Top letterbox gifts for loved ones you can’t see in person for Christmas 2021 - from flowers to activity kits

Top letterbox gifts for the loved ones you can’t see in person for Christmas 2021Top letterbox gifts for the loved ones you can’t see in person for Christmas 2021
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Letterbox gifts are an ideal way to let a loved one know that you are thinking of them this Christmas, even if you can’t be with them

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, letterbox presents have grown in popularity over the last couple of years, as they they allow us to send thoughtful gifts to those we wish we could be with, but can’t.

What is a letterbox present?

A letterbox present is exactly what it sounds like - a gift that has been specifically packaged so that it will fit through the letterbox of the recipient's front door.

That means you can send a present as a complete surprise without worrying that the person getting it won’t be in to answer the door to the postman - something which is particularly important when the package contains perishable foot items.

They also also convenient because they allow you to send the gift straight to the recipient with ease, and many retailers will allow you to add options for gift wrapping or a personalised card too so it really does look like a proper present.

What are the best letterbox presents to send?

The best letterbox gifts to send depend entirely on the recipient.

As they have grown in popularity though, so have the number of things retailers have managed to get in to letterbox-friendly boxes for our convenience.

From food and drink products to wellbeing aids and flowers to activity kits, it seems there’s not much you can’t get in these super slimline boxes anymore.

We’ve rounded up 11 of the best letterbox presents you can send to your loved ones this Christmas below.

For even more present inspiration, take a look at some of our other Christmas gift guides:

Letterbox Gifts

This paint by numbers kit is the perfect unique gift for someone who loves to be creative.

We all enjoyed paint by numbers as children, but it can also be a very therapeutic activity for adults.

It has been designed especially for Letterbox Gifts and includes five different scandi winter prints. It comes beautifully presented and includes a complimentary card so you can send a special message to the recipient too.

The paint by numbers kit contains everything they need to make five beautiful pieces of art including acrylic paint pots, five blank plant templates, five plant reference pictures and two paint brushes.

Choose to upgrade the kit by choosing the tea and chocolate option to include a tin of white tea and an indulgent bar of salted caramel blonde chocolate.

Prices start at £25.


Send a delicious vegan treat with this adorable Rudolph chocolate slab.

This gorgeous gift is made from the richest creamy vegan chocolate which has been decorated to look like Rudolph’s face, hand-painted with vegan white chocolate, and finished with his red nose made from a scrummy vegan truffle.

Simply personalise it with a name or short message, which will be handwritten in Belgian white chocolate, and it will land on their doormat.

It looks almost too good to eat . . . Almost.

Not on the High Street

Help someone to unwind this festive season with this relaxation kit.

It’s a great gift idea for someone who simply doesn’t spend enough time on themselves or their own self care, and they’ll find a lovely little boost when this set helps them to do just that.

The box contains nine less cards with helpful hints and tips of simple free things to do that help people to feel calm, an organic energising tea, an organic relaxing tea, a natural and handmade relaxing soap bar made with lavender and geranium oils and two sachets of 100% pure Epsom Salts.

All of this is sent alongside a gift card with ‘Especially for you’ written on the front.

Getting Personal

This bon bon gift box is ideal for people who have a sweet tooth, but prepare traditional tastes.

The box includes:

  • Gourmet Eton Mess Bar
  • Gourmet Almond BaR
  • Gourmet Hazelnut Bar
  • Gourmet Caramel Galore Bar
  • Gourmet Raspberry Pavlova Bar
  • Jelly Beans
  • American Hard Gums
  • Jazzies
  • Fizzy Cola Bottles
  • Dolly Mixtures

There’s plenty to enjoy here throughout the whole festive season.

Hearst Magazines

This is the gift that keeps on giving as the recipient will receive a new magazine through their door at a frequency of your choosing.

Whether they’re a trendsetter, home lover, foodie, fitness fanatic, or the outdoorsy type, they’ll be something they’d love to read.

Titles to choose from include Good House Keeping, Red, Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Country Living.

Prices starting from just £3.

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses

Delicious and festive, this delicious cheese wreath will make a sensational centrepiece for a cheeseboard and an ideal gift for any cheese lover this Christmas.

The cheese itself is an oak fired Red Leicester, which is soft and creamy and has been moulded in to a seasonal wreath shape.

Along with the 110g smouldering ember wreath, the recipient will also receive two packets of Peters Yard crackers to enjoy with their cheese.

Bloom and Wild

This beautiful little Christmas tree will bring an extra bit of seasonal joy in to the home of the recipient.

They will receive a rooted tree, with a 12cm pop-up navy pot, gold star, star and moon garland, navy velvet baubles, gold confetti baubles and lights - with batteries included.

The good news is it comes with handy care tips and is super low maintenance too.

Bloom Post

This is a large and challenging puzzle of 1000 pieces, so it will keep the recipient busy long after the festive season has ended.

Once made, this ‘letterbox puzzle’ is 48,5 by 68,5 cm and would look great when framed on their wall so they can proudly show off what they’ve put together.


Spoil someone special in your life - even someone with a food intolerance - with a gluten free delicious Cornish cream tea hamper.

This popular hamper delivers the quintessential afternoon treat, ideal to be enjoyed alone or shared with another.

The box includes:

  • Four freshly baked gluten free scones
  • 113g Rodda’s Cornish clotted cream
  • Four pots of Boddington’s berries strawberry conserve
  • Four Cornish tea smugglers brew single tea bags

All of this is beautifully presented in a letterbox carton printed with a Cornish landscape.

There’s also a free personalised gift message and detailed tasting notes included in the box too.

Marks and Spencer

Who doesn’t love a brownie? They’re the ultimate soft, gooey chocolatey treat.

These ones have been made in small batches to create the home taste and texture. They have that ideal crisp crackly top, super fudgy centre.

They’re made with 70% cocoa so you know the recipient will be thanking you for their rich, delicious delight.

Zing Flowers

Give them a stunning bouquet that not only looks like Christmas, with it’s vibrant red colours, but also smells like Christmas too.

This selection of beautiful blooms includes roses and alstroemeria, with a cinnamon stick to add the finishing touch.

It comes through the letterbox, ready for the lucky recipient to arrange into a fabulous bouquet of their own design.