At home

Christmas gifts to suit every personality and preference

Looking for an extra-special Christmas present? Here's some inspiration that's sure to delight

As Christmas nears, the spirit of giving and spreading joy becomes the centerpiece of our festivities. This year, we've curated a Christmas gift guide that offers a diverse array of options to suit every personality and preference. Whether you're shopping for the tech enthusiast, the beauty lover, the home aficionado or the adrenaline junkie, our collection ensures there's a perfect present waiting for each special someone in your life.

Gift of memories

Chuffed Gifts is shaking up experience gift giving. You pick the package type and price, and your recipient gets to choose an experience from up to 150 options New Zealand-wide. Gone are the days of the boring voucher – your present will deliver a fun and exciting gift under the tree. Starting from $99. chuffedgifts.co.nz

Smart choice

With Logitech's Casa Pop-Up Desk, you can create a comfy and productive workspace wherever you go. When done, store the wireless keyboard and touchpad inside the laptop stand, folding it away neatly for a clutter-free workspace. $329.95, available in store or online at spark.co.nz/LogitechCasa

In good hands

It's the most beautiful time of the year at Caci, your skin experts. Spoil yourself with skin memberships from just $28 per week, or spread the joy with skincare gifts or vouchers, available in clinic and online. caci.co.nz

Unwrap a classic

Immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the world's most joyous and inspiring green spaces with this captivating new book. Lonely Planet's The Joy of Exploring Gardens is the ultimate gift for the horticulturist or green-thumbed enthusiast in your life, or a wonderful guide to inspire your next garden adventure to a botanic wonderland, RRP $44.99. For this and other reads, visit whitcoulls.co.nz.

Christmas cuppa

The Sunbeam Hot + Iced Coffee Machine with Frother allows coffee drinkers to experience café-style hot or refreshingly cold coffee at home. In a few easy steps, this single-serve machine brews full-flavoured coffee, which can be enjoyed hot or quickly cool over ice. Personalise with syrups, milk and cream in the reusable tumbler for on-the-go convenience. Available from all leading retailers nationwide, RRP $299.99. Visit sunbeam.co.nz.

It's a wrap

Stuck for gift inspiration? You're in luck! Bed Bath & Beyond has a wide range of choices for the whole family. Whether you're looking for a stocking filler or something more personal, Bed Bath & Beyond can help. Here's one great idea: The Eden Body Microfibre Beauty Pack features a hair and body wrap combo in soft, lightweight, super-absorbent microfibre. It's available in store and at bedbathandbeyond.co.nz, RRP $59.90.

More Kiwis than ever are doing it tough this year

A lot of parents are struggling just to survive and put food on the table, let alone afford Christmas gifts for the children. They need your help. Please, donate today. Thank you. See salliesgiftsofhope.org.

Listen up!

The JBL Clip 3 is a portable, ultra-rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker with seriously impressive sound! Clip the carabiner to your clothes, belt loop or backpack and it's a summer companion you can take anywhere. There's up to 10 hours' playtime, so you can enjoy your music on the go. RRP $99.95 and available in store or online at spark.co.nz/JBLClip3

A beautiful season

All is calm and all is bright with the Skinsmiths LED Facial Mask, $299. The party girl in your life – or you! – can refresh and repair, with LED red light improving skin health, while LED blue light banishes blemishes by clearing the bacteria that causes breakouts. For info, see skinsmiths.com and caci.co.nz.

Book your adventure

Embark on an incredible voyage of personal exploration with Lonely Planet's Your Trip Starts Here. Whether it's hiking the Larapinta Trail in Australia, cycling the breadth of New Zealand or canoeing the wild and remote Yukon River in Canada, this transformative guide presents over 50 life-affirming journeys to step outside your daily routine, slow down and embrace the world. RRP $44.99, whitcoulls.co.nz

Holiday relief

The Sunbeam Shoulders and Full Back Heating Pad is designed to deliver soothing heat to your shoulders, neck and back for targeted relief from aches and pains. The adjustable strap and buckle provides
a secure fit for waists up to 55 inches (139cm). Let the gentle warmth ease away your muscle strain and tension. Shop for the heating pad, RRP $229.99, at all leading retailers nationwide or at sunbeam.co.nz

Game on!

For the ultimate in whānau fun, the Foosball Table, $499.90, will deliver hours of holiday entertainment. Online only at bedbathandbeyond.co.nz

Go on, they deserve it!

Clinically proven and sustainably packaged, limited-edition gift sets featuring Murad skincare favourites are great to give – or receive (maybe even treat yourself!). Shop now and save up to 30 percent. Visit murad.co.nz and caci.co.nz

Art from the heart

Make your loved ones smile with stylish home décor from Shop Your Home and Garden. The delightful range includes beautiful art prints, unique home décor and high-quality bedding, all from local Kiwi brands. There's a gift for everyone at shop.yourhomeandgarden.co.nz