How to Get Just About Anything Delivered Straight to Your Door
Stay home, stay safe—and get everything you want.
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These days, we aren’t leaving home all that much as we try to stay safe and contain the coronavirus pandemic. But, of course, we need food and other essentials to survive. And occasionally, we also find ourselves wanting the odd item—even if it’s technically not essential or it’s borderline indulgent. Maybe you realized you’re low on your pet’s favorite treats, that your supply of wine is about to run dry or that you’d simply like a fresh bouquet to add some cheer to your surroundings. You’d be surprised at just how much you can have delivered right now, and the best part is that a purchase provides you joy and supports a business.
Household essentials: GoPuff
If you’ve found yourself frustrated over the lack of toilet paper and cleaning supplies both online and at your local stores, don’t let the tears roll just yet. Nationwide delivery service GoPuff will bring those items—and many more household essentials—to your doorstep in under an hour. Yes, you read that right. We tried it and had 16 rolls of toilet paper in the house within 30 minutes. Just be aware that items are a bit more expensive than what you’d find in stores. GoPuff currently operates in 170-plus cities, and deliveries are available 24/7 in many of them. While you’re ordering, don’t forget to buy these household products that kill coronavirus.
Gourmet meal kits: Sun Basket
Those who enjoy cooking will appreciate the chef-caliber recipes, the high-quality produce and meats and the convenience of having all the ingredients you need measured and delivered via Sun Basket. The service provides vegetarian, pescatarian and meat options, the ability to order for two or four people and lots of extra items you can add to your order, like cuts of meat, organic produce and snacks.
Premade meals: Freshly
On the other hand, if you’re not all that into cooking and prefer the ol’ microwave technique, Freshly is the meal-delivery service for you. All meals are prepared by their chefs and just need to be heated up, which means that dinner’s ready in literally three minutes.
Premium wines: Winc
You may feel like you’re breaking all the rules by having wine delivered to your door, but Winc is a legit delivery service. Its curated selection of wines is packaged carefully and shipped straight to you, ensuring you’ve got the option to sip on something lovely after a long day. Someone 21 or older must sign for the delivery. Now that you’re stocked up, make sure you’re storing your wine the right way.
Booze and all the fixings: Drizly
Instead of (or in addition to) wine, consider having your favorite spirits dropped off on your doorstep. Drizly drivers will usually have your order to you within an hour, and you can even get drink extras like soda, juice and snacks. Need some inspiration? You’ll love these classic cocktail recipes.
Customized garden: Seedsheet
Warm weather calls for more backyard time, so make sure you’ve got a project to work on. If you’ve got a green thumb or want to see if you’ve got what it takes to start a garden, Seedsheet offers a unique approach. You essentially design a “sheet”—ideal for raised beds or prepared soil—with your preferred herbs or vegetables. The sheet is then laid over soil and will yield a nutritious harvest when tended to with water and sunlight. These are the easiest foods to grow at home during quarantine.
Pet food, treats and supplies: I and Love and You
I and Love and You is based in Boulder, Colorado, and specializes in healthy pet food. The company provides an assortment of options to choose from for both cats and dogs, including raw and human-grade food. Additionally, you can purchase treats, chews and meal enhancers. Psst! Fido will love these homemade dog treats, too.
Quality paint: Backdrop Home
Backdrop Home has redefined the way we paint our homes and is proof that you don’t have to put that painting project off any longer. The company has curated a selection of 50 gorgeous premium interior paints and will deliver as much as you need within two business days. Before you grab the brushes, read the best-kept secrets of professional painters.
Eco-friendly feminine hygiene: Rael
Running off to the store or pharmacy at the last minute to pick up feminine-hygiene items is a thing of the past. Countless delivery services exist, including Rael, which boasts an entire collection of eco-friendly menstrual care. Items include organic cotton tampons, pads, and liners, feminine wipes and even period-proof panties.
K-Beauty skin care: Soko Glam
South Korea isn’t just known for its innovative beauty formulations and unique ingredients. It’s also beloved for products that are often quite affordable and that offer a fun user experience. Soko Glam is a one-stop destination for all things K-Beauty, so go wild. At the very least, pick up a sunscreen! Here’s how to use coconut oil for skin care.
Beautiful bouquets: The Bouqs Co.
Whether you want to brighten up your place, send a surprise bouquet to a friend or are shopping for someone’s birthday or a holiday, The Bouqs Co. has you covered. This flower-delivery company enlists local florists to source stems and create the bouquets, making it a collaborative effort that supports local businesses, too. FYI, these flower arranging tips come straight from the pros.
Potted plants: Bloomscape
Another way to add a little life to your home (literally) is to purchase a potted plant. Bloomscape offers a wide variety, ranging from cacti to succulents to trendy tropicals. One of the coolest things about the company is that it provides the services of a botanical “plant mom,” who can answer all your plant-related questions, whether it’s which plants are safe for your pets or why your plant’s leaves are browning along the edges. Got a brown thumb? Consider these houseplants anyone can grow.
Luxe gift boxes: Box Fox
Searching for the perfect gift? Peruse the gorgeous selection at Box Fox. Each box is carefully curated according to a theme—like Domestic Goddess, Breakfast in Bed, or Stay Well. In lieu of being able to be with the person you’re gifting, Box Fox boxes are a great way to celebrate from afar. If you’re looking for a gift that keeps on giving (literally), check out these great subscription boxes for foodies.
Cross-stitch kit: Amazon
They say that if you’re bored, you’re boring. We don’t know if that’s necessarily true, but we do know that there’s always time for a project that’ll busy your mind or hands. Cross-stitching affords you both, and Amazon has an assortment of kits that provide you with everything you need to complete the task.
All things handmade and crafty: Etsy
Founded in 2005, Etsy is your one-stop online destination for all things handmade or craft-oriented. Peruse artisan-crafted goods and vintage finds, pick up seeds for your herb garden, or buy everything you need to DIY your own necklace, chocolates, or watercolor painting.