Thursday, April 28, 2011

So what did John Key give the Queen?

There are some people for whom choosing a gift is more difficult than for others. Queen Elizabeth II, one of the worlds richest women, would be at the top of the list. I can't imagine her Christmas or Birthday list would be filled with things she would like if only she had a little more cash!

Honey fit for a Queen
And the gift choice is even trickier when you present it as the leader of a country. So what NZ gifts did John Key give to the Queen when in London for the royal wedding of the year? You might be surprised at his choice, but in some ways it is exactly the same type of gift you would give any Grandmother who wants for nothing. She received fine Manuka Honey and Twinings Tea blended in New Zealand! A wonderful little taste of New Zealand, and we hope she enjoys it.

John Key also popped over to visit the French PM. And we are sure Nicolas Sarkozy, who is said to be 'rugby mad', would have appreciated his gift of a pair of NZ Rugby Cuff links.
NZ Rugby Shirt Cuff links

Friday, April 15, 2011

RWC Gifts....made where?

There is no forgetting that the big sporting event this year in New Zealand is the Rugby World Cup. 

And for all events, most participants and spectators like to go home with a little something to remember the event by. So while this could have been a fantastic opportunity for the NZ gift manufacturing industry, for many it seems the licensing fees are simply too expensive. Many of the RWC gifts starting to appear on sale here are sadly not made in New Zealand.
Rimu RWC gifts inlaid with Paua

Rimu RWC Coasters

RWC Gifts NZ Cheese Boards

So we were delighted to find some gorgeous NZ made RWC gifts. This range is stunning, with the RWC ball logo cleverly inlaid in paua, to create a fantastic effect. Beautiful Rimu coasters, cheese boards and pate boards for starters, and more products to come.

If you are looking for corporate RWC gifts, these are a great choice, simply because your average cheese board or chopping board is retained in the home or in the office kitchen for such a long time.

We also like the idea of giving Licensed All Blacks gifts (New Zealand made of course), as they will not date quite so quickly, so perfect for items such as these great cufflinks.
Licensed All Blacks Cufflinks (NZ made)

Contact us to find out more about some of the other NZ made  All Blacks and RWC gifts available.