There are some amazing Australian small businesses out there, and we are super proud to be amongst those offering gorgeous gift baskets that your loved ones would be thrilled to receive.
It’s been a rollercoaster of a ride since launching The Wholesome Gift Box in 2019 and I’ve personally learnt so much, especially during the time of Covid-19.
But, what I’ve learnt the most is that supporting local online businesses has so many benefits. Not only is our gifting baskets business a locally-run business, but we support other small and like-minded businesses as well.
It’s all about bettering our community, growing our businesses, supporting the environment and the economy, and host of other things as well.
Here are some of my favourite reasons for buying Australian-made gift baskets:
1. You get to support your local community
There are huge economic benefits to keeping your money in your local community, and the benefits remain pretty consistent whether we are talking about your local area or across all of Australia.
And of course, at the time of writing this post, during the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, it is more important than ever to continue to support bricks and mortar and online businesses.
Essentially money that gets spent within the country is far more likely to remain onshore, which helps keep our economy strong and support the growth of even more businesses.
It’s also these smaller businesses that help to stimulate local economies, rather than big chain companies, which may import/export goods, or use offshore products within their manufacturing processes.
2. You can trust the quality of what you’re buying
It’s common to hear and read online that one of the biggest objections to buying Australian made is the (sometimes) higher cost. This is understandable when you’re shopping on a budget, but consider this – the higher price tag is often well justified by the greatly improved quality of the product you’re buying.
Yes, Australia has high-quality standards for most areas of business, so you always have that peace of mind (I think this is a good thing!).
And I would think that this is especially important when gift-giving because the last thing you want is to give a gift that may fall apart, taste bad, or just generally be of lower quality.
Besides, how much lovelier is it to give, let alone receive, a luxurious gift?
Our gift boxes are wrapped and presented beautifully so that they have that sense and feel of luxury, regardless of your budget spend.
Here at The Wholesome Gift Box, we aim to support all budgets, with gift basket options under $75, gifts under $100, and gifts under $150. And if you don’t see something that you think the gift recipient and absolutely adore, then consider Creating Your Own gift box.
3. You’re supporting a real person
It is true what they say – when you buy from a small business, a real person does a happy dance!
When you choose to buy your gift basket from an Australian business, you literally have the awesome opportunity to support people with dreams and ambitions and buy their products and services.
When you buy from a big company you are but a drop in a huge bucket.
But buying from small businesses has such incredible power. You can make someone’s day with your purchase. You can help a regular person support their families, put food on the table, keep the lights on. And not to mention you can continue to grow their dream.
Having that kind of impact by buying something like a gift basket, which you were likely going to buy anyway, is hard to pass up.
4. You can reduce your environmental impact
Buying from small businesses means that your purchase is being shipped from a much shorter distance. And that simple choice makes a massive impact on the environmental footprint of your purchase by reducing fossil fuel emissions emitted during transport.
And this is equally true whether you’re buying from either a physical store or an online store. So if your loved one is environmentally conscious, they are going to love the extra thought that you put in to ensure that their gift aligns with their values.
So, during your online shopping expedition, consider buying organic gift baskets that support Australian businesses.
Free standard shipping on all gift baskets
At The Wholesome Gift Box, we are passionate about curating gift baskets that contain amazing goodies from other like-minded and environmentally-conscious Australian businesses that value toxic-free living.
So you can be sure that you’re getting high-quality and sustainable products from incredible local businesses.
And another bonus: we offer free standard shipping on all gift baskets, Australia-wide. And if you’re looking for gifts online in a hurry then we can delivery yours via express post.
See our shipping page for further details and we cannot wait to do another happy dance when we help you find the perfect gift basket for your loved one.