So often, the most time consuming or frantic task around Christmas is actually gift wrapping those presents you've so carefully and considerately picked out. No strangers to being up late on Christmas Eve to get it all done, we want to help you avoid being in this position this year and have gathered together our top recommendations for gift wrapping in the city centre.
Ellen Melville Centre | 2 Freyberg Place
Gift wrapping is available at Ellen Melville Centre every day from December 14 to December 21, from 11am to 3pm (excluding Sunday December 20), as well as an additional time slot of 5pm - 8pm on December 17, as part of their late night Christmas market. In return for gift wrapping, a voluntary gold coin donation to Auckland City Mission is gratefully received if you're able to pay it forward this festive season.
Creative & Brave | Commercial Bay, 7/21 Queen Street
If you're Christmas shopping in the gorgeous Creative & Brave gift store at Commercial Bay you're in luck, as they'll be offering gift wrapping over the Christmas period.
Commercial Bay | Ground Floor
New to the city centre this Christmas, a visit to Commercial Bay to do your Christmas shopping or have a great catch up with loved ones is a must. Tick off your shopping list, send a letter to Santa via the Magic Mail Machine and when you're done, head to the ground floor to the Little Queen St laneway (opposite Elle + Riley Cashmere) and get your gifts wrapped in Commercial Bay's special wrapping paper. The service is available from 11am - 3pm every day and 4pm - 8pm during late night hours (December 14 to December 23).
Smith & Caughey's | 253-261 Queen Street
This department store icon of the city is certainly a destination at Christmas time, from the magical pop-up Christmas Shoppe right next door to the stunning Christmas window display and the chance to meet Santa inside the enchanted forest. It's also a brilliant place to do your Christmas shopping and have your gifts wrapped, so a win all round.
Jo Malone | 37 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway, Britomart
Any time of year, a purchase from the Jo Malone boutique in Britomart is guaranteed to be beautifully presented in their signature boxes and bags, at Christmas time they take it to a whole new level. Head into their Britomart store and see it for yourself today.
Shut The Front Door | High Street
Full of quirky and eclectic Christmas gift ideas, Shut The Front Door on High Street is also more than happy to wrap your presents and take that pressure off you during the festive season.