From chic homewares and delicious scents, to skincare goodies and cool cocktailware, find the perfect gift for your loved ones (or yourself) with our ultimate 2021 Christmas gift guide.
Impress the cocktail lover in your life with Exhibit A’s chic cocktailware. Made in NZ, the collection features solid brass martini picks and a measure that doubles as a bottle opener. RRP from $130
Superette has launched two jewellery collabs just in time for festive gifting. The By Charlotte edit celebrates festive joy with star-shaped studs and a pendant that celebrate festive joy, while the Meadowlark Broken Heart collection features playful yin yang earrings, pendant and ring. Choose Superette’s gift wrapping to donate to their charity partner Everybody Eats. RRP from $119
Cain & Abel‘s collection of handcrafted carbon steel knives are perfect for your foodie friend. Made by a family business in Vietnam from recycled steel and sharpened by a Mount Maunganui-based knife expert. RRP from $115
Head off on your summer picnics in style with the Napoleon Goods Chilly Bin. Reinventing the classic cooler with a lightweight design, this elegant chiller features stainless steel handles for durability and fits up to 18 standard bottles. RRP $195
These hand-poured candles from local maker Arc come in sculptural hand-blown glass, designed to be long-lasting objects for the home as well as beautiful scents. RRP $95
Heard a lot about Kiwi skincare success story Emma Lewisham but yet to try the brand, or know someone else who’s curious? The Emma Lewisham Essentials set of mini’s offering a selection of the brand’s best-loved products is a great introduction. RRP $140
Logomania is done to a slightly more discreet degree in Burberry’s elegant limited edition Iconic Eye and Face makeup palette that delivers a range of soft, flattering shades to create a luminous glow for day or evening. RRP $171
Hej Hej’s new menswear collection is perfect for the guy who’s hard to buy for. The limited capsule features a mix of essentials and summer favourites, including their signature linen shirt and easy-wearing shorts. RRP from $110.
These quirky ceramic vases by Argentinian design duo Fruto Estudio make delightful centrepieces for summer florals – available from Auckland-based concept store Naaytu. RRP $140
If their hair is their pride and joy, offer them this chic and luxurious hair & body perfume oil from Auckland stylist Chloe Zara’s burgeoning haircare brand. It will keep strands nourished and shiny through the summer months and is scented with Sandalwood, Pineapple, Fig and Saffron. RRP $110
Newly available in New Zealand, Spanish luxury fashion house Loewe’s perfumery range is captivating, but its candles are the real show-stoppers. Globally sought-after, the colourful all-wax candleholders make a romantic and dramatic centrepiece as they burn and drip, and each is gently scented with a range of unique aromas. RRP $195 each
Silk hair ties are the kind of thing you would never choose for yourself, but once you’ve tried, find you can’t live without. Slip Pure Silk Skinny Scrunchies are smooth and gentle and wont snag hair like elastics can and come in a range of colours. RRP $59 for set of 6.
Taken Care Of’s hand-curated gift boxes offer a modern take on the classic hamper, letting you create hampers for your loved ones, with personal messages and stunning packaging to make them feel special. They also offer pre-curated boxes, including Christmas hampers with plenty of food and beverage delights. RRP from $75
Yotam Ottolenghi is back with another must-have cookbook, this time taking us into the test kitchen. Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love offers a flexible approach to home cooking, with recipes like confit tandoori chickpea cooked in one pan to sesame-crusted feta with black lime honey syrup. RRP $55
We love a good gift set and the curated sets from cult towelling brand Baina are the perfect touch of luxury, made with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. RRP from $75
The gift that keeps on giving (and an easy last-minute gift idea), spoil your loved ones with a gift subscription to STYLE, MiNDFOOD or INSEASON. To sweeten the deal, we’re offering a year’s subscription to MiNDFOOD for only $60, INSEASON for $25 and STYLE for $40.
Perfect as a stocking stuffer, Father Rabbit’s Cherry On Top box features a Sans Ceuticals Lip Aid and Sophie Mirage Mini Scarf. RRP $50
Hip UK fragrance brand Floral Street has a range of modern, vegan and sustainable perfumes. If you cant pick just one, gift this Discovery Set sampler so your recipient can land on their favourite themselves. The eight samples include popular releases Wonderland Peony, Electric Rhubarb and Ylang Ylang Espresso. RRP $31
Enjoy some tasty holiday treats whilst supporting those in need. Chantal Organics has partnered with Kiwi bakery Bread & Butter on a Christmas Crinkle Cookies range, with 100% of the proceeds going to Auckland City Mission. The cookies are available from 6-19 December at Bread & Butter Bakery & Café, Grey Lynn or online here. RRP $15
A bit of unexpected fun, Sundae Whipped Shower Foam makes shower time much more exciting, whether your gift recipient is young or old! RRP $25
Matt Haig’s The Comfort Book is like ‘a hug in book form’, blending memoir, philosophy and self-reflection to offer new ways of living in the world. RRP $40
Another great give-back Christmas gift is the Bayleys Pear Tart puzzle, with proceeds from the sale going to Christchurch City Mission to help them keep up their vital services. RRP $40