Take the stress out of finding the perfect gift this Christmas with our pick of scrumptious foodie gifts and more that will bring holiday cheer all around.
Shun Kohen 10-million Anniversary 2-Piece Knife Set
A home chef will always appreciate a high-quality knife to add to their collection and in perfect timing Kai is celebrating a monumental milestone with the sale of ten million knives with their exclusive Shun Kohen 10 Million Anniversary 2-Piece Knife Set. Each knife is a masterpiece with distinctive Pakkawood handles and embossed steel endcaps. The set is housed in an aluminium case and custom leather sheaths for storage and transport. These knives, boasting high-carbon stainless steel Damascus blades, promise years of precise slicing. Originating in Seki City since 1908, Kai Shun draws from the legacy of Samurai sword-making, showcasing Japanese craftsmanship. This limited-edition luxury set is an ideal gift for culinary enthusiasts, combining artistry and practicality.
Shop online at www.kaishun.co.nz
Neudorf Black Range
Premium food ingredients that you tend to look past on your weekly grocery trip, make for a brilliant gift and the delicious Black Garlic range from Neudorf Black guarantees a unique flavourful experience. From the award-winning Black Honey, Black Garlic Puree and BBQ sauce through to the other family favourites – the whole range is gluten-free and delivers on flavour. Artisan made in the South Island from NZ garlic, you can choose individual stocking fillers, or select one of their ready-made gift packs for the ultimate foodie gift.
PAUSE for Tea
Waiheke is well-known for its wines, but it’s a sugar-free, sparkling tea that is taking centre stage. PAUSE for Tea is a whānau-led business where people and the planet are at the forefront of every decision.
With balance and bubbles, the teas are lovingly created to ignite your senses and soothe your soul. Whether it’s an alcohol-free day or a fun cocktail mix, PAUSE for Tea will remind you to pause this summer.
Available in four refreshing flavours and delivered to your door: Hibiscus & Ginger, Chamomile & Lavender, Sencha Green, Spearmint & Oolong.
Whether it's a stocking stuffer, a secret santa gift, or a wee treat for your fave foodie friend, Sweet Sting's range is a winner! Their chilli-infused, honey-based sauces are inspired by the beautiful buzz of sweet and heat. With Hot Honey, Smoky Joe, or Space Jam on hand you can drizzle, dunk, dip or baste to take your favourite foods to the next level. Available in selected New World stores, Farro Fresh, Moore Wilson and your favourite local delis and cafes.
Explore online at www.sweetsting.co.nz
SABATO Gourmet Gifts
Sabato hampers are the perfect gift for valued clients, foodie friends and family. Filled with high quality artisan-made products sourced from Italy, Spain, France, and locally, these are unique presentations. Plus, gorgeous wrapping is taken care of beautifully as everything is drawn together with bands and ribbons in baskets, designer tins etc. Choose from the curated collection, or make up your own personal selection, and Sabato will coordinate it all for you, with deliveries nationwide. 57 Normanby Road, Mt. Eden, Auckland.
RATU Spiced Rum
Gift a taste of those classic Christmas flavours with award winning RATU Spiced Rum. Featuring aromas of charred oak and citrus, flavours of rich vanilla and candied orange, combined with the warmth of cinnamon and star anise.
Awarded gold at the New Zealand 2023 Rum Awards, Rum Co. Of Fiji’s RATU Spiced Rum is a premium offering for even the most discerning rum drinkers. Drunk neat or in your favourite cocktail, the flavours of RATU Spiced Rum are bold, smooth, and sophisticated.
Hand-crafted from the finest local ingredients and aged for five years, RATU Spiced Rum is Fiji’s best kept secret.
BATI Banana Liqueur
In the spirit of a classic summer Christmas, BATI Banana Rum Liqueur brings the tropical taste of Fiji. Matured in oak vats for two years in Fiji's warm island climate, BATI Banana Rum Liqueur is a deliciously smooth rum with creamy banana notes adding the perfect tropical twist.
Awarded best in class at the New Zealand 2023 Rum Awards, this award-winning Fijian rum is the perfect Christmas gift for both experienced cocktail makers and those wanting to add a hit of delicious banana flavour to their summer beverages.
Kipton Mixologist Box Gift Set
Filled with iconic pieces from the Polo Bar, Ralph Lauren’s first restaurant in New York City, this mixologist box is the ultimate tool kit for cocktail cognoscenti. Included are equestrian-inspired barware essentials such as a hand-cut crystal decanter with sandblasted polo players and four matching double-old-fashioned glasses, as well as a silver-plated brass jigger, a bottle opener, and a nut bowl. The elegant saddle leather carrying case is lined with our signature Wexford plaid wool, which is featured in the dining room’s décor.
This is the gift on everyone’s list. Ironclad Co. crafts their gorgeous cast iron by hand right here in New Zealand. They are so confident in the quality of their products, each one comes with a Three Generation Guarantee™ cast into the base. That 100 year product warranty is the longest on earth and will ensure that your new family heirloom will be cherished for generations to come. Inspired by the finish found on antique cast iron, their unmatched 28cm ‘Heirloom’ is so smooth it feels like ceramic and works like a non-stick pan. It truly is the ultimate gift for any foodie or lover of the outdoors.
Molly Woppy’s Christmas Cookie Range
Molly Woppy's scrumptious NZ-made Christmas cookie range is a testament to the brand's commitment to good food done well. Each cookie is carefully crafted in their New Zealand bakery, using only the finest, premium locally and ethically sourced ingredients. From traditional favourites like gingerbread and shortbread to unique creations like gluten-free dark chocolate ginger, their Christmas cookie range is a delightful blend of familiar flavours and exciting new twists. The cookies are delicious and beautifully designed, with festive shapes that capture the magic of the holiday season. They make the perfect festive gift for clients, teachers or your loved ones!
Wairau River Reserve Rosé
The limited edition 2023 Wairau River Reserve Rosé is the gift that tells her, “You’re beautiful on the inside too”. Made seriously, for serious fun, this exquisite Rosé is perfectly packaged in an elegant French style bottle with a matching rose gold detail gift box. Orders placed in December will include a stunning gift card for you to write your Christmas message on. For your own holiday season wine needs Wairau River has carefully curated Christmas wine six packs - perfect for trying new styles with friends. Get your gifting & summer events sorted in one.
dish SWEET Recipe-book
dish SWEET features a selection of our favourite recipes from dish featuring baking, desserts, slices, ice creams, cheesecakes and more. Ideal for taking away on holiday or having on hand at home, it’s chock-full with easy to make, delicious recipes all conveniently arranged into sections – there’s no doubt you’ll find the perfect sweet treat for your next picnic, celebration, or cheeky dessert. Whether you’re craving something chocolatey, the perfect shortbread or scones for afternoon tea, a crowd-pleasing tart, decadent dessert or a scoop of delicious ice cream, dish SWEET is designed to make life that little bit sweeter. With recipes from well-known cookbook author and editor Sarah Tuck and beloved food editor Claire Aldous and stunning photography from contributors Josh Griggs and Yuki Sato, even the pages look good enough to eat.
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