Thank Your Delivery Drivers Over Christmas Using This Free Printable!

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holding a basket of snacks for delivery drivers

Love to shop online from the comfort of home?

If so, then it’s possible you could be getting packages delivered every day, or really frequently! 2020 has been the year of online shopping for my family, and I’m thinking it may have been for you, too. Deliveries have been a lifesaver during a time when we are trying to socially distance and stay at home.

basket with snacks and holiday sign to thank delivery drivers

Delivery drivers are playing such a valuable role, especially this year!

Let’s lift them up and say THANK YOU for such a job well done with some extra holiday cheer. In fact, here’s a fun and unexpected way to give back by setting up a special shout out at your doorstep.

grabbing snacks from snack basket for delivery drivers

Thank a delivery driver with some yummy portable snacks!

Consider putting a small basket of grab-and-go 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. You can get the kids involved to help put together your treat box as an easy project.

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

thank a delivery driver all year printable

We have two designs for you to choose from!

Our Christmas version of this sign has been so popular over the last couple of years, we decided to include a separate one to use year-round!

Now you can continue this fun tradition all year if you’d like- yippee! 

printing delivery driver free printable


making a snack basket for drivers


Tips for thanking delivery drivers with these free printables:

    • 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.
    • Consider using a laminator machine on the FREE printable so it will last longer outdoors.

adding snacks and sign for delivery drivers to a basket


Delivery Drivers Thank You Snack Basket

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Directions

1

Print either the holiday thank you sign or the year-round version, and place it into your storage basket.

2

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

3

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


free printable sign for delivery driver snacks

My basket has been a success, and is actually pretty heartwarming! ❤️

On a personal note, this basket has been on my porch for a few holiday seasons and it’s really rewarding to watch and hear on our outdoor Nest camera. The drivers have always been so appreciative and some of them yell out “Thank You!” and a few have come back to actually leave a hand-written thank you note! 😍

How to Thank Your Delivery Person During the Holidays


Check out more random acts of kindness ideas to do as a family!

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Comments 190

  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.

    • Trineke

      UPS, FedEx, and USPS can not take tips or they risk being terminated. I know the UPS allows small gifts under $20 one time per year, but other than that it’s completely against their rules for employees.

  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. 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!

  5. Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

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

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

    • Ann

      For us, Critters come out at night. I place outside during the day and take it back in at 8pm.

  8. 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!

  9. Bunny

    This is such an excellent idea, particularly in light of the coronavirus with folks staying home now. Maybe even provide a container of wipes or hand gel dispenser for the drivers as well.

    • Susie

      Snacks were a great idea when this was originally posted in December, however, with the Coronavirus outbreak I would change the items offered a bit. Perhaps wipes, hand sanitizers, and bottled drinks…nothing they will be touching with their hands and then putting in their mouths. Keep in mind that washing their hands often is not an option for delivery drivers.

      • Mario

        Well people tough stuff in the stores too. You just have to wipe off your packages. I am sure they have wipes in their truck.

  10. ImThatJennay

    This will be my project today. I’ve been meaning to do this for forever! Thanks!

  11. Heidi

    I do this every year for the drivers and they absolutely LOVE it! I have also now started to include the local law enforcement as I live in a same town—- not only does this bring them in your neighborhood but they also appreciate being appreciated too!

    • Jennifer

      Hi. 🙂 I love the idea of extending this to police but I can’t picture how this works. Please help me understand how your police enjoy these snacks. Are they walking by your house and see them from the sidewalk? Truly appreciate your response. Thanks! 🙂

    • Tig

      I would like to hear more. Thanks!

  12. Jstbeachy

    Thx for updating the sign I have a post it note for On Trac delivery drivers too Those drivers bring the Ulta & Sephora deliveries!

  13. kateparker

    THIS IS SO STINKING COOL! How thoughtful and rad! We need more posts like this with easy access to save and print. Thanks so much!!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good! Thanks for the feedback ❤️

  14. Mara

    I’m a UPS driver in Indiana and We All appreciate the snacks and water you all have left out!! It made me feel connected to y’all when I saw the hip 2 save sign too!! 😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay!! Yes I love hearing that 🥰 Thanks Mara!

  15. Michele

    The baskets are a great idea. Also go to the street after dark and see if your address is visible. Too often people pain their houses and forget to put their numbers back up, or hang decorations over the address.

  16. jjs061881

    I am a whole Foods/Amazon delivery driver! Even though I don’t always take an offering, its greatly appreciated and does make us smile! Thanks for showing this mainstream!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh I’m so glad! Thanks for sharing!

    • rebecacha

      I am an Amazon Flex driver and I LOVE the snacks and I always take a little something. It truly warms my heart. I would love to thank the person back and I didnt know how. I am thinking I should carry a little note pad and leave a note to show the customer how much I appreciate their act of kindness! 🙂

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh how wonderful!! Yes that be nice. 👏

      • Amber

        This site often posts deals for personalized thank you notes and such. I would keep some of those handy or you can even grab a pack of about 8 at dollar tree.

  17. desiree

    Does no one live in an area where people will just steal the whole basket? I love the idea, but I’ve had so many things stolen right off my front step that it’s pointless. If I catch them in person, I offer but it’s not quite the same

    • roz

      I was thinking the very same thing. You’d have to sit on your porch with a stun gun guarding the goods…

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  19. Cathy

    I added imperfect foods to my sign because they deliver to my house now!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good thinking – thanks Cathy!

  20. Karen Kopetic

    I do this every year however, I include the recycle and sanitation workers. I leave a sign that says thank you all for your help throughout the year. They thank me often. I also leave cold gatorade on my recycle and garbage cans when it’s hot. Enjoy!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s a great idea! Thanks

    • marie

      I do too! I hate it when I miss our trash people. They really are awesome. When I catch them we always run good and drinks out to them. I was just talking to my husband the other day about when to set this up this year!

  21. Evie

    We just tip at Christmas. No one works harder than the mailman. They are short staffed and many mothers had to quit to educate their children. Give cash tips or giftcards!
    The rest make over $15 an hour.
    This is a much easier job than a cashier or trashman.
    The risk of Covid is from co workers, not delivering.

    • PrincessMom

      It’s not about how much money they make, and the postal carriers I know make way more money than the other delivery people. It’s about giving them a little token of appreciation. This time of year they all have a really hard job with the added volume and the fact that it’s getting dark earlier and it’s getting cold in some areas.

      As a side note, USPS carriers are prohibited from accepting cash gifts and any gifts must be $20 or less in value. (We usually leave our mailman a Dunkin gift card.)

  22. Ana

    I so want to do this but I’m afraid the super tall dogs that roam around my neighborhood might just take those snacks instead.

    • Gramma C

      I would work on getting rid of the super tall dogs 🐕 wandering your neighborhood. Doesn’t sound safe. Pets owners…. please take care of your pets responsibly. We have a lot of loose dogs in our town as well. It’s a problem.

  23. loretta

    We sat our goody box out yesterday. It’s seriously the highlight of my day watching them all on camera. I love to see them smiling!! It’s fun to see what everyone will choose. We do combos, chips, peanut butter crackers, slim Jims, cupcakes, twinkies, cookies, chocolate candy bars, and bottled waters. ❤❤❤

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that’s so awesome 👏 yep I love it too! Thanks Loretta for sharing ❤️

  24. Laura

    I’ve been doing this for some time now since I first saw this on H2S, but none of my delivery drivers ever take anything. Its so disappointing.

    • Megan

      Maybe try and catch them and ask what snacks they would appreciate? I’ve noticed the slim Jim’s/jerky and Gatorade are the first to go from my box so I try and get more of those. Last year we had a guy who loved the chili Fritos so I always had those too.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Really!? Aw I’m sorry 😞

    • Amymae1100

      I live in the country and really don’t have anywhere to put a basket of things so I decided to print these and just cut the top off and made small baskets for each one individually. They were all very appreciative. Ibotta has a few sodas free after cash back too I added. I put jerky sticks, small hand sanitizers, granola bars, etc. I figured if there was stuff they didn’t want they could give it away. TY H2S got this!!!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Wow that’s so generous and neat to hear! Thanks for sharing <3

  25. PrincessMom

    I try to keep an eye out for them in the summer and I’ll race out the door with a bottle of cold water or gatorade. They’ve been really surprised and happy to accept a cold drink on a hot day. 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s so thoughtful!

  26. Jenna

    How funny, I just put mine together today and my sign had been ruined in the rain so I was going to make a new one. This one is so much nicer! I put our food and drinks in a small cooler to protect them from the elements (we are in NH). I try to buy snacks and drink in bulk (from this site of course). I could use some gum too, come to think of it.

  27. Jenna

    How funny, I just put mine together today and my sign had been ruined in the rain so I was going to make a new one. This one is so much nicer! I put our food and drinks in a small cooler to protect them from the elements (we are in NH). I try to buy snacks and drink in bulk (from this site of course). I could use some gum too, come to think of it.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh good, thanks for sharing Jenna!

  28. Kimberly McGraw

    I found your idea last year and loved it so much we are doing it again this year. I love how you have added tips and your pictures look awesome! Thanks for your free printables, too!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thank you so much! I’m glad you like them!

  29. Sharron

    This is so sweet to do, they are so tired and busy, So thoughtful!!!

  30. Cindy

    Thanks for sharing this cute printable! We tip our mailman every year but never figured out a way to thank our package deliverers since its not always the same person. This is a wonderful idea. Box was halfway done towards the evening I’m so happy it was well received!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay!!! That’s the BEST! I’m so glad <3 Thanks for sharing Cindy!

  31. Bonnie

    Thank you so much for creating this sign and giving me the idea to do this! I put out a basket of snacks and drinks yesterday. My husband commented on how nice the sign looked (which I put in a page protector so it wouldn’t get wet & also added OnTrac). We only had flavored sparkling water, so I went to Grocery Outlet today and found a variety of drinks for 50c each–no soda, but Izze juice, plus cold brew coffee & soy milk. They also had mini Kind bars 8/$1, plus boxes of candy canes for 50c. I didn’t spend very much, and it feels good giving back to the people who work so hard delivering our packages!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Aw that’s so great to hear! Thanks for sharing, and I agree they work so hard. 👏

  32. Nic

    Thank you so much for the idea! We put our drinks and snacks in a storage tote to prevent animals from getting in. I printed the signs on bright green paper and had them laminated at the UPS store. I used packing tape to secure one sign on top and one on the front. Everything has held up great considering I live in Buffalo.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yay!!! That’s so awesome 👏 thanks for sharing Nic!

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