Delivery Information


Standard Delivery Time frames (Mon-Fri):

Orders received by 2:30pm (NZST) Monday to Friday are dispatched on the day of order (excluding Bonsai*) and standard delivery timeframes, apply thereafter (please see below) .  

We recommend holding any rural gifts ordered on a Friday over until Monday to avoid gifts sitting in a courier depot over the weekend. Due to export restrictions on plants and seeds, gifts are only available for delivery within NZ.  Please see delivery time frames below.


All Bonsai Gifts Time frames below + 3 working days preparation for dispatch - Bonsai Gifts are only dispatched Mondays and Wednesdays
Same Day Often available within Wellington CBD / Lower & Upper Hutt CBD if ordered prior to 8:30am. (ex Rural)
North Island 1-2 working days after the date of dispatch, location dependent. Typically overnight to most main centres ie: Auckland/Hamilton (ex Rural)
South Island 2 - 3 working days after the date of dispatch - please allow 3 days in Winter months due to road closures and also for areas on the West Coast (ex Rural)
Rural Delivery* 4-5 working days after the date of dispatch (includes all rural areas including R.D addresses and Waiheke Island) Tree Gifts does not deliver to Great Barrier Island.

Rural Delivery:

When a gift travels to a rural property, initially it will travel to the main courier depot in the area on the above time frames.  The gift is then given to a rural sub-contractor whom is given 48 hours (ex weekends) to deliver the gift out to the rural property.  For this reason rural deliveries can take 4-5 working days to arrive depending on their location.  We always send tracking information to you on email so that you can follow your gift online whilst in transit. We have been sending gifts to rural areas for over 14 years and can assure you that your living gifts are absolutely fine to be in transit for this period of time.
If you are unsure if the area you are sending your gift to is rural, please use the NZ Post directory in the first instance, if the property states "No Postal Delivery" or "This is a Rural Address" then the address is rural. There are other areas not listed, but classified as rural by the courier due to their territories.  In order to be 100% sure please call us on 0800 87 33 44 or +64 274 978199 during working hours or email via our contact page should you need confirmation.  We do not charge extra for rural delivery, the only difference is the amount of time the courier takes to deliver the gift to the property.

Delivery Costs:

Unlike other gift companies whom increase their prices and then state "free delivery" (we know you can see right through that!),  we like to be up front about the actual delivery costs.  Delivery including all external packaging starts from $7.50 NZ wide for our smallest gift items and increases by weight / dimensions to  $12.50 for our large 1m tall trees to $15.00 for Bonsai due to the size and weight of the carton.  For volume orders of multiple gifts, price is calculated by weight and location at checkout.  We do not charge extra for rural delivery.

Delivered by Courier:

All gifts are marked "Authority to Leave" to ensure they are left by the courier at the delivery address and no delay occurs in the delivery of your gift. We recommend sending to a work address should leaving a gift at a home address not be safe or if the property is hard to access ie: fenced / dog / apartment block.  If the delivery details you have provided for your order are incorrect a redelivery fee will be required by the courier.  Please use the NZ Post address and postcode finder to double check your delivery details.

At times deliveries can be delayed due to factors outside of our control (such as natural disasters, road closures, inter island sailings being cancelled due to Wellington blowing a gale! and the like). Rest assured we will do our very best to have your delivery made when requested but due to these unforseen factors cannot guarantee this 100%. We will always send you a courier tracking number on dispatch so you can view your gift whilst it is in transit with the courier and out for delivery.  Should your gift not arrive when you would expect it to (given the standard time frames above), please do email and we can follow up the courier for you during office hours.  


All gifts offered through Ltd can only be delivered to physical street addresses within New Zealand (excluding Great Barrier Island).  Gifts cannot be sent internationally nor to NZ PO Boxes or Private Bags. Ltd are unable to seek reimbursement with couriers for delays in parcel delivery.

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