Dessert boxes are a lockdown trend we’re definitely here for
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Dessert boxes are bringing a little sweetness to those of us missing out on face-to-face celebrations while in lockdown.
While countless birthday parties, baby showers and weddings are being cancelled due to stay at home orders in Sydney, Victoria and South Australia, a growing number of Aussies are showing they care by sending gift boxes and hampers filled with sweet treats.
If you haven’t already come across them on your socials, they’re an edible take on sending flowers, with one dessert box company describing them as an opportunity to “grab a fork and eat your feelings away.”
They’re a delicious way of showing your nearest and dearest that you’re thinking of them at a time when you can’t be near, and if you have a special occasion to celebrate, there are even birthday-themed dessert boxes, newborn baby dessert boxes and romantic dessert boxes.
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For something extra special, Melbourne-based Cookies and Crumbs will personalise the cookies in your dessert box to say whatever you like, while you can have a laugh with cheeky Sydney-based brand Dessert Boxes, which has a penis-shaped chocolate box and one with a middle finger made out of donut.
Whatever the occasion, donuts seem to be the most popular choice at the moment, followed closely by brownies, but you can also get dessert boxes with cookies or cupcakes or just chocolates and assorted confectionery. Unfortunately, if you live outside of a major city, the latter may be your best choice as some companies won’t deliver fresh baked goods outside of metro areas.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious dessert boxes available for delivery across Australia:
Best Dessert Boxes
Coco and Bean: $29 brownie box (Australia-wide)
Six chocolate brownies to say you care.
Dessert Boxes: $48 snickers brownie (Sydney, Wollongong)
A giant brownie topped with Snickers bars and TimTams for the ultimate sugar high.
Cookies and Crumbs: $50 sassy babe dessert box (Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat)
A personalised box with cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts galore.
Le Fromage: $50 mini dessert box (Sydney)
A mini box with tiny donuts, lots of chocolate and a mini Prosecco.
Edible Blooms: $69 donut dessert box (Australia-wide)
Five delectable doughnuts on a bed of chocolates.
The Hamper Emporium: $99 Chandon celebration hamper (Australia-wide)
Celebrate with a bottle of Chandon served with chocolates, toffee brittle and nuts.
The Gourmet Pantry: $130 pretty in pink with Mumm hamper (Australia-wide)
Another good one if they’ve got something to celebrate, this comes with chocolates, biscuits, fairy floss and a bottle of Mumm.
Gourmet Basket: $174 cookie and chocolate galore hamper (Australia-wide)
Rocky road, melting moments, Byron Bay cookies and Zokoko chocolates are among the treats that come in this box.
Birthday Dessert Boxes
Sugar and Cocoa: $40 sweet indulgence box (Melbourne)
This gorgeous box has a mix of sugar cookies, cupcakes, brownies, meringues and waffles and can be customised with ‘Happy Birthday’s on the cookies.
Cookies and Crumb: $50 nudie tones birthday box (Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat)
Make it extra special by personalising these cookies with the recipient’s name.
Edible Blooms: $69 birthday choc block box (Australia-wide)
This includes five donuts of various sizes, a ‘Happy Birthday’ block of chocolate and assorted other confectionery.
Dessert Boxes: $84 exploded unicorn box with birthday card (Sydney, Wollongong)
Three donuts wedged in between popcorn, fairy floss and chocolates, plus you can add a Happy Birthday balloon for another $20.
Sweet Boxes by Julia: $90 breakable hearts box (Melbourne)
This features a customisable smash cake heart surrounded by chocolates and sweet treats.
New Baby Dessert Boxes
Doughnut Time: $69 it’s a girl/boy box (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast)
Comes in pink and blue with six donuts and lots of little lollies to keep her energy levels up after having a baby.
Edible Blooms: $79 baby blue/pink donut bouquet (Australia-wide)
Six donuts and a little plush toy for the new bubba.
Macarthur Baskets: $81 honey bear baby hamper (Australia-wide)
Little chocolates delivered with a teddy bear and matching bib, booties and beanie set.
The Hamper Emporium: $89 sweet baby girl/boy basket (Australia-wide)
This includes a little Purebaby onesie, a soft rattle from Sheridan, muslin wrap and a little sweet treat for mum.
Lover’s Dessert Boxes
My Sweet Box: $49 lover’s sweet box (Sydney)
This looks like something straight out of the Bachelor.
Doughnut Time: $97 lover’s box (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast)
Six donuts with two long stem roses for ultimate romance.
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