Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Givopoly - Local Gifts Delivered Straight to Your Door - even Beer!


As much as I love gift-giving, I often struggle to find the "perfect" gift for various occasions. Like many others I opt for a gift certificate and a card in order to avoid choosing the wrong thing. 

Enter Givopoly - a new gift concierge service in Ottawa offering delivery of local products. 


With over 70 local partners, they offer everything from cupcakes to beer for your mother, father, best friend or even that hard to shop for co-worker. The best part is that they deliver it directly to the recipients front door.


Being a foodie, the "Jar of the Month" gift caught my eye. A good friend of mine had a birthday coming up so I jumped at the chance to to have this delivered to my preserve-loving friend.

I wanted it to be a surprise but wondered how to have it delivered to her apartment- what if she wasn't home? Givopoly's prompt customer service quickly reassured me that it would make and they would "hunt her down" by phone, horse or team of gift busters. (actual quote)



When I asked my friend Kristal about her experience as a gift recipient, she had this to say:

"I am really enjoying my Jar of the Month subscription, especially the continuing excitement of not knowing what the next jar will be. It has been a great way to try products that I might not have found or picked myself. 

The Givopoly staff have been extremely friendly and professional when hand delivering, as well as quite flexible thus far in finding times to deliver that are convenient to me. I have therefore already recommended this to friends and coworkers as a gift idea, especially for anyone who either has everything or simply does not want any more “things” as it is a consumable and delicious gift! "



For more information on Givopoly and all of the products they offer, visit their website : http://www.givopoly.com/

You can also find them on both Facebook and Twitter.