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It's the festive season which means the time has come to celebrate and give thanks to the special people in our lives with a carefully selected gift. It's also a wonderful opportunity to support small New Zealand businesses who have endured a challenging 2021. Treat your loved ones (or yourself) with something special from our Christmas gift guide of affordable gifts under $100.

For the minimalist

Surprise the minimalists in your life with a thoughtful gift that is simple yet beautiful. Below are practical daily essentials that are all handmade in Auckland or small businesses based in Auckland.

From left to right: Buttermilk Accessories Kiana Hair Claws, $35.00. Studio Lemaire écoute Mug, $50.00. Thea Matcha organic matcha powder, $23.00. The Ori Project Ocha Fan Earrings, $40.00.

For the sun seeker

Get the sun seeker in your life prepared for their summer adventures ahead with these gifts from New Zealand based businesses. The Kumo Hat is the perfect accessory to take you through summer - hand crafted in 100% linen, the hat is both light-weight and breathable.

From left to right: The Ori Project The Kumo Hat, $70.00. The Ori Project Kinmokusei Drop Earrings, $40.00. Ruby Wave Beach Towel, $99.00. Chunky The Three Graces Bottle, $49.90.

For the creative

We all have that creative friend or family member that loves to use their spare time to craft and create. Below are some affordable and thoughtful gift ideas for the creative people in your life.

From left to right, top to bottom: Handsy Ceramic Vase Kit, $65.00. The Ori Project Yukata Crane Earrings, $40.00. Lettuce Puzzle Orange Flowers, $45.00. Wax Atelier Origami Kit - Waxed Paper Sail Boat, $39.00.

For the homebody

Treat the homebody in your life with beautiful home decor designed and handmade by these small New Zealand businesses.

From left to right, top to bottom: Kami + Kindred Wavy Incense Holder $49.00, The Ori Project Shinrinyoku Art Print, $20.00, Ono Rina Washi Paper Vase, $59.00, Crushes Bonne Nuit Nightime Candle, $35.00.

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