Profile: Kiwi As Gifts

Gift boxes tested over years of giving are the secret to Kereen’s success with Kiwi As Gifts. 

Kereen's love of giving started at a very young age. She remembers helping her mother make wonderful platters of food when they had guests, or for special occasions, such as birthdays and Christmas. She simply enjoys creating boxes of goodies, and her father-in-law is still a willing and happy test-recipient!

With a corporate background, having worked in insurance, banking, government department and finance, Kereen’s keen eye for a gift has now come full circle with her business Kiwi As Gifts. Kereen saw a gap in the market for quality gift boxes supporting artisan NZ producers where possible and the opportunity to tailor boxes to specific customer needs. 

Kereen and her daughter LucaBella

Kereen and her daughter LucaBella

Kiwi As Gifts takes the stress out of finding that perfect gift - whether it be for a birthday, special occasion or just to say 'thank you', Kiwi As Gifts provides a number of Gift Box options to suit most situations and budgets. Options include the “welcome home gift box” ( a clever gift for those house-proud new home-owners, or a 'less than subtle' hint for your newly fledged!), “baby gift box”, women’s pamper gift box” and the “men’s gourmet gift box”.

Men's gourmet gift box

Men's gourmet gift box

In a Kiwi As Gifts gift box you can expect to find such goodies as Quick Brown Fox Organic Coffee & Cinnamon Liqueur (hailing from Dunedin), Lucca & Me baby products, Bullrush Chocolate Block or Banks & Co Botanicals.

 Items are safely nestled amongst eco-friendly wood wool, inside Kiwi As GIfts' signature reusable wooden box delivered direct to the door with your own personal message.

Kereen also offers a special service for corporate clients “Our Corporate Gift Box service allows you to customise bulk orders to your business' specific needs, providing a hassle-free way to show your valued clients that their business is appreciated.” 

Originally from the Wairarapa and then later Wellington, Kereen married a passionate and loyal Otago man and they are living happily ever after in Dunedin with their little girl Lucabella. “I love that Dunedin is a city but has a small town feel, that people like supporting each other and it's so easy and quick to get around. And we live in such a beautiful part of the country, I am proud to call Dunedin my home.”

Check out Kereen’s varied new range of Christmas gift boxes in her online store and be prepared to impress that client or family member this year!

Check out the new range of Christmas gift boxes

Check out the new range of Christmas gift boxes

We asked Kereen to tell us what is on her wishlist from our other DunedinOnline traders. She'd like to drop a hint this Christmas for LoveLoops and Azurlis!