As you may know there is a little group of 10 called Our Zero Waste Xmas and we are changing the conversation around gift giving this Christmas.

Together we are having the conversation about a more mindful Christmas and sharing what we do within our businesses to be kinder to the planet. We have shared some great tips and ideas for low waste gift wrapping, advent calendars, tree decorations and gift ideas, among other things.

I have put together my top 10 gift ideas from our each of the small local kiwi business from Our Zero Waste Xmas Collective. It was very hard to pick just one for each as they all have amazing products, so if you are not quite sold on the below make sure you check out their websites for more awesome products.


Xmas Box | Our Land of Milk and Honey

For the Foodie

Nestled inside is a jar of honey straight from the farm. This super cute clay pot & spoon by Margi Nuttall, a wax food wrap made with OLMH first Offcut Project collaborator Goodchild Studio, as well as a postcard featuring Plantgirl’s 2018 honey jar poster.

Stock is limited so be in quick. 

Stay Awesome Mug | Toodles Noodles

For your Secret Santa

This cheerful mug will brighten up anyone’s morning. Available with a gold print, an original design by Toddles Noodles. And if you wanted to give a little extra, team it with coffee beans from your local roaster. 

Loose Leaf Tea Jar | Packageless Pad

For the tea lover

Team these great quality Fido glass jars with bulk brought Loose leaf tea. Select your tea name of choice from Packageless pads pre made collection or head over to their Bespoke Jars page to pick your own. 

Woven linen aprons | Heart Ethical

For the baker

The gift of style for in the kitchen or around the house, this beautiful French linen apron is handloomed in India, so much skill that you think it has been ombre dyed. Made with love, to bring you joy in your home. 

Christmas Cutlery Wrap | Little.Eco

For the one who already has reusables bags

Hand made using recycled materials, this is the perfect gift for those new to a low waste lifestyle and in need of a few extra tools. This Cutlery wrap comes with knife & fork, Flannelette napkin and Bubble Tea Straw (12mm width) and cleaner brush.

Web Ring Belt | Staple + Cloth

For the Fashionista

Simple and elegant, this NZ made belt is the perfect gift for the fashion lover in your life. It’s super versatile, perfect for your everyday needs, but also a great statement piece. Available in black or Taupe.

Seasonal bunch | Where Rosemary Grows

For the all the ladies

There is nothing like the smell of fresh flowers in the house. These beautiful hand tied arrangements feature the best seasonal blooms. Between October to April these blooms are freshly picked from Anna’s garden and field.

Kids Kitchen Play Set | Isla and Olive

For the little ones

The cutest little kitchen set for your little baker. This 9-piece play set is made from natural beechwood, perfect for the little one who likes to help out in the kitchen, or who just wants something to chew or throw around.

Butterfly Safety Razor | The Eco Society

For the men

Men can be difficult to buy for but this Stainless-steel Butterfly Safety razor is a guaranteed winner, offering the best shave they will ever have. Each shaver comes with a hemp bag and 10 replacement blades, and is completely plastic free!

Candle + Candle Holder Combo| The Coastal Cabin

For someone who has everything

How beautiful is this combo! The NZ made Pure Beeswax candles will make any space smell divine. The holders are handmade using American Ash and American Oak off-cuts and available in Dark or Pale Timber, with Brass or Stainless-Steel inserts.

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