13 of the best letterbox friendly gifts by post

Discover our favourite letterbox-sized gifts that can be delivered straight through the door to your favourite foodie. 
 

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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.  

When ordering, remember to specify that you would like the parcel to be posted through the letterbox.

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13 of the best gifts that fit through the letterbox 

Borough Olives paper packets of olives in a cardboard box for delivery

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.

Available from Borough Olives (£12 including postage)

Butlers Letterbox Cheese box

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. 

Available from Butlers Cheeses (£6.50)

 

Goodness project letterbox gift


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 letter-box 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 (£9.50)

 

Sous Chef Vouchers, letterbox friendly gifts

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)

Drinks by the Dram Monkey Gin Tasting Kit, letterbox friendly gifts

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. 

Available from Amazon (£19.95)

Bloom & Wild Celebration Bouquet, Letterbox Gifts

Bloom and Wild the Evie bouquet

You don’t need an excuse to send someone a celebration bouquet. This one from Bloom and Wild is inspired by Indian sunsets and showcases 25 stems including roses, freesias, snapdragons, and alstroemeria. 

Available from Bloom and Wild (£32)

Climpson & Sons Gift Card, letterbox gift guide

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. 

Available from Climpsons (£10-£100)

Pomegranate Tea Towels x 2, letterbox friendly gifts

John Lewis and Partners pomegranate tea towels  

Two truly cheerful tea towels that would bring a pop of colour right into your kitchen. Because why not have tea towels that make you smile?

Available from John Lewis £10

Personalised stationary letterbox friendly gift

Personalised stationery letterbox gift

This pastel-coloured selection of journals and notepads can be personalised for your friends to fill with their own favourite recipes and inspired culinary creations. The box contains one A5-sized journal, two A6 notebooks, mini sticky notes and a Treewise, recycled newspaper pencil and black writing pen. 

Available from Not on the High Street (£24.50)

Rococo Sea Salt Milk Chocolate bar, letterbox friendly gifts

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.  

Available from Liberty London (£5.50)

Set of 3 notebooks by Ciara Long, letterbox friendly gifts

Ciara Long Designs set of three notebooks

Hand-illustrated by designer Ciara Long, this collection of notebooks are a treat to look at. Why not fill them with instructions for making your favourite goodies?

Available from Etsy (£17.99)

Rose and Lilly letterbox flowers, letterbox friendly gifts

Waitrose letterbox bouquet

Send springtime straight through the door with this bouquet of lillies and roses in pink and white from Waitrose.

Available from Waitrose and Partners (£22)
 

Gardener's Letterbox Hamper, Letterbox friendly gifts

Gardeners letterbox hamper

One for your green-friends, this letterbox friendly gift contains perfectly sized gardening scissors for pruning indoor kitchen gardens. 

Available from Not on the High Street (£32.95)

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