Best letterbox gifts to make your loved ones feel really special

Postbox gifts to treat someone you care about.

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by Jade Moscrop |
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Finding the best letterbox gifts has never been easier. Isn't it so special to have presents delivered to your loved ones with them fitting straight through their door? No more 'could not be delivered' cards! pressies and gifts that can just slip through the letterbox are perfect for all occasions such as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, birthdays and anniversaries, or just for sending some love and support. After all, there are so many options to choose from.

For example, you could choose from letterbox flowers much like from a flower delivery service to chocolate boxes, pamper boxes, and even afternoon tea. You're sure to find the ideal gift, whatever the occasion. Not to mention, they're bound to make your loved one feel special and loved with a little surprise on their doormat.

Best letterbox gifts at a glance

Best Valentine's Day letterbox gift: Valentine's Edition Chocolate Gift Set - Buy now on Letterbox Gifts
Best floral letterbox gift: Bloom and Wild - Buy now on Bloom and Wild
Best overall letterbox gift: Gin And Chocolate Lovers Letter Box Hamper -Buy now on Not on the High Street

So, here are some of our favourite letterbox treats that we're hoping to receive ourselves! However, 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.

Best letterbox gifts UK

Best Valentine's Day letterbox gift

For any chocoholic, this letterbox gift is perfect for anyone who's fond of their chocolate. Valentine's Edition Chocolate Gift Set contains four kinds of luxury British handmade chocolate, beautifully presented in stylish packaging that can fit through a letterbox.

As a lovely extra touch you can record a video or voice message and a link is printed in a greetings card.

Customer review: "Lovely little present to give - presentation is spot on. A perfect little treat to say ‘thanks’ or ‘I love you’!"

Pros

  • Selection of luxury British handmade chocolates
  • Presented in stylish letterbox-friendly packaging
  • Hand-wrapped with a choice of greeting card

Cons

  • Not suitable for nut allergy sufferers

Best floral letterbox gift

Bloom and Wild is one of the best flower delivery companies in the UK, and its letterbox flowers are the perfect gift for almost any celebration. There are so many variants to choose from, so you're sure to find a bouquet that will suit your loved one. You can grab The Little Pastel Blooms for just £19 - or treat your loved one to something dearer.

Customer 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."

Pros

  • Sourced from trusted, responsible growers
  • Delivered in 100% recyclable packaging
  • Comes with arranging tips and a free card

Cons

  • Arrives in the bud - bursts into life over 48 hours

Best overall letterbox gift

Who doesn't love gin and chocolate? This Gin And Chocolate Lovers Letter Box 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.

Customer 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."

Pros

  • A unique gift selection for your loved one - perfect
  • Beautifully wrapped luxury gin and chocolate
  • Can be gifted to anyone on any occasion

Cons

  • Some customers felt it was overpriced

Best for baked goods

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Flapjackery Bestsellers Flapjack Selection BoxFlapjackery

If your recipient has a sweet tooth, they'll be drooling over this Flapjackery Bestsellers selection box. It comes with their popular Clotted Cream Fudge Flapjack, Millionaires Flapjack and Salted Caramel Fudge Flapjack. Yummy!

Reviewed by our Commercial Content Writer, Arabella Horspool: "With a long shelf-life and delicious toppings, what's not to love about this Flapjackery selection box? Each piece is a generously-sized slap and you can definitely taste the fudginess which complimented the crumbly oats nicely."

Pros

  • Individually wrapped
  • Shelf life of 8 weeks/2 months

Cons

  • Flavours in the 3-pack are quite similar

Best wine letterbox gift

This innovative gift is a Personalised Valentine's Letterbox Wine® that comes in a flat bottle so it can be posted through their letterbox with no problem! Whether it's white wine or rose, it's sure to go down a treat with your valentine. It comes with a gift card with options for your own message, as well as a personalised label.

Pros

  • Choose between white Sauvignon Blanc or Rose wine
  • Comes with bespoke greeting Valentine's cards
  • Multi-award-winning flat bottle - just for the letterbox

Cons

  • No red wine option

Best letterbox gift for wellness

Give them the chance to relax with this 'The Pamper Box' Letterbox Gift Set. They may want to spend the special occasion unwinding in the bath filled with lovely scented bath salts, tealights, and soap. Not to mention, indulging in a bar of chocolate while wearing a face mask. Why not show them you care with the ultimate self-care gift?

Customer review: "Excellent quality beautifully packaged. My relative was delighted. Ordered twice now and never disappoints. Would highly recommend."

Pros

  • Perfect luxurious gift set containing pamper essentials
  • Beautifully gift-wrapped and delivered via the letterbox
  • A little pick-me-up gift for a friend who needs some TLC

Cons

  • May not be for all

Best chocolate letterbox gift

The perfect gift for a chocolate lover, this letterbox bundle contains salted caramel, honeycomb and a Colombian Single Origin milk chocolate bar amongst other delightful and luxurious flavours.

Pros

  • Six trees are planted with this purchase
  • Crafted in Britain
  • Quality cacao

Cons

  • No customer reviews

Best grooming letterbox gift

This is the ultimate beard care set to gift to a friend or a loved one, styled in a keepsake aluminium tin for all of those essential bits and bobs. Treat him to this wonderful letterbox Beard Care Gift Set For Him, so he can really take his time with his beard grooming routine.

Customer review: "Nicely presented kit. Excellent value for money. Bought for a dear friend of mine for his birthday and he was delighted. Thank you."

Pros

  • Set for growing, maintaining and grooming any style
  • Available in 3 ranges of exciting scents
  • Travel-friendly and designed to fit through a letterbox

Cons

  • Some items are smaller than expected

Best cheese letterbox gift

This Luxury Cheese And Biscuits By Post Letter Box Hamper is the UK's first ever postable cheese letterbox gift, so it's ideal for cheese lovers! It also contains chutney and biscuits to enjoy, too. A lovely little hamper filled with tasty treats.

Customer review: "This cheese box was very nicely packed and just right for a little gift, I was very pleased with it."

Pros

  • Perfect gift for someone who loves cheese and crackers
  • Designed for delivery through the letterbox - hurrah!
  • A card with the recipient's name and your personal message

Cons

  • Some of the customers were not keen on the choices

Best letterbox gift for meat eaters

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 sharing with the foodie in your life, or for gifting them an indulgent treat that they can enjoy on their own.

Customer review: "A great selection of meats."

Pros

  • Award-winning, artisan British charcuterie, made in Dorset
  • All packaging is fully recyclable and letterbox-friendly
  • Use traditional, artisan methods to create a range of cured meats

Cons

  • Delivery can be slow

Best letterbox gift for pregnancy

'Mum To Be' Pregnancy Letterbox Gift
Price: £31.20 (was £39)

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Give a mum-to-be a little time off her feet with this wonderful spa set. Filled with new mum essentials such as stretch mark oil and a relaxing rose petal bath soak, we're sure they'll be grateful to spend some time relaxing before the baby is born. The 'Mum To Be' Pregnancy Letterbox Gift makes a gorgeous set.

Customer 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."

Pros

  • Perfect pregnancy gift to send to a special person
  • Eco-friendly, all-natural, for all skin and stages of pregnancy
  • Gift wrapped and delivered through the letterbox

Cons

  • Some customers comment that it didn't fit through the letterbox

Letterbox gift FAQs

What is a letterbox gift?

A letterbox gift 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. The best thing about this is, this 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:

Letterbox-friendly boxes

Shredded paper for packing

Clear parcel tape

Twine (optional)

You can fill your box with pretty much anything, but here are a few ideas we like:

Best assorted chocolate letterbox gift

An assortment of Lindt Lindor chocolate truffles with an irresistible melting centre from the Lindt Master Chocolatiers.

Customer review: "Perfect for sharing or savouring alone, Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Truffles offer an abundance of pure indulgence. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, surprising a loved one, or simply treating yourself, these truffles are guaranteed to impress."

Best personalised jewellery letterbox gift

Custom BraceletEtsy
Price: £9.97+ (was £14.25)

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Say thank you with a Personalised Custom Bracelet. There are lots of customisable options from this seller and this thoughtful gift is a wonderful addition to a letterbox hamper.

Customer review: "Good quality and the personalised engraving is a really nice touch. Matches up with the description and is what I hoped for. Quick delivery too, thank you."

Best scented letterbox gift

Each individual tropical flower scented tealight is a mini masterpiece. Scented with Indian jasmine, the recipient will love the rose, frangipani, sunflower, poinsettias and more. This is a Fairtrade handmade product.

Customer review: "Given to a friend as a gift. She is reluctant in lighting them as she doesn't want to ruin the beauty and finds them so pretty."

Best letterbox gift for fizz

JP Chenet - Ice Rosu00e9 - Sparkling Wine - 6 x 20 clAmazon

Rrp: $13.00

Price: $9.00

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Pop open a mini bottle of fizz. It's the perfect addition to a letterbox pamper hamper for a loved one who deserves spoiling.

Customer review: "These were used in a hamper for a friend. Nice size for that use, definitely would recommend for hampers."

Best letterbox gift for gin lovers

Gin lovers will appreciate this premium gin that's distilled with traditional apparatus in the Black Forest. Savour three mini bottles of Monkey 47 as an indulgent G&T or cocktail.

Customer review: "Bought this as a gift for a friend. Arrived in plenty of time and well packaged."

Best letterbox gift for whisky lovers

Distilled on the Isle of Skye, Talisker Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a powerful peat-smoked whisky that has the taste of the elements in its flavour profile. Gift a wee dram to the whisky lover in your life.

Customer review: "This is a good choice to try Talisker’s line without spending a lot of money. It is strong scotch whisky 45.8% with strong flavours of salt, smoke, peat and something more… Very nice box and well packed. Good value for the money. Enjoy."

Best letterbox gift for tea lovers

Relax with nine flavours of calming, cleansing teas. Enjoy Pukka's blends of herbal tea for unwinding. The Pukka Herbs Tea Selection Gift Box has a great selection of flavours and is beautifully presented.

Customer review: "Bought as a gift for friends. I was impressed by the variety of flavours and the packaging makes it perfect for a present."

Best letterbox gift for pampering

A little bit of pampering does you good. This set of five skincare face masks promotes deep pore cleansing, moisturising, toning and hydration. It's great value for money too.

Customer review: "I have used these products before and really like them. They're easy to use with little mess and value for money. I have made pamper boxes as gifts for friends and family and they have all loved them."

Best letterbox gift for journaling

Leather NotebookAmazon
Price: $9.97

This vintage-style refillable journal is available in a range of colours and sizes. It's the perfect small gift for a loved one who enjoys writing.

Customer review: "This came in a lovely little gift pack that just looked adorable. The paper around it and the box just added to the look, and the recipient was delighted when she opened it."

FAQs: Best Letterbox gifts

Our top picks for letterbox gifts in the UK include major retailers and sellers on Etsy and Not On The High Street. Whether you're looking for flowers for Valentine's Day, an anniversary or a wedding, find the perfect gift to post.

Whatever you decide to do, we're sure that whoever you're sending it to will be delighted with their thoughtful gift.

Letterbox Gifts

Marks & Spencer

Not On The High Street

Amazon UK

Cutter & Squidge

Moonpig

Etsy

Jade Moscrop is the Commercial Content Editor for Yours, specialising in lifestyle topics. When she’s not writing about chic homeware, pet products and beauty buys, she can usually be found wandering the countryside, buying houseplants or listening to female-fronted rock bands.

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