Visa Wellington On a Plate Limited Edition Gift Box


Specially curated by the We Love Local team. Only available throughout this year’s Visa Wellington On a Plate festival.

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💁🏽‍♂️ Father's Day Gift Dispatch (optional)

Buy now, send later! We will dispatch your gift box in the week of Father's Day with a "Please open me on 4th September" sticker on the parcel to keep the surprise.

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

5 Stars – 323 reviews


Wellington is renowned for its makers, producers and artisans who take the best of our city and make delicious, delectable, and desirable treats.

This year Visa Wellington on a Plate celebrates a Taste of Change, recognising the ever-changing world we live in — a time to try something new — to delight your tastebuds and take a new taste adventure.

And while the world changes, our local artisans’ dedication to making their products doesn’t. In this carefully curated taste of Wellington, we’ve gathered the best the festival offers for you to try and experience on a small, bite-sized scale.

This year’s Visa Wellington On a Plate Gift Box team favourites:

  • Alexia Urban Winery — based in Greytown, Wairarapa (you should visit their cellar door)
  • Apostle Hot Sauce — small batch hot sauces handmade in Paekākāriki, Kāpiti
  • Asian Food Republic — products inspired by Wellington’s popular Dragonfly restaurant
  • Charley Noble — enjoy their house-made sauces freshly cooked in the capital
  • Fix & Fogg — world-class nut butters made in NZ
  • Garage Project — Aro Valley wouldn’t be the same without our city’s favourite brewery
  • House Of Dumplings — who doesn’t know the queen of dumplings Vicky Ha going around town in her bike?
  • Palliser Estate — one of Aotearoa’s premier wine brands based in Martinborough
  • Pickle & Pie — NYC deli style food right in the heart of Te Aro
  • Six Barrel Soda — easy to mix natural, restaurant-quality drinks to enjoy at home
  • Skinny Fizz — sparkling water with a splash of homegrown fruit, born in the Hutt Valley
  • Wellington Chocolate Factory — NZ’s highest quality, organic, ethically sourced and traded, award-winning, bean-to-bar chocolate

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.

  • North Island:
    • 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
  • South Island:
    • Order before 2PM for same-day processing and delivery within 2-3 business days after dispatch (Standard Shipping) or 1-2 business days 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. 4-5 business days total

Some examples:

  • If you need a gift delivered to Auckland for Wednesday it needs to be ordered Tuesday 2PM at the latest for a chance to arrive the next day.
  • 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, weather events disrupting NZ Post's network, 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

Trudy Ford AvatarTrudy Ford

Everything was perfect! I live in the US and ordered a care package for a family member in NZ. Ordering online was easy, great selection of NZ made items to choose from. Placed my order on a Wed and my sister got her package two days later! Great communication/updates from We Love Local. Will definitely use again and highly recommend. Thank You. - 11/08/2022 

Mish AvatarMish

Outstanding service by We Love Local as always. I have used them a few times now and they have been so amazing to deal with. The products in the boxes are of high standard too. Thanks guys appreciate your service. - 11/08/2022 

Aaron Herangi AvatarAaron Herangi

value for money, quick and easy process online and fast next day delivery 😊 - 08/08/2022 

Shirley Gray AvatarShirley Gray

Value for money. A fast, friendly & efficient service showcasing local products. - 06/08/2022 

Ana Whiteacre AvatarAna Whiteacre

Have bought 2 gift boxes from We Love Local before and both have been fantastic, great products, fast service and fantastic customer service . The only place I will buy from now. Thanks so much. - 05/08/2022 

Patrick Goodenough AvatarPatrick Goodenough

I ordered a 'We Love Local' giftbox for my daughter isolating alone with COVID in another city, and was impressed with both the quality of the package and (especially) the speed of the service. Highly recommended - 05/08/2022 

Christine Langdon AvatarChristine Langdon

An absolutely wonderful, dedicated, caring and sustainable Kiwi business with beautiful local products! - 04/08/2022 

Sally Carman AvatarSally Carman

The recipient was thrilled with your local gift box - 04/08/2022 

Cinthea Uili AvatarCinthea Uili

Beautiful gift box which my niece absolutely loved. Good value for money - 04/08/2022 

Clare Marlow AvatarClare Marlow

I ordered this for my Dad. He loved it and it came SUPER fast! Really easy and nice variety of gifts to choose from! Highly Recommend! - 04/08/2022 

Jeanette Corson AvatarJeanette Corson

I was really pleased to discover We Love Local, who have something to suit everyone. Service was quick and the owners go the extra mile to meet the customer's needs. - 01/08/2022 

Hector Williamson AvatarHector Williamson

Valerie and team went out of their way to make sure our gift arrived to the recipient in time - including multiple texts and phone calls! Amazing customer service! - 01/08/2022 

Rami H AvatarRami H

I've used this company twice now and both times have been a great experience. Good communication of the package status from start to finish, and the recipients have always been very happy with the gift boxes. A great range of local, quality products packaged in environmentally friendly packaging. Highly recommended. - 27/07/2022 

Joanne Jenny AvatarJoanne Jenny

Great service thanks. The gift box was fantastic! - 22/07/2022 

Rebekah McQueen AvatarRebekah McQueen

Amazing customer service and fantastic products! loved all the small details that make everything so special! - 21/07/2022 

Anne Lye AvatarAnne Lye

Fabulous service, kept informed the whole way and prompt delivery. Love the ethos - 20/07/2022 

Alex Pilkington AvatarAlex Pilkington

I bought a We Love Local gift box for my sons birthday he loved it, great care was taken packing and delivering it and he was really happy with all the local produce. Love it ! - 20/07/2022 


I cannot fault the service. My parcel was delivered the next day which is amazing in these COVID times. I have been told the gift basket was gorgeous (I am in Australia the gift basket was sent to Napier NZ). Would use again - 20/07/2022 

Lara Grant AvatarLara Grant

Great service and quick delivery. So happy with the gift. Thanks again!!! Highly recommend. - 20/07/2022 

Amber Bannister AvatarAmber Bannister

Beautifully presented. Loved the updates to the status of my delivery - 20/07/2022