Letterbox gifts have been a saving grace during the coronavirus pandemic. At a time when we haven’t been able to see friends and family face-to-face, sending them a pick-me-up through the post has been a nice way to show our loved ones we’re thinking of them.
And with lockdown restrictions set to last for another couple of weeks, that’s a trend that’s set to continue. Whether you want to brighten someone’s day, give them something to keep them busy or shower them with love, there are plenty of different letterbox gifts available to choose from.
Not only does buying a letterbox gift replace the process of ordering a gift, wrapping it up and posting it with a few simple clicks, it also makes the gift-giving process a lot speedier, making it perfect for when you want to send someone a little pick-me-up at the end of a tough week.
There’s also no need to ‘warn’ your friend or family member that there’s a parcel coming for them in the post; the compact nature of these gifts means they can just be slipped through the letterbox without anyone having to knock, meaning your gift can remain a surprise up to the point when it arrives on their doorstep.
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And just because letterbox gifts need to be relatively compact, doesn’t mean there aren’t a variety of options available. As you’ll see in our round-up below, you can treat your loved ones to everything from letterbox-sized bottles of wine to full bouquets of flowers.
So without further ado, here’s our edit of the best letterbox gifts to brighten a loved one’s day during lockdown and beyond.
The best letterbox gifts to send in 2021
Mood Board Boutique Luscious Leaf Paint By Numbers Kit
This grown-up paint by numbers kit by Mood Board Boutique is the perfect gift for someone who loves to get creative and try new things. It’s also a great option if you’re looking for a gift that’ll help someone relax and unwind.
£3 from each purchase goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support, so you can shop in the knowledge that your gift is doing good.
Silly Greens Micro Herbs Box
Who doesn’t love freshly grown herbs? This box from Silly Greens not only provides just that, but it also gives the receiver the opportunity to rear their own home-grown produce – perfect for that green-fingered friend who’s short on space.
Silly Greens is based on a subscription model so you’ll have to treat your friend to at least three boxes to get started (all of which comes under one payment), but because there’s no commitment you can cancel straight afterwards if you want to.
Bunches Gabriella Letterbox Flowers
This eye-catching bouquet of pastel tulips from online florist Bunches will help to brighten the dark days of January.
Shipped in a purpose-made letterbox package and sent in bud (so they’ll bloom once they arrive), they’re sure to add a touch of colour to any home.
Grace & Kin The Golden Celestial Gift Set
There are few gifts more thoughtful than a special piece of jewellery – not only can it help you feel more put together but wearing a piece of jewellery gifted to you by another person can evoke memories of your time together.
That’s why we love this gift set from independent jewellery brand Grace & Kin so much. With its delicate designs and matching earrings and necklace, this set is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who receives it.
BloomPost Plant Puzzle
If you’re looking for a gift that will help them to take their mind off of things, try this letterbox puzzle from BloomPost.
Not only is it made up of 1000 pieces (meaning it’ll take them a while to solve), the eye-catching, brightly-coloured illustration produced upon completion of the puzzle can be displayed as an art print to be enjoyed for as long as they wish.
Lush Regeneration Perfume Gift Set
Made up of four perfume with ingredients to “regenerate people, planets or wildlife”, this gift set from Lush’s new ‘perfume library’ is a seriously luxurious letterbox gift.
With scents including rose, geranium and lemon and patchouli, black pepper and vanilla, this unique combination of fragrances is a treat for the senses.
BoroughBox Pavoña Sauvignon Blanc
Wine through the letterbox? Don’t mind if we do!
Whether your friend has something to celebrate or you simply want to brighten their evening, this full-size, letterbox-friendly wine bottle from BoroughBox is a great place to start.
By Moon & Tide Calligraphy Personalised Beginners Set
Perfect for the crafty friend in your life, this personalised beginners calligraphy set from By Moon & Tide Calligraphy comes with everything they’ll need to get started with this popular art form.
As well as receiving a quick start guide and some tips to get them started, this kit also comes with a secret code which will give the receiver access to over 100 printable worksheets.
Bloom & Wild The Fern
You really can get anything through the post these days – as this beautiful letterbox fern from online florist Bloom & Wild proves.
Not only does it come with a pop-up pot for them to display their plant in, but it also comes with a selection of care tips to help the receiver make the most of their fern once it arrives.
Honeywell Biscuit Co. Garden Focaccia Bread Kit
As a craft kit and foodie gift in one, this focaccia baking kit from Honeywell Biscuit Co. really ticks all the boxes.
This kit comes with all the dried ingredients your loved one (or yourself, if you fancy a treat) needs to make their very own focaccia art – all they need to do is add a few store cupboard essentials and some fresh ingredients of their choosing.
NIO Cocktails Sour Box
Take the fuss out of homemade cocktails with this letterbox-sized selection from NIO cocktails.
Their uniquely-shaped cocktail packages make enjoying a drink easier than ever – we like the sound of the sour selection, but there are plenty of other flavours to choose from, including classics such as a cosmopolitan or margarita. The build your own box function is handy if you know your friend’s favourite flavours, too.
Biscuiteers Cacti and Succulent Biscuits
Famous for their beautifully-iced biscuits which taste as good as they look, Biscuiteers’ range of letterbox gifts has something for everyone.
We love these adorable succulent biscuits, perfect for the houseplant lover in your life. And to make things extra special, Biscuiteers offer a bunch of letterbox-sized add-ons (including letterbox cocktails) so you can really personalise your gift.
Hazel & Blue Mindful Gift Set
Give the gift of calm with this carefully-curated mindful gift set from Hazel & Blue.
Perfect for that friend who needs a reminder to relax, this gift set is packed with a bunch of relaxing eco-friendly treats including natural bath salts and a botanical-scented room spray.
Cake Or Death Letterbox Brownies
When are brownies not necessary? That’s the real question. But, should you feel particularly generous and fancy gifting a friend a box of delightfully fudge-y and incredibly decorated baked goods, you should consider ordering from Cake or Death.
Founded by Katie Cross in 2019 and based in east London (but shipping nationwide, don’t worry), Cake or Death offer boxes of everything from Biscoff flavoured brownies to raspberry caramel blondies. They’re all vegan with the majority also being gluten-free. Buy a box of six as a one-off or treat someone to a monthly subscription. And yes, there’s a Christmas selection box available too.
Purdy & Figg Hand Sanitiser Gift Set
Transform an everyday activity into a luxury experience with these scented hand sanitisers from the independent sanitiser brand Purdy & Figg.
Founded two years ago in response to the lack of naturally made hand sanitisers on the market, Purdy & Figg’s sanitisers are made from 70% pharmaceutical grade alcohol and pure essential oils, so they don’t dry out the skin when used. Plus, they smell amazing – what’s not to love?
Make someone feel extra-fancy with this beautiful selection of macarons from Letterbox Gifts.
Made up of three mouth-watering flavours – lavender, vanilla and blackberry and rose – this delightful gift is sure to bring a smile to the receiver’s face.
Blue Coffee Box
The coffee connoisseur in your life will appreciate this gourmet coffee gift from Blue Coffee Box.
Each box comes with two full-size bags of coffee (you choose which grind you’d prefer depending on the tools at the receiver’s disposal) and you can pick from a variety of different roasts, depending on their preference. You could even go ahead and pay for a three month subscription if you’re feeling extra generous.
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