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Thank Your Delivery Drivers During the Holidays w/ this Idea & Free Printable Sign

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How to Thank Your Delivery Person During the Holidays

Did you go a little crazy shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

If you’re like me and do the majority of your holiday shopping online, then the packages have likely already started piling up. Today I’m sharing a fun and easy way to say THANK YOU as a way of giving back to those hardworking delivery drivers! They’re an important part of making the holidays run smoother for everyone and they definitely deserve our appreciation and a nice shout out. ❤️

basket of snacks outside door for delivery drivers

Thank a delivery driver with some snacks!

Consider putting a small basket of refreshments, such as individually wrapped snacks, on your doorstep for a delivery person to grab and go as they drop off packages at your home. I’ve even designed a nice FREE printable sign you can place in the basket that lets delivery drivers know to take a snack.

basket of snacks outside door for delivery drivers with sign

It’s just a small act of kindness that can brighten someone’s day and can help fuel a driver’s energy.

printable sign for Christmas delivery

Print Our Thank You Delivery Drivers Sign

How to Thank Your Delivery Person During the Holidays

Hip Tips:

    • If you’re concerned about small animals getting into snacks, consider using a small cooler instead. You could also use a small cooler for cold drinks if you’re in warmer weather like me.

Delivery Drivers Thank You Snack Basket


Supplies Needed



Print the FREE Thank You Sign and place it into your storage basket.


Fill your storage basket with a selection of snacks and drinks or bottled water.


Set outside your porch, patio, or entryway so that delivery drivers may select their snacks on the go!

How to Thank Your Delivery Person During the Holidays

So far, my basket is a success!

On a personal note, this basket has been on my porch for the last couple of days and every delivery person has taken a snack! This one as you can see was around 8 pm. He dropped off the box and took a snack and drink. It’s actually been really FUN to watch and hear on our outdoor Nest camera. One FedEx person kept saying “WOW!’ and “Thank You!” 😍

Use this FREE printable Christmas bucket list this season with your family!

Join The Discussion

Comments 138

  1. Kim

    I’ve been putting treats and water bottles on my front step for several years now for UPS, FED EX, USPS and also Schwan’s. I put the basket out daily between Black Friday and Christmas Eve. My sign isn’t as pretty as yours, but my drivers were pretty shy about taking stuff, and in past years they have taken very little. So this year I amended my note to tell them to help themselves as often as they’d like. A lot more treats are being taken this year and I love it! I try to notice what they take the most so I can have things they enjoy. Beef jerky is by far and away the biggest hit with my drivers!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s so wonderful!

  2. VB Vee

    I am home for 99% of our home deliveries. If UPS and Fed Ex Knock, I tip them right then and there if they haven’t left before I get to the door. I appreciate them knocking cause I live in an apt building and it’s less stressful not having to wonder “what if” someone takes my packages. Our mail carrier will get they appreciation gesture from us at Xmas time. We’ve had a wonderful carrier for some time now.

  3. ChrisDan

    I FINALLY printed your sign and put out drinks and snacks. THANK YOU for such an awesome act of kindness! I appreciate all of your hard work. Blessings to you all this holiday season!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s so neat! Thanks for sharing, and for the sweet comment!

  4. SmartShopper

    I get most of my packages delivered from Amazon yet they are not on your print out list of drivers. Please add them to the master copy!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      We actually updated the printable to include amazon this year – thanks!

  5. katie

    I remember seeing a post like this last year and I read through the comments and I was shocked at how mean people were. Saying why should they get a treat, they are just doing their job. As a wife of a UPSer it is so stressful and crazy hours and yes, we all signed up for this – but kindness matters. And it goes a long way. I am glad drivers get recognition, I wish they guys in the office did too. Thanks for all you kind words this year. We love our delivery people!

  6. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

    Thanks Katie! I agree, this is so small, but could make someone’s day!

  7. Ash

    I would totally do this if they brought my packages to my house instead of leaving them on top my mailbox and everyone else’s! That’s a great idea!

  8. Layner

    Not sure if this has already been asked, but has anyone had animals get into the snacks they leave out? I’m not home during the day, so I want to be able to leave a basket out during the day, but I’m afraid critters may get into the snacks. We have a lot of groundhogs and possums in our area and I dont want them getting into it. I want to display the items in a basket where the delivery drivers can just grab and go because I feel like they may not bother if it’s all in a tub with a lid. Any thoughts??

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya most people with critters are saying they use a little cooler or tub with lid. Sorry if that’s not helpful, but maybe others will have another idea.

  9. tinawall

    I had one Amazon delivery guy tell me he wanted to hug me but said he wasn’t going to because it was raining and he was soaking wet. Not sure I am going to go out and hug the delivery person (LOL) but I thought it was sweet. He was so excited to get a pack of chips and a granola bar. My husband even commented on how nice the sign was compared to my hand written one I used last year. He thought I made it but I had to fess up and give Hip2Save the credit.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I love everything about this! How fun- thanks for sharing!

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