fresh and pretty Peony (also available in several other colours) which is perfect for the warm weather. Crafted from 100% Fairtrade organic cotton jersey, this short sleeve tee has a classic fit and a ribbed crew neck. To indicate that this garment has been made with no harm to the planet, Kowtow have added a colourful ‘Building Block’ tag to the seam. A signifier that it, and its wearer are part of the movement towards a better future.
The latest collaboration from Karen Walker and Auckland ceramicist Yon Kavvas of Claybird Ceramics is selling out quickly so you’ll want to be fast for this one. This new piece from Claybird was created to sit alongside Karen Walker Jewellery and is a limited edition jewellery dish that is handmade using New Zealand porcelain and finished with an 18k gold Runaway Girl. It’s a perfect place to keep some of your favourite Karen Walker jewellery, right where you can admire it.
Give the gift of the ultimate self-care face experience with Two Birds Beauty Replenish & Repair Serum + Kansa Wand – a holistic self-care beauty tool aiding healthy, glowing skin. Made with FDA-certified quality Kansa and sustainably grown Sheesham wood.
hej hej Kingpin Short Sleeve Shirt RRP $150 (released 1st December)
The hej hej men’s linen capsule collection arrives in stores and online from 1st Decemeber. Initially created for founders Alice Isles and Kiki Judd’s other halves, the collection is back for a third year after demand for their classic styles that play on the trademark hej hej use of colour and unique detailing. The new Kingpin Short Sleeve Shirt is a take on the retro bowling shirt style and is available in Sage Green and Blue Steel (pictured).
From Deadly Ponies latest summer collection is the playful and petite Rush Tote Mini, that is the perfect accompaniment for any summer soirée. Artfully handwoven from rush, this tote has a top handle, two internal slip pockets and a removable drawstring insert to keep essentials safe and close to hand. Its classic, structured shape and beautiful handwoven details make this a bag to be kept for many years to come.
Nichola’s limited edition jewellery set called Ahau (me, I) is about the relationships we have with ourselves and our tinana (bodies). Ahau isn’t a collection but a kaupapa (topic/purpose) it is the ongoing conversation of building a good and positive relationship with ourselves. Whatever that looks like for you.
“This kaupapa is a reflection of the journey I am on personally about looking after myself, overcoming my self limiting beliefs and building a rock solid relationship with myself. It is a relationship I want to role model for my daughters, so they build awesome relationships with themselves as well.” Nichola Te Kiri.
Created by mothers for mothers – this divine fragrance by Abel Odor is a collaboration with organic childrenswear brand, Gray Label. The fragrance in 100% natural, so safe to wear for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Nurture was created by French perfumer Fanny Grau who selected the 100% plant-derived, low allergen ingredients for the beauty of their scent profile, as well as their healing properties. Calming rose, energising orange blossom, ginger for its anti-nausea properties and sandalwood for grounding.
Barkers’ Legasea Organic Towels are 100% cotton and an essential accessory for summer. Whether its coming in from a surf or spending the day lounging by the pool – these towels are oversized and super soft to wrap up in. Featuring and The Legasea logo and handy key elastic loop, these towels are a must-have for summer. Legasea is a non profit organisation dedicated to restoring the abundance, biodiversity and health of New Zealand’s marine environment. As a proud sponsor, the proceeds of Legasea x Barkers products go towards the continuation of this important work; public education of policy and fisheries management, research and the ongoing health of New Zealand’s marine environment.
Give the gift of illuminating skin from one our favourite natural beauty brands – Emma Lewisham. The Illuminating Face and Body Oil is a decadent, ultra-luxurious treatment for your entire body. The formula harnesses a proprietary complex of organic (70.45%) and innovative botanical ingredients to nourish and hydrate the skin’s surface for the most radiant holiday glow. The Illuminating Face and Body Oil is peppered with minerals that glisten and glow on the skin’s surface for an instant bronzing shimmer to reveal the most radiant glow this summer.
This charming Rose Without Saying T-shirt from Trelise Cooper features gorgeous rosettes with subtle pearl details on the sleeves, adding the perfect amount of pretty to the classic tee. Nice and breezy in 100% cotton, this t-shirt is also available in black.
Triumph & Disaster have put together the ‘Summer Tool Kit’ designed for beach lovers across the nation. It features some of the brand’s most popular men’s skincare products including No Dice Sunscreen, Shearers Soap and a Jar of Gameface Moisturiser.
A sweet hat for summer, moochi’s ditsy bucket hat in black floral is designed with a wide brim and features a reversible black underside for maximum versatility. Crafted from 100% cotton, it’s a perfect match for the rest of moochi’s stylish black floral pieces this season.
No Ordinary’s No 5 Short Pyjama Set is crafted from 100% cotton and features a chest pocket, elasticated waist and no button fly. This classic style is available in a range of colours and prints including this slate stripe.
Skintopia’s two beautiful Gua Sha stones come in Rose Quartz and Black Obsidian. The stone helps move energy flow or Qi, reduces stress and puffiness and improves circulation in the skin leaving skin looking brighter, toned and more radiant.
Saben’s new Coco handbag is big enough to hold a wallet and phone but small enough to be elegant arm candy. Coco has a crossbody handle and a built-in feature chain which can also be used as a handle. Available in alabaster (pictured) and black.
Slow beauty brand Corbin Road has released a beautiful Christmas gift set this year that includes – 10g Restorative Cleansing balm, a bamboo spatula, 10ml Restorative Face Oil, a Viteve Silk exfoliator, all enclosed in a Stainless Steel reusable lunch box.
Stolen Girlfriends Club collaboration with photographer Derek Henderson utilises some of the stunning images from his unpublished archive including this image of wild white horses which tells a story of hope and freedom. Digitally printed onto soft viscose, featuring a relaxed fit and a camp collar, this shirt is a walking artwork. Stolen Girlfriends Club’s logo is also engraved on the front button closure.
Boh Runga’s A Drop in the Ocean jewellery is inspired by the natural elements and captured in sterling silver showing a droplet captured in motion. There is a touch of Blue Topaz set into the chain of the 55cm length pendant. Matching Drop in the Ocean Studs are included in this lovely gift set.
Nourishing skincare brand, Holi Grail has a beautiful face oil and facial roller kit to encourage healthy, glowing skin. The all-in-one, highly regenerative face oil helps skin function at its best. A liquid gold blend of multitasking, vitamin-rich ingredients that soothe, nourish and restore radiance. The Rose Quartz Face Roller is a luxurious, one-of a-kind beauty tool. It is widely believed that Rose Quartz is the stone of love. Ancient civilisations believed Rose Quartz has special cleansing “energies” that remove toxins from your body and associations with the heart chakra to bring love and healing into your life. Skincare experts believe daily facial massage practices with the Rose Quartz Roller have many vital benefits for the skin.
Federation’s classic oversized tee features three-quarter length sleeves with raw-edged hems, a side split and a slight drop-tail at the back. This update has the Twenty One logo print and is available in amethyst (pictured), concrete and black.
Silk&Steel’s gorgeous new jewellery collection Luminosa is as bright as the night sky. The brilliant star drop style earrings are studded with natural white topaz and black spinel, radiating modern vintage glamour. These beautifully handmade earrings are designed to be a forever heirloom.
Outliv have teamed up with their sustainable and ethically minded mending buddies over at Repair Redefined. Together the team are offering customers the chance to get creative and make their own consciously crafted tote. Repair Redefined x Outliv’s ‘Stronger Together’ tote comes in panels ready to create with. Panels cut from preloved denim jeans and quality thread are supplied by Repair Redefined. Machine or hand sew a perfect tote with the help from Renee’s step-by-step ‘how to’ video sent to each customer at time of purchase. The two sample totes, created by Renee as part of the step-by-step ‘how to’ video, are available for $95 and each, and the ‘Stronger Together’ make-your-own kit is available for $39.
The new Bed to Beach Dress from by Natalie is a great wardrobe staple for summer. Its designed to be worn in the bedroom, around the home, out to the shops or as a beach cover-up. Crafted from a soft Viscose/Tencel blend to create a light-weight fabric with a luxurious drape, this relaxed fit dress features a gold button detail.