We’re busy people. At Christmas we’re even busier than usual; we’ve got parties to attend, mulled wine to drink and shopping to do. If we are at home, we’re probably busy watching the Gavin and Stacey box set in preparation for the Christmas Day special.
Nobody wants to stay in waiting for the post to arrive. If you want to send gifts to loved ones, you run the risk of their having to queue for ages at the Post Office clutching a ‘Sorry We Missed You’ card. Or they’ll be up and down like a yo-yo to answer the door—all of which eats into valuable mince pie and party time.
Luckily, we’ve come up with a solution that makes present-giving stress-free for you and straightforward for the recipient: send a letterbox gift, ie a present that will fit through the door without anyone needing to sign for it. Even better if you're running out of time.
From beautiful bottles of wine (yes, really!), to an artisanal charcuterie hamper (that means ham through the door) and a spa in a box, exciting presents come in small parcels. All prices listed below include delivery.
WARNING: Edible treats probably shouldn’t be sent through the post to households with dogs.
Finding a selection of the finest cured meats, sourced from award-winning British farms, waiting for you when you get home is the kind of thing we dream of – daily. This box, which comes complete with a personalised card, includes goodies like Serious Pig Snacking Salami, Deli Farm Charcuterie Bresaola and lots nibbles to have with them.
We all need a bit of pampering after a long, long year and this luxurious selection of handmade bath and body products is just the ticket. Give the gift of relaxation with organic soy candles, bath salt infusions and moisturising lotion bars as well as all sorts of other indulgent goodies.
For the person who has everything, or just anyone who loves Christmas, this adorable miniature reindeer tree is easy to assemble and comes with everything needed to decorate it. Pop it on a windowsill or in a kid’s bedroom to spread joy far and wide.
Adam Kay is the fabulously funny doctor-turned-author whose first book, This Is Going To Hurt, became a number one bestseller. Twas The Nightshift Before Christmas is equally as hilarious as Adam delves back into his diaries for a hilarious, horrifying and sometimes heart-breaking peek into the NHS at Christmastime.
Got a loved one with a sweet tooth? Choose from a range of old favourites, retro classics and new flavour combinations to create a personalised sweetie selection they can chomp through until January. It’s a good option if you’re on a budget or have a lot of gifts to send.
This is the gift that keeps on giving. Well, for three months at least. This Botanical Box contains a gorgeous selection of aromatic and seasonal flowers and each selection always contains eucalyptus to stimulate, rosemary to energise, and lavender to relax. All your loved one need do is arrange them.
Help your friends and family keep their pockets organised in style with this soft leather and suede credit card holder from luxury British brand, Aspinal. Emboss their name or initials onto the card holder for an extra special touch. The gift arrives beautifully presented.
Do your friends or relations know their green tea from their oolong? Post them a cuppa and a full afternoon tea spread with no preparation at all. As well as premium estate teas, they’ll receive raspberry jam, Scottish shortbread and tea flavoured-chocolate.
We were sceptical about posting wine through a letterbox until we came across Borough Box. This full-sized 75cl bottle of Australian Chardonnay is totally protected in its packaging and comes in a unique, flat bottle to ensure easy delivery. We’ve done the necessary taste tests and can vouch for its drinkability.
Men’s Dog Socks, Post Boxed, £12.95
We know that socks are the ultimate in clichéd Christmas gifts, but the truth is we can never have too many of them. Especially when they’ve got adorable dog prints on them and are knitted from the softest combed cotton to keep your feet toasty all winter-long.
We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.