Buying the perfect gift can be so difficult. From deciding what to give to hoping that no one else does the same gift as you, it can all be so frustrating. This is why we love the idea of gift boxes – you can just about guarantee that no one else is going to match your gift. Lucky for you, this region has a lot to offer in the way of small businesses specialising in gift boxes, with creative, innovative and motivated minds aplenty.
The babes at C&M Creations offer both sweet and savoury gift boxes, ensuring to support as many local suppliers as possible. And for that special someone in your life, you also have the option to add mini alcohol bottles of your choice. Boxes are available in two sizes with a range of yummy choices, you will have a hard time trying to just pick a few.
Check it out at www.facebook.com/cmplatters/
This one is perfect for all the gardeners in your life – whether that be seasoned, aspiring, and previously-unsuccessful-but-not-quite-giving-up). Hello Botanical is an online Melbourne gift delivery service (nursery) – specialising in indoor plants and other carefully curated botanical gifts. With a brand new range of gift boxes (choose from either Men’s Care, Self-Care and Indoor Plant-Care), each comprises locally designed and made sustainable gifts – all ethically made and/or organic in nature. Hello Botanical gifts are sure to leave a great impression, no matter what the occasion. They even offer free delivery within three days to all Melbourne and Geelong suburbs.
Ripple Effect Gifts
If you’re looking for unique Geelong, Golden Plains, Ballarat, Daylesford, Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast hampers, look no further. The unique thing about Ripple Effect Gifts however is that you’re behind the wheel, with the opportunity to personally pick individual, locally sourced product items and create the perfect gift combination to suit your loved one, right from the comfort of your own home or office. If you’re strapped for time, they do have pre-organised ones you can pick from too. They even send you a photo of your creation before sending it off!
Suss it all out at rippleeffectgifts.com.au
Have you ever wanted to send or receive a gift in a giant balloon? Yeah us too!! Well now
it’s your chance, because at Sahrflora, you can get a range of locally handmade items gifted in a balloon and ready to pop! Perfect for baby showers, engagements and birthdays. Custom designs are available!
Have a look at www.facebook.com/sahrflora/
The Food Purveyor
The crew at The Food Purveyor love sourcing delicious produce and packing it into Gift Hampers, packed right here in Geelong. With a number of hampers to choose from, we’re particularly fond of their ‘random act of kindness’ option, which is a little Chocolate Spheres of Happiness. The excitement of the gift, the unwrapping, and the surprise of the Chocolate Sphere and then the excitement as the receiver smashes the sphere to release the deliciousness of the jellied lollies within is perfect if you’re looking to make someone’s day. Find them at www.thefoodpurveyor.com.au
These guys take food seriously. They’ve scoured Geelong and surrounds to uncover the gastronomical delights of our region, along with a few other goodies along the way. We’re talking 6ft6 Rose, Frieda & Gus candles, Prendergast & Grace Mini YoYo’s, Organic Zee teas, Leighgrove Olives Frantoio Olive Oil, Moorabool Valley Chocolate Assorted Chocolates, and so much more. Have a look at their handpicked gift hampers or pick your own from the selected products.
It’s all at thelocavorium.com.au
Written by Chloe Cicero