Dessert boxes are a lockdown trend we’re definitely here for

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Dessert boxes are a lockdown trend we’re definitely here for.
Dessert boxes are a lockdown trend we’re definitely here for.

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.

six brownies in a dessert box to say you care.
Photo: Coco and Bean

Dessert Boxes: $48 snickers brownie (Sydney, Wollongong)

A giant brownie topped with Snickers bars and TimTams for the ultimate sugar high.

A giant brownie topped with Snickers bars and TimTams
Photo: Dessert Boxes ​​

Cookies and Crumbs: $50 sassy babe dessert box (Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat)

A personalised box with cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts galore. 

personalised dessert box with cookies, cupcakes and doughnuts
Photo: Cookies and Crumbs

Le Fromage: $50 mini dessert box (Sydney)

A mini box with tiny donuts, lots of chocolate and a mini Prosecco. 

A mini box with tiny donuts, lots of chocolate and a mini prosecco
Photo: Le Fromage

Edible Blooms: $69 donut dessert box (Australia-wide)

Five delectable doughnuts on a bed of chocolates.

Five doughnuts on a bed of chocolates
Photo: Edible Blooms

The Hamper Emporium: $99 Chandon celebration hamper (Australia-wide)

Celebrate with a bottle of Chandon served with chocolates, toffee brittle and nuts.

dessert box with bottle of Chandon, chocolates, toffee brittle and nuts
Photo: The Hamper Emporium

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.

dessert box with chocolates, biscuits, fairy floss and a bottle of Mumm
Photo: The Gourmet Pantry

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.

Rocky road, melting moments, Byron Bay cookies and Zokoko chocolates dessert box
Photo: Gourmet Basket

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. 

sugar cookies, cupcakes, brownies, meringues and waffles in a dessert box
Photo: Sugar and Cocoa

Cookies and Crumb: $50 nudie tones birthday box (Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat)

Make it extra special by personalising these cookies with the recipient’s name.

cookies and Crumb dessert box for birthdays
Photo: Cookies and Crumb

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. 

five donuts, a ‘Happy Birthday’ block of chocolate and other confectionery
Photo: Edible Blooms

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.

Three donuts wedged in between popcorn, fairy floss and chocolates
Photo: Dessert Boxes

Sweet Boxes by Julia: $90 breakable hearts box (Melbourne)

This features a customisable smash cake heart surrounded by chocolates and sweet treats.

customisable smash cake heart surrounded by chocolates and sweet treats/
Photo: Instagam/Sweet Boxes by Julia

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. 

six donuts and lots of little lollies
Photo: Doughnut Time

Edible Blooms: $79 baby blue/pink donut bouquet (Australia-wide)

Six donuts and a little plush toy for the new bubba. 

Six donuts and a little plush toy
Photo: Edible Blooms

Macarthur Baskets: $81 honey bear baby hamper (Australia-wide)

Little chocolates delivered with a teddy bear and matching bib, booties and beanie set. 

Little chocolates with a teddy bear and matching bib, booties and beanie set
Photo: Macarthur Baskets

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.

gift basket with Purebaby onesie, a soft rattle from Sheridan, muslin wrap and a little sweet treat for mum
Photo: The Hamper Emporium

Lover’s Dessert Boxes

My Sweet Box: $49 lover’s sweet box (Sydney)

This looks like something straight out of the Bachelor. 

My Sweet Box romantic dessert box
Photo: My Sweet Box

Doughnut Time: $97 lover’s box (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast)

Six donuts with two long stem roses for ultimate romance.

Six donuts with two long stem roses
Photo: Doughnut Time

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