Best Christmas Hampers in Auckland

Get on everyone’s nice list with the best Christmas hampers in Auckland 

The week before my Christmas break last year, I made the decision to quit my job. Knowing it wasn’t wise to bring it up to my boss just before the holidays, I brainstormed ways to soften the blow. 

While I usually enjoy Christmas shopping for loved ones, using it to curry favour with my boss was a new challenge. It seemed impossible until I considered Christmas hampers.

Christmas hampers are perfect gifts—filled with treats, personalised messages, and beautifully wrapped. So, if you’re looking to get into anyone’s good side, check out my list of the best Christmas hampers in Auckland. (P.S., My strategy worked!)

How I Picked

Hamper Variety: We narrowed down shops that offer a wide range of Christmas hampers and their contents. We also selected stores that offer seasonal goodies like Christmas cakes and gingerbread cookies that are only available during the Christmas season. 
Delivery Services: We selected shops that have quick delivery services that cover Auckland and surrounding cities, including rural areas. We also noted their delivery policies and turnaround time, which is 1 to 3 days following the purchase order. 
Options for Customization: We considered shops that allow customers to customize their hampers or switch some of their contents with gluten-free, vegan-friendly, or dairy-free goodies. We also included shops that give customers to build their own hampers from scratch!
Affordability: We chose shops that sell Christmas hampers across different budgets, typically between $70 and $350. We also made sure to include shops that sell luxury Christmas hampers that you can purchase for less than $500. 

1. My Goodness Gift Baskets

My Goodness Gift Baskets

Areas of Focus: Custom corporate gifts, wedding gift baskets, Christmas hampers, new baby hampers, gifts for her, gifts for him

Website

Address: 1/20 Constellation Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand 

Contact Information: +64800466363

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Consumer Rating: B+

Our Rating: B+

Pros

  • Offers over 150 kinds of hampers and gift baskets 
  • Specialises in custom baskets using reusable and sustainable materials

Cons

  • Deliveries made on Saturdays have a high surcharge
  • Doesn’t offer urgent or overnight deliveries to rural addresses

Since 1999, My Goodness Gifts in Auckland has been a top choice for gift baskets and Christmas hampers. I got one as a gift and loved it so much! 

When it was time to give back, I asked My Goodness about custom options, and they were happy to help.

I got three Christmas hampers: two food-focused and one with bath and home products. One was the Large Celebration Box, along with its gluten-free version, each costing $250. Plus, I added a $7.50 gift card and message.

The bath and home hamper came with body wash, scented candles, bath salts, a tea set, and tea bags. My Goodness offered customization, but I let them choose based on their expertise.

Overall, my experience with My Goodness Gift Baskets was pleasant. The turnaround time and delivery were swift, but I had to pay a little extra to get deliveries done on a Saturday. 

2. The Good Box Gift Co. 

The Good Box Gift Co.

Areas of Focus: Christmas hampers, gift baskets, birthday baskets, custom gift baskets, corporate gift baskets

Website

Address: 43A Golf Road, New Lynn, Auckland 0600, New Zealand 

Contact Information: +64210378384

Operating Hours: Open 24/7

Consumer Rating: B+

Our Rating: B+

Pros

  • Offers free shipping for orders above $110 
  • Relatively affordable Christmas hamper options

Cons

  • Some hampers are constantly sold out
  • Limited items for the Build-Your-Own option are available

While searching for custom Christmas hampers, I discovered The Good Box Gift Co. on Instagram. Unlike some other shops, they let customers create their own hampers from items on their online store. 

I was thrilled to find many gluten-free options. Originally, I was looking for a hamper for my mother with specific dietary needs, but ended up getting one for myself too.

The Good Box Gift Co. focuses on supporting local businesses in New Zealand with their range, featuring honey, dried fruit, felted soap, fruit syrups, jams, ceramic mugs, snack mixes, scented candles, and more.

I was impressed by the variety, especially the gluten-free and organic options, but some items I wanted were sold out, like the medium box. 

So, I opted for the larger box and included food for my mom, along with handmade soap, body butter, sunscreen, and muslin blankets for myself.

Despite the extra cost, all my orders qualified for free shipping. The gift boxes arrived quickly, and everything was in great condition!

3. Batenburgs

Batenburgs

Areas of Focus: Luxury hampers, Christmas hampers, gourmet gift baskets, birthday gift baskets, new baby hampers

Website

Address: 245 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, Auckland 0626, New Zealand

Contact Information: +6495222313

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Consumer Rating: B+

Our Rating: B+

Pros

  • Specialises in gourmet and luxury gift baskets
  • Large variety of goodies for custom hampers

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Early cut-off for Christmas orders

Looking for impressive Christmas hampers? Batenburgs might be your answer. I recently tried them as a hamper for my husband, and they surpassed my expectations.

Opting for their Create-Your-Own hamper, I filled it with gourmet delights and luxury treats. Batenburgs offers an extensive range, including chocolate truffles, imported wine, cookies, dried fruits, and even flask sets, home decor, and flowers!

The Christmas hamper I built for my husband turned out pricier than the usual hampers I’d get for the season, but I didn’t mind since most of the items I got were imported. 

Plus, I could choose my own packaging and throw in a personal message free of charge! 

Delivery took a little longer than I expected, but they did send me a disclaimer that the Christmas season is usually their busiest. 

The hamper arrived in three days, and I realised that if I ordered one just before their cut-off period, I would’ve received it after Christmas. 

4. Simply Because 

Simply Because

Areas of Focus: Mother’s Day hampers, Christmas hampers, birthday hampers, anniversary gift baskets

Website

Address: Unit 8/K/10 Canaveral Drive, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Contact Information: +6494799012

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Consumer Rating: B+

Our Rating: B

Pros

  • Affordable Christmas hampers and gift boxes
  • Offers instalment payment options

Cons

  • Lacks customisation options 
  • Doesn’t accept orders over the phone (online only)

My sister swears by Simply Because, a family-run gift basket company she uses for birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, and Christmas. She raved about their Christmas hampers, in particular, after ordering them last season.

At Simply Because, delivery fees are already included in their hamper prices, which start at an affordable $75 each. While they don’t offer extensive customisation options, their hamper collections feature at least 5 to 6 goodies per box, making shopping a breeze.

Goodies in your chosen hamper set are already pre-selected, unfortunately, but you can however choose the type of wine (red, white, bubbly, rose) to include in the box. 

Despite the lack of customisation, my sister says that the goodies never fail to disappoint her in the end. Plus, she also loves the fact that she can pay for multiple hampers in instalments of up to 3 months! 

5. Wickedly Indulgent Gifts 

Areas of Focus: Corporate gift baskets, Christmas hampers, birthday gift baskets, new baby hampers, wedding hampers

Website 

No physical location

Contact Information: +64274868260 

Operating Hours: Open 24/7

Consumer Rating: B+

Our Rating: B

Pros

  • Offers free shipping on select Christmas hampers
  • Offers limited edition Christmas cakes 

Cons

  • Pricey
  • No weekend deliveries 

A friend of mine swears by Wickedly Indulgent for luxury Christmas hampers. She discovered them through a corporate gift and has been ordering from them ever since. Intrigued by her recommendation, I decided to give them a try too.

Ordering from Wickedly Indulgent was simple. I just had to pick one of their nine Christmas hamper sets, starting at $79. 

The cheapest option didn’t quite meet my expectations, so I went for the second largest at over $280. 

Despite the price, the contents of the Sleigh Snack box were worth it, featuring jerky, sauces, dried fruits, jam, shortbread, crackers, gingerbread cookies, chocolate, and more!

Some items were also gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and dairy-free, which I was glad about. 

Another highlight was that I could choose the hamper’s overall design, plus a ribbon to seal it. Overall, I was satisfied with Wickedly Indulgent Christmas hampers and thought I got great value for money.