Counting down the days until Christmas! We asked our editor Greta to step in and list some favourite items she has on her Christmas gifting list, as well as a few items she loves for herself too…

Gold Gili Earrings by Zoe & Morgan

To reflect the shape and texture of the Komodo coral, this earring is hand made with subtle imperfections, expressing the natural organic shape of the coral.

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Swim Shorts from Crane Brothers

These elegant drawstring swim shorts are perfect for taking to the beach or pool in style this summer. Made in Italy from a quick-drying nylon shell, they’ve been designed with a slightly shorter length for a classic, mid-century feel. Perfect for boyfriends, brothers, fathers and friends.

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Pinto Placements by Citta

You’ve filled your bedroom and lounge with artwork to inspire, but what about the kitchen? Elevate your tablescape with a colourful arrangement of Pinto Placemats (and matching Pinto Coasters) from beloved New Zealand homewares brand, Città. Handwoven in natural seagrass using traditional weaving techniques, these colorblocked beauties play with texture and contrast, exploring earthy shades of terracotta, moss green and lapis lazuli. Mix-and-match hues to customize your mealtime masterpiece.

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The Horoscopes collection by Videris

Known for her unwavering commitment to sustainability, intuitive design and above all, comfort, Kiwi lingerie designer Chloe Julian has developed a loyal following since launching Videris into the New Zealand market in 2020. The brand’s latest collection, Horoscopes, celebrates the signature hues synonymous with the 12 signs of the zodiac – from vibrant green and vivid emerald to soft pink and bright red, with monochromatic staples too, in all of Videris’ signature cuts.

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Abel Adore Nurture


A collaboration between Abel Odor and Gray Label, the scent has just been relaunched with a larger 100ml size added to the range. The 100 percent natural scent contains low allergen plant-based ingredients chosen for their scent profile and healing properties, including rose to calm, orange blossom to energise, ginger to keep nausea at bay and sandalwood for grounding.

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Marvin Cardi by Juliette Hogan

The perfect summer cover-up for cooler evenings. Designed to be worn loose and slouchy and featuring oversized buttons, it’s the perfect layer to complete any outfit. And we just adore the fresh pop of sherbet colour.

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The Advocate Gift set by Aesop

Comprehensive care for hands and body: formulations that cleanse, nourish and lightly scent skin from neck to toe, housed in a recycled paper pulp case. A quartet of esteemed hand and body care essentials, includes; Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm, Citrus Melange Body Cleanser, Rind Concentrate Body Balm 

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Tronque

You’re certainly not alone if your face is the only part of you to benefit from a sophisticated skincare regime. New luxury New Zealand beauty brand Tronque has set out to give our bodies some much-needed love and attention, launching three innovative body care products packed with active ingredients. The Firming Butter, Scar Concentrate and Exfoliating Serum have been formulated without compromise from only the safest and most efficacious plant-based organic ingredients usually reserved for facial products, such as antimicrobial high-MGO mānuka honey, Vitamin B3 niacinamide and anti-ageing powerhouse bakuchiol. So while you set about booking in those facial treatments in the leadup to your big day, remember to give those long-forgotten limbs a little TLC too.

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Lukeke for Karen Walker hand-blown glass tumblers

There’s never a dull moment in the world of Karen Walker and the brand’s latest collaboration is nothing short of pure delight. Lukeke for Karen Walker hand-blown glass tumblers are sure to be the gift of choice for summer 2022, with their modern-retro charm bringing joy to festive gatherings, summer soirees and even casual sips of sparkling water at the kitchen island. Each tumbler is individually crafted and mouth-blown at the hand of second-generation master glass artist Luke Jacomb.

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Città Nought Insense Holder

Sculptural, simplistic and designed to support your favourite scent, Città’s Nought Incense Holder adds a dose of serenity to any daily routine. Designed in New Zealand by Nikolai Sorensen and David Moreland, the incense accessory forms a nought symbol — a subtle reminder to empty the mind and enjoy moments of disconnection. Due to the natural minerals found within marble, each forest brown piece is a small tapestry of organic character. A sure-to-please hostess gift for holiday gatherings, or a luxe stocking stuffer for yourself. Pair with Apotheke incense sticks to complete the sensory experience.

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Ettinger Marine Blue Capra Leather Medium Stud Jewellery Box from Crane Brothers

Looking for a memorable gift for the man who has everything? Stocked exclusively in New Zealand by Crane Brothers, the Ettinger Marine Blue Capra Leather Medium Stud Jewellery Box really does tick all the boxes. Whether it’s a gesture of love for the groom or a show of appreciation for your father or father-in-law, this stylish case will keep his cufflinks, rings and other special pieces well-organised thanks to its four sectioned compartments, while the removable suede pillow cushions everything safely within.

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Illuminating Face and Body Oil by Emma Lewisham

With summer here, it’s time to treat your skin to a much-needed post-winter dose of intense hydration. Cult Kiwi skincare brand Emma Lewisham is extending its range for the warmer months to include a limited-edition Holiday Illuminating Face and Body Oil. Get silky-smooth, touchable wedding day skin from head to toe with this luxurious treatment oil designed to deliver superior hydration, antioxidant protection and an instant bronze shimmer. Say no more, we’re sold.

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Karen Walker’s X Papinelle

Karen Walker’s latest collaboration with luxury sleepwear brand Papinelle is a glamourous and comfortable choice with its seventies- inspired floral prints in a range of styles to suit all shapes, sizes and personalities. Made from ethically sourced silks and the lightest cotton, this sleepwear- meets-streetwear collection deserves to be seen.

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The Roma Carry All by Saben

Large enough to fit ALL your essentials, new style Roma also doubles perfectly as an oversized carry-all, weekend bag, gym bag, hospital bag or carry-on bag. The optional shoulder strap allows you to go hands-free, complimentary pram clips when on duty (which are great to clip to your keys if you are sans-children) and subtle suitcase handle sleeve make her the perfect partner for transit.

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Elevate Slide by Chaos & Harmony

The perfect summer slide to dress up or down. The neutral tone of our ELEVATE slides is a beautiful soft colour. Style with similar colours for a sleek modern look. Enjoy the soft footbeds for all-day comfort.

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Ecoya X The Roundhouse

If elegant crockery is on your wedding-gift wish list, it’ll be hard to go past this beautiful collaboration between Ecoya and Sydney-based tabletop brand, In The Roundhouse. The collab, which is part of Ecoya’s Celebration Collection, offers four monochromatic dining plates designed to complement the head-table- worthy fluted candle votives. The bone china plates are available to purchase individually, or in sets of four and eight and are dishwasher and microwave safe. In other words, they’re almost too good to be true. Available in limited numbers exclusively from Ecoya.

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GHD Glide Brush


Achieve salon-worthy hair without the effort (or skill!) with ghd’s new cult styling tool, the Glide Hair Straightener Brush. Ideal for restyling second-day hair or simply smoothing pesky flyaways, this will become your go-to for a glossy finish. Hitting 185 degrees of heat within seconds, just a few quick sweeps of the brush through dry locks will eliminate frizz and have you ready for action in no time at all. Greta has a tutorial on how she uses hers right here.

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Akubra Hat by RM Williams

The ideal adventurer’s hat, the Akubra Traveller Hat features a soft, conforming structure and a unique ‘memory’ for those on the move. Designed specifically with travel in mind, the softer pliable felt allows it to be manipulated back to shape if mistreated.

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Vania

Pearls remind the Vania designer of Margarita Island, in Venezuela. A magical and the true essence of summer.

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