I recently came across Givopoly, an online gift giving service and I was so intrigued by what they had to offer, that I had to try them out. Of course the only way to get the true experience was to send myself a gift 🙂 and so that is what I did……
Givopoly is available in Canada on Vancouver, Ottawa, and Toronto. I am in the Vancouver area, so my review here is about my experience with the Vancouver Givopoly. If anyone else has used the Ottawa or Toronto Givopoly, please feel free to leave a comment with your experience. We would all love to hear about it.
First of all, here is a little more about Givopoly Vancouver as described on the Givopoly website….
Givopoly Vancouver is an online marketplace for gifts. Founded by colleagues Susan Richards and Craig Hung in Ottawa, Ontario, the all-Canadian Givopoly team is now excited to support the local Vancouver entrepreneurial community by way of our collaborative gift delivery service which exclusively promotes products and experiences from locally owned shops.
Launched in 2012 in Ottawa
Partners with over 150 locally owned shops in Ottawa, Toronto and now Vancouver
Virtual business model that drives more online shopping to local entrepreneurs
Provides a simple, yet reliable gift delivery service
Exists to surprise and delight while supporting the local community
Our team is small but mighty
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to chat more
Follow @Givopoly on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
I really like the idea of the Givopoly gifts being from local businesses. I like supporting and exploring local companies. Here are some of the local Vancouver Givopoly companies…..
Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery
Giving Gifts & Company
Meat & Bread
Olives on Tap
Vancouver Water Adventures
Okay so I was pretty torn on what to order…..
I was very interested in the City and Seals Boat Tour, Canadiana Gift Basket, and the ChocolaTas Elegance Gift Box.
My inner chocoholic won and we went for the ChocolaTas Elegance Gift box….
Ordering was a breeze once I finally decided which present I was going with. You pick your delivery date, and I gave them a challenge by picking the next day delivery to see if the turn around could be met. You also pick the time frame you want the delivery to happen and I picked anytime throughout the day.
My delivery came the next day in the early afternoon. I opened it up and it was ChocolaTas, but they had sent me the wrong item. I contacted the customer service and they were very good and within 2 hours, I had the right package delivered to me. They also told me to keep the original delivery as they were very sorry about the error.
I was in chocolate heaven. 🙂
The ChocolaTas are delectable and I was forced to share with everyone in the house. Okay I did not mind sharing. There were more than enough to go around. I really love the presentation of their chocolates as they stand out from their competition. They are like little pieces of edible art.
If I was to ask for one thing from ChocolaTas, it would be a chocolate legend. 🙂
I cannot think of anything I would ask to be different with respect to Givopoly. Ordering was a breeze, selection is good and probably growing I would think, and delivery was awesome. Givopoly is a wonderful service that is perfect for giving gifts to anyone for any occasion.
I would love to suggest Granville Island Coffee Company to Givopoly. With so many coffee lovers out there, Granville Island Coffee Company would be an awesome addition to their lineup of gifts. If you can think of another local company that would be a good fit, make sure to leave a comment to let us know about them.
I would also love to see the addition of a kids area for gifting. What about something like the Pirate Adventures in Vancouver, or maybe evenKidsWorld Vancouver.
I would also love to see our local attractions join the ranks, where you can give an admission to the attraction or even a family pass. The Vancouver Aquarium and Science World would be perfect for this.
A wonderful anniversary gift would be the local Picnix, which is a service for a picnic in Stanely Park.
I can see now that Givopoly will likely just keep growing and having even more and more gifts to offer their clients. This is a wonderful service that I love.
If anyone is thinking of sending MomMomOnTheGo a gift, I love maple syrup and would love to try the Canadiana Gift Basket from Edible Canada. 🙂
To find out more about Givopoly, make sure to check them out here….
Enter for a chance to win a $50 e-gift card to Givopoly Ottawa, Toronto, or Vancouver. The e-gift card will be valid for use in one of the three Givopoly markets and to the areas that they deliver to. Yes, you can use the e-gift card to order a gift for yourself (or even your favorite blogger 🙂 )as long as you are in one of the Givopoly markets and delivery areas. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada over 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please ensure that you read the full terms and conditions found at the bottom of the entry form.
Disclosure: MomMomOnTheGo was provided product for the purpose of conducting this review. As always, MomMomOnTheGo only supports companies, products, and services that she loves.
Caryn Coates says
I would use it for Baskets Inc. in Toronto 🙂
I’m in Vancouver and I would use it at ChocolaTas!
Jana Liu says
Snack’n Basket Co.in Toronto
Robyn Bellefleur says
I would love to use it for The Toronto Popcorn Company.
I would use it on the Mission Kits gift card and take my husband for a date night. I love that restaurant!
Kim Stenner says
I would use the Toronto givopoly
Sarah De Diego says
I like in Ottawa and would love to try the mommy and me headbands or the craft brewery tour. My mom is in Toronto and I know that she would like this -> https://toronto.givopoly.com/collections/popular-toronto-gift-ideas/products/indulge-her-a-little
So many great things to choose from. Thanks for introducing me to this great company. I love supporting Canadian/Local companies
Journeys of The Zoo
Jennifer P. says
I would love to gift the Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Cupcakes from Lemonade Gluten Free Bakery to my friend and her family. (Vancouver Givopoly)
heather sibley says
I am in Ottawa and would get the birthday box from the cupcake lounge for my birthday party next month
i might use it on Bake Mob to buy Farm Animal Cake Pops!
Silvia D says
one company would be
I’d use it in Ottawa, where I already did once before to send my boyfriend kronuts at work on his birthday. This one I might send to myself though. 😛
Carol Denny says
I would use it at the Ottawa Givopoly
ChocolaTas for sure for me too!