Friday, January 27, 2023

Struggling To Think Of The Perfect Present? Our Eclectic Gift Guide Is Here To Save The Day!

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Shopping for that perfect present can be tough – but we have everyone covered with this eclectic list of awesome gifts no one will be returning!

FOR YOUR MATE WHO IS ALWAYS ON THE GO BUT NEEDS TO DRINK MORE WATER

Sistema 280ml Stainless Steel Bottle

The new look Sistema® 280ml Stainless Steel bottle is the ideal Christmas gift for people on the go, designed with double walled vacuum insulation to keep your beverage hot for six hours and cold for 12 hours. The compact size perfectly fits into standard laptop bags.

The 280ml Stainless Steel bottle comes in six different colours and is perfect for school, work and picnics to make sure you stay hydrated while on the move.

Available at New World, PAK’nSAVE, Mitre 10 and Farmers. RRP $24.99.

FOR YOUR MUM WHO CAN’T STAND THE SOUND OF SUMMER CRICKET ON THE TELLY AND JUST WANTS TO WATCH HER STORIES

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (Silver)

A Capsule favourite, these are simply the best headphones on the market. Whether you’re just trying to get some peace and quiet or you’re flying long-haul with a screaming kid (it’ll happen eventually!) these will be your new best friends.

Available at Dick Smith, JB Hi Fi, Noel Leeming RRP $439

FOR YOURSELF BECAUSE, 2020

SmileDirect Clear Aligner Treatment

It’s time to look after yourself, boo – and if you’ve been looking for an excuse to get your pearly whites in order, now is the time!

SmileDirectClub make clear aligners to straighten your teeth without the hassle of monthly in person orthodontist appointments. Treatment is normally around six months and the entire process is monitored remotely by a New Zealand registered dentist or orthodontist, plus its up to 60% less expensive than other options on the market.

Available at smiledirectclub.co.nz, RRP $3,335

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ON CHRISTMAS DAY

The KidsCan Christmas Cracker Appeal

Combining the thrill of an instant raffle with the spirit of Christmas giving, these crackers are the ultimate finishing touch to any Christmas table, or they even make a great gift for family and friends. Every cracker goes in the draw to win one of thousands of prizes, including a Spa World Spa, Jumpflex trampolines, Lego, vouchers and so much more. Each cracker also has a fancy party hat, a range of cheesy jokes to entertain, and a message of thanks from KidsCan to acknowledge the purchaser’s contribution.

Available at Countdown, Harvey Norman, EziBuy, The Coffee Club, NZ Safety Blackwoods, Toyworld and BurgerFuel, RRP $2.50 each

THE FOODIE IN YOUR FAMILY WHO LOVES TO IMPRESS

The Ironclad Pan Company The Legacy Pan

The mother of all cookware. The Ironclad Legacy Pan is the original and only 100% New Zealand made cast iron skillet. Hand-poured to order, every Legacy Pan is as unique as the family recipes it will prepare – and it will prepare a lot!

Made with recycled T100 iron, the Legacy Pan has been designed to withstand three generations of daily use. A gift that will literally keep on giving – and it’ll get even better with use!

Available at ironcladpan.com, RRP $249.99

FOR THE PERSON WHO HAS EVERYTHING AND YOU CAN’T BE BOTHERED TRAIPSING THROUGH A MALL ANYWAY

The perfect gift is hard to find. But new Kiwi start-up Chuffed Gifts might have just cracked it.

Offering Kiwis a better way to gift activities and experiences (while supporting world-class local tourism) Chuffed Gifts lets recipients ‘choose their own adventure’ so they can be sure they get exactly what they want. Goodbye ‘will they hate this gift’ uncertainty – think adventure experiences, spa treatments, local wonders and bucket list trips

Beautifully presented in a recyclable tube, receiving a Chuffed Gift is a much better experience than getting a PDF voucher (even if you did manage to print it out when the boss wasn’t looking!).

Available at chuffedgifts.co.nz

FOR YOUR BROTHER WHO NEEDS A DECENT PHONE

Oppo Reno4 5G

OPPO Reno4 5G Galactic Blue

Go beyond the light with the new OPPO Reno4 5G

The boundaries of smartphone photography and videography are endless with exceptional lowlight capabilities on an Ultra Clear Triple LDAF Camera. You’ll never be left in the dark with 65W SuperVOOC 2.0 Charging for 60% charge in just 15 minutes!

RRP $977.90

FOR NANA WHO JUST WANTS TO SPEND TIME WITH YOU

Tutus on Tour

The RNZB’s Tutus on Tour, in association with Ryman Healthcare, is a chance for ballet lovers to indulge their passion for dance in regional theatres across Aotearoa. This enchanting summer programme, with two familiar favourites and two brand new ballets, has something for everyone. With tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 for children)* these special shows sell fast. Find out more at rnzb.org.nz. *booking fees may apply.

Available at rnzb.co.nz

FOR YOUR AUNT WHO LOVES A KNICK KNACK

Gift range at Acquisitions

Willow Tree by artist, Susan Lordi, is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that speak in quiet ways to heal, comfort, protect, inspire, heal wounds, treasure relationships, and help us feel closer to others. This top selling range is available from Acquisitions online and in 20 stores nationwide.

Available at acquisitions.co.nz

FOR ANYONE YOU NEED TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS HAMPER FOR

Everyone’s crisp of choice

This is going to be dill-icious. Introducing our newest HOME COMPOSTABLE bag, Dill Pickle with Apple Cider Vinegar! Enjoy the zingy vinegar tang with a hint of dill & subtle pickling herbs. Once you’re done, simply pop the packet in the compost bin!

Available at supermarkets, RRP $4.99

FOR YOURSELF BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO GET THROUGH CHRISTMAS SOMEHOW

Seifried Winemakers Collection Nelson Sweet Riesling 2019

From Seifried Estate comes this gorgeous Late Harvest Riesling.  Packed full of juicy tropical fruit flavours with lovely purity – you can almost taste the Nelson sunshine.  Enjoy on its own, or to accompany a selection of cheeses or fresh fruit salad.  Vegan friendly and Sustainably Accredited.  www.seifried.co.nz

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