If you are unable to visit family this Christmas, you might be wondering what gift to send them. You may not want to risk sending delicate or fragile items by post, and large items may be expensive to send. It could be that you are unable to get to the shops or the Post Office, but still wish to send something to let loved ones know you are thinking of them. Here are some suggestions for thoughtful gifts to send to people you are unable to see in person this festive season.

Gift Cards

Gift cards are the perfect gift for anyone, as they are available in almost every category. They are ideal if you are unsure what to get for someone, or if they would rather pick something themselves, and fit easily into an envelope for posting. Visit www.giftsvouchers.co.uk for a wide range of gift cards, including fashion, eating out and days trips.

Adopt an Animal

Animal adoption is a thoughtful and rewarding gift. The recipient will receive a pack, which can include a cuddly toy, and they can look forward to regular updates about the animal they have adopted. Both you and the named adopter can be happy in the knowledge that you are part of something that makes a difference to an endangered animal.


Many of us already have plenty of material things, so buying an experience is a great alternative gift. Gifting someone a day of doing something they enjoy will give them memories to last a lifetime, and with couple or group options, you can combine gifts for multiple people. Experience gifts come in a wide range of categories, including spa therapies, action packed adventure days, creative sessions and dining out.

Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes can cater to a wide variety of interests, and you can purchase one of them with a set number of monthly deliveries or a rolling subscription. If interested you can also go through these 10 Reasons Why Monthly Subscription Boxes Are the Best Thing to Happen to You. Many types of subscriptions are available including, but not limited to:

  • Beauty
  • Food and drink
  • Merchandise
  • Crafting
  • Books
  • Activities
  • Stationery
  • Self-care

Magazine Subscriptions

As with subscription boxes, there are magazine subscriptions available for all tastes. Purchasing a magazine subscription for someone is the gift that keeps giving, as they can look forward to a new issue at regular intervals. With hundreds of magazines to choose from, there is something to suit everyone.


There are many ready-made gift hampers to choose from which can be sent direct to the recipient, meaning less hassle for you. They come in a range of sizes, prices and themes, including pampering, food and drink, and crafts. Food and drink hampers can be catered to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.

There are plenty of options available to let your loved ones know you care about them even if you cannot be with them this Christmas. The benefit to yourself is that most of these gifts can be ordered from the comfort of your own home with minimal effort in a matter of minutes.

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.