Best things to send my wife instead of flowers?
Author: Dean Date Posted:1 July 2021
Flowers, especially roses, have traditionally been the go-to gift to show someone you care and that they’re on your mind.
Incredibly, flower delivery services have been around for over a century. The first ones relied on telegrams to allocate orders between florists in a network of cities. This was a far cry from today’s DIY shopping from online florists and gift services. Now you can order almost any kind of gift and have it delivered to a home address, work place or anywhere else.
In Australia, edible flower arrangements and online flower deliveries overcome the distance between capital cities and make it easy to send same day delivery and overnight gifts to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and other capitals and regional centres.
You’ll find plenty of stylish and thoughtful gift ideas available online as alternatives to sending flowers. Here are a few of our favourites…
Gifts to send instead of flowers
These have become popular in the last few years. A plant delivery is a great idea if you’re looking for a long lasting gift that isn’t too personal like perfume or flowers. Perfect for work colleagues and plant-obsessed friends!
It’s a rare person who doesn’t eat chocolate! The variety of chocolates available has really evolved and now there are lots of options for health nuts and vegans. If your lucky recipient is vegan or health conscious, consider plant based chocolates, dark chocolates or chocolate dipped strawberries.
3. Fruit baskets
Another one for health conscious friends and family. Australia has fabulous fruit year round, so fruit baskets and fruit hampers are sure to contain lots of yummy treats.
For people who love trying new things, experiences are a great gift idea. There’s a wide range to be found in the online gift stores – everything from making your own wine blend or gin to luxury stays and adrenalin-fuelled adventures.
5. Gift hampers
Hampers and gift boxes are a lovely choice for couple gifts (think engagement or new home), families or when you want to really spoil someone. Online stores selling hampers have made it easy to send same day delivery gifts as a wonderful surprise. Some starter ideas include craft beer hampers, new baby gift hampers, coffee treat boxes and more.
6. Cheese gift boxes
High quality Australian cheeses make a fabulous gift. Most hampers or cheese boxes include everything you need to make the perfect cheese platter, from crackers to salami or nuts. Just make sure an ice pack is included to keep everything fresh!
7. Pamper hampers
Most pamper hampers include something that outlasts flowers and gives ongoing joy, like a beautiful scented candle or body lotion, soft slippers or a luxurious robe, or aged Scotch whisky.
8. Donut gift boxes
For fun vibes, you can’t go past sending a donut box or donut tower. Add in a bottle of bubbles for an instant party!
9. High tea delivery
Big on the ‘wow factor,’ these will have everyone talking and clamouring for more! A recent addition to online gift deliveries, they come their own high tea stand – just lift off the cover and this pretty tea party is ready to serve.
So, whether you’re sending a gift your wife or your mum and bub, an engagement or wedding gift when you can’t be there in person, a birthday present, a sympathy gift, or a gift ‘just because’ – there are plenty of alternatives to sending flowers!
Edible Blooms is a one-stop-shop of gift ideas to send instead of flowers. Our signature gift range of edible bouquets has expanded to now include plenty of clever gift ideas – and we offer same day delivery in major capital cities up to 2:30pm daily.
We look forward to helping you give joy!