Letter-box treats for the ones you love
It’s amazing what you can send via Royal Mail these days. From glam-rock tops to craft kits for grown-ups, here’s our edit of the best gifts to make someone’s day.
We may not have changed out of our PJs for three days and waving to the postman is now the social highlight of the day, but there’s now light at the end of the lockdown tunnel. Whoop! Until then, why not show your friends and folks (note for diary: Mum’s Day is 14 March) that you love ’em by sending a box of treats. Here’s our pick of postie-friendly gifts from Herts & Beds indies.
Hitchin indie Riot Lounge designs and curates gifts for people who love to celebrate their uniqueness – cue their rockin’ Blondie Glam Rock Pop Gift Box With Treats. Containing an official Blondie t-shirt, silky leopard print scarf and Tatty Devine lightning bolt earrings, all beautifully packaged and posted straight to the door of your glam (rock) mum or punk-loving pal. £48
Otter & Moose
Mum missing you? Bezzie got the lockdown blues? Then send them some love with this Tonic Box, which combines the perfect pair of treats for some self-care. Your weary recipient can sink into a relaxing bath sprinkled with It’s Me Time lavender-scented bath salts, while nibbling on a square to whole bar (depending on level of pantness) of posh Gin & Tonic Dark Chocolate and, hey presto, calmness restored. £9
The Jolly Post Co
From coffee lovers to Penguin bookworms, this Beds-based letterbox company knows variety is the spice of life when it comes to curating that perfect gift. Take this The Tits and Cock Teatowel Box – perfect for the bird watcher in your life or anyone in need of a smutty chuckle and dry plates! £22.99
Know of any bored grown-ups or fidgety littlies? This dinky sewing kit will keep boredom at bay and idle fingers out of trouble. Whistlebrook Kit’s Retro Apple Square cushion comes with everything you need – no sewing experience or a machine required, just the desire for a little therapeutic ‘me’ time. £10
The Pudding Stop
Friends, family, oldies, littlies, the dog… who wouldn’t be chuffed to bits to get a box of brownies through the letterbox, especially these goo-ey little beauties from St Alban’s local The Pudding Stop? Their Mix & Match Letterbox Brownies lets you choose six from a range of delish bites, including wheat-free options. I’ll have three boxes of the Salted Caramel & Peanut Butter Brownies, please. £25
This little side-street emporium in Bedford is filled with art, vintage, kids and home bits you just have to have. Take this Jellyfish Lantern – not only is it cool and quirky (though will require a generous-sized letterbox), it’s a brilliant gift for any bored-stiff lockdowner, as they get to make it themselves. The kit come with all the pieces ready to pop out with the folds perforated, plus UHU glue. Self-satisfaction guaranteed! £66
Ruby & Freddies
Cluckety-cluck! Baby showers are a no-show for now but you can still celebrate the new-born in your life with this super-gorgeous Hello World letterbox set from luxury littlies brand, Ruby & Freddies. Take your pick of adorable vests, and they’ll pop it in a box with a Hello World plaque and send it to your pint-sized recipient. £20
The Online Wine Tasting Club
Wine-lovers, ahoy! This Adventure Series box from Tring Winery contains five samples of their fave wines of the month, complete with expert-guided tastings. Each sample comes in a specially developed sachet to keep the tipples in tip-top condition (and much safer than a bottle to squeeze through a letterbox). Perfect for those who have a nose for bouquet, or who just enjoy a big ol’ glass of something delish! From £31.50