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Best letterbox gifts: 15 beautiful presents that are guaranteed to brighten someone’s day

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Looking for a quick and easy way to brighten someone’s day? Check out our edit of the best letterbox gifts, from beautiful flowers to colourful macarons.

Whether you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift or want to send a care package to someone in self-isolation, then a letterbox gift could be exactly what you’re looking for.

The concept – which surged in popularity during the early days of the pandemic – not only makes the gift-giving process incredibly easy (you can condense the whole gift-choosing, wrapping and posting process into a few simple clicks) but also allows your gift to remain a surprise until it arrives on the recipient’s doorstep because it can be delivered without anyone needing to be home.  

And just because letterbox gifts are, by nature, on the smaller side, doesn’t mean there’s not a wide variety of options to choose from. These days, you can get everything from letterbox flowers and biscuits to specially-shaped bottles of wine and cocktail sets.

Intrigued? Keep reading to check out our edit of the best letterbox gifts to send in 2021.  

The best letterbox gifts to send in 2021

  • AlinaPerfance Sustainable Beauty Gift Box

    Letterbox Gifts: Sustainable Beauty Gift Box
    Letterbox Gifts: Sustainable Beauty Gift Box.

    From Etsy seller AlinaPerfance comes a beauty lover’s dream gift box. Even the packaging is sustainable on these eco-friendly spa treats, which include masks made of anti-ageing Moroccan clay, mattifying green clay, soothing yellow clay and a detoxing bentonite clay.

    Shop Sustainable Beauty Box on Etsy, from £18.95

  • Mood Board Boutique Luscious Leaf Paint By Numbers Kit

    Letterbox Paint By Numbers Kit
    Letterbox Gifts: Mood Board Boutique.

    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.

    Shop Mood Board Boutique Luscious Leaf Paint By Numbers Kit at Not On The High Street, £19

  • Bunches Gabriella Letterbox Flowers

    Bunches Letterbox Flowers
    Letterbox Gifts: Bunches.

    This eye-catching bouquet of Christmas themed flowers from online florist Bunches will help to brighten the dark days of winter. 

    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. 

    Shop Christmas Candy Letterbox Flowers at Bunches, £26

  • Grace & Kin The Golden Celestial Gift Set

    Letterbox Gifts: Grace & Kin.
    Letterbox Gifts: Grace & Kin.

    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.

    Shop The Golden Celestial Gift Set at Grace & Kin, £25

  • BloomPost Plant Puzzle

    Letterbox Gifts: BloomPost.
    Letterbox Gifts: BloomPost.

    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.

    Shop Plant Puzzle at BloomPost, £13.95 

  • FodaBox Pavoña Sauvignon Blanc

    BoroughBox Letterbox Wine
    Letterbox Gifts: BoroughBox.

    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 FodaBox is a great place to start.

    Shop Pavoña Sauvignon Blanc Letterbox Wine at FodaBox, £15.99

  • By Moon & Tide Calligraphy Personalised Beginners Set

    By Moon & Tide Calligraphy Letterbox Gift Set
    Letterbox Gifts: By Moon & Tide Calligraphy.

    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.

    Shop Personalised Beginners Calligraphy Set by By Moon & Tide Calligraphy at Not On The High Street, £55

  • Honeywell Biscuit Co. Garden Focaccia Bread Kit

    Focaccia Bread Baking Kit by Honeywell Biscuit Co.
    Letterbox Gifts: Honeywell Biscuit Co.

    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.

    Shop Garden Focaccia Bread Kit at Honeywell Biscuit Co., £16

  • NIO Cocktails Sour Box

    NIO Cocktails Letterbox Sour Cocktails Box
    Letterbox Gifts: NIO Cocktails.

    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.

    Shop Sour Cocktail Box at NIO Cocktails, £39

  • Biscuiteers Cacti and Succulent Biscuits

    Biscuiteers Letterbox Biscuits
    Letterbox Gifts: Biscuiteers.

    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.

    Shop Cacti and Succulent Biscuits at Biscuiteers, £25

  • Hazel & Blue Mindful Gift Set

    Mindful Gift Set from Hazel & Blue
    Letterbox Gifts: Hazel & Blue.

    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.

    Shop Mindful Gift Set by Hazel & Blue at Not On The High Street, £24

  • Cake Or Death Letterbox Brownies

    Letterbox Gifts: Cake Or Death.
    Letterbox Gifts: Cake Or Death.

    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.

    Shop ‘Sea Salt X Peanut X Biscoff’ brownies at Cake or Death,  £19

  • Purdy & Figg Hand Sanitiser Set

    Three bottles of Purdy & Figg hand sanitiser
    Letterbox Gifts: Purdy & Figg.

    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?

    Shop Hand Sanitiser Set at Purdy & Figg, £25

  • Letterbox Macarons

    Macarons from Letterbox Gifts
    Letterbox Gifts: Letterbox Gifts.

    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.

    Shop Letterbox Macarons at Letterbox Gifts, £25

  • Blue Coffee Box

    Blue Coffee Box.
    Letterbox Gifts: 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.

    Shop Letterbox Coffee at Blue Coffee Box, from £14.99

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Lauren Geall

As Stylist’s digital writer, Lauren Geall writes on topics including mental health, wellbeing and work. She’s also a big fan of houseplants and likes to dabble in film and TV from time-to-time.