Parcels you don’t have to wait in for: we take a look at Postboxed, the popular site sending hand-wrapped gifts.

Where there’s a problem, there’s a solution – or more oft than not, a website built to help you out. It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. Hate the idea of sending a Christmas present, only for the recipient to come home to a ‘Missed Delivery’ slip on their doormat? If that’s a bugbear – it so is for us – scroll around Postboxed, the popular site sending hand-wrapped gifts direct to recipients, which are designed to fit through the letter-box.

Whoever it is, whether you’re sending Christmas gifts to your mum, brother, wife, girlfriend or best friend, look to the specially curated Christmas gift boxes at All their gift boxes, packed with goodies from jewellery to stationery to chocolates and books, are designed especially to fit through the postbox. They are beautifully wrapped and come with a personalized gift card, ready to be placed straight under the Christmas tree. Boom! No more postman angst.

Each gift box parcel is filled with unusual gifts from independent, and also better-known, brands carefully selected for their quality and individuality. Nothing thoughtless or mass market here, thank you very much.

We’ve got our eye on the Christmas Signature Box (For Her) that includes goodies such as Coco Chocolatier’s Earl Grey & Bergamot Chocolate, Azuni London Aqua Athena Drop Earrings and the Sloane Stationery Bright Ideas Pocket Notebook.

And, if making up your mind is just too tricky (we know the feeling, that gift list is long), you can opt for the Mystery Gift Box tailored to your recipient. The Mystery Gift Box contains items with combined prices higher than the price you pay; all items are gift-wrapped separately and placed in the same letterbox friendly box with a customized gift card.

And so there you have it, a little tipoff to make sending Christmas gifts a darn sight easier, by solving that age-old issue of post office queues.

December 2017