There’s no denying that letterbox gifts have been our saviour this year, and what better way to put a smile on someone’s face than a neatly sized box that zips through your door, packed full of goodies?
A letterbox gift does exactly what it says on the tin. It can be posted through the letterbox and it’s ready for you to enjoy right away, meaning if you’re out walking the pooch or doing your daily dose of exercise, you won’t need to fret that you’ll miss the postman. During the lockdown, these savvy boxes of joy have become a total godsend to brighten up any occasion, be it a birthday, anniversary or simply just to say hey to someone you miss.
Scrumptious and Uniques Lockdown Letterbox Deliveries
There’s such an eclectic range on the market too, from boozy bits ‘n’ bobs, which liven up your lockdown evening, to all things cheese, yum, to partner perfectly with that Zoom call with the girls you had planned. To give you a little helping hand, I’ve taken a look at some of the most scrumptious and unique lockdown letterbox deliveries offerings going. Without further ado…
Send A Negroni
You can’t beat a Negroni. Whether you’re snuggled up in front of your latest Netflix binge or as an aperitif as you prep dinner, this moreish tipple can really be just what you need. With that in mind, Porter’s Gin could be the letterbox gift you never knew you needed. They’ve created a letterbox drink service that sees a Negroni cocktail zoom through your door ready to enjoy straight away. The £10 service allows you to pop in a personalised postcard too, so you can add a sweet message for the lucky recipient.
Choose from two options; the classic cocktail, which features Porter’s modern classic gin, bitters and Baldoria Rosso vermouth, and the tropical, which uses Porter’s tropical old Tom with passionfruit and guava. As the brainchild of three savvy Scotsmen, Porter’s Gin began when a bar turned into one of the UK’s most innovative micro-distillers. The founders all share a passion to create light and refined gin recipes by balancing cold-distilled botanical distillates, and that they certainly did! Leaving little else to say but, cheers!
Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses
Calling all cheese lovers, as we’ve got just the letterbox delivery for you! Butlers Farmhouse Cheese recognise that we all have that cheese craving pretty much every day, and so the family business, based in rural Lancashire, thought what better way to appease it than to send out boxes of cheese – and we’re so on board! The eclectic and very yummy selection sees British hard, blue and soft cheeses ready for you to enjoy, made with milk from their own cows and goats.
Prices begin from as little as £6.50 for their Blacksticks Blue Cheester Egg or Cheddar Cheester Egg. They look just like Easter eggs but, yes you guessed it, they’re made from cheese. If you’re more of a savoury person than a sweet, this could be just the treat for you. You can also get the British Cheeseboard for two for this same price, which would partner perfectly with boardgame night or with a glass of wine.
The Showstopper Cheeseboard has our attention; boasting wedges fresh from the dairy, such as Trotter Hill and Blacksticks Blue, these cheeses come with sourdough crispbread and sticky fig relish for £12.50. We don’t know about you but our tummies are rumbling…
If you love a cocktail just as much as we do then a Nio Cocktails investment will be a worthy one. These lockdown letterbox deliveries come zipping through packed with neat little cocktails, from a classic Cosmo to a Tommy’s Margarita. Their build-a-box option allows you to select three, six or nine ready-to-savour cocktails.
You then choose from 17 expertly drinks created by Patrick Pistolesi before pressing order, et voila, they’ll be delivered through your door. A small box starts at £19.50, while a bar box of nine is £58, but whichever you opt for, it’s sure to be beautiful and boozy.
Perhaps an Italian night calls? No problemo! Grab yourself a Pasta Evangelists delivery and indulge in some of the tastiest pasta around. The box is brimming with freshly made pasta, delicious garnish and authentic sauce, allowing you to rustle up restaurant-quality pasta from the comfort of your abode.
From £6.50, Pasta Evangelists give you the option of a one-off delivery or weekly subscription of meal kits (we’d go for the latter). And with new recipes each week, from Wild Boar Ragu to Tuscan Pici, you really won’t want to miss out. Gino D’Acampo has nothing on your artisan pasta recipe kit! Buon appetito!
Baked By Steph
It doesn’t get more Instagrammable than Baked By Steph. These cookies pop with colour, patterns and eccentric designs and they’ll immediately put a smile on your loved one’s face, through the power of personalisation. Stephanie Giordano is the face behind the creative cookies, and she’s rolled her degree in fashion and her passion for baking together to create these sweet delights.
What can you expect? Well, whether it’s a baby shower, birthday or best friend appreciation day, Steph has a letterbox cookie design for you. We’re particularly taken aback by the loud ‘I Love You’ cookies, and the beautiful floral bouquet design which looks too pretty to eat! Oh, and Bridgerton fans listen up because Steph has even rustled up a ‘Duke’ cookie which has Rege-Jean Page’s delightful face on. Does it get yummier?
Prices vary based on the cookie design.
Sometimes it’s best to say it with flowers, and what better way to brighten someone’s day than a box of blooms? Bunches deliver the goods and promote single-use plastic, might we add. Their sweet flowers come in recyclable paper with a personal message card as well as flower food to keep the florals fed. From pink Carnations to a romantic rush of roses, you can’t go wrong with Bunches.
World of Zing
World of Zing will add that extra ‘ooft’ to your cocktail experience. The must-try cocktails were launched in 2014 by ‘flavour guru’ Pritesh Moody, and they quickly rose to become one of the best in the business. If you’ve visited the luxurious trappings of The Langham Hotel or caught a movie at the Curzon Cinema then you may have already tried a Zing tipple, as they provide drinks at a range of places across the city.
Now, they’re coming to your door! Yes, World of Zing has branched out to letterbox boozing and you can send the Vodka Lovers collection, £15, to the Mojito and Margarita collection, also £15, and why not throw in a personalised birthday card for good measure too?
Best of British Letterbox Hamper Company
Sometimes all you need is to feast on traditional food and fare that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. The Letterbox Hamper Company can help with that; their sweet lockdown letterbox deliveries see a ‘Best of British’, £32.95, pack zoom through the door, packed with home comforts. There’s Plymouth Original Gin, to Boddington Berries raspberry jam and Tregothnan Estate Afternoon Tea. What makes the delivery even more special is how aesthetically pleasing it is, wrapped with a vintage touch that partners perfectly with the Best of British theme.
That’s not all! The Letterbox Hamper Company have many a box on offer; from BOB to one for coffee or gin lovers; there’s even one brimming with vintage sweets. The process is simple – Decide which one you’d like, add a personal touch, from wrapping paper to a quirky telegram style card, and choose your delivery date. Try it! It’ll put a smile on your face, that’s for sure.
Nothing says happy birthday like a bottle of vin rouge! Yes, why not put a smile on someone’s face with a nifty bottle of letterbox wine. This very smart method sees a flat, environmentally friendly bottle delivered through the door with wine galore. It’s the perfect gift for wine drinkers, and it could really add that va-va-voom to your lockdown Zoom. The gift is £20, and 100 per cent recyclable after use.
Cake or Death
When it comes to Cake or Death we’d definitely choose the former, and we’d choose it from this fantastic company! Cake and Death’s drool-worthy sweet treats arrive in Instagram-worthy hot pink leopard print packaging and, what’s more, their cakes and bakes are all vegan, with many flavours being gluten-free too!
A must-try is the gooey chocolate and sea salt brownie, but why not treat your palette to a classic mixed box, which costs £1 extra, letting you try a few flavours at once. This sweet little delivery service is sure to brighten up any day and you can even pop in a personalised message to make it that extra bit special!