Letterbox gifts mean that it couldn't be easier to have presents delivered to your loved ones with them fitting straight through their door. No more 'could not be delivered' cards! Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or for just sending some love and support, there are so many options to choose from.
Choose from letterbox flowers, chocolates, pamper boxes, and even afternoon tea - you can spoil them all year round. You're sure to find the ideal gift, whatever the occasion and they're bound to make your friend or family member feel special and loved with a little surprise on their doormat.
Here are some of our favourite letterbox treats that we're hoping to receive ourselves!
If you're a little confused as to how a letterbox gift works, or want to try creating your own, scroll to the end for some insight and inspiration.
The best letterbox gifts 2022
The best letterbox gifts UK
1. Postal Hampers - Cornish Cream Tea Hamper
Can't attend afternoon tea in person? Send them a delicious Cornish Cream Tea Hamper instead. You could even order one for yourself and enjoy it together over FaceTime.Includes:Freshly baked scones - 4 pack113g Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream4 x 28g Boddington's Berries Strawberry ConserveCornish Tea Smugglers Brew - 4 x individually wrapped single tea bagsReview: "We bought this for our mum's birthday. The novelty of having an afternoon tea package come through the door is great. We are the scones three days after receiving them and they were lovely. Moist, lovely sweetness and perfect texture - not too light or too dense. The clotted cream was thick and lovely, but a little difficult to spread. The jam was dark and gorgeous. Our favourite tea is Yorkshire tea, but the Cornish tea bags in this hamper have a lovely flavour (but don't beat Yorkshire!). A few more items in the hamper would maybe make it a bit better value, perhaps a few jams to choose from, or some extra tea bags. As it is the items are lovely tasting and well packaged. A great gift choice."
2. Bloom & Wild Letterbox Flowers
Bloom & Wild is one of the best flower delivery companies in the UK, and its letterbox flowers are the perfect gift for a celebration. There are so many variants to choose from, so you're sure to find a bouquet that will suit your loved one.Review: "This is a great way to send flowers. The letterbox collection means the recipient doesn't need to be at home when they are delivered. The clever way they are packed is brilliant, and the great joy at watching them improve day by day. You just can't go wrong with these beautiful flowers at such a reasonable price."
3. Letterbox Wine® - Shiraz Red Wine
Who knew you could send wine through the letterbox? Using a flat, environmentally-friendly bottle, you can send a wonderful bottle of Shiraz to your best friend. Why not have a wine night together via Skype?Includes: One full 75cl bottle of ShirazReview: "Really easy, and delivered on time. It brought a smile on my family members face during the lockdown and celebrated their birthday well."
4. Luxury Cheese And Biscuits By Post Hamper
This special edition hamper is the UK's first-ever postable cheese letterbox gift, containing chutney and biscuits, too - great for cheese lovers!Includes:A personalised card with the recipient's name and your message.Godminster's award-winning Vintage Organic Cheddar (100g)All British Cheddar Crackers (45g)Boddington's Caramelised Onion JamThe Famous Moore's Biscuiteers Walnut Crunch BiscuitThe Famous Moore's Biscuiteers Lemon and Stem Ginger Biscuit.Review: "My mum loved it! She said it was 'brilliant ' - language never used by my mum!"
5. Personalised Letterbox Gift, Wooden Flower Bouquet
Flowers are a beautiful gift to send someone, but as we all know, they eventually wilt and need to be thrown away. Not with these wooden flowers! Each collection from Betsy & Els consists of five wooden flower stems that come together to create your special meaning, and the tag can be engraved with a special message.Review: "Ordered two lots for friends who had just had babies, arrived when expected and they loved them. Packaged well and a lovely keepsake alternative to fresh flowers."
6. Happy Birthday Daisy Letterbox Gift Pressed Flower
If someone you know has a birthday coming up, this lovely daisy necklace will really put a smile on their face. Beautifully wrapped, the necklace contains a real pressed daisy in either silver or gold, along with a birthday card with a handwritten message, if you want to add one.Review: "Purchased as a birthday gift. I was able to have it sent straight to the person I wanted and it arrived on her actual birthday. Wonderful service."
7. Gin And Chocolate Lovers Letter Box Hamper
Who doesn't love gin and chocolate? This special edition hamper includes two miniature glass bottles of Plymouth Gin, as well as a gin and tonic dark chocolate bar and nuts. It comes carefully wrapped by hand, using beautiful, traditional packaging, parcel paper, twine and ink stamps.Review: "Fantastic product. Perfect gift if you are looking for something a little different with a wow factor. Beautifully presented and received in good time. Great variety of products within the hamper. Recipient loved the gift, especially as it contained Plymouth gin rather than London gin."
8. Letterbox Macarons
This foodie gift feels super luxurious and will make any lucky family and friends feel spoilt. They can enjoy 15 macarons in flavours strawberries and cream, lemon, pistachio, and vanilla, and the set includes a 'Just for You' greetings card that you can personalise with a special message.There's also a 'Merry Christmas" box.Review: "The Box was beautiful in colour and of top quality. The macaroons themselves were a lovely size, in 4 beautiful colours and taste lovely with a firm outer shell and a gooey inner shell."
9. British Letterbox Charcuterie
This letterbox hamper contains award-winning, artisan British charcuterie, made in Dorset, containing five of The Real Cure's most popular cured meats. Perfect for the foodie in your life.Review: "A great selection of meats."
10. 'Mum To Be' Letterbox Gift Set
Give a mum-to-be a little time off her feet with this wonderful spa set. Includes:The Natural Candle Company – New Beginnings Candles (tea lights)Baby is Brewing – Raspberry Leaf TeaNathalie Bond Bump BalmYummy Mummy Lip BalmYou can also choose from an additional soap bar or a 'mummy's mug' coaster.Review: "Excellent gift! I love the fact that you can customise the card for the occasion, as well as customise the contents and add extras. The packaging looks great and she loved the quality of the items."
11. Emergency Pink Gin Letterbox Gift
An Emergency Pink Gin Lovers Letterbox, from Hearth & Heritage, for that moment when your mate needs a Gin pick-me-up. This is such a cute letterbox gift. Editor's favourite.Includes:A bottle of Pink Gin, a delicious bar of Rhubarb Gin & Tonic Flavoured Milk Chocolate by Choc Affairs, and a Pink Gin natural lip balm.Review: "Great service and a lovely Christmas gift for my Granddaughter, arrived in perfect time."
12. New Mum Or Mum To Be Letterbox Gift
This mum-to-be letterbox gift contains a beautiful amulet necklace, brilliant for making them feel truly special. It's available on a gold or silver-plated chain. This company will include a handwritten note for you, up to 100 characters.Review: No review currently available
13. Beard Grooming Kit
This is the ultimate beard care set to gift to a friend or a loved one, styled in a nice aluminium tin. A wonderful letterbox gift for him. It's perfect for Christmas.Includes:Beard OilBeard BalmMoustache WaxBeard SoapReview: "Nicely presented kit. Excellent value for money. Bought for a dear friend of mine for his birthday and he was delighted. Thank you."
14. Heathcote & Ivory Letterbox Gift Set
Let that special someone know that you're thinking of them with this little parcel of joy fit for most occasions. It's a delightful set of three travel-friendly hand creams created from botanical extracts, Lavandula oil, shea butter, and glycerin. Includes:Hand cream trio 30ml eachWeekend away bagBody wash 30mlBody lotion 30ml
15. Organic Letterbox Spa Gift Collection
This Luxurious Personalised Organic Letterbox Spa contains a selection of handmade bath and body products, perfect for a relaxing pamper. Each product is lovingly handmade in Oxfordshire from carefully sourced ingredients. Choose from white jasmine, sweet clementine or rose maroc fragrances.The Gift Association GIFT OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2021.Review: "Bought as a present. My friend was thrilled with everything. Starting from the beautiful gift wrapping to the scents."
16. Coffee Explorer Letterbox Gift
Know a coffee lover? How about treating them to this personalised quadruple pack of rich, smooth, freshly roasted, Omni ground coffees. The coffees may differ from month to month but as an example, the pack could include a Brazilian coffee, a Rwandan coffee, an Ethiopian coffee and a Colombian classic.Includes: Four 70g coffee bagsReview: "Bought as a birthday gift and was greatly appreciated by the coffee-loving recipient."
17. Monthly Craft Subscription Box
This craft box can be ordered as a 2 or 3-month subscription, as well as a one-off letterbox gift. Every month the lucky subscriber will receive exclusive designs, inspiration, felt, embroidery, crafting, stationery and other surprises...Includes: All the materials and instructions you need for a fabulous project every month, plus some extra treats!
18. 'The Pamper Box' Letterbox Gift Set
If someone you know is feeling stressed, you can help them take a load off and give them the chance to relax with this gift set.Includes:Pamper luxury layered soap bar with eco-friendly paper wrapThe Natural Candle Compant black pomegranate tealightsAustralian pink clay face mask 25gNathalie Bond Organics Himalayan pink Lavender and Bergamot bath salts 55mlSalted caramel blonde chocolate bar or sweet orange dark chocolateA gift card for your own personal message.Review: "Excellent quality beautifully packaged. My relative was delighted . Ordered twice now and never disappoints. Would highly recommend."
Letterbox gift FAQs
What is a letterbox gift?
A letterbox gift really is just what it says on the tin - a gift that fits perfectly through someone's letterbox. They're useful for when someone is at work during the day, as it'll be waiting inside for them on their return.
The industry has exploded in recent years, with everything from flowers, to gin, to coffee kits and even mens' grooming kits. The options are endless. Want to try making your own? Keep scrolling for our top tips.
How do you send a letterbox gift?
Luckily, it couldn't be easier to send a letterbox gift. The website you order from takes care of all the details, sending it directly to them. Just make sure to input their address on the checkout in the delivery details box.
Will they fit through every letterbox?
The majority of letterbox gifts will fit through a standard letterbox, but if your recipient has something out of the norm, it may need to be handed to them in person.
DIY letterbox gift: Create your own
If you're quite crafty and enjoy making your own gifts, you can easily create your own letterbox gift which will be totally personal to you and your loved one. Most UK letterboxes measure in at 254mm x 38mm (10 x 1.5in)
Here's what you'll need:
• Twine (optional)
You can fill your box with pretty much anything, but here are a few ideas we like:
Whatever you decide to do, we're sure that whoever you're sending it to will be delighted with their thoughtful gift.