Gift Guide

We've made it to the festive season

Meri Kirihimete Selwyn!

This time of year is all about enjoying good food and good times with the people you love, plus the magic of giving and sharing new experiences with whānau and friends.

Discover the hidden gems of Selwyn this festive season with our holiday gift guide.

Experience the joy of gifting local through unique products and thrilling outdoor experiences. Whether savouring artisanal delights or embarking on scenic adventures, every gift reflects the spirit of Selwyn. Here’s to a season of gifting and experiencing local! 

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Do you have a foodie in the family who you're struggling to shop for? Give them the gift of delicious kai and a new experience by putting a local restaurant voucher under the tree this year. Many restaurants in Selwyn offer gift vouchers to purchase online or in person. Check out some of our favourites below:

Maddison Eatery, Rolleston

Designed to celebrate local Selwyn produce, the foodie on your gift shop

ping list will love to experience the joy of Maddison Eatery!

Vouchers | Maddison Eatery

Smoke, Rolleston

Try something new with a gift voucher to Smoke, an American BBQ restaurant in Rolleston. 

Vouchers | Smoke Rolleston

Melton Estate, West Melton 

Gift a Melton Estate Platter and Wine Tasting Gift Voucher to treat your loved one to a wonderful Selwyn foodie experience. 

Gifts and vouchers | Melton Estate

The Store, Tai Tapu

Part cafe, part gift shop, The Store @ Tai Tapu is the perfect place to grab a gift voucher for your loved one to enjoy a locally sourced meal and treat themselves to a keepsake from the gift shop!

Gift cards | The Store @ Tai Tapu


Looking for a gift for someone who values experiences over things? Look no further than a unique Selwyn experience. Here are some of our favourites!

Alpine Jet Thrills, Springfield

Great for the adrenaline junkie, gift a voucher for a jet boat ride on the mighty Waimakariri River. Check out Jet Boat Ride | Alpine Jet Thrills to gift your special someone an experience they won't forget. 

Rubicon Valley Horse Treks

Are you looking for a gift for the nature lover in your family? Look no further than Rubicon Valley Horse Treks, offering an amazing horseback experience in Kowai Bush, just outside of Springfield. Visit Rubicon Valley to book your horse trekking experience.


Ballooning Canterbury

For a truly WOW experience, gift your loved one a hot air balloon ride with Ballooning Canterbury. Taking off at sunrise, this remarkable experience will provide you with expansive views of the Selwyn region from above. Purchase your gift voucher at Ballooning Canterbury


Fable Terrace Downs

For the golf lover in your family, check out Fable Terrace Downs Stay and Play package, which includes a one-night villa stay, full breakfast and a golf package. For more information visit Fable Terrace Downs. 


Cedar Park Gardens, Rolleston

Gift a unique experience at Cedar Park Gardens, stay for a night in a comfy country lodge and visit the double-award winning garden for a truly authentic Selwyn celebration. 

Mount White Station

A high-country station with a rich history spanning generations, any stay at Mount White Station is guaranteed to please even the most seasoned traveler. Gift your special someone a stay at Mount White Station where they can relax, mountain bike, swim and breath in the fresh air! Visit Mount White Station  to make a booking today.





From local jewelry makers to wine producers and everything in between, Selwyn boasts its fair share of local goodies that would look great under the Christmas tree this year. Here's some of our favourites!

Julia Banks  

Straight off the work bench to you, there's plenty of amazing jewellery pieces, inspired by nature for your loved one to unwrap this holiday season. Shop for the perfect gift at Julia Banks.

Cross Hares 

This small hillside vineyard produces delicious Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir which will be sure to please this Christmas. For an delicious gift for your friends or family check out Cellar Shop | Cross Hares

Chocolate Traders 

The perfect stocking stuffer for chocolate-lovers, Chocolate Traders make delicious handmade delights. Visit Chocolate Traders to secure your holiday chocolate fix.

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