Five Christmas gift ideas for outdoor people and food lovers

It's the most wonderful time of the year...

...but you still haven't organised a gift for your husband/wife/mother/son/daughter! Absolutely no judgement on that one, we are last minute gift buyers too!

Let us help you out with a few out of the box ideas.

For coffee lovers...

Pinnacles coffee (roasted by our very our guide Coxy!) is a bBoutique coffee roasting company based on the Coromandel. Sourcing it’s green beans from the Northwest Mountain Ranges of Vietnam plus other countries around the world from farms that grow organically and are UTZ certified, it's an ethical choice. Order online here!

A little bit fancy

For those who like their creature comforts in the outdoors (think trampers, hunters, those who like to fish!). Some clever person has designed this nifty little gadget to enjoy an expresso on the go! The Nanopresso is an impressive wee hand-operated expresso machine (even the mechanically-challenged can manage!). Tried and tested by the Nature & Nosh team, the results from freshly ground beans are delicious. May we suggest pairing this with a bag of Pinnacles coffee for the ultimate caffeine pressy!

Great for the kids and the environment

For those of you based in the Waikato, or planning to visit in the next year, consider a Sanctuary Explorer Pass from Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari (From $12!). Explore the ancient forests of this majestic mountain surrounded by abundant bird life. It's the gift of conservation! An adventure to remember, wander through the ecological island and listen and look out for native species.

Hint: Goes well with tonic and ice!

Possibly the best kept little secret on the Coromandel. Coromandel Distilling Company produces a fantastic drop of the good stuff. Our recommendation is their Awildian Coromandel Dry Gin - The Blue edition. It turns pink when mixed with tonic (because science and magic!) and tastes even better than it looks to pour! You won't regret buying two bottles of this gin. One for a Christmas gift and one for you to try - of course!

Last minute: Gift an experience!

For the outdoor lover who prefers making memories over getting 'stuff', treat them to a Nature and Nosh gourmet hiking tour! From one day to seven days - we have 5-star rated hiking and foodie experiences for the active adventurers in your life. You'll probably be their favourite person after that. Pretty hard to top! Email hello@natureandnosh.co.nz to organise a voucher.


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