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It's that time of year again... here's our 2020 guide for some great last-minute gifts from the team at Cardrona Corner!

Last-minute shopping? Cardrona Corner has Christmas gifts for the little ones, the hiker, the biker, the cool mum, the ski bum; for rad dads and sendy sons; adventure girls – anyone! Your caravan nan, your great uncle Stan, even that hard-to-buy-for mountain man. Plus with any purchase in-store OR online you'll go in the draw to win a 5-day multi-pass for Winter 2021. Happy holidays!

Check out the Cardrona Corner online store here, or pop into 20 Helwick St, Wānaka to snag any of the below gift ideas.

Gifts for the Little Ones

2021 Patrol tee: $45

A firm favourite with little skiers and snowboarders, the Patrol tee is back for 2021. Equipped with their very own (screen-printed) 2-way radios, these t-shirts are made for adventure.

Buy online or in-store.

Auskin Soft Toys: from $99

The ultimate cuddle buddy for your special little one these holidays... just LOOK at them! 

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

the arcade beanie: $34.99

Keep those little lids warm with the Arcade Beanie - it's a wee throwback to the days of Pac-Man, and it looks adorable on the smallest shredders in your family.

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for the Hiker

Cardrona Rolla Bottle: $32

These reusable water bottles roll up, so once you're finished rehydrating on a hike, you can roll the bottle up and chuck it in your pocket or clip it onto your belt or bag.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

Mt Roy T-Shirt: $45

A summer classic style tee, celebrating one of Wānaka's most iconic attractions. You can bet your favourite hiker has either already been up, or it's on their to-hike list!

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

The North Face Extreme Hot Shot Backpack: $240

This is one that's on every hiker's wishlist for 2020 (whether they know it or not), a light day pack from our friends at The North Face. We're seeing out our 40th anniversary year by recommending our favourite colourway - the "Extreme" retro design.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

Gifts for the Biker

Cardrona Bike Park Voucher

Give the gift of adventure this summer - choose between a bike park day pass voucher for $79, or let them decide with $50 and $100 value vouchers.

Buy online or in-store.

Mons Royale Tarn Freeride LS Tee: $160 

A lightweight windbreaker designed to offer protection from the cold on high output rides - the ultimate bike jersey for riding Cardrona Bike Park!

Buy online or in-store.

Bike Park 5 Panel: $49.90

The Cardrona Bike Park 5 Panel is perfect for hiding post-bike helmet hair while you're sipping a few cold ones at the Lounge on a TGIF late-night Friday!

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for the Cool Mum

P.E Nation Qualifier Logo Pouch: $99

Cardrona Corner proudly stocks a range of P.E Nation products, including this clever cross-body pouch. 

Buy online or in-store.

Wilson & Dorset Shaggy Bean Bags: $1690 

Probably the snuggliest thing on the entire planet... if you want to splash out for the special cool mum in your life, one of these bean bags will keep you in her good books for LIFE.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

A Very Wānaka Summer Tea Towel: $19.90 

An affordable gift for the mum who loves (or misses) a Wānaka summer, complete with illustrations of some of our iconic local pastimes from the warmer months.

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for the Sendy Son

Mountain Carting Voucher: $130

Cardrona is the only place in New Zealand where you can go mountain carting, and it's one for the summer bucket list! Get him a voucher so he can join the squad for a mountain carting session... and see who makes it to the bottom first.

Buy online or in-store.

Analog Cap: $69.99

This one's a crowd-pleaser - a tech 5-panel cap from snowboarding brand Analog. Perfect for the young snowboarder in your life who wants a bit of cred on his summer adventures.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

Gifts for the Adventure Girl


This adorable cropped fleece is the perfect gift for an avid skier or snowboarder - she can wear it with her ski gear, or take it to the pub for après. It comes in the "Granny's Couch" print... just like the one all our nanas had on their sofas when we went to visit.

Buy online or in-store.


The women's version of the above men's Tarn bike jersey - for a passionate mountain biker, this jersey will be their go-to for late-night Friday sessions up at the Cardrona Bike Park. 

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for the Rad Dad

TC Wooly Retro Cap: $55 

Keep your rad dad's Cone Head warm with this special edition cap! It's made of premium Melton wool so it's like you're giving your dad's noggin a wee hug every time he puts it on... the gift that keeps on giving.

Buy online or in-store.

Icebreaker X Cardrona Rover Longsleeve Merino T-shirt: $149 

Heaps of our resident Cardrona Rad Dads proudly sport our Icebreaker x Cardrona colab long sleeve - we're not sure if it's the super-cool ram or the old 4wd... but this one's a certain hit these holidays.

Buy online or in-store.

Treble Cone by Matt Conway: $25

A great gift idea for an original 'Cone Head' or someone wanting to learn more about the colourful history of TC.

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for your Caravan Nan

Cardrona Vintage Cushion Cover: $59 

If you've stayed in our on-mountain apartments, you'll have seen these quirky cushion covers already. They're the perfect gift for your nan to pop in her caravan for all her summer excursions these holidays.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

Cardrona Sightseeing Pass: $35

Take Nan up to Cardrona for a gondola ride - she can see the Southern Alps from the lookout, and even catch a glimpse of Aoraki on a clear day! Book them a sightseeing pass directly, or get her a $50 gift voucher online and she can get lunch too. 

Buy online or in-store.


Gorgeous fairy lights that will brighten up any caravan (or anywhere else)! If you'd like to bring some light to your nan's life, these are a great gift idea.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

Gifts for your Great Uncle Stan

Cardrona Prints: from $45 

To celebrate 40 years of Cardrona, we've pulled out some of our favourite memories from the archives. These prints are the perfect gift for a long-term local, or something nostalgic to fill the walls of your great-uncle Stan's holiday ski shack.

Buy online or in-store.

Scenic Playground - The Story behind NZ's Mountain Tourism: $99 

The story behind New Zealand's mountain tourism. The perfect coffee table book for your Wānaka bach.

Buy online or in-store.

Vintage Woolen Ski Rug: $149 

Uncle Stan can keep this vintage 100% woolen alpine blanket under the seat on the boat for when the sun gets low in the sky, or on his favourite reading couch on those cool winter mornings.

Buy online or in-store.

Gifts for the hard-to-buy-for Mountain Man

Cardrona Hydroflask 32OZ: $79 

Big enough for a whole day in the backcountry, double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drinks hot or cold, and a sweet logo to remind him of his favourite ski area... a HydroFlask is a great addition to any mountain man's adventure kit.

Buy online or in-store.

The North Face BaSE CAMP Duffel: from $240

The super-tough, iconic TNF duffel bag is the ultimate gear-transporter for any mountain man. They're highly sought-after and worth the investment - these duffels will last your favourite outdoor adventurer for years and years to come.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

The North Face Graphic Short: $150

Let's face it - a decent pair of comfortable, branded shorts are about the closest most mountain men will get to "dressing up" these summer holidays, so these classics from The North Face will go down a treat. They're comfortable, practical, and they look good... you can't go wrong with a pair of these bad boys.

Buy in-store at Cardrona Corner.

We hope this guide has helped! If there's something you're thinking of that's not on the list, pop in and see the team at Cardrona Corner (20 Helwick St) - they're always happy to help with ideas. There's also plenty more on our online shop, so check that out before December 17th if you're needing presents shipped before Christmas.

Have a safe and happy holiday, everyone!

About the Author

Tiggy Cameron

Social Content Creator and Apparel Print Designer

Tiggy designs all of Cardrona's apparel and merchandise range, she also takes photos and makes the instagram look pretty. She's a bit of a bruiser – so if she's not out skiing, then she's probably injured...