Delicious gifts for your favourite foodie

From chocolate to cheese, cookware to cookbooks, find the perfect gift for your food-loving family and friends

The Dutch Shop customer Petone

The Dutch Shop

89 Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt

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Love cheese? This is your place. The Dutch Shop has the largest range of Dutch and other international cheeses in Wellington. This delightful store is filled with liquorice, biscuits, deli meat, and homewares. They work with local Dutch and German butcheries to fill the cabinet with high-quality deli meat products. Plus they've got a French connection for saucisson and pâté. 

There's also a great selection of European homewares including Boska products. A well known Dutch brand specialising in anything to do with cheese; slicers, curlers, fondue sets, and cheese presentation.

Shelf of homewares at Vessel on Victoria Street


87 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

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A must-visit for all lovers of handmade ceramics. Vessel combines form and function to bring functional, everyday art into your home and kitchen.

Stocking contemporary studio ceramics and domestic ware made by New Zealand artists. Including well-known local ceramicists Paul Melser and Katherine Smyth. There’s also a great range of design objects and other homewares, plus a lovely range of gift cards and wrapping paper.

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C'est Cheese

19 Fitzherbert St, Rimutaka Hill, Featherston

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The first stop after driving over the Remutaka Range for all cheese lovers: Featherston's cheese mongers C'est Cheese. Owner Paul Broughton offers something for every set of tastebuds: from cumin-flecked gouda to French-style blues. C'est Cheese also stocks New Zealand salamis and exquisite local olive oils, as well as fresh sourdough made by a local bakery.

If you time your visit for mid-morning, you might be lucky enough to score one of C'est Cheese's incredibly good cheese scones, fresh and warm from the oven.

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