I got so excited when I realized there was a whole bunch of weird things that you can mail someone…little gifts to send in the mail. Envelopes and boxes will look absolutely boring after you see some of the crazy things you can legally mail through the US Post Office.
Looking for a fun graduation gift? Sending a birthday gift? Want to stand out this Christmas season? The answer to all of these is to put smile on someone’s face by mailing them one of these awesome ideas of things you never thought you could mail!
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Unexpected Gifts You Can Send By Mail
1. Teeny Tiny Packages
You can purchase Tiny, Tiny Little Packages perfectly packaged and filled with random surprises for your pen pal. These are so cute. They are brown paper packages tied up with strings just like My Favorite Things…
2. Google Map Envelopes
Instead of sending a postcard from your travels, send a Custom Envelope of the area you are visiting, or the map of a place you would want to go. This genius envelope idea includes a Google map of a desired location. How fun would this be for an upcoming trip, birthday surprise or family vacation plan?
3. How to Send a Ball by Mail
Send a ball in the mail? You can do that? YES! Mail a Ball on a Birthday, with this idea from The House of Hendrix. What a fun treasure for the kids to discover in the mailbox on their special day! How fun is this genius mailing idea?
4. Mail a Balloon
Send a Message in a Balloon! Follow these simple balloon mailing steps. The recipient of your balloon message has to get involved in the delivery, but it is a super fun surprise in their mailbox.
5. Kids Mailbox Sprinkles
Loving this idea from Givers Log to mail a container of sprinkles to surprise the birthday boy or girl! You can strategically choose what type of sprinkles or what color depending on the message you want to deliver via a sprinkle message. We have chosen one of our favorite which is a rainbow letter.
6. Message in a Water Bottle
Shopping for a creative kiddo? Send them a water bottle filled with fun craft supplies for them to enjoy, with this sweet idea from Sarah Maker. This is such a versatile idea for creative mailing. Just think of all the bottle filling ideas you could come up with!
7. Pig in the Post
You can mail the oddest things–like simple toys! International Union of Mail-Artists shows how this Toy Pig Was Sent to Be “Spam”in someone’s literal mail box!
Crazy Things to Send in the Mail
8. Post it Note Posts
Mail Post-it Notes with this fun idea from Givers Log! We all know someone who has a ton of these stuck everywhere. I bet they would love a fresh rainbow stack! Mail a stack to a pal
9. Send a Beach Ball
Mail a Beach Ball as an invitation to a party or an unusual thank you note! This is such a fun idea as a beach party invitation or a reminder to someone of your last beach vacation.
10. My Favorite Thing to Mail…Flip Flops!
Why send a post card from the beach to your jealous friends, Mail a Pair of Flip-Flops, with this fun idea from The Letter Exchange! Actually, you can just mail one. And it doesn’t even have to be their size. This is just going to freak your friends out because of how awesome it is.
11. Coconut Mail Special Delivery
Visiting Hawaii? Send a Coconut Home, with this tutorial from Hawaii Magazine. Complete genius. And you may want to include instructions on how to get into the coconut!
12. Balloon Mail vs. Air Mail
Interesting Things You Never Thought You Could Mail
13. Create a Mailing Box
Make a Box from a mailing envelope! This trick was learned from the post office staff, and uploaded via a user on Pinterest.
14. Push the Mail Weight Limit
15. Send a Ball! Again!
Send a Basketball. This idea from Curiousmatic will cost more, as they usually weigh more than 13 ounces. It’s worth it to surprise a loved one, though!
16. Gift of Bouncy Balls
Add some bounce to their step by Gifting a Collection of Bouncy Balls with this idea from flickr. When they open the package, the balls will all fall out!
More Fun Gifts Ideas that You Can Mail!
It’s so fun and rewarding to give to others! Here are some more gift ideas perfect for graduations, birthdays, or any holiday:
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- 55+ Of The Best Homemade Gifts Kids Can Make
- 15 DIY Gifts in a Jar
What is the craziest thing you have ever sent in the mail?