Timaru Gift Guide

Let's support our awesome local businesses this Christmas and shop local.

We have some fantastic Timaru District themed gifts, there are lots of quality products produced here, and there are vouchers for pretty much anything.

1. Timaru District themed gifts

Stuff the stockings with Timaru District memorabilia.

  • The Timaru Information Centre have Brian High's fabulous local photography book for sale.  They are also selling the Patiti Point re-usable bag that Roncalli's' young enterprise students developed.  You can also shop their Timaru memorabilia including little lighthouses, and smaller items perfect for posting overseas.
  • The Geraldine Collection. The famous Geraldine Tea Towel and Apron fundraiser is still going strong.  They have just released a tote bag too.  These items are perfect for posting, and the tea towels look great framed as wall art.
  • The South Canterbury Museum and Camerons Clothing Store have Timaru t-shirts, aprons, postcards, a Timaru road sign and books.
  • Tuesday Store has some cool penguin gifts, and a really cool range of Aoraki/Mount Cook enamelware.
  • Kiwinana (sounds like banana not nana FYI) has some cool Timaru prints, awesome postcards and little retro badges.
  • Support our local penguin colony by gifting a cute piece of penguin jewellery made by the team at The Ringmakers.

2. Vouchers for eating, vouchers for activities

Get the whanau out and about, enjoying all the District has to offer.  You can feel smug about it too, because gifting an experience is a way of creating memories without creating landfill.


3. Gift the goodness produced here

What's the point of having world class producers if we can't show them off at Christmas time?


4. Support our local stores

Online shopping is so convenient, which can make trade difficult for our awesome retail stores.  

We have cool and quirky gift and boutique stores, and if you're buying from a national chain consider supporting the ones that have stores here first.  Let your feet do the walking this Christmas, support our local retailers.

Geraldine have a Twilight Christmas Shopping Experience on 23rd Dec - Great for last minute Christmas shopping. Farmers Market will have all the Christmas produce, retailers open late, entertainment etc.


Christmas postage cut-off dates

Don't miss out on getting your Timaru District goodness in the mail.  Check out NZ Post's cut-off for posting dates here.