Ambience is key to a great shopping experience – that sense of intrigue and excitement generated by beautiful surroundings and merchandise.
Take Presence on Harbour, for instance. Situated in Oamaru’s Victorian precinct, at 1 Harbour Street, here’s a gift shop both captivating and unique.Stroke luxurious Merino Possum knitwear by Koru and Native World; smile at endearing Kiwiana; be inspired by elegant home décor; and marvel at artworks from iconic Aotearoa artists.
Owner Dawn Brown says her giftware is perfect for special occasions, such as birthdays, engagements, weddings, baby showers and housewarmings. “Tourists can take a little bit of New Zealand back home with them, but equally, for New Zealanders living overseas, a memento – be it a fridge magnet, mug coaster or truly Kiwi t-shirt – is probably the best gift you can send them,” Dawn says.
Open Monday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm. For further information visit www.presenceonharbour.co.nz or phone
027 439 5170.