Find a thoughtful, no-stress present with one of these brilliantly novel gift ideas
Left your gift to the last minute? Switch off panic mode and head straight for one of these lifesaver online gift stores, where a few clicks will net you the perfect pressie delivered to your loved one’s door within hours. Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, Valentine's Day, a new baby, engagement, graduation or anniversary, these gorgeous gifts will let the people in your life know that you’re thinking about them. And you’ll get them delivered on the same day too. Winning.
Send a gift that continues to grow with Hello Botanical, where the team deliver beautiful easy-care indoor plants on the same day if you get your order in by 12.30pm on weekdays. Each plant arrives in a hessian planter with care instructions and a handwritten postcard, and you can bolster your pressie with an extra plant-care package with add-ons such as plant food, nutrient-rich foliage spray and even leaf shine oil.
If your lucky gift recipient lives or works in the CBD or south/south-east suburbs, you can treat them to a same-day delivered hamper from everyone’s favourite fromagerie Milk The Cow. You’ll find specialised cheese selections for every occasion – there’s the New Mum Cheese hamper full of the soft, raw and blue cheeses they’ve steered clear of (with bubbly to match and savour), an Alpine Wine and Chesse Fondue hamper, Stinky Cheese hamper, Italian-themed hamper and more considered selections to make your favourite curd-lover’s day.
Express your appreciation, good vibes and celebratory feels with curated and sophisticated gift packs that showcase a sense of Melbourne. Place your order by 1pm on weekdays for same-day delivery of gorgeous packs filled with items such as Koko Black chocolate, Aesop hand balm and The Everleigh’s famed bottled cocktails, beautifully wrapped and personalised with a handwritten card.
Pookipoiga’s four-hour delivery service means that the ethically and sustainably minded store’s seemingly infinite range of quirky, eco-friendly gifts is at your fingertips. You can request gift wrapping and messages to go with delightful items like Deadwood Creative’s recycled skateboard jewellery, Karrke’s native tree seed necklaces, Mörk hot chocolate, Australian pink clay soaps, handmade ceramics, baby gifts and more.
Forgot your loved one’s birthday or anniversary? Fret not, for you have until 2pm Monday to Saturday to make their day with a vintage-style bouquet from online floristry The Little Market Bunch. You can even supplement your gift with add-ons including T2 Tea, fairy-light balloons, Schoko chocolate and Dokimon skincare products. For Christmas, adorably tiny Christmas trees and vibrant red poinsettias are available.
Sweet Mickie’s message cookies cover every occasion – birthdays, Christmas, congratulations, thank yous, and just because. The handmade cookies come in vanilla shortbread or signature golden syrup gingerbread, and are iced with cheeky compliments and witticisms that’ll make your loved one’s day. Get your order in before 11am on weekdays for same-day delivery to inner Melbourne suburbs.
The wine connoisseur in your life will love a pick from Act of Wine, a boutique cellar specialising in organic, biodynamic and natural wines from producers all over the world. Call up for expert guidance from staff who can help you pick the perfect bottle for your loved one, but pretty much any bottle from their highly curated inventory is guaranteed to be a banger. Order on Friday for same-day delivery.
LVLY’s unequivocally lovely gift boxes are the perfect way to show that you’re thinking of your special someone. Partnering with local florists, producers and designers, LVLY offers you the option to pick a ready-made pack or build your own from selections including decorated posy jars, mini succulents, ready-to-drink espresso martinis, luxe chocolate, cookies, wine, skincare products and more. Order before 1pm on weekdays for same-day delivery.
Give your bestie a delightful birthday surprise at work (you can call up for delivery outside the CBD) with a sweet treat they can savour from Little Cupcakes. Choose a pack (or two) of adorably iced cupcakes in delectable flavours including salted caramel, devil’s dark chocolate, vegan red velvet, gluten-free blueberry pistachio and more. For an extra celebratory touch, you can even get a ‘Happy Birthday’ decorative disc pressed onto the icing.
Now here’s a gift that literally everyone would be thrilled to receive. BananaLab’s innovative concept allows you to send hundreds of experiences to your gift recipient – and the best part is, they get to choose which one to enjoy. A voucher is beautifully gift boxed and sent, and from there they can book into experiences as diverse as a Mustang beachside joyride, truffle hunt, whale watching, street-art stencil workshops, pamper packages and more. There’s even a 90-minute delivery option for last-minute orders.