The holidays always seem to present itself with a long list of dilemmas — cool things you want to do over the holidays (that require a bit of moooney) VS cool things you want to buy friends and family (that requires a lot of research if you want to get it done in a budget) but let’s face it, we are ALL time poor at this time of the year so that doesn’t always seem to happen. But that’s O.K. Because you have me!
I am writing this article for you at 10pm with a midnight deadline on a Tuesday — because I’m a freaking goddess under pressure, and I promise to get you the goods.
Without further adieu — a lil something for someone you love, or simply like. If you’re after beauty gifts, we’ve got this covered here. Below, our list of gifts for $50, $20 and $10 (and under).
Not really Steve. Or maybe?
All prices are in New Zealand dollars unless mentioned AUD. All items are available in New Zealand or available to be shipped here easily.
GIFTS UNDER $50
Easy right?! Not really. This category was hardest to navigate (lots of great gifts for 60,70 and so on) and I ended up with lots of accessories. But eventually found great gifts for him and your furry bff. So here we go.
Ana Leovy is a Mexican-based artist that mainly work with acrylics, gouache and water-colour. Leovy is passionate about celebrating women and diversity. This is a 10/10 gift for anyone with seriously good taste. Una Flor: sketch Art Print is available here for $29.99
This bamboo picnic plates set is perfect for a friend that LOVES to picnic and loves to do it in style. Such a pretty print. Available at Karen Walker for $40
If you have been following us for a while on Instgram, you already know — we love AROWM and Tiffany’s work. She makes these beautiful jewels with a ton of love, inspired by women that wear her pieces. Bunch of Grapes (from her new designs) is literally give us life!
Ps : It can take from 7 - 14 days for Tiff to have your earrings made so get in there quick! She is the BEST! AROWM, $40
The gift to get your bike riding mate to ride, and grab you a coffee. And make it back while it’s still hot and full. Available here for $25 AUD.
Brazilian wax candles to add sculpturally spectacular vibes to your dining table or book shelf — so cool! Available here for $28 AUD.
Culinary-inspired illustrations and recipes from six destinations across the globe; Great White in Los Angeles, Konoba Maha in Croatia, Masseria Potenti in Puglia, The Apollo in Sydney, the Sherwood in Queenstown and The Engine Room in Auckland. The illustrated 2019 Diary is a feast for your eyes and stomach! Available from RUBY for $35
Bucket hats are chic and there is no reason why your furry friends need to miss out on all the fun? These bucket hats are proudly made in Melbourne from patterned drill. A thin black elastic loops around the jaw line to hold the bucket hat securely on your pups head! Tres chic! Available here for $22.50
GIFTS FOR $25 AND UNDER
You are now entering the territory of socks with dad jokes and miniature board games. Ready or not…
Moon and back for you! A4 print for $18 (on sale).
A great gift for that mate or relative that is constantly loosing their key! So, where are they? Available here for $14 AUD.
That friend that loves Neon and loves hosting a good party! Available here for $25 AUD (yes I know, but I wont say anything if you dont?)
LOL !! Available here for $12.99
SO INTO THIS! And can 100% relate. Someone gift this to me pls. Available here for $24.99.
A wonderful children’s book for a super chic mum and baby duo. Blue & Other Colours takes children through Matisse's colour palette, one artwork per page. Available here for $23.
GIFTS FOR $10 AND UNDER
And for the finale… gifts on very very tight budget.
This is your secret santa category. You have no idea how it is to find somethin’ somethin’ for $10 and under in New Zealand that doesn’t involve slime or something strange like that! So, yes… you’re welcome.
Botanical print by Artist Sarah of Crushes, $10 for A4 Print (currently on sale so get in quick!)
I am just at surprised to see the cowrie shell ring in this category (or any jewels for that matter). This ring is adjustable and kinda cute. Glassons for $9.90
OK OK. You owe me big time. A hammered version of the original Brass Heart Earrings, these earrings have a gold/brass-y look and has a stainless steel back for sensitive ears. Currently on sale for $5 at Crushes.
A very “on trend” cold bag. Very festive and cute. K Mart, $9
Sex Bomb Bath Bomb — for that sensual healing. The fragrant blend of jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage will soon have you relaxed. Lush for $7.50
A good julienne slicer is such a great kitchen tool! The perfect thin strips for salads? Sold. Into pickling? Sold. Available at Farro for $9.50
Zeenat Wilkinson is the Founder and Editorial Director of Sauce.
Her work as a fashion producer, writer, and freelance stylist can be seen in the likes of Vogue, Grazia, Nylon and Black Magazine. 100% dog person.