No more last-minute panic if you've forgotten a gift for a loved one. Plenty of our favourite shops offer next-day delivery to ensure you'll still be able to find the perfect present. Baked treats, like afternoon tea or cake deliveries, are ideal for this, as they need to be delivered fresh, so won't look like a last-minute choice!


We've chosen some of our favourite items from popular brands including John Lewis & Partners, Fortnum & Mason, Master of Malt and more. The key is to carefully read when the cut-off hours are to ensure your delivery will arrive the next day – John Lewis & Partners even offers same-day delivery to selected addresses in the UK.

For more gift inspiration, check out all our gift guides, including best housewarming gifts, best coffee table books for book lovers, gifts for wine lovers and letterbox gift ideas for foodies, or our best online cake delivery for a special occasion.

Best next-day delivery gift ideas for foodies

Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea delivery

Afternoon tea selection of scones, brownies and cake and condiments infront of orange box

For family or friends with a sweet tooth, have an afternoon tea delivered direct to their door. This tea for two contains freshly baked scones, brownies and lemon drizzle cake, plus tea bags, jam and clotted cream to complete the feast. Order before 4pm for next-day delivery on a decadent letterbox gift that will look like a perfectly timed birthday treat, not a last-minute choice. Check out our full round-up of the best afternoon tea deliveries for more inspiration.

Available from:
Cutter & Squidge (£29.90)

Sipsmith Sipspresso coffee gin

Sipsmith Sipspresso coffee gin front label

A carefully chosen, special bottle to add to their bar cart is a great gift. For the coffee fan, choose this unique Sipspresso coffee gin from Sipsmith – a gin infused with Brazilian and Rwandan coffee beans and classic botanicals. Order from Master of Malt before 9:30pm and you'll be able to get 'express delivery' that arrives the next day – this is available on most products across the site, so take advantage no matter which spirit you're choosing.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£26.99)

Oliver Bonas spiral champagne saucers

Oliver Bonas champagne saucers in front of a box

This pretty set of champagne saucers is a chic last-minute housewarming gift. The classic shape with subtle spiral decoration suits any kitchen style. Order before 7pm for next-day delivery during the week for £5.95.

Available from:
Oliver Bonas (£24.50, set of two)

Joe & Seph's make your own popcorn kit

A white tin containing popcorn

This fun kit is perfect for an at-home movie night. Containing popcorn kernels and four different flavours of decadent sauces to drizzle over your creations, there's a generous 720g of popcorn to keep them going. Order before 3pm for guaranteed next-day delivery from Prezzybox.

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Available from:
Prezzybox (£25)

Le Creuset stoneware coffee press

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Make morning coffee a special occasion with this sturdy stoneware coffee press from Le Creuset, available in seven different vibrant colours. Order from John Lewis & Partners by 8pm for next-day delivery (£7.50 for small items, or £10.95 to arrive before 10:30am). For even speedier delivery, order before 10am to get same-day evening delivery to addresses within London M25, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds, available seven days a week.

Available from:
John Lewis & Partners (£65)

Fortnum & Mason personalised sparkling tea and truffle box

A bottle of sparkling tea and a big box filled with Fortnum's chocolate truffles

A special gift for someone who doesn't drink, this decadent gift box combines a bottle of Fortnum & Mason's non-alcoholic sparkling tea with two generous boxes of chocolate truffles. The label can also be personalised. Order before 6pm on weekdays for next working day delivery.

Available from:
Fortnum & Mason (£55)

Bowmore Vault Edition Atlantic sea salt

Bowmore Vault Editions Atlantic Sea Salt 1 (1)

For a whiskey fanatic, this special edition from Bowmore is a stunning example of an Islay single malt Scotch whisky. Order from The Whisky Exchange before 4pm for next-day delivery.

Available from:
The Whisky Exchange (£89.95)

Cakehead The Indulgent box

A white cardboard box filled with three different flavours of chocolate brownie, next two cups of coffee and two plates with more brownies

We love Cakehead's treats, and reckon any chocoholic will, too. This aptly named Indulgent Box combines caramel shortbread (our favourite), double chocolate brownies and chocolate caramel flapjack with a nutty topping. Order before 1pm for free next-day delivery.

Available from:
Cakehead (£22.50)

Emma Bridgewater biscuit tin

Emma Bridgewater tin

Emma Bridgewater's iconic prints are instantly recognisable. This graphic black and white biscuit tin is ideal for storing crackers for the next cheeseboard, or keeping freshly baked cookies and cakes from going stale. Order before 4pm Monday to Thursday from Emma Bridgewater for £7.95 next-day delivery.

Available from:
Emma Bridgewater (£11)

Biscuiteers bouquet biscuit tin

Biscuiteers Easter bouquet

If you're not up to baking yourself, Biscuiteers's intricately hand-decorated creations make the perfect delivery. We love this pretty bouquet tin, but there is a huge range of designs to choose from for every occasion. Order before 4pm Monday to Friday or 1pm Saturday for next-day delivery.

Available from:
Biscuiteers (£48)


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Lucy RoxburghEcommerce and Reviews Editor

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