As the colder months of the year roll in (we certainly felt it recently), there’s nothing quite like the feeling of sending or receiving a thoughtful gift to lift spirits and spread warmth. The perfect gift can make all the difference, whether for a friend feeling under the weather, a loved one’s birthday, or a housewarming party.
Here at We Love Local, we’re all about supporting Aotearoa’s artisans and food heroes, and our Autumn and Winter Gift Guide is the perfect way to discover unique and heartwarming gifts for any occasion. There’s something for everyone available to order online, from our Winter Warmer Gift Box to our Mulled Wine Gift Box, Get Well Soon Care Package, and autumn and winter editions of the ever-popular Craft Gin Gift Box. So let’s explore the joy of giving in the colder months with our We Love Local Autumn and Winter Gift Guide!
Warm Their Hearts with Our Winter Warmer Gift Box
As the temperature drops throughout NZ, there’s nothing better than curling up with a warm drink and a cozy blanket. The Winter Warmer Gift Box is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to stay warm and comfortable when it’s freezing outside.
This gift set includes a bottle of Alexia Fleeting Glimpse Pinot Noir from Wairarapa, paired with delicious treats like Kāko Chocolate Treats from Kāpiti and She Universe Chocolate Snap from Christchurch. And for a little something extra, the box features The Fudge Cottage treats from Canterbury and Webster Tea from Bay of Plenty.
These items will help the recipient relax and unwind after a long day, and they’ll appreciate the thoughtfulness behind the gift. And, of course, all the products are made by small-batch artisans in New Zealand, making this gift box an excellent way to support local businesses while giving a meaningful and unique gift going into winter.
Indulge in the Winter Flavours of Our Mulled Wine Gift Box
For wine lovers, the Mulled Wine Gift Box is an excellent gift idea for the autumn and winter months. This gift box includes a bottle of hand-crafted Sangria syrup and a matching ME Rosé wine from Matahiwi Estate in Wairarapa. It also comes with a craft chocolate bar from Chocolate Traders in Christchurch and Balsamic Cheese Crackers from Totara Cottage in Auckland.
All of these goodies are sourced from small-scale producers based in Aotearoa and are sure to please the lucky recipient — it’s the perfect present for a cozy night or celebrating with friends and family.
Show You Care with Our Get Well Soon Care Package
If you know someone feeling under the weather, sending them a Get Well Soon Care Package is a thoughtful way to show you care. We have curated a gift packed full of nourishing local goodies to give someone a little pick-me-up when they need it most!
Our Health & Immunity Booster Gift Pack includes a range of items to help maintain immunity and nourish during winter, while our Mood & Morale Booster Gift Hamper is filled to the brim with delicious treats sure to spark joy. This care package is perfect if you’re looking for winter gift ideas to send to friends, family members, or colleagues who could use a little pick-me-up. Just imagine how good it will make them feel when the delivery arrives on their doorstep and read the personal message inside!
Cheers to the Christmas in July with Our Craft Gin Gift Box (Autumn and Winter Editions)
Calling all gin lovers! With both autumn and winter editions of craft gin distilled by Juno in Taranaki, this gift set is like a taste bud tour of the changing seasons.
And what’s a great gin without a great mixer? That’s why we’ve included a pari of artisanal tonic waters to give your gin the perfect match. This gift is excellent for anyone who enjoys sipping on something special, trying new flavours, and exploring the world of locally-distilled gin. It’s like a seasonal adventure in a bottle, perfect for the autumn and winter months.
Celebrate Matariki with our Kai Māori Gift Box
The Kai Māori Gift Box is a special addition to our winter gift guide because Matarik is celebrated in June and July. It features a unique selection of kai made by Māori-owned businesses across the country.
With the recent addition of Tohu Rewa Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine, it’s the perfect way to celebrate Matariki with whānau. From the delicious and tangy Kamokamo Pickle by Manaaki to the rich and nutty Pata Hemp Seed Spread, there’s something for every taste in this gift box.
Autumn and Winter Gift Ideas for Best Friends, Him, and Her
Whatever you choose, each gift experience is packed with love and designed to make the recipient feel extra special. Our team hand-selected all locally-sourced products to provide unique and thoughtful winter gift ideas for your loved ones.
Surprise your best friend with a foodie gift box that includes a selection of gourmet treats from the country’s best artisanal food producers. Choose a craft beer gift basket or a snack pack filled with savoury delights for him. For her, a box of chocolates or a sweet treats hamper will show her just how much you care.
There’s no better way to show aroha than with a We Love Local food gift experience.