Emma and welcome to Emma's at Oxford. A unique Book/Gift Store
in Oxford, North Canterbury. A short (and picturesque) 45
minute drive from Central Christchurch.
Emma’s at Oxford opened in June 2007 when
‘opportunity whispered’ whilst attending a Jo Seagar Cook School.
After a stressful career in corporate retail I was
ready to ‘do something radical, different and for myself’ that had
to incorporate my love of food, cooking and cookbooks.
Relocating from Auckland to the picturesque country town of Oxford,
we have has gone from strength to strength since opening with a
greatly expanded range from the initial offering becoming as some
call it, “the best little book shop in Canterbury”.
However, Emma’s is not just about books. There is a fantastic
range of Giftware ‘we like to think we have something for everyone’
and a range of Gourmet Food ingredients including the highly
acclaimed Heilala Pure Vanilla range which is used and endorsed by
Jo Seagar in her Cook School.
Emma's you will find a lovely haven away from all the hustle
and bustle of the city and enjoy the eclectic range of books
and gifts on offer. Whilst specialising in Cookbooks there is
also an extensive range of Novels, books on key topics such as New
Zealand and Gardening. The children's section is also
highly commended by the many teachers who shop
Emma’s has a team of five fantastic people all with the same goal
in mind – to ensure customers have a top experience as they shop and
we all firmly believe in exceptional customer service that sometimes
goes above and beyond the call of duty.
Says Emma, “my staff and I have even been known to deliver gifts
or orders on our way home from work to ensure they reach their
intended recipients in time – like the cupcake cases for the
christening or the special gift for