Marvellous Manawatū-Whanganui Gift Box


The best artisan producers from Manawatū-Whanganui and Palmerston North in a gift box.

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If you select this option, we will dispatch your order in the week starting 6 May with an "Open me on Mother's Day" sticker on the parcel to keep the surprise.

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  • Free standard shipping on all orders over $160
  • Order by 2PM for same-day processing
  • 100% local products from small Kiwi businesses

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Finding the perfect gift for friends and family can be an exhausting process. There are plenty of stores to choose from but finding local gifts can be hard.

We have curated regional baskets full of fresh Kiwi goodness that will make the perfect present for your loved ones.

Producers in our Marvellous Manawatū-Whanganui Gift Box

With our vast selection of regional goodies from ManawatūWhanganui, we make it easy to buy a thoughtful, locally sourced gift that anyone would love.

From a selection of delicious chocolates, to premium extra virgin olive oil, to some high quality wines, there is something for everyone:

  • Emoyeni — makes award winning chilli sauce, chutney, jam and dried chilli products harvested from their 10 acre block in the foot hills of the Tararua ranges.
  • Foxton Fizz — the original craft soda has been bringing their fizz to Foxton and beyond since 1918.
  • Lads Brewing — from small beginnings in a suburban Whanganui garden shed to making some of the tastiest beers you could imagine.
  • Lewis Farms — grown lovingly in the Horowhenua, Cam and Catherine Lewis present you with their premium jams.
  • Ōhau Wines — the river terrace soils of Ōhau close to Levin have helped this winery to produce award-winning wines with intense fruit flavours
  • Potter Brothers Chocolate — outstanding selection of reimagined Kiwi classics covered in creamy chocolate made in Levin
  • Rhayne — herbs and seasonings with horopito harvested from their their property in Ohakune, Ruapehu
  • Tararua Honey — you will love this honey sourced from the Tararua Ranges
  • Tex-As Salsas — this amazing sauce made in Palmerston North completes any chicken or pork-based dish, along with the usual suspects – eggs, nachos, tacos.
  • The Baked Dane — moreish, addictive, delicious are some of the words that get repeated every week when customers describe these crackers. 
  • Waikōkopu Grove — extra virgin olive oil from their grove located just off State Highway 1 in Kuku, Horowhenua.

Please note that items will change from time to time, allowing you to discover new locally made treats. For a detailed product description of what’s inside our Manawatū-Whanganui gift hampers, please select the size and option above.

* If any products listed aren’t available they will be substituted for an item of equal or higher value from one of our other gift boxes.

Giving back to the Manawatū-Whanganui community

  • We set aside 1% from every sale and donate to New Zealand charities such as Sustainable Coastlines or Bellyful.
  • Growing Manawatū-Whanganui’s regional economy; by buying from We Love Local you directly help small companies in and around the region

Read more about our social mission and sustainability commitment.

Manawatū-Whanganui & Palmerston North gift box 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

Dasha G. AvatarDasha G.
Good offering for yummy hampers! Love that they do Saturday delivery which is what I specifically needed and have the price and option on the website without needing to contact anyone to organise. Awesome service! - 22/04/2024 
Julie F. AvatarJulie F.
Thank you. Delivery arrived in time for the birthday. Not sure what delectable treats were in it but we received a big thank you from the recipient. - 21/04/2024 
Sara H. AvatarSara H.
We use We Love Local for work gifts quite often. The website is easy to navigate, ordering is quick and easy and communication is great. And the gifts are always very appreciated. - 21/04/2024 
Anna Y. AvatarAnna Y.
Thank you so much for carefully preparing and delivering your wonderful basket of goodies for my sister. It was so efficiently and thoughtfully done! Keep doing what you are doing!! - 21/04/2024 
Justine M. AvatarJustine M.
Thanks for making this a perfect 'Care Package' for our work colleague. - 20/04/2024 
Tina E. AvatarTina E.
A great birthday present! My daughter & grandsons enjoyed all the local goodies. Thank you 😀 - 20/04/2024 
Sharon Y. AvatarSharon Y.
This order was delivered within a day of ordering. Recipient was impressed with the gift and its contents. She was videoed opening it so I could get to see it, (I'm overseas), and it was packaged beautifully with some really great products. Would definitely order from this company again. "Love the Local" aspect. - 18/04/2024 
Tanya V. AvatarTanya V.
Great product range, beautifully presented - 17/04/2024 
Yve Gould AvatarYve G.
Awesome gift box in wooden crate with hand-written card - I cried! Love the ethos of donations and return of unused crate through return courier post. Great choice of products - special and delicious! Have just ordered one for a friend!! - 17/04/2024 
Andrea L. AvatarAndrea L.
Thank you for the exceptional service. I ordered from Canada and I received a call to ensure that my son would receive his gift on time for his birthday. I was very impressed with the personalized service. Thank you so much Valerie. My son was thrilled. - 15/04/2024 
Wendy D. AvatarWendy D.
I sent a gift box and my friend was over the moon to receive it. She said the items were delicious and unique and loved the fact that they were locally produced. The gift box was gorgeous and customer service was amazing. This was a wonderful experience. - 13/04/2024 
Barbara Henley AvatarBarbara H.
My farewell gift! What a lovely way to remember a special place. All the delicious treats were locally sourced and I am still enjoying sharing them with friends from my new neighbourhood! Thanks Team! - 09/04/2024 
Katy D. AvatarKaty D.
Amazing customer service! And product lovely too. Will definitely use again ☺️ - 09/04/2024 
Cat S. AvatarCat S.
I ordered from We Love Local twice already. I recently purchased care package order for a colleague. I called about 4pm to check if my order can be processed a day before the long weekend. I was so grateful I’ve spoken with Val and she was very accommodating and friendly. My order made it on time and I am so happy with the overall process. Very smooth transaction and 100% would recommend We Love Local to friends and family. ☺️ - 08/04/2024 
Bernie S. AvatarBernie S.
fast delivery, loved the presentation of the products, great gift! - 08/04/2024 
Kate F. AvatarKate F.
Great food, easy to order and fast delivery. - 07/04/2024 
Pete B. AvatarPete B.
Still great product and service. - 07/04/2024 
William K. AvatarWilliam K.
Ordering from Europe for delivery to family in NZ. First class service - will definitely use again - 07/04/2024 
Delwyn E. AvatarDelwyn E.
Fantastic customer service Delivered a lovely local Wellington gift box to my lovely family in Petone . Thank u heaps Delwyn - 07/04/2024 
linda H. Avatarlinda H.
Fabulous local products, my friend who was the recipient loved her gift. Loved the concepts. A call to check address and follow up was very appreciated - 07/04/2024