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Top gift ideas that give back to conservation

Let the holidays be a gift for all - including wildlife. This is a list of gifts ideas for kids, parents, family and friends.  Each purchase from Zealandia Store goes towards our work protecting and restoring wildlife and conservation research.  

Browse online or instore for kids, experience gifts, jewellery, artwork, books or useful and quirky gifts.

For kids

Dodoland 3D model

A cool gift idea for kids, these 3D collectible models are environmentally friendly and made from biodegradable material including eco-friendly ink and non-toxic glue.

Buy online or instore from $17.90





Books galore

Books make great gifts for kids to feed their minds, grow their te reo and inspire love of nature! 

(Pictured) Tu Meke Tūī by Malcolm Clarke
Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture dictionary by Kat Quin
The Pūriri Tree and the Little Houthere Tree by Carol Jenkins
Ngā Manu Tukutuku e Whito o Matariki by Calico McClintock

Buy instore from $20



Moana Rd Stamp Activity Kit 

Travel around New Zealand with your Tane and Ruby’s NZ Tiki Tour Stamp Kit. The stamps depict a variety of native animals including the tūī, pīwakwaka, kiwi and so many more - a cool gift idea for kids and a great way to learn about our wonderful country and amazing creatures. 

Buy online or instore for $38.90



Experience gifts

Zealandia Membership  

This is a local gift that just keeps on giving. A membership for your loved one(s) means they get free entry to the sanctuary for a year, discounts on tours, the shop and café plus other exclusive events. Gift memberships come with gift box, membership card and a guide to the sanctuary.

Join as a family (2 adults, up to 3 children) $99

One adult $62

Two adults $93

Photo: Judi Lapsley Miller

Zealandia By Night Tour

An unforgettable gift! On the Zealandia Night Tour, you explore the sanctuary by torchlight and experience wildlife that only comes out at night like wētā, glow worms, and you have a high chance of seeing one of 180 little spotted kiwi living in the sanctuary.  

Buy voucher online

Photo: Tom Lynch

Zealandia By Day Tour 

The ultimate way to experience New Zealand's rare and amazing wildlife! Join one of our experienced guides on an engaging and informative walk through the picturesque sanctuary

Buy voucher online


Photo: TM Davidson



This designer has a range of rings, bracelets and earrings inspired by nature - perfect locally made gifts.

Buy online or check out more stock instore from $39





Gwyneth Hulse Design 

A NZ designer who uses materials in a responsible way, often using recycled or surplus native wood.

Buy online or check out more stock instore from $34.50






Local Wellington designer creates pieces that celebrate nature and our unique environment.

Buy instore from $25






Hannah Shand prints

If you're looking for a special gift made in NZ, check out this NZ artist and lover of native birds, each artwork is drawn using black fine-tip pens.

Buy online or instore from $190





Ian Blackwell wall art

Hand built, NZ made and designed wall art featuring your favourite birds.

Buy instore from $40






Books about wildlife, conservation and nature

(Pictured) Bird watching for Beginners in New Zealand: A Complete Guide by Alan Froggatt 
Treasures of Tane by Rob Tipa 
100 Best Native Plants for New Zealand gardens by Fiona Eadie 
Tree Beings by Raymond Huber and Sandra Severgini 
A mini guide to identification by Andrew Crowe 

Buy instore from $19



Useful and quirky

Moana Rd mega hoodie

Oversized fleece hoodie, printed with a variety of New Zealand's native birds, makes an excellent alternative to a dressing gown! This is a cool Christmas idea for kids and adults and come sin a range of sizes.

Buy online or instore from $80.90





Zealandia calendar 2022

Be inspired every month with wildlife photos taken inside the sanctuary by volunteer photographers.

Buy online or instore from $20




Keep cup

This resuable tea or coffee cup comes in two sizes, holds hot or cold drinks with Zealandia-inspired decal. 

Buy online or instore from $39.90

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