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Sending Gifts to New Zealand from the UK

If you’re thinking about sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK for your friends, family or clients, your options can be pretty limited. So, here at Chuffed we came up with the perfect solution. We wanted to make sending an amazing gift to your loved ones in New Zealand easy, even when purchasing from halfway across the world! 

Here’s a bit of info all about your options for sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK.

Can you send gifts to New Zealand from the UK?

First things first, you can of course purchase a gift in the UK and send the gift to New Zealand from the UK yourself via your local post office, but there are lots of downsides with this. The first one is the fact you’ll have to pay for postage. Postage can be pretty pricy depending on what you’re sending, how quickly you want it to get there and if you want it tracked. Then you need to think about VAT/GST tax charges depending on your gift value. You also never really know how long it will take to arrive when travelling halfway around the world. 

So, the next best option for sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK is to purchase a gift online from a New Zealand website and have it sent directly to your gift recipient. This ensures your giftee won’t have to pay any extra tax, your shipping cost will be minimal (if any), the delivery time is much shorter and you’re less likely to experience delays.

What gifts are available online in New Zealand?

So, if you want to avoid some of the downsides of sending a gift from overseas you’ll have to find a New Zealand gift online. It can be tricky to know where to start when you can’t do it in person. You could order flowers from a local florist, or buy a material item from a local New Zealand shop. But how do you know they don’t already have it, or if they would like it, and who really needs more things?

Experience gifts in New Zealand

This is where experience gifts come in as the perfect solution, plus they’re way better than receiving more stuff. Experience gifts give your giftee incredible memories and they’re even scientifically proven to make you happier. “An experiential gift is more intensely emotional than a material possession,” says Cindy Chan a Professor at the University of Toronto who researched this. “If you want to give them something that will make them feel closer to you, give an experience.”

Experiences inspire people, help them grow, see the world differently, try new things and create less waste. Luckily here in New Zealand there are loads of incredible experience options. Think soaking in mud pools, ziplining through ancient native forests, cruising through our beautiful sounds, sipping wine amongst famous vineyards, kayaking our stunning coastline and SO many more.

But how do you know which one they would like to do and how do you choose just one? Here at Chuffed we’ve teamed up with hundreds of experience providers across New Zealand to create an experience gift you can’t get wrong.

Scuba Diving experience with Chuffed Gifts
Surfing lessons with Chuffed Gifts
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Maori culture experiences with Chuffed Gifts
Axe throwing action with Chuffed Gifts
Pottery class with Chuffed Gifts - best Christmas gifts in NZ
Cooking and cookery classes with Chuffed Gifts
Historic activities and experiences with Chuffed Gifts

The perfect solution for sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK

Chuffed Gifts removes the hassle of sending a gift from the UK, adds the personal touches and delivers straight to their door in New Zealand. With Chuffed Gifts you choose the gift box, which are priced from $99 NZD and they get to choose one from hundreds of experiences from all over NZ. For him, for her, for couples, for families… Chuffed has you covered. It literally is the gift that can’t fail. 

Whoever you’re gifting this to, there is a huge variety of options from total relaxation through to hair raising adrenaline. There is something that will appeal to everyone in each gift – Granny, empty nester, couples, Gen Y or Gen Z – there’s something for everyone!

No matter where they live in New Zealand, there are Chuffed experiences close by. All gifts are valid for 2 years so they can choose to do something locally or save it for next year when they have an inter-island holiday planned.

Take a look inside

Each Chuffed Gift Box comes with

  • a fun colourful sleeve, ready for gifting
  • a fifty page booklet with inspiration, stories, a fun quiz and more,
  • a card for your personalised message,
  • a ticket with instructions and a unique code,
  • a handy box to keep it all together!

How does New Zealand gift delivery work?

 All Chuffed gifts include free shipping to any New Zealand address.

  1. You order online, check the text box that you want it delivered to someone else and type in their address and your message.
  2. We pack your gift, add your message and we can even gift wrap it for an additional cost.
  3. Our courier provider delivers direct to your gift recipients door.



Choose a
Chuffed Gift

Chuffed have a range of gift experience boxes to suit your needs.  Each box has up to 110 different experiences for the recipient to choose from.

We’ll courier it within New Zealand

Chuffed courier the experience box overnight, meanwhile you’ll also receive instant e-voucher via email.  You’ll also receive a tracking number via email.

 They receive it in the mail

They get a vibrant physical box delivered.  Their face will light up as they discover so many amazing experiences available to them! With two years to redeem, there’s plenty of time to decide.

They choose an experience!

The lucky recipient can redeem and do their favourite chosen experience.  Will they choose to fly, relax, eat, bike, sail, paddle, learn, soak? The choice is theirs!

Chuffed gift delivery

You can track your package and get delivery notifications sent to you. If you’re unsure of the address, e-Gifts are also available. Chuffed Gifts make making gifting from the UK a breeze.

Once you place your Chuffed order with us, we will dispatch your gift as soon as possible Monday – Friday. If ordered before 2pm New Zealand standard time we will dispatch that day. All orders received after 2pm will be dispatched the following day. We use New Zealand Courier Post who deliver within 1-2 business days, usually the following day (allow an extra day for rural delivery).

We can also send your gift on a date of your choosing. So, if you’re getting organised early, or would like it to arrive closer to that special birthday or occasion, we can dispatch your gift so it will arrive within a day or two of the date you choose. We can even place a note letting them know not to open until a certain date – just let us know when you checkout.

Chuffed takes all the hassle out of sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK and you can still have all the personal touches like optional gift wrapping and a personal message. Experiences make an amazing gift and with Chuffed there is no risk of getting it wrong as they get to choose! What’s not to love about an exciting Chuffed gift for sending gifts from the UK to New Zealand?

What customers sending gifts to New Zealand from the UK are saying

Google (Android 12L)

Great idea with prompt service and personal touches



Love the idea of chuffed gifts! Bought as a wedding present for a friend from overseas. Prompt service with personal touches and the product looked great when it was sent out!

Google (Android 12L)

My sister was Chuffed!



I used Chuffed as I’m in the U.K and wanted to send a less run of the mill birthday pressie to my sister-in-law (they live in Tauranga NZ). The website and ordering process are fab and very straightforward – the gift experience choices are varied and great value – way better than I’ve seen here in the U.K!

My lovely sister-in-law received the gift within 24hrs of ordering and loves all the experiences she’s got to choose from. A really great service and certainly makes an awesome gift. Thank you all at Chuffed Gifts.

Google (Android 12L)

Great way to send a gift from the UK



I ordered the Experience for two -Discover package. Everyone was really helpful, communication was fantastic and delivery was really speedy!!

My friend loved the gift. Couldn’t recommend highly enough!!

Need some more info about Chuffed Gifts? 

Check out our page all about sending a gift from overseas here or see our top international FAQ’s below.

Top 5 questions from
International customers…

  • If you make an order before 2pm (NZ time), Monday to Friday, it will be shipped the same day.
  • If you order after 2pm (NZ time), Monday to Friday, it will be shipped the next business day.
  • If you order on Saturday or Sunday, it will be shipped on Monday (or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).

Chuffed Gifts use NZ post overnight shipping, and most gifts arrive at their destination the next business day (or if not, the business day after that).

Whereas the e-gift version, attached to your confirmation email, will be ready to send as soon as that email arrives.

Chuffed makes it easy to buy a meaningful gift to someone in New Zealand no matter where you are in the world, as long as you have internet and a credit card you can shop with us.  Payment methods include: Credit card, PayPal, Afterpay, and LayBuy which help make an international transaction easy.

Easy!  Just use the ‘e-gift only’ option at checkout, and you’ll receive a lovely e-gift version of your Chuffed Gift (attached as a .pdf attachment to your Confirmation email), which you can then print or forward on.

We don’t ship the boxes overseas, but in leiu of this, you can always print the e-gift version (attached to your confirmation email) wherever you are.

If you really do want the box for a very special reason, contact the team at and we might be able to work something out with you.

For sure!  After you’ve made your order, email with your Order Number – and tell us what date you’d like the gift to arrive.  The Chuffed Team will courier it 2 business days before this date, so it arrives on the day you want it to.

By clicking continue you will be directed to the Chuffed Gifts redemption zone.

This is our separate website where gift recipients can use their gifts.

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