NZ Mediterranean Cuisine Gift Box


Mediterranean food gift basket with products made in NZ.

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🎄Order now, send for Christmas

If you choose this option, we will ship your order around mid-December (you can also select an earlier delivery date during checkout if preferred):

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  • Free standard shipping on all orders over $150
  • Order by 2PM for same-day processing
  • 100% 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 includes products from these local companies:

  • 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
  • JMR & Co Cocktail — A classic Italian Negroni: the perfect combination of gin, bitter orange and sweet vermouth
  • Kapiti Olive Oil (Te Horo) — fresh, vibrant and totally delicious 100% premium New Zealand Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Kai Ora Caramelised Manuka & Balsamic Dressing (Northland) — the perfect blend of Manuka Honey and Balsamic Vinegar dressing
  • Koakoa Limoncello (Kapiti Coast) — handcrafted liqueur with the best quality New Zealand fruit. Pour over ice cream for dessert or as an apéritif/digestif.
  • Pinoli Pine Nuts (Marlborough) — New Zealand grown, award-winning pine nuts to make pesto or sprinkle over salads.
  • Real Pasta NZ (Tauranga) — delicious pasta sauce paired with gorgeous, silky smooth handmade pasta using local free-range eggs and flour
  • Telegraph Hill Olives (Hawke’s Bay) — use in antipasto platters, pasta dishes and salads or just eat straight from the pouch
  • 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 ordered from our website are delivered by NZ Post or Pace Couriers (for Wellington express shipping). Please see guidelines below for delivery timeframes.

The following applies to all of New Zealand:

  • 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

Some examples:

  • If you need a gift delivered to Auckland or Christchurch for Wednesday it needs to be ordered Tuesday 2PM at the latest for a chance to arrive the next day.
  • Deliveries for Saturday must be ordered by Friday 2PM at the latest and choose the Saturday shipping option during checkout.
  • Any gift deliveries requested for Monday must also be ordered by Friday 2PM to arrive just after the weekend.

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

Tracey C. AvatarTracey C.
Website so easy to navigate around. Choice of selection awesome. Communication/delivery exceptional. My brother loved his gift. Something for everyone & supporting local truly is the best. Would not hesitate to shop here again. - 07/12/2023 
Harriet H. AvatarHarriet H.
So so good!! What a great range of products you are able to gift!! My parents even cried and the thought that went into it was so lovely!! I wrote a note, fully expecting it to be like printed out or something but someone hand wrote it word for word which I am so beyond grateful for as I was not able to do that as I live far away from my parents!! Thank you!! - 07/12/2023 
Chris F. AvatarChris F.
All delivered safely and in good time. Item is a Christmas gift so will not be opened for a while yet - 03/12/2023 
Dora Y. AvatarDora Y.
Fantastic service! - 03/12/2023 
Erica S. AvatarErica S.
Great service, great local produce and so easy to use. Mum loved her gift. - 01/12/2023 
Simon M. AvatarSimon M.
Diligent and speedy, appreciated the communication and discretion as to gifter. - 27/11/2023 
Beverley W. AvatarBeverley W.
I placed an order for a person connected to the company that I work for. Ordering was very easy (the hardest part was choosing which box!). Once selected, I was updated regularly on where it was in the ordering / delivering process. I was then contacted by the recipient and she was thrilled with the surprise. I will definitely use this service again. Beautifully presented, lovely contents, and speedy delivery. Thank you. - 25/11/2023 
Sara C. AvatarSara C.
Was my first time purchasing and opted for same day delivery; ordered on a Wednesday and it arrived the next day! Val was very accommodating and helpful with all my queries as well. Thank you so much again. My boss loved this gift! Will buy again in the future :) - 25/11/2023 
David R. AvatarDavid R.
We wanted a local gift for our landlord for Christmas and this has more than fitted this requirement. - 23/11/2023 
Rebecca S. AvatarRebecca S.
Absolutely stellar, friendly and helpful service. Most importantly the gift arrived exactly on time and i was notified so that I could make sure the recipient picked it up! Super happy to have been able to gift interesting, local products. - 20/11/2023 
Kerry K. AvatarKerry K.
Lovely gift box. Spot on service and I thought the phone call prior to delivery was a nice touch. - 19/11/2023 
Bobbi M. AvatarBobbi M.
Great service, and yummy food. Appreciate the fact that they kept me informed when the courier was going to deliver the parcel. - 17/11/2023 
Katie U. AvatarKatie U.
My recipients of the gift box were thrilled. - 16/11/2023 
Cindy AvatarCindy
Overall we had a fantastic experience working with Timo and the team for an upcoming client event. Super on top of things and flexible with all our requests. Thanks for working your magic and making sure everything was perfect! - 16/11/2023 
Mark P. AvatarMark P.
Great service and products were top of the line. I had an order that needed urgent delivery, was co acted the next day letting me know things were in hand the order was out the door, it was very much appreciated ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - 16/11/2023 
Kate Ferguson AvatarKate F.
Great selection of products and really awesome customer service. Highly recommended. - 14/11/2023 
Helen N. AvatarHelen N.
Great service. Went the extra mile. Good luck with your growing business - 13/11/2023 
Marlaina C. AvatarMarlaina C.
I have used this company many, many times. Why? Because they are reliable, easy navigation on their website, products arrive exactly what you’ve seen. But wait there’s more, they even provide you with a return sticker so the crate can be used. And the icing on the cake they only use products made in Aotearoa. - 11/11/2023 
Wilma G. AvatarWilma G.
The gift box was well worth it and enjoyed. - 11/11/2023 
Wai J. AvatarWai J.
Great service, excellent communication, gift basket was beautiful - 09/11/2023