Here at YOU we believe you can rely on the feeling you get when receiving something in the post. The sound of your letterbox gently swinging on its hinges followed by the soft patter of a parcel landing on your door mat – perfection.
One thing you can’t rely on, however, is being home when the postal worker calls, and we know from experience that the dreaded red slip deflates joy like no other. So what should you do when you want to send presents to your nearest and dearest, but don’t want to send them to the deceptively slow collection lines at the Post Office?
We went on the hunt for letterbox gifts that you can send across the country, directly though the front door – and we found some absolute gems.
Here are nine of our very favourites for any occasion…
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.
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.
Wee Whiskey Letterbox Gift
This nifty little gift from M&S means that you can treat someone to a tipple from a distance with no breakage in sight. Again, you can add your personal message at the checkout, and the bottle comes nestled beside nuts and truffles to enjoy alongside the spirit.
Cheese and Biscuits
Sign us up! Cheese boards are never a bad idea, especially when they arrive on a doormat in miniature form. This box comes with everything they need for a fuss-free cheesy evening, right down to the crackers and chutney.
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).
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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? Puzzle your pals, surprise a foodie or accessorise a loved one with one of the huge plethora of options at Postboxed. Their vast selection and free colourful printed gift-wrapping mean that this letterbox gift will put a smile on anyone’s face.
Feature by Laurie Petrucci