Convenient ways to spread cheer this bank holiday

Send Easter love through the letterbox! Seven convenient ways to spread cheer this bank holiday

  • Hanna Woodside says there is an abundance of online letterbox gifts for Easter
  • She says the gifts are convenient for no fiddly wrapping and Post Office queues
  • Here, Hanna shares seven alternative letterbox ideas available across the UK

If ever there was an Easter to send something lovely in the mail — this is it. With ongoing restrictions keeping many families apart, we will be relying on the postman to deliver treats to loved ones.

And thankfully this year there is an abundance of online letterbox gifts to choose from. The items are packed into a slimline box designed to fit through the flap of the postbox, and sent directly to the recipient.

That means no fiddly wrapping or epic Post Office queues for the sender, and no pesky missed delivery slips or needing to answer the door at the other end

It’s a brilliantly convenient way to send presents and pick-me- ups. Here are seven alternative letterbox ideas…

Hanna Woodside reveals seven alternative ideas available across the UK for sending love through the letterbox this Easter. Pictured: Happy Easter Wildflower Seed Letterbox Gift

SEED TREATS

Happy Easter Wildflower Seed Letterbox Gift, £14, notonthehigh street.com

This eco-aware Easter treat contains a personalised seed packet decorated with floral rabbits. It has a mix of bee and butterfly-friendly wildflower seeds that can be sown any time of the year (just sprinkle in soil in a sunny spot in the garden, or on a windowsill). There is also a bar of luxury ethical chocolate from Love Cocoa.

SPRING BISCUITS 

Letterbox Biscuits, from £9, biscuiteers.com

Letterbox Biscuits (pictured) have a subtle lemony flavour and a firm shortbread texture

These hand-iced biscuits come in three designs: a cheerful chick (£9), a set of spring lambs and daffodils (£25), or two white rabbits and a pastel Easter egg (£25). The biscuits are as delicious as they are attractive, with a subtle lemony flavour and a firm shortbread texture.

FOREVER FLOWERS 

Shida Preserved Flowers Letterbox Bouquets, from £28, shida.florist

Shida Preserved Flowers Letterbox Bouquets (pictured) can look good for up to a year

For a different take on Easter blooms, try sending dried flowers — very on trend right now, and longer-lasting than a fresh bouquet. If you keep dried flowers out of strong sunlight and away from humidity, they can look good for up to a year.

Shida Preserved Flowers has one of the widest selections of dried letterbox bouquets available online.

Spring arrangements include fluffy bunny tails, vibrant pink gypsophila and fragrant lavender and eucalyptus.

BROWNIE BONANZA

Simply Cake Co. Letterbox Brownies, from £12.50, simplycake co.com

Simply Cake Co. Letterbox Brownies (pictured) is a sturdier choice than a chocolate egg

If you’re sending something edible for Easter, make it brownies. Sturdier than a chocolate egg, the denser and more moist the brownies are, the better they will travel.

Inside Simply Cake Co’s letterbox delivery is a row of six delicious, gooey slabs of chocolate brownie. Choose from different flavours or go for a classic mixed box (think: salted caramel, peanut butter, triple chocolate chunk).

COCKTAIL HOUR 

NIO Cocktails (box of six), £39, niococktails.co.uk

NIO Cocktails (pictured) arrive pre-mixed for simple shaking and pouring over ice

The four-day Easter weekend is the perfect excuse for a cocktail. Making them at home is usually a bit of a faff, but NIO Cocktails (NIO stands for ‘needs ice only’) arrive pre-mixed in space-saving flat, square pouches — you simply give them a shake, snip off the corner and pour over ice.

There are spring mixes, such as the Garden of Russia, a vodka sour with an elderflower twist. You can build a box of your giftee’s favourites or choose from themed collections, such as ‘sour’, ‘bitter-sweet’ or ‘whiskey’.

DIY SPA

Marigold Charms Luxury Organic Letterbox Spa Collection, £26, notonthe highstreet.com

Marigold Charms Luxury Organic Letterbox Spa Collection (pictured) is a luxury spa-in-a-box for encouraging relaxing 

Help someone make the most of the bank holiday by encouraging them to relax with this luxury spa-in-a-box from natural skincare brand Marigold Charms.

The self-care kit contains a solid moisturiser bar, mineral bath salt infusion, aromatic soap, hand-poured plant wax candles and ‘bath madeleines’ that melt into the water.

SMART STATIONERY 

Daydream Paper Studio Monogram Stationery Letterbox Gift Set, £48, etsy.com

Daydream Paper Studio Monogram Stationery Letterbox Gift Set (pictured) contains two notebooks and a notepad, as well as 12 smart notecards

Personalised stationery with a monogram is always very classy.

And Daydream Paper Studio has created stylish hand-lettered stationery in England; its letterbox gift set contains two notebooks and a notepad made from recycled paper, plus a set of 12 smart notecards with matching lined envelopes and sealing stickers — everything crisply monogrammed with the recipient’s initial.

Beautifully presented — tied up in string and wrapped in polka-dot tissue paper — it makes a sophisticated (and useful) present.

You can expect to receive a handwritten ‘thank you’ on one of the notecards.

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