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Koakoa — premium spirits made in Kāpiti

Koakoa is the te reo Māori term for happiness, and that’s definitely the feeling you get when you taste the beautiful products crafted by this family-owned Kāpiti Coast distillery. Owned and operated by Bec Kay and Chris Barber, Koakoa is renowned for its award-winning signature Limoncello, and now also produces a range of the most […]

Products of New Plymouth Gift Box

Championing local makers in Taranaki

Huge growth of over 400% during the recent Level 4 lockdown, and an ever-increasing demand from Kiwis to ‘back their backyards’, has led We Love Local to expand into Taranaki, expanding our mission of showcasing and championing local brewers, vintners, artisans, and distillers. Our brand new Tasty Taranaki gift boxes feature the best of the […]

Charity Donation Gifts by The Good Registry

Give the gift of charity with The Good Registry and We Love Local

Ever since starting We Love Local, it was one of our core beliefs to use the business as a force for good and give back to our communities. In addition to supporting small New Zealand businesses in our regions, we did this by partnering with The Shed Project who manufactures our wooden boxes, or as […]

Father's Day Gift Box

Top 5 Father’s Day Gift Boxes For New Zealand Dads

As if shopping wasn’t hard enough already, we’ve compiled a guide of Father’s Day gift boxes that will make finding the perfect present for New Zealand dads easy peasy. What’s In Our NZ Father’s Day Gift Boxes? We know you can’t wait to spend some quality time with your dad. But before the festivities begin, […]

Vegan Wine in our gift baskets

Vegan Wine Gift Baskets For Family And Friends Following A Plant-Based Diet

There are many people in our lives who we want to show how much they mean to us, and giving them a gift is the best way. But when it comes to gifts for vegans, it can be hard finding something that fits their lifestyle. This is why we’ve put together this list of vegan […]

Pay Buy Laybuy For Your Gift Box Shopping

Use Pay By Laybuy For Your Gift Box Shopping

In addition to offering Afterpay’s “Buy Now, Pay Later” service, you can now choose to pay using Laybuy for shopping gift boxes at We Love Local. Gifts Available With Pay By Laybuy We have a wide range of gifts available for any occasion (think Christmas or Mother’s Day). Here are some of them: Paying with […]

The Best New Zealand Craft Chocolate

Tasting The Best New Zealand Craft Chocolate At Chocstock To Make Your Gifts Even Better

What’s the best New Zealand craft chocolate you ask? The We Love Local team visited Chocstock hosted at Wellington Chocolate Factory last weekend to find out and who will join our craft chocolate gift box in the future. Best New Zealand craft chocolate makers Handmade chocolate from small batch producers Baron Hasselhoff’s — also check […]

This Little New Zealand Gifting Business Is Growing (by 320m² to be exact)

We Love Local is a gifting business originally launched under the name Kāpiti Goodies in December 2018, driven by our desire to offer gift boxes with hyper-local products while supporting local companies and minimising our footprint in sourcing products. In early 2020, the business rebranded as We Love Local and expanded into Wellington and the […]

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