NZ Mediterranean Cuisine Gift Box


Mediterranean food gift basket with products made in NZ.


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  • 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
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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

Terese Marsh AvatarTerese Marsh

Such a beautiful gift and customer service was incredible. Valerie went above and beyond to make sure the gift was received on time and to keep it as a surprise when I changed the delivery address. I was so impressed and would highly recommend. Thank you once again Valerie! - 28/07/2021 

Ania Mastalerz AvatarAnia Mastalerz

A terrific service delivering a delightful mix of local goodies - all beautifully packaged. A perfect gift for anyone! - 27/07/2021 

Margaret Stirrup AvatarMargaret Stirrup

Great gift ideas. I got one of the craft beer gift baskets sent to my dad and it turned up on his birthday as I hoped and he was super happy with this and couldn't wait to try the different flavours. I would highly recommend We Love Local to support our suppliers in NZ. Thank you again for the great service, will be back for future birthdays 😀 - 27/07/2021 

Linda Hughes AvatarLinda Hughes

Super quick delivery - great quality products all arrived as ordered. Highly recommend. - 26/07/2021 

Jeh Sie Chan AvatarJeh Sie Chan

I purchased 2 chocolate gift boxes for friends. Valerie from the We Love Local Team personally messages me to ask if I wanted to include a message for the gift boxes and offered to provide a complimentary gift card. When I didn't respond immediately, she sent me a text message to follow up (even though I am living overseas). What great service! My friends received their gift boxes on the date of delivery and love the chocolates. Thank you! - 30/06/2021 

Siobhan van der Werk AvatarSiobhan van der Werk

Excellent service and their caring attitude made my experience personal and memorable. - 21/06/2021 

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 

Wayne Holmes AvatarWayne Holmes

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

Jordan Paterson AvatarJordan Paterson

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

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