You'll never need to queue in the post office with a screaming toddler again...
It’s your niece’s birthday coming up, and that carefully chosen gift and card you meant to send across the globe three weeks ago is still sitting in the stroller basket. And now your niece’s birthday is tomorrow. Eek! We’ve all been there, done that and got the ‘birthday fail’ T-shirt. With so many relatives scattered around the world, it’s waaay easier to order and send online from here on in. These are the sites we’ve been using for greeting cards and prezzies to save a late birthday gift faux pas ever again.
Founded in 2000 in the UK by Nick Jenkins – known as Moonpig at school – this online greeting cards giant has saved us time and time again for last-minute deliveries to far-flung rellies. Personalise a huge range of cards and pop a gift or pretty florals in with your order for extra brownie points. It’s based in the UK, US and Australia and it posts worldwide, leaving you covered no matter how late you remember Aunt Mildred’s birthday.
For everything from personalised tote bags to greeting cards for all occasions, Funky Pigeon flies in the face of conventional greeting card stores. It will deliver most orders (via post, not carrier pigeon, unfortunately) within a day or two of your order being processed. Funky Pigeon lives in the UK, but will fly all over the world to bring a loved one a birthday card or present for you.
If you need a birthday card sent quick-smart to the USA, UK or Australia, then head to online store Cardly. Browse its virtual shelves that are packed with all greeting cards you could ever need. Plus, its gorgeous designs are by independent artists. With words written by you, the commercial nonsense you might have relied on can now become a thing of the past.
La La Land
For something a little out of the ordinary, the cards and gifts from La La Land are pretty gorgeous. The Sydney-based brand supports artists from around the world by turning artwork into card, gift and homeware form. Postage is available worldwide. Now everyone can have a birthday card, Freddie Mercury tea towel and some spiffy melamine koala picnicware.
No time to dash to the shops for a last-minute birthday card here in Singapore? Create your own photo upload greeting card at Photobook Singapore or choose a ready-created number! It’ll be whizzing its way through the post quicker than you can say “Happy birthday!”
Top image: Moonpig UK via Facebook