What is the shelf life of the food products in gift boxes?

We only include ambient, non-perishable, sealed foods in original manufacturer’s packaging in our gift boxes. Most of the items in our boxes have a long shelf life giving you plenty of time to enjoy your treats from home, although in our experience, the goodies don’t hang around for long!

There are some boxes which may contain items with a shorter shelf life, typically bakery products like cakes, tarts and tray bakes with shelf lives which can be as short as 2 weeks. Dependent on how long your box has to spend in transit, it is possible that these items may have reached their “Best Before” date by the time they are reach you. The Food Standards Agency states that the Best Before date is about quality and not safety. The food will be safe to eat after this date but may not be at its best. You can still freeze these items when they arrive and enjoy them at your leisure. All our boxes containing short shelf life items will have the following symbol:

gift box short shelf life