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What our customers say:
"Oh Wow! - thanks - you are awesome!
Will definitely be looking up more treats from you guys in the future!"
Cindy Gibb, Christchurch
"Thank you, that's great! I am actually living in Russia and will be away for Christmas for my 3rd one running. So thank you for helping out, it is very hard to send things from here, so great to have a place to go who will wrap as I would....and that has interesting wee gifts with a little originality. No pohutukawa's here sadly...just a LOT of snow!
Your help and speedy response is much appreciated. Kindest regards and Merry Christmas."
Sereca Friend, Russia
"Hallo wonderful Claire and Alisicia!
Thanks for your characteristically tantalizing description of my sister's present for taking the trouble to send it on a particular date so that she will get it in time but not way too early. I'm really impressed once again.
I guess you're all as busy as busy things with the festive season upon us but I trust you get a chance to enjoy some of the Christmas Cheer you're so good at spreading throughout NZ and beyond.
A very merry Christmas to you and everyone else at Jumping Tangents."
Donna Frost, Netherlands
"Diane - thanks for the email - such fabulous service from a great company - I fluked onto your site by typing "auirky present NZ" into google and how lucky was I! I knew the present wouldn't get there in time, it always takes longer to waimarama - I'd organised flowers for the actual day (which diasppontingly didn't manage to include the card I dictated - and they certainly didn't send me a personal email!. Thanks again"
Shana Durand, Australia
"i do so love getting your 'your purchases are on their way ...' emails. they make me laugh and ensure that yes, I am having a wonderful day! thank you for the care you all take at jumping tangents."
"thank you ... i'm still coveting a number of other items so i expect to be back for more but i'm going to save up so i get enough items just for me so i can have one of your special parcels. thanks again and i hope you guys have an awesome week."
"this is the second time I have ordered something from Jumping Tangents and both times I have been overwhelmed with the personalised service - it's wonderful!!"
"thanks a bunch, I always love the personalised service from the Jumping Tangents crew - you ladies rock my gift-giving world! I truly appreciate the time you take to interact with all your customers, and the cute little emails y'all send. Keep shining!"
"i can just imagine that wonderful chocolate wrapped sooooooooooooo beautifully, thank you. my friends all love the way the little parcels are wrapped and delivered, your service is just awesome and I will surely be lost without it."
"dear jumping tangents, i received my package today and was delighted to find a snail had been drawn on it. i love snails, so thanks for that, it made me smile."
nimue sheils, wellington
"i love reading your blog. good luck with changing your little brown house around but I am sad that you have lost your kitchen, i feel so priviliged to have been one of those who have had the joy of sitting and sipping a REAL hot chocolate and eating a hildergard biscuit. i shall remember this pleasure FOREVER. thank you for making it happen."
"i adore shopping online in your gorgeous shop, you have such a fantastic variety of super cool gifts."
leanne doake, canterbury
"wow! thank you so much cathie that sounds amazing and will reach my mum just in time for her birthday. I left it a bit too late to get something and send over myself so did a google search last night to see if I could find a site that could send a gift nicely wrapped to my mother and found your site. I really liked your unique gifts and your style. It's totally mine and my mother's kind of style so it's just perfect. I think she will absolutely love these gifts and the awesome wrapping. I will definitely check out CPE on facebook I hadn't heard of her before I looked at your site she sounded interesting so thought would be nice for mum. thanks again cathie!"
keita page, melbourne
"hi cathie, I got an email from my niece thanking me for her beautiful gift - she was delighted!
thank you for creating something a bit 'special' for her - a great experience that I have shared on facebook with my friends"
stephanie hall, melbourne
"many thanks for the extra touches you've put into mildred's birthday present - it makes all the difference! you can be sure that connie will likely be a return visitor :) "
grant, parramatta - australia
"dear jumping tangents people, I can tell you are incredibly passionate and dedicated to sharing what you love - my parcel arrived, sepia ink - beautifully wrapped in a chocolate coloured band with tufty ribbons! what a delight! I've been telling all my stationery-phile friends.
thank you, thank you, thank you :)
writing with sepia ink every day is a great pleasure - and giving my pen a good flush out has helped the works...
happy wrapping and writing to you all,
sue mathew, lower hutt
"i look forward to receiving the gorgeously wrapped cards, nothing beats the talented women at jumping tangents for gift (or not gift) wrapping."
rebecca isaac, auckland
"i just want to say how impressed i am at the service you provide. i was so excited to be able to get my sister something to thank her for helping me out and it was something unique and special!"
andrea lundy, masterton
"a huge thank you for your beautiful wrapping and special touches - very much appreciated. you never fail to please. my friends and family just love receiving goodies from jt."
jenny marchbanks, nelson
thank you so much for your personal attention to detail! you combined so many of my Mum's favourite things for the parcel. she got it today at work and just loved it! everyone made a big fuss of it and I think she loved the wrapping nearly as much as the gifts themselves! she is still laughing about the frog...she thinks hes awesome!
i also have been meaning to say that i (and i am sure many others) really appreciate that jt sells freeset bags. it is an amazing organisation and its wonderful to be able to give a beautiful, but also ethically responsible, gift so thank you for that too. anyway thank you so very very much - i am, as always, a very happy customer and will continue to be one. I think what you girls do is just fantastic!
ruth ballantyne, dunedin
"i was overjoyed to stumble across your website and love the follow up email of how you have wrapped and presented it. thank you soooooo much!"
carla lyne, christchurch
"package received this morning! you guys are too cute! :) thanks for the great service!"
emma reynolds, auckland
"my lovely package came yesterday! i got home from a very long day at work to find it there waiting for me! it really made my week! all of the items are awesome and the wrapping was just beautiful. thanks very much! i should buy presents for myself more often! =) "
ruth ballantyne, dunedin
"brilliant as always!"
katharine mcdonald, uk
"as always your packaging is lovely and adds such a personal touch. many thanks!"
leanne doake, rolleston
"i just wanted to thank you for providing some of the most amazing service i have received for a very, very long time ... it was all the more special to receive my purchase from you, therefore, wrapped up as though it was my birthday. you have no idea how much of a difference this made to my day!! this was very special and i know that i shall be back for future purchases."
louise thompson of bibliographica, waiheke island
"wow, thank you so much! that's wonderful! i'm so pleased with your service, it's just fabulous!"
romy webster, wellington
"your site is fantastic and i'll definitely use it again ... keep up the good work :)"
stephanie korucu, istanbul (orignally from nelson)
"your beautifully wrapped parcel arrived today, it brought a smile to my face to have a parcel addressed to the wonderful etc etc smiles are very important ... i am gobsmacked at the effort you have gone to, to theme and wrap my simple purchase. you do make a customer feel special."
gillian hyndman, north canterbury
"got the package yesterday and it is beautifully wrapped:) thanks for taking the time to make it special."
natasha pearce, auckland
"the package has arrived already and she was absolutely delighted, she commented on the wonderful wording on the package and how beautifully the pen had been wrapped so thank you so much for helping to make her experience extra special : ^) three cheers for you!"
rebecca isaac, auckland
"you are my new fav!!! i have told everyone about you guys!!! i am spying things for the next gift purchase already. thank you sooooo much for the wonderful service and keep up the good work."
kim mckay, geraldine
"hi cathie, it was lovely to stop into the little brown house today. it was a shame it took an earthquake to get me to beautiful friendly wanaka. the biscuits were great and the welcome we received was fantastic. thank you and please be assured milou is very happy in his new temporary home and is looking to returning to christchurch in the future."
nicole young, christchurch
"thank you. i think you have guaranteed that i will have a great valentine's day! the wrapping sounds divine, as always. hope you all at jt have lots of romance in your lives too."
elizabeth woolcott, wellington
"what can i say? fantastic service and such a personal touch. thank you for your email letting me know the status of my parcel to the netherlands. i will certainly visit if i ever come to wanaka. i don't mean to go on but since looking at your site and receiving a gift from you, i have to say it gives me a wonderful feeling of childness, this magical feeling that somehow fairies are organising the gifts!!! ... it gives me the feeling of going to the bottom of the garden and finding a special gift in a flower you didn't know you had. i am a huge romantic and love to have little thoughts about special and magical things ..."
the wonderful kathy grainger, thames
"hi i just wanted to thank you very much for the excellent service you provided with my recent order. the delivery was super fast and the presents beautifully wrapped. it was very much appreciated and i will certainly be recommending your store to others.
i hope the team at jumping tangents has a wonderful christmas"
stephanie rose, wanganui
"over the last few weeks i have done all my christmas shopping online, as i do each year - some 20 or so gifts from a wide range of stores. none have sent me a personal email to let me know the gift was on its way, and certainly none have paid the attention to detail in their service that you have. the parcel arrived at 7.45 this morning - i was amazed at the speed of delivery and loved "the brilliant" tag above the address! i am intrigued by the wrapping and again the care and detail, and can't wait for my friends reaction when i catch up with her in the new year and of course to see the gifts when they are unwrapped.
congratulations on a great service - i'll certainly be revisiting your site and buying again.
all the best for new year! regards,
ann milne, auckland
"the xmas gift i received from your wonderful shop was better than fantasticous!!!! i had a grand time opening the wrapping as it had things to me laugh on the wrapping and i loved the gifts my daughter had sent from Jumping Tangents. it was very exciting experience from start to finish, also felt very personal as the writing on the card was just like my daughters!! coincindental....i'm not sure, but wonderful, THANK YOU...and i love the name of your shop."
kathy grainger, satisfied recipient
"thanks for your speedy and informative response to my order ... thanks to you i will scoop the prize for the best-wrapped-mail-order-present this year i'm sure ... your website ordering process is the easiest and most flexible of all i've come across in 7 years of internet shopping. loved the fact that i could just enter in the addresses without being forced into (often inappropriate) field names or sizes. also that it is possible to let you know which gifts are for which person and to leave multiple personal messages. it was a pleasure to use."
donna frost, netherlands
"you brightened my day too. i got it today and i love your pizzaz, and the wrapping is so pretty i haven't been able to bring myself to open it yet! thanks so much for the lovely note attached as well. best customer service ever!"
hannah capon, christchurch
"cathie, you're fabulous. i loved the treats i found at jt for my friends and family last christmas and was over the moon to find even better offerings this year. yes i did have fun with the website - much musing. i can't wait to see everything, i'm sure they'll look superb. a huge hug from funny 'ol waitomo to stunning wanaka."
"you and the jt team are so fantastic that i want to buy more stuff just so that i can receive your wonderful service and personalised emails. in fact, it even makes me want to visit wanaka so that i can thank you in person!"
carla donson, whanganui
"thank you for the book which arrived yesterday. very quick delivery time!
i really like how you have wrapped the book, very nice indeed. i'm seeing katrina on tuesday so i am looking forward to giving it to her then.
glen hodges, hamilton
"thanks for the update claire and speedy turnaround. i love jt and the way you do things...and great ideas for people who are hard to buy for. thanks again, cheers, adelle"
adelle olds, sydney
"thank you very much cathie.
all the care you put into my order is much appreciated - jumping tangents makes it possible for me to let my friends know they are special - your service is a "friend saver".
anita frencken, auckland
"you need to know (i thought!) that i love you all dearly and you truly, wonderfully do put a smile on my face and bring joy to people wo receive your wee gifties. (my best friend cried when she opened her presents recently so i had to cry with her, of course while my blokey bloke looked on somewhat bewildered. finding you was like finding our long lost soulmate of shopping and sharing - you 'get us!!!! that is a precious thing indeed!
you're all the best and i love you for spoiling us so!!! i will spread the word far and wide!"
barbara neale, rotorua
"hello cathie, thank you for your great service and making it possible to send my friends some really awesome surprises, wrapping and all!!! i am residing overseas at present and your service is a life saver!
anita frencken, travelling star overseas
"thank you so much for your email, and amazing and dedicated service.
i will be sure to spread the word about your gorgeous shop and i'm positive i will be shopping with you again - hopefully for myself next time!
i'm sure they will love these gifts as they're both musicians and adore italy. it was the perfect combination.
thanks again for a great experience, and you enjoy the rest of your week too!" regards, jess
jess deacon, northshore, auckland
"cathie... my parcel arrived yesterday and once again I didn't want to open it and disturb the fantasy of the wrapping. the art of handwritten letters and gorgeous unopened parcels is revised and reinvented through jumping tangents.
... much love, rose".
rose stratton-jones, hokitikia
"hi guys, i heard the pressie had arrived safely today. the recipient was well impressed.
jt has again exceeded my expectations! with thanks, melissa."
melissa taylor, devonport, auckland
"wow, what cool service! I discovered your website today having been on the prowl for postcards...I've embarked on a year-long challenge since new year's day to send a postcard to someone every day of 2010...and it's hard to find good postcards locally (although I have had fun hand making some). So I'm mighty chuffed to have found you in all your glory on the wonderful worldwide web..and given your wondrous attention to detail, you may even be getting some snail mail from me in return!
actually you wanaka fold are awesome for great service...I sometimes order outdoor stuff from racers edge and they are also amazingly efficient and nice!
keep being wonderful, many thanks"
carla donson, wanganui
"finally have computers going so have just received your order copy a day after tom got the parcel - so well done. he loved the wrap, loved the gift and I am impressed you got it there on the day, cheers!"
sharyn mathias, wanaka
"everyone was most impressed with the Freeset Bags especially the fact that their purchase was assisting women in Calcutta to be employed."
kerry, JAS-ANZ, canberra
"hi cathie, the book arrived on tuesday! you wrapped it so beautifully I almost didn't want to open it. Almost, I mean we're talking manolos here! it was a lovely excuse to not do the housework I was supposed to be doing.
thank you again, it's always such a pleasure! selina."
selina mcentee, auckland
"just want to let you know that I received a very excited telephone call this morning from robyn, she was absolutely delighted with her surprise, loved everything about it...so thank you marvellous women for doing such a grand job...you might also like to know I have just this very minute nominated you for net guide BestOnline Shopping Site...you go girls, you totally deserve it".
rebecca isaac, auckland
"many. many thanks for all the emails keeping me in touch with all your new items and also invites to your functions. i luvvvvvv all your site so each time i get an email its like reading the first page of your favourite book all over again.....delicioussssssss."
rose stratton-jones, hokitika
"thank you pip, i must say your packaging looks so beautiful!! i think it will be a pretty special parcel to receive.
i just happened onto your site yesterday, but will be sure to use it again and to tell others about it!"
melanie tavendale, oamaru
"hi cathie, thanks for following that up for me. i'm really looking forward to my goodies arriving! take care, sarah.
p.s. will be spreading the word here for you about your great gifts and service. S
sarah cotching, abu dhabi, united arab emirates
"hi cathie, just letting you know that the packages arrived this morning at my work. wow! still can't believe how quick they are.
thank you so much for all of your help in organising this for me. really appreciated. also, a big thank you for all your warm wishes - very sweet. smiles all round,"
luana wallace, auckland
"hi claire, i just wanted to say a big thank you for the prompt delivery of my 'super cool' wonder woman address book.
the book was even better than i imagined and i was really shocked at 9am the next morning when it arrived (totally expected it to take at least two days as it was coming from wanaka)
i also expected the book to be soft cover and one of those address books that have a few colour images at the front and back and not much else - wow, was i impressed. lots of full colour images dating back from wonder woman's early beginnings to now - totally loved it!!! also has lots of room for actually writing in mutiple addresses - not just a couple of lines. (see wonder woman address book)
once again - a big thank you! will definitely be ordering more items in the future. warmest regards, luana wallace
luana wallace, royal oak, auckland
bonjour you gorgeous jumping tangents girls
i just wanted to say thanks for the lovely gift wrapping of our niece natasha's birthday present recently. one delighted, ticked pink and slightly bemused niece she was as she uncovered all the layers and goodies inside. the cheshire cat mug is a huge hit and is already coveted by the rest of the family.
katrina leighton, auckland
the story of a missing container, which had mail amongst hundreds of other things, that finally found it's way to sweden
i wanted to let you know about my wonderful jt experience. i think in a previous life i must have done something horrible to nz post because this is not the first lost or delayed parcel sent to me while i was in sweden. but yours all worked out for the best. i have just started a nannying job for a gorgeous little girl. after rushing to pick her up, she spotted the parcel tucked in the backseat of my car, and we decided to open it together.
i don't know if you often send children JT packages, but wow, it was such an awesome experience. we so very carefully peeled off the beautiful layers. scissors, knives and all the child-friendly tools in the house were used. the little girl was particularly delighted with the bows, two of which she got to keep. i was overwhelmed with the quotes scroll page. it was amazing how well those quotes sum up the loves of my life: fashion, books, shoes, music and friendship. and then the package with the other love of life: chocolate! they were enjoyed last night over wine and two good friends, and we all agreed that cross-continent travel had not at all affected their deliciousness.
the most amazing touch for me, was the yeah yeah yeahs quote on the outside of the package. being one of my all time favourite bands, that was such a great touch. great quote from a great song. love!
so thank you so much, for what was a very special, touching package of joy. the little girl i look after and i had so much fun unwrapping and discovering all the little touches and bits, and I am so pleased that it worked out the way it did: opening a JT package with her was such a cool bonding experience.
diane white, wellington for now (at the time of the parcel and maybe again sometime sweden)
hi pip, sorry i never replied to this at the time. we got married last weekend so it's all been a bit hectic (in the best possible way!):-)
the present looks fab thank you, and i can't wait to give it to jules this week.
thanks for being awesome!
narelle whiteacre, ponsonby
just been into your blog and read about your chocolate cake and tea party goodies and also had time to read your other quirky stories and treats.
what a lovely read and have to admit being transported back in the memory bank when you talked about stewing plums etc.
what a wonderful diversion and mental release on a very hectic day. i look forward to catching up with more of your news and hope to pop in soon for some chocie treats.
lynley chave, wanaka
just wanted to let you know that the package arrived and lauren loves it. the wrapping was especially appreciated :) cheers
paul jura, wellington
oh dear cathie, once again you have provided the perfect gift for me to gift my friends. your explanations are pure poetry as well!. thank you so much,
sharyn mathias, wanaka
hi cathie, just a quick note to say thank you so much for the beautiful products and the very impressive service. i was most impressed to have the ugly track pack delivered to me at work, (cos the courier guy knows i work silly hours) and the ugly track pack wasn't even so ugly! it had cute flowers drawn on it and it said i was lovely!! anyway, thank you so much, i will definitely be back for more. kindest regards and many good thoughts fired your way, thanks for making my day!
laura campbell, otaki
hi cathie, thank you so much for the email and the fabulous service - i was delighted to know that my parcel was off on its way to hawkes bay so quickly after i purchased it and how it was wrapped. kate was thrilled with her present.
harriet duncan, wellington
we recently popped in after accidentally discovering you, and we wanted to tell you what you already know, that you DO have the best hot chocolate and the best chocolate chip cookies.
chern, lovely traveller passing through who emailed us
hi cathie, just wanted to let you know that rachel loved the wonder woman journal. thanks very much for all your cute gift-wrapping and the wonderful hand-lettered card. i wasn't expecting that. lovely writing :)
thanks again for your friendly and rapid service (the hot air balloons on the wrapping must have helped with the speedy delivery). I'll certainly be recommending you to other people who would like to find unique gifts."
craig petersen, auckland
i just wanted to say what a magnificently beautiful range of products you have. I am, like, so many a stationery lover and I live in Australia.
nina hirsch, australia
hi you fabulous jumping tangents folk, i have just received my parcel and had to let you know how totally impressed i am in the speed that it arrived and the way my goodies were packaged just made my day!
it will be the first of many purchases!
donna doyle, dandenong south, australia
awesome! received the package today and it looks fantastic. super speedy and friendly service - couldn't ask for more. thank you so much :)
s. m. stewart, dunedin
three of us had the most wonderful experience when your daughter made us the most perfect hot chocolate. we were so pleased we found your rooms before we left wanaka and hope many more find you to enjoy their own EXPERIENCE. i wish i had asked for the recipe for the tasty cookies.
helen ford, auckland
hi kimberley, thank you for your prompt response, and an uplifting, personalised one at that! i had read the customer feedback with some dubiousness about its authenticity (as you do) but am happy to report it's all true, and the service you offer is speedy and polite - very old-fashioned in this day and age - I wish every business worked like this!
nicola currie, katikati
thanks cathie, can't wait for margaret to get it and appreciate the truly personal touch that you and your team give. it is wonderful to find a business that has rejected the 'one size fits all' approach and understands the value of interacting with their customers - look forward to shopping with you again! warm regards
lynn twigley, napier
"wow, thank you! very impressed with your prompt and personal reply, if only all new zealand businesses realised the importance of great customer service! I will certainly be using you again in the future"
sandy moore, auckland
"thank you for the loveliest shopping experience ever! the arrival of my wee gift for bunny made our day. the complimentary wrapping service made the gift just an absolute delight to give and to receive. i hope to return to jumping tangents again soon for more inspiration. just wonderful! thank you so much again."
stella mckay, auckland
"I have been a fan of jumping tangents ever since stumbling on your humble website.
you guys do an amazing job, providing an experience that I haven't found anywhere else online or anywhere else for that matter. keep up the fantastic work."
chloe wheeler, australia
"my sister was over the moon with the parcel she received!! you should have heard her excitement describing it!! she says it was the most beautiful package she has ever unwrapped, she enjoyed all of the different individually wrapped parcels and their contents, she said it made her feel very special!! never seen anything like it! loved the effort you had made to associate it with paris and italy. great!
she intends framing the poetry you had included, thought that was really beautiful. so there you are, another happy recipient:-) thank you all."
andy sanderson, wellington
"my goodness Pip! how wonderful! :- you have described the package so deliciously i feel i could eat it!!! hahaha. thank you so very much for providing such a unique and exciting service. i am currently away from NZ in sydney, i had searched quite a few websites for ideas and was unispired until finding yours. it is true what some of your clients have stated; i too enjoyed the shopping experience, and i am absolutely certain my sister will be blown away by your products, thoughtfulness, professionalism and care. i will definitely give you feedback."
andy sanderson, wellington
"thanks so much for your message. so surprised to receive a personalised message rather than an automated order confirmation.
what a lovely online shopping experience.
life is good in scotland. sun looks like it might be on its way out so a great day for taking the puppy dog out for an adventure."
samara sha, scotland, uk
"I have just received the gift wrapped parcel for my brother and fiancee and it looks fantastic. thanks so much for your help and GREAT customer service. I look forward to using you again in the future."
shane gibson, auckland
"finding jumping tangents was what happened when I googled 'gifts for women', I am so pleased, so very, very pleased that I chose to click on the link to your site. lucky me! what a wonderful treasure trove I found. I really love the quirkiness and eclectic nature of all your little bits and pieces. fantastic. I know I'll be back at birthday times and christmas. I really like the fact that your gifts range from inexpensive to a little more expensive. no need to spend big bucks on something really unique for somebody. can't wait to see the shoulder bag I chose for my neighbour.
the parcel arrived this morning. i love the brown paper and string and stamps and wrapping. fantastic! I have invited my friend up here this afternoon and will give the gift to her then. I will also insist that she opens it so that I can see what is inside. Can't wait. the story behind freeset is all the more reason to buy the shoulder bag to support the women involved.
My friend really & truly loved the bag I gave her. she was absolutely delighted with it and of couse she would be, it was GORGEOUS and I was very, very happy with it indeed, and so reasonably pirced. 10/10 points for jumping tangents. YAY!! with very kind regards and cheers,
rebecca isaac, waitakere city
"hello cathie/claire, I got back to work today after the hols and found the courier pack from you. thank you. love the wrapping paper, the packages were too nice to open; but I did open them .. they were all for me; .. you see.. :-) happy new year to you, take care, heather".
heather trigg, auckland
"thank you so much....what a fantastic service you provide! I will be telling everyone I know how great jumping tangents is! in fact i might have to log on and get something for mum! Have a lovely christmas and new year."
hannah steen, onewhero.
"the gifts we ordered arrived at their destination in good time. we loved the attitude of the staff we spoke with on the phone or communicated with via email. I wish that everyone who worked in retail had the same attitude, that would make shopping really enjoyable. we will certainly be ordering from JT again."
martin mcfarlane, christchurch
"hello , thank you for the wonderful wax. IT ARRIVED SUPER FAST. what a pleasure it is to deal with your company. I certainly will be a return customer, regards"
melanie campbell. coromandel
"hi claire, just received the christmas parcel I ordered for jared, and I'm impressed!.... it's been fantastic service and attention to detail you unfortunately don't see a lot of nowadays. the dealing with you by email and phone has been a pleasure and the gift wrapping is just so awesome. so a big thank you to all involved and looking forward to doing some more shopping with you. I'm sure jared is going to love it! merry christmas to all!!!"
tracy mcwhinnie, okato, taranaki
"wow! thank you cathie - a personal message as well as a parcel! please thank pip for the wrapping, my friend will thoroughly enjoy her present and the effort that has been made to please her. have a lovely, joyful and successful christmas, yours gratefully..."
moya bowden, st heliers, auckland
"i would say it sounds awesome but i'm trying not to use that word and am on a mission to bring back 'grouse'...so that being said, i am sure the presents are grouse in the extreme! haha thank you for doing this so quickly for us!....
they arrived - and i was right, they are indeed grouse!
thanks so much for this, you bring the fun back to gift giving!
tracey morgan, weta workshop, wellington
"thanks so much for my beautiful birthday wrapping and treasures found in my box. thanks for making the special effort and finding the prayer to the virgen de guadalupe. i thought that was really sweet. it was the first present i opened on the 15th and had been eyeing and savouring it for a whole bunch of days. have a wonderful day and thanks!!! big besos."
jaqueline benndorf, wellington
"wow! what an amazing gift site! i am a lucky recipient of one of your products and it's beautiful, thanks! it's great to see a gift site with some originality!"
lisa thompson, christchurch
"thank you so much! you are by far the loveliest company to buy stuff from the internet from! and i am super excited to get the diary=D. you guys are awesome! i'm definitely going to tell my friends to check you out!"
catherine sietkiewicz, auckland
"just letting you know that i received the jewellery box thank you. i wanted to say a special thank you to you. the present is beautifully wrapped and looks lovely. i have also enjoyed your personal service, it is lovely to have friendly service and an nz based company. i will definitely be looking at your website first the next time i need a present for anyone."
louise townsend, waihi
"hey, just wanted to say WICKED COOL to [you for] your email responses. if only more online companies had such style and sense of fun. it's just refreshing to see a company take an online experience to the next level! from one very satisfied customer excited to receive his gift!"
barnaby lawrence, auckland
"all sounds awesome! loved the scroll messages - just perfect for my special man. i look forward to sharing everyone's delight as they all open their packages on christmas morning. am very grateful to jill for passing on the information and will be making good use of your wonderful service in the future".
lesley shepherd, auckland
"i'll phone through my order for the cheshire cat mug shortly - in case you run out! i do love your gift wrapping by the way, the foodie fight game i got earlier this year for my sister in law was a huge hit, both for the game itself and the wrapping. she didn't want to mess it up by opening it! i am more than happy to spread the word about jumping tangents."
katrina leighton, auckland
"My parcel arrived today and it was a pleasant surprise to find it wrapped so beautifully as I had not checked my emails. Thank you for taking the extra time and effort and you will make one animal mad birthday boy very happy. Jumping Tangents has been a great company to deal with and I will be recommending it to my friends and family. Please feel free to use this on your website as I use internet shopping a lot and read a lot of testimonies. Thank you again. Extremely happy customer..."
Christine Ewers, Nelson
" I just received the order and it looks so beautiful. It was really a pleasure dealing with you and was so nice to get real emails as opposed to computer generated replies :-)
Rebecca Reagan, Auckland
"thank you so much - the parcel arrived yesterday and the blanket is just gorgeous!
I had a hard time narrowing down what I wanted to get from your store because the quirky products really appeal to me.
Not only do you stock beautiful things - but your friendly approach to service is greatly appreciated, particularly in the mechanised impersonal world we seem to live in today. It's just nice to feel special :)
I'll be back! Once again many thanks for a wonderful buying experience."
Kirsty Waugh, Dannemora, Manukau
"You have a great little business that is absolutely dedicated to excellence and I always make sure I mention you - you're just fantastic!
Such great news you are developing a store as well. Your business deserves to boom!!!! I always like to play with, touch, sniff and feel any gift I buy (typical girl) and it is only Jumping Tangents I will ever go to if i am stuck for time or can't do my shopping in person. I just know that I can always find something special and that it will absolutely delight the recipient when they receive it. Let me know when your store is up and running and I can spread the word!"
Maree Blackbourn Watson, Wellington
"Believe me - your wrapping presentation is everything. Trendy, but sentimental, European but NZ/OZ but mostly so individual. It is new and exciting but reminds you of special times of years past - and the quality of the paper is to die for! Needless to say I love it!"
Norma Seip, Dandenong, Melbourne
"Thanks so much, I am so impressed by your beautiful website and fabulous service. It's a pleasure to do business with you. Good luck for the future - I'll be back for sure."
Cath Brown, Devonport
"Oh my God, you guys are awesome! I'm going to work tomorrow and recommending you to everyone!"
Erina Harding/Luke Chamberlain Wellington
"Once again Jumping Tangents have outdone themselve! I absolutely LOVE this website, everybody is so nice! last time I placed feedback, I got a "thank you for thanking us" email... so sweet!
I bought a birthday present for my Mother, who unfortunately, has to go into hospital for a knee replacement on her birthday...the gifts all look absolutely beautiful! thanks again!"
Laura Forgeson, Feilding
"Geez, I'm so going to overload you guys with insane feedback. Ho Hum. Aw, shucks "the lovely Laura Forgeson". How nice are you guys!? Awesome points all round at Jumping Tangents! You guys are RAD, Nuff said.
Laura Forgeson, Feilding
"I was deeply touched by the birthday package. It was like a Christmas stocking, there were just so many gifts. What a box of treats... cool you had chosen all those french themes, and wonderful quotations on architecture and more and then the chocolate, oh my vice. At that point I hadn't realised you had personalised the gift just for me. I was thinking that I was just the person to be appreciating this kind of gift.
Wow - I was so very, very moved by the thoughtfulness in choosing the quotations.
Wishing you abundant success in this business venture of yours, as it brings abundant joy to those who are lucky enough to receive a gift from you."
Vaughan Shephard, Auckland
"Receiving my parcel from Jumping Tangents was like stepping back in time, to a forgotten era. The gorgeous vintage-style wrapping was a feast for my eyes. I just sat and "patted" the parcel for a few moments before slowly opening it - I wanted to savour every moment. This is unusual for me, as I am usually a "rip & tear" present-opener, but the parcel was sooo very special that I wanted the moment to last. I felt like a little kid at Christmas! Jumping Tangents' attention to detail gives a present that special x-factor. I highly recommend this way of gift-giving."
Monica Fraser, Rotorua
"..... well what can I say - the journal is beautiful and the wrapping was simply fabulous. Thank you."
Bernadette Kelly, Auckland
"where do I start with all my thanks? It's been a pleasure dealing with Cathie (Jumping Tangents) paying from the UK proved to be fun probably down to my poor computer skills but through all this I have never dealt with such a kind and thoughtful company! These days people just want your money and forget they're actually dealing with real people! Jumping Tangents are totally the opposite which made ordering this small gift fun and refreshing to see that some people do actually have their heart in the right place :) I would definitely recommend you to all my friends! Keep up the good work, wish you lots of luck with your business venture!..."
Mark Owen, U. K.
"what a fantastic web page, fast friendly and prompt service. I won the calendar and was thrilled with the presentation and detail. Jumping Tangents is great to deal with and I will definitely be using this web page as a favourite for those special gifts in the future."
Moreen Evans, Hokitika
"would you believe it? I have just received the parcel this afternoon - ordered Saturday night, received Monday afternoon! AND lo and behold, I find you wrapped it beautifully and thoughtfully, my little bits and bobs - especially for ME as well as the little baby gift I asked to be wrapped - you can't imagine my pleasure and surprise :) I am just off to gleefully check out some other items I had my eye on last visit. You have an adoring customer for life.
I knew when I explored your site that you were onto something. I have been working incredible hours building my business and regretfully haven't had any time at all to purchase and wrap gifts for my family and friends as diligently as I normally would. You are a Godsend!
Much gratitude, see you next order :)"
Tania Jarvis, Dunedin
"my first experience was as a receiver. Having just arrived back from Europe I was taken back and excited to find a parcel at my door post marked Paris. I could not wait to open it and see who it was from. Exquisitely wrapped and detailed - it looked expensive. Opening the parcel was a sheer delight. Little messages, gorgeous items all themed around my adventures. The whole treat re-ignited and brought back to life memories of my trip and even more, emphasized my dear friend's caring for our friendship. I have to say I have been impatient to give this experience to someone else. On placing an order, again, I am blown away with how clever and perceptive this company is at interpreting my wishes from what seemed small amounts of information from me. The description of the parcel my son will receive is overwhelming and he is going to think I am the best-ever mother. I have more friends, family and clients I want to share this fabulous experience with. Thank you so much Jumping Tangents you make it so easy and so special, you are a wonderful gift to our world."
Lyn Lockwood, Hall Mark Real Estate, Auckland
"Great thanks - I tell you - Jumping Tangents saves my nether regions on frequent occasions when I have been disorganised with the present buying. People love your stuff and credit me with being trendy/styley!"
Linley Bell, Auckland
"the parcel has arrived already and I received a very excited phone call from the roberts family! they absolutely loved the wrapping and the little messages, etc. they are going to put the cards and messages in their trip album. the girls love the sleeping masks.
the parcel looked fabulous when it arrived and they were wondering who on earth it was from.... they looked inside at all the gorgeous things, and then found the card with our message - so it worked out perfectly.
thanks very much and I look forward to using your website again soon!"
Toni Knowles, Auckland
"I just adore your website, by the way. It's a breath of fresh air. I shop online a lot for my friends and family back home and I am thrilled to have found out about yours!
what I particularly like is Jumping Tangents is funky, not overly serious, and has such lovely things.
I would say this is the most personal online service I've ever experienced."
Lisa Weekes, Stallenstrasse, Switzerland
"I had the most wonderful experience the other day when a parcel arrived which looked so unique and intriguing. I had to savour it for several hours before I dare open it. When my curiosity finally got the better of me, I very carefully unwrapped it being sure to save every piece of paper and string so I could re-create it, just in case the insides didn't measure up to the outside...but as I peeled away one layer, another beautifully presented, present emerged. Again, moments turned into hours as I savoured this as well, it was so beautiful. Again, that old curiosity got the better of me and again, very slowly and carefully I peeled away the layers to find the most incredible, fun box, and inside the most wonderful slippers! The whole experience was unbelievable and fantastic. Y'all are so special to send such fun and magic. It will remain a very special memory of my birthday."
Cindy Gibbs, Taihape NZ and sometimes Austin, Texas US
"Lucy received her birthday parcel and was chuffed to bits with it. Each of the 'for her' quotes on the scroll and other elements registered brilliantly and she was suitably amazed and moved that it was all so apt.
She used the box from her parcel to pack her get well cards into to go into her suitcase and bring home so I will finally get to see your wonderful packaging and the careful details in the flesh on Saturday! So one of your boxes has now travelled all the way to St Albans, Hertfordshire - via Auckland.
Thanks so much for your care with this parcel. I was so pleased to find Jumping Tangents and to be able to get something so unusual, personal and special to my friend sent to her via you. I also really appreciate your exceptional personal service and care in undertaking this order, my daughter loved the descriptive email you sent to tell her what the parcel looked like.
I have already recommended you to friends who have relatives and friends in New Zealand and hope that your business continues to grow successfully. Thank you!"
Alex Williams, St Albans, UK
"thank you very much for both the attention to detail and for the information about the attention to detail. I have never experienced this before in internet shopping. Maybe I have to admit the New Zealanders have got it sussed! Thanks again"
Elsbeth Wilson, UK
"I received a parcel which my friend had ordered through Jumping Tangents at the beginning of August. I just wanted to let you know that I thought the entire presentation was truly fantastic, and I've not received anything like it before. In fact it was almost a shame to unwrap it. I have raved about it to all my friends and passed on your card to those who may use your company in the future."
Lynda Jelbert, Wellington
"I found you by googling - figured a local site would be cheaper than sending anything from Oz, and despite other claims to be unusual or different, you guys actually were - very impressed, you obviously take what you do seriously and attention to detail is superb. Will use you again if any NZ friends need a prezzy and will recommend to mates. - Legendary Effort!"
Chrissie Hallett, Australia
" Hi, got my parcel! It is great. Been sitting on my desk all day and couldn't stand it any longer. So opened it. Very, very, impressed! Love all the quotes. Will definitely be tempted to buy again from you."
Lisa Barwick, Palmerston North
"Thanks so much, you are really wonderful to deal with!! I really want to tell everyone I know about you, but you are my secret (!)... but think I will have to risk them seeing their presents and send them to you!"
Lisa Delany, Wellington
"Oh, WOW! The parcel has just arrived - what exquisite packaging. I just had to open it up, so found the card and the scroll tucked in with the presents.
- read them and wept. What precious thoughts and special words are there - thank you so much. I haven't opened the presents yet as I want to do that on each appropriate day with my family around me. You have outdone yourself with the incredible thoughtfulness and beauty of the gift....so the presents are a beautiful bonus to look forward to."
Lesley Shepherd, Auckland
"...just wanted to thank you for your great service and present. the diary arrived just before Christmas and Jono was thrilled with it.
It looked amazing, thanks again...."
Fiona McLeod, Auckland
"thank you so very much! I received a gift chosen from your website for my wedding and it was so delightfully packaged that I just had to visit the site myself... the gift was the gorgeous Pistoulet book - just gorgeous! I was so thrilled when my gift arrived - the care and special attention it received during wrapping was obvious. It really made the whole experience extra special as I felt my card and gift had been truly handpicked."
Maree Blackbourn Watson, Wellington
"thank you so much... your descriptions about the wrapping were so lovely - you obviously love gift giving yourselves! I found your site through google, by searching for online gifts unusual and delivery or some such terms...some of the websites are ugly and have very ordinary selections...congratulations on yours... it is interesting and funny and made me want to buy from you!"
Fleur Bourgeois, Cambodia
'Wow....that's absolutely awesome!!! I loved your website. The enthusiastic descriptions and the whole personal touch, and easy shopping for guys. Thank you so much for a super job.'
Zeke Thor-Poet, Queenstown
"We just got it, and it looks great! Jennifer and I were very happy, and it was well worth the effort! and thanks for going above and beyond with the packing.
It looked wonderful, and we both appreciate the effort you put into it very much. Take care and thanks for a great shopping experience. Best..."
Harish Raja, Duke University, USA
"My friend Anne, was absolutely delighted, and slightly overwhelmed, by your beautiful package. We BOTH just loved the wrapping etc and as we both dabble in the creative arts, take our hats off to you all for capturing just what people like us want! At first, Anne was very puzzled, and then besotted, with the stamps. What a fabulous concept!
My beautiful parcel: I left it sitting on my coffee table, all wrapped up, until last Saturday. Many people picked it up and all commented on the wrapping, and actually thought I must have some secret lover - a man of all our dreams who knows just want a woman wants.
Actually Anne's husband was looking a little jealous too! As I was feeling very self indulgent ordering it for myself, I was happy to savour every moment of the joy of such a beautiful object. Eventually, a friend unwrapped it last Saturday and can I say, we were all 'gob-smacked' at the fineness of the book. (the Lover's Path) We didn't even get to thinking about the story - we were just taken with the gold pages, the hidden letters and the overall presentation of the book. I have since had my nose firmly entrenched, and just love it. One friend was caressing her cheek with the wrapping paper - another was really in love with the JT gift card.
Apart from your obvious talent and skill in the creative arts - and marketing. I was also delighted with the swiftness of delivery (especially considering it was from another country), and also your very inclusive customer service was superb. It felt like we were a team and we all know how great it is to go shopping with a trusted friend, who knows your taste better than you do yourself, and who will also give permission for you to spoil yourself!
Do you ever go into a shop and see wonderful things, and just wish you could think of someone to buy them for? That's how I feel.
How would I rate your product and service - 15 out of 10! I think this calls for a glass of Moet! Congratulations, much love."
Norma Seip, Australia
"I have already told everyone I know about the service and they just cannot believe the level of detail and care you have taken to ensure perfection.It is so important when you cannot be there to share an important milestone with a family member that your gift reflects a level of love and thoughtfulness - you have definitely achieved this and I am so happy!
I will be sure to continue to tell all and sundry about this company and I for one will be using it from here on in.
Thanks so much again, it has truly been a wonderful experience."
Megan Katsiouras, Australia
"Yet another, very, very happy recipient of your charming magic!
My friend Jan was SO delighted with her beautiful gift of The Lover's Path. Every aspect of your magic was noted, appreciated and gazed upon with wonderment.
Sincere and heartfelt thanks for all that you do and all that you are."
Norma Seip, Australia (friend's response to parcel)
"I recently ordered a gift for my partner's birthday. I was impressed with the speed with which it arrived but also at the amazing packaging. Last night he finally opened it. I was more excited than he was! We have never had so much fun opening a gift. It took forever as there was so much to look at. I have never been so impressed with a gift service before...e