Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs

Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs, Te Anau: Hours, Address, Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs Reviews: 4/5

Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Our two best loved stores Simply New Zealand | New Zealand the Gift come together under one online roof to offer you quality giftware, kiwiana homeware, clothing, local art, souvenirs & NZ Made products you will cherish and remember for years to come. Our stores cater for travellers from overseas looking for mementos to take home that are a reminder of their stay in Aotearoa, or gifts for friends and family with a particular New Zealand flavour. Our gift and souvenirs range is diverse and promotes New Zealand and our way of life. #simplynewzealand
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Naina-Damani
London, UK1,032 contributions
Feb 2020
We went early morning shopping before our tour for the next stop of Arrowtown. This store was reasonable price and it had a massive selection of t-shirts and local souvenirs. I was able to get a few items, especially my plum New Zealand t-shirt. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Written 31 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HazFly
Wollongong, Australia171 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
We stopped at Te Anau on our way by coach to Milford Sound and poked our heads in here just to get out of the rain. I'll admit, I assumed it would be full of the usual cheap made-in-China tourist tat. I was wrong. In fact, it was so good I made a point of going there again on our way back the following day.

It's quite crowded and there are lots of little key-rings and stuffed toys and magnets and postcards, as you'd expect. But much of what's on offer, including the clothing, was way above my expectations in terms of quality, and the prices are so reasonable.

I bought a beautiful black hoodie with a (reflective) silver fern on it, designed and made in NZ from thick, quality cotton, on sale for just NZ$20. I also got a really cool t-shirt, again designed and made in NZ, for NZ$10, as well as some quality postcards and nice little bits and pieces to give as gifts back home.

On both occasions the women behind the counter were absolutely lovely. Highly recommended.
Written 13 June 2018
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csijones
Burlington, IN14 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
great selection of jewelry and novelty items staff was very friendly and helpful in making selections we are enjoying all items purchased there!!
Written 5 January 2018
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Paul B
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand102 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This store has a great selection of souvenirs & clothing a very reasonable prices.A good place to buy cheap socks & clothes as we did on a cold day here.Very friendly,helpful staff.
Written 25 January 2017
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pastelcolors05
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
There were two souvenir shops next to each other when we visited. We entered this one first because the other Chinese shop next door had a tour group and was packed. We picked quite a number of souvenir items to buy, and thought that there was no harm in conversationally trying to ask if they could sell the stuff to us at a slightly cheaper price since we were buying a few things.

However the owners (Japanese couple), especially the man, answered very rudely back to us, saying "You don't have to buy it, its okay" several times and physically waved us off with his hand. This surprised us because that kind of reaction was uncalled for (if you don't give discounts, just apologise and sorry we can't). If you make your customer feel unwelcomed, then by all means we won't bother next time. After all, the souvenir store next door which we visited later sold slightly different things, but at a cheaper price, and with much much friendlier staff too.

Would not recommend buying anything from this shop, as the owners are unwelcoming and items sold are mostly overpriced anyway (this is in comparison to other souvenir shops we visited later on in Queenstown)
Written 29 November 2016
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shfauziyahsm
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia350 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
When in Te Anau, ensure you do your souvenir shopping here. I have compared prices and those sold at Kowhai (pronounced as KOFAI) are definitely cheaper. Examples: a boxed sewing kit at Fox Glacier was sold at $9.90 but in Kowhai it is less than $8.00. A bookmark I purchased earlier at Mossburn (the deer capital of NZ, I was told) on the way to Te Anau was $7.90 when you only pay $7.50 at Kowhai. An All Blacks onezie for babies is also a few dollars cheaper here. For other things, according to my husband its anything between 10-20% cheaper here. So hear me out: Do your shopping at Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs Te Anau.
Written 1 January 2016
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Kowhai Gifts & Souvenirs is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM