Craft Chocolate Gift Box


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


Enter your message below to include a handwritten greeting card with your gift delivery:

  • Order before 2PM for same day dispatch on business days
  • Fast shipping with CourierPost (see delivery info below)
  • Guaranteed local products from small Kiwi businesses
5 Stars – 71 reviews


Craft chocolate gift box

Gift box with amazing local craft chocolate bars and chocolate treats made in New Zealand:

  • Apostle Hot Sauce Chocolate & Manuka Chipotle (Paekakariki) — deep floral and earthy blend of manuka smoked chipotle and dark cocoa
  • Arobake Chocolate Afghans (Aro Valley) — hand-crafted by Max’s team of artisan bakers
  • be happy Chocolate Bar (Wairarapa) — handmade, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, ethically sourced​, organic, delicious chocolate
  • Fix & Fogg Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (Wellington) — 62% dark chocolate from 100% rainforest certified chocolate
  • House Of Chocolate Three Piece Bonbon Selection (Auckland) — individually crafted in their Beach Haven kitchen
  • J.M.R. Cocktail & Co (Petone) — pre-made Chocolate Martini using premium ingredients
  • Kapiti Candy Choc Coated Hokey Pokey (Ōtaki) — this classic is ready to go out and party in your mouth
  • 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.

Gift delivery info

See details for delivery cut-off dates and timeframes.


Gift delivery info

All gifts are delivered by CourierPost (except our Wellington express service). Please see guidelines below for delivery timeframes.

  • North Island:
    • Order before 2PM for same-day dispatch and delivery the next business day (overnight delivery is targeted and not guaranteed by CourierPost)
    • Order before 11AM for same-day express delivery (only available weekdays in Wellington)
    • Rural deliveries may take another day, i.e. 1-2 business days
  • South Island:
    • Order before 2PM for same-day dispatch and delivery within 2-3 business days
    • Rural deliveries may take another day or two, i.e. 3-4 business days

Some examples:

  • If you need a gift delivered to Auckland for Wednesday it needs to be ordered Tuesday 2PM at the latest.
  • If you need a gift delivered to Christchurch for Monday, we recommend ordering Wednesday 2PM at the latest (CourierPost advises 2-3 business days for delivery to the South Island)

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.

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. CourierPost will not be able to leave a parcel if the recipient is not home.
  • 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.

We Love Local Gift Box Reviews

Paul Crew AvatarPaul Crew

Hi I purchased 3 local Wellington gift boxes for 2 people in Wellington and 1 in Christchurch. They were all overwhelmed by the contents. I was very impressed with the wonderful friendly service provided and speedy delivery. The texts and emails keeping me up top date on delivery etc were appreciated. Thank you for a great product and service. :Paul - 10/06/2021 

Liz Huntley AvatarLiz Huntley

Absolutely top quality service & products. Highly recommend. I ordered from Australia via website which was easy to use & Valerie just amazing following up to ensure everything was perfect for my Mum’s gift. - 02/06/2021 

Bernadette King AvatarBernadette King

Absolutely love 'I Love Local'. I had a little problem while ordering (my fault not the website) and I got a super quick call-back from a really helpful person who finalised my very late order. I happened to be talking to my friend on the phone the next day when her gift box arrived (on time as promised) and it looked exactly as represented in the photos. She was so pleased and happy with it. I would certainly recommend I Love Local and I won't be using anyone else in the Wellington region from now on. - 28/05/2021 

Jordan Paterson AvatarJordan Paterson

Excellent Customer service! Thank you for helping me to make my Mum happy on Mother’s Day! - 20/05/2021 

Wayne Holmes AvatarWayne Holmes

Fabulous gift box and great service. Lovely wife was very impressed. Highly recommended and will use again. - 20/05/2021 

Sally Barrett AvatarSally Barrett

Super easy website for purchasing. Received a call to query a request, for confirmation. Very efficient. 5stars. Keep up the good work Team! - 14/05/2021 

Sam Bunkall AvatarSam Bunkall

Loved the opportunity to support local vendors - such a great idea!! And a great way to try new brands from the area. - 10/05/2021 

Angela Kelly AvatarAngela Kelly

My mother just received her box and is delighted- she says she is inviting a friend over and having a tasting party! So great that from Canada I have found such a unique and quality gift idea - I will def use again - 06/05/2021 

Jirayu Brennan AvatarJirayu Brennan

Excellent and efficient service! Got what we need in nik of time 😍 - 05/05/2021 

Kelly Jeffery AvatarKelly Jeffery

Excellent service. Great communication. Top products.... who could ask for more. 👌☺👍 - 03/05/2021 

Mandy Hale AvatarMandy Hale

lovely collection of local treats to gift - 28/04/2021 

Ruth Rait AvatarRuth Rait

My parents loved the gift box and have shown it off to everyone - 14/04/2021 

Ryan Eykel AvatarRyan Eykel

Very fast, affordable, when I asked for particular flavours in the notes, they accommodated, will use again. - 09/04/2021 

Riaz Azam AvatarRiaz Azam

Thanks very much for delivering on time. My friend loved this Easter delivery. These are her words, “magical! wondrous to receive...hits nail on its head perfectly on this day of all days perfect gesture...So many levels realised....there's a sauce hot enough to melt cars! There's apostle hot sauce macadamia sprinkle and Fix&Fogg my absolute favourite nut butter has everything! Fuel for mind to drive the hand holding the pen... Capture make coherent these miryad levels I can see in friendship's meaning.” - 02/04/2021 

Louise Blackwell AvatarLouise Blackwell

My family member was very pleased with the gift box from We Love Local. Great to support local products! - 25/03/2021 

Sheena Ross AvatarSheena Ross

Great support and help, brilliant product and customer service. Thank You, my daughter loved her pick me up gift! - 20/03/2021 

Kim Thornton AvatarKim Thornton

Great service, good communication. Prompt delivery. Thank you. Support local. Daughter impressed with birthday present. The nicely presented card was written in beautiful hand writing. - 19/03/2021 

Mandy Stankovich AvatarMandy Stankovich

Great service. Fast delivery. My Mum loved the gift and beautifully handwritten card. - 19/03/2021 

Nicky Schembri AvatarNicky Schembri

Great customer service, the recipient loved the gift, I loved the gift, we both love We Love Local!From our tiny island in the Med to your large island in the Pacific, I’m happy to say the quality of the goods and service were second to none.The gift brought a warm hug to a daughter from a mum who hasn’t seen her for 18 months and doesn’t know when she’ll see her next, thank you!Nicky, Malta - 10/03/2021 

Maria Maria AvatarMaria Maria

EXTREMELY RECOMMEND! Thank you so much for all the attention and eye for detail! The box looked so beautiful and chic! High quality of products! Thank you so much!! :) - 10/03/2021