The festive season shouldn’t be a time for stress, nor should you end up with unwanted credit-card debt come January.
Put a price limit on each person you’re buying for, stick to it, and plan ahead by creating a budget. Only spend what you can afford to.
Don’t despair if you have no idea what to get as a gift. We have lots of fun, practical gift ideas we’re happy to pass on.
Creativity in the kitchen
If she’s into baking or on a gluten-free diet, this easy sourdough bread kit’s a great gift idea! It comes with everything you need to make a delicious sourdough loaf (even gluten-free), and only takes 15 minutes. Fingers crossed you get to sample the finished product!
For the coffee addict
Help save the planet by gifting a keep cup! The more people who use their own reusable coffee cups, the better it is for the earth’s future. There are heaps of cool varieties around, and you can even design your own.
Wine and an art lesson
Give the gift of creativity. Paintvine holds wine and paint parties in Auckland, Wellington, and Hamilton, where you learn the basics of painting with acrylics. An artist leads the session, and you come home with a creation!
The perfect practical gift
Not everyone’s into soaps and toiletries – so what about a travel umbrella? It’s the perfect size for a handbag, and means the lucky recipient will never get caught out in the rain.
If she’s into yoga
A funky yoga mat is a great gift if she’s into health and fitness, or looking to improve her wellbeing in the next year. Give her a yoga mat, and maybe a ticket for a class if you plan on spending more. You can go together!
For the puzzle-lover
We’ve all got that silly side, and gifting a fun game is a good option for festive fun. Have you played Bananagrams? It’s suitable for the whole family or fun during a few wines after work.
Food wraps are the new trend
Forget plastic wrap, now it’s trendy to think of eco-friendly ways to store your food. These reusable beeswax wraps are a great gift, and they look so pretty too!
Price: Pack of five $47.90. Singles start from $12.
Does she love avos?
Everyone loves avocados, but it’s hit-and-miss when it comes to storing them. What about a cute avocado storage set?
With summer just around the corner, a pair of jandals is a fun gift, as well as practical! These Subs jandals are made from repurposed plastic waste.
Feel-good beauty products
Ethique’s been making solid beauty bars for years, and a sampler gift set is an excellent present to introduce someone to this eco-friendly range. Select from a hair, body, or face sampler pack, to introduce them to this new trend in beauty products, without the plastic waste!
A drink bottle like no other
There are heaps of cool drink bottles out there that can keep your drink hot or cold for up to 12 or 24 hours. Such a great idea and perfect for those road trips.
If she’s a keen cook, what about a pair of stylish chopsticks? We love these giraffe-shaped ones, or buy a set.
First published 18 October 2018
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