Treasure trove of beauty: Dalethorpe House

Dalethorpe House is a must-see for anyone who enjoys a short drive to the country. Located in Darfield’s oldest historic building, Dalethorpe House, formerly known as Darfield Gift Gallery, is a treasure trove of quality clothing, homeware and gifts.       For those who never forsake quality over quantity, Dalethorpe House is sure to […]

Hanmer’s shopping event: Hanmer Springs Fete

Hanmer Springs Fête is set to be North Canterbury’s newest and finest shopping event, so start planning your girl’s trip now!     Enjoy the stunning historic Queen Mary Hospital grounds as you peruse more than 130 carefully curated stalls from across New Zealand. Get your Christmas shopping sorted with this incredible range of creators […]

Carefully curated collection

The clothing, gifts and homewares at Dalethorpe House are contemporary yet enduring, with a focus on integrity and craftsmanship. “We wish to enrich the lives of our customers, choosing quality over quantity,” says new owner Rachel Ferguson, who took over Darfield Gift Gallery last month.     Located in rural Canterbury, the store is situated […]

Basket Case

Basket Case

Where would we be without baskets? Used since ancient times to carry water, store household items and keep food dry, not much has changed as we continue to see the intrinsic value of baskets in our day to day lives.   As we increasingly seek alternatives to plastic, baskets boast that eco-luxury appeal and savvy […]

Darfield Gift Gallery

Gorgeous Giftware: Darfield Gift Gallery

Experience and wander through the oldest historic building in Darfield. Upstairs at the Darfield Gift Gallery, you will discover a treasure trove of beautiful items such as the Ashley and Co. range, Ecoya candles and diffusers, Citta candles, travel bags and linen, Stella & Gemma and Stilen jewellery. Winter clothing, shoes and scarf ranges are […]

Simply New Zealand

All About Aotearoa: Simply New Zealand

The name says it all. Simply New Zealand is simply that – a 100 percent Kiwi-owned, nationwide retailer of the largest selection of New Zealand giftware.     With stores at the BNZ Shopping Centre, the Canterbury Museum and two at Christchurch Airport, tourists and locals are well provided for. Browse the genuine, homegrown merchandise, such […]

Coco Gifts

One-Stop Christmas Shop: Coco Gifts

It’s the last day of the working year, the office closed at lunchtime and Phillippa was due in town for a Christmas party at 4pm. But first, she needed gifts!     Finally leaving her desk at 2:30pm, she still had to do the shopping, change into her party clothes, and be back in town […]

Cust Hotel

Have yourself a very clever Christmas! Done and Dusted

If you’re just a bit over the congested crowds of Christmas shoppers and hellish parking, and you’re desperate for time out, then hop in your car and tootle to the Cust Hotel, 1709 Cust Road; here you will make a startling discovery – Christmas shopping can actually be a relaxing, rewarding experience!     After […]

The General Store

Eco Christmas: The General Store

If you’re into conscious consuming – and aren’t we all – you’ll feel right at home browsing The General Store’s Christmas collection.     Wondered where those plastic bags go, the ones we’re all trying to reduce the usage of? We found Blue Q which is right on point, repurposing plastic to make groovy shopper […]


Tantalising Tokens

Christmas shopping is a sensory delight at token, a glimmering gem of a store located at Avonhead Mall. It’s a gift-giving heaven for all your favourite people, and something delightful for yourself of course!     A pretty range of Scandi inspired decorations sets the mood, with fanciful unicorns, touches of feathers, and a hint […]