Monday, 21 November 2011

{Fabulous Finds: Mail Order Food Gifts}

A friend of mine had her second baby the other week, another girl (she's very cute too!). I wasn't sure what to get her as a gift.... she already has all the girls clothes, toys etc that she would need. So I decided to get something for her and her other half.... I sent them a cake in the post from Sponge. They loved it! At the moment Sponge are doing an offer if you join their family - send a cake to someone and get a cake sent to you for free. I chose the Victoria Sponge and here is my free cake... it was yum! (If you are wondering, my cake platter was a gift from my sister from Corn Kist Ceramics).

Another company I have used to send food in the mail is Send Happiness. I hadn't heard about this company until I saw a post by Love in the Nest and I thought it was a brilliant concept. It's really simple - you pick a box, pick a treat (such as Haribo sweets... I do love some pick n'mix!), write a message and your box is sent to your chosen recipient. All this from just £3.99. I sent a box to my sister from my two kiddies and she was delighted when it arrived.

A few other companies that I've heard great things of but I'm yet to use are Biscuiteers - delicious hand iced biccies direct to your door and they look amazing! There is also an offer for £5 off your first biscuit tin when you sign up to their newsletter. I love the look of their advent calendar tin...

The Food Stork is another... they deliver freshly prepared food gifts to new parents - how brilliant is that! The gift boxes have some meals that sound just delish. How about roasted sweet tomato & thyme soup... or wild sea trout, shallot & home-grown herbs fishcakes... and the chocolate & almond brownies  look sooooo good!!

Here are some other food gifts that can be ordered online that I liked the look of (can you tell that I love online shopping?).

This Ultimate Gin & Tonic Kit from Whisk Hampers via Not on The High Street would be perfect for a few of my friends... we do love a wee G&T.

I also found this on Not on The High Street... Choc-affair, which is a stick of chocolate and sugar all ready to be swirled into some hot milk for the perfect hot chocolate. 

I can't resist a good cup of tea! I normally drink Tetley Decaf but I will occasionally have some fruit tea (fav is apple & cinnamon) or something a bit different. When I was in Nice, France with the hubby I had a chocolate flavoured tea at a little cafe that was recommended in our rough guide. I have found this gift from teapigs... it's a Christmas Cheeky gift set and one of the teas is 'chocolate flake tea' and the description says it's like dunking a chocolate biscuit into your tea. Yum! I've had the 'spiced winter red tea' and it smelled gorgeous & tasted great - very festive!

Christmas Cheeky gift set from teapigs

Don't forget to let me know what you think of my finds, and share any of you own recommendations.


  1. I LOVE these posts. They very much appeal to my online shopping habit. *Resists temptation to reach for purse and start buying*. Am going to check out Sponge for some free cake. Thanks. Meg Rivers Cakes is good for cakes too. (I got sent some when I had my son) I think you're right, sending a new cake is a great new baby pressie - good to have something in for the hungry visitors!

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment... I was out at the shops today and it just reinforced my love of shopping online!

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