afloat: gifting on-demand 4+

local gifting on-demand


Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 50 Ratings
    • Free



afloat is a gifting marketplace that connects users with local businesses to provide same-day, curated gifting.

Need to send a gift in a pinch, and want it to be meaningful for the recipient? That’s what we’re here for!

Want to support local and still have the convenience of same-day delivery? We got you.
We are a mobile gifting app connecting communities with the local business that they love. In the afloat marketplace, users can shop for gifts from local stores they trust, love, and want to support… and have it delivered for a seamless and meaningful gifting experience for both the giver and receiver.

At your fingertips, you can give gifts, support local businesses and reinforce relationships. Better yet, afloat makes these things easy and enjoyable, and then everyone reaps the real-life reward of doing good and feeling good. Whether it’s celebrating an engagement, a baby, giving a teacher gift, or sending some support for a breakup or while a friend is stuck at home… the app will help you keep everyone afloat.

afloat brings communities together by recognizing and reinforcing the value and importance of relationships.

We celebrate relationships between our users and the local businesses that they love through gifting, because the act of giving shows love, appreciation, and connection. It really feels good to give!

afloat is a space to celebrate the most important and valuable part of life — relationships and connection.

afloat is free to download and use. We encourage our retail partners to match prices with their in-person experiences.

What’s New

Version 7.5.2

Bug fixes and minor improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
50 Ratings

50 Ratings

cmwf81 ,

Where has this been all my life - amazing!!

I’m terrible about asking for help, and when I realize I might need some, trying to figure out who to ask just seems like another task. Afloat makes it SO easy! I’ve already set up groups with the moms in each grade at my children’s school, my family, various friend groups, church group, and book club. Everyone said the same thing - where has this been all my life! Family/friend going through a rough time? Afloat can help (sooo much better and more personal than meal trains that end up being more overwhelming than helpful).
Have a kiddo pick-up SOS? Afloat can help.
Forgot to pick up pipe cleaners for a school project? Afloat can help. Crappy day & just need a little pick-me-up? Afloat can help. Running late for everything & don’t want to feed your kids from a drive through for dinner tonight? Afloat can help. I could keep going, but you get the picture.
I also love that you can send requests out to the larger community if you’re out of town & don’t know where to go to ask for help when you (or someone you know) might need it - or answer requests from people outside your groups if you want to just make someone’s day. What a wonderful and easy way to spread a little kindness!! LOVE it!!

Developer Response ,

YOU are amazing!!! Thank you so much for this feedback — we love our users because of their big hearts, kindness, and support — and that is YOU! Thank you!

IdgyFrenna ,

Just the app we need

I love this app! Everyone needs help. And everyone wants to help. afloat makes it easy to request an afloat (meal, favor, care, service, beverage, etc) and post it to their private group. I created a group for my cousins (there are thirty of us!). Highly recommend for anyone who wants an easy way to connect and help the people they care about.

buzzing in KC ,

I’ve needed this app for years!!!

I love being thoughtful and sending meaningful gifts to my friends but I literally don’t have the time for it! afloat is making me look like the greatest friend of all time! I pick out a beautiful gift (they wrap it for me!) and it gets delivered same day! Are you kidding?! I’m obsessed!

App Privacy

The developer, afloat, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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