50 Things To Send To Your PenPal

Sending a handwritten letter is one of the nicest things but posting a little bit extra can be a great idea too. The idea is you’re including a small gift for your penpal to let them know you care about them!

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Postage can be expensive these days so I wanted to write a list for you all of reasonably flat items that can be posted pretty cheaply.

  1. A mixtape
  2. Coins if you use a different currancy
  3. Your favourite recipe
  4. A pack of stickers
  5. A slim notepad
  6. A couple of sticks of chewing gum
  7. Something you have cross stitched
  8. A sudoku puzzle
  9. A postcard of your local area or somewhere you have visited
  10. Tea bags
  11. Hot chocolate sachets
  12. A newspaper clipping
  13. A crossword
  14. Pretty plasters
  15. A comic strip
  16. Paper clips
  17. Ribbon
  18. A packet of flower seeds to plant
  19. Hair clips
  20. A pair of socks
  21. Washi tape
  22. Sticky notes
  23. Pens and pencils
  24. A car air freshener
  25. Paper confetti
  27. Photos from your recent holiday
  28. Balloons
  29. Playlist of your favorite songs
  30. Samples
  31. Keychain
  32. Sweets
  33. Friendship bracelets
  34. Your favourite chocolate bar
  35. Temporary tattoos
  36. Posters
  37. Maps
  38. Coasters
  39. Bumper stickers
  40. Mini flags
  41. Poem
  42. A USB stick full of notes, photos and video messages
  43. Small book
  44. Buttons
  45. Gift Cards
  46. Hair clips
  47. Assorted paper
  48. Paper dolls
  49. Glitter
  50. Business cards

I hope that this list inspires you to send your pen pal a little something extra in your next letter.

Eleanor May

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  1. abbeylouisarose
    March 26, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Yes yes yes! I absolutely LOVE this post, Eleanor! I have several penpals and writing to them makes me so happy! I always try and think of little bits and bobs to send them to try and make them smile through my letters! I will definitely be using this list – sending hot chocolate and paper dolls are such cute ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

  2. Kayleigh Zara
    March 26, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I love this, I only write to one pen pal and we sometimes send little bits like coins and washi tap to each other!
    This has given me a lot of ideas x

  3. March 26, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    I love this! Such a unique idea for a blog post, I haven’t had a pen pal for ages, kind of miss it now!

  4. March 26, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    This is such a cool idea! I love the USB stick idea, and the crossword–it would be great if you could set up some sort of competition or something between the two of you, haha! I really want a pen pal now.

  5. March 27, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    What a great idea! I love my pen pals. Receiving hand-written letters are small presents on their own. x

  6. April 6, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    This is such a unique and great post, although I don’t have a pen although I’ve always wanted one! I wouldn’t know what to write nowadays because everyone’s on social media. I’d love to handwrite to someone though, I think it would be so cute.

    Kayla | http://www.daintydweeb.com

    • Eleanor
      April 6, 2017 / 4:18 pm

      I tell everyone that they should really get a penpal because writing letters and receiving them is a great gift x

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