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10 Nostalgic Kiwi Gifts to Bring Back Memories

Posted by Melanie Young on
10 Nostalgic Kiwi Gifts to Bring Back Memories

Growing up in New Zealand, there are certain things that hold a special place in our hearts and bring back memories of our childhood. From classic candies to popular toys, here are 10 nostalgic Kiwi gifts that will transport you back in time and bring a smile to your face. Whether you're a Kiwi yourself or just have fond memories of visiting this beautiful country, these gifts will surely hit you with a wave of nostalgia.

1. Classic Candies: Indulge in sweets from your childhood, like Pineapple Lumps, Jet Planes, and K-bars.
2. Popular Toys: Remember playing with iconic Kiwi toys such as Buzzy Bees, L&P Yo-Yos, and Wooden Puzzles?
3. Kiwiana Art: Decorate your home with iconic Kiwiana art, including prints of the beloved Edmonds cookbook or Fred Dagg.
4. New Zealand Greenstone/ Pounamu: Support local artists and bring back a piece of Maori culture with hand-crafted souvenirs like bone carvings and pounamu necklaces.
5. Kiwi Music: Rediscover your favorite Kiwi bands and artists, like Split Enz, Crowded House, and Bic Runga, with their albums on vinyl.
6. Board Games: Spend quality time with friends and family by playing classic Kiwi board games like Squatter or Go for Broke.
7. Kiwiana Clothing: Show off your Kiwi pride with t-shirts, hats, and sweatshirts featuring iconic Kiwi symbols like the Silver Fern or hokey pokey ice cream.
8. Traditional Biscuits: Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with some classic Kiwi biscuits, such as Gingernuts, Anzac biscuits, and Chocolate Wheaten.
9. Kama Perfume Oil: Kama perfume = Kiwi nostalgia in a bottle! One smell of this stuff will take you right back to your Auties house over the summer.
10. Tourist Souvenirs: Bring back a piece of New Zealand with you by purchasing souvenirs like kiwi bird plush toys, sheepskin products, and All Blacks merchandise.

These 10 nostalgic Kiwi gifts may seem small, but they hold a special place in our hearts and remind us of simpler times. With each gift, you'll be transported back to your childhood and remember the joy and happiness that these items brought you.

Have you tried any of these nostalgic Kiwi gifts? Share your memories with us in the comments below! And don't forget to share this post with your friends and family who also have a love for all things Kiwi.

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