New Zealand is going into a Covid-19 Lockdown. It is expected to last 4 weeks. All non essential businesses must close. We are behind our country's decision to do this, so that we, as a nation, can attempt to stay ahead of the curve and be safe. From 1pm on Tuesday, 24 March, The Gift Loft will not be processing orders, until after the Lockdown finishes. This will effect our Easter orders - we will not be able to send Easter gifts out for Easter. We apologise for any inconvenience, during these very uncertain times. Stay safe and we hope you will return to order away, once we return (any order made, during this Lockdown time, will be processed and sent, once we return). Best wishes, from The Gift Loft team.
The Gift Loft uses Deadline Express Couriers; and CourierPost; for gift deliveries. We aim to be as competitive as possible, using couriers who can get your gift to your intended recipient safely; damage free; and with the latest scanning technology for gift tracking and location. When you check out with your purchases, the courier cost will be calculated for you, prior to purchasing and once you have added the delivery address.
For your overnight Auckland and Nationwide service (including economy South Island orders) to be collected by our Courier, please order on a working day:
No orders are collected on a weekend day, or statutory holiday.
For all gifts that are sent in our standard size box, or less (0.025 cubic metres size or less and under 5kg), the delivery cost is:
Order by 2pm on a working day (Fridays, please order by 1pm). Allow 1 working day delivery for North Island towns and cities. Allow a day or two more for rural, RD & South Island deliveries. Please note that all orders made during the weekend (NZ time) will be sent on the following working day. No deliveries are made on Sundays, as couriers do not pick up or deliver on this day - choose Friday delivery (and we can add a sticker to open it on the Saturday or the Sunday).
Jewellery Courier A5 Bag - $4.99 - $7.50, Nationwide.
For very small items that are safe to travel in a courier bag and are less than 0.20kg, the cost is $4.99 for Auckland Deliveries; $5.50 for North Island towns & cities; and $6.50 for South Island towns & cities. For rural or an RD address, the cost is $6.99 for North Island; & $7.50 for South Island.
Auckland Suburbs & Auckland Outer Areas Overnight - $7.50
Our delivery fee is $7.50 for overnight delivery within Auckland Central & Suburbs and Outer Auckland Area (including Auckland Airport; and North to Orewa; West to Helensville; and South to Pukekohe). Please place your order by 2pm on a working day (Fridays, please order by 1pm), then we will deliver your gift to you or your intended recipient on the following working day. Rural Auckland Addresses cost $9.99 - allow 1-2 more days for a rural address.
Great Barrier Island - $13.95. Order by 1pm. Allow 3-4 working days for delivery.
Same Day Auckland Suburbs - $20
For most gifts, we suggest you use our overnight service, for a more competitive rate of $7.50 (see above). However, if you need a gift delivered on the SAME DAY that you order it and the delivery is within the Auckland Suburbs (CBD, Inner City Suburbs, Avondale, Belmont, Birkenhead, Devonport, Ellerslie, Epsom, Glenfield, Greenlane, Kingsland, Kohi, Mt Albert, Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Mt Wellington, Meadowbank, Milford, Mission Bay, Morningside, New Lynn, Northcote, Onehunga, Orakei, Penrose, Remuera, St Lukes, St Heliers & Takapuna), then our delivery fee is $20. Please place your order by 12.30pm on a working day and it will be delivered on that day. All Auckland Outer Areas, (including the Airport, Albany, Botany, East Coast Bays, Glen Innes, Tamaki, Pakuranga. Papakura & Manukau) is an overnight delivery - see above, unless you contact us and we can advise you of the cost for same day delivery.
Same Day Special to Auckland Hospital or Birthcare - $9.99
For gift deliveries to Auckland Hospital or Starship Hospital in Grafton, Auckland; or to Birthcare in Parnell, we have a special same day delivery service and cost of $9.99. Orders must be placed by 1.00pm on the day of delivery.
Same Day Special to Auckland CBD (Queen Street); Viaduct; or North Wharf Businesses Only - $9.99
For gift deliveries to Auckland CBD - Queen Street and the immediate streets surrounding Queen Street; the Viaduct; or North Wharf Businesses Only, we have a special same day delivery service and cost of $9.99. Orders must be placed by 1.00pm on the working day of delivery.
Saturday Delivery - $15
Courierpost will deliver on a Saturday to Auckland Central City & Suburbs. Order by 11.00am on the Friday (or the last working day) before the Saturday of delivery.
South Island Rural Addresses - If you have a South Island Rural or RD delivery address, then our delivery fee is $15 for standard size boxes (0.025 cubic metres or less than 5 kgs). For a box over 0.025 cubic metres or more than 5 kgs, then the cost is $17.50 (for a larger box or heavy items, the cost is $19.95 and for very large, multiple large hampers or heavy boxes, the cost is $29.50 (allow 2-3 more days for rural deliveries).
South Island items, especially larger items and rural deliveries, cost us much more to send, we aim to be competitive, whilst using a premium courier service, but with recent courier price rises for long haul services, we have had to pass some of the cost of larger courier items onto the customer - we do try to minimise this as much as possible and have a competitive rate for our standard size box and for all jewellery items. We also choose to use a premium courier service, so that our parcels arrive efficiently and with state of the art GPS tracking systems.
For any reason there is a delay, we will contact you immediately.
Make sure that the full address of the recipient is included in your order. If the delivery address is incorrect or incomplete, we take no responsibility for delayed or non delivery of your order. We prefer physical addresses rather than Po Box addresses. It is also helpful to provide a phone number to call if the recipient is not at the address or if there is an issue with delivery. Alternatively, the courier may leave a calling card and the recipient can contact the courier to pick up the delivery.
We may use our discretion, whether a gift or parcel requires a recipient's signature on delivery by the Courier at the delivery address. Where a signature is required, the courier will need a signature from someone at the destined address. If no signature is required and no one is present to sign for the delivery, then the courier will leave the gift in a safe place - please send us specific instructions on where to leave it, if the recipient is likely to be away. If you require the item to be signed for (or, alternatively, if you do not want a signature on delivery), please advise us at check out (in the message box, or email us).
Once your order is dispatched, we will email you with its tracking details. If any issues arise, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone on 64 (0) 21 030 2636.
For hospital deliveries, please state the name of the patient and the hospital ward to deliver to. The courier will leave the delivery at the central in-coming goods delivery area. The courier is only responsible for delivery to the in-coming goods delivery area. It is the responsibility of hospital staff to get the gift to the intended recipient.
Please advise if you need a delivery urgently and we will use our best endeavours to achieve this although it will incur extra delivery fees.
We honor our obligations under the Consumer Guarantees Act, if a gift is found to be damaged or faulty. If your goods arrive damaged or faulty, email The Gift Loft, at email@example.com, with details of the damage or fault and a photo of the problem within 3 days of receipt of the goods. The goods must be unused and in the same condition that they were received.
Please return the faulty or damaged goods to us in the original packaging within 7 days and we will contact you to advise you of any remedy (at our sole discretion). You can choose to have a refund, replacement or store credit.
Upon confirmation of the returnable goods, we will issue you with a return delivery address.
Gift Cards are a non-returnable items.
There are certain situations where only partial or no refunds are granted (if applicable), where any item not in its original condition, is damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error; or where any item that is damaged or faulty has not been notified to us, by email (with a photo of the damage or fault) within 3 days after delivery of the goods. The item must then be returned to us within 7 days.
Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded.
For goods that are faulty or damaged, if the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to the gift recipient, then the gift recipient will receive a gift credit for the value of the gift return. Once the returned item is received and a refund is approved, then a gift certificate will be mailed to you.
If the item was not marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to the gift recipient later, then we will send a refund (where appropriate) to the gift giver.
Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.
If you are shipping an item back to us that is over $50, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.