25th March 2020

Life as we know it has changed drastically over the past couple of weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic and with everyone doing their part to ensure loved ones stay safe and healthy and our NHS is protected, we know it’s not always easy or simple to get hold of those essential items.

We also know that many people are making personal sacrifices during this time, forgoing birthdays, anniversary celebrations, weddings, baby showers and many other important events.

Addison Lee is here to help

Whether it’s to send that precious gift, or to get those vital essentials to someone in isolation, our dedicated 600-strong army of couriers are ready to travel across the country, day and night, to make sure your packages are delivered on time.

Simply visit our website or log onto the Addison Lee app, and select the courier vehicle that’s most appropriate for the size of your package: you can choose from a bike, motorbike, small van and large van. Then simply enter your timeframe – we will give you a quote and can be on our way as soon as you’ve booked.

And if you need some help in deciding what to send, we’ve pulled together a list of ideas to make someone smile and you can trust that we’ll get it to them safely.

  1. Handmade Hamper

Buy, borrow or repurpose a crate or a giftbox and pack it with your loved one’s favourite things. How about a pamper themed hamper with bath salts, a handmade candle, a new book and some skincare and facemasks – click here for some great DIY options. Stick with the theme of self-indulgence and top if off with some homemade chocolate truffles. These 3 ingredients truffles from BBC Good Food look delicious and super easy!

Get crafty and start that art project you’ve been meaning to try, get your kids involved and include some paintings and handmade cards – we’ve found some fun projects here. Pop in some handpicked flowers from the garden, daffodils, tulips and camellia are all in bloom right now. Dig out those old photographs from the back of the cupboard and put together a photo album or even a scrap book filled with memories.

  1. Sweet Treats

There’s an abundance of goodies you can make at home, the challenge is not to keep them all for yourself. Why not try your hand at some homemade jam or chutney, which would go perfectly with these rosemary crackers, made with store cupboard essentials.

There’s also lots of great kid friendly baking projects that you can enjoy together. Keep it simple with some chocolate chip muffins or a classic fruit loaf. Try something a little more adventurous – this pistachio and raspberry cake looks like a great bake,  or whip up some gooey chocolate brownies for the chocolate lover in your life.

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