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In a time when contact is being kept to a minimum under current UK lockdown rules, these thoughtful letterbox gifts make the perfect presents – and nobody even needs to answer the door.
While it can be tricky to book a food delivery that arrives within a week or to get your hands on a piece of gym equipment anywhere, giving gifts (and socially distanced ones at that) to your loved ones has never been easier.
Since we went into lockdown, many people have been getting to grips with the new way of life. Much of this, especially for those shielding, means having celebrations like birthdays and anniversaries with family and friends from a distance. We’ve all quickly become used to celebrating with a virtual party or having socially-distanced drinks in the back garden at the weekend. However you are choosing to celebrate an upcoming special day, having the hassle taken out of gift-giving is always welcome and with this selection, it’s easy to find something for everyone.
Shop from the likes of Not on the High Street as well as smaller, independent stores with this range of beautiful gifts. From whisky tasting sets for the connoisseur in your life to flowers and embroidery kits to bring some colour into a living space, one of these letterbox gifts is sure to be the perfect present. And don’t worry, we’ve got the treats in there too – like Lola’s famous brownies, currently being delivered by Amazon.
Letterbox gifts to surprise your family at home…
This subscription package offers three months worth of aromatic curry spices - through your letterbox! Complete with specialist recipe cards, this gift box will help them make delicious meals - from salads and breads to curries and chutneys - for the whole family.
These silver cufflinks, made in England, can be engraved with the recipient's initials or a personalised message. They're the perfect present for an upcoming socially-distanced birthday event or special occasion as it means they can still get all dressed up while staying inside.
Who wouldn't love the idea of receiving a ready-made cream tea in the post? This option, from The Cornish Hamper Store, has everything you'd need for a delightful afternoon, with the postal hamper containing freshly baked plain scones, Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream, four jars of strawberry conserve, and four individual tea bags. What more could you want?
A sweet crocheting kit like this one from Not on the High Street is an ideal rainy day afternoon activity to sit back and relax with. They can then hang the crochet rainbow up in the window and bring a smile to those walking by.
Want to send a loved one some flowers to brighten up their day? Bunches.co.uk offer flower delivery with a twist - their beautifully crafted bunches are delivered through the letterbox, so it doesn't matter if the recipient isn't at home or can't answer the door.
Whether you go for the Charlotte, Florence or Iris (just some of our favourites), each delivery of flowers contains 14 gorgeous stems as well as styling tips on how to make them look amazing.
Lola's cupcakes have been making us deliciously sweet treats from the finest ingredients for years now. With the assured delivery of Amazon, you can buy one of their tasty brownie boxes online to be delivered straight through a letterbox of your choosing.
Pick from flavours like Nut Brownie, Red Velvet Brownie, Salted Caramel Brownie and Basic Brownie, and choose your quantity of either 6 or 12. Beautifully wrapped with a personalised gift note, these brownies are the perfect way to show a sweet-tooth that you're thinking of them in these uncertain times.
For anyone who wakes up to the smell of fresh coffee, this selection from Letterbox Hamper on Not on the High Street is the perfect gift. Arriving straight through their letterbox, this aromatic parcel contains Olfactory coffee's delicious blend of Brazilian and Colombian coffee, their new Ethiopian Rock Mountain blend in two separate packages, along with a selection of roast espresso dark chocolate, original and stem ginger flavour Edinburgh shortbreads.
If you're looking for smaller letterbox gifts, try this one from Not on the High Street. This tea set is packed with a delicious selection of 16 individually wrapped Clipper Tea bags, wrapped up in a letterbox-sized package so the recipient of this gift will able to have it delivered through their door.
Novello is also offering the option to personalise this gift, adding a thoughtful note to let the recipient of your gift know that you're thinking of them.
The ideal gift for any wine lover. This three month subscription of letterbox wine includes red, white and rosé wines contained in flat bottles, designed to fit straight through your letterbox. With this subscription package, the recipient will receive a bottle of wine a month for three months, with the first one including a gorgeous personalised greetings card.
What's not to love? If you just want to buy a one-off gift, you can buy the individual bottles however red and wine have currently sold out.
Let's face it, everyone loves socks. And the London Sock Exchange knows that, which is why they've put together two sock subscription options for Not on the High Street. Choose between an ongoing 6-month, 9-month or 12-month plan and you'll receive three pairs of carefully selected socks to strut around in at home when the time comes.
If you're looking for a letterbox gift that's a little more unique than flowers, chocolates or alcohol, this could be the one for you. They'll even help recycle your old socks for you, if you send them back in their packaging.
John Lewis & Partners have two great options, at reasonable prices, for delivering chocolate through a letterbox. One especially designed to say "thank you" and one perfect for a birthday treat. Both from Hotel Chocolat, these pralines are classic desserts reinvented in chocolate form.
If you're looking to splash out for a special occasion, Hotel Chocolat also have the "Sleekster Everything Chocolate Selection Box" with 27 milk, dark and white chocolates made up of the chocolatier's top-selling selections.
These letterbox cheese boards are from Butler's Farmhouse Cheeses, a Lancashire-based and family run business that became renowned last year for their cheese-based Easter eggs. These cheese boards are available to buy in two sizes, Perfect for 2 and the Showstopper Cheeseboard Trio.
Each contains three different types of cheese, crackers and chutney so you can really enjoy a full cheeseboard experience - served up straight through a letterbox.
Houseplants have made a big comeback in last few months as people spend more time at home, and everyone is looking for places to buy plants online. Bloom & Wild, alongside their extensive range of letterbox flowers, also sell plants that fit perfectly through your letterbox.
From regular and blue star ferns to more flowery ones like the yellow rose plant, Bloom & Wild have a great range of letterbox-sized foliage with reliable, speedy delivery.
If you know someone that's struggling with not being able to get to their beautician, then this might be the gift set you're looking for. The Yes Studio Salon Box from Postboxed comes with three kits: the buffer set, tweezers and scissors, all in a variety of exciting and lively colours.
Complete with a customisable gift card and delivered through the letterbox, anyone who loves a touch of self-care will adore this gift box.
Japanese whiskies are some of the finest in the world. In this letterbox-sized tasting set containing five 3cl samples, you can explore the likes of Yamazaki 9 Year Old, Hibiki Japanese Harmony and Togouchi 9 Year Old.
Or if you know the person you're buying the gift for loves Scottish whisky in particular, Drinks by the Dram also offers a Scottish whisky tasting set where you can explore a variety of single malts with Glenfarclas 15 Year Old, Kilchoman Machir Bay, Talisker 10 Year Old, Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old.
This snack box from Snak Pak on Not on the High Street is a smorgasbord of vegan treats. The selection includes up to 12 individual snacks, including: 2 gin liqueurs (optional), biscuits, granola, peanut butter, fruit bites, energy balls and much more. If you know someone who's taken to trying more vegan food in the last couple of months, this is great way to show that you're thinking of them.
Embroidery kits from Oh Sew Bootiful on Etsy are not only delightfully summery, giving you everything you need to embroider a nature-themed scene, they're also the perfect letterbox sized gifts. Perfect for a crafty friend, the set comes with an the wooden embroidery hoop, sewing threads, needles, material and the instructions.
Because each kit is individual, once it's gone, it's gone. We particularly love this one for embroidering your own lavender bunch.