Accessorise the big day: Zelmar Creations

If there is one day on earth which ought to be special to you, it is the day you marry the love of your life. Fortunately, Canterbury has its own Zelmar Creations making it simple with their fabulous selection of accessories personalised to you and your intended.     Whatever your theme or colour palette. […]

Holiday blues: French Blue

Just because our overseas escapades have been taken off the calendar for 2020, does not mean we have to deprive ourselves of all things European. In fact, Catherine Matthews of French Blue has a beautiful selection of homewares and furnishings from the continent.     In Northern Hemisphere newness, aptly named A Taste of Paris […]

Shop local for Christmas: Coco Gifts

Shop local this Christmas at Coco Gifts in St Albans, where you’ll find the perfect present amongst the classical, chic and enchanting collection.     Described as a ‘one-stop shop’ for gifts, whether it’s for a birthday, wedding, or to say thank-you, every occasion is covered. From both classic and contemporary homeware and giftware, jewellery, […]

The great divide

Room dividers have long been the coolest way to divide and conquer.     While they are simply folding screen panels that are used to create separation between zones in the home, there are so many other quirky ways to utilise this transformative homeware and we thought it would be rude not to share them […]

Find the perfect present: Barrington Gifts

With the festive season only two months away, Christmas shoppers are sure to find the perfect present amongst the treasure trove at Barrington Gifts.     Offering a unique mix of locally and globally sourced homeware, gifts, art, jewellery and accessories, new stock has just been added to the extensive selection. From scented soy candles […]

Gifts & homewares: Ruralco

The traditional wedding gift to help set up a home is well and truly a custom of the past. However, high-end special pieces still have their place as gifts for newlyweds.     The Ruralco stores in Ashburton, Methven & Rakaia offer a beautiful range of gift and homeware products, like the ever-popular Scanpan saucepan […]

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 […]

Spectacular finds: Dusty Old Things

There’s plenty to discover at vintage store Dusty Old Things, who have recently settled into a bright new location on Wairakei Road.     The larger venue means they can stock even more spectacular finds from jewellery to tools and everything in between. Owner Glenis Parker wants to thank all her new and existing customers […]

Shut The Front Door

Wrapping up Christmas: Shut The Front Door

While Father Christmas is putting the reindeer through their paces in preparation for the big journey, we mere mortals are pounding the pavements in the search of gifts, decorations, cards, and wrapping paper.   At Shut The Front Door, 268 High Street, your search is over and everything and everybody is covered – parents, grandparents, […]