Show someone you care with the best local gift boxes in Geelong
28.05.2021

Show someone you care with the best local gift boxes in Geelong

Know someone who needs a pick-me-up?

Sometimes you just want to do something nice for someone else, especially now.

And while we can’t celebrate the little moments in life like we used to for the time being, a little surprise in the mail is probably the next best thing. Whether it’s for a birthday, an anniversary, an apology, a pick-me-up or you literally just want to show someone you care, a gift package could truly brighten someone’s day.

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.

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Flower Bowl

Sending a bouquet of flowers by itself was so pre-iso, but with candles or wine? That’s true love.Show that special someone or friend that you care with a special delivery thanks to Flower Bowl’s bundles. Their ‘Love Celia’ creation is made up of the prettiest bundle of sweet smelling hyacinths and all of the gorgeous scented Celia Loves treats, topped off with 6ft6 Wine! Big yes from us.

Shop via Flower Bowl.

Hello Botanical

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 and care packages. There’s Father’s Day packages, Lockdown Essentials Care Packages, Winter Warmer Self Iso hamper, plant care package, and even one for new parents. Each comprises some form of plant and 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 can be delivering in both Melbourne and Geelong, with same-day delivery for orders placed before 9am.

Visit hellobotanical.com.au/

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!

Bonus, if you’re someone who leaves things to the last minute, you just need to order by 5pm the day prior for next day delivery. Please note, until coronavirus restrictions have eased, deliveries will only be available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Suss it all out at rippleeffectgifts.com.au

Sahrflora

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 too.
If a balloon isn’t your style, they’ve also introduced personalised gift boxes for that special someone/s in your life.

Have a look here.

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.

There’s also The Corona Buster or as they like to call it – The Brett Sutton Treat Box, complete with coated pretzels, a Freckleberry Chocolate Star, and Charlies Raspberry & White Choc Melting Moments. Tasty!

Find them at www.thefoodpurveyor.com.au

 

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The Corona Buster or as we like to call it – The Brett Sutton Treat Box! So your’e in lockdown – we also like to call Rona Hell! Send the gift that keeps on giving – The Rona Box. Be creative for your loved ones and friends and send a funny message to lighten their load. Rest assured we have you cov-id (I know but hey it’s 2020) here at The Food Purveyor. The Food Purveyor Chocolate Coated Pretzels 100g Freckleberry Chocolate Star 40g Charlies Raspberry & White Choc Melting Moments 50g All of our hampers are hand packed upon order to your requirements. #coronavirus #corona #brettsutton #carepackage #regionalvictoria #regionalvic #smallbusiness #geelong #covid19 #pandemic2020 #stage4 #chocolatepretzels

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The Locavorium

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

 

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Dream Dessert Boxes

If you’re looking to truly treat someone special in your life, these dessert boxes are a great place to start. Based in Geelong, the team make gift buying easy, taking the stress off your shoulders, filling these boxes with an abundance of sweet treats! You can choose to buy a pre-designed box, you can build your own, and you can even request a custom order if you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for. As for what’s in the boxes, you’ll find a number of savoury grazing options, sugar-filled boxes with a bunch of chocolate and lollies, and there’s even a couple with alcohol!

Check it all out via their website.

A Treat 4 Me

This one is another Geelong based business offering a range of locally sourced and specialty artisan gift hampers. Choose from savoury baskets, a feat basket, a party basket (complete with wine), sweet baskets, as well as a range of mini packs that are oh so cute! We’re fond of the ‘Pancake Pack’, which comes with pancake mix, prosecco, syrup and strawberries dipped in chocolate. If you’re not vibing any of the pre-made baskets, you can even build your own personal hamper and fill it with all the local produce and products your heart desires.

Visit the website to browse the options.

 

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Botanicals By Luxe

Using only sustainable, skin safe and natural ingredients, Botanicals by Luxe skincare is ethically made, Australian made and owned, and fabulous!
Created right here in Geelong by the gorgeous Bec Connolly – a skin therapist with over 13 years’ experience in the field – the vegan range is filled with botanicals, plant and fruit extracts and active components to help reveal your best skin ever. It’s gained a cult following in Geelong, and for all the right reasons, so if you looking to really treat mum to something special, Botanicals By Luxe is it!

The products (face masks, cleansers, moisturisers, exfoliants) are all cruelty-free, vegan, free from nasties (no PEGS, parabens, sulphates), free from synthetic/artificial fragrances or colours, and they WORK. While there’s no specific packs per se, there are a range of fun skincare packs and bundles suited to every need.

You can shop the range via the website.

The Local Edit

If you’re looking for something easy, local and luxe, The Local Edit have you covered.

Ran by a born-and-bred Geelong girl, this small business was conceived during the first wave of the pandemic when shopping local had never been more important – alongside supporting others in the region. Making gift giving easy, The Local Edit puts all amazing goodies from Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine locals in one place, in a luxe, beautiful package and with a card.

Shop their packs via the website.

Darriwill Farm

Darriwill Farm in Highton is Geelong’s haven for lovers of fine food, wines and quality gifts and homewares. Located at the heart of the popular Highton Village shopping hub, their store and café offer something for everyone – and they even do beautiful hampers guaranteed to make someone’s day. You’ll find a number of pre-made hampers filed with the very best in artisan produce, wines and homewares, and they make an effort to include exceptional products sourced from around Geelong and the Bellarine wherever possible, which is a massive tick from us. Local supporting local!

If you don’t fancy any of their showcase hampers, simply contact the team to discuss a customised gourmet hamper of handpicked goodies designed to suit the tastes of your well-deserving human!
Head to the website to have a squiz.

 

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What are you up to this weekend? Our new Family Fun hamper is a great boredom breaker.

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Loveit Cakes

Handcrafting unique cakes and treats out of their Geelong West kitchen since 2005, Loveit Cakes is a local favourite. Using the highest quality ingredients, this super talented baker puts so much detail into her work, you almost feel bad eating them.

Loveit Cakes often does a number of changing dessert boxes, but currently, they’re offering stunning Christmas gift packs, including an amazing Hamper Box. This one is filled with a Sweet treat Bonbon, Black Sesame and Almond Brittle, Walnut crescents and Fondant cookies.

You. Are. Welcome.

You can email info.loveitcakes@gmail.com for all orders or visit the website.

 

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Blooms At Your Door

You can never go wrong with flowers and this local Torquay business has created some stunning boxes to do the job, especially with their ‘birthday girl gift bag’ for those that might be having a bday in lockdown. There’s a number of stunning gift boxes and flooms available, with some including choccies, cookies, wine, or even an indoor plant. There’s even free delivery to Geelong, Bellarine, Torquay and Anglesea.

Supporting local and making someone very happy, it’s a win-win.

You can shop the hampers via the website.

Boxed & Boards

Offering graze boxes and graze tables, Boxed & Boards is the creation of Zara Ramia, spawned from a passion from creating memories for her family and friendly. Turning a hobby into a flourishing business, the grazing boxes are filled with the finest range of cheese, meats, fresh produce and accompaniments, with the option of adding in wine too! And who doesn’t love receiving a grazing box on their doorstep?

The grazing tables are also truly phenomenal if you’re looking to add a wow factor to your next event.

Visit the website here.

As A Matter Of Platter

If the name alone doesn’t draw you in, one look at their platters and you’ll be sold. With locations in Geelong and the surfcoast, Melton and surrounds, and even up in Queensland, these platters are the go-to when you’re looking for something to impress (or just indulge in by yourself, no judgement).

There’s heaps of options too, from a signature desserts box, to a cheese platter box, a fruit platter, a brunch box, and even a DIY Pavlova platter. You’ll also find kids platter boxes, vegan savoury platters, and a loaded cob loaf, because why the hell not?! Prices range from $30 to $80 for most options, with a couple of more exxy platters.

A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for any order. Have a look for yourself at the website.

Nosh & Bevvy

Nosh & Bevvy is a team of passionate foodies, coffee ‘snobs’ and mixologist – their words, not ours! A company specialising in events, they’ve currently adapted to the current climate and are putting all their effort into stunning grazing boxes. The perfect indulgent gift for any occasion, these boxes are wrapped and delivered straight to the door. There’s a range of sweet boxes, savoury boxes, Father’s Day packages, vegetarian boxes, and even gluten free boxes, literally catering to every taste. There’s even the option to add in some alcohol, because well, iso.

Deliveries are anytime between 10am and 6pm Monday – Saturday. They do require two days’ notice for website orders, so please take note.

Check it all out here and try not to drool.

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