Give a Guru 10Press Release

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The Give a Guru story

Gifts are given every day for a range of reasons: from birthdays, to farewells and congratulations, gifts are a big part of our social lives. Yet for something so significant we often struggle to find the perfect something: a gift that’ll have a lasting impact on our loved ones or colleagues. Give a Guru was created to fill this gap and help everyone step-up their gift giving game.

Why give wine when you can give expertise? We’re launching with our ‘Spoil a Superhero’ competition because we all know there are parents out there who deserve a much-needed break.

Many years in the planning, Give a Guru was created to challenge the way we give gifts. Traditional knick-knack gifts are a thing of the past. Now with Give a Guru, you can give a Guru: a packaged specialised service of fixed price. We’ve got gift packages that provide advice, like an interior designer to help choose your wall colour, and gift packages that provide assistance, like a night nanny to soothe a newborn or toddler.

All of our Gurus have been carefully curated by hands-on founder Elizabeth Donat. She’s fussy about personal professional service, so only service providers who provide exceptional personal service have been selected; and where possible they’ll even come to you!

So if you’re looking for a gift they’ll really appreciate, simply visit, browse our Guru Gift Packages, purchase online and your giftee will receive details on how to arrange their guru service, where possible, at a time and place that suits them.

With Give a Guru, loved ones receive a professional, personalised service, tailored to their situation.

It’s gift giving with heart.

We’re celebrating the launch of Give a Guru with a ‘Spoil a Superhero’ competition. We invite everyone to nominate a parent who deserves a break to win a Half Day Nanny Package.


“We’re launching with a competition because by nominating someone to win a Give a Guru gift, we feel it really mirrors our service offering – we’re all about giving – giving the gift of time, freedom, or exceptional know-how. And who needs that more than parents?” says Give a Guru founder, Elizabeth Donat.

“Professional advice can make such a big difference in people’s lives. These days, many of us just don’t have the time or money to spend on life’s luxuries, but wouldn’t it be great if someone could buy it for us: as a gift. Plus, our Guru Packages are personalised to the needs to our giftees – think nanny services, home chefs and interior decorators,” says Donat.

“Give a Guru offers the chance to give a gift with a lot of thought. We’re carefully curating a list of Gurus (professionals) to make a big impact on the lives of your friends or colleagues. We’re starting with day and night nannies and will be sourcing more Gurus and releasing new Guru Gift Packages very soon. For now it’s just lucky Melbournites who can enter the competition and buy Guru Gift Packages,” adds Donat.

Give a Guru

Give a Guru was founded by Elizabeth Donat after she realised there was an opportunity to give gifts with a real impact. At present Elizabeth is curating 20-30 new services professionals to add to her list of Gurus and is looking to expand to Sydney soon.

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Phone: 1300 02 44 82



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