Want to thank the folks delivering your holiday packages? Here’s one way

By on December 12, 2017

Due to the rise in popularity of online shopping, this time of the year is the hardest on delivery drives with companies like UPS, FedEx and the United State Postal Service. The USPS alone will deliver roughly 750 million packages before Christmas! Many of us will be receiving multiple packages each day throughout the month of December.

One cool way to thank your delivery drivers is to leave a little treat for them on your doorstep, namely snacks & drinks (depending on your climate). This trend has grown in popularity over the past few years, as more people post pictures of baskets of goodies on social media along with an accompanying note of thanks.


To start, you will need a container of some sort to place all the drinks / snacks inside. You can use something as simple as a cardboard box or you may have something on your front porch already that can be used to hold stuff. Here are a few options:

  • Woven Strap Storage Tote:  LINK
  • 16-Gallon Oval Steel Tub: LINK
  • Weathertight Storage Box, 30 Quart: LINK

Then just fill it up with treats! Most people include bottled water, cookies & chips, but you can mix it up with other options such as granola bars, beef jerky, gatorade, apples / bananas (as a healthier option), trail mix, pretzels, crackers, sodas, etc…


Here are some bulk options on Amazon so you don’t keep having to drive to the grocery store:

  • Frito-Lay Party Mix Variety Pack, 32 Count: LINK
  • Nestle Pure Life Purified Water, (12 count): LINK
  • Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Variety Value Pack, 18 Bars: LINK

If you are looking for a pre-printed sign to add to your basket of goodies, here are a couple options:

  • Option 1 in color JPEG: LINK
  • Option 2 in color PDF: LINK

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

One Comment

  1. Bill

    January 24, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Where I live (toward the edge of a city of 100K population), all that would accomplish, would be making the local raccoon & skunk population VERY happy!! LOL

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