1. Handmade ceramic Jam Tag from Mudbird – This is a great gift for the home cook who loves preserving and making jam, or try your hand at making your own jam and package it up in a vintage preserving jar, with this tag for a rather special birthday gift.
2. Mr. Sprinkles Tea Towel from Dustys & Lulu – it’s all about making the washing sexy and fun – better than boring and dull!
3. Handmade ice cream bowl and spoon from The Busy Finch. Pottery runs in the family for this little Christchurch bird, she used to spend time with her grandmother making clay penguin families (cute…would love to see them), and now sells her ceramic wares on Felt. Lovely colour palette, sweet stuff.
4. Reiss enamel ladle set – I go crazy for enamel kitchenware, as does everyone else it seems, it’s so popular right now. This set is built to last, it’s handcrafted and would slot into most kitchens. Grab it from the simple but stylish kiwi run ‘cool’ named online store Father Rabbit.
5. Everyones going crazy for mid century styled homeware and furniture. Start your collection with this Autumn inspired hand printed tea towel from Hollyroach complete with iconic NZ bird, the Tui and Crocus.
6. Apart from being a very useful item in your kitchen if your a keen baker, this vintage styled cake cooling rack from Maisy and Grace will take you back to times gone by when there was always a baked cake, bun, slice cooling on the kitchen top.
7. I was never a fan of the taste of the Eskimo lolly, however it brings back some pretty fun memories of my youth, and a big bag full of lollies from the local diary (corner shop, convenience store) always had a cute little eskimo at the bottom of the bag. In my case it was used as an extra member of my barbie family rather than eaten. This trio of eskimo magnets are a neat present to send to a kiwi overseas, light, cheap and thoughtful.
8. If your into making milkshakes, the kids will love these Stainless steel straws from Little ink. Add some hotdogs into the mix, and you’ve got an american style diner party.
9. I love these candy bowls from ceramic artist Zekiah Heath for their handmade look and feel, and their delightful colours – strawberry, mint, lemon, dusk and lavender.