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21 Things You’d Be Surprised You Can Actually Mail

1) Write address. 2) Adhere postage. 3) Give someone the best damn day ever.

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These things are just as easy to mail as it is to ship a standard package or crate. Just write the address clearly with a permanent marker or create a proper address label and adhere sufficient postage (dependent on how much the item weighs and where you are sending it to), and the USPS will literally mail it for you!

1. A Coconut

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The USPS views a coconut as a self-contained unit, allowing it to be mailed without any additional packaging required. This is SO much better than a “Wish You Were Here” postcard from Hawaii.

2. A Potato

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To remind your loved ones to stop being one.

3. A Box of Candy


A great idea for kids! As long as the box is less than 13 ounces, you can slap those stamps and address label on it, and send away. Hopefully your mailman doesn’t have an excessive sweet tooth.

4. A Flip-Flop

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On vacation and forgot your sandals? Want to send a cute vacation reminder to your friends?

5. A Sombrero

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To remind your favorite fiesta friend that Cinco de Mayo is coming up. Alternative: cowboy hat, fedora, or other sturdy hat. Hats for all occasions!

6. A Lime

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Promote margarita night!

7. A Rock


Hand-paint a design and a label directly onto it, stamp it, and ship it!

8. A Brick

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Gag mail?

9. An Inflated Beach Ball

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Send to your kids at summer camp, or have them send it to you!

10. A Piñata

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Best party invitations EVER. Fill with candy and an RSVP card.

11. A Box of Balloons


Slightly inflate water balloons with notes or money inside each one and fill a box or container with them. Won’t weigh much to ship!

12. Supplies in a Bottle

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A super cute way to get kids excited about school! Take the label off of a plastic bottle and fill it with colored pencils, erasers, pens, and other school goodies.

13. A Rose in a Bottle

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What is more romantic than a rose?! Be sure to take the label off of the plastic bottle beforehand. You can substitute the rose with your lover’s favorite flower, or simply a romantic message. Overnight it so the flower stays fresh!

14. A Disposable Camera


Take it out of the box, snap a few fun pictures, put it back in the box it came in, tape back up, and send away!

15. Plastic Easter Eggs

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You can fill the eggs with goodies such as stickers, candies, fake grass, etc.

16. A Frisbee

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Challenge someone to a game of frisbee.

17. A Bucket and Shovel

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Beach party here they come!

18. A Seashell


Now you know what to do with that giant clam shell you found on the beach.

19. A Pillow

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The best way to send a hug.

20. An Orange


With a permanent marker, write “ORANGE you glad ______.”

21. Plastic Toys

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A plastic pig could be a great invitation to a summer BBQ, or a plastic dinosaur could be a fun party invitation.

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