15 Christmas Gift Ideas: Gender-Neutral Present Guide

Christmas is just around the corner, and in an already stressful time of year the last thing you want is the added pressure of choosing the 'perfect' gift for your friends and loved ones. 

 We've put together a list to start you off, of 15 gender-neutral gift ideas perfect for:

    • Family
    • Friends
    • Work colleagues
    • New partners
    • Secret-Santas

 

 

1. We’re Not Really Strangers Card Game

For building connections

A purpose driven card game and movement all about empowering meaningful connections. Three carefully crafted levels of questions and wildcards that allow you to deepen your existing relationships and create new ones.

www.werenotreallystrangers.com

 

2. House Plant 

For the nature-lover

Perfect for a nature-loving friend or family member. This is a sustainable option that (depending on the level of their green-thumb) could last for years to come.

 

3. BraveFace Brave Bundle

For the stressed-out friend

Give your friends and loved ones the gift of calm, what could be a better gift than a stress-free 2023?

Includes:

HeadRest: natural sleep remedy to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

CoolHead: herbal stress relief spray for when you are having a moment of overwhelm and want to calm down and refocus rapidly.

LiveCalm: adaptogenic herbal daily capsules to help you manage everyday stress and sustain calm throughout your day.


Three products - complete stress relief for mental clarity and wellbeing.

www.braveface.com/the-brave-bundle 

 

4. Beach Pillow or Towel

For the beach-goer

These are a summer beach-goers dream. You can't go wrong with a good quality beach towel, and an inflatable beach pillow is an undiscovered gem for sunbathing comfort (trust us).

www.amazonsurf.co.nz/beach-pillow-terracotta

 

5. Frank Green Drink Bottle 

For the constantly dehydrated

 The ultimate reusable bottle: it’s beautiful, made of stainless steel, has custom colours and keeps your water temperature cool over the summer.


www.nz.frankgreen.com/

 

6. Outdoor Game Set

Kubb Set or Corn Hole

For the activity lover

Group activities that are fun for all ages and can be taken with you and played anywhere you travel to over the summer.

Find the Kubb Set online here.

Find the Corn Hole online here.

 

7. A DIY Baking Jar

For the baker

Buy one or make up the jar yourself for a more affordable option. This one is gingerbread, but you could do brownies, cake, the ingredients for a slice, etc.

 

www.goodfor.co.nz/gingerbread-cookie-jar

 

8. Picnic Blanket

For the food lover

A great option for the sunset chasing friend, and a gift that comes in handy for years and years.

Top Tip: Look for one with waterproof backing!

 

9. Disposable Camera

To capture memories

Perfect for the friend who is always taking photos, or who is going travelling next year. Also a great stocking stuffer.

www.generalpants.com/kodak/cameras-film

 

10. Candle

Who doesn't love a candle

Smoky or woodier scents especially, are a great gender-neutral gift.

www.abeille.co.nz/tobacco-and-vanilla

 

11. Bungy Jumping 

For the adrenaline junkie

For any friends or family that love a dose of adrenaline. A bungy voucher is a great adventurous gift option.

www.bungy.co.nz

 

12. Le Creuset Cups 

For the coffee addict

These Le Creuset cappuccino mugs make sipping your morning coffee an even more joyful occasion. 

www.lecreuset.co.nz/

 

13. Goodlids Hat

To block out those bad vibes

Nice for your head, good for the planet. A kiwi headwear brand with lots of different hats and headwear to choose from.

www.goodlids.co.nz/products/tree-lid

 

14. CoolCabana

For the friend who always gets burnt

You don't need to worry about your umbrella flying down the beach with one of these! Easy to put up and you fill the legs with sand to stop it blowing away. This is a summer shade must-have. 

www.coolcabanas.com.au/

 

15. A Voucher

For the person who is hard to buy for

Vouchers are a really good option for someone who either; has everything, or who you don't know what to buy for. Good voucher options are:

 

  • Restaurant Voucher
  • AirBnB or Canopy Camping Voucher
  • Massage or Facial Voucher
  • Gold Class Movie Voucher
  • Petrol Voucher