Gifts to Fit Into Mailing Envelopes

Updated July 20, 2017

Receiving gifts can brighten anyone's day, especially if the gift is unexpected. From flowers to chocolate to a more personalised item such as clothing, gifts are given for different reasons and in many forms. Although giving a present to someone in person is more meaningful, our loved ones are not always close by. That is when small gift ideas that can fit in a mailing envelope come in handy. When choosing a small gift, keep the person in mind and make the gift as meaningful as possible. Sometimes these small tokens of friendship or love are more meaningful than a bouquet of flowers, especially because of the surprise element, originality and simplicity.


With digital cameras, we take hundreds of digital pictures on a regular basis; some of our photo albums are even online. Surprise someone by mailing her a few prints of photos taken of both of you together. Whether you are travelling or she is, the photos will be a nostalgic surprise. You can also print photos of where you are currently located, or if she is abroad, send her photos that remind her of home. Printing photos are a very thrifty way to send a smile in an envelope.

Friendship Bracelet

It may seem like a middle school activity, but making friendship bracelets are more than a school-aged pastime. Making a bracelet is low in cost, although it can take a couple of hours depending on how fast you are. There are simple patterns that can be done in a short amount of time. Combine the recipient's favourite colours to ensure she will love it. These bracelets can also be hooked onto a key ring to make a key chain before being sent in an envelope.

Event Tickets

Event tickets can be more expensive than the other options, but it may be a complete hit with the gift recipient. If he is a concert fanatic or a sports fan, purchase the event tickets and mail them to him; this can be a very exciting gift to receive. Do you have a less expensive budget? Try purchasing movie or theatre tickets. People love to go to the movies; free movie passes can be a welcome gift for the young and old.

Gift Cards

Most retail stores now offer the option of gift tokens. These come in different denominations and can fit in a small envelope. Find out the recipient's favourite store or restaurants and purchase the certificate. This can be done on most company websites also. A useful gift card is a long-distance phone card she can use to call you. Another gift card idea is for fitness lovers. Many gyms or yoga studios offer gift token options. A lot of fitness can fit into the small envelope!

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About the Author

Yasmin Aboelsaud began writing professionally in 2009 when she wrote for "The Jeju Weekly," an English newspaper in South Korea. She is currently freelancing at "The Westerly News" in Tofino, British Columbia. Aboelsaud holds a Bachelor of Arts in cultural and media studies from Trent University, Ontario.