Welcome to Caring Canary, you've just made the first step in becoming the best gift-giver ever, in the easiest possible way.
Caring Canary is Australia's first care package e-boutique. We connect people and cultivate happiness through premium, meaningful and convenient gift-giving.
We help 1000s of Australian individuals and businesses send memorable and meaningful gifts. Whether it's a care package to a loved one who is sick or unwell, or a premium gift hamper to celebrate or congratulate a client, colleague or friend, we help you become the best gift-giver ever in the easiest possible way.
Let us help you brighten someone's day with a beautiful and thoughtful care package that they will remember for years to come.
Lisa and Georgia x
Just think, we don’t remember every bunch of flowers we ever received, but it’s those specially thought out, unique gifts that are engrained with us forever.
About Our Creative Director:
Hi, I'm Lisa, the Creative Director of Caring Canary. I absolutely love being able to bring a smile to people's faces through the gift of giving.
The gift of caring, love and compassion have been values instilled in me from a very young age. I have experienced pain, loss and grief on a personal level. Watching terrible illnesses deteriorate my family and close friends first hand is what drives me to create that little bit of happiness for others. Here at Caring Canary it's our mission to help people brighten the lives of their loved ones, especially during tough times.
Before Caring Canary, I had a successful career in the hair and beauty industry. Owning a busy Melbourne salon opened me up to a range of opportunities from working with celebrities, various charities and the disadvantaged. The pure joy of allowing someone to feel better about themselves was the driving force behind my success and it was a privilege to be able to give someone the gift of self-confidence and self-love.
I am really passionate about including the best local artisan products in our care packages. One of my favourite things to do with my family on a weekend is to visit local markets to find beautiful products from local suppliers. Supporting other small businesses is very important to me, and that's why I love showcasing gorgeous, hard-to-find products in our care packages. I truly believe these products tell a story and have a much bigger impact on the recipient when they receive them.
I love being a mum and a woman in business. Female empowerment and being a good role model for my kids is what keeps me going, especially on those challenging days. I believe you can do anything you put your mind to and love showing my kids that I wear many hats - I'm mum, boss, business owner, chauffeur, chef, creative director,....the list goes on!
Thank you for giving me the privilege to help you brighten the lives of your loved ones.
About Our Founder:
Hi, I’m Georgia the Founder of Caring Canary. I’ve been a TV producer on top rating shows and have also worked at one of Australia’s largest charities. But by far the hardest job I ever had was helping my mum care for my terminally ill dad a couple of years ago. When I found out my dad was sick, I made the difficult decision to leave my all-consuming TV job, and did whatever I could to bring a ray of sunshine to my dad (and my devoted mum) each and every day. Time after time I saw dozens of friends and family sheepishly visit my sick dad bearing flowers or chocolates, even though they knew these gifts seemed inadequate.
Caring Canary evolved because I wanted to give people quick and easy access to thought-out, personalised gifts. I realise how important caring for people is, and how it’s so easily overlooked in today’s busy, stressed-out society. I want to make it easy for people to show that they care, and for people who are going through a tough time to really feel special and cared for. Caring Canary enables more people around Australia to feel happier and more connected each and every day.
I know it’s not possible for someone to leave work to spend the day comforting their best friend who’s unwell; for a boss to show their employee how much they appreciate their overtime; for a partner to give a hug while they’re away on a work trip; or to spend the day on the couch with your friend who has just been dumped. Caring Canary comes to the rescue when friends, colleagues, lovers and family members need it most.
Our Care Packages:
We prefer the term care package instead of gift, as a care package can be given in a time of need, not just celebration. Caring Canary will now be your one-stop-shop to send a unique and personalised care package to someone special. Forget flowers or a box of generic chocolates, our carefully curated range of Caring Canary care packages will brighten someone’s day and make them feel special, loved and cared for. In return, you will win partner/BFF/employee/boss/family member of the year by sending such an awesome package; and you can do it in just a few easy clicks.
Our care packages are filled with tried-and-tested hard-to-find products. We favour ECO-FRIENDLY, SUSTAINABLE, LOCAL and ORGANIC products. By supporting Caring Canary, you are also supporting the other small Aussie businesses we work with, including:
MiGoals inspirational Australian stationery company that motivates and empowers;
Wild Healing organic, vegan, cruelty free raw sugar scrubs and moisturisers, which smell so good you almost want to eat them;
Marshmallow Club handmade, fresh, dairy-free marshmallows, which are all-natural and made with local ingredients (and are therefore basically good for you in our books!);
Annabel Trends cosy ‘hotties’ that can be used as a heat pack or a cool pack; lavender-scented eye pillows to calm and relax;
Winnow Chocolates exquisite artisan chocolate that’s beautifully packaged. Organic, handmade chocolates in a variety of exceptional flavours.
Ecoya luxe scented soy-wax candles in timeless glass vessels and colourful gift boxes.
… plus so much more.
How To Choose The Right Care Package?
Your BFF needs some TLC? Great, send her one of our For Her care packages to cheer her up.
Someone just lost a loved one, or received some bad news? Sounds like they need a Sympathy care package to brighten their day.
A family member is going into hospital or is in recovery from an illness or surgery, or a friend is working themselves sick doing long hours? Get Well care packages will keep them going.
Your friend is pregnant, or just gave birth, or is deliriously tired from raising their toddler? Our New Mum and New Families care packages will brighten their day for sure.
Someone special is undergoing Chemotherapy or just received a Cancer diagnosis? We have just what they need in our care packages for Chemotherapy & Cancer.
And for every care package, you get to choose a Caring Card to add that extra special, personal touch.
Giving Back and Spreading Caring Karma:
Caring Canary has been the official gift sponsor of major fundraising events, ranging from The Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation’s Annual Ladies Luncheon and Anglicare Foster Carer’s High Tea, to The Children's Cancer Institute Ball and Cure Cancer's Christmas In July Ball, to the Australian Institute of Office Professional’s (AIOP)’s Office Professional’s Day event and many more. To date, Caring Canary has been part of fundraiser's that have raised over $500,000 for charities, community groups and local organisations. This is one of our greatest achievements.
We also support Human and Hope Association Inc and Hope Handicrafts by featuring their fairtrade handmade toys in our New Baby care packages. These toys are handmade by Cambodians and directly support education, vocation and empowerment initiatives to help Cambodians bring themselves out of poverty. By purchasing our gifts you are also making ethical purchasing choices that help others around the world. How great is that?!
Image source: Hope Handicrafts
Corporate and Custom Gifting:
We are very excited to announce that we now have a specialised Corporate Gifting boutique, GIGI AUSTRALIA, which looks after our corporate and custom clients. GIGI AUSTRALIA works with Australia's leading businesses, such as McGrath Real Estate creating their Settlement Hampers, Sony Music Australia creating their media kits and press kits, Bras N Things creating their influencer gifts, Macquarie Bank creating their Christmas hampers and many more!
We would love to help your business leave a lasting impression so please get in touch today. Simply email HELLO@GIGIAUSTRALIA.COM or visit their website here.
In The Press:
We truly love helping people connect with their loved ones through meaningful gift-giving, but don’t just take our word for it. Since we launched our care package boutique, our gift hampers and care packages have been featured in leading publications such as:
Read more about our Press Coverage, Testimonials and Reviews in our What Others Say page here.