There’s no denying the convenience of delivery has truly made its mark in the last couple of years, and when time, space and restrictions keep us from visiting our loved ones, we couldn’t be more grateful for these services.
Whether your loved one is a donut devotee, a fiddle-leaf fig fanatic, or they simply need a pick-me-up at the end of a long day, there’s a food subscription or plant delivery service out there for everyone – and let’s face it, flowers don’t always cut it.
So the next time you’re thinking about sending flowers, consider one of these thoughtful and fun alternatives. From beautifully curated gift packs and bouquets that never die, to a casket of donuts that won’t last the day, here are our favourites.
LVLY offer beautiful and affordable range of gifts to help people celebrate the good days, bad days and everything in between.
We love: LVLY Day Maker kit including a flower jar, dreamy artisan milk chocolate, chocolate almonds and nourishing hand cream.
Where: Melbourne and Sydney for same day delivery and next day delivery for the rest of Australia.
How much: From $119.
2. Hello Botanical
Hello Botanical is an online gift delivery company that operates Australia-wide. Their same day potted-plant delivery service, however, is limited to Melbourne and Geelong only.
Where: Australia-wide (Gifts only), Melbourne and Geelong (Plants)
How much: From $45
3. The Goods Tube
The Goods Tube offer a selection of beautiful products chosen by style gurus from around the world, packaged in a recycled cardboard tube.
We love: The Australian Flavours Tube, $110 featuring Shiraz from Coonawarra, SA and a selection of locally produced snacks.
How much: From $49 for a mini sweet tube, filled with a luxury scented candle, handmade chocolates and raw honey from Mudgee, NSW.
4. Stories to Gather
Stories to Gather create beautifully presented grazing boxes filled with delicious snacks, drinks, and homewares. Next day delivery available in Sydney.
We love: The Classic Graze Hamper, $109 featuring two artisan cheeses, crackers, seasonal fruit and chocolate chip cookies. But keep an eye out for special edition hampers available on Valentines Day, Easter, Christmas and more.
How much: From $109
5. Manflower Co
Man Flower Co are your husband’s next best friend: a craft beer delivery service. Gift packages include premium gifts such as include swimming trunks, Orbitkey and quality socks.
How much: From $39.95.
6. Dr Dough Donuts
Dr Dough Donuts offer a same day delivery service throughout Sydney. They have a colleciton of donut platters for special occasions – from birthdays to baby showers – as well as customised boxes of sugared delights.
We love: Their signature brightly coloured donuts with creamy condensed milk icing and vibrant decorations.
How much: From $49.95 for a box.
7. Edible Blooms
Edible Booms offer fruit and chocolate bouquets, gift and food hampers and boxes of chocolate-covered strawberries.
We love: A Dozen Choc-dipped Strawberries, $59.
How much: $39 for a small chocolate bouquet.