Unboxing Noosa: Noosa Gift Co

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Unboxing is a social media trend – the art of filming the opening and unwrapping of a parcel. Carlie Wacker gets excited at the opening of an envelope, so we knew she was the right person to unbox a few of Noosa Gift Co’s hampers!

It is true, the sound of a delivery driver pulling up, the doorbell ringing, the receipt of a lovely parcel is thrilling to me so settling in to unbox a world of Noosa goodies is a dream come true.

Noosa Gift Co have curated bespoke, eco luxe gift boxes full of the finest products sourced from Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. This guarantees the lucky recipient will unbox a uniquely local experience and discover incredible businesses that call our region home. I am constantly surprised to discover new businesses doing innovative and cool things in my backyard – and you know by now that I also love surprises!

This is a special experience from the get-go. The box is SO Noosa. Every element of unboxing these hampers has been carefully considered. From the opening message declaring “Paradise Has Found You”to the branded stickers delicately securing the signature ocean swell print tissue paper designed by much-loved local artist Cass Deller;  what lies beneath makes my heart beat a little faster. Gosh, I love a parcel. 

Lifting the lid on The Hastings gives me immediate ‘G&Ts at First Point at Sunset’ vibes. The Noosa Gin by Fortune Distillery features bright playful Noosa icons encompassing beautiful small-batch botanical gin that pairs perfectly with the tonic water by the original soft drink producers, Wimmers. The cherry on top is, in this case, dried limes from Mary Valley Food Co that add the zest to your zippy little sunset sip. The gourmet salted nut mix from Nutworks round out what is one of the most popular boxes in Noosa Gift Co’s range. Bottoms up! 

Next in play is the Noosa Sunrise and I feel a warm Noosa hug as I open this treasure chest of morning rituals. Put the kettle on ‘cos the scent of the Sunny Coast tea blend with calendula, cinnamon and orange peel from Buderim Brews; First Batch Coffee’s Noosa Blend and the Suzie June drinking chocolate has me awake and ready to take on the day. Add Plastic Free Noosa reusable water bottles; High Noon organic zinc cream to keep your skin safe and happy; gourmet mixed salted nuts from Nutworks to fill your belly plus little gold balls of caramelised macadamia nuts by KOKOPOD and my heart is full. Caramelised balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil from Fat Hen Farm and Little May Pantry dukkha pair perfectly and the whole box screams “hello vacation in the best place in the world”. 

The Weekend Laguna is my next unboxing delight and this one is “good times and great weekend memories”. Savvy locals already know about Dingo Creek’s Little Cove Sparkling Wine that is the centrepiece of this box. Pop the bottle it’s time to party – the beverage selection includes Land & Sea’s First Point Pale Ale and Japanese Rice Lager teamed with a Goose On The Loose salami, Woombye Cheese Triple Cream Brie, Ugly Duck Quince paste and Silver Tongue Foods’ Smokey Sea Salt sourdough crackers. KOKOPOD’s orange and fennel dark grazing chocolate finishes offer this party in a box! 

I am putting my hand up to unbox anything else for Noosa Gift Co because every reveal contains the best of this place and Noosa has my heart. Noosa Gift Co – you have nailed the essence of Noosa in a gift box – I can smell the salty air and hear the water lapping the shoreline at Main Beach as soon as I open one of these precious packages! 

About the Author /


Carlie Wacker has worked in the media entertainment industry for over 20 years. From television to stage and radio she has been lucky enough to work her way around the whole country. Over the last 10 years she has styled and choreographed innovative fashion parades and talent shows and brings her love for fashion and entertainment as our Fashion Editor and Editor for Hello Sunshine Magazine. She is also an MC, voice-over artist and radio announcer.

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