CHQ christmas gift guide


Are you scratching your head, trying to find the perfect gift for the impossible friend that has everything? We’ve got your back! Here are some awesome New Zealand startups that should be on your radar. These companies are making a difference, in their own way, one sale at a time – from supporting curable blindness with vegan mascaras, to protecting our oceans with environmentally friendly surfboards or helping reduce fabric waste with funky caps.

Have a scroll and happy shopping!


An Offcut cap makes the perfect holiday gift because it’s sun smart for summer, it’s as unique as the loved one you’re gifting it to is, it’s guaranteed for life, and finally, it’s proven to make wearers at least 83% cooler.

CHQ SPECIAL: get a cheeky discount by using CREATIVE10


Organic Dynamic make custom surfboards for all surfing abilities from materials that compliment the natural integrity of the marine environment. Our boards are built to last and are a gift that will keep giving for years to come.

CHQ SPECIAL: a sweet 15% off for the surf crowd!


Levitate is an epic, ethical and vegan mascara. It’s a super-black, lengthening and nourishing formula made in Italy. 50% of the profits from Levitate are donated to The Fred Hollows Foundation to help restore sight to people in the Pacific Islands. A gift that keeps on giving!


Gecko Press

Gecko Press hand-picks books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world – books of good heart and strong character, excellent in story, illustration and design. At Gecko Press, we believe that one good book can spark a lifetime of reading… Offer the love of reading, offer a curiously good book for the holidays!



Give the gift of giving with a Collaborate corporate membership! Collaborate is a new way to volunteer that tailors opportunities to employees skills, interests, location and tracks their impact. A corporate membership gives every one of your employees instant access to hundreds of opportunities across New Zealand.  The Future of Work is here and employee volunteering is known to be one of the fastest and most effective ways to learn those hardest to teach, in-demand skills such as soft skills and innovation. Volunteering also boosts staff engagement, retaining (and attracting) top talent who seek purpose-driven work. So get your staff out in the community in 2019 – doing the things they love while making a difference – with Collaborate.


A little something to keep you together: the KYT Crossbody is a five-in-one, ethically handcrafted leather bag, purpose-built for the needs of diabetes. Say hello to your new hard-working, great-looking, diabetes-tackling sidekick. Short for ‘Keeping You Together’, KYT allows life essentials and medical necessities to be organised separately: combine them together to take it all, or pull them apart to just take what you need. Its in-built testing station allows you to drop, prop and test straight from the bag with equipment still in place. Check out KYT Crossbody in four colours – $345 NZD with free worldwide shipping!



Are you sick of getting socks, or a box of scorched almonds for Christmas? Don’t inflict the same gifts on your friends and family. Help them become an investor and buy them a gift that can keep on giving – a Sharesies Gift. Choose any amount between $5 and $2,000 to get someone you love started on their investment journey, or to boost their Sharesies Portfolio.


The last thing you want to think about during the holidays is tax! If you’re self-employed, Hnry takes care of all your invoicing, expenses, tax and compliance, so you can focus on the things that are most important to you. To help you get all that hassle off your plate, Hnry is offering $50 off fees for anyone who signs up using the special CHQ promo code below.

CHQ Special: Use code CHQ-XMAS


DW Rental

DW Rentals is perfect for all upcoming holiday events. If you have a last-minute event, or that outfit you had in mind isn’t working out – just rent an outfit direct from Designer Wardrobe. Choose from over 1,000 of the latest designer dresses and playsuits and know you are renting directly from DW with on-time delivery and guaranteed quality.

CHQ SPECIAL: 15% off for all the fashionistas out there!


Duffle & co

This Christmas give a GOOD gift. Working to create social and environmental change, Duffle & Co was formed to give craftsman from across the world a fighting chance to provide for their families, support their communities and develop traditional handicraft skills that would otherwise be lost to mass production. Operating on a circular design model, each bag is made to last a lifetime. Carefully designed using innovative materials, each Duffle & Co bag purchased also plants 10 mangrove trees to protect wildlife populations and provide sustenance to local communities. Now that’s a GOOD gift!

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