For gifts that are kind on the planet, full of fun and seriously out of the box, General Collective has you covered this Christmas. And if you think shopping for kids has to be all plastic, waste and noise – think again! We’ve compiled a list of some awesome Kiwi brands offering sweet sustainable gifts for kids at the Ponsonby Central Christmas Market.
Combatting the global plastic crisis one toy at a time, Honu Play have created Greta the Great™ – a cute turtle toy for little kids made from recycled fishing nets and other disused maritime plastics.
For those into creative play, Little Wildlings’ range of natural texture toys such as honeycomb cells with felted bees will get little imaginations firing, as will Yay! Dough’s customised non-toxic and gluten-free playdough boxes.
For the beach-loving babes (and adults too) Back to Basics’ New Zealand made summer hats are simple, stylish and sustainable – a must-have to protect little ears and noses from the harsh summer sun.
Great Full have a brand new limited-edition collection of kids pyjamas featuring inspiring prints by Kiwi musicians like Neil Finn, Anika Moa, Sol3 Mio and Ladyhawke. Profits from these edgy little outfits go to the Starship Foundation and Cure Kids. They also stock a range of funky undies for adults too.
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffers how about a beautifully decorated gingerbread people from Otti and Olli, candy-cane earrings from Joys Handmade Boutique and seriously, what kid wouldn’t want to find a monkey fart fragranced bath bomb from Bath Bombs NZ in their stocking?
Plus, there are plenty of gorgeous gift ideas for the whole family (even dads) including jewellery, skincare, ceramics, clothing, plants, artwork and more.
Grab your friends and come and get amongst the Christmas buzz at Ponsonby Central – stay for a bite to eat downstairs at one of the dozens of eateries, enjoy a coffee, cocktail or a juice and create a bit of Christmas shopping magic with a difference.
Check out the full line-up on our interactive online map.
Sunday 27 November, 10am – 2pm
The Sapphire Room at Ponsonby Central
138 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland