As I mentioned only recently, a very special friend of mine (and her wonderful husband) moved overseas within the past year. Ideas for small and leightweight things that can be easily posted to them for Christmas have been going around and around my head for a while now, so I thought I’d share some of these ideas in case anyone else is looking for inspiration!


The ideas with the asterisk* after them are presents that could be handmade. Also remember to check relevant customs guidelines if posting overseas.



  1. Library Bag*
  2. Travel Board Game
  3. Card Game
  4. Puzzle
  5. Pencil Case and/or Stationary
  6. Colouring/Sticker Books & Crayons
  7. Hat & Sunglasses
  8. Craft Kit
  9. Puppets*
  10. Plastic Plate with matching Cutlery (eg. Disney)
  11. Cookie Cutters with Favourite Recipe
  12. Hair Accessories*
  13. CD/DVD
  14. Matchbox Cars
  15. “Party in a box” (Balloons, streamers, partybags, games etc.)
  16. Scarf & Beanie set*
  17. Foods/Sweets from your local area/country
  18. Jewellery/Beads*
  19. Funny t-shirt
  20. Placemat*


  1. Calendar*
  2. Travel Mug
  3. Car Sticker/Sign
  4. Keyring
  5. Laminated wallet-sized photos (grandparents!)*
  6. Bookmark*
  7. Stationary
  8. Body Products
  9. Fridge Magnets*
  10. Coasters
  11. Tea Towels or Ovenmits
  12. Purse/Shoulderbag/Wallet
  13. CD/DVD
  14. Manicure Set
  15. Throw Rug
  16. Scarf & Beanie set*
  17. Foods/Sweets from your local area/country
  18. Jewellery*
  19. Funny t-shirt
  20. Placemats*


What presents do you post to friends?? Or have you recieved a totally awesome “postal present”? Please comment below to share your ideas!