Fun Gifts to Send in the Mail – Kimball Corner

We’re moving into the holiday season, which means that gifting is on the mind. Not all our loved ones are close, however, which means that often gifting has to take place over many miles. This can be a wonderful opportunity to shine — send them “gift packs,” themed gift boxes and special sentiments that they’ll be delighted to receive.

It doesn’t really get a whole lot better than discovering an unexpected gift at the mail. With the plethora of bills, responsibilities and junk that often arrives via post, isn’t it lovely to receive something fun? This is especially true in recent times, when everyday life has seemed, well, a bit gloomy. Go ahead — make somebody’s day. Send a small gift and spread some joy.

Looking to surprise that someone you love with a “just because” gift? Searching for ideas for fun gifts to send in the mail for the holidays? We’ve gathered some of our favorite ideas here that will make anyone’s day.

Themed Boxes

For friends, family and loved ones who love their baths, consider putting together a “Spa Day” basket or gift box and include items that they can use to relax and unwind. Include a bottle of deliciously scented bubble bath, a bath pouf or loofah, a box of relaxing chamomile tea, some cookies and a personalized mug in which they can enjoy their beverage while soaking. Consider our popular bath pouf belt with handles, which allows you to clean those hard-to-reach places (like the back) with ease. Add a special bar of gentle soap, such as our goat milk based manuka honey soap from Natures® CommonScents. Our Personalized Tea Bag Mug is perfect to send in a “Spa Day” gift basket — it is easy to personalize with your loved one’s name and provides a side “pocket” that holds a used tea bag after it has seeped for the preferred amount of time. We think they’ll thank you for the reminder that they should stop, take a moment to themselves and relax.

Gifts for Hobbyists

Everyone has a friend who has a special activity that they enjoy. Whether it is knitting, crocheting, coloring, painting or puzzles, this fact can be a great starting point for a gift to send in the mail. Take an activity or hobby that someone loves to do and create a thoughtful gift or gift box to send. For example: know someone who loves to color? Get a new coloring book along with a set of special gel pens, new colored pencils or crayons. There’s something wonderful, thrilling and inspiring about receiving brand-new coloring utensils. Miles Kimball has great options for coloring books in our Hobbies and Books department — check out our selection of coloring books available that will keep your friends and family busy. Puzzles are also a great gift to send in the mail. See a new, interesting puzzle that someone on your gift-giving list would love here in our Puzzles and Trivia nook? Choose a new puzzle to send and include some puzzle glue so that they can preserve the piece that they spent so many hours on. Have someone who is looking for a new way to create something beautiful? Don’t miss our Brain Games Sticker by Number books. These popular books can be something to send to a coloring book fanatic so they can try out something new and exciting.

Gardening Glory

For a friend or family member who just can’t wait for gardening season, consider gathering some unique gardening gifts to send. Add some seeds, wind chimes or other outdoor garden décor and garden accessories to your gift box. Check out our Gardening Tools and lawn tools to see if there is something that they could both love and incorporate into their gardening care routine, such as a new pair of gardening shoes or gloves. For a thoughtful gift, consider one of our garden flags — many which can be personalized. Create a seasonal gift box and add a garden flag to it that corresponds with the season. These quick and easy ways to incorporate movement and color into gardens are a tried-and-true favorite here and are highly recommended here at Kimball Corner. Consider seasonal gifts with some unique yard stakes and figurines — a delight to add to any garden. Decorative garden stakes are also a quick and easy way to brighten up a space and to make great gifts for the outdoor garden décor enthusiast on your gift list. Think seeds are not too interesting and not that exciting to send as gifts in the mail? Think again. Check out our Plants and Garden Rolls, available at Miles Kimball. Developed by a horticulturist, they can be tailored to interests, such as wildflowers or butterflies. They can also be bought for some specific microclimate needs, such as shady areas, sunny areas or ground cover. Of course, everyone loves hanging flowerpots — especially when they’re low maintenance. Check out our realistic artificial flower hanging baskets that come perfectly assembled and ready to hang. These gems are ideal for spaces that are notoriously inhospitable to plants and flowers.

Just Because

Enter into your shopping trips, even to the grocery store, keeping your eyes open for specials and sales. See something that “reminds” you of someone? Buy it. There doesn’t need to be a reason; sometimes the most unexpected surprises are the best. Add a note with a personalized note card or stationery that explains why the item you bought made you think of him or her. These little “just because” gifts don’t have to be much: decorative napkins and pretty paper plates, cute notepads, coffee mugs, pretty journals, interesting-looking books or home décor. Sometimes the best places to find fun gifts are in the checkout lanes. See a magazine you think a friend will love? A decorative lip balm? A travel-sized lotion or cute hand sanitizer keychain? Sometimes these little gifts will cost a bit more to mail than they were to purchase; however, the happiness that these little gifts will inspire will mean so much. We guarantee it. Check out the Special Offers or Sale sections of our departments at Miles Kimball to see if anything here “reminds” you of someone you love. It’s easy to spread love and happiness when you get creative with gifts you send in the mail. Have you received a spectacular in the mail? Share a memorable gift you received in the mail below.

Fun Coffee Décor & Gifts

There’s no substitute for a good cup of coffee in the morning — but cool coffee decorations and gifts are a close second. Miles Kimball knows how many people out there love their brew, and we’ve picked out some of the best ways you can celebrate that love.

With coffee-themed kitchen décor, you can create a home coffee bar, brighten the living room or expand your coffee horizons. Our selections for the best coffee décor and kitchenware will pay the ultimate respect to java. You’ll also find plenty of coffee-themed gifts for family, friends, employees and others who can’t live without their morning Joe. We’ve stocked unique gifts and unexpected finds at an affordable price since 1935 and will do the same for coffee-lovers everywhere.

Coffee-Themed Décor

Tabletop Adornments

 Turn any flat surface — whether it’s a rustic coffee table, kitchen counter or work desk — into a coffee shrine with the right decorations. A metal coffee cup clock is proof that any time is a good time for your favorite brew. Set it by your bed or hang it above the coffee maker for a well-timed alert. Personalized vanity trays are another cool gift. These trays are a perfect place to set down your mug without sloshing any liquid onto the table.

Coffee-Loving Animals

Do you own a large white goose statue or other garden figurines? You can turn them into coffee lovers, too! Simply order an “I Heart Coffee” T-shirt for them to wear proudly in the garden, on the front porch or in the living room. After all, any home can always use an extra messenger of this drink’s power.

A Coffee Nightlight

Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean coffee time ends. Coffee nightlights are cute and functional coffee-themed décor that can show the way when it’s dark outside. Get up before the crack of dawn, find your way to a late-night snack or give your kids some extra security without waking up the entire house.

Coffee Wall Art

Everyone will know how much you love your coffee when that love is covering the walls. Hang a coffee plaque with a simple but to-the-point message such as “Coffee is Always a Good Idea” and “All You Need is Love and a Lot of Coffee”. They just might spur you or the recipient to make an extra cup. If you prefer something with a more vintage or industrial vibe, metal coffee cup wall art is an instant pick-me-up that will have a kitchen buzzing.

Affordable Coffee Gifts

Whimsical Coffee Mugs

Everyone who drinks coffee can use more mugs — especially when it’s a mug chosen and designed just for them. Personalized coffee mugs with a name or message printed on them will quickly become a loved one’s new favorite hot beverage cup. Kids can give their dad a tear-jerking Father’s Day gift with a personalized father mug. Is someone you know a huge fan of both coffee and football? Help them wake up for the big game with an NFL coffee mug. Every team is available so you can enjoy good java no matter who you cheer for.

Coffee Warmers

If you’ve made a great cup of coffee, you want to savor it, not chug it down. But that’s hard to do when the coffee gets cold halfway through. A compact mug warmer will keep your beverage at the right temperature so you can drink it as slow as you want to. Give it to anyone who is tired of lukewarm or cold coffee as they’re getting ready for the day. Insulated coffee carafes will keep larger amounts of coffee hot longer for a second cup that’s as good as the first.

Coffee Holiday Sample Packs

A sampler pack is a great coffee-themed gift for someone who wants to try new brews without going to a shop or buying huge bags of each. The Twelve Coffees of Christmas gift set will be the perfect holiday present. It contains a dozen gourmet blend packets that each make 10-12 cups of coffee — all for an unbelievably low price. You might just end up giving it to yourself! A single-serve Christmas coffee pack is also available. If you want to get a holiday beverage for the whole family, get the Christmas sampler trifecta that includes all the great holiday coffees plus 12 gourmet teas and 12 hot cocoas.

Coffee Snacks

A cup of Joe is even better with a tasty treat on the side. Some bakery snacks or candies are a delightful holiday present or addition to the Christmas party coffee table. Coffee cakes are a clear option, and a pumpkin streusel or apple streusel cake will be gobbled up fast. Dark chocolate espresso beans and caramel macchiato candies also add that coffee flavor to an edible form. Plenty of other breads and cookies also pair well with a coffee palate.

Countertop Holders

Every coffee drinker needs a place to store their coffee-making accessories. A wire coffee pod holder is a creative gift for organizing up to two dozen single-serve pods, whether they be store-bought K-cops or reusable coffee pods. They also can be used for utensils, napkins and other coffee supplies. A ceramic cow creamer is another fun option. Pour milk or cream from these elegant holders at lunch and say goodbye to wasteful disposable containers.