If there’s one thing better than giving a great present, it’s ordering, paying for and having that present delivered to your loved one in a matter of clicks. Whether you’re overseas or pressed for time, you’ll have your Christmas shopping sorted within minutes with these ideas.

A treat box

If your friend or family member is known for their sweet tooth, a gift box filled to the brim with treats is sure to make their day! Sweety’s are one of our favourite treat box delivery services – simply pick one of their many treat boxes or ‘doughquet’s (a bouquet made from doughnuts, naturally), pop in the work or residential address of the person you’re sending the gift to and sit back and relax, confident in the fact that you’ve just given them the sweetest gift ever. You can even add alcoholic beverages to your treat box, in case you still weren’t convinced.

Flower delivery service

They say there’s a flower for every occasion, so it follows that flowers will always be a great gift idea – particularly when you can arrange for them to be delivered at the touch of a button. While there are hundreds of flower delivery services around – a quick Google will reveal your options – we just can’t go past the services Helensvale’s Flowers at the Door provide. Pick from dozens of bouquet styles and sizes, and even add a bottle of wine, a soft toy and chocolates for an extra special touch. 

Singing telegram

Most people have only seen a singing telegram in the movies, but we can assure you that they’re totally a thing in real life, too. Perfect for a fun-loving friend or relative, a singing telegram service will arrive at whatever address you provide and perform a completely personalised ballad or funny novelty telegram. Some, like Brisbane and Gold Coast-based singing telegram provider Celebrity Grams, will even come dressed as a celebrity and perform the telegram in character, utilising insider information you share with them about the ‘guest of honour’.

Cakes, cookies and cupcakes

It’s not a birthday without cake, but cake also makes other special occasions a lot better, too. Make your loved one feel special on their special day, whether you’re in town or not, by ordering a custom cake or batch of cupcakes to be delivered to their home or work – if you’ve left it last minute, a select few businesses, one of which being Brisbane’s Cupcake Patisserie, do same day delivery! Or, go a bit less traditional with a cake-sized cookie – Mrs Fields’ are the best in the biz’ when it comes to gigantic decorated cookies.

Gift cards or tickets

Has your friend or relative been talking about a store or product that they absolutely love? Or, are they fans of a certain sport or style of theatre? If so, you can quickly and easily order them a gift card, or even tickets to a specific event, for just about anything! Foodies might love a voucher for a cooking class, while sports fans might like season tickets to see their local team play week-to-week. Or, you can give them something they’d never treat themselves to, like a massage coupon or money to spend at a high-end store.

Anastasia White

Anastasia White  

Anastasia (‘Anny’ to her friends and family, thanks to some nickname experimentation in year 4 that unfortunately stuck) is a born-and-bred Brisbanite with a love of coffee and her cat, Olive. Having recently finished a degree in journalism, Anastasia loves being able to learn and write about so many different topics for a variety of audiences.