Flax - Gifts Of Distinction, Marshland, Christchurch


We have been using Di and Flax Gifts for quite a few years and have always received great comments from our clients on her gift baskets. They are packed full of quality products and presented to perfection. Thanks Di!

- Fiona Roach - Christchurch
Di, you are super amazing in regards to all our gifting needs; always quick to respond with quick action and we love the fact that we can pick from a few options and can actually see photos of what is going out.
And super lovely to deal with too! – Thanks.

Natalia Robinson, Christchurch

- Natalia Robinson, Christchurch
Hi Di

Many thanks for the gift basket – it is perfect and absolutely what we wanted.


- Van Heiningen Chocolates Christchurch
We have used Flax Gifts of Distinction for the past few years and have always been impressed by Di's efficient and friendly service. Di works her magic in always creating a wonderful gift for the budget we are aiming for each time - our recipients are always very happy!

- Mel Veal, Christchurch
Really fast service with perfect presentation to suit any budget. We use Flax for our client gifts and Di is super friendly and great to deal with; we highly recommend.

- Talia Robinson, Christchurch
Hi Di

Thank you so much for the lovely gift baskets that you delivered today.
We were all very delighted with them as always.
You do such an amazing job.
Kind Regards Suzanne

- Suzanne King, Administrator, Christchurch
Hi Di,

Just a quick note to say 'Thank you' for your help with the gift I ordered for my mother in-law for Xmas. She loved it and is actually using it.

My mother said the wrapping looked lovely and hinted for the same gift to be sent to her too !

Unfortunately I had a terrible experience with another Ch-Ch gift company that I used for my parents Xmas gift. With living overseas I rely on the internet to help me find gifts for my family. Honesty and helpfulness is what you give, so I definitely will be using Flax gifts in the future.

Kind Regards
Kirsten Smith

- Kirsten Smith
Hi Di

Many thanks for once again coming up with a superb gift which was extremely well received by the family, and they enjoyed eating some of the goodies on their first night in New Zealand.

Kind regards


- Carmel Hurley-Watts, Christchurch
WONDERFUL pictures and presentation di !!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am very much a visual person.
Will send order next...
Kind Regards,
Heather Dietsche

- Heather Dietsche, Christchurch
Regards our Christmas Hampers - They are wonderful Dianne, you have made this process very easy.
Thank you so much for all your hard work.

- Glenywss Paterson, Christchurch
Thank you Di for the consistent quality of your gift baskets.
We have discerning guests who appreciate the quality of what you create and the great local products you use.
I know I can rely on you to deliver a beautiful product which enhances what we do.

Gillian Hyndman

- Gillian Hyndman, Waipara
Hi Di, can I order a gift baskets, nothing in particular, just your normal fab products and service thank you
Cheers Kerry

- Kerry Setters, Christchurch
Hi Dianne

You have done it again. A huge round of applause to you from the proud parents of Harrison. They were blown away with the basket we sent through you.

Thanks for making people happy.



- Rachael Turner, Christchurch
To: Leigh Whinwray
Subject: RE: Did the babies basket make it??

Yes, at about 7.30 last night. Apparently it was really really good. Very highly recommended, very impressed. First good night’s sleep they've had for a while – no idea if it’s related!
Fiona James

- Leigh Whinwray, Christchurch
Hi Joanne,

In the wake of such a tragedy for some of our group I really wanted to share my experience of amazing service from one of our members and hope that you can pass this on .........

I had ordered two baskets from Dianne at Flax to send to two of my clients on Friday and have been astounded with the amazing service and dedication to excellence.

Not only was Dianne helping family during this stressful time, she was also methodically putting together beautiful baskets for her clients! Both my clients received their gifts today, they were so grateful and really appreciated the care and attention to detail. One of them was almost in tears when she rang to say thank you.

So heres to you Dianne, you are an amazing dedicated business woman.

Take care
Liz Bermingham

- Joanne Christchurch
“I highly recommend the wonderful service of “Flax gifts’ to celebrate and appreciate your beautiful moments, events and joy in your lives together with your loved ones. Especially, if you are away from your loved ones, Flax gifts in the best solution as it help immensely to fulfill your needs. I am currently in Dubai and my family is living in Christchurch. I wanted to send a “Surprise” gift to my daughter from here but I couldn’t find a way to do that especially due to the current pandemic situation. I was really worried. Luckily, I saw a post in LinkedIn posted by one of my Sydenham Cricket mate, David Fleming about “Flax gifts”. I contacted Dianne, the wonderful and very helpful lady, and Dianne helped me to reach my goal without any hesitation and I have no words to appreciate it. The gift was so beautiful and meaningful, nicely arranged and a great value for money. The greatest thing is, my daughter’s birthday was falling on a Saturday, and she had a limited time to stay at home on that due to her classes, so it was quite difficult to ensure the delivery of my ‘surprise gift’ to her personally through a courier. Dianne said, “I will deliver it my myself” and Dianne did that! I saw a video of Dianne delivering the gift to my daughter, and how happy and surprised she was!

So, thanks Dianne, for everything. I really appreciate everything you did! I wish you all the best and success in your business!
I highly recommend “Flax gifts”!

- Jagath Keerthissooriya, Dubai
Thanks for sending through the image di, it looks lovely, lets proceed with this. And can I just say di, I love that we can count on such excellent service even though we are so far away :)

- Jem - Perth, Western Australia
Hi Di

Just wanted to let you know our colleagues loved the basket when we gave it to them, and thought that the presentation was just lovely.

They decided to wait till Christmas itself to open it, so now that we’re back in the office, they’ve been able to tell me that they’ve really enjoyed trying out the tasty treats and they particularly mentioned the Christmas tea-towel as being lovely.

So, thank you again – this has been up to your usual high standard.

All are agreed that we will come back to you for other occasions when we need a personal gift.

Best wishes for a happy and successful New Year!

Lesley Gibbs, Christchurch

- Lesley Gibbs, Christchurch
I have been using Flax gifts over the past year and have greatly appreciated the attention to detail, wise advice and personal touch that is provided by Di when she puts together our gifts. Flax gifts are quality, and Di herself is creative and has always acted with efficiency and in a professional manner. I would highly recommend Flax Gifts to anyone needing the services of a personal and corporate gift provider.

- Stephen Ferguson, Christchurch
Di and Flax Gifts of Distinction are our "to go" when we need a client gift. Each and every time Di creates a unique gift perfect for the brief we have given, her customer service is amazing and the gifts are delivered as specified and with a quick turn around. All of this gives our clients a great experience and in return we get many compliments and thank you's!

- Cara Mooney & Vanessa Golightly, Christchurch
Vendors were absolutely over the moon with the wonderful basket that arrived to them late this afternoon. Kate was truly overwhelmed.
You never let me down.
Sincere thanks Di,

- Marilyn Welch, Christchurch
Thanks so much for your help Di, It was lovely dealing with you, wonderful to find someone who can personalise a gift and help you stay in budget too.

Love that you also sent a picture of what I was sending, so I could see the present before I sent it.

I can tell you have been in business for a while – and successful at it. You are now my preferred gift supplier in Christchurch!

Wonderful, friendly, efficient service. Many thanks for making giving a breeze!

Kind regards,

- Maria, Auckland
Hi Dianne
We were very impressed with the gift baskets we brought from Flax Gifts of Distinction. We have very important Clients that we needed them for and they were the perfect gift. The amount of time and effort you put into the presentation of the baskets and also the quality and beautiful local products that were used were just delightful. They were definitely value for money and something just a little bit special. We will continue to use Flax, many thanks for providing us with such special and unique gifts.
Kind Regards
Amanda Smith

- Amanda Smith, Christchurch
Hi Di

You clever thing – sounds wonderful!!!

Thanks ever so much for always putting in such great effort, much appreciated.


- Bee Banks, Christchurch
Hi Di,

Bee couldn't of been happier with the Gift Basket you made up for her - she asked me to pass on a huge Thank You.

A number of Ladies in the office have also been raving about it.

JOB WELL DONE - Thanks Heaps - it is beautiful.

Shelley Barry

- Shelley Barry, Christchurch
Hi Di

Thanks so much for this, looks great, just what we had in mind.
Thanks again for your help, I really appreciate you going the extra mile with this.


Maxine Gilchrist

- Maxine Gilchrist, Christchurch
Thanks Dianne,

Looks absolutely gorgeous, and for your info, the feedback from Brian Harrison was that while they got numerous gifts for their baby, the one you put together was one of the few useful ones!!


- Maxine Gilchrist, Christchurch
Hi Dianne,

Just wanted to let you know that my clients were over the moon with their gift baskets.

I had them in at work for a couple of days and had many comments on how fabulous they looked so I have passed out a couple of cards.

I won’t be going anywhere else for my gift baskets that’s for sure.


- Rebecca Toone , Christchurch
Hi Di

Its just perfect!!! Absolutely perfect – not too overdone and a very sophisticated gift. All done so quickly and we gave you very little notice. Thanks so much for everything.

Loren and Tekla

- Loren Maxwell, Christchurch
Hi Di, Thanks, It looks fantastic. Thank you so much for your creativity. We look forward to doing business again soon. Regards Di Woodward

- Di Woodward, Christchurch