Best Christmas gifts in NZ - alternatives to gift baskets

The best Christmas gifts in NZ: Gift Basket Alternatives

Say goodbye to uninspiring gift baskets and say hello to a bunch of unique Christmas gifts in NZ. This year it’s time to ditch the same old boring gift basket and think outside the box with handpicked, thoughtful alternative Christmas gifts in NZ. There’s no need to settle for yet another basket filled with common allergens (nuts and lactose, we’re looking at you) or the same old assortment of boring crackers and jams destined to expire. We’ve got the best gift basket alternatives to elevate your gift game to a whole new level. These ideas will leave your recipient truly delighted!

Eight of the best gift basket alternatives

Best Christmas gifts in NZ - subscription services

Subscription services

Subscription services are like the gift that keeps on giving, all year long! Imagine the joy of discovering new wines or craft beers every month, sipping on your favourite brew with monthly coffee or tea subscriptions or being pleasantly surprised by a new book every month arriving at your doorstep


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Event ticket

An event ticket is the gift of pure entertainment and excitement. It’s a doorway to creating unforgettable experiences and treasured memories. Whether it’s a lively concert, an action-packed sports event, or a captivating night at the theatre, it’s the perfect recipe for an incredible time.

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Plant and garden enthusiast bundles

For those who have a green thumb or simply appreciate the beauty of nature, why not surprise them with a fabulous plant or garden-themed bundle? Picture this: a lively potted plant, a chic and colourful watering can, a set of gleaming gardening tools, and a guidebook that unravels the secrets of plant care. You can find these gardening gems at your local nurseries in no time.


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Wellness package

Wellness packages are a thoughtful way to show them you care about their well-being. They offer a chance to relax, rejuvenate, and indulge in some self-care magic. Think relaxing spa vouchers, fun fitness trackers, zen-inducing essential oil diffusers, and comfy yoga mats, it’s all about keeping them healthy, happy, and relaxed.


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Class to learn something new

Giving the gift of a class for Christmas is a chance for your recipient to learn something new and grow personally. Whether it’s cooking, dancing, or a new language, it’s a fun way to develop new skills and create memorable experiences. 

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DIY craft kits

DIY craft kits make delightful Christmas gifts in NZ, as they spark creativity and offer an engaging hands-on experience. Whether it’s a pottery craft kit or a watercolour painting kit, recipients can explore their artistic talents, personalise their creations, and enjoy the satisfaction of creating something special. 

Experiences are the best Christmas gifts in NZ


Experiences are top of our list for the absolute best Christmas gifts in NZ as they’re all about creating lasting memories. Whether it’s a breath-taking hot air balloon ride, a relaxing spa day, or a thrilling canyoning adventure; these gifts go beyond material possessions, promising shared laughter and stories to treasure for years to come.

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The fail-safe Christmas gift – Chuffed

Rounding out our list is a gift that’s perfect for everyone, no matter their interests, and it’s guaranteed to leave a lasting impression! One of the best parts is it’s incredibly quick and easy to get your hands on too. Chuffed Gifts are filled with up to 120 incredible experiences from all corners of New Zealand. What makes it truly special is that your gift recipient gets to handpick the experience they would most love to do. It’s the kind of thoughtful gift you can never get wrong and will leave them with memories they’ll never forget.

This Christmas, let’s kick uninspiring gift baskets to the curb. Lets embrace the magic of handpicked, thoughtful alternative Christmas gifts in NZ that will truly delight your recipients. No matter which gift you’re leaning towards, the list of exciting options above is bound to help you stand out from the crowd. Plus, for those can’t-miss gifts, Chuffed Gifts offers a treasure trove of up to 120 incredible experiences across NZ. Make this holiday season one to remember with a unique Christmas gift they’ll be talking about for years to come.

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