Twelve great Christmas gifts to support New Zealand talent

Supporting local businesses and artisans has become a global trend. This year we have embraced the trend to buy local, whether it be for our Christmas shopping or fashion and beauty purchases. It has created a sense of pride and joy in the shopping process. There’s nothing like meeting the person behind the product you choose, or the brand or business that created it. It gives you a sense of pride and satisfaction.

Boh Runga’s first jewellery collection was launched 15 years ago. Her most recent designs show her evolution. The Rocksteady Collection features new versions of Feather Kiss designs, Fan Tails, and Perfect Circles, each with a sprinkle or stones.

This deluxe basketweave is made in New Zealand with 100% New Zealand grown merino wool. It contains more than 1kg. This blanket is the perfect way to add impact and snuggle moments in any room. The colour palette ranges from citrine and cashew to marble, seaport, and redwood.

The iconic New Zealand brand Deadly Ponies has infused this iPhone case with the same design DNA that we love. Available in Toffee or Basil.

Hello to your best friend. This Blunt umbrella makes a great gift for any occasion. It is also a good way to protect yourself. This UV umbrella is not only a shelter from the rain but also blocks 99% of ultraviolet light. It offers 50+ UPF. Keep cool with shades of lilac or navy.

Consider treating yourself to a tub of delicious goodness if you haven’t experienced the Nellie Tier glow yet. This brand, which is 100% New Zealand owned and made, is incredibly healthy. Its best-selling product is this exfoliating body wash (which includes Vitamin E and New Zealand Olive Oil).

Exclusively made in New Zealand, lamb’s-wool products are luxurious and worth preserving. This stunning diamond-weave design is made exclusively from the wool grown at Ruanui Station, Taihape. It’s a legacy that can be passed down through generations.

Organic chocolate made in New Zealand, using cacao beans from a single origin. Candy Cane Bark (available in dark and milk chocolate) and Luxury Almond Houses are perfect Christmas treats for you and a friend.

Store your jewelry while swimming or working out. This Delphina microsuede bag and leather hard case is the perfect travel companion or everyday jewelry carrier.

This award-winning trio will boost your skincare routine. This New Zealand skincare collection is made with organically grown New Zealand Hemp Heart, and specially formulated blends of natural oil.

Enjoy comfort and style indoors or outdoors with the Millo Collection – a versatile collection that can be used both indoors and out. Sinking into these foam-filled chairs is like receiving a warm hug. They are incredibly comfortable and beautiful.

Nick Klarwill, of Nick Von K, is a specialist in bespoke jewellery. His most recent focus is on honouring Pounamu through The Blossom Collection. This collection is a combination between Pounamu and Diamonds enclosed in solid gold or sterling silver. It is a display of elegance and beauty.

The Antipodes Kiwi Seed Gold Eye Cream is an excellent unisex beauty item. The eye cream is rich in Vitamin C, Kiwifruit Oil and pure 23K Gold Flakes for a healthy glow and to calm down stressed skin.