Don’t you appreciate the hard work all those delivery drivers have to do around the holidays (and every day, if I’m being honest). A few years ago, someone somewhere shared the idea of leaving delivery drivers a snack basket. What a simple way to make someone smile! I immediately jumped on the bandwagon and have been putting these baskets together each year since. Here’s how I make my “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Sign (free printable) and basket.
We’ve been putting these baskets out for four years now. Thank you, Delivery Drivers Signs have ranged from hand written papers to vinyl on the sides of the basket. While the sentiment is more important than the “Thank you, delivery drivers” sign, it can feel like one more thing to do. Keep scrolling at the bottom of this page for a free download!
What is a “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Basket?
You might have seen these baskets on Instagram and Facebook, along with videos of happy delivery drivers grabbing a snack. They’re such a simple way to make someone smile. Why not go for it?
A “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Basket is a basket full of snacks and drinks left out for delivery drivers. These baskets are stocked with goodies and left out in a spot where delivery drivers can easily see it and grab an item or two out of it.
When making a basket, you want to leave it somewhere where delivery drivers can easily see it — most likely where your packages are delivered. We keep ours on the front porch, which is protected from the weather.
What to put in a Delivery Driver Snack Basket
You can put anything and everything in your “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Basket. I aim for a variety of items so everyone can find something they like. I think about allergies and intolerances and include alternatives. I include drinks, snacks, and candy in our basket.
I’ve put together an extensive list of items you can include in your basket. I recommend choosing a few from each category to include.
Drinks to include in your Thank You baskets:
- Water bottles
- Caffeinated soda, like Coke
- Decaffeinated soda, like Sprite, Root Beer, or Sunkist
- Sports Drinks, like Gatorade
We usually have most of these on hand, so I raid our beverage fridge and put out a couple of each drink. I check the basket every few days and restock anything that has been taken.
Snacks you can include in your Thank You Basket:
- Slim Jims or other similar meat sticks
- Beef Jerky
- Honey Roasted Peanuts
- Mixed Nuts
- Granola Bars
- Protein Bars
- Trail Mix
- Peanut Butter Crackers
- Small bags of chips, popcorn, or pretzels
Last year, we grabbed this Snack Variety Box for our Delivery Driver Basket and it worked out perfectly.
Sometimes, you need a little sweet treat to get you through the day. Here are some sweets to include in your “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Basket:
- snack-sized candy, like Skittles or M&M’s
- full size candy bars, like Twix, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, or Snickers
- Gummy bears or worms
- Jolly Ranchers
Hot Tip: Do your kids still have leftover Halloween candy? Grab a handful of what they’ve got left and stick it in the basket.
“Thank You, Delivery Drivers” Sign & Basket
As you may have noticed from the pictures above, our “Thank You, Delivery Drivers” signs have changed throughout the years. At first, I just grabbed some paper and wrote a quick note.
As the years went on, I upped my game a little, opting for custom vinyl I cut with my Cameo Silhouette. I applied the label on these Container Store Bins. Really, any bin, basket, or shoe box will do. Some people even use three tiered carts.
The meaning of the “Thank you, Delivery Drivers” sign is more important than its appearance, but we all prefer things to look nice, don’t we? I made a few designs and am sharing them below. Download, print, trim, and use!
“Thank You, Delivery Drivers”
This holiday season, make a “Thank you, Delivery Drivers” basket. It’s sure to put a smile on your delivery driver’s face when you know the rest of their day was full of traffic jams and growling dogs.
Do what you can do with what you have to make the world a better place.