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It’s the time of year……and with so many of us still in lockdown here in Auckland, homemade gifts and online shopping for our loved ones are our only options!

If you’re elsewhere in the country and able to head to the shops but just don’t want to, I get that! Part of me loves a good mall with decorations and xmas music, but the bigger part of me HATES the crowds and the overwhelming sense of consumerism! I’m a complex women! haha

Anyway, with in person shopping off the cards for me this year, I thought I’d put together a resource to help YOU guys with your gift giving this year too.

My priorities when shopping this year have been longevity and quality (not things that will break or unnecessary plastic), supporting NZ businesses (majority of businesses I’ll share and NZ owned and operated, but there are some Australian businesses also, but lets face it, our Aussie fam are in the same boat as us with the restrictions and financial hardships!) and sustainability (are the businesses sourcing and manufacturing in a sustainable way).

I’ve divided each section for who you might be buying for, and have included some discount codes where available. But please don’t let the discount be the only reason you shop though. Quite often with eco brands, margins are low because of sourcing and they have different priorities than big brands who can mark up higher.

Lets vote with our dollars this year. Lets support small NZ businesses, our environment and also support our kids health by buying non-toxic toys and gifts.

For those who are keen, I’ll also be doing a DIY gift guide in the next few weeks because I personally LOVE a good homemade gift.

KIDS

Over The Dandelions ~ a gorgeous organic baby and kids brand with blankets, hooded towels, teethers, bibs and smoothie cups and silicone tableware. Use code ECOXMAS for 15% off.

Navy Baby ~ heuristic play sets for infants and beyond. Elsie was gifted one of these as a baby and it has been her most used toys to this day! Use code ‘nourishedandvibrant’ for a free loose wooden part chosen at random with orders over $30.

Posting Joy ~ Open ended, eco friendly, and heirloom quality toys. Use code IHEARTPOSTINGJOY for a 10% off, *exclusions apply

Little House NZ ~ Waldorf inspired craft kits and natural crafting kits for kids. Wild paint, eco slime and stunning books. FREE wooden santa included with all orders with code ‘LHCHRISTMAS’.

Honey Sticks ~ 100% natural non toxic crayons, paints and bath products. Use code ‘nourished10’


FairPlay ~ ethical, eco-friendly, stunning nature play and hand crafted toys

 

Trove ~ heuristic and open-ended play for kids. Stunning wooden toys and puzzles. Use code ‘giftofplay’ for 10% off their entire range.

 

Little Farmer ~ Gorgeous little seasonal planting boxes to help our kids embrace nature and the practical art of growing things. Use code HAPPYFARMING for 10% off your first monthly or one off box!

A little Wild ~ eco play boutique with gorgeous play dough sets and cutters, gorgeous wooden toys and stunning potion sets. Use code ‘HAPPYXMAS2021’ for 10% off Christmas and Dough/Clay ranges.

Cry Wolf ~ sustainable raincoats, boots and eco friendly backpacks. I love the eco-puffer jackets and I got Hope a Play Jacket and backpack for Xmas this year.

ADULTS

Luna + Sun ~ Ethically made, slow and sustainable fashion. I’m obsessed with the linen Mya dress! Use NICKY15 for 15% off order over $100

 

Boody ~ sustainable bamboo sleepwear, activewear and underwear for women, men and babies. I adore my Goodnight Summer Sleep set in dusky pink. NOURISHED15 for 15% off.

Silk & Daisy ~ organic scrunchies. XMAS 2021 for 10% off.

27 Seconds Wines ~ Every 27 seconds, someone is sold into slavery. 100% profit of sales goes to ending modern day slavery Amazing NZ social enterprise who partner with Hagar 

Good Magazine ~ great NZ magazine which covers everything from wellbeing, food, travel, beauty and ethical issues and delicious recipes!

Waste Free Home ~ amazing range of beautiful, useful, sustainable homewares and beauty products. Use code ‘NOURISHED&VIBRANT10’ for 10% off.

 

 

Flora ~ sustainable and bio-degradable products which include everything needed to start a mini garden! Awesome initiative to encourage all New Zealanders to begin their journey to self-sufficiency by growing their own plants and food.

Krystal Knight Jewellery ~  handcrafted in Bali, ethically sourced crystal jewellery, the company also donated to i=change.

Bhumi ~ certified organic and fair trade sleepwear and bedding. Use ‘BHUMI-20’ for 20% off your order. No minimum spend.

Reca ~ beautiful minimalist handcrafted quality jewellery, that supports women who are building a better life for themselves in Phillipines and Peru.

Made for Tomorrow ~ sustainably made stationary, clear boards, shelving and accessories. World’s first diary made of recycled coffee cups! I got the Blush 2022.

Koa Organics ~ stunning organic and magnesium and Kawakawa sprays and balms. Use code TRYKOA15 for 15% off *excludes gift sets.

World Vision Smile Gifts ~ choose to buy a goat, a chicken, clean water or a family vege patch for a family in the developing world.

GoodFor Gift card ~ amazing refillery with bulk food items and premade mixes. Give the gift of food this Xmas!

And that’s it for now guys, no doubt I’ll keep adding to this guide in the next few weeks, but please let me know if this has been helpful and if you’ve tried a new brand 🙂 x