Best letterbox-friendly gifts by post
Discover our favourite letterbox-sized gifts that can be delivered straight through the door to your favourite foodie.
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. 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
- Available from Cutter & Squidge, £14.99
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.
Cutter & Squidge, £14.99
M&S afternoon tea letterbox gift
- Available from Marks & Spencer, £18
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.
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Marks & Spencer, £18
Tony's Chocolonely 7-bar rainbow hamper
- Available from Moonpig, £30
Sometimes you just can't go wrong with chocolate. The colourful packaging of Tony's Chocolonely bars make them perfect for a gift that feels straight out of Willy Wonka's factory. The seven bars combine to make over a kilo of chocolate, in classic flavours including milk caramel biscuit, hazelnut crunch and white chocolate popping candy.
Borough Olives olives by post
- Available from Borough Olives (£13.80 including postage)
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.
Borough Olives (£13.80 including postage)
Sweets in the Post sweets subscription
- Available from Not on the High Street, £36 for three months
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.
Not on the High Street, £36 for three months
Letterbox Gifts letterbox macarons
- Available from Letterbox Gifts, £27
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!
Letterbox Gifts, £27
Biscuiteers Christmas jumper gingerbread biscuit
- Available from Biscuiteers, £7.95
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.
Butlers letterbox cheeseboard
- Available from Butlers Cheeses (£10)
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 fig chutney, the box is perfect for two to share.
Butlers Cheeses (£10)
The Goodness Project letterbox-friendly healthy snack & tea box
- Available from The Goodness Project (£10.45)
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.
The Goodness Project (£10.45)
Banrock Station merlot flat bottle
- Available from Co-op (£7.50)
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
- Available from Sous Chef (£10-£100)
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.
Sous Chef (£10-£100)
Rococo sea salt milk chocolate bar
- Available from Rococo (£5.95)
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.
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