Reusable gift wrap, christmas crackers and more

Each Christmas, NZ uses enough wrapping paper to go around the earth 1.5 times. Australia uses enough to go around the earth 4.5 times. The UK uses enough to go to the moon. All of it is single-use packaging.

We provide reusable items to take the place of disposables that will preserve tradition and all the joy of festivities but without the waste.

2024 Product and pricing update

Manufacturing in Kabul, AFGHANISTAN

We have moved our manufacturing to Kabul, Afghanistan by doing this, our production costs are lowered and we can pass this on to you! But it was mostly a heart decision because that's who we are.

Our head of production, Rahila, who has worked for us for the last three years has returned to Kabul to set up our factory where we employ vulnerable women who are experiencing immeasurable hardship. I lived there in 2004-2006 as a humanitarian so I know the people and landscape really well -- hence my ongoing relationship with the Afghan community. 

We are discontinuing boxes of 8 and 4 crackers. All sets going forward will be 6s. Grab a box of 8 crackers for the price of 6 from the clearance collection.

All Sew Your Own crackers and bags have been discontinued and are half price. Once they are sold out, they are gone.

Reusable Gift Bags

Say good-bye to wrapping paper and sticky tape; stop ransacking the house for a pair of scissors at 11pm on Christmas Eve; wrap that 7-sided dollhouse on wheels in four seconds flat and make clean-up on Christmas morning a breeze. Once you've switched to bags you will never go back to paper!

Our bags are pro-planet, 100% cotton and look beautiful under the tree. Best of all, they will last generations and create your own family tradition as they get handed down the generations.  

Our mission is to take the waste out of the most excessive time of the year: no more wrapping paper, ribbons, sticky tape, gift tags, or tissue going to the bins.

Combined with our reusable Christmas crackers, we can remove most single-use waste from December 25.

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Made in Afghanistan

We manufacture in Afghanistan with the sole purpose of helping women who have no other options for employment or income. Our product is merely the vehicle we use to assist women in dire circumstances.

Christmas Re-Crackers™

Designed to preserve tradition and reduce waste. We have cancelled those awful throw away cracker with plastic 'gifts' that make Christmas crackers so unappealing.

Our beautifully hand made, patent-pending, Re-Crackers are ready to fill with plastic-free gifts and snaps.

Our Re-Crackers come with the option of reusable cotton crowns that fit every head and can be used for years to come.

Yes, they can be re-loaded each year for years of future use. Yes, they have reusable crowns, and yes, they are machine washable!

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A message from emma

Hello! Curious?

I have always gone ‘slightly’ overboard Christmas. Too much food, too many costumes, drowning in decorations and spending waaay too much money on things that don’t last – or if they do last it’s because they’re plastic and will outlast me and another 20 generations.

I was sick of the waste, sick of wrapping presents for hours and hours on Christmas eve, fighting with the sellotape and searching the house for a pair of scissors.

I embarked on a journey to craft reusable bags, realistic Christmas crackers and even fabric tissue paper.

Now, everything is wrapped in half an hour! Then on Christmas morning the kids easily stuff everything back into the biggest gift bag.

I thought I was onto something great when family and friends requested their own. After thousands of happy customers, tens of thousands of crackers and hundreds of thousands of gift bags, I am sure.

Join the revolution, it's festive, it's traditional, and it's zero waste - Emma Conyngham

Client reviews & thank you notes

Naomi... The crackers arrived today and are beautiful! Super quick delivery and presented in a lovely box.
A real treasure to bring out each year. Awesome!

Andrea… I LOVE my bags!! They look gorgeous, take seconds to pack and no clean-up, just popped away for next year. Genius

Louise… We loved using our bags at Christmas time. Now my Mum and sister are planning to do it too.

Sarah… Fabulous, I love mine. We had only a small box of rubbish this year compared to our usual pile.
The bags look amazing under the tree.

Reusable Gift tags and Tissue

Whilst we were busy getting rid of single use wrapping paper, we decided to push this even further and imagined up reusable tissue wrap. Our Tissue Wraps are 63x63cm 140gsm cotton voile (muslin) with two elastic loops on opposite corners. They keep fragile and awkwardly shaped items safe from bumps and scratches.

Our reusable Gift Tags are designed to be threaded onto the ribbons of our bags so do not come with a string. The back of the tags has been hand stamped with lovely words that are appropriate for any celebration. 

These are fabulous year-round but they will truly save you time! Invest now -- save time, money and your sanity later!

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