Welcome to The General Store. Our carefully curated cosmopolitan range of design-led gifts will delight and surprise. From NZ icons to Internationally recognised brands we find you the coolest gifts. We enjoy stocking brands with a story of great design and a responsible trading ethos. Being an independent store we offer a unique experience with an always changing product range.

Founded in 2006 by Sonya Henry, The General Store continues to be committed to central Christchurch. Currently trading in the famous Container Mall (formally Re:Start transitional project - post earthquake in 2011).

Trading for 11 years, the store is well established to bring you the best product with back up customer service. When The General Store first started out, Sonya's passion was to bring affordable contemporary design to the market place. The store continues to do so in the local and national market and now serves customers all over the world.

We hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy sourcing them for you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Sonya Henry, Founder.