In 2020 more people have embraced shopping local and supporting the businesses in our community. On the main street of Pukekohe most businesses are owner operated – so every purchase you make there means a local person does a happy dance.
There are so many passionate small business owners selling wonderful things, so this is but a small collection of our Loominaries favourite local businesses for gifts.
Gifts to make a house a home
Beth makes beautiful, eco friendly candles which smell amazing. There are limited edition seasonal scents to get you in the Christmas spirit, and regional delights like “Franklin Farmhouse” and “Raglan Weekend”, as well as classics including “Deadly Peonies” and “Coffee Shop” and “Caramel Popcorn”.
Beautiful, simple prints for children and grown ups, from floral lettering, native New Zealand fauna and flora, flowers, animals and watercolours.
Dried flower art pieces for your wall? Dried flower Christmas baubles? Perfect!
For the skin they are in
Whether you are looking to gift a treatment, quality makeup or gorgeous skin care products, Harleh has you covered at their lovely cottage on West Street.
This year, we have all washed our hands more often and more thoroughly than ever before, but the gorgeous soaps at Rimu Gully look after your skin and are so beautiful it hardly seems a hardship.
For the plant lover
With a great range of indoor and outdoor plants and accessories, and coffee onsite, River Road Nursery is well worth a trip down to the river. Make sure you follow their Facebook page for their seasonal markets.
For flowers, gifts and a great range of indoor plants Soul Flower is a must see. They have also made a commitment to sell only New Zealand grown blooms, so a great place to shop to share the local love.
prefer to gift experiences?
Nikau Cave in Waikaretu is one of New Zealand’s most stunning glowworm caves. An hour out of Pukekohe, it is well worth the drive through interesting farmland or via the back road past Port Waikato. Vouchers available.
A Castaways Resort Glam Camping Experience provides the ultimate blend of nature and luxury on the wild coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach. Vouchers available.
If you just want to browse…
That feeling that you don’t know what to get but you’ll know it when you see it?
For the coffee fiend or foodie
For a small town we are spoilt for choice! Your Local Coffee Roasters has lots of coffee accessories, Christmas treats and of course coffee, Seddon64 and Franklin’s both do vouchers for a nice night out, and Whisk has lots of tasty little Christmas treats. Further afield Mercer Cheese and Pokeno Bacon both have well deserved reputations.