thread: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

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    Registered User

    Sep 2005
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    Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    Do you give yours a gift?

    I'm looking for ideas. Our postie is awesome as are our parcel people. The garbage man is pretty cool too. So I'd like to put a gift out for them this year. In the past I have given a 6 pack of beer or choccies, but having thought about it I don't know if they would like those things so would prefer something more....universal? Plus choccies here would melt if they had to be on a bike/in a truck for a couple of hours rendering them useless. It's already a million degrees.
    My dad was a garbage man and he got so many different things, but I remember him not having much use for many of them.

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    Moderator

    Dec 2006
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    Maybe something small like a small jar of boiled lollies that wouldn't melt. Or jam, lemon curd?

    Ours are awesome too.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Oct 2008
    Victoria
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    I have given custom soap in the past to swimming teachers etc that has been well received.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Dec 2008
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    We give beer.

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    Mar 2004
    Sparta
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    I like to give ambient perfumers or scented candles but only because I have a warehouse full of them. Maybe for a garbo it might be taken the wrong way.

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    Aug 2006
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    Gift card?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    $5-$10 coffee shop gift cards seem to be a big thing here.

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    Meow, I will admit I was thinking coffee when I was typing the words gift card. LOL

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    Jan 2009
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    I do a scratchie for the postie, beer for the garbo.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2009
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    How do you give the Postie his gift?

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    Jan 2009
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    I just put it in an envelop - brightly coloured and sticky tape to the lid of the mail box, with TO THE POSTIE, on it. Seems to have worked, I live rurally, so not a lot of traffic past my mail box to make it disappear though.

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2009
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    Yep that's what I thought. A scratchie's a great idea!

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    Sep 2005
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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    Connie, anything that's a bit hard to put in my mailbox he brings down to the front door. He's lovely and often waits for the kids before he drives off, so I see him often lol.
    Scratchies or a gift card are a great idea!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2005
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    I'm gonna be a bit bah humbug here..... But do you realise garbo's get paid like triple time on xmas day?

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    Re: Gifts for the postie/garbo/people you don't really know

    My dad was a Garbo and no, not all of them do. It's not about the pay though. Policemen and women don't get double time on Christmas day and no one leaves them gifts

    It's about saying thank you for being kind to us throughout the year.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2005
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    I know... Was just saying. Glad you have a good Garbo. I wouldn't have a clue about mine, never see em. :-)