Gift Edit 2023

38 Gifts That Are Easy to Mail

updated Nov 30, 2023
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This feature is part of Apartment Therapy's Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

Anyone who loves the holidays, birthdays, and “just because” presents knows that there’s no satisfaction like finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list. It takes time and dedication, but it’s totally worth it in the end. Unfortunately, we can’t always hand-deliver gifts to our loved ones in person. Luckily, there are plenty of thoughtful, easy-to-mail gifts out there that you can have shipped straight to a loved one’s door or pop into a box or padded mailer. Whether you’re shopping for a relative, a distant significant other, or you need ideas for everyone on your list, we’ve got you covered.

After all, there’s no surprise more pleasant than getting an unexpected shipment from a loved one, whether it’s a care package with mittens and hot chocolate or a cheese bundle with everything one needs to craft the perfect charcuterie board. It makes the gifting experience that much more special, and we promise your recipient will enjoy opening any of the thoughtful gifts below.

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From our partner
Murray's Cheese

You might not be able to make it to your loved one's next home gathering, but you can still help make it special by mailing the Party Starter cheese box from Murray's Cheese. It arrives with everything your favorite host needs to make a stellar charcuterie board, including a hunk of buffalo mozzarella, two different kinds of flatbread, blue cheese stuffed olives, sliced sopressata, and more. The bundle serves up to six people, so the whole group can get in on crafting the perfect bite.

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This clever, compact little ice cream maker lets your giftee make their own custom ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or gelato in under 30 minutes. And since it weighs less than a pound it's easy to pull out, use, then store frequently; no more lugging a heavy appliance in and out of the cabinet.

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Our Place
was $35.00

Just a dish towel? Hardly! Our Place's double dish towels are dual sided for multiple purposes. The split waffle and flat weave on one side are perfect for drying and soaking up spills. The terry on the other side is for scrubbing. There's a built-in elastic cord so you can use a towel to create a lid cover damkoni for steaming. And, of course, they include a loop for easy hanging.

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Every winter, it's the same thing: We want to keep our little fingers warm while we text in chilly weather, but we've lost our favorite pair of gloves yet again. Solve this problem for someone by gifting these chic cableknit touchscreen texting gloves. They come in dozens of colors and combinations.

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was $22.99

A fun gift for those wanting to explore more about themselves, this classic set of tarot cards comes with a helpful guidebook. The deck features the designs British illustrator and occultist Pamela Coleman Smith created for the Waite-Smith set in 1910 — basically the OG tarot cards.

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This faux fur throw is plush, soft, and luxurious. What else do we need to say? You could play it safe and choose a neutral black and white, but maybe those jewel tones of bronze, turquoise, or purple are calling your recipient's name.

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was $19.99

There's hot chocolate, and then there's earthy-cinnamony Mexican hot chocolate from legendary Los Angeles bakery La Monarca. This blend is made with organic, fair-trade cacao and other natural ingredients. Bonus: no melting in the mail.

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was $24.95

We love the idea of sending just about any cookbook as a holiday gift. But James Park's condiment-celebrating book is particularly special, as it spotlights a somewhat niche culinary category. Chili Crisp: 50 Recipes to Satisfy Your Spicy, Crunchy, Garlicky Cravings is sure to delight those who like it hot.

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Bauble Bar

A super-soft, machine-washable blanket is a pretty cool gift. But customize that knit blanket with the recipient's initials in a repeating pattern, and it's all the more special. There's no wait when you order this gift, either, which is handy if you happen to be a tad behind in your holiday shopping.

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was $119.00

All of your fashionable friends will thank you for helping them make their clothes look their best (with almost no effort). This steam iron heats up in three minutes, and its pointed tip makes it easy to smooth out wrinkles in annoying crevices. The travel-friendly size also makes the press easy to throw in a suitcase or keep at the office, too.

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Clevr Blends
was $79.00

Imagine getting the gift of better sleep right in your mailbox — so dreamy! The Oprah-approved Sleeptime Superlatte in this bundle helps you fall and stay asleep with natural herbs, and the Chai Superlatte is the perfect coffee alternative for anyone who wants a cozy, energizing beverage without the jitters. Use the included frothing wand to create a luxurious mouthfeel in these and any warm drink.

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Everyone deserves to enjoy their white wine chilled. Your holiday giftees can leave this clever accessory in the freezer and take it out whenever they want to extend the freshness of a glass of their favorite white, sparkling, or rose. In the summer, these really are wine's best friend — they keep things cool for up to 45 minutes, even in the heat.

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was $99.00

Practical gifts often make the best gifts, and that's especially true with these nifty devices. Help your loved ones keep track of their most prized possessions — including handbags, phones, wallets, bicycles, keys, just to name a few— and they'll never stop thanking you. Don't be surprised if they get you one next year to return the favor!

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Add subtle boho vibes to a coffee table or bar cart with this set of six woven seagrass coasters. The neutral color and texture will work seamlessly in any room and can instantly elevate any coffee table or dresser.

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Gift your friend a charming notebook from Papier. We love this graphic, plant-inspired design, but there are hundreds to choose from, ensuring you can personalize your pick to whoever your recipient is.

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was $27.00

You might be wondering if an artisanal s’mores kit is what’s been missing from your life all these years, and the answer would be a resounding yes. Each kit contains individually wrapped, handcrafted marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate squares that can be assembled and roasted over any open flame, making them perfect for an at-home date night or a camping trip. Gift one to your bestie, and enjoy this classic wintertime activity together.

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was $34.00

Homesick makes some of our favorite candles, and this festive-yet-relaxing scent is no exception. With base notes of Champagne grapes and top notes of mandarin and grapefruit, it will add a pleasing aroma to both celebrations and chill evenings at home.

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was $9.00

There’s a lot to love about these minimalist Turkish hand towels. In addition to being affordable, they’re also super soft and easy to fold, making storage a breeze and mailing even easier.

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was $1.96

The best gifts are the ones that make people smile. The simplicity of the macrame rainbow keychain is what makes it a crowd-pleaser, no matter whom you gift it to. Choose from two color schemes for endless fun.

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Frequently touted as “the most comfortable mask I’ve ever worn” by reviewers, this mask is made by hand from Japanese fabrics and has two adjustable ear loops, a wire nose piece, and two sizing options for the perfect fit. And, if your giftee wears glasses, they'll love that the snug and secure fit also means no more foggy lenses.

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Atlas Coffee Club
was $109.00

If you want to guarantee your gift will be memorable, make it a subscription. This coffee subscription sends freshly roasted beans every month for six months, so your giftee will think of you with every cup. And the monthly brew tips and flavor description cards are small but impactful additions that put this gift over the top.

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Uncommon Goods

Gift a pair of socks that's a little bit more personal. These zodiac star sign socks will pleasantly surprise the astrology enthusiast in your life, and they're made from a sustainable bamboo blend that’s also breathable for extra comfy wear.

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Uncommon Goods

It’s been a few decades since the '80s and '90s, but the music from those eras lives on. Now you can put all of that nostalgia to good use with this Hum The Song game. From those unforgettable love ballads and rock 'n' roll classics to TV theme songs and dance hits, all those mix tapes and middle school dances will finally come in handy.

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Every friend whose keys you’ve ever helped find needs one (or two) of these Bluetooth trackers — yesterday. Their app easily syncs with Android and iPhone, and they'll be there to help even when you’re not.

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White marble can make anything look sophisticated — even luggage tags. This box set includes three faux leather tags with buckle enclosures. Each one has a different saying printed in embossed gold lettering. No one will ever know you snagged all three for less than $15.

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was $19.99

With more than 54,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, this might just be the perfect sleep mask. Its unique design features an adjustable nose piece that allows you to custom fit the mask to your giftee's face so they can block out every last bit of light. The five layers of ultra-soft and breathable fabric also make it comfortable and easy to sleep in.

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Uncommon Goods

Your BFF will never lose their spot in a good book again with this magnetic bookmark, which points right to the paragraph they want it to. Made from super soft faux leather, the magnetic enclosures hold it in place while still being soft enough not to damage those delicate pages.

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World Market

Whether your loved one is cooking, gardening, painting, or making pottery, this pullover smock will keep their clothes clean without making the wearer fuss with uncomfortable loops and ties. They can simply slip the crossback apron over their head, and they're ready to go. Available in five colors, it’s a versatile gift that everyone on your list is sure to love.

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was $15.99

Candle junkies will love this battery-operated lighter. It’s safer than traditional lighters and matches because it requires absolutely no gas or fuel. Instead, it uses an electric spark and can be used up to 500 times on a single charge. Simply plug it into any USB port to charge, and take it anywhere.

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Pottery Barn
was $29.50

Slippers are super plush, warm, and one of the easiest gifts to mail. This pair from Pottery Barn is no exception. The slippers' teddy bear-inspired fabric is the ultimate way to pamper someone you love.

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Uncommon Goods

Repping your home state just got easier, thanks to these awesome ice cube molds. Each silicone tray features six large molds that ice cubes with extra clear-cut designs, perfect for upgrading soda, cocktails, and more.

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If you’re looking for a way to send coziness in a gift box, look no further than this specialty shop on Etsy. This box comes fully wrapped with everything your recipient will need to kick back and savor the present moment: A pair of cotton-wool blend knit socks, a stainless steel campfire mug, an unscented candle, a vegan leather travel journal, a pack of handmade salted caramels, a rustic wooden ornament, and your choice of chai, herbal tea, espresso, or hot chocolate.

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There’s something so luxurious about cloth dinner napkins, and they’re one of those gifts that most people wouldn't buy for themselves. This particular set is its own work of art. They're made from Parachute's 100-percent flax linen fabric. What's more, the napkins come in a light bone color, as well as a striking striped pattern. They’re perfect for dinner parties or even for making Monday night dinners at home feel like a high-end occasion.

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Forget #MondayMotivation. How about #EverydayMotivation with this 12 inch by 18 inch print for their home office? Printed on heavyweight matte or glossy paper, all it needs is the right frame to make it pop in any space.

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Williams Sonoma

Just when you thought mochi ice cream couldn’t get any better, now you can make your own with your ice cream of choice. Williams Sonoma’s DIY mochi ice cream kit provides all the ingredients and tools you need to make your own mochi at home, including the reusable mold and metal cutter. All you have to do is pick your favorite foodie's preferred ice cream flavor.

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There are bath towels and then there are waffle bath towels from Parachute. Lightweight, soft, and super absorbent, customers rave about them for good reason. It’s hard not to fall in love with the timeless honeycomb weave that puts this towel in a league of its own.

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P.F. Candle Co.

This fan-favorite candle company makes beautiful hanging tag versions of their bestselling scents. They’re perfect for freshening up the car but can also be used just about anywhere, including closets, bathrooms, and wardrobes.

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Uncommon Goods

This set excels at the one thing tea gifts aren't known for: variety. So instead of having two or three flavors (and only liking one), your loved ones will get 15 flavors in small amounts that reduce the chance for waste. The mug and wooden tray set are a handsome enough gift on their own, and the bonus foolproof chamomile plant will make any giftee feel truly pampered.