Winkalotts is great for kids goodies and Fishing Direct for those who love to get out on the water. NZ At Home in Tavern Road has a wide range of goodies and for those francofiles you can't go past The French Cupboard at the start of the shops up by Northern Union.
If you're looking for that special something you're bound to find it at Bendon Lingerie on the corner of Agency Lane and for the young at heart head to North Beach. If you'd like to personalise a gift and frame that special photo visti Emma Jean Framing in Agency Lane or for that home and garden decor check out Sunbliss. For jewellery and gems visit The Goldsmith in Millwater Parkway or if you're after that deal visit Crazy Deal in Peters Way or if you're trying to help someone get over that awful smoking addiction check out the huge range of flavours at NZ Vapor in Silverdale Street.
Then of course if you want everything in the one place why not hit Silverdale Centre where you'll find everything from homewares, shoes, jewellery, the larger stores including The Warehouse and Noel Leeming plus you'll also find Santa from 11 December!
Orewa Beach has lots of amazing shops to wander around, or cycle around if you've been into Saint Cycles. Not only are there great shops, but there are heaps of festive Orewa Markets which always have a wide range of local bits and bobs. A beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers from Flowers by Joanne is always a great present.
Are you feeling new year, new you, but you're also conscious of the damage fast fashion has on the planet? Restyle Boutique has new clothes, top quality recycle clothing, shoes, handbags, jewellery, acessories, hats, swimwear, ballgowns, menswear and bridalwear - in fact just about everything! Treat yourself without feeling guilty and still have pennies in your pocket!
For those artsy people there are a number of different places to go for them. If you know someone who loves scented candles, head to Vixen and Co and don't miss their pop up Christmas sale on Sunday 17 December! Get a stunning frame for that photo or painting at Orewa Framing Studio or perhaps a gift voucher for a professional custom picture frame, canvas or print. Or maybe you know a bookworm would love to get lost in a thrilling story from Never Ending Books.
Get the men in your life looking fly with face, hair, and body products from the Clooney Club, or a trendy new do from Slim Jim's Barbershop. Have you been thinking about getting some new ink for the new year? Don't forget Tattoos by Ben Kaye is local!
Look out for our blog post next week featuring Whangaparaoa, Manly, and Gulf Harbour!
We love the Hibiscus Coast, the beaches, the community feel and the wide variety of things to do and places to go and this isn't diminishing as the Coast grows, although we are finding there are rather too many sets of traffic lights than the old days!