THE SUSTAINABLE NZ
CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE

There are millions of mass-produced, environmentally-unfriendly gifts to choose from this Christmas.

Since day dot, our message has been to Shop Well, and Buy Once.

The Ironclad team have hand-picked 10 sustainable gifts that are made to order right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Supporting sustainable, local businesses means that we can continue to employ and fairly pay local people, to hand-make unique things in quantities that people need them, and to pay taxes that help to build our local infrastructure and economy.

You'll help to elevate the craft of NZ Made to a wider audience, whilst doing your bit for the planet, too - and that's important to us.

Enjoy!

AOTEA MĀNUKA OIL

Aotea Made's Mānuka Face Oil has been designed to create a protective barrier against harmful environmental toxins while healing and nourishing your skin. It features the anti-microbial and cleansing mānuka oil as well as kawakawa infused sweet almond oil. Mānuka oil is well known for its ability to deeply cleanse the skin and treat inflammation.

Combined with hydrating and antioxidant-rich oils; jojoba, blackcurrant and grapseed, this Face Oil can be used daily. An incredible formulation that truly nourishes and protects the skin.

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ETHIQUE 'THE ADVENTURER' GIFT BUNDLE

This festive season, Ethique is encouraging Kiwis to make small changes that add up for our planet by focusing on eco-gifting.

Whether you’re out in nature or in the comfort of your home, all you need is Ethique’s multi-tasking Tip-to-Toe Shampoo and Shaving Bar and Flash! Solid Laundry Bar & Stain Remover to come to the rescue. Tip-to-Toe works fantastically as both a shampoo and a shave bar. It combines kaolin clay, cocoa butter, glycerine with orange, lime and mint oils for a zesty, clean scent.

Flash! is a multi-tasking solid laundry bar, ideal for hand washing clothing, dishes or even hands when travelling or right at home. Made with 100% biodegradable ingredients, pure essential oils and white kaolin clay to remove oils and dirt.

All Ethique products are not only home-compostable but also vegan, cruelty-free, plastic-free and palm oil-free, making them a perfect gift for an eco-conscious loved one.

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HONEST RUM SIX SPICED BOTANICAL RUM

Honest’s spiced rum is a little out of the ordinary. A delicate infusion of six botanical, warm spices are balanced by bursts of citrus and delicate tonka bean. 

Honest is proud to be kiwi owned, carbon neutral and certified by A Plastic Planet as 100% plastic free.

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HONEYSTICKS ORIGINALS

Honeysticks Originals are natural beeswax crayons perfect for toddlers and children. Lovingly made in New Zealand using 100% pure New Zealand beeswax and food grade ingredients, they are safe, sustainable products that children will love without the nasty chemical ingredients you find in many products today. 

Recyclable product and packaging.

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The Ironclad Legacy Pan

The Ironclad Legacy Pan is the original and only cast iron skillet made in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Hand-poured to order, every Legacy Pan is as unique as the family recipes it will prepare.

Made with the highest grade of recycled iron, the Legacy Pan has been designed to withstand at least 100 years of daily use. We're so confident it will last, every Ironclad Pan automatically comes with our trademark Three Generation Guarantee™️.

All Ironclad Cookware arrives fresh from the foundry unseasoned - unseasoned means no chemicals, dyes or enamels where they shouldn't be. Better for you and the planet.

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MADE OF TOMORROW 2022 DAILY DIARY

A world’s first, a diary made using recycled coffee cups! Plus, it’s proudly made from start to finish in New Zealand. 

Made of Tomorrow’s Daily Diary / Planner is the brand’s most popular size, being both large enough to take on the go while still having plenty of space to write and plan everyday with one full page dedicated to each week-day. 

Made of Tomorrow’s diaries are made entirely with FSC certified paper, are handmade and take 8 different businesses all across New Zealand to produce. They have no plastic laminate coating either which makes them 100% recyclable after use. 

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MAGGIE MARILYN MEN'S CREW NECK SWEATSHIRT

Maggie Marilyn is on a mission to create a better world and is committed to using high quality, innovative fabrics that are kind to people and the planet. The Mens Crew Neck Sweatshirt is made from organic cotton and proudly manufactured in New Zealand.

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MAVIS & OSBORN BENTO BAG

Mavis and Osborn Bento bags are reusable with endless uses. We like to use them for buying bulk grains, nuts and produce or for using as a lunch bag. They are perfect for wrapping bread for the table, taking clay and pottery tools to and from the studio, or simply wrapping gifts. Keep them in your bag, car or home for easy use. Designed and made with care in Nelson, New Zealand.

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PETLEY CORNER SPATULA

The hole in this spatula has a very significant purpose, to prevent over stirring. Food easily and gently passes through the whole, while you slowly stir. The flat edge will scrape food from the bottom of the pan, while the rounded edge foes the same for the curved edge of the pan. This makes it the most perfect utensil for risottos, and for baking. 

The Corner Spatulas have been made using recycled and reclaimed Tōtara. All Petley pieces are finished with food safe New Zealand made beeswax and each item is individually hand made and completely unique in form and grain.

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WRIGHTS MANUKA HONEY

Wrights Manuka Honey blend is a warm amber colour and hosts a thicker consistency. Its distinctive toffee flavour leads into a fragrant, fruity finish. Great for marinades, balancing sauces, or paired with your favourite fine cheese.

All of Wrights Honey is raw, eco-friendly, unprocessed and proudly collected, harvested and packaged in New Zealand. Each jar is uniquely labelled with the batch number and hive location, allowing you to see exactly where your honey comes from.

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