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The Origin of Father’s Day: Celebrating Dads Around the World

There’s no point talking about the origin of Father’s Day if we don’t first talk about the man in question: dear old dad. He may have questionable style and insist on doing things the ‘old-fashioned way’ (no matter how often you tell him that there’s an app for that now). However, he is ‘dad,’ you adore him, and you’re a part of him. In fact, science proves that, genetically, we are more like our fathers than our mothers! So yes, we’ve all got more dad jokes in our DNA that we’d opt for. 

But, besides their somewhat loveable absurdity, fathers play a vital role in shaping and preparing us for the real world. This means that being a dad is one of the most important jobs one could ever have. And, you’d have to agree that anyone who takes on this role deserves to be celebrated. That’s why we’re diving into the origin of Father’s Day and how it’s celebrated around the world. Plus, we have unique gift ideas for you to make this Father’s Day the most memorable one yet, no matter where dad may be. Read below to learn more.

The Origin of Father's Day: Smiling father and daughter having fun while preparing cookie dough in the kitchen. Baking - happy family time.

Celebrating Mum: Mother’s Day Gifts in Australia

She taught you how to tie your shoelaces, be kind to others, and maybe even shared with you her secret recipe to your favorite childhood dish – that, to this day, you still can’t seem to replicate. Mothers are made of magic! Not only have they shaped us into the people we are, but they continue to make our lives happier, funnier, and, dare we say, easier! And there is no exception to the moms who live down under, but what kind of Mother’s Day gifts are sent in Australia?

Mother’s Day in Australia is celebrated a little differently from the rest of the world but is still a beautiful celebration of all mom-like figures. And while you probably think that there’s no way you could thank your mom enough, as leaders in international gifting, we know that sending her mother’s day gifts is a great place to start! That’s why we’re here to help you spoil your mum in Australia with the help of our Mother’s Day gift guide. 

Mother's Day Gifts In Australia: Mom and Daughter hugging with bouquet of flowers.

Gift Giving and Mental Health – How to Show Your Support with Gifts

After everything 2020 had to throw at the world, mental health is one of the leading topics just about everywhere. As someone who has had a healthy relationship with some form of therapist for over a third of my life, I feel I have more than a bit to say on the matter. But your time is precious, and so is mine, so let’s cut to the chase. In this blog, I’m here to tell you a bit about what makes sending gifts feel so gosh darn good. As a bonus, we’ll take a look at what kind of mental health gifts to send to your loved ones to help them smile and take better care of themselves. So, are gift giving and mental health related? Let’s talk!

Is Gift Giving Good For Your Mental Health? Man with his head in puzzle pieces

From Martyrdom to Matchmaking: The Real History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day, the setting looks something like this: Love is in the air and romance abounds. Look over there — is that Cupid with his arrow pointed right at you? 

Um … hello? Did you fall asleep? 

What if I told you that Valentine’s Day originated as a ceremonial feast to celebrate the decapitation of a third-century Christian martyr. 

Have I got your attention now? Good! 

The history of Valentine’s Day wasn’t always cards, flowers, and candy. So, how did Valentine’s day go from execution to amour? You’ll have to keep reading to find out! 

The Real History of Valentine's Day: Gift Baskets Overseas Blog

5 Internationally Acclaimed Horror Films and Snacks That Are Perfect With Them.

Vintage evil spooky doll

A not-so-secret fact about me is that I am a horror movie nut. I started with American classics like Psycho, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street, and I’ve quickly watched as much as I possibly can. I’m happy to say that I’ve delighted in films both good and bad. So this Halloween season, I wanted to give you my top list of the globe’s scariest horror films and snacks that are perfect for munching through them.

Our Favorite Dads & Our Top Father’s Day Gifts for Them

Fathers Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to break out the grills, white socks & sandals, and the dad jokes! We’re kidding, of course; none of those items really go out of style when it comes to the dads in our life! Our fathers are the backbone of the family. Having this special day for him is a fantastic way to say thank you for everything he’s done. So, grab a beer, and sit back with that special pops in your life! Let’s look at the history behind this incredible day, ways YOU can say thank you with our top Father’s Day gifts, and some of our favorite Dad’s throughout history!

Vesak Day in Singapore – Celebrating Buddha’s Birthday

There are many Buddist holidays throughout the year, but Vesak Day in Singapore is one of the most important. The holy festival also known as Buddha’s Birthday brings diverse people from all over the world to celebrate. Vesak Day commemorates the highlights in Siddhartha Gautama’s life, celebrating his greatest teachings and spiritual leadership . Accompanied by beautiful rituals, Vesak Day memorializes three major events in the life of Gautama. First, his birth, then his enlightenment and nirvana, and finally his passing. Each event includes stunning ceremonial rituals. Let’s take a deeper look at Vesak Day in Singapore.

Vesak Day Celebration in Singapore

Celebrating an Employee Milestone with Chocolate Covered Strawberries

How do you celebrate a 4-year anniversary at work?

We think such an important employee milestone deserves a delicious corporate gift, so when the time came to celebrate our Social Media Manager’s 4th year with the company, we sent something we knew she’d love: Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Sempronia was kind enough to film the unboxing and taste the first one one camera for us. Check it out!

Why Giving Really Is Better Than Receiving!

We’ve all heard people say that it’s better to give than to receive, but would you believe that being generous is tangibly good for you? That’s right, according to Dr. Devin A. Byrd, Behavioral Sciences Department Chair at South University, there are mental health benefits to altruistic behaviors, and gift-giving is definitely among those.

From searching for just the right gift to fit your loved one’s personality to wrapping it and sending it, the very act of shopping for someone else provides “an emotional lift,” according to Dr. Byrd But even more than the ‘feel-good’ quality of giving, your generosity sparks positive memories of the person you’re shopping for which also provides a mood boost. Another bonus is that the gift itself creates a noticeable link between the two of you. Especially in this modern age, when many people will celebrate holidays at a distance from one another, the act of sending gifts when you can’t be there is a way to strengthen bonds. And of course, there’s nothing more important to mental health than your social support network. Gift-giving is a way to help keep it strong even when they’re far away.

You may be saying, “Okay, that’s great – yes, it feels good to send a gift, but it isn’t like it has any physical health benefit, right?” Wrong! There is a ton of research showing that those who are generous on a regular basis (i.e., they help out a charity, they perform random acts of kindness, they surprise people with gifts, etc.) are healthier and live longer. Stephen Post, professor of Preventative Medicine at Stony Brook University, found that regular generosity had a positive impact even on people suffering from chronic illnesses.

You might ask, “How does that work?” It turns out that things like shopping for another person, spending time helping them, and even talking to them during a time of a need, turns your focus from your own day-to-day life, and onto the other person. Researchers think that this reduces internal stress. Stress and the cortisol it produces are major factors in the development of almost every chronic disease you can think of. Reducing stress is directly linked to better health.

But perhaps the best way that giving is good for you is that it generates a sense of gratitude. “Of course it does,” you might say, “when you send a gift or spend your time, the person you give it to is thankful.” And yes, that’s true, but gift-giving also invokes a sense of gratitude in the giver! When choosing a gift, or thoughtfully supporting someone we care for, we’re often also expressing that we’re grateful for that person’s role in our lives. This creates a cycle of contentment, stress-reduction, and even creates a hormone called oxytocin, which is responsible for making us feel connected, warm, and empathetic.

I know the holiday shopping can sometimes seem like a chore, with crowds, planning, and the time crunch, but we hope this little PSA will help you keep in mind that’s not all it’s about. For every gift you decide to send, you’re recalling fond memories, reaching out to the ones you care about even from afar, and you’re preparing yourself a big dose of happiness. So when holiday shopping looks like a mountain of work remember how very true it is that it is better to give than to receive – and science proves it!

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National Frappe Day – 1-Minute Original Frappe Recipe

October 7th is National Frappe Day, so it’s the perfect time to indulge in delicious frappe drink. With cold weather right around the corner, this might be your last chance this year to enjoy this cold, but oh-so-delicious beverage.

The word frappé comes from the French language, and it means chilled, but the drink itself is a version of coffee that first became popular in Greece and Cyprus. Now, a version of it has spread all over the world thanks to Starbucks’ famous Frappucino, and McDonald’s Mocha Frappe, which actually don’t have a lot to do with the original recipe.

The first frappé was made in Greece in 1957. The story goes that its invention was equal parts accident and desperation for a morning caffeine fix. One of the employees of Nestle Company couldn’t find hot water for his morning cup of instant coffee so he decided to make it with cold water and ice in a shaker instead. The drink turned out to be a hit – it looked gorgeous with its foam topping, satisfied sweet tooths and caffeine cravings, and took less than a minute to make. Before long, all the local baristas were serving it. To this day, the frappé is the number one drink in every cafe in Greece.

In the US, the frappe turned into a sort of coffee milkshake and most westerners have never actually tried the real frappé. But since today is National Frappe Day it’s the perfect opportunity to do just that! As an added bonus, doing it at home is cheaper and easier than going to your local coffee shop!

You’ll need:

  • 1 ½ tsp Instant Coffee (or more if you want more foam)
  • 1 ½ tsp White Sugar
  • Cold Water
  • Milk or Water to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • And any toppings you like!


Step 1 –
Put the coffee and sugar into a shaker or a BPA-free plastic bottle and top with just enough cold water to cover the mix. Then shake quickly for about 30 seconds. If it’s foaming a lot, you’ve done it right!

Step 2 – Pour the contents into a tall glass and add ice cubes along with milk or water to taste. Stir until everything is mixed and enjoy. If you’re looking for something a little extra indulgent, this is where your toppings come in! A little bit of whipped cream, caramel, or chocolate syrup will make it feel just like Starbucks.

You can make this cool-looking, famous drink at home in literally 1 minute! Get fancy with your toppings and you have a perfect drink worthy of an Instagram shot! Impress your friends the next time they visit with your barista skills or pamper yourself and your loved ones with this frappé recipe, but beware, it is highly addictive, and you might not want to go back to your old way of having coffee!