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.

Know of any others we can add to this list? Please contact us with their details.

Matt and Tom sitting at a Wooden Christmas tree stall

Matt and Tom are twins with Down Syndrome who love Christmas.
Their range of Christmas themed and gift products, include small and large wood Christmas trees, felt star decorations, loc-blocks and more.

The words Special Gifts in orange. The dot of the i is replaced with a wrapped gift in purple.

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.

Our Harvest Guava Jelly jar with spoon in guava jelly next to it

Treat your taste buds with delicious Our Harvest preserves.  Our Harvest products are grown, harvested and made with love by Recreate's Our Harvest team.

Three people sitting around a table with bags of coffee in front of them. The label on the coffee bags says 'Drink my Coffee'

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.

3 mini candles sitting on their boxes. Each of them has a christamas star in a different colour.

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.

Handmade chocolates freshly made ready to be packaged
8 different blocks of Wildness chocolates.

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.

A barista coffee machine with Flourish Cafe printed on it.

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.

A lady in a cafe with tongs picking up some cheese scones

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.

3 packets of Cookie Project cookies

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 sitting at a table behind bags of his K9 treats

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!

A black labrador tongue is sticking out towards a treat being held in a hand.

A mug with logo that reads 'Hungry Hamish' and two chocolate chip cookies.

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!

Illustration from the book of cartoon characters in a forest

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.

An art piece with Christmas trees made out of drifwood and some fair lights across them.

Creating art with nature!
Hand crafted driftwood sculptures to hang in the garden, bach or home. Especially perfect for those who love the sea!