Gifts

The Best NZ Christmas Gift Ideas So You Can Smash Out Your List For 2023

By Urban List Writers
27th Nov 2023

A collage of images for the Christmas Gift Guide.

It’s officially the silly season, and in the spirit of saving you precious time from trawling the internet to find the perfect gifts, we've taken the liberty to curate a selection of the best Christmas gift ideas this side of the North Pole.

Ranging from luxurious beach accessories and eco-friendly film cameras to festive-scented candles and must-have travel skincare essentials. No matter the personality or preferences of your loved ones, the list below boasts something for everyone.

Best Gifts Under $50

Cotton On Stretch Swim Short

Price: $39.99

Give his summer wardrobe an upgrade with these comfortable and quick-drying swim shorts. Shop here. 

Want more gifts under $50? Shop our full guide here

Best Gifts Under $100

R.M Williams Parson T-Shirt

Price: From $79

Someone relaxes in a double t-shirt.The relaxed fit Parsons T-shirt with minimal branding will become their new fave. Layer the grey marle with the white for the ultimate mix-and-match vibes. Shop here

Ultra Violette Vi's Closet Of Cuties Mini Set

Price: $92

The ultimate SPF wardrobe, this cute mini set contains all of the brands future-proofing favourites in mini size. Shop here.

Kowtow Parasol Hat

Price: $71

This wide brimmed sun hat is a summer essential thanks to its 100% certified Fairtrade soft organic cotton construction. Shop here. 

T2 Tea Party Animals Tea Bag Gift Pack

Price: $85

This adorable pack features two fine-bone china mugs and fourteen tea bags to choose from. Shop here. 

Lululemon Double Roller

Price: $89

This two-in-one foam roller is the perfect gift for anyone who needs to release some post-sweat tension. Shop here. 

Sunnylife Bocce Set Casa Vintage

Price: $68.98

This vintage-inspired Bocce set is sure to be a hit at every summer party and backyard gathering. Shop here. 

Glasshouse Fragrances Candle & Spinning Carousel

Price: $99.95

This sweetly scented candle comes with an extra special carousel topper that’s perfect for the festive season. Shop here.

Aēsop Festive Gift Kits: Resonant Gestures

Price: From $93

Aēsop's five curated gift kits for 2023 are inspired by the unifying power of song. From on-the-go replenishment to full hand and body ablutions they each come with their own soundtrack. Shop here.

Black Pineapple's Rum Rocher Cocktail

Price: From $69

Kiwi cocktail company Black Pineapple has just released the Rum Rocher—a naughty, nutty, liquid chocolate bomb ready to be enjoyed over Christmas. Shop here.

Best Gifts Under $200

35mm Co The Reloader Reusable Film Camera

Price: $113.85

Unlike a ‘disposable’ that contributes to our landfill crisis, this repeat-use camera produces nostalgia through a vintage lens time and time again. Shop here. 

Allbirds Men's Tree Loungers

Price: $170

Keep things light and breezy with these slip-on sneakers made from lightweight eucalyptus tree fibre. Shop here. 

Emma Lewisham The Essentials Set

Price: $145

Sized for airline travel restrictions, these refillable mini’s are the perfect introduction to the Emma Lewisham brand. Shop here. 

Seed Sadie Picnic Blanket

Price: $149

Crafted from a blend of cotton and linen, this classic picnic blanket will have you ready for the summer months. Shop here. 

Laneway Festival Tickets

Price: From $188

People at Laneway Festival.Give the gift of one of the best city festivals in Aotearoa. Shop here.

Disney X Vans Bad Apple Long Sleeve Crop Rugby Polo Shirt

Price: $119.99

The Disney X Vans Bad Apple Long Sleeve Crop Rugby Polo Shirt features black and white stripes and a poison apple patch at the left chest. Shop here.

SOPHIE Star Gazing Necklace

Price: $142

A single star adorned with zircons. Choose between sterling silver or sterling silver plated with 14kt gold. Shop here.

Moroccanoil Dream Duo Limited Edition Holiday Set

Price: $111

A signature hair treatment and luscious body lotion brings two of Moroccanoil's best-sellers together in one gorgeous package. Shop here.

Oroton Games Double Card Set Folio

Price: $161

Designed for game night, this compact folio case securely stores a notepad, pencil, and two playing card sets. Shop here.

Best Gifts Under $300

FENTY x PUMA Avanti sneaker

Price: $250

Rihanna and FENTY are back with two new colourways of their coveted FENTY x PUMA Avanti sneaker which combines street style with a football boot. Shop here.

Vincent van Gogh - The Starry Night LEGO

Price: $279.99

Who doesn't love LEGO? Nab this hard-to-find rendering of The Starry Night for some mindful puzzling. Shop here.

Best Gifts $300+

Hydragun Massage Gun

Price: $449

Someone uses the Hydragun to relax their muscles.Whether they've been going hard at the gym or just deserve a little pampering, they'll love this slick piece of kit which also happens to be the quietest massage gun on the market. Shop here.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer In Blue Blush)

Price: $559

Give the gift of fast drying and styling with the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. With five styling attachments and Intelligent heat control for fast drying with no heat damage. Shop here.

Business & Pleasure Co. Premium Beach Umbrella

Price: $344.98

Upgrade your summer set-up with this oversized sun umbrella that packs down into a matching carry bag for easy transport. Shop here

Oliver Peoples Rynn Sunglasses

Price: $762.45

The cool square silhouette of these sunglasses has taken them to the top of our luxury wish list. Shop here.

July Carry-On Light

Price: $325

Know an overpacker? At just 1.8kg, this super-light suitcase will help them carry more without having to compromise. Shop here. 

Sonos Era 360

Price: $849

Designed to deliver the best sound experience, the Sonos Era 300 boasts six powerful drivers that direct sound left, right, forward and upward to deliver a breakthrough audio performance. Shop here. 

The Heirloom 28cm Skillet

Price: $529

Get the foodie in your life the pan to rule all pans, guaranteed for 100 years and stamped with their family name, this one's a keeper. Shop here.

Nespresso CitiZ&milk Black

Price: $549

With the 25-second heat-up time and in-built Aeroccino3 providing froth at their finger tips, this machine will be a guaranteed hit with coffee lovers. Shop here.

The StretchPad

Price: $749

Someone lies on a StretchPad.Give the gift of full-body relaxation with the space-saving StretchPad. The heated stretching massager has seven fully automated stretching and massage routines. Shop here.

Need some stocking fillers? Here are the best Christmas gifts under $50.

Image credit: 35mm Co | Puma | Sophie

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