When you travel as much as we do, getting out to browse for a lovely birthday or hostess gift can be a drag. You want to find that perfectly thoughtful, super rad item to impress your friend or colleague, but you just don’t have the time to figure out where to go or how to physically get there to pick it up (never mind wrapping and delivering the gift).
That’s why we’re obsessed with Giftagram! Haven’t heard of them yet? Well listen up! You’ll never have to go shopping in person again!
This new iOS app allows you to send a highly curated, well-packaged gift from anywhere in the world, any day of the year (even on Christmas), right from your iPhone, in three quick clicks! Plus, bonus, you don’t need anything except the recipient’s email or phone number to send something thoughtful. That means you can skip the bait call, where you coyly attempt to get someone’s delivery address without spoiling the surprise (which inevitably happens). Giftagram contacts the recipient and makes delivery arrangements, so if your friend happens to be out of town when you send the gift, they can choose to accept it once they’re back home.
Unlike most other gifting services, whose selections can be limited and very traditional, Giftagram provides over a thousand different types of contemporary gifts. Many of these are locally sourced from their roster of 100+ Canadian partners, and with recognizable names like Greenhouse Juice, Hudson’s Bay & The Drake General Store, you’ll probably see a few brands you already buy from in your day-to-day life.
They have an amazing selection of products and kits for just about everyone, and all through October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Giftagram offered a curated pink collection of gifts, donating 100 per cent of the proceeds to Rethink Breast Cancer.
What’s more, they’ll also be venturing into the US starting this month so you can send your American friends some Giftagram lovin’ as well! They’ve partnered with Casamigos (that’s George Clooney’s tequila company) and Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac, so it’s safe to say there’s already lots lovely options with more added every single day.
So what are some of our favourite items to gift on Giftagram? The Dillons G&T kit, Mast Brothers Chocolate from Brooklyn, Malin+Goetz and Aesop Skincare products, and wild flowers from Toronto’s Sweet Woodruff! For more adventures in gifting, head over to Giftagram’s blog for lots of tips, tricks, how-to’s, and all kinds of other good stuff.
So what are you waiting for? Head over to the App Store to download the Giftagram app today. If you’re an Andriod user, stay tuned for the end of November when they’ll be launching Giftagram for Android!
Bonus: use the code ‘sidewalkhustle’ to score $10 off your first purchase!
Happy gifting all!