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Looking for gifts with extra meaning this Christmas?

Kia ora Agnes,

Last Friday Air New Zealand ran a disability social enterprise virtual market for their staff, giving them the opportunity to buy from some amazing organisations that are run by and/or benefit disabled people.

They have kindly shared this list of disability enterprises (and we have added a couple of extras that we know about) - some you may already be familiar with - for you to consider supporting if you are looking for gift inspiration this Christmas, or any time you want to give a gift that has real meaning.

Matt and Tom sitting at a Wooden Christmas tree stall

Matt and Tom - Eco Christmas Trees


Matt and Tom are twins with Down Syndrome who love Christmas.
They have a small range of Christmas themed and gift products, including -
  • Small and large wood Christmas trees
  • Felt star decorations
  • Loc-blocks
Visit Matt and Tom's website
Our Harvest Guava Jelly jar with spoon in guava jelly next to it

Our Harvest - Sauces, Jams and Jelly


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.
Visit Our Harvests' online store
A disabled person holding a bag of coffee

Drink My Coffee


Drink My Coffee is a social enterprise to create employment opportunities for disabled New Zealanders. We are doing this by creating 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.
Visit the Drink my Coffee website
A family of 4 standing on a beach with various autism t-shirts

Chambers & Co - T-shirts and Weighted Blankets


Chambers & Co are devoted to creating a community of compassion and inclusion for all of those touched by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Their distinct apparel has been designed to raise public awareness of the day-to-day challenges that living with Autism brings.
Visit the Chambers & Co website
5 people with downs syndrome smiling and the middle one holding a candle box

Downlights - Soy Candles, Christmas Decorations and Cards


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.
Visit the Downlights website
A lady in a wheel chair sitting next to a lady holding a gift box, with various gift products on shelves behind them.

Moments with Love - Disability Social Enterprise Gift Boxes

Moments with Love creates high-quality gift boxes with a twist. Our mission is to provide you with an experience that will bring joy and create treasured memories as you enjoy a moment of love of your own.  

Each box is carefully curated to feature something to wear, something to do, and something delicious to eat & drink. Many of them include incredible body and bath products & handmade items crafted by our family. Their boxes also feature products from companies supporting people with disabilities. They have partnered with leading kiwi social enterprise companies supporting people with disabilities to bring you the highest quality of award-winning products.

Check out the Moments with Love website
Note: Moments with Love is busy updating their new website. If there aren't any products on the
pages, check back in a few days.


You can also check out their physical store in 4 Palm Court, Silverdale, Auckland (Google Maps)
A male, Bradley, in an apron holding a tray of his K9 dog treats. He is smiling.

Bradley's K9 Munchies - Dog Treats


Bradley's K9 Munchies is a Southland-owned and operated dog treat company that bakes tasty goods for good dogs. Our treats are baked with love and hand-cut. And the entire manufacturing process offers employment opportunities for young adults with access needs and learning disabilities.
This one comes with a personal recommendation of Accessibility Tick's own K9 master-snacker, Paxton. Paxton is known to be on his best ever good-boy behaviour when there's a Bradley's on offer! (Just like Scooby-Doo and his Scooby-Snacks!)
Order your Bradley's K9 munchies here
Oliver sitting at a table behind bags of his K9 treats

Oliver's Doggie Treats - Dog 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!
Visit Olivers Doggie Treats website to order!
Illustration from the book of cartoon characters in a forest

The Awesome Superheroes Book


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.
More about the Awesome Superheroes book here

Fishwood Design - Artist


Creating art with nature!
Hand crafted driftwood sculptures to hang in the garden, bach or home. Especially perfect for those who love the sea!
See more of Jospeh's gorgeous work here

Art+Soul


A small business based in Milford, on Auckland's North Shore with the purpose of bridging the gap for young adults living with disabilities. They are very maverick in their approach to enable their member's successes and life choices. They aim to achieve this in a safe, respectful, and stimulating environment where all abilities and levels of capability should be considered and catered for.

Products include arts, crafts, soaps and body products, handmade greeting cards, and more.
Discover more on the Art+Soul website

Bellcraft


Lia is a Hibiscus Coast mum who lives with Cerebral Palsy and chronic pain. As a result her mobility has decreased a great deal over the last few years and relies on a wheelchair for mobility. Her current self-propelled wheelchair is a huge help but it is limiting. She would love to be able to join her family on the beach again, rather than spectating from the grass. Lia has set a goal to fundraise for an Omeo hands-free, all-terrain wheelchair.

Lia has made these beautiful cards with off-cuts from various paper merchants and is selling these through her Facebook page to fundraise for her new wheelchair.
View Bellcraft's Facebook page
Chocolates freshly made ready to be packaged
A row of eight varieties of Wildness Chocolate in packaging

Wildness Chocolate

 

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.

View their delicious range of chocolates on their website

A very Mere Kirihimete to you all -

from the Team @ Accessibility Tick

P: 09 242 0511
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