The Mooch Style Christmas Wishlist – For the home

Floral Christmas Tree

Have a keen DIYer or home styler on your “to buy for” list this Christmas? We’ve got the best gift ideas for you.

This year we’ve created a list of our favourite items that should be on your gifting list (or the “please buy me list”). We’ve tried and tested the majority of the items on our list and know first hand how they compliment your styling with timeless design and quality craft or will genuinely help get the job done over the summer break!

Georgia’s recommendations

For the Christmas Lovers:
Bring the forest to your home with the scent of pine wood entwined with subtle comforting notes of Christmas spices.

– Lyttelton Lights

If you’re like us and don’t have a real tree this Christmas, Lyttelton Lights – Pine Forest is the perfect scent to relax and start the festivities this summer, buy online or from various stores around the country.
Lyttelton Lights candle

For the interior stylers
A simple coastal headboard to finish your bedroom.

– Katamama

Any piece from katamama is worth buying for your home, but the rattan headboards are worth every cent! They compliment all the hard work you put into styling.

Rattan Headboard

For the Botanic Babes :

Bring the beautiful outdoors inside with a hand painted print by artist Lydia Eden.

-Leden Design

A great alternative to attempting to keep your plants alive, Leden Design has an amazing range of nature-inspired prints.

Nature print

For the pamper princess:
Something special for someone special (and so easy)!
-Sugar Cube Co

The easiest gift to buy someone because it’s guaranteed love at first site. There’s chocolate and scrubs to keep you feeling rejuvenated and smelling like a smoothie.

Sugar cube gift pack

For the summer snugglers:
The perfect woolen blanket to cart around the house with you.

– Ezibuy Home

There is no more versatile accessory than a soft and plush throw, especially the Summit Wool Throw. Being Woolen it has temperature regulating qualities and is naturally insulating, can be machine washed, is non-allergenic and has natural elasticity throughout – perfect for lugging around in summer.

Ezibuy woolen throw

Shayden’s Recommendations

For the summer backyard sessions:

Finally, a hand crafted crowd pleaser for the summer sessions with mates.

–  Kubb Brothers

Kubb Brothers sets are handcrafted from sustainable hardwood and finished with protective oil so they’re built to last. It’s the ultimate summer game for backyards, campsites or parks and you’ll get serious cred when they see the quality of the set.

Kubb set

For the city dwellers

The solution to mowing a small lawn
–  Ryobi Power Tools

If you’re a fan of our Instagram, you’ll know we are big fans of Ryobi mowers. If you have a small property the ideal solution is this Ryobi One+ 18V 4.0Ah Lawn Mower Kit

Ryobi One+ 18V 4.0Ah Lawn Mower Kit

For the backyard beers

Nothing better than chilling out on a bean bag in the sun.

–  Ezibuy Home

Ezibuy Home have backyard styling sorted so you can relax in the sun all summer long –  a must-have for every outdoor setting that’s as stylish as it is comfortable.

Large Beanbag NZ


For the green thumb:

Have an ugly fence that you want to hide or are limited to space? Espalier your plants!

– Lock Jaw espalier kit

Lock Jaw Espalier kits are becoming popular with gardeners and landscapers to create compact and attractive tree features. If you have a limited outdoor area in suburbia this is ideal. This was on the list last year and we LOVE ours so have suggested again!
Espalier kit


The Mooch Style Christmas Wish List

christmas gift ideas

Christmas is our favourite time of the year. We catch up with family and head to our families spot in Central Otago to spend the summer holidays in the sun. We also have a lot of friends and family around at our place so like to keep on top of the maintenance around our house and garden. If you’re like us, and you are overly house proud or know someone that is, you may want to give them something that makes their weekends a breeze and their day to day comfortable. Georgia and I have asked each other for 5 “wish list” items for Christmas – for the home!

Keep reading because we are giving you a chance to win one of these items for Christmas ; )

Georgia’s Wish List

For the Sunbathers:
Pour a Mojito and relax with this summer stunner!

– freedom furniture NZ

Lounge around and soak up the rays. Extra comfort added with a soft, full-length cushion, just perfect for relaxing!
Freedom Furniture Lounger

For the home bodies:
Coconut, Caramel and Tonka Bean, head to our Insta to win the full set!

– The Aromatherapy Company

Fill your home with these delicious scents this Christmas. What’s better is we are giving you a chance to win one! Head to our insta for details.

For the coffee snobs:
Delicious colours and freedom to get creative

– Breville Nespresso Creatista

Not just good for the morning coffee – espresso martinis anyone??? You’ll be in her good books for a few days!
Coffee machine

For the floral lovers:
So moody – and so local!

– Just South West

Botanic prints are suuuuper cool and so popular with home stylists. What’s best is she shoots them in NZ.

For the pamper princess:
Lush stonewashed Jamie Kay bed linen, it’s like heaven.

– Father Rabbit

Jamie Kay stonewashed linen is so luxurious and naturally antibacterial, antifungal and has great anti-allergenic properties and works as a thermo/cooling regulator – which you will love too!
Jamie Kay linen

Shayden’s Wish List

For the control freaks:

Monthly fixed price lawn maintenance packages.

–  Turf Technologies

If you watch our Insta stories, you will know I’m mad about our lawn. Turf Technologies work with you to create lush, healthy green lawns and envious gardens.
Turf Technologies, lawn care

For the clean freaks:

Water pressure better than the garden hose.

–  Ryobi Power tools

Have fences or a deck that needs restaining? This will keep your husband busy this summer (hint, hint Georgia).

Pressure washer

For the tech nerds:

Everything at your fingertips for when it’s your turn to choose the channel.

–  Apple TV

Apple TV 4K lets you watch movies and programs in 4K HDR quality and enjoy iTunes and apps like Netflix and youtube.
Apple TV christmas

For the green thumb:

Have an ugly fence that you want to hide or are limited to space? Espalier your plants!

– Lock Jaw espalier kit

Lock Jaw Espalier kits are becoming popular with gardeners and landscapers to create compact and attractive tree features. If you have a limited outdoor area in suburbia this is ideal. You can even grow fruit trees from it.
Espalier kit

For the Hipster:

If you love beer or cider and have ever dreamed of crafting your own fresh brews at home.

– WillamsWarn Brew Keg

Kiwi summers are pretty good! In as little as 4-7 days with 10-20 minutes of effort your man can have his own brew – damn this thing is awesome, every man needs one!
Brew Keg

DIY Christmas


It’s no secret that my family are a wild bunch of creatives, this Christmas I have noticed that we have all went over board on the deco’s and some have even dabbled in DIY to make Christmas that little bit more authentic.

My Step Mum is a machine on the end of a skill saw, we would spend hours making things for the home and garden when I was growing up I just loved it!




This year she sent through some photos of a project she had on the go for the front window display of her homeware store in Te Anau.

These are such a good idea when you want to try a good DIY project for Christmas and adds some character to your home/store front.


My Sister has inherited my mums love for going overboard on the Christmas deco’s.  She is pregnant at the moment so I can only imagine what her house is looking like with the extra time on her hands, her poor boyfriend is probably wrapped up nice and warm with a Christmas jumper (even though its summer here).

Ash is quite the artist so this year she has went for a DIY bobble decoration for the tree. She has put little pokemon inside them haha im sure they look super cool against her white tree.  So easy to do with a glitter jell pen.



My Mum goes ALL OUT every year for Christmas.  Christmas is really important to her so she decks the house out and seems to pack the house out more and more each year.  Some people think Christmas decorations and the like are tacky and annoying but for me it means family, love, laughter and SO much Joy.  I have 4 sisters and 2 brothers so when we are all home together its really something money cant buy so I say bring on Mums Christmas tree and the country chic style that her house screams!

Mum likes a full on tree so she adds some cotton decorations, metal birds, spray painted ferns and even some golden grapes

If you are wanting your house too have that extra Christmas look you could do what mum does and go crazy on the chalk painted furniture, it adds the rustic feel and is so comfy you just want to have a few drinks and catch up with the family and talk about the year that was.