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Christmas Gift Guide with Banz Carewear & Friends

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Looking for that unique Christmas gift? At Banz Carewear we’ve invited other fabulous small businesses to bring you a selection of pressies strong in ho-ho-ho power! All these businesses are based in New Zealand, so shop local!

To find out more about each product, just click/tap on the photo, and you’ll be taken directly to the company’s website.

First of all I’d like to present our Banz Carewear sunglasses, earmuffs and sunhats. Protective gear is super-essential for little ones in summer and with the Banz Carewear brand you’re buying proven quality with flair and age-appropriate design. Visit our shop here for sunglasses, earmuffs and sunhats to suit from babies to teens – plus more gorgeous gear!

Baby in sunglasses held by DadBoy wearing JBanz Flyers BlackLittle girl in Mini EarmuffsBoy in Camo Green earmuffsBucket Sunhat in Palm Tree Magenta

Creation Station NZ

Get a load of this cool gear from Creation Station NZ! Owner Angela Muni tells me she and her husband Justin run the business in Kawerau and all items are personalised and then custom printed in the home-based studio. Angela says: “We love creating items that you love and that are unique to the person receiving them!” As well as clothing, Angela personalises funky items such as lunch boxes. (Please note, Creation Station’s cut-off for Christmas orders is 10th December.)

Creation Station 'Sawdust Is Boy Glitter' tee


Husband and wife team Belinda and Shane Osgood, the owners of Visualised, are all about making handcrafted items with love so others can enjoy. To this end, the couple combine their creative passion and skills in many areas – photography, woodwork, art, soft toys and more – to handmake each item with their hearts, as much as their hands. Personalising items is a passion, too! We’re featuring the Visualised cute and cuddly crocheted soft toy collection.

Visualised bunniesVisualised hedgehogVisualised OctopiVisualised teddies

Bear & Moo

Bear & Moo is a Hamilton-based company focused on making reusable products affordable, in a way that’s not only good for your pocket, but good for the environment. Behind Bear & Moo is owner Hannah Porter: “I’m an early 30s mum, wife, wedding planner, marriage celebrant and now retail business owner.  They say if you want something done, give it to a busy person… that’s me!  I have two sons, Regan (3) and Hadley (2) and am married to the wonderful Richard.  The range is specially made for Bear & Moo in China – this means we can keep the cost down.” See Bear & Moo for their beautiful range of modern cloth nappies and wet bags!

Bear & Moo 'Holiday Palms' wet bagBear & Moo 'Fruity Flamingos' wet bagBear & Moo 'Leafy Green' wet bagBear & Moo 'Go Bananas' wet bagBear & Moo 'Demolition' nappy

Totally Balmy

“My name is Sharon, chief creator, maker and the face of Totally Balmy. This business was born out of my passion for less plastic and fewer chemicals in my skincare regime. It started with lip balm, and has grown to include everything from baby balm and deodorant, to natural perfume and solid shampoo bars. I’m a mum to two young children and wife of Mr Balmy (who lovingly does the dishes so I can live my passion!). Every time I get an order I do a little dance!” Sharon makes fantastic soapy treats for children at Christmas!

All our featured businesses join with me in wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

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