NZ Mediterranean Cuisine Gift Box


Mediterranean food gift basket with products made in NZ.


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

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New Zealand meets Mediterranean cuisine gift box

Welcome to the other Mediterranean. A place you can visit without getting on a flight and coming back with tired feet!

That’s because these olive oils weren’t squeezed in Tunisia, that pasta was made fresh in Tauranga, those olives come out of Waiheke Island, and the Sangiovese wine from Hawke’s Bay. Sounds good doesn’t it? Making this big gift even better is the sustainable top-quality packaging which means sending this as a present will be easy as pie.

Kiwi Producers Included

Depending on the size selected, this gift box products from these local companies:

  • Amorini Biscotteria Almond & Pistachio Cantucci (Whanganui) — artisan handcrafted Italian biscuits made in Aotearoa by pastry chef Fabiana
  • Big Ev’s Amatriciana Pasta Sauce (Wellington) — locally made using only natural ingredients with no added preservatives
  • Flying Sheep Sangiovese Red Wine (Hawke’s Bay) — a little pepper, a little spice, some earthiness and a ripe feel set this wine off very well
  • Kapiti Olive Oil (Te Horo) — fresh, vibrant and totally delicious 100% premium New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Koakoa Limoncello (Kapiti Coast) — handcrafted liquer with the best quality New Zealand fruit. Pour over ice cream for dessert or as an apéritif/digestif.
  • number 29 Table Olives (Waiheke Island) — wonderful with pasta, roasted vegetables, salads, or any other Mediterranean dish
  • Real Pasta NZ Fettuccine/Spaghetti (Tauranga) — gorgeous, silky smooth handmade pasta using local free range eggs and flour
  • Waiheke Herbs Organic Italian Herb Salt (Waiheke Island) — NZ sea salt plus Italian herbs makes ideal flavour for pizza, pasta, potatoes, salads, soups, stews

Giving back to Aotearoa

  • For every Kiwi-Mediterranean Cuisine 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.

Mediterranean food gift basket 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

Bernard Butturini AvatarBernard Butturini

Brilliant idea. A great way to brighten up anyone’s day. So pleased we found ‘We Love Local’. - 19/10/2021 

Carolyn English AvatarCarolyn English

What do you send to family in Auckland - a "we love local" box of course! Really appreciated by the recipients with all the little extra touches - so well presented with a beautifully written card. And such friendly service. - 18/10/2021 

John Nilsen AvatarJohn Nilsen

Thanks for the wonderful gift box that was delivered to my brother in law today. Very well received! - 16/10/2021 

Ross Robertson AvatarRoss Robertson

Lovely gift boxes, locally sourced, and with fantastic customer service. Was able to make a list minute item swap without any fuss. Appreciate the gluten free option as well. Will order from here again :) - 14/10/2021 

E Keat AvatarE Keat

Valerie is an incredible business owner, she kept me updated with the delivery and ended up hand delivering the gift box herself! The website is super easy to use and the items are beautifully packaged and great quality. Thank you again! - 13/10/2021 

Renee Olsen AvatarRenee Olsen

Love these goodie boxes :) Full of amazing local products and delivery went smoothly. Thanks, We Love Local! - 13/10/2021 

Claire Southward AvatarClaire Southward

We love local gave us fantastic service. Highly highly recommend. - 13/10/2021 

Kim Whyte AvatarKim Whyte

Incredibly easy and excellent communication and service!Definitely recommend! - 12/10/2021 

Haylie Gargan AvatarHaylie Gargan

Beautifully presented gift box, delivered super quickly. Will definitely purchase from you again! - 11/10/2021 

Angelica Coma AvatarAngelica Coma

Excellent customer service. They really care about your needs. very dast the delivery and good communication. love it - 06/10/2021 

Gillian Howard AvatarGillian Howard

Thank you for a fabulous gift box, delivered on time as requested. - 06/10/2021 

Trudee Crisp AvatarTrudee Crisp

Although I haven't received my order yet, because I said sometime in November was fine, I'd still like to recognise the amazing attention to customer needs offered by the owners of We Love Local. They will go the extra mile to ensure that the customer is, first and foremost, a person. On-line purchasing can be so devoid of the personal touch, so it's really appreciated when it happens. - 06/10/2021 

Darcey McNaught AvatarDarcey McNaught

Absolutely lovely team and fantastic cause! Would recommend to everyone, such a great initiative! - 05/10/2021 

pauline skeates Avatarpauline skeates

I made an order to send a care package to my daughter who lives in a different city. We Love Local picked up the order and dealt with it immediately. In addition, they kept kept me in the loop the whole way including a followup email to ensure everything arrived safe and sound. Great service. I would absolutely use this company again. - 01/10/2021 

Ana Paula AvatarAna Paula

I was searching for a special box and found the We Love Local website. I loved the regional gift boxes and ordered the Taranaki one to give it to a friend that just moved to Taranaki. The customer service is amazing and the shipping fast. They come in a tasteful reusable wooden box. - 01/10/2021 

Juicy Fruits AvatarJuicy Fruits

Ordered a vegan gift hamper from overseas for a birthday gift. It was beautifully packaged with a lovely selection of local products. Amazing customer service and fast delivery. Highly recommend. - 30/09/2021 

Sarah Wiseman AvatarSarah Wiseman

Beautiful presentation and an interesting, exciting selection of local products. Amazing customer service. Lovely gift. - 29/09/2021 

Shelby Renoos AvatarShelby Renoos

Amazing customer service! Valerie went above and beyond to correct a shipping error and was incredibly responsive to our needs. Highly recommend! - 28/09/2021 

Sharnae Taylor AvatarSharnae Taylor

Amazing customer service, quick delivery and awesome product. Highly recommend. - 27/09/2021 

Lisa Robertson AvatarLisa Robertson

I'll be using we love local again and again for impressive gifts. The web site and purchase process is a breeze, heaps of great options and, most importantly, it definitely did a great job of saying the big thank you that I was hoping for :)All of that plus supports our best local producers. - 25/09/2021