Finding the perfect gift is never easy. Birthdays come around annually, so even if you find something amazing one year, you could still screw it up the next. And what about Christmas? Mother's Day? Valentine’s Day? It’s all too much!
We’re here to take the stress out of gift giving. Not only have we found eight awesome stores with shelves full of worthy gifts—they all offer delivery. That means you can find the perfect gift and have it shipped to the receiver, all without getting up off the couch. It’s selfless work, but we love to help. Check out the stores below, and don’t worry—you can thank us later.
If you’re looking for a unique gift that will stand the test of time, take a look through Nook‘s online catalogue. The site features quality, locally handcrafted wares, as well as select pieces from international designers. With an emphasis on sustainability, you can feel confident giving a gift that doesn’t play into consumer culture. Check out Nook’s range of handmade brooches for a truly special treasure. Shipping is free for purchases over $45, so you might as well grab something for yourself while you’re at it.
The Handmade Collective Co
If the ecological footprint of your gift is as important as the gift itself, get one of The Handmade Collective Co’s stunningly curated gift boxes. Natural, sustainably sourced and completely plastic free, you can either select a curated box for self-care, sustainable living or a seasonal theme, or create your own, with goodies like candles, ceramic mugs and bath salts to choose from.
Winston Quinn Gin
There’s no doubt that gin is having a moment in the Brisbane bar scene—even if right now that bar just happens to be your kitchen counter. Any self-respecting gin drinker can tell if what they’re drinking is worth its salt, so don’t settle for anything but the best. You can’t go wrong with a bottle from Winston Quinn Gin, a boutique Brisbane distillery with a tailor-made approach to creating craft gin. We recommend the Winston Quinn Slim Crop Home Survival Kit for the gin-lover in your life, which comes with gin, tonic and a classy glass to drink it out of.
Museum of Brisbane Shop
For one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by the River City, head on over to the MoB shop. The Museum of Brisbane shop is all about showcasing local creatives, so their range is full of unique and inspired pieces. Pick up a pair of ibis earrings, a puzzle featuring iconic Brisbane buildings, or even a unicorn planter. A gift from the MoB shop is sure to delight, so get lost exploring their site and see what weird and wonderful things you can find.
New Farm Deli
Nothing quite beats a trip to New Farm Deli, but when that’s off the cards, why not bring the deli to you? Order a hamper from their site to have the very best gourmet food and wine delivered to your recipient's door. We’re talking Pariya wild figs, slices of prosciutto, European wines and rocky road chocolate slabs (excuse our drool). With 10 different hampers on offer, there’s one for every occasion.
Artists are notoriously hard to buy for. They see right through any last-minute gifts, and place enormous value on meaning and substance. Thankfully, QAGOMA’s store is filled with awesome gifts that tick all the right boxes. They specialise in books by Australian and Indigenous artists, but also carry a curated range of art and design publications, as well as homewares and other knick knacks. They even have a dedicated gifts page to make life easy for you. Even better, every dollar raised by the store goes towards supporting QAGOMA’s collection and programs, so you know your money is going to a good cause.
Thousand Island Dressing
For stunning jewellery and homewares that are bound to turn heads, set your sights to Thousand Island Dressing. Their quirky range has long been the answer to gifts for picky friends, since their mission is to provide something for everyone. They even offer delightful greeting cards that are sure to put a smile on your dial. Shipping is free for orders over $100, so check out their range and use it as an excuse to splurge.
If you’re buying for a bookworm, look no further than West End’s Avid Reader. The store is run by knowledgeable staff who collectively hold over one hundred years experience in the book trade, so you know you can trust their recommendations. You won’t find just any old books at Avid—only the best of the best make the cut. That being said, they still manage to cover a wide range of genres, so there’s something for every reader. Whether you’re after a cult classic or something new, you can get the perfect gift shipped right to your door.
Looking for a cheesy little gift? Say, “cheese!” That’s because Say Cheese has the perfect gift to send the cheese connoisseur in your life. Their gift box comes with a portion of brie and vintage cheddar, as well as two charcuterie portions, an assortment of crackers, seasonal fruit, olives and mixed nuts. Oh, and don’t forget to add a bottle of wine for some next-level gift giving. Not only does this gift taste delicious, it looks pretty damn impressive too. Bonus points for presentation.
Art And Craft Kits
For some people, experiences are better than gifts. But it can be hard to box an experience up and ship it to someone’s door. Unless, of course, you’re one of these creative companies, who have found a way to do exactly that. Thanks to them, you can gift that special someone anything from a paint and sip class to a DIY pot making kit. And since these experiences involve art and crafts, they’ll even have a souvenir to remember them by. Best present ever!
Plants have been scientifically proven to make people happier, so giving the gift of life (plant-life, that is) seems like an obvious choice. But we aren’t talking about sending a short-lived bouquet of flowers (although we definitely wouldn’t say no to an expensive bouquet). Instead, we’re talking about gifting an entire plant. Or two. Or three. Sometimes, it’s hard to stop yourself. Plenty of places around brisbane are offering plant delivery right now, but you can skip to the highlights by clicking here. Word of warning: online shopping for plants is even more addictive than online shopping for clothes. Prepare to drop some dosh.
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Image credit: The Handmade Collective Co