About Us

234 Cottage Gifts is a gift shop in Darfield specialising in Aromatherapy, Home Fragrance, & Well Being Goods. We hand make cards and unique special gifts from the amazing instore products.

The name of the shop originates from our beautiful South Malvern Cottage that also appears on our logo. The shop brings the beautiful relaxed atmosphere of the cottage into the retail space, providing a positive environment for customers to browse. Visit us and choose from a selection of ready made unique gifts or be inspired to be creative and create your own.

Our products are either made in store, locally or sourced from the UK. Our main supplier has been chosen with great care and research and we have been following and supporting their cause for many years. We are very proud to bring quality Ancient Wisdom (AW) products to New Zealand from the UK & contribute to the difference they make every day around the world. AW have warehouses & factory's in the UK, Europe, India, Indonesia, Nepal and China to ensure all their products are ethically sourced and produced. All of their products are quality controlled to UK standard. By directly importing AW products it enables us to bring you a quality product at an affordable price.

Our Product ranges

  • Aromatherapy
  • Skin & Body Care
  • Candles & Candle Holders
  • Home Fragrance & Incense
  • Hand Make Cards & Gifts
  • Jewellery, Crystals & Tumble Stones
  • Gifts for Home & Garden
  • Eco & Fashion Bags
  • Candle & Soap Making Supplies
  • Arts & Craft Supplies
  • Craft Workshops
  • +++ more


Aromatherapy is the use of Essential Oils delivered from plants for the purpose of enhancing well-being. Ancient Wisdom ranges include Essential Oils, Massage Oils, Base Oils, Floral Waters, Bath Potions, Aromatherapy Soaps, Wheat Bags, Oil Burners, Diffusers, Unique blends of Incense & Incense Burners. Pick n Mix for Incense Cones, Sticks & Back Flow Cones

Artisan Olive Oil Soaps

Our Artisan soaps are handmade using a traditional cold process and actually mirror one of the earliest forms of crafted soaps. You could say they are Ancient Wisdom of soaps..

Made in Spain with one of the finest olive oils in the world! and blended with essential oils. Each soap has its own special properties, an amazing aroma and a luxurious softness.

Soap Flowers

All of the flower Bouquets, Boxes and Gift Packs in our store are made with the fantastic range of AW Soap Flowers.

Here at 234 Cottage Gifts we truly believe that the "GIFT" is in the giving. The joy you receive when presenting a gift to another or even your own home is a priceless emotion that money cannot buy. "for it is in the Giving that we receive"

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
Corinthians 9:7

Visit our store for a unique experience and create your own gift pack. Choose any of the amazing products in store, add some Soap Flowers, Birds or Butterflies and let us do the rest free of charge!! The store is an amazing space designed to bring out your creative side. We love seeing the gifts that our customers create and all at an affordable price.

Some of beautiful reviews:

"Just a beautiful little cottage shop for amazing gifts at very affordable prices and so personal. The lady that owns it is absolutely adorable, so friendly, nothing too much trouble. Bought yesterday some simmering granules called Peaceful Home with a little tee light owl warmer. Just gorgeous."

"Fantastic service, great variety of gifts and items of interest to everyone. I look forward to the blending of oils work shop coming up. I particularly love the crystals and jewellery. A real asset to the Darfield community."