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
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
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
On vacation and forgot your sandals? Want to send a cute vacation reminder to your friends?
5. A Sombrero
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
Promote margarita night!
7. A Rock
Hand-paint a design and a label directly onto it, stamp it, and ship it!
8. A Brick
9. An Inflated Beach Ball
Send to your kids at summer camp, or have them send it to you!
10. A Piñata
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
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
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
You can fill the eggs with goodies such as stickers, candies, fake grass, etc.
16. A Frisbee
Challenge someone to a game of frisbee.
17. A Bucket and Shovel
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
The best way to send a hug.
20. An Orange
With a permanent marker, write “ORANGE you glad ______.”
21. Plastic Toys
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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