GIFT BOXES - All you need to know about the perfect gifting idea
You have probably seen gift boxes all over Instagram and Facebook… for good reason! This type of online shopping has absolutely blown up over the past two years. A lot of gift hamper companies started out during the 2020 lockdown as a service for people who were unable to go shopping due to shopping centres being closed. Giving a gift to your friend or family member during lockdown became increasingly difficult when you not only couldn’t travel to see them, but you also couldn’t go shopping for a gift either!
These gift hamper companies came to the rescue on MANY occasions! At Joyful Blooms we started creating custom gift boxes in July 2020, and it has been a fun, whirlwind, rollercoaster ride ever since.
Throughout this wonderful gift box journey, we have been lucky enough to create over 500 boxes! These gift boxes have travelled far and wide. Our trusty driver Pete has delivered them to local addresses in Melbourne, and our delivery partners have jetted these all over Australia. There is nothing more exciting than knowing that your creation is travelling to the other side of the country, and that someone will soon know that your business exists! Having gift boxes in our range has helped to expand our brand and get our name out there, and we are so thankful for that.
So back to the gift boxes. We like to consider ourselves as fairy godmothers who help you to create beautiful gift boxes for your loved ones! You select products they will love, and we wrap it all up into a beautiful box and send it off to the lucky recipient.
We go the extra mile with presentation. Our boxes include wood wool filling to keep your products safe and sound, as well as give the ‘wow factor’. We use durable boxes with a magnetic closure lid. We then tie them up with a soft pink ribbon, rose gold Joyful Blooms tag, and a ‘with love’ card which includes your beautiful words hand written on the back.
We love to create the ultimate experience. We want to surprise and delight. The outside of the box has to look as beautiful as the inside!
So what sets us apart from all of the other gifting companies out there?
- At Joyful Blooms we hunt for the most beautiful products from Australian brands.
- We consider what products we would want to receive if we were lucky enough to receive a Joyful Blooms gift box.
- We love bringing a little joy with curated colour palettes and we select products to make that achievable. We want you to feel confident that you can build a stunning gift box with a certain colour palette.
- We love to #supportsmall as much as anyone else! We feature products from small Australian businesses to not only introduce something new to your life, but to help these amazing little businesses thrive.
- We take that little bit of extra time to package up your gift box perfectly. You may say that we have a little bit of OCD, but it does work in your favour because we do not let a gift box out of our sight unless it looks absolutely stunning!
- We have a really nifty ‘gift box builder’ on our website. We ensure that your shopping experience is simple, fun and easy to use.
- We send gift boxes Australia wide!
Want to know what some of our best selling product are?
Brown Brothers Moscato
This sweet wine is super delicious and easy to drink. The piccolo size bottle is perfect for our boxes and the pink tone of this wine makes a pretty addition to any gift box.
Tread Softly Prosecco
You had me at prosecco! One of our favourite drinks here at Joyful Blooms. Drink it on its own or add some limoncello or Chambord for a delicious spritz. The white can and subtle floral detail makes this wine a popular choice for gift boxes.
These candles are AMAZING! Our personal favourite is ‘Sundays’. A beautiful calming scent of black orchid and ginger with hints of patchouli. ‘Wild Peonies’ and ‘Orange & Peach Blossom’ are equally as popular. You are sure to please when selecting any Milkwick candle for your gift box.
Go To Skincare Transformazing Mask
How can you possibly go past a hydrating sheet mask!? The perfect addition for the ladies who love to pamper themselves. This serum-drenched sheet mask transforms your skin (even thirsty, sad, hungover or tired skin) into very amazing, very glowly, very luminous skin.
The Aromatherapy Co
Your hands will be silky smooth and smelling divine after using this hand cream! An must have in any gift box, hand creams are a great gift and one that will definitely be used. We love New Zealand based brand The Aromatherapy Co as their hand creams are lavished with all the good stuff to restore moisture in your hands, plus they are infused with essential oils to create a beautiful scent, and SPF15 to protect against sun damage!
Ministry of Chocolate
We are absolutely addicted to this chocolate! The team at Ministry of Chocolate have perfected the art of artisan chocolate and we feel so fortunate to be stocking it in our gift box range. This Belgian chocolate is so damn delicious and across our range you will find chocolate blocks topped with freeze dried strawberries from Mornington Peninsula, and Honeycomb from Ministry of Chocolate’s own beehives. By far a best selling item in our gift box range… you simply cannot go wrong with chocolate!
Bramble and Hedge
Floral coated nougat and chocolate covered honeycomb… We are sure we have your attention now! Bramble and Hedge have mastered the art of floral sweets. Their nougat and honeycomb is so sweet and delicious, and the addition of dried edible florals makes their products stand out in our gift boxes. The perfect addition to your gift box if you are looking to add some colour and additional blooms.
Summer Salt Body
Where do we even start!? Summer Salt Body has the BEST bath and body products, so much so we have A LOT of their products in our gift box range! Bath salts, body oil, crystal infused oils, lip balm, pink clay face mask, body scrubs… All of these products look and smell delightful.
The Hazelnut Tree
It took us a while to source the most beautiful hand crafted soaps for our gift box range, and we are so glad to have found Melbourne based business The Hazelnut Tree. These handmade soaps are so beautiful in our gift boxes, and not only do they smell fantastic but they also do wonders for your hands!
We love the gorgeous books and affirmation cards from The Collective Hub. These products add a bit of colour into your gift box as well as inspire you in your everyday life! Written by Lisa Messenger, these books touch on topics like life, knowing your purpose and sustainability. We also stock gratitude journals and affirmation cards, perfect for living in a positive mindset every day.
Scents by C
We stock the cutest car diffusers from Melbourne based company Scents By C. These car diffusers will bring a soft and refreshing scent to your car rides. We can vouch for these car diffusers as we all have them in our cars and are officially obsessed!
The Laughing Pug
Coffee lovers rejoice! The Laughing Pug provides us with the most delicious coffee and hot chocolate. An absolute hit in our gift boxes because who doesn't love a good coffee!?
Need some inspiration for your gift box?
Sometimes creating a gift box can be overwhelming! We have tried our best to create a website that helps you to easily select your goodies – Our website builder has been split up into categories, making it easy for you to sift through all of your options.
But what about themes? That is up to you! Below are some of the gift box themes we most commonly see at Joyful Blooms.
How could you possibly go wrong with white? This classic palette is always a best seller. Fresh white blooms will suit any home, and a simple yet elegant range of products in white tones is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. This type of box is perfect for bridesmaid proposals, sympathy, or for the minimalist in your life.
Another best selling colour for Joyful Blooms. Pink tones are always an easy ‘go to’. There are so many people who LOVE pink! It is feminine, fun, and oh so pretty. Pink boxes are a great option for any occasion – birthdays, farewell, congratulations, get well, or ‘just because’.
We all know someone who loves a lot of colour in their life. We have lots of different products that will allow you to make a box full of colour. Starting with colourful everlasting flowers and adding a range of colourful products, these types of boxes bring SO MUCH JOY! Imagine opening a gift box and being greeted with bursts of colour, beautiful florals and amazing products.
Chocolate, nougat, candy, honeycomb, and wine! A box full of these sweet treats is going to make any sweet tooth smile! We always ensure that our gift box range is full of delicious sweets and quality wines, ready for you to build the perfect sweet tooth gift box.
By far one of our most popular styles of gift box, the Pamper Pack! We see this style of gift box created for birthdays, get well soon, thinking of you, and ‘just because’.
These days it is all about self-love, and what better way than to treat yourself with a pamper session. Face masks, bath products, body products, and of course a lovely candle and a glass of wine will make the perfect night of pampering.
Books books books! Our little books are always a popular option for the person who loves a good read. We like to select books that inspire and bring a smile to your face. We aim to select small size books to ensure they do not take up too much space in your gift box, but still create a huge impact when read.
One of our favourite gift box options! We love seeing gift boxes created for Mums to be. Our super plush teddies always make an appearance, as well as self care products and baby accessories from The Poppet Project.
A couple of bottles of wine and a couple of blocks of chocolate… plus blooms! This is what we most often see for engagement gift boxes. Simple but perfect for the newly engaged couple.
The classic bridesmaid proposal box is never going away! This beautiful idea continues to be one of our most popular gift boxes. These boxes always see a mix of different products depending on what the bride would like her maids to receive. There are always flowers included – What a beautiful piece to have in your home to remember that moment. Other products generally include wine, chocolate, beauty products, etc.
Still stuck for ideas?
We are always hear to help! Shoot us an email or DM to discuss your gift box. We are always happy to give suggestions and can answer any questions you have.
Click this link to visit our nifty gift box builder - Joyful Blooms Gift Box Builder