Food and Drink

Gifts and Treats to Send a Loved One in Lockdown

Now more than ever, we want to remind our loved ones just how much they mean to us – so we’ve compiled a list of the best gifts to send them during lockdown, whether it’s to celebrate a birthday, or simply just because.

The Gin To My Tonic

With exclusive gin festival boxes for reasonable prices, The Gin To My Tonic offers boxes of all different types of gin to try in the comfort of your own home, you can even create your own combination of craft bottles. Under £30, the festival boxes are a great birthday gift for any gin lover in your life.

Letterbox Flowers

From Bloom & Wild to Bunches, there are a ton of fantastic services still operating and delivering beautiful bouquets on your behalf. You can choose from a number of different options and if you subscribe to the newsletters, they usually share discount codes on a weekly basis.

Touch Note Postcard

I recently discovered the Touch Note App, which allows you to make postcards or greeting cards and send them to your loved ones. They offer a number of different messages, or you can upload your own with images, but it’s a lovely little way of reminding a friend you care. There’s the option to subscribe monthly, but you can also just purchase cards on an individual basis.

Baked Goods

Many local bakers are using social media to promote their delivery service and most people would jump for joy to find doughnuts on their doorstep. Brands such as Gooey are also delivering now, with postal services delivering mouth-watering bakes directly to your door. You can find further delicious options in our earlier article, Choc-Down.


Etsy offers a fantastic selection of independent designers and retailers, who offer a whole host of special gifts to send people. From a simple ‘hug’ to jewellery carrying special messages like ‘I love you’ and ‘you got this’, there’s something for everyone with some really affordable options.  

Self-care Kit

A number of websites are promoting self-care kits, including chocolate, bath-bombs and candles – what a treat! Prezzybox has a real mix of offerings and their pamper box is the perfect stay-at-home treat for someone special, ASOS also offer a Calm Club Big Night In box.


There’s plenty of affordable subscription services online, but our favourites for gift ideas include Glossybox’s monthly beauty bundles (from as little as £8.50) to Pasta Evangelists delicious fresh pasta dishes. If you’re looking to treat any little ones you haven’t seen in a while, a Disney+ subscription is only £5.99 a month and a great way to keep the kids entertained.

Bird & Blend Cheer Me Up Tea Box

Everyone knows the best way to relax is with a good brew, so Bird & Blend’s Cheer Me Up Tea gift set is here to spread some positiviTEA. Offering a range of delicious blends, it’s the perfect way to perk up a loved one in these challenging times.

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