After the year we’ve had, we’re keen to show our loved ones (now, more than ever) how much they mean to us.
So, whether you want to treat your frontline worker friend who could do with a pick-me-up, or send a present to a family member who is struggling at the moment – there are all sorts of care packages and thoughtful gift boxes out there.
From cupcakes and brownies for foodies, to at-home spa kits and reading bundles – there’s something for everyone.
If you’re looking to treat someone special in your life, we’ve rounded up some of our favourites…
Mixed Brownie Box, Cutter & Squidge, £13.90
There’s something for everyone in this mixed brownie box, which features Nutella, salted caramel, classic chocolate, peanut butter, white chocolate and millionaire shortbread bites.
Perfect for chocolate lovers who could do with a little boost.
The Book Package, Don’t Buy Her Flowers, £26
Great for the bookworm in your life, this adorable care package incorporates a book of choice (with more than 30 to choose from). Each box comes with giant chocolate buttons, crisps and a drink – either soft or alcoholic.
What’s more, flavours can be selected for the recipient, to create the most personal box possible.
Spa Night-In Gift Set, Letterbox Gifts, £37
Send a loved one the gift of a spa experience – something we could all do with right now. This letterbox gift set includes chocolate, bath salts, body oil, a candle and truffles.
Everything needed for a relaxing pamper session.
12 Party Cupcakes, Lily Vanilli, £50
You’ve probably seen Lily Vanilli’s incredible cakes all over Instagram – the ones with intricately iced borders and glitter cherries.
But the baking sensation also sells cupcakes and they’re the perfect gift for someone with a sweet tooth – not to mention they are as aesthetically pleasing as they come.
Afternoon Tea For Four, Gail’s, £42
Yes, it might be January and, yes, it might be raining outside, but all the more reason to recreate a British summer’s day. This afternoon tea gift set from Gail’s Bakery is made for four (or two very hungry) recipients.
It includes scones, Rodda’s clotted cream, Gail’s organic jam and lemon curd, four brownie fingers and five honey cakes, alongside four smoked salmon and avocado yoghurt sandwiches, four avocado and egg sandwiches and some loose leaf jing tea.
Whisky Tasting Set, Not On The High Street, £39
For those who are doing Damp January instead of Dry Jan, this whiskey tasting set could be a lovely weekend treat.
It contains 5x3cl bottles including a Bowmore 12-year, Laphroaih 10-year, Caol Ila 12-year, Bunnahabhain Single Malt and a Lagavulin 8-year, alongside some tasting notes.
Ottolenghi Cookbook and Ingredients Set, Sous Chef, £39.99
A great gift for foodies, this set features Ottolenghi’s Simple cookbook, alongside some star ingredients from his recipes including nigella seeds, tahini, preserved lemons, urfa pepper (Isot Biber), ground allspice, zaytoun Palestinian za’atar and Belazu rose harissa.
‘Feel Better’ Gift Box, Boxd, £44.80
Perhaps you know someone who is recovering from coronavirus, or is feeling a little down at the moment? This thoughtful gift box is a lovely way to show you’re thinking of them.
The Feel Better box includes a lavender candle, a chocolate bar, vegan bath bombs, a notebook, a nail polish, lip balm and a greetings card.
Hot Chocolate Gift Set, Whittard, £24
Ideal for those doing Dry January, this hot chocolate gift set offers a deliciously decadent drink to wind down with in the evenings.
It comes with the brand’s classic Luxury and Luxury White hot chocolates as well as a jar of mini mallows.
Craft Beer and Crackling Gift Box, BoroughBox, £24.99
The BoroughBox team offer a whole host of interesting packages, however this craft beer and cracking set is one of their bestsellers.
It features six craft beers and six crackling snack packs to feast on and they’ve all been specially selected to complement one another.
Relax Gift Box, IzzyBee, £26.95
There’s a lot to feel stressed about at the moment, but this box is designed to soothe and calm.
Each of the seven products is great for a pamper session – there are two types of tea, two slabs of chocolate, a clay face mask, Himalayan bath salts and a Bloomtown lip balm tin.
Fashion Letterbox Cookies, Baked by Steph, £28
These stunning handmade cookies are beautifully decorated and can be personalised with a message for your loved one.
If these don’t tickle your fancy, London-based baker Stephanie Giordano also offers engagement, new baby, new house cookie sets and more.
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