15 Best Gift Box Ideas for Isolation Birthdays | Letterbox Gifts | Send to Family and Friends | UK

Lockdown birthdays are hard. Unable to leave the house. Unable to see family and friends.

So, make your loved ones feel extra special; whether you're separated or isolating together in the same household. Here you'll find letterbox gift ideas available for home delivery. Subscription boxes, gift sets and make-it-yourself kits that are sure to raise a smile and keep them busy whilst in quarantine.

We've featured some of our favourite small businesses - because there's no better time to support independents!

Each listing recommends a related greeting card from the Coulson Macleod collection. You can also use our search tool above to find add-on products (wall art, stationery and mugs) to put together an exquisite hamper of your own.

1. Calm Club 'Big Night In' Box

A 'big night in' is the new 'big night out'. Stay at home in style. This beautifully presented gift box contains a patchouli soy wax candle, ceramic mug, sleep mask, super cosy socks and a wooden puzzle to re-focus the mind. Self-care has never been more important.

Luckies of London £39.95 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our luxury foil 'Homebody' birthday card HERE


2. Cocktail Delivery Box


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Local to the Coulson Macleod studio in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Because it's important to shout about small businesses. This cocktail delivery box is a genius idea. Includes ingredients for 6 cocktails, instruction cards & glassware. Elegantly decorated with rustic twine and fresh flowers. Great for birthdays, hen parties and baby showers. They even offer mocktail options. You can also choose to have an exquisite food platter delivered with your cocktails. See box number 3 below.

Occasion Bar Co. £45 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Gin Bunny' birthday card HERE


3. Magnificent Foodie Platters


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Another local business that we absolutely love. All That Platters offer food boxes that are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. For a taste of the Mediterranean, go for their classic savoury platter filled with cured meats, cheese, olives, breadsticks and sundried tomatoes. For friends with a sweet tooth, choose their afternoon tea or sweetie platter. You could even send them a birthday brunch box! For something extra special, send with the Occasion Bar Co. cocktail box above.

All That Platters Prices from £15 FIND THEM HERE | Pair with our 'Culinary Genius' birthday card HERE

4. Artisan Coffee Pack

One for your coffee-loving friends. A cup of artisan coffee is a perfect way to start a day working from home. Explore the finest freshly-roasted coffee from all over South America. With intriguing flavour notes such as cherry, lime, apricot, bourbon and butterscotch. Available for a wide variety of brewing methods. Small batches hand-crafted in Northamptonshire.

Perkulatte Prices from £9.99 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our luxury foil 'Coffeeholic' birthday card HERE


5. Time to Unwind Box

Take a moment to de-stress with this aromatherapy gift box. Featuring a hand-poured candle, mood-fixing mist spray and a pulse point rollerball. 100% natural essential oils with a blend of geranium, orange and nutmeg.

Tisserand £20 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our mood-boosting 'Smile' quotes card HERE


6. Bread Makers Box

What do you do when bread is in short supply? Make your own of course. There really is nothing like the smell of freshly baked bread filling the house. You can either purchase individual kits or a rolling monthly subscription. Past recipes include honey seeded rolls, soda bread loaf and gingerbread doughnuts. Delicious! They'll be ready for the Great British Bake Off in no time at all.

Honeywell Biscuit Co. Prices from £14.99 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Brilliant Baker' birthday card HERE


7. Easy Rider Cyclist's Kit

Getting out into the fresh air on a bike ride is good for the soul. Make sure they're fully prepped for their daily exercise with this essential kit for cyclists. Contains an oakmoss scented 3 in 1 wash gel, chamois cream and mint lip salve.

Gentlemen's Hardware. £18 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Super Cyclist' birthday card HERE


8. Bath, Shower and Body Box

Packaged in a trendy terrazzo patterned box with eye-catching rainbow holographic foil. This pretty little gift set is perfect for daughters and nieces. Includes bath slabs, sugar scrubs, rainbow dust and shower steamers. All products are vegan-friendly.

Miss Patisserie £25 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Beauty' Wise Words quote card HERE


9. Botanical Fresh Flower Box

Brighten someone's day with a delivery of fresh flowers. Lovingly hand-packed to fit through a letterbox. You can order individual boxes for special occasions or subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months. Add a handwritten note for that extra special touch.

Flower Be Prices from £11.95 FIND THEM HERE | Pair with our 'Gardening Guru' birthday card HERE


10. Mixed Case of Small Beer

Small beer, as we have now learned, is a lager or ale with a lower percentage of alcohol. Before the 19th century, sanitation was so poor that people drank 'small beer' instead of potable water. It was a common drink among sailors. Fast forward a few hundred years, and Small Beer Brew Co. has reignited the demand for this traditional drink using artisanal brewing methods in South Bermondsey. Choose from a lager, dark lager, steam or session pale. Anyone who loves craft beer will certainly have a favourite.

Small Beer Brew Co. Prices from £15 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Beer Connoisseur' birthday card HERE


11. Breakfast in Bed Box

Breakfast in bed. What a treat! Make sure they start their birthday the right way with this wonderful box set. Contains a mini personalised milk bottle, honey, raspberry jam, Bottega gold prosecco and English Breakfast teabags. A lovely gesture!

Fora Creative £45 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Sunshine' mini foil card HERE


12. Freakshake Party Kit

One for the whole family! If you have a bit of a sweet tooth and have never made an extravagant 'freakshake', you're certainly missing out. These are no ordinary milkshakes. This kit includes all the dry ingredients you'll need to make 4 spectacular creations for a special occasion. With homemade cookies to pop on the top. Simply add milk, ice cream and cream - the three most important food groups.

Honeywell Biscuit Co. Prices from £14.50 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Choco-holic' birthday card HERE


13. Classic Book Club Box

For a bookworm, there's really nothing better or more relaxing than curling up on the sofa with a good book (and perhaps a cup of tea, too). When the outside world is a little strange and uncertain, you can always calm your mind by immersing yourself in a story. Bookishly offer single book crates and monthly subscription gifts. They are also running a service that lets you donate a classic book to someone in need - which we think is rather lovely.

Bookishly Prices from £28 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Book Lover' birthday card HERE


14. Artisan Chocolate Box

Another company local to our studio in Kettering - offering nationwide delivery. Explore Chocolate craft artisan, luxury chocolates that are beautifully decorated by hand. The CM team can confirm that they're also extremely delicious. Just launched is the 'Destination Box' of 18 bonbons - 'bringing faraway flavours to your door this summer'. Featuring maple ganache (Canada), lemon and olive (Sicily), and mango lhassi (India) to name a few.

Explore Chocolate Prices from £6.50 FIND THEM HERE | Pair with our 'Chocolate' Wise Words quotes card HERE


15. MOOD Craft Subscription Box

One of the coolest subscription boxes we've ever seen. Perfect for the crafting queen in your life. Each box contains 5 - 6 items collated together in order to boost your creativity. Inspired by the very latest design trends. If they love to cross-stitch. If they're a bit of stationery addict, then they'll love this box. Previous boxes have even included some of our favourite candles by local makers, Lollyrocket.

Innocent Bones Prices from £15 FIND IT HERE | Pair with our 'Crafting Queen' birthday card HERE


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