Do you get your postman something little for the holidays?

Postman - mailman
United States
December 5, 2006 12:03pm CST
I am thinking just a $5 Wendy's card or something to say thanks. I know they get paid, and paid well, for their job but to let him know we appreciate all he does to get us our mail I thought it would be a nice gesture. Do any of you give your postman anything for the holidays? If so, what do you usually give?
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• United States
5 Dec 06
Never thought to, but what a wonderful idea! I'd have to think of something for his vehicle, maybe a nice air freshener?
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• United States
6 Dec 06
That would be nice!
@kawillow74 (1417)
• United States
5 Dec 06
I do give a $5 Gift cert. form a local Rest. But if she keep's being so dam fussy she not getting anything I know $5 if not much. But it lets her I am thinking of her.
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• United States
5 Dec 06
That's what I figure too. It's the thought that counts and the $5 gives them a free lunch.
• Ireland
5 Dec 06
No. The postman doesn't get a thing. The waste collection guys and the milk delivery guys generally get a box of lovely chocie sweeties though.
• United States
5 Dec 06
My letter carrier is a good friend of mine. We have known each other since high school. When I moved to my current address I was delighted to find she was our letter carrier. I hadn't seen her in years. I am going to make her a little something in appreciation for her services. I can't imagine driving the back roads in crappy weather conditions to deliver the mail every day.
• United States
5 Dec 06
Ive never given the postman anything...my dad does...he usually gives them candy in a cool container...he also gives the trashman something...I was reading an article on this and it said that you should buy them something worth $20 or less and for a teacher $100 or less and for a nanny or baby sitter a weeks worth of pay! I think it's all fair!
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@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
7 Dec 06
My husband and I just talked about this the other day, and we're thinking about doing something for ours. I think our postman is actually a contract employee and not a federal employee, so he may not be paid as well.
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• United States
11 Dec 06
BTW... I am putting my 'gift' out tomorrow (Monday) for him. I ended up getting him a $5 McDonald's gift card.
• United States
7 Dec 06
No, I never have. I really should since I make them lug like 30 boxes a day. A lot of times we have different carriers though, and some of them I don't care for.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
I'm thinking a HUGE box of candy for your postman! lol
@yarntales (639)
• United States
5 Dec 06
The post office I go to is really great. I usually give the clerks there something. I'm not sure what I'll do this year.
• United States
7 Dec 06
I was thinking, if you have a short list of people to give to why not give a dollar lottery scratch off ticket?! I'm going to do that this year for my kids' teachers, inside a card. I have 3 kids, which means at least 15 gifts. I can't afford to buy anything worth much at all at that cost! So I'm going to do lottery tix!
@Asylum (48281)
• Manchester, England
5 Dec 06
It has never even occurred to me to do such a thing, but now I am feeling a little guilty about the fact. I receive mail regularly and the postman is there whether it is a pleasant day or raining torrentially. All I have to do now is decide what would be appropriate.
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• United States
7 Dec 06
Holiday Present - gift
I never used to do it either, but then again I married a man that wouldn't part with a penny! lol Now that I'm on my own with my kids, I just really appreciate all of the different things people do for me and while I know they get paid, saying thanks isn't all that expensive!You can go as little as an air freshener for his truck/car to a gift certificate in any amount. I figured one lunch on me at Wendy's would be good!
@edras_2 (299)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Yes,I do, and i think it's anice idea because these people are out in all kinds of weather to get our mail to us.My carrier is an older woman and she even delivers our packages to us so we don't have to go pick them up at the post office.So,a nice card,I usually give a small box of choccolates,or a gift card should suffice.It really is the thought that counts.Merry Christmas!
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• United States
6 Dec 06
that extra effort means a lot!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
5 Dec 06
my post man never gave me anything but bad news all year dont think it merits a present
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• United States
6 Dec 06
lol there is some real truth to that thought!
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 Dec 06
No I do not usually get my postman anything since I never see them and there is no safe place to leave something for them. My mailbox is up the road. It would be nice to get them somethng though as well as our trash collectors. I am sure they would appreciate it.
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• United States
6 Dec 06
for the mailman you can leave it in your postbox it is a federal crime to remove anything from a postbox unless you're the owner or the postal service so it should be safe
• India
11 Dec 06
definitely every body have to offer some thing to look after lower cadre people those were in the service. If we go to hotel , we will give tips to the hotel servants who serve us. similarly in the case of postmans also during dussara or diwali or sankranthi, or christmas, we have to give some tip money to them, to take care of the all postal communication from them uninterruptedly to the rest of the year.
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@sweetie88 (4560)
• Pakistan
8 Dec 06
My postman is really very clever and active. He always takes few rupees {rupee is currency of my country as us $s r currency of usa} for each and every post which he gives us. He takes atleast $2 on special occasions from us and from others too.
@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
7 Dec 06
I would get the mailman a gift, but I've never met him or her. I do get something small for the paper carrier. Gift certificates are always a good idea. .. :)
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• United States
7 Dec 06
I don't give the postman a present for the holidays. I do however talk to him often and give him an extra copy of one of the magazines I get every month. When I hand him the extra copy you would think I handed him a million bucks. He carries a boat load of mail for my family and places it inside my screendoor, as it usually won't fit in the mailbox. I appreciate him.
• United States
6 Dec 06
At one point in time my parents did. That was because our mailman lived across the street from us. Since he moved and quit that route my dad hasn't given anything to the mailman. I won't be getting anything for our mailman either because, I'm sorry to say, he is a moron. We never get our mail delivered correctly. Half the time it goes to the store front down stairs or to the people in the house behind us. We get mail for everyone in the complex (2 apartments, 2 businesses and 2 houses). I'm not even sure if we have a regular mailman right now.
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@blueman (16516)
• India
6 Dec 06
it's very rare that i meet the postman, two or three times in three four months, but i do give him some seasonal presents.
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
5 Dec 06
no. our postman is a grouch. I will give the newspaper carrier something though.
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@gingerjo (170)
• United States
5 Dec 06
Give a box of candy for them
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