A welcome helping hand

I’m not one to ask for help. Actually, I hardly ever do it.  But sometimes, I just have to accept my limits.

The one thing I’m truly terrible at is keeping in touch, remembering birthdays and posting cards and gifts.

I feel terrible about this. I’d love to be one of those people who posted beautifully wrapped gifts and carefully selected cards that arrive just on time.

Sadly, I never will be. I just can’t do it.

So when I was given the opportunity to try out a service that takes the hassle out of sending gifts, I jumped at the chance.

Parcelgenie has an app that you can put on your phone. To send a little gift, you just select what you want to send, enter the phone number of the person and put in a message.

The recipient receives a text from you with your message, saying that you’re sending them a gift. They then text their address to parcelgenie for delivery.

This saves you the effort of having to find out someone’s address, buy a present, buy a card and post it.

I sent a little gift to an old friend who I don’t see nearly enough. I also sent one to my sister.

My sister is an owl hater. I don’t know why, but she’s just not an owl person. I sent these cute little chaps to her to try to cure her of her anti-owl tendencies.



I’m not sure she’s suddenly become pro-owl, but I think she liked the sentiment.

I love the idea of Parcelgenie. It’s a nice helping hand for me to become just a little bit less crap.

At the moment, you can only send small gifts with Parcelgenie. The advantage of this is that they all fit nicely through a letterbox. Ideal if the recipient is not at home.

For me, I’d love to see the option in the future to send larger gifts. It would be great to have an equally hassle free way to send a bottle of champagne or another large gift.

I hope that this will come in the future, because Parcelgenie are already expanding their service.

You no longer have to have a smartphone to use it, you can just text Parcelgenie to send a gift. You choose your gift from their website.

At the moment, your first text gift is half price.

I like the new texting service, it makes the concept available to a much wider market. I also love the fact that the company is growing and developing.

In the future, maybe they will be the solution to all my problems. Perhaps I won’t always be the disorganised one who always forgets to send a gift.

Maybe, just maybe.

Please note, I was given a couple of free gifts of my choice to send to people in return for an honest review of this service. All views, opinions, owl despising sisters and horrendous organisation skills are my own.



  1. July 25, 2015 / 11:57 am

    What a good idea! And I love the little owl gifts – what a strange thing to dislike!

    • monsterid July 26, 2015 / 11:04 pm

      Thank you Sarah. I agree, the owls look great and it they a weird thing to take exception to!

  2. July 27, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    I love the idea of this , what a brilliant service. I hope she was not too mad at you for sending her those cute owls when she has a phobia of them haha xx

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