Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Review: Parcelgenie

I've seen a few reviews of Parcelgenie on various blogs over the past few weeks and was intrigued by the idea, so when I saw a shout. Out on Twitter that they were looking for more bloggers to review the service, I leapt at the chance. I was given a code to receive a free parcel and all I had to do was install the free app on my phone ( they have apps for iPhone and Android), choose my gift and confirm my delivery details.

Now ordinarily you would send the gift to a friend but I needed to be able to take photos so on this occasion I treated myself... and there's nothing to say you can't do the same. How it works is thus: you select a gift (prices range from £2.75 to £14.99 and include postage), enter your friend's mobile number, they receive a text asking them to confirm their delivery address and the gift is sent out. I placed my order on Friday morning and my parcel arrived in the post on Monday morning.

Here's what came out of the box that arrived:


Want to know what I got? Yeah, so did I! One of the few upsides to having a memory as terrible as mine is that I had completely forgotten what I had ordered so got a real surprise when I opened the parcel.

Parcelgenie 2

Parcelgenie cake pops

Inside was a cute box and in the cute box were six cake balls. I'd never tried cake balls before and that's why I chose them. They were delicious (and had me Googling cake ball recipes after eating the first one). If they had been a gift from someone I would have been delighted to receive them.

Gifts range from jewellery to edible treats to bath salts so there's something for everyone and you can send the gifts for any reason: birthday, new baby, random Tuesday. To find out more, download the app from the iPhone App Store or the Google Play store.  You can get 30% off until late June with the code 3BBCB4.


  1. That was a true treat indeed - those chocolates look yummy! Thanks for the discount code :). I wonder if they ship internationally - the Parcelgenie website does not indicate where all you can send things too :(.

  2. You can tweet them on @Parcelgenie - they're good at responding!