WellingtonShopping
Three people shopping at Iko Iko, a small, quirky gift shop located on Cuba Street in Te Aro Wellington.

Find the perfect gift

The interior of The Axe, a boutique gift shop located on Victoria Street in Te Aro Wellington.
The interior of Cranfields.
Staff inside the very pastel and vibrant Tea Pea gift and homeware store.
Staff decorating a small christmas tree inside Small Acorns gift shop.
The vibrant exterior of Iko Iko with a person walking inside.
The interior of Made It, a gift shop located on Victoria Street in Te Aro Wellington. A worker is standing behind the counter.
Inside Vessel gift shop, we can see a large variety of dinnerware on the shelves.
inside the Vault gift shop.
Two people walk by Orient's storefront. Orient Homewares and Gifts is a small gift shop located in Te Aro Wellington.
The interior of The Axe, a boutique gift shop located on Victoria Street in Te Aro Wellington.

The Axe

82 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

It’s a place where beautiful pieces of contemporary furniture share a stage with homeware and art. The Axe has a large range of well-designed, quality pieces — perfect for gift-giving or spoiling yourself. Expect anything from linen, glassware, candles, rugs, bags, ceramics, and jewellery. These coexist alongside abstract artwork and furniture. Combined, the effect gives you a taste of how everything would work in a home. Completing the ensemble is a selection of specialist beauty products, cookbooks, and artisan food items. It’s a one-stop shop for the home.

The Axe
The interior of Cranfields.

Cranfields

40 Johnston Street, Wellington Central

Quality, timelessness, and enduring style – that’s the impression you get when you walk into Cranfields. For those seeking the unique, this shop offers an unparalleled selection of beautiful objects. Cranfields have been procuring homewares, leatherwork, and furniture since 1991. Owner Nicola Cranfield makes several trips a year to source products directly from the makers. She visits artisans from Raglan to Morocco and Milan. This means Cranfields can offer New Zealand exclusive ranges. Staff talk knowledgeably about the stories and provenance of each piece. The artisans who make each piece take pride in their work and the Cranfields team take pride in explaining it to you.

Cranfields
Staff inside the very pastel and vibrant Tea Pea gift and homeware store.

Tea Pea

1 Grey Street, Wellington

Independent homewares gift shop Tea Pea bursts with colour. Filled with textiles and beautiful objects, it’s hard not to feel a surge of happiness when you walk in.

The carefully curated collection of independent brands and designs is sourced from New Zealand and around the world. You’ll find exquisitely designed things on its shelves. Look for stationery, clothing, beauty products, jewellery, childrenswear, and homeware.

Tea Pea prides itself on its outstanding customer service. The staff will help you find the perfect gift or something special for your home.

Tea Pea
Staff decorating a small christmas tree inside Small Acorns gift shop.

Small Acorns

2 Blair Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Step into a world of stylish interior design. Small Acorns is full of beautiful fabrics, vintage and contemporary design, and personal treasures. It’s a bit like walking into your favourite lifestyle magazine. Everything is beautiful, infused with colour, and highly desirable.

The team at Small Acorns has a contemporary approach to styling a room. They believe in personal style, designs that stand the test of time, and a room that tells a story. You are sure to find that perfect gift for someone and also learn how to transform a room at home.

View on map
The vibrant exterior of Iko Iko with a person walking inside.

Iko Iko

118 Cuba Street, Te Aro, Wellington

You can’t miss Iko Iko. The Cuba Mall shop is a riot of colour and whimsy. From its pink plastic flamingos guarding the front doors, to the giant inflatable T-Rex above the threshold, Iko Iko makes an impression. Since 1997 the shop has been providing solutions for those searching for the perfect gift. You can find sunglasses, socks, candles, cushions, ceramics, books, toys and so much more. The shelves are brimming with possibility. Iko Iko is known for its shop window displays. They are often funny, vibrant, and full of life, just like the gifts inside.

Find out more
The interior of Made It, a gift shop located on Victoria Street in Te Aro Wellington. A worker is standing behind the counter.

Made It

103 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Made It makes it easy to support New Zealand artists and craft makers. Over 65 small and independent businesses from around Aotearoa are represented in the store along with the work of owner-operator Melina Martin. You’ll find everything from clothing to jewellery to beauty products and homewares. If it’s hand-made and high-quality it’s likely you’ll find it at Made It. Find something unique and local with a wonderful story behind it.

Made It
Inside Vessel gift shop, we can see a large variety of dinnerware on the shelves.

Vessel

87 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington

If you’re looking for the largest range of handmade ceramics in Wellington then look no further than Vessel. The potters stocked are refined practitioners. They produce bowls, cups, plates, and general homeware. You’ll find earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain, either hand-built or wheel-thrown. The knowledgeable staff can talk to you about the processes the potters use and how to care for each piece. Vessel is also a go-to for New Zealand-made woollen products and other household accessories. All of it is carefully selected and beautifully presented in the Victoria Street store.

Vessel
inside the Vault gift shop.

The Vault

2 Plimmer Steps, Wellington

A hidden gem in the heart of Wellington’s shopping district. The Vault, one story above the Plimmer Steps off Lambton Quay, is a treasure trove. You’ll find a carefully curated range of designer gifts made by New Zealand creatives. Vault proudly supports the work of artists and small artisan manufacturers around the country plus some from abroad. Its gallery-like layout displays ceramics, glass, homeware, jewellery and accessories. It's been in the gift trade since 1992 so the staff have plenty of expertise in helping you choose something special.

The Vault
Two people walk by Orient's storefront. Orient Homewares and Gifts is a small gift shop located in Te Aro Wellington.

Orient: Homewares & Gifts

29b College Street, Te Aro, Wellington

Enter the serene world of design from Asia. Orient: Homewares & Gifts has an ever-growing range of consciously curated products. The shop has an emphasis on tableware exclusively imported from Japan. You’ll also find homeware, artwork, jewellery, hand-blended teas, fragrances, stationery, and games and puzzles.

The Japanese ceramic tableware is the true star of the collection. The processes and techniques used today are the same as they have been for generations. The clay is sourced by local makers from the Gifu Prefecture on the island of Honshu. Each piece is unique and is made and glazed by hand.

Orient