I sent my sister a Little Box of Happiness! A nice gift idea for loved ones in Australia...
I've been living "overseas" for nearly 15 years so almost every present I buy for my family back home in Australia is ordered online or I beg my mum to go shopping for me and then I transfer the money to her. It's a bit uninspired!
Australia is beautiful for so many things but ordering gifts online has never been a pleasant experience for me, so far, compared to the UK (sorry!). Australia doesn't yet have Amazon products so I normally send flowers or gift vouchers or endlessly search department store websites for ideas other than perfume!
One year I got really creative: I ordered Macrons from a French patisserie in Perth and begged the owner to deliver them to my sister!! It was a mission.
So for her birthday this year, I cleared an entire evening and decided to do some serious Google searching. And to my absolute delight, I stumbled upon the loveliest website called Little Box of Happiness. If you have friends or relatives in Australia, you really should check it out.
What is it?
Little Box of Happiness is the idea of two British girls, Amy and Liza, who now live in Perth. They put together these pretty and colourful gift boxes which are bursting with colour and little unique things to brighten someone's day. It's almost as if these ladies read my mind when they came up with this concept! Inside are exactly the kind of little treats I would buy my sister or best friend.
So I got in touch and said, "Please, I'd love to write a blog about you" and they said yes!
The boxes are pre-selected and seasonal so you don't get to choose the individual contents but for me that's absolutely fine! While I wanted to put love and thought into my sister's gift, I knew it would all go horribly wrong if I had to make too many choices!!
Each box comes with a happiness planner for inspiration and ideas for how to use all of the goodies.
I chose *The Little Box of Happiness* for $67.00 (£39 approx.)
Other options include:
Little Box of Good Vibes
Happy New Home Box (how cool!)
Little Box of Sunshine
and the Mini Box of Happiness [below] for $35 (£20 approx.) I think this one is great value.
I had the box delivered to my sister's work. I warned her something special was coming and I asked her to take photos for me (which had her a bit worried that I had sent a SING-O-GRAM...seriously?!)
She was so pleased when it arrived. She said the nicest part was opening the box to be greeted by a lovely sign saying: "Hello Sunshine". Isn't that cute? She said the packaging was great and she loved exploring all of the little contents.
Here's a photo of my happy sister:
So what's in the box?
This is what my sister received:
- Gourmet Hot Chocolate by Grounded Pleasures
- Little Cup of Happiness made by Little Box of Happiness
- Hand painted Print by Ink & Ivy.
- Basil Seeds to grow by Herban.
- Recipe card from Ashley McDiarmid Health Coach.
- Happy Affirmation Cards by Little Box of Happiness.
- Gorgeous Handmade Keyring by Beady Belles.
- Happy Word Rock by Little Box of Happiness.
- Beautiful Scented BE HAPPY Soy Candle by Nina Bailey
- Luxury Bath Bomb by Soap by Elena.
- Fluffy Bed Socks by Little Box of Happiness
- 5 psychological happiness tips from Hello Happiness Perth
Happy New Home Box
Photo courtesy: Little Box of Happiness
Little Box of Happiness posts all over Australia. All of the products are made by them or other local small businesses.
I feel like I've given away a trade secret by telling you about them, but it is just too good not to share!
Little Box of Happiness definelty deserves our Five Little Stars!
*I received this product in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions are my own and we only write about products we genuinely like.