Wholesome Christmas Gift Guide 2022

Kia ora e kare! It’s that time of year again… time to get thinking about Christmas!

Konei is an online marketplace where small pakihi owners sell their products, so it just made sense that this year, we wrote up an awesome gift guide for you! Introducing the…

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Plus, with Joy To The Hood coming back to the South Side this December, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get all your Christmas gifts in one spot. Knowing all along that you are supporting small, local, indigenous businesses. Gift giving that feels good!

All of the products we’ve highlighted in this post you can shop at Joy To The Hood - online, in person or via virtual shopping.


Aunty knows that secret santa gifts are often the hardest to buy! Sometimes you barely even know the person you’re buying for, or you know them really well - and find it extremely difficult to stick to the allocated price cap… 

WELL - I have created this for you, e hoa mā. 

Aunty’s top picks for your Secret Santa gift this year:

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2. Kawakawa Infused Soap by Casez Creations
4. Kawakawa Healing Balm by Ōku
6. Good Gumboot Tea by Kaputī Studio


    Whether you’re buying for your nephews, nieces, friends’ kids, mokopuna, or your own tamariki, you want to get something special that they definitely haven’t got before! 

    Well, Aunty’s got chu! I’ve chosen a selection of gift ideas for all ages - from babies to teen’s. 

    Aunty’s top gift ideas for Tamariki this year:

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    8. Pepeha or O Le Faitau Pi Samoa by Piri Pāua
    9. Pakiaka | Te Reo Māori Word Game by Maimoa Creative
    11. Matariki Goddess Necklace by Little Taonga
    12. Poro Rakau by Piri Pāua
    13. Paku Toki and Paku Timo by Paku


    Māmā, nanny, sister, other half, friend - Aunty’s curated selection of gifts for the wāhine in your life are sure to make her smile. 

    Aunty’s top gift ideas for wāhine this year:

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    16. Tōrua Earrings by MISS MAIA
    17. Tino Necklace | Gold by Rerehua Boutique
    18. Luxury Glass Wine Glass Gift Set by Designed By Natives
    20. Fermented Tī | Rongoā based Kombucha | by Waikirikau


    Some would say the most difficult to buy for are our tāne… whether it’s your pāpā, koro or your hubby! He may already have everything he needs, so this year, I chose some nice gifts that he might not get himself. 

    Because, he’s worth it!

    Aunty’s top gift ideas for our tāne:

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    24. Do what you love Crew by Mando Studios
    25. Tino Adults Crew Black by Ake Ake Ake


    That’s a WRAP!

    Oh, but literally - if you’re looking for Kirihimete themed gift wrap you can find some at Konei

    Here at Konei, we’re huge supporters of our small Māori & Pasifika pakihi. We created Konei so you could have one place to shop all your favourite brands, and elevate their profiles as well!

    But, we also go one step further, and welcome all local & indigenous businesses across Aotearoa to sell their products at our annual Joy to the Hood pop up shop. 

    All of the products shown here will be available for purchase at the pop up shop. Happening 10-17 December, 2022 - at 2 Osterley Way, Manukau. 

    Not in Tāmaki Makaurau? No worries! This year we’re offering Virtual Shopping. You just make an appointment with us, and then we will take you around the store. Easy as! 

    Oh, and if you’re still on that research buzz and want to find another amazing Gift Guide, look no further than The Spinoff’s Kirihimete Gift Guide 2022. They’re always killin’ it with their content!

    See you at Joy to the Hood!

    Ka kite ano,

    Aunty x

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