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5 great gifts by post ideas

Buying gifts for a special someone is a great way to show your appreciation and affection for them. Despite your best efforts, it might not be possible to give your present in person, or you may decide it’s a better option to send it via post. If that’s the case, you’re in luck, as sending your gift through the post is easier than ever before. Here are five of the best gifts you can send through the post.

Plants: Patchplants.com

Flowers are an ok idea, but do you really want the symbol of your affection wilting and dying on a windowsill? A plant will last longer, have more of an impact on the living space and be a conversation piece for guests. The team at Patchplants help you find the right plant for the environment they will live in and for the attention they will receive. Not only will you get their advice, but they stock stylish plant pots to go with your gift. Many plant shops don’t provide pots, which can be a major inconvenience and added cost.

Books: Booksthatmatter.co.uk

Reading has all kinds of benefits. Not to mention the escapism and enjoyment they bring to a real bookworm. When choosing a book as a gift, we recommend buying a book based on the person’s taste, if you already know the authors they like. However, if you don’t know their preferences, it’s safer to go for something light and up lighting. Another option is to opt for a subscription service such as Books That Matter, they choose the latest feminist novel every month and deliver it along with three gifts from other authors. You can pay £17 a month, or receive three months for £45.

Tea: Offblak.com

Whether at home or in the office, vast amounts of tea are consumed every day. It’s always the right time for a cup of tea; it’s the world’s favourite drink, but is it a bit boring for a gift? Not if it’s Offblak tea. Everything from the taste to the design of the pack is slick and different. The flavour is levels above your average builders’ tea. You can order a pack individually or buy a starter pack for a genuine tea lover. A popular variant is the Caffeine Free Collection, which contains mint and blueberry; chamomile and peach and cranberry and cinnamon combinations.

Personalised Cards: TouchNote.com

Bigger is not always better. Sometimes, a postcard can be all it takes to cheer someone up and show them you are thinking of them. TouchNote lets you send custom and personalised cards to any location you want. You can upload your own photos to the online system, along with a personal message, and send it to your special someone. TouchNote provides greeting cards, canvases for a more arty feel, and gallery frames so pieces can be hung on the wall. All of these great options are available straight from the app online.

Food Treats: BadBrownie.com

Everyone knows the way to the heart is through the stomach. So, what better way to show someone how special they are than to send them something delicious? Bad Brownies are a safe and secure way of getting brownies delivered. They have no gluten and vegan brownie options and favourites like Oreo Brownie Bar Surprise. There are bundles available that have combination offers like coffee and brownies to help you make the perfect gift. There is even a fun brownie DIY kit, if you fancy sending something a little more hands on.