Chic and easy luxury gift services
When you want to spoil that special someone, turn to one of Sydney’s luxury gift services. Carefully curated and oh-so-chic, they’ll deliver the perfect present right to your friend, family member or client’s door. From boutique wines to pamper products, luxe accessories, gorgeous homewares and gourmet goodies, there’s always something that’s just begging to be beautifully wrapped up for the right person.
Take the guesswork out of gift-giving with the help of these classy gift services.
Hard to Find
When a regular gift just won’t do, Hard to Find steps in. Launched by Eri Stewart, a busy mother-of-three, the site offers handcrafted, quirky and most importantly, unique products. Many of the items come from small businesses right here in Sydney, and the shopping categories make gift-giving easy. Whether you’re looking for a present for your mum, Kris Kringle or kid’s teacher, one click will take you to a suitable selection.
The Hamper Emporium
Made fresh daily using quality, curated produce, The Hamper Emporium is the place for fine wine and foods hampers. They have a wide variety of hamper options, perfect for foodies to luxury lovers alike, so you can take care of your parents and the grandparents all in one hit. Better still, free delivery Australia wide.
Looking for a unique gift? LVLY’s gift boxes are the perfect way to say ‘You’re awesome’ to that special someone. Partnering with local producers and designers, you will have a hard time making a decision. Our top picks are the LVLY Flower Jars showcasing seasonal blooms and the LVLY Amigo, featuring a cactus sugar cookie and Tommy Tequila margaritas. Delicioso!
On the leafy streets of Paddington, Venustus is a spa and beauty salon that’s all about good energy, finding balance and healing. To treat someone to a pamper session they’ll never forget, get a gift voucher for the signature Four Hand Massage – it’s bliss. Otherwise, send them an array of Venustus’ agate crystals or organic beauty products, such as the uplifting Lemon Body Polish, Fleur Water Perfume, or the Muscle Melting Roll-On to soothe tired muscles.
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Putting a personal touch to gift delivery, Thankly are ‘reinventing gratitude’. Their online store allows you to send beautiful handwritten cards in three writing styles, adding that extra special touch to your average thank you note. Needing a gift? Thankly have also got you covered with great gifts from brands like L’Occintane, Melbourne Martini, and Soak Society.
Buying a present for that whisky lover in your life? Leave the legwork to the experts at Whisky Loot. Launched this year, the service sends three bottles of premium, highly sought-out whiskies to subscribers every month. Founder Joel Hauer sources bottles from all around the world, uncovering gems from far-flung places like Ireland and Japan. As a gift-giver, you can opt to get a three-, six- or twelve-month gift voucher to up your friend/co-worker/husband’s whisky game, and sit back knowing they’ll appreciate every sip.
Forget stopping by the bottle shop – to gift a seriously good drop, go straight to French Vine. Founded by former Wallaby David Lyons and his wife following their move home from Paris, the service is dedicated to bringing the very best French wines Down Under. The selection features wines from all of France’s most famous wine regions, and includes bottles that you won’t find anywhere else in Australia.
Looking for a housewarming gift? An edible gift for the ultimate foodie? Or maybe you want to say bon voyage in style. You can count on Pamper Hamper. There are hampers piled high with Glasshouse candles, Mor products, chocolates and champagne (we’re talking Veuve and Dom Perignon), bath goodies, and travel essentials for that upcoming escape. If the Simply Nigella-inspired hamper isn’t quite right, you can also opt to create a bespoke hamper.
Here’s how it works: you brief the team on your requirements (like budget), and chat about the person receiving the gift. They’ll then pull together a few tailored options, which might include marble homewares, designer watches, gold jewellery, and high-tech gadgets. Once you’ve picked your present, they’ll deliver it with a personal message from you.
Bockers & Pony
At Bockers & Pony, hampers fly off the virtual shelves. The ‘Indulgence’ is ideal for a weekend away, complete with a plush robe, dark chocolate and soap. Then there’s the ‘Espresso Martini Cocktail Making Kit’, and ‘Just Add Cheese’ – all you need to do is choose the picnic spot. The gift service caters to dietary requirements with its vegan and gluten-free hampers, as well as adventurous tastebuds with its Epicure Hamper. They also offer Sydneysiders the holy grail: same-day delivery.
Originally published in Sitchu.