New Zealand’s individuality is not only expressed through stunning landscapes and scenery. If you have a long list of gifts to buy you’ll be impressed by the high quality, and range, of souvenirs on offer. From gorgeous pounamu (jade) ornaments and jewelry, hand-crafted glass and local wood products, to beautiful merino or possum knitwear and sheepskins – you’ll easily find something special for even the hardest-to-please.
If you fancy yourself a fashionista, indulge in a little retail therapy and seek out New Zealand’s world-class, home-grown designers. Karen Walker, Zambesi, Trelise Cooper, Kate Sylvester and World are some of the well-known Kiwi labels on the international fashion circuit. For younger, edgy fashion, look out for labels Huffer, Ruby, Madame Hawke and Storm.