With lockdown still here for the next few weeks or so and your diary full of upcoming birthdays, now is the time to show someone you care with a letterbox birthday gift, as we all know the highlight of someone’s day right now always comes down to what the postman delivers. We highlight some of our favourite online birthday gift ideas for all ages and tastes, which includes Crabtree & Evelyn’s herb-themed candle for the keen gardener, Honest burger DIY kit for the burger fanatic, Ladurée macaroons for your Mum and top-quality sleepwear from Slip to gift your sister.
For Your Sister
Slip Silk Beauty Sleep Collection, £119
Take your bedtime routine to the next level and fight the signs of ageing while you sleep with the ultimate sleeping duo from Slip. The beauty sleep collection consists of a slipsilk pillowcase and slipsilk sleep mask, available in a variety of colourways to choose from and finished in the softest and most comfortable silk we’ve come across, thanks to the brand’s crafting using the highest grade mulberry silk – you’ll wonder how you ever slept without this dream duo.
For Your Dad
Honest Burger DIY Kit, £17 + £6 Nationwide Delivery
Undoubtedly one of the finest British burger restaurants around, Honest Burgers offers a variety of mouth-watering DIY burger kits for you to perfect your burger making skills at home. The restaurant group has established a large cult following, and its delicious signature Honest at Home kit includes everything you need to recreate that famous Honest cheese and bacon burger at home (minus the lettuce, as it doesn’t travel well) expect riotously delicious results and brownie points from Dad too for making his day.
For A Friend
Dana Levy Multicolour Personalised Glass Bead Bracelet, £39
If you’re looking for colourful beaded bracelets, look no further than London based jeweller Dana Levy. The brand specialises in rainbow friendship bracelets and mostly feature a personalisation element, making Dana Levy the perfect choice for a truly exclusive bracelet for a close friend.
For Your Brother
Warner’s Distillery Honeybee Gin, £38
Deliver the gift of gin to a loved one on their birthday with best of British brand Warner’s. The award-winning Honeybee gin is our highlight from the range, made from 100% natural ingredients using a unique blend of real honey from the farm’s own hives, along with juniper, lavender and elderflower to name just a few. Offering deliciously different flavours this lockdown and beyond. Plus, you can also personalise the bottle with a message of your choice.
Meri Meri Lila Doll, £60
A new Meri Meri doll is always a guaranteed winning birthday gift. Made of high-quality calico cotton with a polyester filling and complete with Meri Meri’s signature wool hair and embroidered features. Every doll features a stylish outfit, which children can mix and match with several dress-up kits (available separately). Lila will easily become a firm favourite and will be cherished for years to come.
For Your Grandparents
Crabtree & Evelyn Herb Candle, £25
Who doesn’t love a good quality scented candle? This herb-infused candle is perfect for the keen gardener and the eco packaging that the candle arrives in is embedded with sweet basil seeds to grow your own herb garden – two gifts in one is always a winner in our eyes.
For Your Boyfriend
Bleu de Chanel Parfum Spray, £106
Buying for men can be tricky, but Chanel fragrances are guaranteed to please the male in your life. Our top pick for a lockdown birthday is Bleu de Chanel Parfum, woody and aromatic with notes of peppermint, grapefruit, ginger nutmeg and frankincense that are understated and masculine.
For Your Mum
Ladurée Macaroons Box of Eight Macaroons, £19.50
For a spectacular sweet treat for that chic relative in your life, head to French brand Ladurée for an array of Parisian goodies to send from a distance. You cannot beat a deluxe box of Ladurée’s delectable macaroons in an array of sumptuous flavours including our favourite of the moment, a passion fruit heart macaron decorated in a bronze glaze, along with raspberry and rose-flavoured macaroons. Beautifully presented in Ladurée’s love-themed gift box – a present you cannot go wrong with.
For Your Cousin
Guerlain KissKiss Tender Matte lipsticks, £31
Guerlain is the ideal brand for those looking for an instant self-isolation birthday pick-me-up and would make a stunning gift to a lipstick collector thanks to the slick black and gold packaging. Ultra-nourishing, lightweight, long-lasting for up to 16 hours wear and in a beautiful velvet matte finish.
Birthday Table Decorations
Meri Meri Party Props, From £5
Whether you’re after striking dinner plates or some party props to make that lockdown birthday just that extra bit special, Meri Meri’s collection of stylish tableware is worth adding to your shopping basket pronto. The new SS21 range includes magic, Peter Rabbit, princesses and our favourite tea with the fairies.
For a Teen
Lush Customisable Gift Boxes, Prices Start From £5
These customisable gift boxes make the perfect gift to send to the young Lush fan. Create a tailor-made box from just £5 and fill up with a range of hair treatments, shower jellies, wash cards, fragrances and the famous Lush bath bombs. Once you have selected your product edit, you can then make your box even more bespoke with an array of customisation options available in different colourways, sleeve designs and messages.
For a Baby
BabyBjörn Baby Dinner Set, £39
BabyBjörn is our go-to brand for baby accessories built to last and this baby dinner set, available in four pastel shades is easy to clean and easy to use. Plus, the set arrives at your door in a beautifully presented gift box – a practical gift that will be remembered every mealtime.
A Birthday Gift For Yourself
Cam Cam Copenhagen Windflower Blue Cushion, £30
Danish brand Cam Cam Copenhagen, renowned for its timeless, classic, beautiful products for babies, children and your home. A highlight from the highly sought-after interiors range includes this windflower pastel blue cushion, featuring a floral-style print that will brighten any interior.
For Your Aunt
Sanctuary Spa Time To Glow Gift Set, £25
Who wouldn’t like to open this bumper gift set on their birthday morning? Packed with five of the Sanctuary’s glow-giving skincare favourites, it is definitely one of our self-care brands of choice. The keepsake box features enchanting floral illustrations and we swear by the liquid gold bath elixir for creating that tranquil environment and not to mention leaving your skin incredibly nourished.