Speciality Shops in Rotorua

Top Gift & Speciality Shops in Rotorua, New Zealand

Gift & Speciality Shops in Rotorua

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  • Alison T
    Auckland, New Zealand33 contributions
    I visited the Amokura Glass shop last weekend whilst on holiday in Rotorua and was excited to return the following day for a one on one glass blowing class to make a pumpkin. The girls were friendly, patient and helpful and it was relatively cheap for such an extraordinary experience. Will definitely be back again. Thank you
    Written 4 February 2021
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  • lian06
    75 contributions
    Husband and I each wanted a peace of pounamu to remember our trip to Rotorua for wedding anniversary. Great service here - we’re talked through origins of pounamu, different types and treatments, meaning of carvings. Very happy with our purchases; can recommend this place. Thanks
    Written 6 September 2020
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  • Tania T
    Hamilton, New Zealand7 contributions
    This bookshop is fantastic! Exceptional range with all genres. Everything beautifully displayed and easy to find. Lovely service and very helpful staff.
    Written 16 February 2022
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  • tasgard
    Hobart, Australia196 contributions
    A visit to the Jelly Belly store was prompted by thoughts of our Grandchildren. The store is rather full on Jelly Belly themed with garish colours, tempting displays and Jelly Belly Art. If you go up on the Gondola to the Skyline complex you cannot miss the store.
    The prices are a little on the high side but as tourists you are only there the once so it doesn’t matter. We bought a selection of sweets that you don’t normally find elsewhere. Worthwhile a visit just to look around, even if you don’t buy.
    Written 8 September 2019
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  • maureenstevens2018
    Blenheim, New Zealand34 contributions
    This shop has recently moved to current location. I don't think there was a coffee shop attached, but who has time for coffee when there is so much to look at in this shop, and everything is so enticing. The staff members were very attentive and no question was a bother.
    Written 9 November 2020
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  • JayJay015
    Melbourne, Australia312 contributions
    We took our rock loving children here when in Rotorua - this place is full to the brim with interesting pieces. We spent a good half an hour just working through the rooms full, lots of great history in there as well. We had a long chat to the very passionate, very devoted owner, nicknamed 'Rock' who is full of interesting information and facts about the geological and geothermal history of the area. He really knows his stuff! Even if it is not an stong interest it is worth the visit to buy or just admire gemstones, kauri gum or fossils. Perfect for a rainy day!
    Written 12 July 2018
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  • Karen M
    Charleston, SC485 contributions
    Best compilation of souvenirs but they are a little bit more expensive that other shops. Largest souvenir shop in Rotorua. Larges selection of shirts at a good quality. Best selection of sheepskin products and rugs. Can ship to world locations. Back room has large selection of rugs and blankets. Many New Zealand made products including: Clothing, jackets, gloves, sweaters, lotions, beauty products made in New Zealand, candies, honey etc. Traditional souvenirs such as flags, cozies, pens, shot glasses, totes, magnets etc.....
    Written 23 July 2017
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  • Jonesy
    Palmerston North, New Zealand119 contributions
    I recently took up the opertunity to participate in a carve your own pounamu activity.
    This was an staining, fun and satisfying thing to do. At $190 for the day, lunch included I designed my piece was given a stone to put it on then guided through the process of ponamu carving from cutting and shaping right through to carving and polishing my piece. I did 2 days of carving with Charlie Marsh, he is an excellent carver and teacher. The whole team there were amaizing, and friendly, they all treat you like part of the team. At the end of the day I left with my own carving to wear or gift to someone that would easily cost 2 to 3 times the cost of the days activity. When ever I return to the shop it's like being part of their family and they are all happy to pass on knowledge. Each time I return they pass on more knowledge.
    I'd recommend this as a solo or small 2 to 3 person group activity.
    Written 24 May 2021
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  • lanieyles
    Rotorua, New Zealand2 contributions
    A great spot to shop if you`re after an arty momento from your trip or an original piece of NZ art. Beautifully presented gallery with a lovely friendly owner who has an eye for quality art and giftware.
    Written 1 March 2017
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  • aotearoa-kuikui
    Aotearoa13 contributions
    This is a secret little gem of a shop increasingly becoming a destination shop for authentic local traditional and contemporary Māori design Art, Craft and fashion items. Locally owned and with friend helpful staff, its definately a place to include in your plans while visiting or passing through. Gifts range from $5 locally made natural soaps to art pieces and traditionally made garments.
    Written 19 April 2017
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  • aotearoa-kuikui
    Aotearoa13 contributions
    The best place to find the perfect affordable gift whether you're looking for traditional woven items or a gifts, jewellery, homeware or fashion items with a contemporary twist on elements of Maori design.
    Written 9 August 2015
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  • Cookiegurl
    North Houston, TX68 contributions
    If you’re hunting for NZ souvenirs, SNZ has the best prices and range of NZ made goods. With branches in every town tourists frequent, no need to look further for a keepsake.
    Written 13 March 2020
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  • Happycats3
    Napier, New Zealand267 contributions
    If you like art by locals or just want to escape the hubbub of a busy schedule, then this is the place to relax on retro couches and enjoy a lovely coffee and yummy scone etc. Art abounds here and is all reasonably priced. A really good vibe to this place, situated near the Polynesian Pools. Worth a visit.
    Written 7 January 2020
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