SBN Christmas Gift Guide 2017

24 October 2017

Who better to buy your Christmas presents from than SBN members? Get great gifts, empower our network and spread the word on businesses worth supporting.


Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre Wildlife Trust

Educating children about the importance of preserving our natural heritage is imperative for a sustainable future. Our Kids Adventure Series of 10 books have been written based on true stories with colourful illustrations, fun facts and tips on how kids can help our wildlife and environment. Christmas Special: all 10 books for $90.00.

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Bird on a Wire

Buying gifts can be tricky, but with a Bird On A Wire Gift Card, you’re giving your friends and family the opportunity to get something they’ll truly enjoy. At Bird On A Wire they will feel good by eating a healthy, delicious meal from an environmentally aware, sustainable business. Vouchers start at $20.

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Breakout Auckland Escape Rooms

Breakout Auckland is a Live Escape Room Game located in Botany, Auckland. Looking for something different to do in Auckland? This is a unique fun activity for friends, family or groups. In teams of 2-6 people, you have 60 minutes to escape a locked room, using only the power of your brain. Escape Rooms are a great new entertainment experience! Prices start at $26 per person with group discounts available.

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The Body Shop

From Aloe to Moringa, get 24-hour moisturisation from The Body Shop’s iconic bestseller, the Body Butter. The Body Shop will donate 20 cents from each Body Butter 200ml sold to the Million Metres Streams Project. It is pictured in Mango and available in 17 flavours, $38.95.

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Commonsense

Commonsense has released a beautiful sustainable Waste-Free Gift Pack just in time for Christmas. It’s the perfect way to start your loved ones out on their journey towards using less plastic. The pack costs $49 and will arrive wrapped in eco-friendly packaging. It contains:

  • Fairtrade Organic Cotton Commonsense Bag
  • Rethink Bulk Bin Bags (3pk)
  • Rethink Produce Bags (3pk)
  • Eco Tanka 800ml Drink Bottle

 

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Duffle & Co

Duffle & Co lifewear has teamed up with KiwiHarvest and Million Metres so that each product you purchase either contributes meals to nourish Kiwis in need, or helps plant trees to restore NZ waterways. Duffle & Co is offering an exclusive 15% off all its range for SBN members. Use the code sbnxmas at the checkout.

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ecostore Xmas pack

The perfect gift pack from SKIN by ecostore includes minis of four products (Gentle Cleanser, Hydrating Moisturiser, Replenishing Night Cream, and a Multi-Nutrient Facial Oil) all designed to nourish and hydrate your skin with some of nature’s most powerful ingredients, $26.99.

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EnviroSpec

Gift a better house: Want a warmer, healthier house with lower energy bills? Contact EnviroSpec to gift a thermal and environmental report on a property. From old villa renovation to architectural drawings of new homes, it will help save on running costs.

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Garden to Table

Garden to Table’s note books, apron, canvas tote bag and tea towels directly support the work of Garden to Table, helping children all around New Zealand learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share good food. Beautifully and generously designed by Special Group, all products are durable and of extremely high quality. Gifts from $13.95

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Gladstone Vineyard gift pack

Two heads are better than one in this unique gift for wine and beer lovers. A collaboration between Gladstone Vineyard and Yeastie Boys for the Arts Foundation, Pushmi is a co-ferment of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, while Pullyu is a strong white ale incorporating some ‘Pushmi’ wine. Two bottle pack $49.

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Go Green Expo

The annual Go Green Expo & Better Food Fair is returning to Auckland on 7th and 8th April 2018 at the ASB Showgrounds. Go Green is offering discounted $5 tickets to support Auckland residents on the journey to a more organic, sustainable, green lifestyle. Just use the promo code: SBN.

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Honeywrap

Honeywraps make great gifts for foodies, secret Santas, teachers, hard to buy for Aunties… They are gorgeous and functional as well as sustainable.  Plus easy to post or pop in a Christmas stocking!

Purchase from the new ‘nature inspired’ Honeywrap range and get an extra FREE from a ‘pop art’ range*

Use code ‘SBNXMAS’ at checkout.

*Free Honeywrap could be any size, minimum value $12

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Honeywrap

Honeywrap provides beautiful alternatives to plastic.  Gift with purpose this year and choose from a range of products that not only look good but help the planet. Honeywrap is partnering with Sustainable Coastlines for a limited edition summer wrap. 50c from each purchase supports their work to protect our oceans.  Prices from $12.

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House of Dumplings

House of Dumplings

House of Dumplings’ sauces are a fantastic companion to any meal, not just dumplings. Poured over dumplings, rice and salads, these sauces will bring life to any meal. Mum’s Sauce is a tangy soy sauce made with Japanese naturally-brewed GMO-free soy with no MSG or preservatives. Chilli Oil is made with Szechuan peppercorn and it is HOT! It is based on rapeseed oil grown and cold pressed in Canterbury, NZ. $14.99 for mum’s sauce and $11.99 for chilli oil.

 

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Kokako

A Kōkako coffee subscription will keep reminding your loved one of you well after Christmas. Freshly roasted organic Fairtrade coffee delivered to their door every week, second week or month for the next 3, 6 or 12 months. They’ll be thanking you for it well into 2018 and if you’re lucky, you’ll be invited over to enjoy a cup! Prices start at $15.50.

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Little Yellow Bird

For Christmas this year Little Yellow Bird has released a limited edition Reindeer Tee. Made from 100% organic rain-fed cotton and stitched in a Fairtrade certified factory, the Reindeer Tee is the perfect sustainable present for anyone on your Christmas list, $45.

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Million Metres

Give trees this Christmas! And prove you give a stuff by not giving stuff. With your help, Million Metres’ goal is to get 2,000 native trees in the ground this Christmas. Choose how many trees you would like to plant and send an e-gift card. This is a gift that will keep on giving for generations.

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Misprint

Misprint makes good-looking notebooks from repurposed paper. You never know what you’ll find on the pages inside. Misprint offers a variety of notebook sizes, binding options and custom cover designs to suit any need. The top-notch notebooks also save 130+ litres of water. The last day for Christmas orders is November 30th. Email info@misprint.co for a quote.

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Munch Cupboard

A Munch Food Wrap subscription costs $59.99 – it was $130! You get 10 wraps, two e-books on how to be waste free, and organic BBQ fire starters made from offcuts of the wraps. The food wraps/ beeswax wraps are made from organic cotton/beeswax with a dash of manuka. They are made by mums on benefits in their homes. Buy something good and do something good. Prices start at $14.99.

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Mussel Inn

The Mussel Inn uses only reusable take-away coffee cups, and they’ve had their own cups printed with images of fun beer labels. Buy from the pub for $10 filled with a free coffee, or they can post them for $10 each, plus postage.

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Organic Boxes

A box of certified organic goodness delivered throughout Wellington. The final delivery days before Christmas will be Thursday 21st December, or Friday 22nd December for the rest of Wellington and the Hutt. The Standard Mixed box contains a selection of seasonal, certified organic, fruit and vegetables to make the festive season that little bit more special – $70. If your giftee is heading away for the summer, give them a gift voucher and they’ll be all set to enjoy convenient certified organic food into the New Year. Valued from $25 upwards.

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Oxfam Unwrapped

THE BEST GIFTS CAN’T BE WRAPPED

With Oxfam Unwrapped you can choose from over 50 gifts that are sure to keep your friends and family happy and feeling fantastic! With a wide range of gifts starting from just $10, you’ll be helping transform the lives of people living in poverty.

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smartass

smartass is cushiony soft, strong toilet tissue made from sugarcane and bamboo fibres free of bleach, inks, dyes and perfume. Great for the Secret Santa who likes a wisecrack. For every carton sold, smartass plants a tree here in NZ. Subscriptions start from $39.84.

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Stansborough

100% NZ pure, natural and chemical free. Bespoke luxurious heirloom blankets, throws, accessories, movie costuming and VIP/ corporate gifting, traditionally woven on historic 1890s looms. There is a 15% discount for SBN members on in-stock items only, when purchased direct. Please quote ‘2017Xmas’ when ordering from the Mill. Memorable gifts from $60.

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Stone Arrow Jewellery

In a world of mass production Stone Arrow values original handmade designs inspired by nature and crafted from recycled materials. Stone Arrow uses only 100% recycled sterling silver, copper and bottle glass and donates a percentage of profits to charity. Use the code ‘sustainable xmas’ at the online checkout to get 15% off your purchase.

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Sustainability Trust

Sustainability Trust has ethical gifts covered, whether it be for a boyfriend, your mother, a friend’s child or something useful to cut down plastic usage in all of the above’s life! From Thunderpants to locally made chocolate, colouring-in books made by teenagers, to hand-knitted, Wellington-made slippers and stainless steel straws, Sustainability Trust has your Christmas covered whether online (delivery nationwide) or in the Wellington EcoShop.

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TetraMap

How can nature help you see the world differently? TetraMap International is offering a complimentary workshop ‘Why Are You Like That?’ for SBN members. A gift of self-discovery that will help you turn irritation into insights, raise self-esteem and enhance team communication. Register interest by 20th December.

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The Sleepstore – reusable straws

The Sleepstore is offering SBN members 25% off U Konserve Stainless Steel Straws (2 pack). They are a safe and reusable alternative to plastic straws and are great for cold summer drinks, smoothies and dinner party cocktails. They are made from food-grade stainless steel and are BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead-free. They are also dishwasher safe. Full price before discount $15.95. Also on offer is 25% off a Straw Cleaner, to help you clean inside the straws. Full price before discount $8.95. Coupon code at checkout is NETWORK.

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The Sleepstore – food containers

The Sleepstore is also offering SBN members 25% off all Wean Green glass food containers. These are made of pure, natural and recyclable material-glass. Five times stronger than regular glass, the containers are impermeable and non-porous, and they eliminate chemical migration and stains. BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead-free. Dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe. Prices vary. The Meal Cube in the image sells at $17.95 full price. Coupon code at checkout is NETWORK.

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Thunderpants

Fill the whole family’s stockings with New Zealand made organic cheeky goodness this Christmas. Introducing the latest fun festive Thunderpants print, Candy Canes by artist Greta Menzies. Team them up with some candy stripe socks for the ultimate ethical stocking filler! Thunderpants – Making Christmas undies more interesting since 1995. Options from $20.

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Trilogy

Trilogy is offering SBN members 20% off site-wide. Find gifts such as this RosehipOil set – enriched with the goodness of Trilogy’s antioxidant-packed complex Rosapene™. The set cleanses, repairs and protects for optimum skin health and a beautiful, radiant glow. It contains multi award-winning full-sized Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ and Rosapene™ Radiance Serum. Code: TRISBNXMAS

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Tree Gifts NZ

Offering a variety of living gift options for delivery NZ wide, Tree Gifts range includes natives, fruit and flowering trees along with hampers, Bonsai, air plant and terrariums. Gifts that GROW! Options from $48.50.

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Trevelyan

100% New Zealand avocados grown in the sunny Bay of Plenty, packages perfectly for gift giving and delivered for free directly to your door. From $19.25.

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Verisafe

This holiday season, give the gift of safety for the adventure addicts, travellers and party animals in your life. The Verisafe app is all about keeping those you care about safe while you get on with your day. Grab your 30% discount by using the coupon code ‘SBNxmas’ upon check out on the Verisafe website. Verisafe will give Women’s Refuge $10 from every 12 month subscription purchased. Subscriptions start from $144 per year.

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Wellington Zoo

Get a range of gifts to suit young and old from the world’s first CarboNZero certified Zoo. Zoo Crew includes unlimited visits for a year from $39, including 10% discount on Zoo Shop, Close Encounters and onsite Mojo. 10% of your membership fee goes to the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund.

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Wellington Underground Market

This Christmas, Wellington Underground Market is giving you the gift of over 90 stalls of your favourite local artists and designers all under one roof! No matter who you are buying for this year, they have your pressie shopping sorted. Support local talent and shop ethically this festive season by buying direct from the makers themselves. Every Saturday and Sunday in December leading up to Christmas (excluding Christmas Eve) at the Wellington Underground Market.

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