This page was updated in December 2020.
Everyone loves getting something exciting in the post – finding a unique or unexpected parcel inside their front door. Stuck for gift ideas for your foodie friends or family? We’ve got you covered. Be inspired and discover our top selections of letterbox-friendly gifts to send by post.
Included are beautifully designed notebooks for jotting down kitchen successes, digital vouchers for luxury products from coffee to olive oil, blooms to brighten up a room and of course, lots of chocolate. We’ve even found something for your green-fingered friends growing their own kitchen garden.
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10 of the best gifts that fit through the letterbox
Borough Olives – olives by post
Seriously plump, and packed full of flavour, the olives from Borough Olives are now available by post. Choose from a huge range, including green, black and kalamata – whole, pitted, stuffed and flavoured, as well as antipasti like sundried tomatoes, cornichons and tapenade. Your three chosen items (450g total) will then be delivered in bags in a letterbox-friendly packet. While it may seem pricey for olives, these are really special – a great foodie gift for lovers of Mediterranean flavours.
Butlers letterbox cheese
Make a cheese lover happy with this neatly packaged box of Butlers Farmhouse cheese, from a family business in the heart of rural Lancashire. Containing a nice balance of hard, blue and soft cows’ milk cheeses, plus two packs of Peter’s Yard sourdough crispbreads and a small pot of hot gooseberry chutney, the box is perfect for two to share.
The Goodness Project – letterbox-friendly healthy snack & tea box
A nice pick-me-up gift for anyone who enjoys herbal teas and healthier snacks (think fruit & nut bars and healthy flapjacks), this letterbox-friendly box contains five teas and five snack bars. All the products are free from dairy, gluten and refined sugar and are vegetarian and vegan-friendly. We especially love the Ombar ‘mylk’ chocolate bar and DragonFly calming bedtime tea.
Banrock Station merlot flat bottle
Thanks to the flat design of Banrock’s new eco packaging, this mellow, fruity and smooth merlot made from grapes grown on the winery’s Riverland vineyards in southern Australia fits right through the door. Each bottle is certified carbon neutral and made from 100% recycled PET plastic, which requires 75% less energy to produce and emits 79% less CO2 than virgin PET.
Sous Chef vouchers
Gift cards give your foodie friends the flexibility to buy what they love when it’s practical for them. Sous Chef is one of our favourite suppliers of luxury foods and high-quality equipment. Vouchers start from £10 and act like credit so the recipient doesn’t need to spend it all at once.
Drinks by the Dram gin tasting set
Drinks by the Dram specialise in tasting packs that allow you to sample a flight of gins; a perfect gift for someone figuring out what they like best.
Bloom and Wild the bouquets
You don’t need an excuse to send someone a celebration bouquet. Choose from a wide variety of bunches, including ‘The Monique’ (roses, hypericum berries and scented rosemary) and ‘The Anna’ – a mix of powdery alstroemeria.
Climpsons Coffee gift card
Climpsons’ various blends of ground coffee, roasted beans, grinders and brewing equipment would be a hit for friends and family who like their caffeine hit.
Rococo sea salt milk chocolate bar
We really rate Rococo’s sea salt, almond and rosemary bar. For a simpler but just as satisfying chocolate experience, try this milk chocolate and sea salt combination.
Gardeners letterbox hamper
One for your green-friends, this letterbox-friendly gift contains perfectly sized gardening scissors for pruning indoor kitchen gardens.
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