9 brilliant letterbox gifts that can be delivered straight to the lucky recipient this Christmas
We’re all having to embrace a whole new Christmas shopping routine this year. And in the absence of big family gatherings, most of our Christmas gifting is going to happen by post.
One way to make it easier for yourself is to choose gifts that can be shipped straight to the recipient, cutting out the middleman (you!) and minimising the risk of those precious parcels getting lost in the post. Many small businesses, ourselves included, are only too happy to help, offering gift-wrapping and handwritten notes for that personal touch.
Here’s our guide to 9 of the best Christmas gifts for kids, tweens, teens and adults that can be shipped directly to the lucky recipient. They are all sourced from independent businesses and perfect if you find yourself doing some last-minute online Christmas shopping!
Cotton Twist’s range of gorgeous craft kits include bracelet making, mini gardens and more. They are all letterbox-friendly, come in under £20 and can be personalised with the recipient’s name and your own message on the box. Gift wrapping is also available.
West Stanton offers an online shopping destination for parents who love individual design, perfect if you’re looking for something a bit different. This Christmas they are offering a gift wrap service and will ship directly to the gift recipient with a personalised note. We love this Ho Ho Ho Christmas sweatshirt, available in kids and adult sizes.
These pocket-size hugs come in two different designs and make a wonderful Christmas treat for those you're missing. Perfect for hanging on the tree to remind them you're thinking of them – Fearless Flamingo will even add a little message on the back to make them an extra special keepsake.
We love the look of these customised gift boxes from independent jewellery brand Claire Hill Designs. Choose earrings, a candle and chocolate of your choice to build the perfect personalised present for your loved one. Claire will add a handwritten gift note and ship directly to the recipient.
Our tissue-wrapped gift sets contain one of the handpicked chapter books and bespoke activity packs that we’re famous for. The lucky bookworm will also receive an exclusive ‘Hooked on Books’ enamel pin and premium Parrot Street bookmark. UK 1st Class postage is included and we’ll happily handwrite a gift note and include it with the set. Check out the full collection here.
This gorgeous embroidery kit by The Sewcial Circle come in a handy keepsake tin and includes 2 packs of animal embroidery cards and everything you need to stitch 16 animal friends. Gift wrapping is available and you can add a gift note at checkout too.
These polar bear buns are a great introduction to bread baking for little hands and the perfect addition to any winter meal. The kit includes pre-weighed dry ingredients – just add butter, milk and an egg and you’re ready to go! Add a gift message and gift wrap at checkout.
The Botanical Candle Co. offers a lovely range of gift sets, including this soothing Peace & Quiet gift box, perfect for parents! The gift set includes a wonderfully calming candle and a bottle of lavender and rose bubble bath, beautifully packaged in one of their signature gift boxes.
Plewsy’s chocolate and mug gift sets are the perfect pick-me-up for teens, tweens and adults alike. Choose from 6 different mug designs, alongside a Kacao dark chocolate bar and a handwritten greetings card of your choice, all beautifully packaged and gift wrapped.