10 NZ made items we’re loving right now

From donut earrings to outdoor fireplaces, there’s no shortage of unique Kiwi made products onsite.

Last updated: 12 June 2023

There has never been a better time to support small Kiwi businesses than now.

So, in the spirit of shopping locally, here’s a few NZ made items onsite we’re loving at the moment.

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1. Macrocarpa kitchen blocks

A staple for any home cook, the humble cutting board marks the starting point of many delicious meals.

We spotted these 100% eco-friendly and unique kitchen blocks onsite which are lovingly handcrafted from native wood.

With photographic proof these things last 20 years, it’s clear these boards aren’t only gorgeous but more importantly, stand the test of time.

A classy, and sustainable< addition to any kitchen.

2. Wooden clothes racks

Standard clothes horses are useful but can be awkward to assemble, take up too much space and aren’t usually aesthetically pleasing.

The opposite can be said about these stylish NZ made tower racks. Made from NZ pine, these clever airers are fully collapsible and available as free-standing or wall hung for tight spaces.

When open, the largest one has a whopping 16 metres of drying space, enough room for the entire family’s laundry.

Drying clothes doesn’t need to take up all of your floor space.

3. Earrings for food lovers

If you want a pair of one-of-a-kind handmade jewellery, SmallBeginninz crafts delicate food clay earrings (as well as miniature figurines and wall art). You can pick from the classic stud or a hanging earring, with designs to suit all tastes.

Unique, beautiful and NZ made.

4. Custom-cut dog signs

If you’ve got an animal lover in the family, look no further than these incredibly lifelike dog signs.

Each piece of art is custom cut from steel and then hand painted for a chic and original way to decorate your space.

Based in Nelson, this member has a range of different breeds available and can even custom make your furry friend in any size.

Immortalise your furry friend with these detailed metal dog sign.

5. New Zealand Sheepskin Slippers

Brrr, with winter just around the corner, now’s the time to grab yourself a new pair of slippers to keep your feet toasty no matter the temperature outside.

We love these classic slippers by The Sheepskin Factory that come in a variety of different colours and are lined with NZ sheepskin for extra comfort

No cold toes this winter.

6. Handmade succulent pots and planters

Calling all plant lovers – elevate your home decor and care for your leafy children with these handmade pots and planters by Minigarden.

Based in Tāmaki Makaurau, these pots are crafted by hand with care. Each pot will have its own unique texture and colour, and is simply one of a kind. They’re perfect for around the house or make a great small gift.

Somewhere special for your indoor plants.

7. Wooden laptop stands

We’ve all had a lot of practice working from home in recent years, which makes this next find more relevant than ever.

Made from Southern NZ pine, these simple but effective wooden stands elevate your laptop to a more comfortable height and minimise the risk of spilling your morning coffee on your keyboard.

They also disassemble in a single motion, making them completely portable.

Get your laptop to a comfortable height.

8. Bandana baby bibs

Got a teething baby on your hands? Keep your little drooler’s clothing dry with these trendy handmade baby bibs made from natural, absorbent fabrics in a huge range of colours and patterns.

They not only look gorgeous, but they’re also completely practical, adjustable and fully machine washable. Win, win, win!

How cute are these?

9. Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace

The weather might be getting cooler over the coming months, but that shouldn’t stop you from using that outdoor furniture that you bought over summer. Invest in an outdoor fireplace – Blazen Metal creates these teardrop shaped fireplaces which are sure to be the centrepiece of any space.

It brings light and warmth through its unique designs – choose from native birds, animals, boats and scenery designs. Or, if those aren’t your cup of tea – request a custom design which will be whipped up for you in friendly Feilding.

Hello winter nights in the garden.

10. Garden Planter Boxes

Raised planter boxes are an efficient and practical way to set up a veggie patch.

They can come in a range of sizes, shapes and finishes to suit your outdoor space and needs. If you’ve been thinking about growing your own veggies, this is a great place to start!

Who wouldn’t want veggies growing in their garden?

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