50 Unique Goodies & Gifts to Send in Your Next Pen Pal Letter

Sending your snail mail friends some goodies is always a fun way to spice up your pen pal letters. It adds a little flair to an already thoughtful letter, and best of all, your small extras don’t need to be costly! There are plenty of ways to DIY some pen pal extras to send in your next happy mail. One suggestion to tie the whole letter together is by matching your small gifts to your theme! Browse the list below for some inspiration and send your pen friends some unique gifts.

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  • DIY Bookmark
  • Tea
  • Powdered Drink Sachets
  • Washi Samples
  • Sticker Sheets/Flakes
  • Flat Origami
  • Painted Polaroids
  • Friendship Bracelets
  • Small Paintings
  • Small Embroidery Art
  • Quote Cards
  • Pressed Flowers/Leaves
  • Photos of Your Recent Vacations
  • Tic-Tac-Toe Cards
  • Word Search Puzzles
  • Candy Sachets
  • Memo Sheets
  • Sticky Notes
  • Mini DIY Envelopes
  • Unique Cards

[Related: 100 Fun & Interesting Questions to Get to Know Your Pen Pal]

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  • Print-out Maze
  • Blank Coloring Page
  • Unique Paper Clips
  • Old Cancelled Stamps
  • Scrapbook Paper Sheets
  • Event Tickets
  • Magnets
  • Ribbon Samples
  • Your Favorite Poem
  • Patches
  • Small Pins
  • Comic Strips
  • Jokes
  • Extra Tags
  • 3D Shaker Cards
  • Homemade Stickers

flat lay of animal stickers, a green DIY envelope, and a DIY bookmark with a mushroom design

[Related: 100 Pen Pal Theme Ideas For Your Next Aesthetic Snail Mail Letter]

  • Sliding Camera Film Strip
  • Mini Accordion Book
  • Embroidered Cardstock Quote
  • Small Keychains
  • Dainty Rings
  • Thin Bracelets
  • DIY Cardstock Puzzle
  • Facial Sheet Masks
  • Lotion Samples
  • Perfume Samples
  • Face Masks
  • Pre-made Wax Seals
  • Stamp Samples
  • Postcards
organized flat lay of washi tape, playlist card, pocket word search puzzle, DIY envelope, and DIY quote card all with a lemon theme

[Related: 25+ Ideas on Writing the First Letter to A New Pen Pal]

Remember – goodies should never be expected, but they’re always appreciated! I hope this list helped you gather some inspiration on what to gift your pen pals. If you’re new to the pen pal community, follow my blog tag “Postie Pupils” for extra resources on how to get started.

x Leslie

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