After the year we’ve all had, we can’t wait for a Christmas break – and Santa will be here before we know it! With retail open again across the country, it’s time we start thinking about Christmas gift ideas for your friends and whānau. It might feel a little early to start your shopping (we know!), but with courier and shipping delays, you’ll want to plan ahead this year.

We thought we’d make your Christmas shopping a little bit easier by compiling a list of all our must-have gift ideas. Whether you’re shopping for the little ones, older kids, or adults in your whanau, we’ve got some fun ideas for everyone.

2021 has been a year of highs and lows so if you find yourself in need of some extra cash to make this Christmas a great one, get in touch with our friendly team here at MyFinance and we’ll have you rolling up to Christmas like Santa himself!

Spoil the little ones

Nothing beats seeing the look on your kid’s faces when they open up the present they’ve been dreaming of! Maybe they’ve been stuck online-learning and are missing their friends, or maybe they just deserve an extra special treat? Now’s the perfect time to spoil the kids and we can’t think of a more exciting present than a custom fort or playhouse! The ones from Spoilt Rotten have got our inner child excited so they’ll definitely give you some inspiration for what your local builder could whip up in your backyard.

Thinking of something momentous for your little one? Give them a gift that they’ll always hold onto with a piece of jewellery that shows them just how special they are. They’ll cherish it for years to come! We have our eye on this beautiful necklace from Karen Walker – supporting local, even better!

Does your kid have an adventurous streak? Give them the gift of a new experience with an entry-level children’s dirt bike – they’ll be motocross superstars in no time! Motocross is a great hobby for kids of all ages, genders, and fitness levels, plus you can get them started from as young as 4 years old! The sport is great for teaching your child valuable life skills, gaining confidence, helping them socialise, as well as staying active.  

If you need some extra cash to upgrade the  Christmas prezzies for your kids, chat to us about a MyFinance personal loan. We’ll have your finances tied up in a neat bow so you won’t have to think about it twice!

The perfect presents for teenagers

Has your teenager been naughty or nice this year? The chances are they’ve been naughty, but hey – that’s just what teens do! The teen years are crucial for kids to discover who they are and develop life-long friends and hobbies so it’s a great stage in life to get them an extra special gift for Christmas.  

Got an outdoorsy teen? Kickstart their Summer by kitting them out with a brand new surfboard, gear, and some lessons! It’s a skill that will get them out of the house, making new friends, and having a great time. Take a look at Freeride Surf & Skate to get an idea of what kind of board will be best for your teen or head over to your local surf school to chat with the tutors.

For creative young adults, a DSLR camera could be the way to go this Christmas – and they’re not too pricey too. Who knows, maybe you’ll start them on the path to the career of their dreams. Canon has a great selection of entry-level cameras, but check out your local tech shop for many other great options too. Set them up with a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Suite while you’re at it to give them access to video and photo editing software that can give them the opportunities for endless creativity!

If your teen is turning 16 or older this Summer, they might be in need of a car to learn to drive in and eventually get them from A to B. Christmas is the perfect time to splurge on a car that will take them to school, their part-time job, give them that independence that teenagers desire! Make sure you check the safety rating of the car you’re looking at – teens are still building their experience so you want to make sure they’re safe (and fully insured) if they do have any mishaps.

Need help getting all the funds together this Christmas? Get a MyFinance car loan and walk into the car yard as a cash buyer so you can get the best deal on a car for your teen this Christmas. Or even top up your Christmas prezzie budget with a personal loan to make the most out of spoiling your loved ones!

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Spoil the adults in your life this Christmas too!

We all know adults are much harder to buy for at Christmas time so we’ve covered all the bases with three great ideas to make all the people in your life feel special. After all – adults are just as deserving of some Christmas spirit!

For those thrill enthusiasts, purchase the gift of fun with a jet ski this Christmas. You can pick up a brand new one for only $11,000 – but who can put a price on endless entertainment this Summer! If a jet ski is the perfect gift for someone you love but it’s a little out of budget this year, let us help you secure it with a vehicle loan. We have great rates and flexible repayment plans to suit every budget.

And of course, the classic gift for adults in your life is a trip away! Nothing beats having a paid-for holiday to look forward to. You could take them on a wine tour in Marlborough or skiing in Queenstown when Winter comes along. The opportunities are endless when you live in such a beautiful country, so jump online and book some accommodation. Your loved ones will be over the moon!

No matter what you choose to get your family and friends, the most important thing is that we all have a safe festive season surrounded by our loved ones. If your gift spending is getting a little large for what you had planned for, reach out to our great team or apply for a MyFinance personal loan today. We hope you and yours have the Christmas of your dreams!

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