This festive season we’re seeking inspiration from Mother Earth. From natural fibres indoors, to being active in the outdoors, reconnecting to nature is our way of finding balance.
So we’ve put together a gift guide to spoil you, your friends and family this Christmas. We wanted to match some of our favourite summer activities with the perfect pair of glerups and some gorgeous local products from around Aotearoa. Read on to discover what’s on our mind for Christmas gifting this year!
Never too far from an ocean horizon, it’s no wonder so many of us don the wetsuit and paddle out to reset amongst the waves. Whether you go for a soft, spilling East Coast break or the wild energy of the West Coast, step out of the surf and into a pair of The Rubber Slip-ons in Denim. Cosy and practical, this pair is perfect for the post-surf chill out session. For the added layer of luxury, restore and rehydrate sunkissed skin with the Aotea Therapeutic Pack of skin care.
If you’re more of a land-faring person, then bush walks and forest-bathing may be more your style. There’s nothing quite like losing yourself amongst the cool canopy and sweet scent of our native bush. No matter the distance, the switch out from hiking boots to something a little lush is a welcome relief. We love The Leather Boot in Forest for the ultimate feet recovery.
We can’t forget the more adrenaline-oriented nature lovers, careening down dirt tracks, powdering face in a dusty cloud. But eventually the track comes to an end, we hoist the bike onto the rack and wind down in a pair of The Leather Shoe in Grey. Pre- or post-bike ride, take a sip of your favourite beverage from the elegant, handmade Earth Ceramic Travel Cup in Desert Sky. We love the beauty and versatility of these cups working as either a mug or tumbler!
Of course, we don’t have to venture so far to enjoy the spoils of nature. The humble back yard garden provides an excellent backdrop to hosting a classic summer BBQ whilst soaking up the last of the sun’s golden rays. Move effortlessly between the indoor-outdoor scape in your Black Rubber Slip-Ons in Charcoal. And at the end of the night once you’ve farewelled the last of your guests, melt into the buttery softness that is a set of Toetoe Linen Sheets and call it a night!