Gifting Tips For Those Hard To Buy For People

Often at Batenburgs, we will get the occasional customer email or phone call asking what their mum, dad, girlfriend, boyfriend, grandparents would like as a gift, depending on the occasion, we are always prepared to steer you in the direction of giving them the perfect gift.

Whether it be for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, congratulating someone or simply just showing some love for a special person, there is always a gift for the cause of celebration and we can help you find just that!

If you require a men's grooming set for the husband, a bottle of champagne for the bride and groom or baby bedtime set for the new parents, we have it all sorted.

Gifting for Men

Gift Hampers & Boxes Especially for Him

In all honesty, mean are quite easy to shop for, their needs are rather basic and simple to please. When it comes to alcohol, men prefer a bottle of spirits or beers for a sunny day in the garden with a BBQ. It's common for men to like bottle's of wine but when being gifted it's either the whiskey or gin they prefer, mainly to add to their collection.

For food, they will eat almost anything handed to them, most times it is best to accompany the beverage with nuts, biltong, chips and pretzels, or as I like to call them, rugby snacks. 

Some people (mainly mums and partners) use birthdays or Christmas to hint at something they need through gift giving, it usually comes in the form of a men's shower and grooming set with soap and face wash

Men's Grooming Gift Set

Men's Grooming Gift Set

Spoil your man with a small birthday gift or a stocking stuff from Triumph and Disaster grooming kit with body wash, face wash, shave cream and face moisturiser. Created in the spirit of a seasoned traveller "“ lightweight, compact and ready to go. This Triumph & Disaster set will make him feel great and well prepared for the path ahead, whatever it may hold. 

Favourite Gift for Him

Favourite Gift for Him

What do you buy a man who has everything? This top selling gift hamper with a FREE chocolate brownie is a great solution. You can never go wrong with classic beers, tasty snacks, playing cards and men's grooming products from NZ favourite Triumph & Disaster. Whether he's your Dad, boyfriend, husband or someone special receiving this gift from you will make him feel very spoilt. This hamper is a sell-out throughout the year but especially at Christmas and Father's Day. Stylishly presented in a NZ pine hamper with you message on a card attached.

Great Tasting New Zealand Craft Beers

Great Tasting New Zealand Craft Beers

If you really want to please the proud craft beer lover this is the perfect hamper. These two NZ craft beers have been paired with popular food treats to enhance the craft beers great taste & flavours. One of the greatest benefits of giving local craft beer is it's superior taste as well as the eco-friendly practices that local brewers tend to follow unlike many mass produced beers. An extremely popular gift for under 30's, for boyfriends and those super loyal NZ beer lovers who know that local craft beers "just taste better". The perfect gift box for celebrating his birthday, Christmas, Father's Day as well as to show your appreciation to work colleagues. #drinklocally

Strike it Rich!

Strike it Rich!

Let him enjoy the richness & variety this hamper offers. This unique gift hamper with smooth Tennessee whiskey, tasty nibbles and men's grooming products will make any man feel super special. No compromise, this gift is for the man who deserves an extra special treat. The perfect gift set for celebrating his birthday, Christmas, Father's Day as well as to show your appreciation to work colleagues.

Gifting for Women

Gift Baskets, Boxes & Flowers Especially for Her

One important rule I was told in life was that "no matter what you do or where you go, always bring a gift home for the special lady in your life, whether it be your mum or partner", that is one rule that will always ring true in life and it applies to both men and women. Whenever I bought my Mother a present, it ranged from candles to bottles of wine, as my mum fell directly in to the personality type of a wine mum.

For a lot of people (mostly men), buying for women can be a hard task, but nevertheless you can prevail. When buying for the lady, it's best to buy something nice that shows the effort and thought that has gone in to it (unlike men where a pair of underwear is easy enough).

Usually a bottle of their favourite wine can go down well, especially if it's a fancy bottle of wine from Villa Maria. Everyone has their own preference of wine but the most popular is usually Merlot or Sauvignon Blanc, check out our previous blog post on Villa Maria wines.

While wine can be excellent on it's own, there's always room for it to be even better with the accompaniment of chocolate, crackers and dips!  

Sweet Temptations for Her

Sweet Temptations for Her

We can't get enough of this gorgeously dreamy chocolate selection gift box for her. It offers a variety of delicious sweet and chocolatey treats we know she'll love. Whatever the occasion you can never go wrong with the sweet indulgence of chocolate.

Luscious Chocolates with Villa Maria Wine

Luscious Chocolates with Villa Maria Wine

This stylish wine and chocolates gift is bursting full of flavours to savour with an impressive bottle of NZ most awarded Villa Maria rosé wine and succulent chocolates. Treat wine-lovers to the good taste of this perfectly paired wine and heavenly chocolates. This classy gift is an excellent way to show your appreciation or to celebrate a special occasion. 

Let's Celebrate Love

Let's Celebrate Love

There's no sweeter way to celebrate Love than by popping the cork and toasting Love with sparkling, fizzing French Champagne and biting into indulgent chocolates. Add magic to the occasion with the soy blend French candle to create the romantic warm ambience of candlelight. The iconic Veuve Cliquot Champagne, decadent chocolates and soy blend candle are all beautifully presented in a gourmet hamper with ribbon, love heart and your message on a gift card. There is no sweeter way to celebrate Love than with this gorgeously romantic gift hamper.

Celebrate with Champagne and Chocolates

Celebrate with Champagne and Chocolates

It's time to spoil the special lady in your life with this truly luxurious Champagne and chocolate gift, perfect for luxury gifting and to celebrate a special occasion. Delight someone with the pleasure of enjoying a glass of bubbles and having to choose from the wonderful chocolate assortment this gift offers. It's sheer bliss!

Senior Citizens

Retirement Gift Hampers & Flowers to Celebrate a Milestone

Buying gifts for our senior citizens in my experience is quite easy, they're the most appreciative people and anything gifted to them is cherished, even just the thought is special enough. No matter the price range or size of the gift, it's not important. With ripe old age brings many milestone occasions, 60th/70th/80th/90th birthdays, 50 year wedding anniversaries, retirement or taking that big world cruise that's been a long time in the planning, there's many reasons for gifting. 

With a vast selection of gifting options, there's always an opportunity for something healthy, a celebratory bottle of champagne and nibbles for the cheese board before a family Sunday roast, flowers for Grandma or something small and meaningful like a scented candle or yummy box of chocolates.

Lower Sugar Food Hamper with Mineral Water

Lower Sugar Food Hamper with Mineral Water

Here's an alcohol-free, reduced sugar food hamper option offering a selection of great tasting nibbles for someone to enjoy with a glass of refreshing sparkling mineral water. Make a delicious treat with organic brown rice crackers topped with brie cheese and olives followed by a handful of premium raw nuts, organically grown coconut chips and a refreshing sip of mineral water. This mouth-watering combination is the perfect choice for everyone and especially those who appreciate the health benefits of foods with lower sugar.

Black Label Whisky Gift Box

Black Label Whisky Gift Box

Give this gift box presenting Johnnie Walkers Black Label with perfectly paired salty nuts and 70% dark chocolate. An ideal gift for the Scotch lover to celebrate a birthday, Christmas or simply relax and enjoy with friends. A popular Whisky gift for Dad on Father's Day, a retirement present or Christmas gift for your old man. 

Celebrate with Gin & Tonic Gift Pack

Celebrate with Gin & Tonic Gift Pack

Another bottle to add to the collection, this gift hamper offers the ultimate expression of the classic Gin and Tonic, showcasing the world-famous Bombay Sapphire distilled London gin in its distinctive blue bottle. Mix with the tonic water to create the refreshing G&T cocktail and celebrate! Enjoy with perfectly paired crackers topped with tasty relish, and a marinated olive. The salty, caramel popcorn and crumbly Russian fudge make this gift combination and excellent choice for anyone who appreciates a good gin with exactly the right combination of edible treats. Let the celebrations beGIN!

Life of Riley with Champagne

Life of Riley with Champagne

This wonderful gift hamper is bursting full of Moët & Chandon Impérial French Champagne and outstandingly delicious sweet and savoury gourmet treats. The perfect Champagne and gourmet food hamper to give for any special occasion. An ideal gift for a retirement celebration, an age mile stone or just in general to show your appreciation. 

Newborn & Baby Shower Gifts

Newborn & Baby Shower Gift Baskets & Flowers for Mum & Baby

If you need an adorable gift to welcome a new baby boy or girl in to the world. A beautiful gift basket, gift box or wooden nursery hamper filled with a selection of pure organic products, softest blankets and adorable baby essentials is the best way to go.

Give useful baby shower gifts that mum will appreciate and enjoy during pregnancy and being a new mum. Introduce baby to the magical World of Peter Rabbit with his first Peter Rabbit or her first Flopsy Bunny and lullaby bedtime stories.

But also never forget to send stunning flowers for mum and dad or a sneaky bottle of Moët for them to raise a glass and delicious food to share with all the family during this wonderful time.

Love Just Got Real

Love Just Got Real

This beautiful baby gift basket is filled with treats for baby and Mum including Johnson's baby care products and washcloth, baby's first story book from the world of Peter Rabbit and delicious shortbread for Mum to enjoy. Parenthood is one of the best journeys in life. Giving this adorable gift basket is sure to bring many happy memories. "Love just got real, we're so excited for you". 

Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet (Blue/Pink)

Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet Blue
Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet Pink

Do you hear that pitter patter coming down the hallway? that's baby's first little steps. With these adorable rattling Peter Rabbit/Flopsy Bunny boots, not only will they keep baby's little footsies warms and snug, but also give them the bounce of a rabbit as they run for their Peter Rabbit/Flopsy Bunny soft toy. Mum why not celebrate the big milestone? The Pitter Patter of Tiny Feet also comes with the finest blueberry chocolate from Bennett's Managwhai Chocolate. This delightful gift hamper includes a little something extra for Baby, a Peter Rabbit themed book and celebratory balloon. 

Mum & Baby Care Package



Mum & Baby Care Package



Give this unique selection of treats a new Mum or Mum-to-be can enjoy during her pregnancy or after baby has arrived. Spoil her with some deserving, relaxing treats including moisturising hand and nail cream enriched with Mānuka honey, organic jojoba nourishing lip balm, the latest M2 Woman's magazine, creamy milk chocolate for Mums late night craving to enjoy with the Mother-kind organic tea selection. We've also added a cute soft cuddly toy for baby. This gift basket is guaranteed to make Mum feel very pampered and cared for.

Baby Boy/Girl Luxury Gift Basket

Baby Boy Luxury Gift Basket
Baby Girl Luxury Gift Basket

Send this sensational baby shower or new baby boy/girl gift basket to set baby up on the grand adventure she is about to start. This beautiful nursery basket is bursting full of a collection of wonderful items baby will need in his first few days to keep him comfortable and cared for. It includes first story books as an introduction to the World of Beatrix Potter and baby's first Peter Rabbit/Flopsy Bunny soft rattle. Mum will be delighted to find baby essentials for caring and relaxing baby as well as developmental bath time products designed by Playgro. This wonderful gift basket also includes a gift box of hand-crafted chocolate bonbons as a treat for Mum. Baby Boy/Girl Luxury Gift Basket is a gift that will be remembered on the start of something wonderful.

No matter who it is or how difficult they may be, we have you covered

You can always rely on us to help you find the perfect present for who it may be that your gift hunting for, give us a call or send us an email, we're always here to help!

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