Discover the Most Affordable and Romantic Gift Ideas for Your Love in New Zealand

Discover the Most Affordable and Romantic Gift Ideas for Your Love in New Zealand

Ladies and gentlemen, forget about the traditional box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers (or maybe don’t because I guess that is kinda what we sell here at Smile Box). It's time to step up your gift-giving game and impress your significant other with some truly unique romantic gifts in NZ. From DIY edible arrangements to sending them a lil’ afternoon bevvie at work, this blog will have you covered for all of your gift-giving needs. Glue guns at the ready! (We joke).

Romantic DIY Gift Ideas

DIY gifts not only save you money, but they also add a personal touch that makes the gift even more special. From hand-written love letters to custom Spotify playlists (can we get an amen for Sam Smith puhleeease), there are endless possibilities when it comes to DIY gifts. Here's a few of our faves:

Edible Arrangements: Nothing says "I love you" like a bouquet that you can eat! Making an edible bouquet as a gift for the one you love is a unique and delicious way to show your affection. Choose their favorite sweet treats, like chocolates, lollies, or fruits (OR DORITOES OR BEER OR SALAMI) and arrange them in a bouquet-like fashion using bamboo skewers or toothpicks. Wrap the bouquet in baking paper and tie it off with a ribbon or bow. Arrange them in a creative way, and voila! A unique romantic gift basket that will make your significant other smile, their taste buds dance and send an abundance of brownie points your way.

"Coupon book" of love: Creating a romantic coupon book for your partner can be a hoot! Why not promise some silly and spontaneous moments together? Think along the lines of "one night of karaoke duets," "a trip away of your choosing," or "one week of not doing the dishes" The possibilities are endless, just let your imaginations run wild! Decorate the book with quirky illustrations and add some tongue-in-cheek humor to each coupon. It’ll be the gift that keeps giving (and in hindsight one you’ll probs wish will end soon 😉)

A surprise picnic! New Zealand is choc-a-block full of stunning nature so why not head on over to our marketing gal Rachels, fave British chef and find yourself a delicious picnic recipe. Imagine spreading out a blanket on the lush green grass, surrounded by towering mountains and pristine lakes (or just Mt. Eden if you’re in Aucks). You and your sweetheart munch on delicious treats while being serenaded by the sounds of chirping birds and bleating sheep #couplegoals ya’know. 

Box of Kisses

A box of Hershey's chocolate kisses is a classic way to show your love and affection. These delicious chocolates are bite-sized, making them perfect for snacking, or for sharing with friends and family (or not). Not to mention, the price tag on these goodies is literally 19 bucks. Yep, you read that right! With free delivery NZ-wide too, making them a great way to show someone you care without breaking the bank.

Healthy Romantic Gift Box options

Hold up, we’re not talk about a box of kale over here 😉. If you’ve got a health nut in your life in need of a little treat then our Goodness Me gift box is filled with all the good stuff that your partner needs. That's right, you can give the gift of health without sacrificing taste! Crammed with healthy drinks, snacks and of course some guilt-free dark chocolate. Vegan-friendly AND gluten-free, it's like music to a vegans other-halves ears.

Free Romantic experience ideas NZ

Take a hike together: Take a romantic hike with your significant other: New Zealand is recognised for its magnificent natural beauty, so what better way to experience it? The breathtaking nature offers the ideal backdrop for a romantic and unforgettable journey, whether you're conquering mountains, hiking through forests, or strolling along the shore.

Go stargazing: What could be more romantic than snuggling under them divine Southern Hem stars with your special someone? It's a stargazer's heaven here in NZ, with a pristine night sky that's got so little light pollution. Find a peaceful, isolated area where you can drink in the stars; bring a blanket and a bottle of wine. You can check out some of the best stargazing experiences here.

Visit the beach: Beautiful beaches in New Zealand make the ideal backdrop for a romantic day with your significant other. Imagine spending the day in the sun, going for lengthy strolls down the beach, and sharing a sunset together. Heaaaven.

A little tipple or three with our Alcohol Gift Boxes

Treating your partner to a gift box with alcohol can be a great romantic gesture for Valentine's Day or any other special occasion. Sending a gift box with a boozy surprise to your partner's workplace is a great way to brighten their day! Pick out their favorite hooch, whether it's a mini-bottle of vino, bubbly, or a hoppy brew, and have it delivered right to their desk (just in time for happy hour). It’ll be sure to make your partner smile and feel loved, even in the middle of a long workday. Find our full alcohol selection here.

Date night with a twist!

Make surprising them with a date night extra special by adding on a restaurant gift voucher to our Hearty Kisses (or any other box you might fancy!) and having it delivered to their door. Your boo will be jumping for joy at the thought of a future delicious dining experience, trust us, your taste buds (and theirs) will thank you.

Romantic movie gift package

Lights, camera, action! Nothing says romance like the back row of the movies, am I right? Send them our scrumptious Movie Munchies box with an added Movie gift voucher to catch their new fave flick. Our Cinema Gift Pack is full of all the goodies they need for a night at the movies! (No guarantees that the treats will last until they actually get to the cinema!). 


Well folks, there you have it! A whole bunch of cute as, romantic gift ideas that are sure to make your significant other laugh, smile and put you in the good books. Remember, it's not about how much you spend, but about the thought and effort you put into the gift. So go forth and make your loved one feel special and loved. And if all else fails, just remember, you can never go wrong with a good old fashioned box of chocolates and bouquet of flowers (shameless plug, see our gift box options here 😉). Happy gift giving loveeeers!