Gift-giving season can be a stressful experience, especially when someone is difficult to buy for. Get creative when choosing from a range of exciting gift ideas. All it takes is a little inspiration from the heart of the city.

Le Crueuset

Oval Dutch Oven, $150 | Le Creuset | Shop 4/23 Customs St E

The Oval Dutch Oven by Le Creuset is an appliance that every kitchen needs, no matter the skill level. 15 masterful artisans inspect every product created by Le Creuset, maintaining a glowing reputation for consistently maintaining high quality. Perfect for braising, slow-cooking, and roasting, there will always be an occasion to use the Oval Dutch Oven and if your loved one is a foodie, they'll love this unique and thoughtful gift.

Jo Malone

Cologne Collection, $189 | Jo Malone | 37 Te Ara Tahuhu Walkway

When you smell good, you feel good. Cologne is a perfect gift for a man who takes pride in his personal grooming. The Cologne Collection from Jo Malone London features 5 different scents, which work well on their own or layered together. From Mimosa & Cardamom to Lime Basil & Mandarin, each fragrance is an exciting and distinctive blend. 

Smith and Caugheys

Bonbon Selection House of Chocolate, $69 | Smith & Caughey’s | 253-261 Queen St 

It’s difficult to go wrong with a sweet treat, especially when it’s from House of Chocolate. Utilising the finest ingredients in New Zealand and combining with innovative techniques, the bonbon selection is a scrumptious present that will be devoured in an instant. 


Seedlip Grove 42, $65 | WORLD | 60 Tyler Street

As the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit, Seedlip is a guilt-free treat that will fulfill all of your tastebud’s desires. Seedlip Grove 42 blends three different types of Mediterranean orange with an array of unique and zesty flavours like ginger and lemongrass. On top of that, it has zero-calories, no artificial flavours, and is sugar-free. 

The Kitchen Shop

Stovetop Coffee Maker, $59.90 | The Kitchen Shop | Queens Arcade, Shop 16/18/34 Queen St

Any coffee lover would positively love using this Pezzetti Luxexpress coffee maker. The Italian design of the faceted sides gives it a distinct but traditional style. Whether it be a morning ritual of coffee before a busy day at work, or an afternoon gathering with close friends, this coffee maker is an ideal gift for those with a fondness for caffeine. 


Native Union Night Cable, $89 | FABRIC | 2c Commerce St

Native Union presents users with a seamlessly designed charging device of impeccable quality. Combining practicality and style, the Night Cable has a 10-foot range which makes charging convenient, and its weighted knot can be anchored to any flat surface. It’s time to move on from low-quality mobile accessories to an innovative device that challenges the test of time. 


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 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. 

The Print Shop

Printed T-Shirt, $35 | Auckland Print Shop | 98-102 Albert St

Personalised printed t-shirts are a perfect idea when stuck on what to get someone as a gift. Simply choose any photo or text that you want and watch as it becomes someone’s new favourite shirt. A loved pet, favourite celebrity, or a cherished memory are some of the many options when it comes to t-shirt printing. 

Last updated: 25 December 2019