This year, we’ve all been separated from loved ones, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still let them know we care. And what better way to do that than with letterbox gifts – that’s a present that’s been packaged to perfectly fit straight through their front door?
Not only are there few things more joyous than finding something that isn’t a bill lying in wait on your doormat, if your recipient is out during the day, there’s no risk of the dreaded ‘sorry we missed you’ slip with these clever solutions – their gift will be lying in wait to brighten their day on their return.
So we’ve hunted high and low for the best letterbox gifts that you can send across the country, directly though the front door – and we found some absolute gems. Whether it’s a loved one’s birthday, you want to send a friend a little pick-me-up just ’cause, or you fancy receiving a little ‘to me, from me’ present to yourself (extremely justified behaviour right now), there’s a letterbox-sized solution for all your lockdown gifting dilemmas.
41 of the best letterbox gifts for all occasions
Jewel + the Gang
Jewel and the Gang is the monthly charm subscription that delivers exclusively designed, hand-carved charms directly through your letterbox. Simply choose between receiving white or yellow gold charms (all are cast in brass and plated in 14ct gold) and in your first box you can choose to add a chain to thread your charm collection onto. Boxes are just £15 a go with free delivery (or £150 for the year), plus every month a number of 10ct gold ‘lucky’ charms worth £300-£500 will be sent out at random, giving subscribers something extra special to look forward to. Shipping starts from January 2021; sign up for pre-order now.
Send a Negroni
The perfect pick-me-up present in a box, Send a Negroni does exactly what it say on the tin – for just £10 (including delivery) they’ll send a ready to drink sealed negroni and a postcard with your personalised message on it to your friend most in need of cocktail hour. This would also make the perfect socially distanced Secret Santa present.
BakedIn’s Bread Club will deliver you everything you need to make their bread of the month – November’s bread is a mouth-watering looking garlic and rosemary focaccia – all in a slim letterbox-sized parcel. Individual kits are £10.99 or it’s £7.50 per month for an annual subscription.
In a drinks industry first, Bullards Spirits have created Eco-Refill Pouches for their whole collection of award-winning Norfolk-produced gins and yep, you guessed it, they’ll slide nicely through the letterbox.
Founded just this year, SuppyDrop create themed gift boxes: birthdays, thank you, pampering, or our favourite, the ‘no reason’ box. Their Littles Collection creates smaller letterbox-sized versions of their bigger boxes, and they’re the perfect ‘just because’ sort of gift.
Stirrd pride themselves on their ‘proper fudge’ and ‘good-for-the-soul treats’ that they post through your door in letterbox-friendly packaging. A one-time purchase is £12.99 or you can go for one of their monthly subscription packages, where you can look forward to delights such as Chocolate S’mores Fudge or Sunflower & Pumpkin Seed Brittle every month.
Zing Flowers have a small but beautiful collection of letterbox flowers that have been expertly curated for their longevity and hardiness, all at very reasonable prices – we particularly love the wild-looking Letterbox Medley.
Perfect for sending to the friend you’re most missing having happy hour with, NIO (Needs Ice Only) is the premium ready-to-drink cocktail brand. With boxes from £19.50, simply choose which cocktails you’d like included (all the greats are there: negroni, margarita, cosmopolitan et al, plus some signature mixes, too) and await the huge gushing thank you you’ll no likely receive from your cocktail-sipping buddy.
The Cornish Hamper Store
A real Cornish cream tea that fits through the letterbox? Yeah, we thought it was the best news we’d heard all day, too. There are so many options, too, from a personal cream tea for one to gluten-free and savoury options.
Marks & Spencer
Did you know that even good old Marks do a fantastic range of letterbox flowers? Arriving in bud so your recipient can enjoy the maximum amount of bloom time, prices start around £22. There’s even a novelty letterbox Christmas tree – with lights!
Put A Sock In It
Launching this December, get ahead of the curve and be one of the first to sign up for a monthly delivery of fun unisex socks, straight through you letterbox. Just choose whether you prefer illustrated or contemporary designs, and Put A Sock In It will send you 1-2 pairs of socks featuring designs by independent designers, illustrators and artists.
One for the stationary addicts out there, Papergang is a monthly stationary subscription box, but you can also gift a one-off to an equally stationary-obsessed friend in need of a pick me up (or some new pens).
Pause For Mind
Brought to you by Mind, the mental health charity, Pause is a subscription service where, for £7.50 a month, they’ll send you (or a friend) a letterbox-sized parcel containing an activity or gift designed to encourage creativity, relaxation, a new skill or simply offer a moment of calm, offering you a chance to put aside daily stresses and chores to focus on your wellbeing. By subscribing to Pause, you’re donating to Mind’s vital work supporting anyone experiencing mental health problems.
Who can deny that chocolate would make the BEST post to receive, ever. Love Cocoa’s letterbox gifts are made for surprising family and friends – plus their bars are free from palm oil, refined sugar and gluten and they’re ethically sourced – and the packaging is oh so chic.
Bloom and Wild
Stepping in when the receiver may have stepped out, Bloom and Wild send their flower arrangements in thin cardboard rectangles to ensure that the bouquet makes it through the door safely, putting a blooming wonderful spin on an old classic.
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
Sign us up! Cheese boards are never a bad idea, especially when they arrive on the doormat just in time for cheese o’clock (which is always, FYI). Butlers’ letterbox cheeseboards come complete with a hard, blue and soft cheese along with a jar of Wilkins & Sons Gooseberry chutney and Peter’s Yard crackers – everything you need for the perfect cheesy feast.
Yes they can send you a letterbox-sized package full of delicious, quality olives, but what we’re really interested in here is the £24.95 pizza kit. It comes with everything you need to make mouthwatering pizzas, from Caputo 00 flour and dried yeast for the base, to the rich tomato pasata and infused oils to top it with and even a pizza cutter to slice up your creation. Better than any takeaway, hands down.
Biscuiteers are known for their perfectly hand-iced delicious biscuits and they have a range of designs available to be shipped straight to a loved one’s letterbox, from ‘gym bunny‘ (complete with biscuit dumbbells and leggings) to ‘bee happy‘ (which comes with two biscuity busy bees). All will arrive in a signature illustrated Biscuiteers’ box.
Supplying a huge range of food and drink letterbox gifts, BoroughBox is a one stop shop for foodie gifts and treats. Known for connecting customers with thousands of the best independent food and drink businesses in the country, look for the Vegan Snacks Letterbox Taster and Gluten Free Luxury Brownie Box.
Cartwright & Butler
Purveyor of fine foods and luxury hampers, their range of ‘Thinking of You Gifts’ include a variety of gift boxes that will slide straight through your recipient’s letterbox. From the Good Morning box to the Share a Treat box, the stylish grey gift boxes contain a variety of quality tea, coffee, biscuits and fudge.
If you’re looking for a beautifully-designed and packaged themed letterbox gift, this is your place. The Birthday Gift Set contains a Chocolate Society bar, body balm, soap block and fragranced tea lights, while the Pamper Gift Set encloses salted butter caramel chocolate, bath salts, a pink clay face mask, tea lights and a soap bar.
Letter Box Hamper
Letter Box Hamper do exactly what you’d think – food-filled hampers crammed into streamlined letterbox-sized packaging. There are loads of themed options to chose from; highlights include the Coffee Lover, Best of the North, Healthy and Wellness and Chilli Lover.
Sweets in the Post
A sweet gift for a sweet friend? Sweets in the Post allows you to choose from eight different combinations of sweets, neatly packaged and posted inside a personalised box along with a gift card.
If your giftee has more of a sweet tooth, Cake Nest send personalised, letterbox gift baked goods to brighten up their day in the spongiest way. From cakes to cake balls, cupcakes to cake cards, each item from this family-owned business is handmade and delicately delivered. All they need now is a strong cup of tea…
Take ‘I’ll get this round’ to the next level and order a whole bottle of wine to your recipient’s letterbox. With its novel bottle shape and personalised label design, Intervino can deliver a full 750ml bottle of wine through a letterbox when you may not be able to – in white, red or rosé, according to their preference.
Ruby & Freddie’s
With Ruby & Freddie’s, you can send a cuddly collection of newborn gifts with no worries about the new parents being able to get to the door. From a brand new babygrow to a selection of socks, you can make sure your present slips right through the letterbox (without disturbing nap time).
Let them know you’re thinking of them on a big day and add a spin on the conventional ‘good luck’ wishes or ‘well done’ note with Morse Toad’s chocolate cards. Choose from one of their preset witty puns or create a parcel with your own message.
Still not found the perfect present? Postboxed have a variety of letterbox-sized options, but we particularly love the idea of their mystery boxes. Full of goodies always worth more than what you pay, boxes range from the small £20 option to the luxury £90. Chose whether your box is destined for him, her, a couple or kids, plus Postboxed’s free colourful printed gift-wrapping means that this letterbox gift will put a smile on anyone’s face.
Whether you know someone who has just taken up running as a new hobby or they’re a seasoned tarmac-pounder, runners of all levels will love this. The box includes 10 stretch cards for pre- and post-run, a sachet of Pip and Nut peanut butter (perfect for a pre-run snack or breakfast), yoghurt covered raisins (ideal for a mid-run nibble), a berry and oat bar (great for slow-releasing energy) and two sachets of 100 per cent pure Epsom salts for that evening bath.
Flowerbe is an artisan flower delivery service specialising in curated seasonal flower boxes. Their Special Edition Cover Botanical Flower Boxis just £14.95 and so sweet. Chose from either colourful or natural, your mini posy selection will contain eucalyptus to stimulate, rosemary to energise and lavender to relax.Just lovely.
Say it with brownies with this exceptional variety box of 12 brownies by Lola’s Cupcakes. Looking utterly delicious and like the best post we could ever wish for, for £33 you can send a self-isolating friend a variety of flavours (one for every mood) from original to red velvet and salted caramel.
Honestly, what says ‘I care’ more than a box of delicious fresh pasta? Pasta Evangelists’ Pasta Care Package contains everything needed to create three pasta recipes (choose from vegetarian, meaty or mixed), along with easy to follow instructions. Even better, they’ve teamed up with AgeUK to donate £5 from every box sold to tyumbleshe charity.
For all the chocoholics out there, this has got to be the ultimate gift. A personalised box with your name on it (so everyone knows it’s yours!) filled with no less than a whopping 27 delicious bars of Cadburys chocolate. All you’re left with is the daily dilemma of whether to go for a Dairy Milk, Twirl, Crunchie, Dairy Milk Caramel or Double Decker. Decisions, decisions…
Or why not show a key worker in your life you care by sending them a Personalised Thank You NHS Chocolate Charity Card – just £9.99, all profits are donated to NHS Charities Together.
The Koalaty Bakery Co.
Who doesn’t love a brownie? Opt for this vegan brownie and blondie box from The Koalaty Bakery Co. and you’ll win yourself instant best friend points. There are so many delicious options ranging from Oreo, Lotus Biscoff and peanut butter brownies to raspberry & white chocolate, lemon drizzle and apple & cinnamon blondies. Yes. Please.
Find birthday cards a bit boring? This will whet your appetite – a card you can eat! Yumbles’ Yummycards are handmade cake slices that conveniently fit through a letterbox and come decorated with a ‘Happy Birthday’ sticker atop (plus a gift card with a personal message). Choose from intense vanilla sponge, chocolate or rich brandied fruitcake. Delicious.
This sweet gift from jewellery and accessory brand Lisa Angel is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face – it contains a ceramic heart-shaped trinket dish, wooden rainbow badge, silver-plated crystal-studded rainbow pendant necklace and ceramic cloud hanging decoration.
Give the gift of a quiet moment with Bookishly’s ‘Classic Book And Hot Drink Letterbox Gift’. Chose your loved one’s favourite classic book (or one you know they’ll love to read) and a luxury tea or freshly ground roasted coffee and Bookishly will throw in a free bookmark and ship it straight to their (or your) door. A real treat for bookworms, Bookishly’s Wordsworth Editions feature exclusively designed dust jackets.
First 4 Hampers
First 4 Hampers are the go-to online destination for luxurious, bursting hampers, but they also have a wonderful range of letterbox gifts, delightfully called Penny Post Hampers. We love the look of the Gingers Rule box – full of spicy, gingery goodness such as Real Good Food Co Crystallised Ginger, Mrs Bridges Orange Marmalade with Ginger and Bon Bons Gourmet Dark Chocolate Ginger Fudge. Yum-my.
Birth Flower Seed Box
Make a birthday extra special with this personalised gift box, which comes with seeds to grow your very own birth flower plant, plus a personalised slate engraved with the recipient’s name and birthday to hang in their flourishing garden.
Emergency Gin And Tonic
Sometimes only gin can fix a problem and in those moments, an emergency gin and tonic box makes the perfect present. Great to let a friend know you’re thinking of them, inside the box you’ll find a mini bottle of classic Gordon’s gin, a delicious bar of Cocoa Loves gin and tonic flavoured 70 per cent dark chocolate and a tin of Gin & Tonic flavoured lip balm.
Launching on 11 May, LUSH are introducing three new letterbox Hand Care Kits, featuring exclusive and bestselling soap and hand care products to stave off dry and cracked hands. We particularly love the look of the Clean & Calm Hand Care Kit, which, for £27, contains a bar of LUSH’s 13 Soap Unlucky for Dirt (a recently relaunched soap with antibacterial and antiviral properties of oregano oil), Sleepy soap, Tiny Hands solid hand serum, Dream Cream and Lemony Flutter Cuticle Butter. Letterbox gifts don’t come much better than this!