Food Award Winners Gift Box


The best foodie gift box with award winners from around New Zealand:

  • Baron Hasselhoff’s Pedro Picante Hazelnut Brittle
  • be happy Chocolate Bar
  • Fix & Fogg Granola Butter
  • Greytown Honey
  • Hakanoa Handmade Ginger Beer
  • Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney
  • Lewis Farm Strawberry Jam
  • Rangihoua Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Totara Cottage Balsamic Cheese Crackers

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  • Order by 2PM for same-day dispatch on business days
  • Fast shipping with NZ Post (see delivery info below)
  • Guaranteed local products from small Kiwi businesses

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The Ultimate Foodie Gift Box

Imagine a blue ribbon or gold medal hanging around the neck of this prestigious food award winner gift box!

There are many food award events held around the country to celebrate New Zealand’s food and drink excellence, recognise our most innovative chefs, honour the innovation and industry leadership in the sector, educate about new products from local producers and highlight people who work hard to make Aotearoa a foodie heaven.

This food award winner gift box with current winners and medalists from previous years really shows the best New Zealand has to offer.

  • Baron Hasselhoff’s Pedro Picante Hazelnut Brittle (Berhampore, Wellington) — handmade in their boutique chocolate shop— Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold Medal 2021 
  • be happy Chocolate Bar (Martinborough, Wairarapa) — delicious artisan chocolate, refined sugar-free and ethically sourced​— NZ Chocolate Awards Bronze Medal 2020 
  • Fix & Fogg Granola Butter (Te Aro, Wellington) — made with toasted South Island oats, cashew nuts, coconut, sunflower seeds, chia seeds and peanuts— Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold Medal 2021 
  • Greytown Honey (Greytown, Wairarapa) — producing only the finest award winning pure New Zealand Honey— Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold & Silver Medals 2020 & 2021 
  • Hakanoa Handmade Ginger Beer (Westmere, Auckland) — wild fermented and brewed the way it used to be— Cuisine Artisan Awards Winner 2015 
  • Jenny’s Kitchen Tamarind Chutney (Waiheke Island) — amazing with all cheese and meats (or try it on pizza, yum!)— Cuisine Artisan Awards Winner 2012 
  • Lewis Farm Strawberry Jam (Levin, Horowhenua) — batch-made, on-farm where their famously sweet strawberries are grown— Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold Medal 2020 
  • Rangihoua Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Waiheke, Auckland) — produce outstanding oils of international acclaim— Royal Easter Show Gold Medal Winner 2020 
  • Totara Cottage Balsamic Cheese Crackers (Lower Hutt, Wellington) — Fabulous flavours of balsamic, sesame and cheese in a crisp biscuit. Great on its own, or enjoy with cheese, dips or spreads.— Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Gold Medal 2020

Giving back to Aotearoa

  • For every Food Award Winners 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.

Food Award Winners Gift Box delivery info

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Gift delivery info

All gifts ordered from our website are delivered by NZ Post. 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 NZ Post)
    • 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 (Standard Shipping) or the next business day 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. 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 (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 while Covid restrictions are in place.

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. NZ Post 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

Jennifer Stillman AvatarJennifer Stillman

Lovely gifts on offer. I made a phone enquiry about delivery which was dealt with in a very friendly and helpful way. - 14/05/2022 

Laken Faber AvatarLaken Faber

Lovely experience ordering from these guys! I chose the mothers day gift box for my Mum and she loved it! Great selection of boxes with locally sourced goodies and ordering was super easy. They shipped very quickly and the handwritten note was a wonderful touch! Can definitely recommend! - 12/05/2022 

Kaye Foran AvatarKaye Foran

Perfect, reasonably priced care package for a COVID sufferer and speedy dispatch and delivery. - 11/05/2022 

Renea Mackie AvatarRenea Mackie

Beautiful products and awesome customer service! Fast delivery too! Highly recommend! A great way to share the wonderful tastes of New Zealand. - 10/05/2022 

Irie North AvatarIrie North

The gift box was found to be very well received and each item delicious. Customer service was excellent; personal, and with fast dispatch. I thought the idea of the donation voucher was an awesome touch. Overall a beautiful concept for unique gifts, that also support local business, I will definitely be back. - 10/05/2022 

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loved the package and great customer service/ communication - 10/05/2022 

Melisha Salanoa AvatarMelisha Salanoa

Super friendly service and best follow up on tracking I’ve had. It made a beautiful gift, the recipient was very happy. Shout out to Valerie and Timo, great business. Love supporting local! I will definitely be using your service again! - 09/05/2022 

Daniel Tomlinson AvatarDaniel Tomlinson

We regularly use for corporate gifts or for our company team. People love getting items from nearby. They also recently added a gluten free box which is a great option. The boxes make a nice treat without feeling like junk food. - 09/05/2022 

Adele Brooks Baker AvatarAdele Brooks Baker

Perfect way to surprise a Solo Mother on Mother's Day & supporting local - all the right feels.❤️ - 08/05/2022 

Katherine Cashman AvatarKatherine Cashman

I ordered the Shonagh's Sweets Gift Box and my Mum loved it. Quick delivery and filled with delicious treats. - 08/05/2022 

Melisha Salanoa AvatarMelisha Salanoa

10/10. Beautiful packaging and presentation. Great communication and updates with tracking and delivery. I’ll definitely use We Love Local again! Thank you! It make a lovely surprise gift. - 07/05/2022 

Adrienne Hall AvatarAdrienne Hall

Amazing gifts and great customer service. I ordered a gift box for my mum for Mother’s Day and forgot to add a card. I got a phone call from a lovely lady asking if I would like her to write a note and add it to the gift at no charge. They also made sure it would be delivered in time in which it was. I would definitely would recommend these guys and will be shopping with them again. Thanks team 😊 - 05/05/2022 

Donna Green AvatarDonna Green

What beautiful gifts, and such personal service. I ordered a gift box for my mum and forgot the card, then got a phone call from the owner of the company asking if I would like her to write a note and pop it in for me. I would absolutely recommend these guys. - 05/05/2022 

Christine M AvatarChristine M

Such great personal service - extremely rare these days to experience it. I wanted to order an "Auckland" themed (per pic) gift box for a b'day. There was a notice on their website warning of potential delivery delays & to ring if delivery date was critical. I rang & spoke to the co-owner I think, who pretty much reacted immediately, promising to start on the order I was yet to place online, so that it would be ready for their 11am courier due in 10mins, giving it a better chance to reach Picton next day. Outstanding. And it's great to support the NZ food/wine producers whose products go into the boxes too. - 03/05/2022 

Dave Hodgson AvatarDave Hodgson

We recently received a We Love Local care package from my husband’s employer which was an awesome surprise. Then when some friends were having a bit of a hick up we decided to send them a (W.L.L.) care package. Their reaction was one of pure surprise and gratitude. That’s what we love about this product. Supporting local artisans and sharing the love.Thank you. - 02/05/2022 

Karen Upston AvatarKaren Upston

I sent a Happy Birthday gift box to a friend, she was very pleased with it, nice products well packaged. - 01/05/2022 

Linda McAuley AvatarLinda McAuley

It is ages since I have received such excellent service!!In one short phone call, We Love Local was able to answer my question about a substitution product, provide a solution and then take all the details for my order.This was done efficiently and cheerfully, and was a painless, pleasant experience for me, the customer.I recommend thus company unreservedly and will give them my business again. - 01/05/2022 

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Great service, beautiful product and this organisation is seriously all about doing good with communities. Spreading joy germs across Aotearoa! Love it!! ❤️ - 29/04/2022 

Leah May AvatarLeah May

I found this website via Google while searching for a gift for my sister in NZ who had just got COVID. We Love Local do a beautiful get well soon care package which she loved receiving. Communication was outstanding, even got a text message from the owner to let me know my order had gone through correctly after issues with my PayPal account at checkout. Would highly recommend this company. Keep up the great work team! - 26/04/2022 

Charlie Osko AvatarCharlie Osko

I live overseas and ordered the Wellington Box to be delivered as a gift. Zero stress ordering, it was received quickly and the recipient loved it! I am glad that I can support local businesses and its much better than flowers! - 20/04/2022