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During lockdowns, gift deliveries boomed. But now that we’re out and free, that boom has remained. Let someone know you care about them by sending them a bottle of wine, a plant or flower bouquet, even a box of doughnuts. Ahead, are some of the best things you can get delivered in Sydney, some of them even same-day.
Same-Day Delivery Gifts
Gone are the days of cheap biscuits and jams stuffed into a hamper. Now, gift deliveries are expanding into the home and garden category. Leaf Supply delivers lush indoor plants around Sydney and a curated selection of botanical wares and self-care products Australia-wide. Each month they hand-select a fresh range of plants from local nurseries, easy-care guys like Swiss cheese plants and hoyas, and more rare beauties such as velvetleaf philodendron and spotted begonias, and package them up in a sweet calico wrap or plant them in custom handmade ceramics. Plants range in price from $39 to $155, suiting a myriad of budgets.
Little Flowers deliver stunning seasonal bouquets from local growers same-day in Sydney. One style of mixed bouquet is created to send each day, so all you need to do is choose your size: little ($45), large ($80) or luxe ($135). For same-day delivery, order by 12:15pm for CBD deliveries and 12:45pm for all other areas.
If you’re looking to send flowers to someone, why not send them a designer bouquet or arrangement from a small business, Buds and Bowers, in Surry Hills? All bouquets are made from the best blooms fresh from the market and include some unique varieties, so it’s not your average roses or a bunch of lilies. The bouquets come wrapped in black paper and finished with twine for a beautiful look. Arrangements can cost between $55 and $155, depending on the bouquet’s size and types of flowers. They also offer gift extras, including candles, scents, and champagne. They deliver around Sydney at a cost.
Send a native floral workshop box to a friend and enjoy making your own stunning arrangement with a seasonal selection of just-snipped native wildflowers and foliage. The $129 kit includes a clear glass vase, flower cutters, a virtual class with a floral designer, access to a private Facebook Group for more inspiration, and contactless delivery.
What’s better than gifting a plant? Gifting a pot. Well, at least the means to make a pot, a mug, or whatever your recipient’s heart desires. Crockd offers a variety of at-home clay kits which are easy to use. A pottery kit comes with pottery tools, two clay bags, and step-by-step instructions on making everything from pots to mugs. They also sell acrylic paint pens and pastel paint sets to decorate your creation. If you need more clay, they sell individual clay bags. You can get two for $40.
Need a birthday cake? Why not try a box of doughnuts with the words Happy Birthday? Dr Dough Donuts customises and delivers boxes of doughnuts around Sydney. They add foil, helium balloons, a digital card with a personal message, and more. Everything is customisable, including the colour palette. There’s even a vegan doughnut range to cater to all dietary requirements. If you order before 1 pm, you can get same-day delivery unless sold out prior. Whether you have a birthday or want to let someone know you’re thinking of them, say it with doughnuts.
Who wouldn’t love a box of doughnuts delivered to their door? Grumpy Donuts is one of Sydney’s finest handcrafted doughnuts; you can get them couriered right to your friend’s door. Choose from a selection of types, including vegan doughnuts, cinnamon doughnut holes, and original doughnuts, with a variety of toppings. Some highlights include fairy bread, cookies and cream, and buttered toast. Pick an assortment of six, and they will box it up for you and send it. They can even add a personal message if you want. Order here.
Cake Mail is for the urgent birthday gift, the forgotten occasion. If you need something quick, then Cake Mail is what you need. Offering same-day delivery service all over Sydney, you can guarantee it won’t show up empty-handed. As the name suggests, Cake Mail delivers cakes to your door. They’re not your average chocolate cakes, either. Instead, they’re elaborate, beautiful, tasty cakes available in several styles and flavours for your needs. The selfie cake is by far the most popular. Stick your friend’s face on a cake and call it a day. The other cake options include a Kind-er A Surprise, a Bueno Surprise, Kit Kat, Oreo, and a cake with a bottle of Corona sticking out of it.
Whether you’re looking for a bouquet of fresh flowers, a gin-lovers gift box, or a baby gift pack, you’ll find it on LVLY—and then some. LVLY delivers Australia-wide and offers same-day delivery in certain regions of NSW, VIC, QLD, and SA. You can build your own gift pack and fill it with the receiver’s favourite things, such as booze, chocolates, baby toys, coffee and tea. You can also add a bouquet of fresh or native flowers for something extra special. They also have a range of pre-packed gifts, including cocktail lovers’ set, herbal tea collections, dreamer sets, and baby care sets. They even source flowers for weddings and organise corporate gifts with customisable options.
Operating since May 2023, Common Love believes that flowers are more than just a gift – they’re a symbol of love, appreciation and connection and can help to create meaningful memories. The companies has a range of floral arrangements and plants to choose from, and offers same-day delivery on them.
Best Gift Hampers in Sydney
As the name suggests, PersonallyPicked allows customers to curate the perfect gift for their friend, colleague or loved one, selecting from over 150 incredible gift options – from fabulous to fun; they’ve got you covered. For those more indecisive or in need of a little gifting inspo there are ready-made gift boxes for a quick solution. Expect big brands such as T2, Moon Dog, Melbourne Cocktails, Frank Green, Koko Black, and more. Order here.
For the wine connoisseur in your life, Drnks are purveyors of fine grape juice. They have been in the wine industry for quite some time, and specifically in the organic/natural part of it, for about ten years. The team works very closely with importers of organic products and growers and makers right here in Australia. The wines you find on-site are sourced directly from local growers. In Sydney, they deliver same-day; in Melbourne, they deliver the next day, depending on the time of order. As for the drinks, expect to find packs featuring wines and beers. You can browse by wine type, non-alcoholic varieties, and spirits too. Order here.
Whisky Loot and Gin Loot
Whisky Loot and Gin Loot are part of the Liquor Loot brand. Both offer gift subscriptions in case you want to surprise a family or friend with a new range of alcohol each month—sure beats a fruit of the month club. Each ‘loot’ offers a variety of products, from rare whiskies to gin-tasting packs featuring local and international gins. Packs can range from $60 to $500 for the premium stuff. If you become a member, you get exclusive prices on select packs. They also ship Australia-wide. Order here.
Whether you’re looking for a hamper for him or her, a work gift, or celebrating a new baby’s arrival, The Hamper Emporium has every hamper under the sun, stuffed with gourmet and bespoke items. Each hamper ranges in price from $70 to $250 or more, depending on what the hamper includes. They have foodie hampers, gin packs, chocolate gifts, and pamper hampers filled with everything you need to help a friend relax and rejuvenate at home. Browse hampers here.
Brewquets are the beer, wine, and cider equivalent of flowers. Whether you need to say happy birthday, congratulations, or I love you, then send a brewquet. You can search by occasion, which makes the shopping experience easier. The hampers are designed according to the occasion. For instance, there’s a wine time gift box and a beer and snacks hamper, which boasts a range of different beers. You can order a wine and chocolate hamper with a birthday card and festive Christmas packages. Delivery times depend on location and time of year. On average, a brewquet can be at your recipient’s door within 2-4 days in major cities.
Have a friend who loves a cocktail but never quite nails it? Get them a gift box from Mr Consistent. The beautifully presented boxes are packed with cocktail mixtures, from watermelon margaritas to cosmos. Some boxes come with picnic baskets; others include cocktail glasses and shakers. You can even add a few more mixers and garnishes, such as the florals and dried oranges jar. Order here.