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Holiday Gift Guide: Mail Order Gifts

Mail order gifts have a special place in my heart. Here are our favorite websites to help with your holiday shopping AND shipping.

Mail order gifts have a special place in my heart. I’ve got family spread to the four corners of the country. People I love live in the wintry wilds of Michigan, the spacious burbs of Ohio, and the sunny corners of the Southwest.

Todaysmama staff picks

So here it is, our Holiday Gift Guide for Mail Order Gifts. Our favorite websites to help with your holiday shopping and shipping.

LL Bean—Fresh Balsam Wreaths

A few years ago, I sent out of town family a fresh balsam wreath for their front door. Everyone was thrilled. Perfect for those people on your list that “have everything”.

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Olive and Cocoa

This is not your average gift basket. Everything they do is amazing - flowers, food, luxe gifts, and their presentation is fantastic.

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Vermont Country Store

Worried that your Christmas list is being overrun by battery-operated gizmos? I love the simplicity and nostalgic feeling of seeing a Raggedy Ann doll or an old-fashioned Fisher Price camera toy. The Vermont Country Store has treats and toys to take you back to your childhood (or your grandparents!)

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Red Envelope

Looking for something unique, personalized, or pretty? I’ve been giving (and getting) gifts from Red Envelope for years and they have all been treasured. They’ve got it all; baby keepsakes, food gifts, flowers, jewelry, and gifts for those hard to buy for gentlemen in your life.

Superhero Cufflinks. Yes!

Superhero Cufflinks. Yes!


Because you can feel good buying green, earth-friendly gifts AND pick up some sweet mittens at the same time.

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Dean & Deluca

Know someone that would choose fine food over, oh...just about anything else? Dean & Deluca gift baskets will delight the food lover on your list. You can even build your own basket.

Uncommon Goods

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If you're tired of seeing the same products at every big box store, try these truly unique gifts from Uncommon Goods. Their bowl collection includes bowls made from vinyl records, recycled tires or reclaimed tools-- Cool!

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Harry and David

Harry and David is a wonderful place to order gifts for those friends and family that always find themselves with a houseful of guests. Their baskets and gift towers are great for sharing and entertaining.

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Magic Cabin

These people have cornered the market on fairies and knights. Dress ups, building blocks, finger puppets, wall stickers... I love the clean lines and bright colors of this Fairytale Village and my budding architects will enjoy the miniature mechanics of the Tree Fort Kit.

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V Chocolates

Rachael gifted me my very first box of chocolate dipped caramels. Only send these chocolates to someone if you’re prepared for them to use words like “amazing” and “life-changing” when they tell people about your gift.

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