Russell Rum is a spiced rum that sums up the season. A base of oak-aged Caribbean rum softly spiced with nutmeg, local citrus and cloves, it’s just perfect to warm us up. $85 for 700ml bottle. blushginstore.co.nz

Ola Pacifica sources its single-origin cacao beans straight from growers in Samoa, directly supporting the community. The dairy-free and vegan chocolate comes in  almond, orange and coffee flavours. $6.90 per 80g bar. olapacifica.com

All things hemp are so on trend, so try out this Omeganz hemp-seed oil made from seeds grown from Canterbury down to north Otago. Drizzle or dip or even use as a skin moisturiser! $21.95 for 250ml. omega-oils.co.nz

Fighting the dreaded plastic one skirmish at a time – Compostic make plastic wrap and  resealable bags that you can pop in your compost or worm farm once you’re done. The wrap even has perforated sheets so no plastic cutter needed. $8.99 for 30m, $12.99 for 50m. compostic.co.nz

Just LOVE these Pons Spanish smoked-paprika flakes, both sweet and hot. The difference comes from oak-smoking for more than 10 days giving a rich, smoky flavour. $9.90 for 40g from Sabato. sabato.co.nz