Shops Offering a Gift Service
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Need to send your gifts direct to the recipient? The following websites will oblige! And most of them will include a gift card with your personal message.

Please note we have not included florists in this list - for flowers please see our Flowers Page

Hotel Chocolate
ChocolateHeaders: Chocolates, Drinking Chocolate, Gift Certificates, Corporate, Chocolate Tasting Club
What can we say? If you love chocolate you will be drooling just looking at this website! The chocolates here are tip top quality with ranges suitable for all tastes, including chocolate ranges for vegans and vegetarians. Hotel Chocolate is based in Royston, Herts.
Gift Service: You can choose to send different products to different addresses and add a personal message to each. You can also choose the date you want the items to be sent.

BBC Shop
Headers: Audio books (CDs, Cassettes, MP3 CDs), Books, Calendar, Clothing, DVDs, Mixed Packs, Software, Toys & Games, Videos
The BBC is selling a range of over 4000 BBC related items, including many BBC television and radio productions as either audio books or DVDs or both. BBC books that accompany many productions are also available, as is a limited amount of toys and games. There is also a limited number of software titles, including some nice ones for younger children plus a few for PS2, GBA and Xbox. (For software, click software and then BBC Multimedia Website). I couldn't find any clothing, or calendars!

Beauty Expert
Headers: Skin Care, Bath & Body, Hair Care, Home Spa, Supplements, Kits & Gifts, Mens
Professional beauty and grooming products for men and women from brands including Caudalie, Gatineau, L@Occitane, Molton Brown, Murad, Ren, St Tropez and many more. There is also a skincare advice line - just drop them an email for personal advice from a qualified beauty therapist. Beauty Expert is based in Farnham, Surrey and is the sister site of Mankind, the male grooming specialists.
Gift Service: They will send your order to a different address if you wish plus there is also a luxury gift wrapping service which Includes gift bag, gift tag and message.
Free Delivery on orders >£70

Blah DVD
Headers: DVDs, CDs, Music Downloads, Games, Stuff
Fast and easy to navigate website selling a large range of DVDs and CDs. Many special offers and promotions available. Blah DVD has teamed up with Oxfam to provide music downloads plus, in addition to a small range of gadgets and consumables, they are now offering a wide range of games for PS2, PC, Xbox, Cube, GBA, DS, 360 and PSP. Blah DVD is based in Jersey. There is no VAT to pay on items under £18 as they are based in the Channel Islands: on items over £18, Blah DVD takes care of the VAT.
Free UK Delivery
Gift Service: You can send your gift directly to the recipients address. (And they have worldwide delivery)
International Delivery Available

Cadbury Gifts Direct
Headers: Pick and Mix, Corporate Gifts, Gift Finder
The famous Chocolate maker online. All things chocolate from Roses, to Milk Tray, from Liquorice Allsorts to Caramel Eggs. Also loads of gifts like chocolate dispensers, Chocolate Hampers, Gift Sets, flowers and chocolates, biscuits ... there is even a full size chocolate football.
Gift Service: You can choose to send different products to different addresses. You can also choose the date you want the items to be sent.

Headers: Readymade Hampers, Build Your Own, Wine Hampers, Fresh Fruit
Gourmet food and wine baskets delivered next day to the UK and Ireland. You can get a ready made hampers or why not build your own - choose from a wide selection of luxury food stuffs. Established in the 1970s, First4Hampers is based in Co Londonderry.
Special Features: Monthly prize draw to win a fresh fruit gift hamper.
Gift Service:Orders can be sent direct to recipient and a free greetings card is included with every order.

Flying Flowers
Headers: Bouquets, Plants & Hampers, Wine Gifts & Bears
Flying Flowers have a variety of gifts designed to suit every taste. Range includes bouquets of flowers, chocolates, plants, wine, teddy bears, balloons, hampers and new baby gifts. Bouquets start from around £9! Flying Flowers, established in 1981, is based in Rivenhall, Witham, Essex. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Gift Service: All bouquets are delivered in a gift box complete with a personal message card, flower food and care instructions and can be sent direct to the recipient.
Free Delivery
International Delivery Available
Headers: Ladies' Products, Men's Products, Skin Care, Cosmetics, Body Products, Gift Sets, Gift Certificates
Large range of perfumes and costmetics from major brand name manufacturers at discounted prices - often up to 50% off RRP. Many of the products are testers which is one of the ways they are able to offer such low prices. Established in 1993, Fragrance Direct is an online only retailer based in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Gift Service: Your order can can be gift wrapped and sent direct to the recipient. A greetings card with a hand written message can also be included.

Gifts Australia
Headers: Vouchers, Novelty, Gizmos, Baby, Homeware, Ladies, romantic, Flowers, Men's, Cigars & Accessories, Gourmet & hampers, Kids & Young Adults, Outdoor Gifts, Games & Puzzes, Special Occasions
Friends in Australia? Gifts Australia is, (believe it or not!) a large Australian online gift retailer, delivering throughout Australia. There is a very wide choice of gifts, with something to suit most tastes, from baby gifts to golfer's gift pack. Gifts Australia is based in Capalaba, Queensland.
Gift Service: Gift wrapping service and they will include a personal message with your gift and deliver direct to the recipient.
Free Australia Delivery

Imogen Stone
Headers: Flowers, Plants, Gifts, Glass Collection, Fairtrade Flowers, Wedding Flowers
Exclusive online florist and luxury gift store. All the floral designs are created by Imogen Stone florists themselves with flowers sourced from Holland. The flower & plant collection includes seasonal flowers, hand-tieds, Fairtrade flowers, scented flowers and seasonal plants. Special designs are created for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Easter and Christmas. In addition to flowers and plants you can order luxury gift items such as Rococo Chocolate Truffles, Abahna, Nougat and LSA vases. Imogen Stone is based in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.
Gift Service: Gift wrapping available and you can add a personal message.
Free Delivery on orders >£35

Headers: Hot Diamonds, Joe Luca, Jeff Banks, Mens Jewellery from Hot Diamonds
JewelleryNow offers brand names such as Hot Diamonds, and John Rocha as well as a wide range of gold, silver and fashion pieces at prices from under £20 up to £180 or so. JewelleryNow is based in Lavender Hill, London.
Special Features: Online assistance.
Gift Service: Gifts can be send direct to the recipient.
Free Delivery

Headers: Bras, Briefs, Fitness Wear, Running Kit, Maternity
LessBounce claims to stock the widest range of sports bras in the world! You can even buy Numetrex heart rate monitor bras here, with the transmitter snapped into the front of the bra. LessBounce is based in Netheravon, Salisbury.
Special Features: Free 30 day returns
Gift Service

Marks & Spencer Online Store
Headers: Women, Lingerie, Men, Kids, Entertainment, Travel, Home, Technology, Flowers & Gifts, Food & Wine, M&S Money, Gift Vouchers

In addition to the standard, high quality M&S range of clothing for men, women and children, there is the ultra trendy per una due range for girls, which is not available in all stores. The home department features an impressive range of home accessories, from soft furnishings to bathroom suites. Not to mention a pretty large range of rather upmarket furniture for every room in the house, including the garden. M&S online is not just restricted to clothes and home accessories - peek into the technology department for phones, TVs, hi-fi, radios, iPods and digital camcorders and cameras. The food department is in two parts. Lunchtogo allows you to order business lunches online - type in post code to see if you are in a delivery area. With food ordering, you have to download an order form to present at participating stores.
Special Features: 90 day free returns policy. You can sign up for the Marks & Spencer credit card, &more, online.
Gift Service: Gift vouchers and gift wrapping available, plus you can have your order sent to more than one address.
Free UK Delivery for Furniture, TVs and Flowers

Headers: Shaving, Skin Basics, Skin Care Solutions, Acne & Problem Skin, Body Care, Hair Care, Tools, Fragrance
This is primarily a site offering premium brand male grooming products selected or designed for use by men. They offer expert advice, free samples and a free catalogue. Search by brand, category or skin type. Mankind is based in Farnham, Surrey.
Gift Service: Gift wrappipng (including personal message) available plus you can send a gift direct to the recipent.
Free UK Delivery on orders >£70

Headers: Cool Stuff, Cufflinks, Drinking Stuff, Golf, Lava Lamps & Lighting, Puzzles & GlobeGames, Radio, Control Flying, Traditional Shaving, Wallets, Watches
Menkind is offering a great range of products, from many leading brands, which, although ostensibly aimed at men, will be of interest to women as well. Similar to many gadget sites, the product range is fairly eclectic, with something to suit most tastes from home accessories to fitness equipment, multi-tool knives and much more. With a nod towards the men, they have a large collection of cufflinks, many of which are fairly unusual, plus a substantial shaving & grooming section. Menkind has stores in Uxbridge, Lakeside and Wandsworth.
Special Features: 28 day returns policy. 5% discount loyalty vouchers on purchases.
Gift Service: Gift wrapping including a personal message. Gifts can be sent direct to the recipient. Gift reminder service.

Headers: Maternity Fashion, Maternity Basics, Pushchairs, Car Seats & Travel, Nursery Furniture, Cots & Cribs, Mattresses, Bedding, Feeding, Highchairs, Clothing & Shoes, Bath & Changing, Child Safety, First Bedrooms, Toys & Books, The Gift Service
Great range of mother and baby products (plus children up to age 8 years) as you would expect from Mothercare which now has stores throughout the world. Buy online or order a catalogue.
Special Features: Mothercare has its own Mothercard, a mastercard where you can earn reward points - 1 point for every pound that you spend in Mothercare and 1 point for every £2 spent elsewhere.
Gift Wrapping: £2.95.
Free Delivery on orders >£150
International Delivery Available

Museum Selection
Headers: Books, Clothes & Accessories, Entertainment, Food, Bakelite TelephoneGarden, Home, Greetings Cards, Jewellery, Stationery
Museum Selection began life as a mail order historical gift retailer, and now you can also purchase their products online. Museum Selection works with some of the leading museums & galleries in the UK and worldwide (inlcuding The British Library, the V&A, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the National Portrait Gallery) to source and create their products. In fact, you can search either by product or by museum. Museum Selection is based in Cleator Moor, Cumbria.
Gift Service: Will send your order to an address other than your own, with a personal message.
International Delivery Available

Peony Direct
Headers: Roses, Orchids, Lilies, Peonies, At Home, Mixed Arrangements, Spring Flowers, Other Varieties, David Austin
These are silk flower arrangements - and very beautiful ones at that, from posies to sumptuous displays. Each one is handmade and many are also scented. There are also some flower related items, including lamps and candle holders. Prices range from £5 - £225. Peony Direct is based in Heathfield, Newton Abbot.
Gift Service: Peony Direct can send your order to an address other than your own with a message of up to 40 characters.

Headers: Earrings, Necklaces, Pendants, Wristwer, RPia wristwatchings, Brooches, Accessories
Gorgeous website. The Pia collection has both classic and contemporary pieces with many available as matching sets. The collection is mostly silver and gemstone based, but they also use other materials ranging from gold and pearls to coral and wood! There is also a range of accessories including cashmere clothing and handbags. Pia is based at 6 Leconfield Estate, Cleator Moor, Cumbria CA25 5QB. Buy online or request a catalogue.
Gift Wrapping: Jewellery is delivered in presentation gift boxes
Gift Service: They will send your order to an address other than your own with a message of up to 40 characters including your name, and with no prices on the delivery note.
International Delivery Available

Presents For Men
Headers: Presents for Men, Gifts for the Girls, Travel Paraphernalia, Accessories, Essentials
Presents for Men is a long established UK mailorder company with a large range of over a 1000 gifts; from gadgets to jewellery. There is also a well stocked travel department with a range of items for both backpackers and executives. Presents For Men is based in Cleator Moor, Cumbria. Buy online or order a catalogue.
Special Features: Monthly Prize Darw. Just sign up to receive the Presents for Men free email newsletter.
Gift Service: They will include your own card and message and dispatch it together with any item.
Free UK Mainland Delivery on orders >£150
International Delivery Available

Headers: Advice, Birds & Wildlife, Reserves, Shop
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds is a wildlife conservation charity founded in 1889. Part of its aim is to protect and restore important wildlife areas across the UK. At present there are over 150 RSPB reserves in the UK covering more than 240,000 acres. Each reserve is described with details of opening times and charges. The site contains an A-Z of UK birds with images, descriptions and habits. If you are new to birdwatching, there is also a section on watching birds, which contains useful tips and advice.
of the society is £34 per year for one adult or £44 per year for 2 adults. Family membership is £50.
Youngsters under 16 might also be interested in the RSPB's free Wildlife Fun Book - plus there are lots of other, free, online, activities such as games, competitions and educational articles.
You can have a gift membership sent direct to the recipient.

Headers: Personalised Baby Gifts, Baby Products, Wedding Invitations & Name Plates, Cards
Tail-Swishing specialises in baby gifts and unique keepsakes including personalised name certificates and baby & nursery products from "pregnancy bump to baby's birth and beyond". In addition there is an extensive range of children's Usborne books. A family run business, Tail-Swishing is based in North Lanarkshire, Scotland,
Special Features: If you have any queries, Skype users can "Skype" them directly from the website.
Gift Service: Tail-Swishing will gift wrap and send your gift direct to the recipient, including a personalised message.
International Delivery Available

Headers: Gift Experiences, For the Home, Big Boys Toys, Adult Games, Kid's Stuff, Jewellery, Traditional, Gadgets & Gizmos, Personalised Gifts, Other Gifts, Gift Vouchers
Based in Docklands, London, Thanksdarling offers a huge range of experiences, with something for everyone, from a glamorous day on the Orient Express to a recording studio experience! There is also an extremely eclectic collection of products for sale which should make selecting a gift here quite simple.
Special Features: Reminder service. Enter important dates and get an email plenty of time in advance!
Gift Service: You can choose to have your gift pack delivered directly to you, directly to your recipient, or to another address you specify.
Free Delivery

Headers: Personalised Gifts, Christmas Preview, Chocolate Collections, Toffee & Fudge, Thorntons Specialities, Hampers & Gift Boxes, Flowers & Chocolates, Greeting Cards, Children's Treats, Corporate Gifts, Thorntons ChocolateWedding Service, The Art Of The Chocolatier (Article)
If you thought  there would be just chocolates here, think again. As well as the Thorntons range of chocolates, including diabetic chocolate, the site has a small selection of fine wines, flowers bouqets, mugs, bears, greetings cards plus other gift ideas. If you not sure what to get, you can use their gift finder. If you prefer to browse at your leisure, you can order a catalogue online. Notice that flower deliveries are to mainland UK only.
Gift Service: Gift wrapping is available plus if your chocolates are a gift, you can have them sent direct to the recipient.

Treat Her
Headers: Gifts
Treat Her specialises in delivering exclusive and unusual women's gifts directly to her door. The website offers a wide range of products suitable for most tastes from less than £10 to over £500, with a gift selector if you are not sure what to buy.
Gift Service: Every gift is carefully packed and presented and includes a personal message from you, handwritten on a gift card. Most items may, as an optional extra, also be gift wrapped in a luxury hand-made gift box with white tissue paper bedding.


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