• Jane Francis with Leo

The gift of giving is all wrapped up this Christmas

Ribbon and Blues - your one-stop shop for creating the perfect packaging for your gift giving

Established 25 years ago, Ribbon and Blues has been under its current ownership for the past five years. Jane and Tim Francis, their son and Leo the dog, are proud Birkenhead Point residents. Jane and her family made the life-changing decision to move their successful business to a brand new North Shore location early last year, and the business has been booming ever since.

"When we first bought Ribbon and Blues five years ago, it was located in Penrose. On a personal level, it made perfect sense for us to reloacte to North Shore, but we were nervous around leaving our local client base. We're so glad we did – we absolutely love it here, and I'm so very proud of our fabulous new showroom!"

The wholesale side of the business has always been successful online, but many clients now visit Jane wand her team at their new convenient and spacious Archers Road, Wairau Valley, showroom, as well as their Christmas pop up shop which is open now - located centrally, just next to Pak 'n Save and Bunnings. The showroom creates a wonderful space to do justice to the enormous range of gift packaging available. But you needn't be overwhelmed! Jane and her team offer hands-on expertise, on-trend style insights and advice. To whet your appetite and prepare for your one-on-one consultation, take a look at their inspirational 'Be Inspired' section of the Ribbon and Blues website.

So what exactly do Jane and her team offer at Ribbon and Blues? It certainly is a whole heap more than just your standard gift wrapping service, that's for sure! A huge range of products and guidance are on offer; ribbons (of course), bows, wrapping paper, tissue paper, cards, tags, boxes, hampers, seasonal paper napkins, bags and decorations, to name but a few. As well as the vast range available, quality is key and speaks for itself across the large selection of eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable products. Every occasion and style is catered for; from Christmas, Easter, right through the year, plus corporate gift-giving essentials. You can even bring in your gifts, whether a few personal items, or a big corporate gifting order, and Jane and her team will help you find the right box and finishing styling, with creativity and efficiency.

Jane is delighted to extend a very warm welcome to everyone, and invites you to pop in for a visit to Ribbon and Blues on Archers Road,  to get you ready for Chrstmas, discuss your requirements and to help your creativity flow.

Whatever the occasion, you'll be inspired by the huge range of products and services on offer, not to mention the outstanding service you'll receive. The teams style and creativity is on hand to guide you through the best and most beautiful options to make your gift giving a wonderful experience for you, as well as for the lucky ones who will receive a special gift, expertly packaged with panache!

Ribbon & Blues
235 Archers Rd, Wairau Valley
09 479 3070 or 0800 742 625

Opening Hours
Monday-Sunday, 10am-4pm








Issue 147 November 2023