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Website review: Giftflick

It’s that time of year again; it’s getting dangerously close to December 25, you’re wrapping up your last week at work, and you certainly don’t have the brain capacity to think of wrapping presents too. With all the chaos and Christmas mayhem, who do you turn to to make this time of year a Christmas breeze, rather than a Christmas blow-up? Introducing GiftFlick, the new one-stop-shop for all us last second shoppers.

The app offers a range of quirky, fun and useful gifts (the sock subscription was my top pick), but if you think this is simply an app to replace Christmas love for laziness and impersonalisation, you’re wrong. The team at GiftFlick ensure the app is also a warm and fuzzy one. There are plenty of card options, with messages to be written within. You can pick the colour you would like your gift wrapped, even down to the gorgeous bow that will hug it tight. And if that’s not sweet enough, you can also sign it with a video. My experience with the app was a pleasant, simple and intuitive one. Particularly, as the app is segmented into four useful categories.
 
For Him: Men can be, at times, hard to buy for. Some want practical gifts (socks, undies and alcohol will do), but some want a little more. Luckily, GiftFlick has it all. They’ve taken practical to the next level, with options to purchase a pallet of Mi Goreng Noodles, a three, six or 12 month subscription of socks, and a beer subscription. If these gifts all sound too familair, why not buy an experience, like an In Home Stand-up Comedy Set, or an Absinthe Ritual in Fitzroy? Whatever it is, these gifts are sure to crack a smile upon ripping open.
 
For Her: And what would she like? A Three Month Knicker Subscription would certainly be appreciated, as would 12 Sessions at Bootcamp Training. Although personally I’d love to receive a session in a Flotation Tank & Sauna, a Vegetable Patch, or Hangover Tea. Just sayin’.
 
Totally Unique: We've all got that one friend or family member who's impossible to buy for. And yes, it's a bloody nightmare to deal with. Luckily, GiftFlick has you covered with their dizzying array of totally unique gifts that'll satisfy the stocking of even the fussiest Grinch. How about a personal message painted onto a street art mural in one of Melbourne's most famous laneways, or even send a stand-up comedian to their house for a private show.
 
Priceless: More often than not, the best Christmas gifts aren't material objects at all. GiftFlick has got you sorted here, offering a range of artfully designed vouchers to be gifted and redeemed. Why not take your mate out for brunch at their favourite spot, or plant a tree in your sister's honour? But that's just the tip of the iceberg: offer an idea, permission to sleep in, a full-body massage, or re-enact the pottery scene from Ghost. If it's good enough for Patrick Swayze, it's good enough for you.