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Old 12-05-2017, 08:29 PM
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I have a friend going trough a divorce. She has a 2 and a half year old son. He misses his dad since he moved out. I have been sending daily prayers and inspirational quotes to her via Pinterest. Now I would like to do something for her son as well.


I thought I might send small inexpensive gifts through snail mail weekly. He might enjoy getting mail in his name and then enjoy the little surprise as well.
I know it does not make up from his dad not being there on a daily basis but it might bring him a little joy.

I though of stickers, a punching balloon with handle and transfer tattoos. I will send a short not each time as well in print. What else is small and fun that I can mail?


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Old 12-05-2017, 08:54 PM
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What a great idea! Kids LOVE getting mail!

The Dollar Store will have great ideas! I'd stop in there and see what you can find! You'll never run out of things to send, ha!

Sorry I can't give you any ideas right off the bat! I haven't had a 2 1/2 year old for AGES! (I know you haven't either, ha).
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:03 PM
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My son is just about two.

*matchbox car
*8 pack of crayons and mini notepad/coloring book
*mini playdoh
*bubbles
*small book--he's probably old enough not to need a board book. You could find a mini sized book (Little Golden Books have a mini version, the Little Mr series is small)

Is he in communication with his dad? How about some envelopes and mini note cards he could "draw" or "write" to his dad to either give him when he sees him or mail to him (include stamps) if mom would help
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:41 AM
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I agree about checking the dollar store...especially the toy/craft aisle.
- small slinky
-toy cars
- crayons and coloring books
- marbles? (Might be too young.)
- those dinosaurs capsules that “grow” with water
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:02 AM
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Thank you!

I forgot about the capsules that melt in water where the little dinosaur sponges appear. He will love that!

I also like the idea of sending writing materials so he can write his dad or his grandparents. Yes, his mom will help him with that task.

I have a Dollar Tree and a Dollar General very close to me. Can't wait to start shopping for goodies.


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Old 12-06-2017, 07:06 AM
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He could possibly enjoy some sidewalk chalk.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:52 AM
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I love Dollar General! Don’t forget to check their holiday aisle for small toys and games with winter themes!

Now that I’ve had my coffee...

- parachute men... army figure with string and “hankie”
- silly string
- those magnetic drawing boards (clear film lifts up to erase)
- glow in dark bracelet/necklace
- growing crystal kit
- little spikey balls
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Old 12-06-2017, 11:16 AM
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Yes! he will love that! Today I am wrapping Christmas gifts but tomorrow I can head to the dollar stores and stock up on little mail gifts. I guess I need some mailing packages as well. I may have more fun filling and mailing than he does receiving and opening.
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