FOXY BOXY came about from years of visiting local markets in the South Island. We are proud South Islanders and wanted to create a business that showcased the talented artisans of our region and made gifting their goods easy. Our gift boxes are truly the best of the best of these extraordinary products we have discovered along our journeys. We created this page to celebrate these fabulous human beings … The Makers!
BEN AND SARAH BONOMA
DANCING SANDS DISTILLERY
Distiller Ben Bonoma and his wife Sarah are the very clever pair behind craft distillery Dancing Sands Distillery, with a dedication to highest quality. We first tried their dry gin in Takaka and were “wowed”. Sourced from the aquifer that feeds the clearest spring in the world, Dancing Sands Distillery gin is something very special. Dancing Sands Distillery has won multiple awards so if you drink gin you need to try their range.
WILD EARTH WINES
Wild Earth Wines are a boutique family owned winery who produce award winning Pinot Noir and also some wonderful examples of aromatic Pinot Gris, sweet and dry style Rieslings and beautiful Pinot Noir Rosé and they are now onto our fourth Chardonnay vintage! The 2006 vintage Wild Earth Pinot Noir was awarded the Trophy for Best Red Wine and Champion Pinot Noir at the world’s largest wine competition: The International Wine Challenge in London. These awards, along with five other trophies that same year were the beginning of a string of gold medals for every vintage since. To date our Pinot Noirs received 9 Trophies, 36 gold medals and multiple five start ratings.
ANNA & JASON FLOWERDAY
TE WHARE RA VINEYARD & WINERY
Te Whare Ra (TWR) is a small vineyard and winery located in the Marlborough sub-region of Renwick. The 11 Ha vineyard which has predominantly loam over clay soils, is one of the oldest in Marlborough, originally planted in 1979. Yields are kept low, the vineyard is managed with a combination of organic and biodynamic practices and all the fruit is hand picked and hand-sorted.
KARL & MARINA HOGARTH
HOGARTH CRAFT CHOCOLATE
Born out of a passion for chocolate, craftsmanship and art… Hogarth Craft Chocolate source the highest quality cacao beans from around the world to create small batches of chocolate using traditional techniques. Their small factory is located in Nelson, New Zealand where they sort, roast, crush and classify, winnow, grind and conche, age, melt, temper, mold, and wrap by hand. Phew! This is truly outstanding craft chocolate and very, very moreish.
Cynthia & Co.
Living Light is a New Zealand boutique candle company established from artisan roots in 1998, that has stood the test of time with its exquisite hand made candles and home fragrances created and produced in the idyllic setting of Golden Bay, committed to keeping locals employed. The team at Living Light are is absolutely passionate about scent and design, creating beautiful products, which give the gift of everyday luxury to your home and sanctuary.
Botanical, based in Nelson, has been created using natures best botanical ingredients. All of their products are created in small batches to insure quality and freshness and they don’t test on animals. We fell in love with their natural skincare products after buying up an array of products at the Makers Market.
ROYCE MCGLASHEN GALLERY
Royce is well known as one of New Zealand’s leading potters. He qualified as a Master Potter in 1971. He is a member of the International Academy of Ceramics (Geneva) and in 1989 received an M.B.E. for his services to pottery in New Zealand. If you travel to Nelson you must visit his studio in Brightwater, Nelson to see his pottery range, it is stunning! FOXY BOXY is proud to stock his mugs from the ripple tableware range.
WILD FENNEL CO.
Founded by former fine dining chef Dan Pearson in Dunedin NZ, Wild Fennel Co. gourmet seasonings are inspired by traditional flavour pairings from around the world. Designed to be simple to use, versatile and full of flavour, their seasonings will enhance your favourite recipes and inspire new creations. They contain no preservatives or additives – just natural ingredients blended using time-tested recipes.
GEORGINA PONDER & KEITH HAIR
The Nutt Ranch produces quality hazelnut products from the hazelnuts grown on their orchard in the Waihopai Valley. All their products are made in small batches, with the hazelnuts stored in shell until needed for the freshest hazelnuts you can buy. These delicious nuts come straight from the nut orchard where they are grown to us … forget old imported nuts, fresh is best!
MATTHEW & JULENE CROPP
Bees Brilliance skincare formulations are about the brilliance of natural ingredients that are the purest of gifts from nature, that don’t harm nature. They craft our skincare products in their facility in Brightwater, Nelson, New Zealand. Because natural and quality are everything to them, they control every step of their skincare making process.
SIMON AND NICKI NICHOLAS
HOP FEDERATION BREWERY
Hop Federation, located in Riwaka, in the idyllic Top of the South, is a small craft brewery with a sense of adventure and a passion for making stylish beers with substance. Opening their doors in September 2013, Hop Federation are relatively youthful but seriously dedicated to the art and craft of brewing. You need to taste this beer!
STEPHEN AND ALI
RABBIT ISLAND COFFEE
It all started out of a 20 ft shipping container located on the family property close to Rabbit Island. Having owned a coffee roasting business in Cairns, Australia, since 2010, they felt perfectly positioned to offer something special. Three long summers past and it was time for another leap of faith, this time to moving to the Mapua Wharf as part of the new Shed 4 development. The quality of their coffee is second to none. FOXY BOXY gets regular small orders delivered from the roastery to ensure the premium taste is fresh.
BRUCE & HELEN MACKENZIE
KAPITI CANDY CO
Bruce, Helen and their team are produce quality hand made confectionery for the New Zealand market. Kapiti Candy Co is a true family business with a loyal team. The FOXY BOXY team are completely in love with their delicious candy, honestly their fresh marshmallow is like no other marshmallow you have tried.
The Thomson Whisky Distillery is located in Riverhead, North West of Auckland. Founded in 2014 makes craft whisky for the modern enthusiast. Artisan. Premium. Progressive. Their craft credentials are real because they make single malt whisky from scratch, by hand, using traditional methods for contemporary ends. They can also say with pride they are 100% NZ owned and operated.
At Earthly Bandits, their goal is to develop simple, yet effective formulations which are good for the skin and good for the environment. To achieve this they’ve sourced the worlds most effective botanical ingredients from New Zealand and around the world, and formulated them locally to the highest standard to preserve the natural benefits and purity of the ingredients in our products. Reliable alternative to gender-specific products, Earthly Bandits is the perfect skincare range for those who are seeking something entirely different to what you’d normally see on store shelves.
THE FUDGE COTTAGE
For decades, The Fudge Cottage has been handcrafting the finest artisan fudge from a traditional family recipe. Fresh New Zealand milk and cream are combined with carefully selected natural ingredients to create confections that have become a local icon and ‘must see’ for visitors to Christchurch. Many years later, The Fudge Cottage is proud to still be a local family owned business.
Led by Stephanie Everitt, the chocolatiers at Devonport Chocolates have spent the past 25 years putting their imagination into action – uncovering precious Pacific ingredients and experimenting with unexpected combinations of flavours and textures.
The result is a range of splendid Special Editions, mouth-watering award-winners, and fun family favourites – which in our own humble opinion, as well as those of a few esteemed chocolate boffins, are hand-crafted indulgent morsels of perfection – that will change your life!
The love for little people, their future and nature coupled with a strong desire to offer something 100% unique gave birth to Foxtots. Foxtots creates and offers a variety of clothing that cater to the special needs of new born babies during those precious months. Foxtots provides the best of colours from certified organic dyes, soft durable fabrics and trendy styling which makes organic clothing fun to wear. All of their prints are inspired by nature and fond childhood memories.
BOOTLEG JERKY CO
Two Kiwi brothers using only 100% grass-fed air-dried New Zealand beef to complement spice mixtures with no artificial preservatives, colours, nitrates, MSG or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Their recipes swap out the preservatives and artificial flavours for real ingredients, blended perfectly to create unique, bold flavours. Their marinating process is simple : meat + marinade + time (lots of time) simple!
OLD FRENCH ROAD AKAROA OLIVES
Old French Road Olive Grove situated in Takamatua near Akaroa on Banks Peninsula is a stunning place to grow olives. It is a boutique grove of about 1200 trees with Tuscan, Spanish and Greek Olive varieties. This gives the olives a wide variety of differing flavours. The olives come to FOXY BOXY directly from the olive grove.
WELLINGTON CHOCOLATE FACTORY
WCF sources the finest ethically traded cocoa in the world. In the heart of Wellington is where WCF produce the finest craft bean-to-bar chocolate. The proof is quite literally in the pudding: their chocolate is multi-award winning. Each of theirr lovingly crafted bars is hand wrapped in custom artwork by talented local artists.
REBECCA & JAMES MCLEOD
Made4Baby offers a quality, natural skincare range for babies and children made right here in New Zealand and is free from harsh ingredients. Founder, Rebecca McLeod worked at the O.E.C.D in Paris on the impacts of chemicals in skincare for 34 countries. She is an Executive Board Member of Cosmetics New Zealand.
FOXY BOXY is proud to stock the Made4Baby range which is the multiple award winner in New Zealands Oh Baby Magazine Biennial Awards as one of the Top 10 Most Recommended of ANY Baby Product as voted for by Parents.
ALISTAIR PARKER & HAYLEY MOLLOY
Molly Woppy is a family owned artisan food company, passionate about our baking.
They love using classic recipes with fresh modern flavours, to create cookies you’ll crave and treats to treasure – for gourmet food lovers everywhere.
Duffle&Co now proudly supports a family run workshop, over 20 craftsmen and women, and creates beneficial social & environmental change. You’re casting a vote for craftsmanship over mass production, climate positive design and a future that envisions a cleaner planet.
To help protect the home of their Balinese craftsmen, they work with Eden Reforestation Projects Indonesia to restore, replant and protect these vital ecosystems. This is why for each item you buy, they’ll plant 5 mangrove trees.