A snack basket for delivery people (holiday thank you basket) is a great way for you to give back during the holidays, even when you’re stuck at home! It’s a super simple kindness act and fun holiday family activity that you can do with kids and helps them focus on the reason for the season (and also a great idea on how to thank delivery drivers during COVID for their hard work!).
Creating A Snack Basket For Delivery People
If you’ve ever wondered What do you give a delivery driver? or wondered how to leave a gift for your mailman / what are good gifts for delivery drivers (whether it be FedEx, UPS, USPS, Amazon drivers or others), we have a great idea for you (and they’re fun holiday activities for kids!).
Have you ever heard of snack baskets?
They’re one of the most fun ways to thank delivery drivers!
What is a snack basket for delivery people?
A holiday thank you basket for delivery drivers is a basket you leave on your porch filled with goodies for the delivery people. It’s a way to show appreciation for their hard work and long delivery days during the holidays when you may have a lot of extra boxes being delivered to your house.
How do you make a holiday thank you snack basket?
Use a basket, crate or container that can withstand the weather and being outside all day. (Be sure to remember to bring it in at night!) Fill it will different kinds of snacks and drinks and leave it by your front door during delivery times.
Be sure to make a delivery driver porch snacks printable that thanks them and gives them directions on what to do. (We used PicMonkey to make our sign.) You can even have your kids write a thank you note for delivery man or woman and then color or draw around it. Your kids may even be surprised to get a note back in the basket! (We’ve gotten a few thank you notes from drivers over the past couple of years!)
Don’t miss our full step-by-step instructions below on how to make a holiday snack basket below!
What can I put in a snack basket?
Delivery person snacks can be anything that you want to put in your snack basket. Just make sure each is individually wrapped (and most people don’t want homemade items during this time, so prepackaged, store-bought is probably best right now).
Snack basket ideas:
- Snack cakes (bonus points for holiday theme)
- Individually wrapped candy canes or suckers
- Granola bars
- Protein bars
- Small bags of chips
- Trail mix packets
- Peanut packs
- Fruit snack packs
- Candy bars
- Beef or turkey jerky
- Bottled waters
- Capri Suns or juice boxes
Anything that would give them a little extra boost during their long day is a great idea!
**TIP: We’ve been sharing about our holiday gift baskets on social media and, across the board, people are saying that the fruit is NOT getting taken. Keep that in mind and maybe only offer a few fruit options at first and see what your delivery people like.
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Should you leaving snacks for delivery drivers COVID times?
YES! More than ever, people need small acts of kindness. If you’re worried about keeping things sanitary right now, you can make Ziploc snack bags full of goodies and that way they can just grab a bag (and not touch everything in the basket). It might also be helpful to include individual packs of hand wipes and/or small hand sanitizers. You can even include a disposable mask (everyone seems to need an extra right now!).
How To Make A Delivery Thank You Basket
One of the biggest tips I can give you is to be sure to place your sign in a protective sheet. (We use these for a million different things around the house and for homeschool!)
We learned the hard way our first year and had to remake our sign after a couple of days of being out in the sleet and snow!
- Weather-proof basket or container
- Individually wrapped snacks and candy
- Bottled waters and juice packs
- Crayons (optional, if coloring sign)
- Laminating sheets or clear paper holder
- Printer (if printing your sign)
- Choose a weather-proof basket or container that can hold up to the elements when outside.
- Choose your snacks and drinks. Arrange them in your basket. (Or, place snacks in resealable bags so they can just grab a Ziploc bag and go.) Set aside.
- Print or color a sign for your basket. Your sign should include a thank you message and directions on what to do. (For example, after our thank you message we put "Please take a few snacks with you for your long day.") Place your sign in a protective sheet (or use a self-laminating sheet) to protect it from the elements. Attach to the front of your basket.
- Place your basket by your front door (or where your deliveries are usually dropped) first thing in the morning. Don't forget to bring it in each night! (We leave ours out until right before bedtime because deliveries run late here sometimes.)
- Restock and rearrange your basket each morning before placing outside again.
Children’s Books About Giving Back and Helping Others
Here are some great books to pair up with this project and reinforce the importance of kids helping others:
Tag us on Instagram @LilCooksReading with your snack basket ideas!