If you are experiencing the post-holiday blues, those days will soon be over. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and there are so many local New Zealand businesses selling great gifts to help you celebrate. This holiday is unique compared to all the others because it focuses on sharing love and affection with those we love. We all know the typical go-to gift consists of some flowers and a box of chocolates, but that’s not the only kind of gift you can give to your valentine.
Best Local Valentine’s Day Gifts
It is not always easy to figure out a gift for your loved ones. If you are struggling to find the perfect gift, consider getting a Valentine’s Day gift box full of goodies instead. At We Love Local, you can choose from several gift boxes with products from Wellington, Wairarapa, Kāpiti and Horowhenua. We also offer a selection of alcohol such as wine, beer, cocktails, gin, and more. All our gift boxes are vegetarian with vegan and gluten-free options available as well.
For a special Wellington Valentine’s Day
The Wellington Treats gift box is full of a selection of these delicious local goodies for a special Wellington Valentine’s Day: Apostle Hot Sauce, Arobake biscuits, Baron Hasselhoff’s Pedro Picante Hazelnut Brittle, Fix & Fogg peanut butter (multiple flavours available), Grafter’s raw honey, Mamia’s cooking sauce, Superseed Salad Toppers, and a Wellington Chocolate Factory chocolate bar. We recommend buying either the medium box with cocktails (which contains two bottles of J.M.R. Cocktail) or the large box with a bottle of Rosé to celebrate with your valentine. It is packaged neatly in a reusable wooden box and is a gift that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
- Wild About Wellington Gift Box$62.50 – $195.00
For the local gin lover
Another great Valentine’s gift is the gin gift box. It includes one bottle of Imagination Triple Distilled New Zealand Dry Gin (made in Kāpiti Coast), Six Barrel Soda Classic Tonic (from Te Aro), Asian Food Republic Coconut + Lime Almonds (made in Wellington), and Kapiti Candy Mixed Fudge (from Ōtaki).
- Craft Gin Gift Box$147.50
The Vegan Valentine’s Day gift box
For your vegan friends and loved ones, we also have a vegan gift box featuring some of these local products: Totara Tunnel Olive Oil, Apostle Hot Sauce, Six Barrel Soda, Ritual Organic Tea, Titahi Bay Berry Beetroot Crackers, Superseed Salad Toppers, Fix & Fogg Peanut Butter, Mamia’s Sauce, Rocket Fuel Sauce, and Wellington Chocolate Factory chocolate bar made with coconut milk. The vegan box comes in either a small or large reusable wooden box.
- Vegan Gift Box$75.00 – $145.00
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with your favourite friends
If you aren’t currently in a relationship, you can celebrate Galentine’s Day instead and share a gift with your Kiwi girlfriends to show them you care. Small businesses need our help to grow, and more often than not, they provide top-notch service and quality products for their customers. Let us do our part by shopping NZ local for our special someone this year.
If you can’t snatch up one of these incredible gift boxes, we encourage you to shop locally for your gifts (there are plenty of NZ Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas around the internet). A well thought out gift is one of the best ways to show your special someone how much you care. If your valentine prefers spending quality time with you, plan out a nice date or night at a Wellington hotel instead. Take them to their favourite local restaurant and enjoy a long walk on the beach at sunset for a romantic night out.
Be sure to order early before these popular gift boxes sell out. I hope you enjoyed our selection of NZ Valentine’s Day gift ideas and whatever you choose to do, we wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day this year!