Everyone loves getting something exciting in the post – finding a unique or unexpected parcel inside their front door. Stuck for Christmas 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. These are ideal for sending to friends or family you can't see this festive season - plus with plenty of options for speedy next-day delivery, they're ideal for any gifts you might have almost forgotten to send!


We've covered a range of foodie treats from gooey salted caramel brownies to whole afternoon teas through the letterbox. For savoury inspiration, we've got gourmet olives, cheese and wine. If you're not sure what they'll like the most, we've also sourced foodie vouchers so the lucky recipient can treat themselves to anything from olive oil to spices, chocolate, jams and more.

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Best gifts that fit through the letterbox 2023

Cutter & Squidge salted caramel brownies

Cutter & Squidge brownies copy

Who wouldn’t want a box of squidgy chocolate brownies to arrive through their door? Available in a box of 12 or 24, we love these rich chocolate brownies with a layer of indulgent salted caramel running through the middle (bonus points for the cheery orange packaging). There’s plenty of other flavours to choose from too, including Nutella, white chocolate or millionaire's shortbread varieties.

Available from:
Cutter & Squidge (£14.99)

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M&S afternoon tea letterbox gift

M&S Afternoon Tea Letterbox copy

The joy of afternoon tea condensed to fit through your door. The perfect afternoon pick-me-up delivery, this box contains a range of mini carrot cakes, Victoria sandwich and chocolate brownie bars, plus a pack of Viennese fingers and shortbread. Teabags are included too to complete the ultimate tea break. There's also a limited-edition festive afternoon tea letterbox too.

Available from:
Marks & Spencer (£20)

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; and antipasti like sun-dried 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.

Available from:
Borough Olives (£15.90)

Sweets in the Post sweets subscription

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Sweets in the Post

A letterbox gift that keeps on coming! Choose between one, three, six, nine or 12 months' subscription to a selection of sweets delivered monthly through your door. You can choose a different selection to be delivered each month. Our favourite is the Retro box with drumsticks and popping candy, or try the Hard Candy with lemon sherbets and cola cubes. For more, check out our full round-up of the best sweets subscriptions and deliveries.

Available from:
Not on the High Street (£36 for three months)

Letterbox Gifts letterbox macarons

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An extra chic delivery to arrive through your postbox. A box of 15 pastel macarons in four classic flavours – rose, pistachio, lemon and vanilla – makes an elegant letterbox gift, ideal for posting a thank you or smart Christmas gift when you're stuck for ideas. You can even record a voice message to accompany the delivery for an extra personal touch!

Available from:
Letterbox Gifts (£27)

Biscuiteers Christmas jumper gingerbread biscuit

Biscuiteers letterbox cookie

Ideal for a Christmas secret Santa or posting to that far-away friend you can't see this festive season, this adorable gingerbread man is sure to bring a smile to their face when it arrives. Hand-iced in London with a Christmas jumper and Santa hat, you can add a gift message for delivery and it will arrive next-day if delivered before 4pm.

Available from:
Biscuiteers (£7.95)

Baked by Steph message letterbox cookies

Baked by Steph Christmas letterbox

These fun iced cookies are the perfect last-minute gift – on buttery vanilla shortbread with colourful icing, they're sure to bring a smile to the lucky recipients face. There's a huge range of macarons, different cookies and cakes to choose from too, lots of which can be personalised.

Available from:
Baked by Steph (£8)

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.

Available from:
The Goodness Project (£14.90)

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.

Available from:
Sous Chef (£10-£100)

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