At tipple we receive orders from all sorts of people for all kinds of occasions. But did you know we also deliver lots of gifts to guys and gals Melbourne and Sydney-wide? Not only that, but a surprising number of our gifts orders come from overseas, sometimes from quite exotic places. We’re always tickled when we get a new order from somewhere cool, and thought you might be too. Read on to learn where we receive the most orders from, what the most common occasions are, what gifts are most popular, and how you can score some.

Popular gifts and occasions

There are many occasions when people choose to Tipple their gift. Perhaps they’re living apart from their sibling who is turning 30. Maybe they’re an international firm in need of corporate presents that will really impress. Perhaps they forgot about a birthday, and now it’s the day of and they can’t think of anything else that can make up for their short comings but for a great bottle of spirit. If this is you, you can order here.

From anniversaries to babies being born, to promotions, engagements, EOFY, Christmas, and so much more – we’ve helped people across the world gift thoughtful and much-appreciated presents for all of life’s big occasions.

So what do people gift their friends, relatives and coworkers?
Our most popular gifts are great spirits, good wines, drink packs, and sometimes craft beers. You can’t go wrong, really. If you’re looking for a giftable bottle, here are some of our all-time faves:

For an anniversary present you can’t go wrong with a Champagne.
We recommend a Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial

For an EOFY gift or other Corporate present, go for a good spirit.

We recommend an Archie Rose Distilling Co. Signature Dry Gin 700ml

For a special birthday present for a friend or sibling, you can’t go wrong with a party pack.

The Top Countries Sending Gifts to Aussies

It may not come as a surprise to you that the US and the UK rank highest in sending presents to people in Australia. What can we say, they love us.

Our top ten tippling countries beyond Australia are:

1. United States
2. United Kingdom
3. New Zealand
4. Singapore
5. India
6. United Arab Emirates
7. Canada
8. Hong Kong
9. Germany
10. Japan

Some surprising countries we’ve delivered gifts from include:

1. Vietnam
2. Norway
3. Bangladesh
4. Denmark
5. Turkey
6. Jordan
7. Jersey
8. Fiji
9. Taiwan
10. Sweden

Notable gift deliveries

We’ve received some strange gift orders through the years, mostly due to the personal notes penned to the recipients. From generic ‘congrats’ notes, to cryptic in-jokes, to downright cheeky messages our couriers are too shy to repeat – people are not afraid to put their own touch on their presents.

We once received an order from an LA studio. They wanted to congratulate a prominent Aussie actor who’d just received a Logie award. We’re not gonna say who it is. But he was in Mr. Inbetween. It was Scott Ryan.

So, how do you get to be one of the lucky Aussies receiving Tipple gifts?

You may read this and think – I want gifts. Especially alcohol gifts! We feel the same way, and it actually isn’t too hard. Do you have people who care about ya? Domestic or international, living down the road or in Katmandu – just let them know about Tipple, and you’ve increased your chances. It’s great for you, and so easy for them. Being overseas is no longer an excuse to miss out on the gift giving.

Things to think about when sending gifts from overseas

When sending a gift – especially a same day delivery that marks a special occasion – you want it to go down without a hitch. Make sure you’ve nailed the following, and you’ll be just fine.

1) Know the (time) difference. Make sure you’re aware of what the time is in Australia when placing the order. Time zones are pesky, and many an international order through Tipple has been placed when we’re closed. We deliver from 12am to 11pm Monday, but you can still schedule a delivery at any time of the day and night.

2) Catch them at home. Make sure your recipients home/ at their office at the time the delivery is scheduled.

3) Make sure you have their current number. If they’re not around when our courier arrives we need to be able to get in touch with them to reschedule.

4) Make sure you’ve got the right address. People move and sometimes they don’t think to tell us. Make sure your mate hasn’t moved houses since last you sent them something.

5) Write a personal note at checkout. Not only is this the norm for gift giving – but your recipient may be pretty confused when they receive a present without a note. Besides, we’ve got cute cards that come with your gift too! So take the thanks, tell them who gave them the gift!

6) Check your email. If you’re sending gifts from overseas we won’t be able to call you if anything goes awry. Instead we’ll email you, so make sure you check it to see if everything goes as it should.

If you’ve sent or received present from Tipple from Australia or from overseas, we’d love to hear how you found the experience. We love being part of making special occasions great!

If you’re looking for a special gift to give to someone important – trust that we’ve got something they’d love.

Your Guide to Hosting an Adult Sleepover For Your Friends

Who doesn’t feel nostalgic for childhood sometimes?

Childhood was a wonderful responsibility-free time when hanging out was mostly about spending time with your friends. What activity you did wasn’t as important. Well, sleepovers were the epitome of childhood, and as such, hosting one is the easiest way to get transported back into that pre-adult life before responsibilities and bills, careers, and such. But an adult sleepover can have alcohol too, so it’s actually heaps better. Here’s how you make it a great one!

Be careful about who you invite

It’s so so easy to get loose in the invitation phase and invite a few people who might change the mood you’re trying to set for the night. Perhaps your sleepover plans are at the top of your mind when you bump into an acquaintance at a cafe, and before you know it you blurt out “Wanna come?” and immediately wanna kick yourself in the shins.

Remember, you really don’t have to invite everyone, it’s not your 4th grade birthday party. Don’t be mean about it obvi, but it’s fine to only invite your closest friends.

Boring adult sleepover logistics

Make sure you’ve got enough sleeping space/food/booze for everyone invited. If you don’t, ask people to bring their own. We can also pop by with cold drinks if you’re running low!

Consider the mood you want to set

Ask yourself these two questions:
How do I want people to feel during the sleepover?
How do I want them to feel after the sleepover?

Let the answers to these two guide your choices and you’re a long way towards nailing an adult sleepover.

Make it a little magical

Adult sleepovers should feel a little like regressing back to childhood. Check your worries at the door and chill the fuck out. Changing up your place a little can help your friends do this heaps faster. How? Hang those fairy lights that 14-year-old you flipped out over, and drag your mattress into the living room. Cover it in blankets and pillows and make a blanket fort.

Plan some entertainment

Every friend group is different, and we’re not gonna pretend like we know yours. But what we do know is that everyone needs some entertainment. Whether that’s board games, karaoke, drinking games, face masks, dancing, chats, video games, or movies all night – that’s up to you. Just make sure you’ve got ample options available to keep everyone happy.

Plan super easy foods and drinks (and a TON of it!)

No one wants to be in the kitchen when fun’s being had in the living room. Easy does it, so stock up on frozen pizzas, entertainer spring rolls, garlic bread, and all the crisps and chocolate in the known universe.

For drinks, think premixers, wine and beer, or perhaps even a jumbo bowl of punch! Running low on alcohol is the bane of any adult sleepover, so be the Host With the Most and order top ups until 11pm!

No adult sleepover is complete without breakfast mimosas

Your gang awakes in the morning, either smooth skinned and glowy from a night of pampering, or bleary-eyed and headachey from one too many tequila shots, to a MIMOSA BREKKIE! Yep, it’s the best and not very expensive. Your mimosas can even be delivered cold to your door, so you don’t have to worry about fridge space.

Have fun

The best way you can make sure your guests have fun is to have fun yourself, and don’t get too frustrated if plans change or if people chat through the movie. Hey, listen, you’ll knock it out of the park.

Tipple’s New Concierge Service: Drinks Catering Made Easy

Our new drinks catering service offers a curated drinks selection to suit any event and budget. The drinks are delivered cold, and the trash is removed. Step out of the driver’s seat, let us chauffeur your next event!