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5 Mail Carrier Gift Ideas

5 Mail Carrier Gift Ideas
Looking to give a tip, or gift of appreciation to your mail carrier?  They work long hours, have to deliver even in the snow and ice, and don't get many thank yous throughout the week.  
Can I give my mail carrier a gift? Yes. If your mail carrier does a good job it is appropriate to give them a small gift during the holiday season.  First, let's look at the guidelines for gifts received by a mail carrier.  They are a federal employee so there are a few rules to be followed.

This is taken straight from

Employee Tipping and Gift-Receiving PolicyAll postal employees, including carriers, must comply with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Exec­utive Branch. Under these federal regulations, carriers are permitted to accept a gift worth $20 or less from a customer per occasion, such as Christmas. However, cash and cash equivalents, such as checks or gift cards that can be exchanged for cash, must never be accepted in any amount.…

10 Gift Card Ideas for Baby Shower Game Prizes

10 Gift Card Ideas for Baby Shower Game Prizes
Planning a baby shower is a big task.  You have to think about food, decorations, games, favors.  Let the shower game prizes be simple, easy, and just what your guests want.

Why Gift Cards?
It saves you time.The guests will get exactly want they like because they get to pick it out.You won't look cheap.It's a practical gift that will get used.It won't get thrown in the trash as soon as the guests get home.

How much should you put on a gift card for a baby shower game prize?
Anywhere between $5-$25 is a fair gift.  Consider the average cost of the place you are giving the gift card for.  Gifting a manicure might cost $10-15.  If you're giving a gift card for a higher end boutique you might want to do $20-$25.

 If you're on a budget choose a gift card to a place that has reasonable priced single items. For example a $5 gift card to a coffee shop will get the recipient a free coffee or pastry.

Are gift cards a good prizes…