Our SweetAs Gifts business was born out of a love of Kiwi classic lollies and a desire to make these available as an affordable gift for those who love lollies like we do.
SweetAs Gifts has also been a very personal journey, driven from surviving and living through a natural disaster sequence, moving out of the area we were born and bred in and starting again in in a different city.
SweetAs is owned by me (Sue) and supported my daughters (Kimberley and Stacey). We are also supported in the background by my husband, Gordon.
Gordon and I arrived in Auckland from Christchurch in 2012. We moved for many and mostly obvious reasons, but also because I was unable to get a job of the same calibre post-earthquakes. We wanted a fresh start and we had family in Auckland who were keen for us to be here as well. Our two girls followed within the year, as they finished their tertiary studies.
We didn't envisage that in many ways the new journey would be almost as traumatic as what we had left behind. No one could ever have told me how homesick I would be for my beloved Christchurch, how guilty I would feel for leaving the city in its time of need and my yearning to return. Our girls settled in easily, but we know now that doing what we did is much harder at our age. However, for better or worse, we are here in this beautiful city, at least until we retire, at which point we will consider moving into a more affordable region.
So, SweetAs was born out of my desire to have a passion and a focus again and yes, to put it bluntly, to stop me feeling sorry for myself and my predicament. It was also born out of a need to survive financially and provide an income for my husband and I as we plan a different sort of retirement than the one we had envisioned for ourselves five years ago.
SweetAs has evolved over the last two years and is no longer just a lolly shop. We now sell a whole range of gifts in different price ranges. In 2018 we are launching some of our most exciting products yet, home-made, seasonal artisan fruits and veges, all made by a very talented chef and sold exclusively by SweetAs Gifts.
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Order a Kiwi gift online now, personalise and send it to a lucky recipient anywhere in New Zealand including: Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu - Wanganui, Wellington, Tasman & Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago and Southland.
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What our customers are saying about us...
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