Homegrown giving with Givopoly

I don’t know about you, but I always get a little rush when the doorbell rings unexpectedly and I’m greeted with a present. After all, who doesn’t love a present? With work, family, and other commitments sometimes it’s hard to get around to picking up that special something for someone, whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or even a holiday. You want to do it but you just seem to always run out of time. Sound about right? Well there is a solution to this – Givolopy!

An Ottawa Original

Givopoly.com is a one-stop shop for Ottawa gifts. They are a fast and friendly gift delivery service that works exclusively with locally owned businesses and provides 7 days a week gift delivery to Ottawa, Gatineau, Nepean, Gloucester, Orleans, Kanata, Riverside South, Findlay Creek, and Manotick. The dedicated team at Givopoly is working hard to help you save time and shop local. 

We’re all about supporting local, so that makes perfect sense to us! 

What is Givopoly?

Givopoly was founded in Ottawa, Ontario Canada in 2012 as a convenient way for thoughtful people and organizations to send gifts while supporting local entrepreneurs. Founders Susan Richards and Craig Hung had a vision to be the number one gifting service in Canada and beyond, but the real passion lies in how they planned to do it.  

Givopoly is inspired by the belief that when small business entrepreneurs collaborate they can generate extraordinary success.  Healthy communities have a strong local economy and small business provide the economic foundation for this well-being. 

For 3 years, Givopoly has partnered with more than 100 Canadian entrepreneurs to deliver a tremendous assortment of local gift ideas throughout Ottawa.  The service has been so well received that national expansion is now under way.

News: Givopoly has expanded and is now also serving Vancouver and Toronto!

There are a ton of gifts to choose from. Gifts are sorted into various categories by occasion, by gift type, by price, and even by business. Of course we are about food and drink and Givolopy has no shortage of that to choose from. Whether it’s a dozen custom cupcakes from the Cupcake Lounge, coffee from local roaster Happy Goat, fresh fruit bouquets designed by Fruit Couture, scones from the Scone Witch, or various foodie baskets that would tempt any palate, Givolopy has your back.

Gifts range from a bottle of Major Craig’s chutney at $8.50 all the way up to to a Scotteretti Dolce Vita electric scooter for $2252.00. Yes! You can purchase a Scooter for someone right from their site.

Things that I would buy with $50 from Givolopy:

A thank you box of cupcakes from Cupcake Lounge ($45). Image provided by Givopoly.

Urban Gourmet Local Foodie Gift Box
($40 plus as an added bonus Givolopy with donate $5 to the Ottawa Food Bank).  Image provided by Givopoly.

Spontaneous gift pack (A bottle of prestige, Domaine Perrault's Zanibel or Cabernet-Franc-Sabrevois wine completes a Truffle Treasures trio - a 9 piece box of truffles, plus two gourmet chocolate bars) ($47). Image provided by Givopoly.

Take note!

If you are a Givopoly customer and live within the greater Ottawa area*, Givolopy would love to deliver you a surprise Cupcake on your Birthday! You can choose from Regular, Nut Free, or Gluten Free & Nut Free, and we'll handle the rest.


What do you think? Does this all sound interesting and something you’d like to try out? Mother’s Day is around the corner and we’ve partnered with the good folks at Givolopy for a giveaway!

Enter our giveaway ($50 gift certificate) from April 26-30, 2016 for a chance to try the Givolopy experience for yourself or someone special to you.