Valentines day is the time to spread a little love, so while you're shopping for a gift for the special people in your life, let's show some to small businesses too.
We've put together a list of some lovely New Zealand small businesses, who make incredible handmade items that are perfectly giftable! Keep reading to learn more about each one.
1. Nice Soap
Each and every block of soap is handcrafted in small batches right here in Auckland, NZ. From the pouring to the slicing and the packaging, we craft each bar with care. Our unique recipes are brimming with super skin-loving ingredients, found naturally in the world around us.
With a scrumptious range of scents available, a Nice Soap Silk Soap (or two!) is sure to delight your loved one.
To shop: nicesoap.co.nz
2. Raglan candles
Raglan Candles are a small candle company devoted to creating healthy, natural, candles with long-lasting fragrances using ethically sourced certified ingredients. With a beautiful range of shapes, fragrances and accessories, there is a gift for everyone at Raglan Candles!
To shop: www.raglancandles.com
3. Arias Design Co
Arias Design Co is on a mission to raise funds and awareness for better mental health in New Zealand by creating boho and boutique earrings. Founded in early 2021, Arias Design Co draws inspiration from the natural beauty of New Zealand to create unique polymer clay earrings, donating 20% of the proceeds to The Mental Health Foundation under the Lend An Ear Campaign.
Each pair of the Pressed Flower Petal earrings has been made by individually selecting and arranging each flower onto a peachy pink polymer clay base. Once cured and sealed with resin, the flowers will remain as they are, without wilting or fading, keeping you grounded and connected to nature, even in the heart of the city.
To shop: www.ariasdesignco.com
4. Amy Harris Home
During the day Amy runs a busy kitchen in Taupo, and after that she juggles being a solo mum and creating beautiful affordable resin platters and home decor. This little business has become such a passion of Amy's where she finds herself drawing so much inspirations from nature and all things colour.
Everything Amy creates is completely made to order. So as a customer you are in full control of the design process - from the size or the board to the colour and placement its all custom made. Perfect for gifts for those tricky to buy for family members or just for adding pops of colour to your home and table. If you can dream it, Amy will create it.
To shop: @amyharrishome
5. Hello Tuesday
Using locally sourced or homegrown flowers, Nicole from Hello Tuesday crafts unique and personalised decor, dried and silk floral designs + more. Timeless and affordable, a gift from Hello Tuesday is sure to delight any loved one and will last
To shop: hellotuesday.nz