A rose is just a rose, and a Valentine’s Day gift is just a Valentine’s Day gift, right? Maybe not. The day of love is almost here. For many couples, V-Day has its own special traditions and rituals. Some let it pass like any other day; others plan out a roster of romantic ramblings. You know who doesn’t? The people frantically Googling: ‘What to buy someone for your first Valentine’s Day’.Read More
It’s highly unlikely you’ll find any gift giving etiquette guidelines that say it’s a requirement you give your boss a gift at Christmas. But as it’s the festive season, some of you could be considering whether its ok to give your boss a gift...if this is you then be sure to read these guidelines first. We’ve even got a few suggestions on what might be an appropriate gift idea.Read More
Jess and Jason are the couple (professionally and personally) behind the ‘Buy one, Give one’ business that is FRANK Stationery. Their story, beliefs and WHY is so inspirational and they are making an incredible difference on the lives of kids in our community…their product range is gorgeous and we love to support, in our own small way, enterprises with real purpose.Read More
With the festive season approaching it can be a time of over indulgence and not just when it comes to food. For whatever reason you could find yourself this Christmas with one or two gifts too many - you just don’t have a need for them so regifting could be an option.Read More
Do you have a corporate gifting need and have no idea where to start? Is the sheer thought of it got you asking why me? Let our top tips check list get you fully pumped and ready to brief us so we can help you shine with a gifting solution that will knock their socks off!
Anyone else use their exercise time to get some clarity about a work project you might be working on? Well, Cheyney from Camille Co knows all about that and as she is busy juggling two businesses, hopefully her workouts are double the fun! Cheyney has been really open and honest in sharing her thoughts about her business and in life in general - striving to do better than yesterday is what keeps her going - I think that rings true for a lot of us.Read More
The number one cause for employee disengagement is feeling unappreciated. So true! We have probably all been there! A Harvard Business Review survey found that 40% of workers would put more effort in to their work IF their contribution was recognised more often and no matter whatever your business or workplace size, this rings true!
Employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company. Consider these factors for yourself and the difference they make to your level of satisfaction. Interesting isn’t it? As these are three things that can be addressed without incurring additional cost.
Come and meet Rachel from Hello Melba - she loves female comedians, video games and taking a break from her office in the city (Christchurch) to walk around and appreciate what's going on around her. How she came to name her business is such a sweet story and when I read it, it really made me think of my Gran and what qualities/skills I might have picked up from her...thanks Rachel for sharing more about you and your awesome business.Read More
I loved the honesty being shown in a recent poll we did asking about gift giving. 86% of you agreed that most of the gifts you buy reflect your own tastes more than the person you are buying for. Not a big surprise really, we often leave gift buying till the last minute, we can rush the purchase decision and ultimately fall into that old ‘it’s the thought that counts’ thinking...at least you got something right?
When researching and curating all the amazing products that go into our gift box range it's essential that all the beauty/skin care products contain no nasties, use natural ingredients and made cruelty free...Handmade and Homemade is the epitome of these standards and expectations.Read More
Thanks so much to Sharyn from JFriend & Co for sharing this YUM recipe with us - we wanted you to be able to take away an idea to recreate yourself if you purchase our Breakfast in Bed or The Dipper gift boxes - both contain JFriends Blackcurrant Honey - this is super easy to make, perfect as a dessert or brunch menu item if trying to impress!Read More
If you love honey then you need to know about J.Friend and Co. Started in 2008 by Jeremy Friend & Sharyn Woodnorth, J. Friend and Co produce a boutique range of single flower honeys sourced from New Zealand's diverse landscape.Read More
This will be my second Mother’s Day and to tell the truth, its a day I never thought would be mine to celebrate even once. Of course I recognised and celebrated the day for my own Mum, but being a Mum myself was never in my plan...I guess you can never say never!Read More
I have had such a great response from so many of our suppliers who have taken the time to share their thoughts with us and answer these Meet the Maker questions. You never quite know what to expect and Rachel from Misty Day Plant Potions doesn't disappoint - she loves horror films and is a podcast lover, you'll love how she came to pick her brand name!Read More
Hands up if you can remember learning to hand write at school? I can, I actually use to really enjoy it, line after line of capital letters, lowercase and then finally stringing some words together. I’m sure this will still be taught in our classrooms of today but let's be honest - we live in a world where it’s easier to text, ignore phone calls and catch up with friends via our social networks. We don’t pick up the phone as often for a good chat, we don’t write letters or have pen pals like we used to which begs the question; how are we really expressing our gratitude these days?e…Read More
In the first of our Meet the Maker series we get to know Erica from Anoint Skincare - the mum of two & wife of Gavin who moved from Waiheke Island (in 2012) to Waipapa in Northland to be able to build their off the grid house and boutique factory for Anoint.Read More
They say it can take a village to raise a baby so I wanted to introduce you to my village…my husband Craig - my clean freak cafe partner in crime, DIY lover, (remove and) #1 cheerleader and daughter Eden - the finger pointing raver who dances to any tune with the cheekiest grin and longest giggle that tugs at your heart constantly (so much like her mother already!). Starting Gratitude has been for the benefit of our small village and with our extended neighbourhood in support, its a journey that’s already proving to be the right decision.Read More