Christmas Gift Ideas for Dad
It’s that time of year again – Christmas is just around the corner and we’re all trying to find something perfect to give our loved ones. It can be a stressful time, but we’re here to help you with a series of gift guides – for mums, dads, and kids – all from other New Zealand business that we love. The truth is New Zealand is full of super creative, hardworking, talented people and we love to shop small and support local!
We’ve covered Mamas, now its Dad’s turn! Dads can be the most notoriously difficult people to buy for, and we’re here to help.
Ultimate Grooming Kit
This grooming kit from Totally Balmy has everything he needs for a waste free clean shave. There are two options depending on what sort of products your man likes to use. Totally Balmy is run by a young mother of two who is passionate about natural and waste free skincare, and stock a range of products for the whole family. Nothing is tested on animals, and the company is working towards plastic free packaging too!
Pepper & Me
If he fancies himself a bit of a whiz in the kitchen, anything from Pepper & Me is sure to be a hit. There are tonnes of options to choose from, from individual spice mixes and sauces, to gift boxes and sets. They even have a range of cast iron cookware via KitCo. We love the "Man Bag" and the "The BBQ Box" for the foodie Dads out there this Christmas.
Father Son Set
How cute are these MATCHING Father Son sets from Eskimo Nell! These are a great gift for a new dad, or a dad to be. We are so often seeing matching sets for mums and daughters, it's refreshing to see this option for the boys. Coming in a range of colours and either bodysuits or tees for kids.
Good George Brewing
What Dad wouldn't be happy with some refreshing craft beer to enjoy on Christmas Day? Good George Brewing was started by a group of mates with a dream to move away from mass produced, chemical filled beers, and brew something fantastic. Locally brewed around the corner from our Headquarters in Hamilton, it's our local! They offer a range of beers, ciders and merchandise so there's bound to be something perfect for you to choose!
This cute keepsake keyring is a great little gift for Dad to keep with him everywhere he goes. Designed and made locally in Cambridge, KJ Designs offer lots of personalised keepsake options for the whole family.
These gift boxes are the perfect low stress gift if you're short on time, or are buying for the guy that has everything. Based in the Hawkes Bay, each hamper is made up personally for you with your own personal message (if you wish). Little Koha pride themselves on using mostly New Zealand made products too.
These New Zealand designed and engineered umbrellas were born out of the frustration of being poked by umbrella spokes while commuting – here’s an umbrella with no exposed spokes to be poked with! We all know how the weather changes in New Zealand, so if you’re buying for a businessman who walks through busy CBD’s, this is your answer. Available in a range of sizes and colours, you’ll be sure to find one to suit your loved one’s needs.
Stainless Steel Lunchbox
An excellent waste free option, perfect for a working Dad. These stainless steel lunchboxes are versatile, durable, and deep enough to fit a whole piece of fruit. A great alternative to traditional plastic lunchboxes, and sure to last longer too!
That brings us to the end of the Christmas Gift Guide for Dads, all while supporting local NZ businesses. Happy shopping – we hope you’ve found some inspiration here!