If you know a child who needs a bit of cheering up, or just a fun surprise, check out this list of things to mail to kids and head on down to your post office! Many people do not know that you don’t need a box as long as the object is less than 13 ounces, meets height and length criteria and has the proper postage for its weight. If they meet the requirements, you can mail items in the blue drop off boxes or in the post office lobby without wrapping (in most cases). Occasionally the item may be returned or the recipient will be advised that “items must be wrapped,” but the majority of the time the items are delivered without incident. These things to mail to kids should not require any wrapping and are all 13 ounces or less!
1. Art Supplies
One of the best things to mail to kids is a water bottle filled with all sorts of art supplies! You can base your type of supplies on the children’s ages or interests. Colored pencils or crayons with coloring book pages rolled up on the inside are great for all ages. Beads of all sizes and styles are great for older kids, as well as different colored craft sticks and building plans for the budding architect!