Craft Chocolate Gift Box

From $62.50

Craft chocolate gift box with a selection of locally made goodies for the discerning chocaholic.

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  • Order by 2PM for same-day processing
  • 100% local products from small Kiwi businesses

4.97 out of 5 stars – 584 reviews

NZ Craft Chocolate Gift Box

This signature gift box is perfect for someone who loves New Zealand-made craft chocolate. It includes an assortment of different flavours and items, from chocolate bars, chocolate cocktails, peanut butter and other chocolate treats. The selection is made up of locally-made artisanal products that are simply irresistible — not just for chocoholics.

What’s included?

Depending on the size of gift selected, you’ll find products from these local companies in our chocolate hamper:

  • Arobake Chocolate Afghans (Aro Valley) — hand-crafted by Max’s team of artisan bakers
  • Bohemein Chocolate Marshmallow Fish (Wellington) — a Kiwi classic reimagined by artisan chocolate makers
  • Fix & Fogg Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (Wellington) — 62% dark chocolate from 100% rainforest certified chocolate
  • Hogarth Chocolate Bar (Nelson) — born out of a passion for chocolate, craftsmanship and art
  • House Of Chocolate Three Piece Bonbon Selection (Auckland) — individually crafted in their Beach Haven kitchen
  • J.M.R. Cocktail & Co (Petone) — pre-mixed Chocolate Martini using premium ingredients
  • Old Road Estate Chocolate Coated Figs (Marlborough) — cooked over 16 hours and then lovingly coated in dark chocolate
  • She Universe Snap (Christchurch) — organic, vegan friendly, and handcrafted to perfection
  • Wellington Chocolate Factory Drinking Chocolate (Te Aro) — featuring it’s award-winning Peru chocolate; enjoy hot or cold

Giving back to Aotearoa

  • For every Craft Chocolate Gift Box sold, we set aside 1% profit and donate to New Zealand charities such as Garden To Table or Sustainable Coastlines via One Percent Collective.
  • Growing NZ’s regional economies; by buying from We Love Local you directly help small companies in and around the country

Read more about our social mission and sustainability commitment.

Craft chocolate gift basket delivery info

See details for delivery cut-off dates and timeframes.

Gift delivery info

All gifts ordered from our website are delivered by NZ Post or Pace Couriers (for Wellington express shipping). Please see guidelines below for delivery timeframes.

  • North Island:
    • Order before 2PM for same-day processing and delivery within 1-2 business days after dispatch (mostly overnight but not guaranteed by NZ Post)
    • Rural deliveries may take another day or two, i.e. 2-3 business days total
  • South Island:
    • Order before 2PM for same-day processing and delivery within 2-3 business days after dispatch (Standard Shipping) or 1-2 business days using Express Shipping at checkout (overnight delivery is targeted and not guaranteed by NZ Post)
    • Rural deliveries may take another day or two, i.e. 4-5 business days total

Some examples:

  • If you need a gift delivered to Auckland for Wednesday it needs to be ordered Tuesday 2PM at the latest for a chance to arrive the next day.
  • If you need a gift delivered to Christchurch for Monday, we recommend ordering Wednesday 2PM at the latest (NZ Post advises 2-3 business days for delivery to the South Island) or Friday 2PM using Express Shipping.

Please note that this delivery schedule is just a guideline based on our experience of sending thousands of gift boxes across the country. We do not have any control over external factors from couriers causing delays, e.g. during peak times or weather events disrupting NZ Post's courier network.

Tips to increase the likelihood of successful delivery:

  • The earlier you order the better. Please make sure you leave a note during checkout mentioning the desired delivery date.
  • You will receive an email with tracking details informing you when a parcel is out for delivery. Give the recipient a heads-up that something is coming their way.
  • Gifts with alcohol have an R18 sticker and must be signed for by a person over 18.
  • Consider sending the parcel to the recipient's workplace if they're not working from home.

We will try our best to help you get your parcel delivered on time. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Sustainable gifting

We always strive to further reduce our impact on the environment:

  • By only stocking NZ-made products, we keep the distance goods travel from suppliers to us and you at a minimum resulting in a reduced carbon footprint of your gift-giving.
  • Customers can further reduce the carbon footprint by choosing to offset the emissions during checkout with New Zealand’s leading carbon offset provider CarbonClick.
  • We use 100% renewable energy both at our distribution centre and home office.
  • All gifts are exclusively packed in a reusable wooden box or recyclable card board boxes filled with natural wood wool. No cellophane or other plastics used.
  • Our courier boxes have been custom-made to minimise packaging waste and reduce their footprint during transport.

Wooden box return programme

Join Aotearoa’s first sustainable gifting ecosystem! With our closed-loop programme, recipients can send back the wooden boxes to be reused.

If the recipient doesn’t have a use for the wooden box after they’ve enjoyed the tasty treats, then they can send it back to us to use again, and again, and again.

Returns are super easy:

  1. Put the empty wooden box back in our courier packaging
  2. Add the included return courier label
  3. Drop it at your local post shop or book a pickup using the tracking number on the return courier label.

Like all companies on their sustainability journey, we’re still working towards our sustainability goals, but we are constantly improving our environmental sustainability and reducing our footprint.

We Love Local Gift Box Reviews

Clare P. AvatarClare P.
I would definitely recommend this company and use them again. Their service was awesome and they went above and beyond my expectations. My family also loved their gift. Thank you Clare - 29/09/2023 
Barbara AvatarBarbara
If you are from Australia (or some other country) and want to send a unique gift to a special person in New Zealand, AND you want it to arrive safely and on time, I highly recommend 'We Love Local'. Excellent customer service. I was kept updated throughout the process. Very helpful and reassuring. Thank you! - 29/09/2023 
Katherine T. AvatarKatherine T.
Great service both via phone call, product and arrival time. I will surely use this company again. - 29/09/2023 
Cecilia T. AvatarCecilia T.
Quick response time to order and fast deliver. Customer loved the gift! - 29/09/2023 
Nick H. AvatarNick H.
Thanks Timo, Val and the team! You guys are the best :) Loved the care package. Look forward to ordering again soon. Such a fantastic service! - 28/09/2023 
Sal AvatarSal
Nice packaging, prompt delivery and tracking. I ordered a chocolate box but did not realise the products varied according to the size chosen. I ordered small but had been looking at the product picture (large). My mistake I guess but the gift recipient commented that it was very expensive for what they received. Won’t use this again. Will go back to Bennetts chocolates next time. - 27/09/2023 
Barbara K. AvatarBarbara K.
Excellent service, most agreeable people to chat with, over details such as WHEN to deliver. Fantastic when ordering from the UK. The birthday surprise was greatly appreciated! All local foodstuffs I am told are wonderful! Happy to know local charities are getting benefits too. Thank you. - 26/09/2023 
Jess C. AvatarJess C.
I have used We Love Local for gifts for friends several times now and the recipients have always been delighted with the packages. So thank you! - 26/09/2023 
David C. AvatarDavid C.
Excellent service and excellent products. Kept updated throughout the process, delivered on time. What's not to like about that? - 25/09/2023 
Colin A. AvatarColin A.
Very good customer service and follow up after a delivery could not be made as I had provided incorrect delivery address. - 25/09/2023 
Ruth C. AvatarRuth C.
My sister loved her gift. She said there were lots of goodies in it. Turned up when I requested it too. Great service. - 24/09/2023 
Brenden F. AvatarBrenden F.
Our daughter was really pleased with it. - 24/09/2023 
Andrea B. AvatarAndrea B.
Son very happy with his gift - 23/09/2023 
Deb H. AvatarDeb H.
I have used this service a few times now, and every one has been wonderful. The products and services are excellent, and most of all the receivers of the gifts have loved them 🥰 - 23/09/2023 
Lindsay J. AvatarLindsay J.
Fabulous gift box and easy to order online. Delivery very prompt. A winner all round!🤩 - 23/09/2023 
Maureen M. AvatarMaureen M.
My friend was absolutely delighted with her gift. She said it was beautifully packed. It arrived the day after I ordered it. Thank you so much. In fact, I will be ordering some more for Christmas. - 22/09/2023 
Fiona B. AvatarFiona B.
Got a hamper for my mother for her birthday and she loved it. The idea of supporting small businesses local to where she lives as well as charity is a great idea and a win for everyone - 21/09/2023 
Margo W. AvatarMargo W.
I was most impressed with the whole experience of purchasing from " We love Local." It was dealt with very professionally and in such a friendly manner. My friend loved her birthday surprise, so everyone was happy.Thank you. - 21/09/2023 
Sylvia AvatarSylvia
I was looking for a gift box that was something more than a generic collection of goods (nothing wrong with those, but there is a time and a place for everything, you know). After quite a bit of search, I found We Love Local and what an amazing discovery that was! My friend was extremely happy with the packaging, the box, the content, the care and attention to detail that they put into making this birthday gift happen. Only one downside, (to no fault of We Love Local!), was the delivery process - despite the multiple detailed notes that were left on the parcel, none of the delivery instructions was followed. The recipient got it, eventually, which is what matters. I would 10/10 recommend to order from We Love Local :) - 20/09/2023 
Mo Killip AvatarMo K.
Excellent quality, great idea and a lovely range of products 😊 - 20/09/2023