Where to Buy the Perfect Birthday Gift for Family and Friends

A hand holding a bunch of balloons.

Birthdays are the time of the year that you can show your appreciation to your loved ones, food-wise. I always know where to take them or what to buy for them, but gifting-wise has always been a tough cookie for me, especially when you have multiple people to shop for in a month.


                                                        Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

Care packs Singapore customisable with to-door delivery- Customisable care packs have gained popularity over the years. Perhaps they are like an updated version of gift hampers in a box. The cardboard box does give the gifts inside a sense of mystery and is a sustainable option as these boxes can be recycled or used as a memory box to store all your keepsakes, letters and cards from family and friends. Having these care packs thoughtfully packed and shipped to your or the recipient’s home is very convenient. I usually make my orders a month in advance to avoid forgetting a birthday.

September is a month when I have five friends and family members, and this year I decided to kill two birds with one stone and have two care packages delivered to two of my loved ones.

Birthday in the same month

How to select a suitable care pack vendor for Birthdays – I spent a few evenings checking out every Vendor in Singapore offering care packs and found that the concept was similar. You could choose a readily packed care pack or select a range of products to build your care pack. I usually prefer to develop my care pack because readily packed items may consist of items that the recipient might not use and would be a waste. I try to follow these steps when selecting a vendor.

1) Write down the recipients’ interests and likes; this will help you decide on items that suit them best.

2) Check if the Vendor has the most items in stock that could create the care pack.

3) Items and shipping costs are within your budget for the gifts

The victor of my search was LOVA, mainly because they have items in stock that are appropriate for my recipients and the easy-to-navigate website; the UI UX is impressive. Furthermore, you support three to six local businesses when you purchase from LOVA.

                             LOVA - Your partner in gifting solutions webpage

LOVA's curated assortment

Best Gifts for Your Husband He will Genuinely Love – I selected from LOVA’s curated assortment the Chug & Chill set because dear loves to snack on nuts, he is not much of a drinker, but the marble coaster would come in useful. I wanted the items to send a message to him; unfortunately, some things were too close to the expiry date, and the Vendor updated me before packaging the care pack. They were responsible for notifying the customer and ensuring everything was in good order.

CHILL & CHUG set from LOVA

My message, cheesy as it might seem from the items, would be:

I love and respect you; love and Respect Beers – Brewlander // 2 x Beers* (330ml each)

Life is a Roller coaster. I am glad that I get to enjoy the ride with you. – LOVA // 2 x Coasters*

I am nuts about you – With Love, Gretel // 2 x Sprouted Superfoods Snacks.

Dear was thrilled with his gift. He received 2 Respect Beers from Brewlander, LOVA white marble coaters which were made of natural marble that really impressed us, instead of the cheap plastic or paper kind we are used to seeing or receiving. 3 packets of Gretel nuts are packed neatly in a recyclable, eco-friendly gift box with a hand-tied ribbon and a handwritten card with your personalised message from me.

                           Handwritten message from LOVA

Self-Care Gift Box for a Sister –The second gift I opted to get was customised to my liking because it was my sister’s birthday. I wanted to prepare a surprise for her. The process of designing a box is straightforward. In just 3 simple steps, you can customise a gift set. I like that we have options for the colours of ribbon and paper confetti stuffing, which gives each gift a personal touch.

Build a box LOVA

Interactive and easy-to-preview gift customisation – I cannot stop raving about how cool LOVA’s Build a box function is. Seeing the items, colours and options you select come together in a beautiful preview is epic. It reminds me of Cher’s closet in the movie Clueless but instead of clothes, gifts.

clueless cher's closet
Interactive care pack website LOVA

My sister was very touched; I reminded her that she mentioned that she wanted a care pack when we were creating one together for a relative last year. She said the book from the local author Wong Lai Chun was what she needed at this junction of life. Accompanied with Aromatherapy and bath items from The Scent Apothecary and Alletsoap to aid with destressing and self-care. 

                                Design a box LOVA

The delightful care packages were delivered to my place after office hours, just in time for me to receive them. Neatly wrapped in badge paper to prevent the box from getting dirty during delivery was a nice touch. The gold fold and high-quality ribbon’s branding caught our attention. I believe that giving these out as corporate gifts would be a nice touch for staff in a company or for clients.

Credit for Screenshots: LOVA with LOVA’s permission.


  1. avatar

    These are some really great ideas! Thanks for sharing

  2. avatar

    These are great ideas, thanks for sharing! I'm a big fan of care packages, they're so thoughtful 🙂 x

    mia // https://miasdiyprojects.com/

  3. avatar

    I love care boxes, it's such a good idea, and they're usually full of things that the recipient wouldn't treat themselves to either 🙂

  4. avatar

    What a great idea! Care packages are always so thoughtful. I love that there's something here for everyone to enjoy! Thank you for sharing!

  5. avatar

    These are some wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  6. avatar

    Care packages seems like a wonderful gift idea and that's great LOVA has curated boxes as well as boxes you can customize yourself!

  7. avatar

    Great post and some lovely ideas for gift baskets. I love this sort of gift!

  8. avatar

    This was a nice vendor selection. Loved the gift for husband. Xx
    Isa A. Blogger

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