Sometimes you need to treat yourself.
That’s what I told myself when I was given the opportunity to try out Givopoly, which is an online gift shopping site serving Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.
I had the option of sending someone else a gift, or sending something to myself. I actually spend a lot of time looking at gift delivery services because I often order gifts online to send to my friends and family, but this time I decided to send myself a little something special! At first the idea felt strange and then I went through a period of justifying why I deserved a little treat for myself. After I finished my little internal struggle I set to work on selecting something sweet for myself.
Givopoly offers 100% locally-sourced gifts, which means if you live in the Toronto area, what you are choosing to send is from small businesses in the area.
Choosing what to order online is easily organized by gift type, price point, occasion, or you can choose by a particular local business.
When I think of treating myself, the first thing I think of is food! I decided to send myself 6 OMG Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes, and the Multi-Flavour Popcorn tin.
My package arrived right to my front door the next day with a hand-written note. You are able to create a message with your order, and someone will actually handwrite it for you which is an amazing way to personalize your gift.
I was so excited for the Multi-Flavour Popcorn tin to arrive for a particular reason. I previously worked for a company that gave out holiday gifts from the Toronto Popcorn Company, and I always wanted the chance to try it myself. We were too busy sending the tins to clients, so I never had the chance to actually try their popcorn.
Fast forward to last week, and I finally had the chance to try it! Three gourmet flavours were included, and I had to fight my husband and son to get my own share. It was so good, and such a treat. The tin was a great keepsake as well!
I have a weakness for cupcakes, so it was a no-brainer that I would order them on the road to treating myself.
I think one of the best perks to using Givopoly is how quickly orders are shipped. My cupcakes were baked by OMG Baked Goodness right before they were sent to me, and it’s been a long time since I have had cupcakes that fresh.
I’m not going to tell you how many of those 6 cupcakes I actually ate because I don’t feel like that is necessarily relevant to this blog post, but let’s just say I had enough to determine they were delicious.
For someone like myself who is so busy running around with work, playdates, family obligations and just generally trying to survive each day, Givopoly is a bit of a savior. Sending a gift is so easy, and they offer thoughtful items that are delivered quickly. The personalized touch of a handwritten note is amazing. It’s like having a personal gift giving concierge on staff!
For more information on Givopoly, visit there website here, their Facebook page here, or their Twitter account here!
This item was provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own.