November News from Gift Hutt

Gift Hutt News

Wow what a week it has been with the earthquake Monday morning and then followed by floods on Tuesday.  My thoughts go out to the families of the two people who died and all those who have suffered badly in this major event.  We have been incredibly lucky and only suffered minimal damage in the shop with no apparent structural damage and have been signed off my an engineer.

What’s New in Gift Hutt.

The Christmas decorations are out in the shop and we are looking very festive.  Beth has done some very cool driftwood Christmas trees.  They sold very fast last year so you will need to be very quick.  There is also a wide range of hand crafted Christmas decorations to add the special touch to your tree.

Some lovely gift baskets and gift ideas have arrived in time for Christmas. These are perfect for corporate gifts and secret santa gifts.  Also in are some new beautiful soft toys just perfect for giving to a new baby.

We now have a range of quality quilling supplies in store and we hope to have Meg from Dora’s Papers come in early next month to teach a class on quilling.

Another class we are looking at having is decoupage and we have now got some supplies in and waiting on more back orders to come in.  Decoupage is great for using with the Voodoo Molly Vintage paints.

Upcycling furniture is very popular now and we have just the paints for you from Voodoo Molly Vintage.  These paints have been developed in New Zealand specifically for upcycling furniture and are so easy to use.  No more stripping varnish and paint back to the wood!  We run classes here every month to help you get started with these paints and get you a professional finish every time.

October News From Gift Hutt

What’s New in Gift Hutt.

We now have some stunning floral arrangements using flowers in shoes.  These are really cool and great for gifts for the shoe aficionado.  Coming soon in time for Christmas are some gift baskets featuring a wide range of goodies.

For the paper crafter I now have the Marsupial layering tool.  It is so easy to use and will give you are professional look to your papercrafting.
I now have the gorgeous new Classic Rose collection from Heartfelt Creations in store.  This is my new favourite flower set and I know that I will be using it a lot on my cards and other projects.  Check out these beautiful cards that I have made here.  The Classic Rose stamp and die set sold out very quickly and I have now restocked but you will need to be quick to get them.

I have had a couple of fun filled classes making beautiful flowers in cardstock and vellum and will have another class on the 9th October.

Wainuiomata Pop Up Shop

I have had the opportunity to open up a pop up shop in Wainuiomata from 1st November to 24 December and I am looking for people who would like to sell their products in the shop for the Christmas shopping period.  If you are interested please contact me at

Workshops and Classes:

We have some exciting workshops coming up in Gift Hutt.  The flower making class was very popular and I will be doing another class.
Flo Hill-Rennie will be coming down from Tauranga to take a class on the Cricut Explore on the 29th October.  Flo is the Cricut ‘Guru’ of New Zealand and it is a great opportunity to learn how to get the most out of your Cricut Explore.  I am looking forward to seeing what she shows us.

Introduction to Voodoo Molly Vintage Paints
Saturday 8th October 10 am to 4 pm
Cost $85

Flower Making Class
Sunday 9th October 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $20

Bring Your Own Project
Saturday 22 October 1.30 pm to 4 pm
Cost $25.

Getting to Know Your Cricut Explore
Saturday 29th October 9.30 am to 4 pm
Cost $60

Cardmaking Class
Sunday 23rd October 1.30 – 4.30 pm
Cost $5 per card

September News from Gift Hutt

What’s New in Gift Hutt
We now have a range of gorgeous shell decorated mirrors and frames in store from Manea Creations.  These are beautiful with sea shells and paua shell and would look great in your bathroom or nautical themed rooms.  Check them out here.

Father’s Day is coming up and we have a range of lovely individual and unique Father’s Day items for sale including cufflinks from Ladybird Lane and Nixie Noo, leather goods from Buxton Leather Goods, barbecue sets with a New Zealand theme from Harvest Creations and more.

We are also participating in a collaborative giveaway on Facebook with Ladybird Lane and Cobalt Heights.  Win a funky pair of cufflinks from Ladybird Lane, a fantastic wallet from Cobalt Heights and $50 towards a genuine Ngai Tahu pounamu piece from Gift Hutt.  Please like our page on Facebook to get the latest news and updates and enter to win the giveaway there.

I had a fantastic time at the Wellington Paper Arts and Crafts show and met lots of lovely people.  A big thank you to David and Yo for organising this event and I will certainly be there next year!  The Heartfelt Creations products proved very popular and also the flower making make’n’takes.

Wainuiomata Pop Up Shop

I have had the opportunity to open up a pop up shop in the Wainuiomata Mall from 1st October to 24 December and I am looking for people who would like to sell their products in the shop for the Christmas shopping period.  If you are interested please contact me at

Workshops and Classes:

We have some more workshops this month including two paper crafting workshops which are getting very full, furniture painting using Voodoo Molly Vintage Paints, basic upholstery and another Bring Your Own Project to work on.

Furniture Painting
Thursday 1 September 9.30 to 3 pm
Cost $85

Upholstery Footstool Making Class
10.30 to 4 pm
Cost $100

Flower Making Class
Sunday 11 September 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm
Cost $20

Cardmaking Class
Sunday 25 September 1.30 to 4.30 pm
Cost $5 per card

Bring Your Own Project
Saturday 13 August 1.30 pm to 4 pm’
Cost $25.

If you can think of any craft you would like to learn or are able to teach at Gift Hutt please contact Beth  at or phone her on 0272652253.

Gift Hutt is starting to look very festive.

Wow not long now until Christmas.  Have you started getting your lists together?  Gift Hutt has a wide range of unique and individual gift ideas for all ages.  So come in and browse and take your time in our lovely relaxed atmosphere.

The window is looking fabulous and ready for the Hutt City Council window decorating competition.  Beth has made the most amazing Kiwi themed Christmas tree made from driftwood and I have made an ice themed Christmas tree.




We are also starting to look very festive here with a wide range of Christmas decorations as well:  Amour Heirlooms have some lovely unique Christmas decorations to treasure for years to come.

Gift Hutt-45Margaret McCarthy has some gorgeous floral arrangements for your tables:

Margaret McCarthy Floral ArrangmentDora’s Papers have made some exquisite hand quilled Christmas decorations:

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There is a wide range of Christmas decorations:

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There are some gift tags and bags to create a very personalised present:

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Some gift voucher holders:

Gift Hutt-2Some great teacher gift ideas:

Gift Hutt-1Special and personal Christmas cards:

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And finally an advent calendar that will be passed down the generations.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner and Gift Hutt has unique and individual New Zealand made gift ideas.

There is shaving soap and shaving balm from Botanical Beauty Co.

Botanical Beauty Co


Oamaru stone carving from Neville Ware


Neville Ware 'Cairn'


Fine Art Prints from NZEditions



All Things Painted

All Things Painted Fisherman's Prayer


Clay n Wood

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Hobbscraft wall hangings

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Jim Bolland Art

Ji Bolland Art 'Ahead Again'

New Zealand native wood pens

Gift Hutt Woodturned pen


Brendan Grant Art


Patricia Manhire’s Creative Corner Cards

Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner Father's Day Card

2015-08-30 17.07.14Glasses case from Nifties from Ngaire

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Cell phone bags from Beads from the Beach

Beads From The Beach Tie Cell Phone Cover


Cufflinks from Ladybird Lane

Ladybird Lane Cufflinks


These are just a few of the products Gift Hutt has for Father’s Day.

Have a good day on Sunday.



News from Gift Hutt

Welcome back.

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Gift Hutt with lots of new products and a very successful workshop.  Our first Voodoo Molly Vintage paint workshop was very successful with 7 people turning up and having a lot of fun learning to use these fabulous paints.  The feedback was very good about the paints and we are looking to run the class on a monthly basis.

New products in store are some beautiful paua shell art from Clay n Wood in Taupo.  There is some beautiful polished paua shells, wall hangings and boats.

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Also from Clay n Wood are these lovely butterflies that have been decorated in a wide range of designs featuring New Zealand themed scenes.  They are light and easy to put in an envelope to send overseas.

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Hooked from Hearts has also arrived with a range of stunning ceramic hearts, buttons and these very cute little pukeko.

Hooked On Hearts Ceramic Pukeko



Her friend Ngaire from Nifties from Ngaire has also bought in a range of different little gift ideas from glasses cases, to luggage holders, coffee card holders, bibs and tissue holders.

20150818-2015-08-18 15.32.52There are some very talented artists and crafters and one of them is Anna from Armour Heirlooms.  She does the most exquisite wedding horseshoes, hearts and pillows as well as dog coats, aprons, bunting and anything shabby chic.

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Also arrived are these stunning handbags from Marie Claire Boutique Handcrafted Bags.  These are made from plastic coated fabrics with lots of different embellishments and bling to create a unique and individual handbag.

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For the kitchen we now have these lovely oven mitts made from upcycled blankets from Feeling Sheepish.  These are very practical and very useful.

20150814-2015-08-14 16.43.45Finally, we now have these very cool and different decor items from Creative Tuesday.  There are felt ball bunting and some repositionable fabric stickers to place on your wall for instant colour and design.Creative Tuesday Restickable Pink BuntingCreative Tuesday Dark Grey, Pistashio, Light Blue, White Garland


Do keep popping back to see what is new.

Have a great week and #support NZ made.




Learn to Paint with Voodoo Molly Vintage Paints 15 August

Come along and learn how easy it is to use the fabulous Voodoo Molly Vintage paints.

Price $35 (includes a paint brush and small 200 ml pottle of paint of your choice of colour)

Bring your own small item to paint.

Morning tea provided.

Where – Gift Hutt, 136 High Street, Lower Hutt

New in Store

Welcome back.

It has been a busy week or two with lots of new stock in store, with more to come.

There is now a new range of gorgeous jewellery from Fine Definition Designs.  These are very special necklaces that would look fabulous for a special occasion such as weddings.  They are made from fresh water pearls with Swarovski crystals and coordinating seed beads.

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Also new in are these beautiful Fine Art prints from NZEditions.  They come already matted and would be great left as they are or placed in a frame of your own choice.  What a wonderful gift to give someone or to send overseas.







More artwork from Neville Ware has arrived with this stunning piece of Oamaru stone carving ‘Cairn 2’.

Neville Ware 'Cairn'


There is now a wide range of gift ideas for babies and children including these hooded snuggle blankets, baby sleeping bags and stroller mats in a wide range of colours and patterns from Let’s Go Baby.  These are beautifully finished and easy to care for and very affordably priced ranging from

Let's Go Baby Stroller Cover


Let's Go Baby Baby Sleeping Bag


Let's Go Baby Baby Snuggle Blanket


Also for babies are these cute merino tops and pants in a range of colours and patterns from Marie Taylor.  These are a limited supply so you will need to be in quick before they sell out.

Marie Taylor Crossover Merino Tops Marie Taylor Merino Pants


Yes we still send cards despite the advent of the internet, and there are a wide range of cards including these ones that have just come in as well from Patricia Manhire’s Creative Corner.

Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner


Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner


Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner


Patricia Manhire's Creative Corner


This is just a small selection of what is available in Gift Hutt and don’t forget you can purchase online and come in and pick up or we can post.

I am in the process of organising a workshop with the Voodoo Molly Vintage paints so please keep checking back for more details or follow us on Facebook.

Have a good week.