Gifts with Purpose
We've compiled some of our favourite social enterprises involved in the disability sector. This way you can give a gift of meaning whilst supporting disabled people.
Special Gifts gift boxes contain NZ made products, all created by disabled people.
Create one-of-a-kind gifts that showcase that your brand is socially conscious. Talk with them about how they can include your company’s branding on our Special Gift Boxes.
Drink My Coffee is a social enterprise to create employment opportunities for disabled New Zealanders. They create jobs for people to manufacture and distribute premium coffee and enabling people with disabilities to be self-employed, selling the coffee.
Find your local distributor on the order page to support them with their own business.
Downlights is a New Zealand owned and operated fragranced soy candle company that manufactures luxury candles using artisanal techniques. Their candles are lovingly hand poured and the entire manufacturing process supports the development of a variety of workplace skills and offers employment opportunities for young adults with Down Syndrome and intellectual or learning disabilities.
Wildness is a Social Enterprise in Wellington, New Zealand and in Singapore. We harness the passion, skills and energy of exceptional Singaporeans with special needs at APSN CFA (Association for Persons with Special Needs Centre for Adults) and in the Rimutaka prison in New Zealand.
Packed with eco-friendly zero-waste materials, our delicious organic chocolates are handmade using only the finest ingredients and environmentally sustainable methods.
Grab a gift card for Flourish Cafe!
Flourish Café (located in Takapuna, Auckland) provides a genuine stepping-stone to employment and independence for trainees, creating life-changing opportunities. Trainees are involved in all aspects of running the café - a unique, authentic work environment in which every situation is recognised as a valuable learning opportunity.
Grab a gift card for Te Tuhi Café!
The Te Tuhi Café is Aotearoa’s first training café for intellectually disabled people. It provides a café service to a bustling community centre, putting disabled people in the heart of their community.
Based in Pakuranga, Auckland, the café project provides in-house training and supported paid employment for intellectually disabled people and is designed to provide the trainees with a supportive environment to expand their hospitality experience with an aim to finding open employment.
The Cookie Project is a social enterprise that provides paid work experience for disabled people. According to Stats NZ, 1 in 4 Kiwis are disabled, and the employment rate for the disabled people is only 22% compared to 70% for those who are non-disabled.
The Cookie Project is committed to only making the best butter cookies with clean ingredients - no preservatives, no additives, and no colouring. All their cookies are freshly hand baked with the best butter by Lewis Road Creamery.
Oliver's Doggie Treats are delicious, healthy, hand-made dog biscuits by Oliver, a dog-loving boy with Down Syndrome from Auckland who lives life to the fullest!
This one comes with a personal recommendation of NZDEN's own K9 master-snacker, Paxton. Paxton is known to be on his best ever good-boy behaviour when there's one of Oliver's Doggie Treats on offer!
Hungry Hamish was Founded by a New Zealand man named Hamish, who has Down syndrome, to bake healthy cookies and create jobs in the disability sector.
The Hungry Hamish bakery is based in Marton, where they bake and package their Paleo and Keto range of cookies, and will ship to you anywhere in New Zealand!
Laetitia Tan is a teenage author with Down Syndrome. She wrote this book with the support of her Speech and Language Therapist. Laetitia hopes to inspire you to use your imagination and tell your story - it does not matter that it is not perfect, so long as you are happy with it.