Shopping small in NZ

Here’s a small roundup of gift-able NZ-made items! This is really just a list of things that I already have and love, or things that I’ve been eyeing for myself!

McLean & Co weave NZ wool on a vintage loom outside of Oamaru in the South Island of NZ. This husband and wife team are both lovely, and you can read more about their journey here

There’s nothing like a nice mug to drink out of. These are from Plum Ceramics on Waiheke Island, just off the coast of Auckland.

Kate Mitchell makes glass tumblers with colourful terazzo-style splodges.

Art from Alanna Josie features a lot of large-bodied women, and she also takes commissions!

Alanna Josie (the artist above) also collaborates with a local ceramicist, and paints great bodies onto jugs from Artemis Ceramics.

Silvan Made is a Christchurch-based husband and wife team who rescue timber from earthquake damaged buildings, turning them in to gorgeous photo frames, and lovely cutting boards.

This ceramic citrus juicer from Gidon Bing. I have this exact juicer in white and use it most days.

These ‘local materials vessels’ from Busy Finch use locally collected dirt to make earthy mugs.

NZ made gifts for crafters

NZ Paua Shell buttons from Wild and Wooly Yarns

Ceramic buttons are handmade by Miss Muffet Knits in Ashburton.

Bias tape made in Canterbury by Forty Five Degrees.

A piwakawaka shaped needle gauge from Honey Cakes in Otago

Food and drink made in NZ

Golden Fields is a Christchurch-based grower of organic teas. The dried lemon verbena, and dried peppermint tea are my 2 favourites, but the dandelion chai and the roasted malt are also tasty and caffeine-free.

Six Barrel Soda makes flavoured syrups including kiwi flavours like Kawakawa + Lime and Feijoa

Hogarth Chocolate makes chocolate in NZ, and this 3 pack of kiwi flavours includes my favourite chocolate of theirs- buttered toast.

Garage Project and Whittakers Chocolate beer collaboration. There’s also Kereru Brewing, which makes some great NZ flavoured beers.

Boozy NZ made marmalade! I’ve finished off a jar of both this Kirsch Marmalade and this Whisky Marmalade.

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