Get bang for buck with your Christmas shopping this year with these great gift ideas that come in at a bargain.  

Design by Leonard

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. 


20 Moments of Wonder, $25 | T2 | 87 Queen Street

Gift them 20 moments of serenity, joy and wonder with 20 unique and exciting teabags. There’s one for every occasion, including ‘Christmas Breakfast’ which is ideal to kickstart the festivities with.

flo & frankie

Short cocktail and small bites cookbook, $19.90 | Flo & Frankie | 5 High Street

Take the hard work out of entertaining with an abundance of impressive cocktail and small bites recipes. The cookbook is a practical gift that is just in time for the season of parties and gatherings, featuring everything from a classic Martini step by step, to a crowd pleasing salsa recipe. The cookbook contains sparkling ideas that will impress the guests and make this holiday a delicious one.

Auckland Art Gallery Store

Cotton Spring Shopper, $16 | Auckland Art Gallery store | Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Support sustainable living by gifting the Cotton Spring Shopper. The humble string bag is lightweight, durable and expandable to fit everything from gym gears, library books and groceries. The minimalist bag doubles as a stylish accessory and can be rolled up for easy storage.

Allbirds socks

Trino Socks, $24 | Allbirds  5 Gore Street

Sometimes the best gifts are the simple ones, done well! Made from a mix of their silky tree material and cosy merino, these super cooling, breathable and absorbent socks from leaders in footwear innovation, Allbirds, are also carbon neutral making them the perfect (and convenient) gift for loved ones that are passionate about treading lighter on the environment. 

Shut The Front Door

Stainless steel straw travel pack, $12.99 | Shut The Front Door | 23 High Street

Stainless steel straws are a great way to reduce single use plastics these holidays. The travel pack includes two drinking straws, a cleaning brush and fits perfectly in a handbag so that you can always be prepared. Made from food-grade stainless steel, the straws are easy to clean and dishwasher friendly. Celebrate this guilt free gift as 50 cents from every purchase is donated to Sustainable Coastlines.

Kikki K

Tote bag, $9.95 | Kikki K | Shop 8A, East Building, Galway St

An everyday essential and a great stocking filler. This cute tote bag is also a reminder to your little ones to dream big and be aspirational.

Iko Iko

NZ themed coaster, $7.90 | Iko Iko | 26 High Street

Mix and match a few New Zealand themed coasters for a locally designed gift. Each coaster has a unique kiwiana print and cork backing for a non-slip and aesthetic piece for the dining table. Use them to wind down with a cup of tea or to warm up with a flute of champagne, the coasters are a timeless gift for all ages.

Le Crueset

Stoneware Mug, starting from $25 | Le Creuset, 4/23 Customs St East

Le Creuset is a timeless, high quality and well-known kitchenware brand and we love their Customs Street store. If your mum already has a collection of Le Creuset items or wanting to start one, these unique and stylish stoneware mugs are a great place to start.

Last updated: 25 December 2019