I'm a good present buyer - under normal circumstances that is. I love buying presents for people and I get as much joy from giving gifts as receiving them. But there are some people that are almost impossible to buy for. My friend Gina for instance. She is allergic to fragrances and perfumes which pretty much knocks out a whole Christmas gift category. So much so that I just ask her to give me a list of a few things that she likes and I'll pick one of them.
When I was presented with the idea of the Smartbox Voucher boxes I immediately thought of her. Rather than a gift certificate, this is a slightly different concept and one that will solve most of your gift giving dilemmas. There are 7 different ranges to choose from: Temptations for Two, Table for Two, Unique Escapes, Wine Getaways, Adventure, Extreme and Serenity. Each has between 50 and 100 things to choose from and they're split between NSW and Victorian locations.
Each box has a certificate inside as well as a comprehensive colour catalogue of all the offers so the lucky recipient can choose any of them. So instead of giving a department store gift voucher that is only valid in the store itself, you choose a theme that they may like be it Wine Getaways, Adventure or Temptations for Two and they can choose which particular establishment takes their fancy. Each box is priced differently from the Temptations for Two at $69.95, to the Adventure for $99.95 to the Extreme for $349.95.
Thanks to the lovely people at Smartbox, I'm giving away two of these Smartbox voucher boxes! And the two kinds I have today are food related of course:
Temptations for two ($69.95) which has 60 tasting temptations for two people across New South Wales and Victoria! These include cupcake experiences at Sparkle Cupcakery, dinner with wine at Baroque Bistro, Fondue and Martinis at the Victoria Room, cheese tastings, beer tastings and well, the list goes on!
Table for Two ($129.95) which has 50 tasting temptations for two people across New South Wales and Victoria! These include dinner for two at Jonah's Whale Beach, Restaurant Atelier, Perama or La Brasserie among others.
To win one of these Smartboxes, all you have to do is the following. Remember the seven ranges that they currently have: Temptations for Two, Table for Two, Unique Escapes, Wine Getaways, Adventure, Extreme and Serenity? All you have to do is think of a new range! For example I suggested an "Urban Princess" range which would be full of pampering, afternoon teas and chocolate tastings.
* *Add your entry via a comment to this story. You can enter once daily as long as your answer is different. This competition is open to Australian residents only.
*The Lucky Winners of the Smartbox Experiences Vouchers are:
Vicki B. of Sydney**
George C. of ACT*
This competition finishes midnight AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on the 25th of January, 2010.
Best of luck!