11 of the best letterbox gifts
The chances are some of us may be heading for another lockdown celebration, so if you're stuck for present ideas - don’t panic! Our deputy lifestyle producer Emily shares her pick of the best postable gifts for your loved ones in lockdown.
Best for someone with a sweet tooth
You really can't go wrong with baked goods, and Cake or Death's brownies have been selling out like hot-cakes (pun intended). They’re deliciously gooey and come in some snazzy pink leopard-print packaging. They also happen to be vegan! Their most popular box contains three flavours: sea salt, peanut butter and Biscoff... you’re welcome.
Box of Brownies£19, Cake or Death
If biscuits are more your thing, you’ll want to check out Baked By Steph. This London-based company (who deliver UK wide) has a seriously impressive range of bespoke biscuits and customised cookies. Whether you’re wanting to send a personalised message made entirely from edible treats or take a bite out of Harry Styles' face, they have something to suit every taste.
Box of Bespoke BiscuitsFrom £22, Baked By Steph
Best for coffee connoisseurs
The perfect gift for coffee lovers or exhausted parents. As Union Roasted suggests, this small business really is a union - working in 14 countries with over 42 partners to provide an ever changing selection of coffees. You can gift a box (the Coffee and Chocolate set takes my fancy) or a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription if you’re feeling extra generous.
Coffee and ChocolateFrom £23, Union Roasted
Best for fussy friends
We all have a friend who is impossible to buy for - well this company has got you covered. From letterbox wines and postable macaroons to bespoke birthday boxes for a grandparent, Letterbox Gifts has dozens of hand-wrapped presents for every occasion, from £23. You can buy ready-made boxes or build your own from a mix of beautiful British brands. Be sure to check out their best seller Pamper Gift Set for a self-care treat!
Pamper Gift Set£38, Letterbox Gifts
Best for a new mum (and her little one)
Postboxed is another brand that has something for everyone, and their selection of gifts for babies and new mums are too adorable to leave out. The New Baby Gift Box comes with a young child’s reading book, a bookmark, some chocolates and a calming tea for - the best accompaniment for baby’s nap time (or yours!)
New Baby Gift Box£21.95, Postboxed
Best for a self-care present...
Perfect for a friend (or even yourself!) who needs a daily reminder to relax! This gift set from Hazel and Blue is packed with relaxing eco-friendly self-care treats including natural bath salts and a botanical-scented room spray.
Best for the stationery obsessed
If you know someone who would weep at a brand new journal, or some colourful post-it notes - this is for you. Heather Scott Designs stationery is beautifully crafted, environmentally conscious and will certainly add some style to any WFH set-up.
Stationery Letterbox Gift Set£27.95, Heather Scott Design at Not on the High Street
Best for painting beginners
A paint by numbers, but for grown-ups. If you love to doodle or find that colouring in helps you to relax, then why not take your skills to the next level. This Luscious Leaf Painting Kit comes with everything you need to create your own masterpiece at home. You’ll be a Picasso protégé in no time!
Luscious Leaf Painting By Numbers Kit £22, Mood Bood Boutique at Not On The High Street
Best for bookworms
This is a truly gorgeous gift for the reader in your life. Each month Books That Matter sends a beautifully-packaged themed subscription box containing an empowering read from a female author, 3-5 gifts from independent companies, a collectable bookmark and a personalised magazine.
Books That Matter SubscriptionFrom £17, Books That Matter
A Books Plus Beer box is a great way to put a twist on tradition. You have the choice of two genres (non-fiction or crime) and whether you would like a one-time purchase or to buy a subscription. The box also includes two cans or bottles of craft beer from up and coming breweries, plus tasting notes and recipe suggestions. A beer-illiant combination!
Books Plus Beer BoxFrom £10, Books Plus Beer
Best for budding gardeners
Ever thought about growing your own herbs? Silly Greens sends everything you need to begin growing your own produce at home. A perfect gift for a green-fingered friend who is short on time and space.
Micro Herb Box£5 per box, Silly Greens