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!
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.
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.
A piwakawaka shaped needle gauge from Honey Cakes in Otago
Food and drink made in NZ
Six Barrel Soda makes flavoured syrups including kiwi flavours like Kawakawa + Lime and Feijoa
Garage Project and Whittakers Chocolate beer collaboration. There’s also Kereru Brewing, which makes some great NZ flavoured beers.