Sunday, August 26, 2018

10 Small Gifts that Fit in an Envelope

Gift Ideas that Will fit Inside of an Envelope by Funkthishouse.com
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The recipient of your card might say, cash, insert cash! But when cash isn't an option, the next best thing is something personal and thoughtful.

This list of small gifts that fit in an envelope include physical products versus those typical insertions; gift cards, money or tickets.

Below are a list of items you can insert inside of a card, and then into an envelope for mailing or personal delivery:

1. Personalized Magnets

At Zazzle make your own magnets with your own message or photo. Or if you'd rather, you can choose a pre-made design. Depending on who the card is for, at Zazzle you'll find magnets in various sizes with a multitude of messages or designs to choose from.

If the card is for mom from daughter, this magnet says it well. "I Am My Mother's Daughter". It was designed based on the title and lyrics to a song I wrote decades ago. 

You could also a send a magnet that delivers a message of reassurance. The fridge magnet 'Angels on Duty' with it's blue sky background was designed to give comfort that angels are watching over. It too was based on a poem I wrote decades ago.


2. Key Chains

Key chains can also be personalized. You can find them pre-made with a thoughtful message or photo, or as in point number one, customize them yourself. Key chains make a practical and long lasting keepsake.

3. Pocket Tokens

Pocket Tokens come in various shapes and sizes and carry messages of love, remembrance, memorial and even good luck. They'll easily fit inside an envelope. Include several if you can't decide on one.

4. A Necklace

Don't send an expensive necklace in the mail via an envelope without checking whether your local post office offers an insurance option. If you're hand delivering the envelope go for it. If you've been given strict instructions to not bring a gift, then this is one way to get around it! After-all, it's just a card that happens to have a gift inside.

5. Flower Seeds

A package or two of flower seeds makes a lovely insert into a card. However, mailing seeds internationally could be an issue, so double check before you make this choice. Of course, you can order them online to be delivered directly to your recipient.

6. Guitar Picks

For the guitarist, guitar picks are the perfect token gift to add to a card. You can even get them personalized. Have your own words engraved on the pick(s) and you've gifted a lovely keepsake.

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These make a unique gift idea when you want to send something more substantial than a token gift. They come in choices for men and women, are thin and are small enough to fit into a card. You may need a larger card depending on the one you choose, but they're thin enough to fit in an envelope. Because there's more substance to this gift, add extra tape on the envelope to ensure it stays sealed in the mail.

8. For Kids, Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are a gift givers gift. In other words, mom and dad may roll their eyes at the body art on their little one, but the little one will love you. You can also get candy or gum that includes temporary tattoos.

9. Old Time or Current Day Candy

There are so many vintage and current candy items to choose from! But you'll need the flat ones that fit inside an envelope; Lik-M-Aid Fun Dip, Airheads, Bottle Caps, Chicklets, Laffy Taffy, Razzles, and Skittles. Essentially if it fits in the envelope, go for it.

10. Personalized Stamps

Send a sheet of personalized stamps that say what you'd like to say, or have a personal photo of the person, couple, or event put on the stamp. The process for creating these stamps are thorough and professional, so your friends or family members are sure to be surprised and impressed with your thoughtful gift. It makes a lovely added gift for wedding showers. The couple can use their postage for thank you cards, invitations or as a way to advertise their just married status.

Additional Reminders:
  • Remember to weigh your card to ensure you've put enough postage on it for mailing.
  • Add extra tape on the envelope if you think the envelope could accidentally open in the mail
  • Don't mail food or garden products internationally without checking, otherwise they could get stuck at a border!




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12 comments:

  1. Great ideas for those whom we need to mail gifts out to them. :)

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  2. These are all great suggestions! I do love Zazzle. It has thousands of awesome products. As a matter of fact, my refrigerator has a whole area dedicated to Zazzle magnets that I love. I originally bought them as gifts and ended up keeping them myself. I never thought about flower seeds, but what a great idea! Please, I do love those pocket tokens. They are great reminders that you are loved. Thank you for the recommendations. With several birthdays and Christmas on the horizon, it is fabulous to have some great suggestions bookmarked and ready to go.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, a collection of magnets on your fridge, love it :) - Zazzle is too much fun, I have to admit I spend a little more time there than I should

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  3. Lots of great ideas. I make magnets from my photographs on Shutterfly or Zazzle. I add a Bible passage on them and use them in Get Well and sympathy cards Thanks for other great ideas

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  4. I love your ideas, and I am forever seeking stuff I can send quickly in the mail. Personalized gifts are the best!

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    1. Thank you Joan :) - It's handy to have a collection of cards, postage and little items that we can mail to people from time to time

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  5. These are all fantastic ideas. Love the tokens, they are something that I would love to receive and to give. They are really cute. Thanks for some added great ideas Barbara!

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    1. Have to agree Olivia, the tokens are something I would like as well. Actually, I've sent them in cards before too.

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  6. What a great post. We all have at least one person we ship little things to now and again.

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  7. I am quite used to sending stickers and other small flat things in cards to my grandsons, but had not thought about small card size gifts for others. Love the pocket tokens and the stamp ideas. You have just added wonderful ideas to my gift giving list.

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