With another challenging year for our local retailers and creators, it is more important than ever to support New Zealand Made this Christmas.
We've asked around our team, and put together a list of some of our favourite New Zealand made & ethical products that we think make perfect Christmas gifts.
1. Hark & Zander premium skincare (of course!)
How could we not include ourselves in a list of beautiful New Zealand made products for Christmas gifting!
- Proudly New Zealand made
- Sourced from nature and proven by science
- Cruelty free, vegan and sustainable
Don't just take our word for it - we've even been featured in the Woman Magazine Christmas Gift Guide!
2. Jakob Carter Candles
We can't go past a beautiful scented candle to add a touch of ambience to the home over the festive season. We have teamed up with kiwi designer, Jakob Carter to bring you our beautifully curated Hark & Zander x Jakob Carter Gift Boxes.
The Restore Gift Box features a full size HempRestore Good Night Crème & Jakob Carter White Lily, Brown Sugar & Fig Candle. A sophisticated and warming fragrance featuring a floral layer of white lily, warming notes of brown sugar accented with soft hints of candied fig. Divine!
The Lavish Gift Box features a full size award-winning HempLavish Nourishing Body Oil & Jakob Carter Strawberry Rose & Champagne Candle. A vibrant and mesmerising base note of wild strawberry complemented with a subtle powdering of rose, finished with sparkling notes of fragrant Champagne.
Your gift will arrive in a beautiful gift box with tissue and an optional gift note - so easy!
3. On Sundays Tea
We are huge fans of On Sundays tea. Hand-blended in New Zealand, using organic ingredients, they have a beautiful selection of loose leaf tea. Free from artificial colours and flavours and delivered in recycled packaging, this is definitely a brand after our own hearts.
They even have a mulled wine tea - just perfect for Christmas!
4. Husk & Honey
Husk & Honey is an ethical retail store run by mother & daughter team Nadia & Elke. Their consciously curated range includes everything from home & living to child & baby products which are either handmade or designed by them or sourced from ethical artisans in New Zealand or around the world.
A portion of each sale goes towards the creation and distribution of care packs for deserving youth, through their partnership with the awesome team at Te Ora Hou, Northland. Amazing work team!
You can find them at their Ponsonby store or online.
5. Micropod Microgreen Kits
For the urban gardener on your list, we love Mircropod microgreen kits. Based in Auckland - the founders were inspired by indoor farming with the vision of harvesting fresh greens in their own kitchens.
They make it so easy to have a constant supply of fresh nutrient and vitamin packed micro greens at your fingertips without nasty pesticides. The trays are available in a selection of colours and sit beautifully on your kitchen windowsill.
The fresh microgreens make the perfect addition to salads, smoothies and sandwiches and help boost glowing skin from the inside out!
These beautiful Metalbird silhouettes are an ideal gift for the person who has everything. Featuring all of your favourite New Zealand natives (Piwakawaka (fantail), Tui, the Brown Kiwi and even the little penguin to name a few), they will develop a beautiful patina that shifts with the season.
Each bird is proudly cut then crafted in a small family owned NZ factory from Corten®️ Steel which has over 70% recycled content, and all scrap steel from their manufacturing process is recycled. On top of that, their packaging is made from recycled cardboard with biodegradable inks, designed to be recycled again and again.
They also help to sustain bird-supporting communities all over the world and help New Zealand's Forest & Bird do their urgent protection work.
7. Karen Murrell Natural Lipsticks
A beautiful stocking filler or the ideal way to complement your Christmas party outfit! Kiwi lipstick creator, Karen Murrell's range of natural lipsticks are free from coal tar, carmine, triclosan, parabens and mineral oils.
We adore the crimson hue of 'Red Shimmer' - a striking yet feminine shade inspired by the native New Zealand Pohutukawa trees (aka the kiwi Christmas tree).
There are so many local businesses creating innovative, sustainable and high quality products so whoever you are buying for this Christmas, buy New Zealand made where you can. We know they will appreciate your support just as much as we do!
* These are just a few of our own personal favourites... kiwi businesses who share our ethical and sustainable values. This post is in no way sponsored and only represent our teams views and opinions.