'The Good Guide' 2021 Christmas gift guide

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Welcome to 'The Good Guide'  our 2021 Christmas Gift Guide.  We are forever the dreamers, long warm summers filled with laughter and joy, health & happiness and quality time with family & friends. 

We suggest ordering by 16th December to ensure Christmas delivery however our couriers will be working up until Christmas Eve so there is still a good chance of delivery for Christmas after this date.

Our 2021 gift guide includes some of our favourite ethical and sustainable brands, like us, they are committed to supporting the wellbeing of workers, conservation of the planet, and artisan craftsmanship.

We have collaborated with and curated some amazing people, which is why we’re sticking with quality over quantity, thinking long term rather than Trade Me listings - Did you know last boxing day, more than 4400 unwanted gifts had made their way onto the site!

We have linked these gifts to our website and are offering a flat $10 delivery fee through December and have set up some easy shopping ideas for him/her and gifts under $50.

afterpay We also offer the convenience of afterpay - Shop now. Pay later. Always interest-free.



  1. WILDFLOWER BODY OIL | Becca Project

This is one of our top sellers, we love these ladies and the ethos behind their brand. Nourish your skin with a layer of divinely scented all-natural goodness. Becca Body Oil is rich in antioxidants, natural fatty acids and anti-inflammatory ingredients to help maintain your skin's natural oil barrier, keeping it plump, hydrated and looking youthful.

They have created a feather-light, fast-drying formula with uplifting botanicals for daily moisturisation.

Sandalwood, Petitgrain, Grapefruit, Rose 

Becca Project - W I L D F L O W E R - Body Oil | $49

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  1. CARBON SHIELD | enkindler.

Scott & Jen are the amazing couple behind this New Zealand based eyewear company that's fixed on the idea of using superior and more natural products to better your days and enhance your look. Quality and style is their goal.

Not all shades are created equal. Introducing the Carbon Shield, the ultimate in comfort, performance, and style. Made from a mixed of our famous recycled woods, with a striking layer of high-quality carbon fibre. Lens Category 4 – this means our sunglasses are ensured to provide a high level of sun glare reduction and a proven high level of UV protection.

enkindler. - Carbon Shield | $229.99

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  1. DOROTHY MINI| The Loyal Workshop

The Dorothy Mini is compact, lightweight, and designed to carry the essentials.

Made from eco-tanned cognac leather, each Dorothy Mini has oodles of character meaning no two bags look the same. Built with durability and our signature timeless design in mind, this wardrobe staple features a one-size-fits-all strap which can be worn on the shoulder or cross body.

 The Loyal Workshop was founded to provide an opportunity for freedom. Modern day slavery is a phenomenon that we are not prepared to be apathetic about.

 The Loyal Workshop - Dorothy Mini | $190.00

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  1. THE GOODSTEAD | The Loyal Workshop

Adventure awaits. This ethically made, hand-stitched leather satchel is a go-anywhere travelling companion.

 Durability to accompany the adventurous traveller on the dusty trail with cargo of camera, journal and matches. Enduring simplicity to double as a work-horse, carrying your daily work essentials.

 The Loyal Workshop was founded to provide an opportunity for freedom. Modern day slavery is a phenomenon that we are not prepared to be apathetic about.

 The Loyal Workshop - The Goodstead | $280

THE GOODSTEAD -The Loyal Workshop - the good tonic


These stunning kites are designed in New Zealand from super-tough, recycled ripstop fabric. Each kite uses the equivalent plastic of a 2-litre water bottle. The fabric features unique hand-drawn illustrations and bright colours.

There are 5 different illustrations to choose from: Africa, Jungle, Woodland, Desert & Arctic.

Kites make the best outdoor toys!

 Lofty Kites | $39

Lofty Kites - the good tonic


We are proud to be NZ’s main stockist of MiiR products, every MiiR product sold helps fund trackable giving projects at the intersection of communities and the environment, enter your unique code to register your product.

The Miir Travel Tumbler is the perfect companion, whether you are adventuring, driving, or just enjoying your regular daily routine. The leak-proof insulated lid and hard shell ensure you won’t find yourself cleaning leaks or spills from your bag, even on adverse adventures.

MiiR - Travel Tumbler | $45

MIIR TRAVEL TUMBLER | MiiR - the good tonic


Odesse wants to reverse the environmental damage caused by the beauty industry —but she can’t do it alone. They are a super cool company based in Australia,

Odesse relies on her team who are working hard to create clean formulas, avoid disposable packaging, eliminate plastic, reduce water and educate themselves daily on how to do better, and be better, for the planet’s sake.

Available in 6 amazing scents: Winter Field, Deep Orchid, Violet Bloom, Rose Wood, Forest Floor & Amber Haze.


AMBER HAZE PARFUM SOLIDE| Odesse - the good tonic


  1. AVIATOR | Solid State Cologne

One of my favourite colognes, all Solid State grooming products are Australian-made, wax-based and highly concentrated. They’re applied with your bare hands, so you can clean your manly face, tame that wild hair, wrestle a brown bear, and save the environment. With your bare hands.

Grapefruit. Mint. Sandalwood - You’ve just taken a shower. Naked. Under a waterfall. In a rainforest. You feel bright, zingy, fresh. Now you’re back at your cabin in the woods; the fire is burning and so is your incense. You’re one with nature.

Available in 5 irresistible cologne aromas: Aviator, Drifter, Wayfarer, Journeyman & Freshman

Solid State Cologne | Aviator $45

AVIATOR Solid State Cologne - the good tonic


As an aerosol and stencil artist with a fine art degree, Flox has been making her mark on the inner cityscape of Auckland since 2003.

One to keep you quiet this holiday season, 1000x piece jigsaw puzzle with Flox kikorangi design. Flox is passionate about sharing her love of art and has successfully created a pathway for others to learn and is also an ambassador for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Forest and Bird New Zealand.

Suitable for ages 8 up to adult.


KIKORANGI JIGSAW PUZZLE - Flox -the good tonic



Common Goods Waxed Canvas Workshop Apron is designed to keep you clean and looking good while working hard. It's made with 16oz canvas with a softer wax to keep you mobile while you're working. The adjustable leather straps allow you to set your size and easily clip the apron on and off.

Great for the BBQ or your holiday project to protect your board shorts!

Common Goods - Waxed Canvas Workshop Apron | $118

WAXED CANVAS WORKSHOP APRON - Common Goods - the good tonic


Hemp Farm began with a handful of seeds, and a very big dream. A dream to build a vibrant hemp industry in New Zealand.

Soothe, Nourish and Restore – Suitable For The Whole Family! This balm is nourishing and versatile enough to tackle anything – a first aid must-have! “world-famous in New Zealand” for soothing, nourishing and restoring a wide range of skin conditions. An Ambulance in a Jar.

Hemp Farm | Promise Hemp Healing Balm with Manuka | $40


  1. NO DICE - SUNSCREEN | Triumph & Disaster

No Dice sunscreen is 87% natural, utilises natural actives and is free of denatured alcohol – and that’s a really good thing. We use safe synthetic science to enhance the brilliant protection provided by the proven natural minerals zinc and titanium.

Your ritual -before heading out into the sun, apply liberally to areas exposed to sunlight, especially around the neck and face. Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming.

Triumph & Disaster - NO DICE - SUNSCREEN 100ml | $55

NO DICE - SUNSCREEN - Triumph & Disaster - the good tonic

  1. SUMMER STACK | Native Eye

‘Summer Stack’ is our second, new Alissa Corbett] creation that brings to life a foodie delight from the ocean. Kina, a Kiwi delicacy for centuries and many are not aware beneath its spiky, brown exterior is this beautiful shell.

With the help of NZ artists we have revitalised the perfect, painting project & added a Kiwi twist. Our DIY paint kit includes quality, framed canvas, kiwiana outlines & numbered, acrylic paint pots. A stress-free way to paint your own piece of NZ!

Native Eye – Summer Stack | $59.90

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  1. Kūmarahou & Mānuka Hand & Body Wash | Aotea

Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where we are from and where we grow the native flora we use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in our range. This is all done by our team on our papakāinga (land).

A gentle wash containing Kūmarahou and Mānuka formulated to effectively clean without stripping the skin. Kūmarahou has a very high saponin content, which works as a surfactant and lowers the surface tension between the grime on your skin and the water you’re washing it off with, making the grime come off easily.

Aotea - Kūmarahou & Mānuka Hand & Body Wash | $35.00

Kūmarahou & Mānuka Hand & Body Wash - Aotea - the good tonic



Pulling more than its weight the mighty mini tractor certainly holds its own.

Passionate about play and the importance of growing young imaginations, Woolkin™ has developed a range of award winning nature inspired toys.

Made from Naturesclip™ - an OEKOTEX™ certified pure New Zealand merino wool and New Zealand FSC certified pine.

Woolkin - Mighty Mini Tractor | $70

MIGHTY MINI TRACTOR | Woolkin - the good tonic

     16. MERINO WOOL CREW SOCKS| Lamington

    How could we not include socks in our gift guide! New Zealand Made, 70% Merino wool, sizes knitted into every pair so no confusion over whose are whose!

    Lamington socks are the perfect gift, sustainably made, Lamington have definitely earned their status as the country's "top-drawer sock".

    Lamington - Merino Wool Crew Socks | $27.95

    MERINO WOOL CREW SOCKS - Lamington - the good tonic

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