The festive season is now in full swing and for many of us, a wave of panic is setting in when it comes to ticking off that shopping list. Never fear, here's 10 great gift suggestions from our 2019 Christmas Gift Guides - and for even more inspiration on what to get him, her, the kids, those hard to buy for folk, stocking fillers and more, click here.
For the interior obsessed:
Flameless candle, from $80 | Scotties | 3 Lorne St
This flameless candle from Scotties is ideal for the decorating obsessed. Moulded from real wax, and lightly scented with vanilla - set it on the 24-hour timer to turn on and off without her having to give it a second thought.
For those who love a board game competition:
Tour of New Zealand Board Game, $29.90 | Iko Iko | 26 High St
Have fun with the whole family this Christmas with the Tour of New Zealand board game. A throwback to the iconic 1950s game, inviting players to learn about the geography of our country and testing their knowledge of New Zealand.
For a NZ-made, ethically-sourced gift:
Curated gift box, $40 | Scarecrow | 33 Victoria Street E
Scarecrow’s curated gift boxes has something for everyone; choose from the Coffee Lover box, Two for Tea box, Boys box, Bathing Beauty box, Treat Me Sweet box, Honey Pot box and the Treat Me Fine box. Each box is filled with sustainable, New Zealand made products that have been ethically sourced.
For the guy who loves style:
2-Eye Boat Shoes, $260.00 | Timberland | 5 High Street
These coast-inspired men's shoes are dependable and comfortable, and crafted from premium leathers with patented foam cushioning. Great shoes for that formal occasion or a more casual street look, these versatile shoes are easy to dress up or down, with the smart finish of these classic men’s deck shoes enhanced by a sublimely soft fit.
For the fan of all things beauty:
If you're looking for a gift for someone who is obsessed with all things beauty, a trip to the city centre is a trip you need to take! We can't look past MECCA's amazing holiday gift collection. Whether they're in need of more skincare, lip care, makeup, travel items - we could go on - there's something in this limited edition range for everyone. And if you're heading in for Late Night Christmas on December 19, with every purchase over $85, you'll receive a deluxe Chantecaille skin care sample.
For the person who loves a bit of sparkle:
Moon and Star Hoops, $119 | Karen Walker | The Pavilions, 18 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway
Karen Walker’s Moon and Star hoops are a beautiful addition to any jewellery collection. Crafted from sterling silver, they are sure to stand out due to their unconventional and dainty design. Perfect for everyday casual wear or dressing up on a night out.
For the wine, gin or whisky lover, or the keen entertainer:
A subscription pack from Cahn and Finlay Wine & Spirits
Cahn and Finlay is the city centre’s expert wine and spirits store set in a character-filled space on O’Connell Street. They offer a range of fantastic subscription packs: travel with their Juniper Journey (G&T pack), get malted with a Gimme Peat or Pure Malt (Whisky packs), or take a truly global vinous adventure as Global Legend, Modern Troubadour or an Everyday Player (Wine Packs). All of their packs are curated by the store’s expert owners, as a way of making both shopping easy for you but also so that you can have a true delight each month. The packs can be delivered or collected to take back to the office for Friday drinks. Get it delivered to your house for fun with friends or to the office for a fun take on Friday drinks!
For the keen traveller:
Passport holder, $17.9 | Design by Leonard | Shop 62, Victoria Park Market
Perfect for the person who loves travel, nothing beats a down-to-earth Kiwi buddy to accompany them on every little or big step they take! This colourful kiwiana design is one of many from Design by Leonard which has just opened inside Victoria Park Market - check it out.
For some fun at the beach or the pool:
The Inflatable Lilo is ideal for Christmas at the beach and available in a vibrant range of colours. The supersized jandal will have the kids entertained for the rest of the summer, whether it’s in the water or on the lawn.
For the person who loves comfort:
Classic Mini II Boot, $220 | UGG | 80 Queen St, Corner Fort &, Jean Batten Pl
Ugg boots are an undeniable comfort that have been a staple for many over the decades. The Classic Mini II Boot has a lightweight sole that is a match made in heaven with the soft sheepskin and suede that Ugg is known for. A versatile addition to a wardrobe, Ugg boots can be worn as slippers inside (no matter the season!) or paired with jeans and a cardigan for outside wear. The product is ethically conscious, made in a factory which works in collaboration with the HERproject, empowering and educating women in the workplace.