About Us

A little about Tree Gifts NZ 

Back in 2005, due to a set of sad circumstances, I found myself wanting to send a sympathy gift to a friend across New Zealand. I pondered for a few days about what I could send, should I send flowers?  Would they already have a house full of them?

I wondered why it was that my thoughts immediately turned to flowers. Perhaps it was the way I had been conditioned when growing up, they always seemed the “thing to send” for a range of occasions.  To be honest, they were easy, after all not much thought went into ringing the florist and making an order. But on this occasion, I started questioning whether they were really the right choice.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that flowers aren’t beautiful when they arrive. But 10 days later they are often wilted and dropping petals, dying on the counter top.  Is that really the message I wanted to convey given the circumstances?

So I turned to the internet looking for an alternative. I wasn’t entirely sure just what I was looking for, but one thing I knew for sure, I wanted something that had a bit more meaning behind it, longevity would also be great.  What did I come up with?  Well… nothing.  After 3 hours of relentless searching, I had nothing but flowers offered.  Now I’m sure there must have been products available that fit my needs, but on that day, I could not find anything that seemed suitable.

Now there’s an idea!

This led to discussions with a close friend.  She talked about planting trees along with her children’s placentas in her garden to mark the occasion of their birth.  Now there’s an idea! A tree was a green, sustainable gift that could grow in memory of the occasion; a gift that would give back to the environment in which it lives and with the right care could live for generations.

​After a few more coffees we decided that a tree or plant gift was indeed a great idea and ticked all of the boxes I was looking for.  There sparked a business idea.  Wouldn’t it be great if you could order a green, living tree or plant gift online and have it sent anywhere in the country?  What a fabulous way New Zealander’s and those wanting to send a gift within NZ could “green their gifting”.  Sending gifts that would be remembered, and treasured for years to come.  That day, Tree Gifts NZ was born.

Our commitment to you


Tree and plant gifts sent from our offices often represent hope, encouragement and love and it is our number one priority to ensure our gifts are received by their recipients in the same condition as in which they left us.  

All of our gift trees are hand selected on order from our nursery to ensure you always get the very best quality product.  Unlike other suppliers, we won't disrupt the root cell of the plant to place it into yet another pot before sending, we want to ensure your gift remains strong and healthy with the best start in life.  We will however gently encase the original growing pot in hessian and ribbon before delicately enclosing it in tissue, making a beautiful gift with an element of surprise as it is unwrapped.

For our team, it's all about the whole gifting experience. We pride ourselves on each gift being beautifully presented, as if you put the gift together yourself.  

If you have a question or would simply like to chat we would love to hear from you:


Lynnette Tonkin, Company Director
Phone: 0800 87 33 44
Email: info@treegifts.co.nz

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