Brownie points. We’re all searching for them. Little gestures to write ourselves into the good books (and that mean we won’t have to take out the rubbish for at least two weeks). Well good news, guys—we found a way to max the brownie points. And the only finger you’ll need is your thumb on your phone. Introducing the Sunshine Coast’s best gift delivery services.
Gift deliveries are appropriate for the following occasions: anniversaries, apologies, getting busted skipping ahead on Netflix seasons you promised to watch together, eating all the mint slices and not replacing them, snoring too loudly...the list goes on. Hopefully, these gift deliveries can make all our problems go away.
If you really want to push the boat out, why not pick a delivery service that lasts...until you kill it. Yes, we're talking about plants. Edible Blooms is a sweet gift delivery service that gifts a whole range of sweet gifts including donut boxes, chocolate bouqets and of course, plants. Whether you're looking for a flowering beauty to brighten up a home or perhaps a cactus with attitude, Edible Blooms offers a huge range of plant-centric gifts. Jump online, order one of these bad boys and before you know it, an indoor baby will be lovingly delivered to your or your pals door.
The problem: it’s your anniversary, your lover’s birthday, your brother’s graduation, or you’ve just been kind of a jerk lately and want to do something nice for the dude (or gal) in your life. Enter Brewquets, the beer gift delivery service that has officially changed our lives for the better. For just $35 plus delivery, these guys will ship three craft beers wrapped in tissue and a hessian tote and adorned with a card for a cute message. Looks like a bunch of flowers but it’s really some awesome beers. Genius. You can also swap them for ciders or upgrade to a “long stem” bouquet.
Ever wanted to send someone a gift—not a pricey bottle of bubbles or an extravagant bouquet, just something small to show you care? Shouta is a new Aussie app that’s helping you do just that. Shouting your mates, colleagues, and loved ones—whenever, wherever, with whatever you want. As for how Shouta works—it’s as simple as it sounds. Within the app, you are free to pick and choose from various shouts between $5 and $250. Anything your special person will love, use, drink, eat, or enjoy. Think movie tickets, flowers, lunch, chocolates, or even a pick-me-up manicure. Your shout is totally customisable too—you could send a box of Panadol after a big night, or a box of doughnuts to help a mate sail through 3pm on a sugar high. Download the app here.
The guys that took the stuffiness out of wine, Vinomofo is one of the fastest-growing companies in Australia (they’ve actually just expanded into Singapore). Their ethos is pretty simple: delicious wine, zero wank, and cheap deliveries from some of Australia’s best vineyards to your mouth. There’s a range of prices and varieties, but the guys at ‘the ‘Fo’ only sell the wines they love, so you know you’re getting a curated selection.
So…many…cookies! Life’s too short for those White Wings do-it-yourself baking boxes. This is where the Gold Coast-based Dough House comes to the rescue with the most amazing range of cookies/actual works of art. Flavours include Nuts about Nutella, MacaDAMMia, Creamy Caramel, Oh Oh Oreo and so many more delivered right to your house or even better, workplace. There’s vegan and gluten free options too, so no one misses out.
Good Day People
Ever tried to send a gift basket but been totally disappointed by the ho-hum products included? Enter Good Day People. Impress the foodies in your life with a gift box stacked with Poor Toms gin, Nikka whiskey, Olsson's sea salt, Yulli's brews craft beer, natural wine, boutique bottled cocktails, and cool artisan chocolate. If we at Urban List were curating a gift box for our foodie friends, it'd look a whole lot like this.
Beauty sample boxes are all the rage at the moment, and Bellabox is probably the best of the bunch. You can sign up your partner, even yourself for a monthly pamper pack that includes five or so beauty samples from various on-trend brands. If you like what you try, you can shop Bellabox’s online store and buy the real deal. You can tailor a plan to suit your giftee, and they’ll deliver the box wherever you want.
Sorry Thanks I Love You
Says it all, doesn’t it? Whether you’re apologising for eating the leftover lasagna from last night or expressing love through the medium of buying expensive stuff, Sorry Thanks I Love You has you covered. You can get everything delivered through this thing. A selection of Bruny Island cheeses? Done. Blended Japanese Whisky? Sure thing. Gorgeous homewares, bespoke flower bouquets, craft beer—the sky’s the limit. The site helpfully arranges their gifts into different categories, depending on the power of your love, or the size of your f**k up. Nice one.
For those who aren't flower, chocolate or wine people, there's Puzzle Post. Puzzle Post is an epic subscription service for puzzle lovers of all ages. How does it work? Choose a puzzle for the recipient to solve, write or record your secret message to stashed in Puzzle Post's online vault, wait for the puzzle to be delivered, then your giftee will have to solve the puzzle to reveal their unique access code, log on to Puzzle Post's online value and then they can view your message. Wow. Handpicked puzzles tailored to someone's individual tastes? Brownie points guaranteed.
Image credit: Brewquets