Christmas shopping and preparations might be a bit different than usual this year due to Covid-19, so it is best to start your Christmas shopping sooner rather than later to ensure all your gifts arrive on time with couriers currently experiencing high volumes and delays. To get you started, we have pulled together some product ideas and store inspiration, all of which you can pick up in person on a visit to your city centre. 

Gifts For her


Portable Jewellery Box, $41.50 | Creative & Brave 

Creative & Brave is an artisan gifts and homewares store in Commercial Bay that provides a place to connect customers with New Zealand's amazing creative artists, designers, jewellers and ceramicists. This leather jewellery box with vibrant artwork by Irina Velman, includes a built in mirror, multi compartment storage system that can store your favourite studs, earrings, rings and other bits and pieces and zipper closure. Order online here.

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Gifts for him


The Beekman, $120 | 3 Wise Men

With a focus on high quality, affordable and fashionable business shirts and accessories, 3 Wise Men’s specially trained staff will help you choose the right shirt for you. The Beekman is a 100% cotton short sleeve tailored fit shirt featuring a bold floral print. If you're kitting out the whole family, get any 3 shirts, trousers or knitwear for $300. Order online here

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Gifts for kids


Giant Fish Kite, $35.00 | Smith & Caughey's

One of New Zealand’s oldest and best loved department stores, Smith & Caughey’s stocks three levels of the world’s best brands. We particularly love the kids section where you can find high quality and timeless toys like this giant fish kite as pictured as above. Order online here.


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Beauty gift packs


Black Tea Firming Skincare Gift Set, $143.50 | Sephora 

A set of hardworking firming treatments in to-go sizes, perfect for using to get your skin glowing for summer. This firming routine starts with Soy Face Cleanser. After that, prep and protect with Kombucha Essence and Black Tea Eye Cream. Finish with Black Tea Corset Cream in the morning and the Black Tea Overnight Mask before bed. This gift box is plastic-free and recyclable. Order online here.

More beauty stores to explore

For New Zealand-made products


Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, $48.00 | Aotea 

Aotea brings their range of home-grown, New Zealand made health products that are inspired by the traditions of Māori herbal medicine to their concept store in Commercial Bay. From day creams to night creams, balms, soaps and oils, every product is made with the utmost care using sustainably grown native flora and blended with powerful, complimentary herbs. We recommend you get the Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream, a 100% natural nourishing night cream. Apply this cream every night and wake up to improved skin that looks and feels hydrated. Order online here

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Last updated: 09 December 2021